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by Serious Callers Only
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Which games would you like to be supported on the future?
Replies: 367
Views: 288906

Black Delilah - Black Dahlia can be installed and run no-cd on dosbox actually (with a loooot of work, a windows 95 hd image, a dosbox custom patch for larger hd images, creating those images and fdisk and format them in dosbox running your windows image, and mount outside and copy the files (after...
by Serious Callers Only
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Where can we get a broken sword 2.5 that scummvm will accept
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

Ok, that's fine. Ubuntu hasn't got a daily build, so i hope you can do a update to stable soonish.
by Serious Callers Only
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Where can we get a broken sword 2.5 that scummvm will accept
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

So lost eden *is* enabled on engines?
I assume this is the problem?

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md5sum EDEN.DAT 
ff6fe24ad8ce815f288664c357f15f2e  EDEN.DAT
$ head -c 5000  EDEN.DAT | md5sum
020b3ad90320721e682445814b2581d3  -
$ du -b EDEN.DAT 
449853776	EDEN.DAT

by Serious Callers Only
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Where can we get a broken sword 2.5 that scummvm will accept
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

Ok, i hadn't the ppa installed anymore and ppa purge told me i 'hadn't any packages installed with it', which was obviously wrong so i ended up using a script to tell me if had gotten rid of everything (still dunno), purged scummvm and reinstalled from the site. The date is different (dec 26 vs dec ...
by Serious Callers Only
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Where can we get a broken sword 2.5 that scummvm will accept
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

currently it is: dpkg -s scummvmPackage: scummvm Status: install ok installed Priority: optional Section: games Installed-Size: 35539 Maintainer: Aleksey Samoilov <samoilov.lex@gmail.com> Architecture: amd64 Version: 2.0.0-1~retrogames Replaces: scummvm-data (<< 1.5.0-1) Depends: libasound2 ...
by Serious Callers Only
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Where can we get a broken sword 2.5 that scummvm will accept
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

Ugh, never mind, it's just ubuntu being dumb again. The version of scummvm 2.0 dated december 17 that i downloaded from this very site says (with scummvm -z) that it doesn't support blade runner, last express, lost eden or broken sword2.5, which happen to be most of the games i was excited about in ...
by Serious Callers Only
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Where can we get a broken sword 2.5 that scummvm will accept
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

Where can we get a broken sword 2.5 that scummvm will accept

The one on the official site doesn't seem to work: find . -depth -type f -print -exec sh -c ' head -c 5000 {} | md5sum ' {} \; ./license.txt 69c4986e066aafef6a871d70057be63f - ./lang_fr.b25c 690caf157387e06d2c3d1ca53c43f428 - ./dbghelp.dll 2ea9288ed57f64dcf8ec8399a90702b9 - ./lan...
by Serious Callers Only
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Any chance of devs here working on unisci?
Replies: 12
Views: 4365

This transformation works on SCI - that's part of the point, to be able to run the game 'unmolested' or in scummvm at will. I have a original edition of RAMA with the book RAMA II (though i've lost the box a looong time ago). Separate drives don't work on many games because of several issues - i'll ...
by Serious Callers Only
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Any chance of devs here working on unisci?
Replies: 12
Views: 4365

Just because gog mounts images doesn't mean that they don't prefer to shrink the games and not have the user do 'ctrl+f4' which believe it or not, is a major obstacle to a casual gamer that never heard of dosbox or read readmes. If it was policy to just dump isos they wouldn't have merged all the ot...
by Serious Callers Only
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Any chance of devs here working on unisci?
Replies: 12
Views: 4365

Saving space and comparing the original interpreter to scummvm by being able to share the files. Or just playing the original - like every other sierra game - with one of the installers that do this with the original cds, and could do it too to these two games with this. I suspect this is the very r...
by Serious Callers Only
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Any chance of devs here working on unisci?
Replies: 12
Views: 4365

Any chance of devs here working on unisci?

Unisci if you don't know, is a tool to take resource files from different cds of a SCI32 game and join them into new, merged files. It works almost perfectly..., and allows the dos interpreters and scummvm to share the same files (dos can't do it, and dosbox can't because the cds have to be mounted)...
by Serious Callers Only
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Whatever happened to the in-progress AGS engine?
Replies: 40
Views: 13711

I think that even a 'game preservation project' that tries to maintain compatibility with older titles and lets AGS++ just cut off the cruft would benefit from runtime patches that work around uses of the more problematic apis in older games. For example, a while ago, i reported to AGS that 'Donna A...
by Serious Callers Only
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Which games would you like to be supported on the future?
Replies: 367
Views: 288906

Finally ags has a supper respectable lineup and the terrible habit of stuffing games in autoextractors/installers. I know there is a ags engine already that does good work, but more grist to the adventure mill. You probably mean Wintermute? AGS doesn't have an engine in-tree (yet). There is one out...
by Serious Callers Only
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Which games would you like to be supported on the future?
Replies: 367
Views: 288906

I'd like some newer versions of some games supported. Newer and older i guess. Journey Project Pegasus prime apparently has a enhanced pc version. Scummvm only supports the mac version. . Sold at steam and gog. The other is lost eden which apparently had several dos versions that aren't in the scumm...
by Serious Callers Only
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Gabriel Knight 2 merging files
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

Sierra was actually very good about it compared to other companies. See how nearly all sierra games can be turned 'no-cd' by just copying files and editing a cfg file. The same can't be said for many other multi-cd games of any era.