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by Arantor
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: How Would I: disassemble the "other" DOS Indy Adv?
Replies: 10
Views: 9637

You may actually find it'd be easier to write a clone game that behaved as the original, rather than a true port...

Just a thought, anyhow.
by Arantor
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Give me Music from Amiga and GFX from DOS
Replies: 31
Views: 24336

If a player had both Amiga and PC versions of a game, legally, it might be theoretically possible to do, but (without wanting to sound like one of the developers) I believe the number of people that this would benefit would be very small, while the amount of time to develop, implement and test would...
by Arantor
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Runs on everything, except my microwave :)
Replies: 22
Views: 21770

It's even less exciting for me:
My old Win98 PC (which blew up last year)
My current WinXP PC

Both of which have also dual-booted various Linuxes over the last few years, including Mandrake (before it was Mandriva), Ubuntu, SuSE and Fedora, but I'd still only class it as 2...
by Arantor
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FreeSCI in ScummVM
Replies: 56
Views: 72910

Isn't Tuesday 1st April, not tomorrow (which will be 31st March)?

Still, embedding the FreeSCI engine will be absolutely cool, and take ScummVM to the next level. Maybe, after support has got so far, they'll replace DosBox on their compilation CDs with ScummVM... :D
by Arantor
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monkey Island 2 "broken"... Item not appearing !
Replies: 19
Views: 13363

I spent ages on that puzzle - they're not generally called "monkey wrenches" in England!! (Adjustable spanner is the usual term in hardware stores here)
by Arantor
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Curse of Monkey Island is NOT at all playable.
Replies: 18
Views: 12281

I have to admit having played both native and with ScummVM for a while, the behaviour of COMI on all 3 of my PCs has been consistent (and fully playable), and I've never noticed anything significantly different in the way it handles on screen. In fact, it's an improvement since on my dad's PC where ...
by Arantor
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Guide: How to tune your ScummVM music/sound (Win2K/XP/Vista)
Replies: 15
Views: 41590

It is possible to play mix 'n' match with Soundfonts. You could in theory build a SF based on Fluid and add in some better guitars. I think you need an SF enabled sound card to do it (not using TiMidity), and on SF cards, Creative themselves provide the software (Vienna Soundfont Studio) but I haven...
by Arantor
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Lets start a pettion...
Replies: 12
Views: 10518

Yep, DosBox is GPL licensed - and when the news broke that id had bundled up Steam with DosBox, and not released the source, there was a frenzy of activity and mudslinging-about-to-happen on the DosBox (VOGONS) forums. Several posts and emails were sent to id, and a few days later the DosBox source ...
by Arantor
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Lets start a pettion...
Replies: 12
Views: 10518

The problem you might get is exactly the one with id and Steam - yes, DosBox was bundled with it, but it was a patched version of DosBox which had the Steam loader attached to it. The only way I could possibly see LucasArts allowing Steam - or something like it - is by building a custom build of Scu...
by Arantor
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recomendation
Replies: 15
Views: 11091

If you're in the UK it can be bought from HMV (if you search on the website it's also available there - www.hmv.co.uk)

It comes in a DVD-style box though, so no idea what kind of manual (PDF perhaps?) that you'll get with it.
by Arantor
Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: Another I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 12443

I did too - I actually found it in an anthology of Ellison's work. I thought I'd check it out by reading a couple of pages before buying, unfortunately I got so engrossed I actually read the whole short story in the shop :oops: The idea of a computer holding humans captive isn't especially new but t...
by Arantor
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: I never understand... but with scummvm....
Replies: 7
Views: 6361

In theory this should include any of the following released for Amiga where you have the ADF files and bring the files out to a ScummVM-accessible folder: Sierra AGI games The Black Cauldron Gold Rush! King's Quest I King's Quest II King's Quest III King's Quest IV Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of ...
by Arantor
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have no mouth and I must scream
Replies: 18
Views: 20567

I did actually try emailing the harlanellison.com people about buying it (as I live in England and can't readily draw US funds) but that was 3 weeks ago and I've heard nothing.

Guess it is Amazon then...
by Arantor
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: The Junkyard
Topic: The Best Music in Video Games
Replies: 47
Views: 44185

Now that Back To The Roots has resurfaced, a whole bunch of chip tunes would have been resurrected with it, some from games and some not.

The entire archive can be found at http://www.back2roots.org/ (and everything on there should be 100% legal to download, having obtained the creator's permission)
by Arantor
Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does ScummVM make use of Sam and Max's bonus audio tracks?
Replies: 4
Views: 3438

The game scripts themselves don't (and therefore neither would ScummVM) as the game itself uses dynamically changing music via iMuse. There was a CD player front-end on at least some releases of the CD version which was specific to playing those four tracks, but they're mentioned in the manual as be...