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Jewels of the Oracle

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Hello,

difficult for a linux user to play to "Jewels of Oracle" game from Discis:

http://www.ign.com/games/jewels-of-the-oracle/pc-841822
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99Xh4f4xdFY

You have to install Windows 3.1 in dosbox (hope you have a WIndows 3.1 licence) then install the game. Not impossible but...

If you are searching for a new ScummVM game to support ;)

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It's Macromedia Director and won't be supported any time soon.

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Post by lazylazyjoe »

You might be able to get ReactOS to run it in a VM so no Win 3.1 license would be necessary. They recently started supporting those old 16 bit era Windows binaries.

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Or just use Wine* so you don't need to run a whole other OS.

*If it works in Wine. I'm too lazy to check WineDB.

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clone2727 wrote:Or just use Wine* so you don't need to run a whole other OS.

*If it works in Wine. I'm too lazy to check WineDB.
Is there a version of Wine for Windows 7/8 64bit? Would be pretty useful for old 16bit apps...

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We also don't support people using "Abandonware"... Buy a copy from Priceminister:
http://www.priceminister.com/offer/buy/ ... eu-Pc.html

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Post by legluondunet »

Hello Digitall, please don't be rude with me, I own the box of this game.

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Post by digitall »

The WineHQ database entry here is listed with your username:
https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... &iId=24012

Listing this as "French CD version, now abandonware." with links to an abandonware site...

Our position on Abandonware is clear, See Forum Rule #0:
viewtopic.php?t=17
and
http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Copyr ... donware.3F

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Post by legluondunet »

I didn't know that point :oops:
I modified the WineHQ database in case of this is not legal.
Now that the fire is out, we could back to the main topic :)

Do you know others Macromedia Director game?
I think it's the only one in my collection.

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legluondunet wrote: Do you know others Macromedia Director game?
I think it's the only one in my collection.
There seem to be quite a lot of them - I remember seeing a partial list, but I can't remember where - though I get the impression that many of them ranged from bad to gloriously bad. :)

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