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by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Sierra Help Pages on its own domain!
Replies: 16
Views: 5532

Re: The Sierra Help Pages on its own domain!

Jafa, is that in relation to the Sierra Gateway idea? Or is it something different? Not sure what other ideas are going around... just figured it would be a good idea to back up the old forums before they closed (with the idea of importing into the sierrahelp forum). I am completely open to ideas...
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Sierra Help Pages on its own domain!
Replies: 16
Views: 5532

Re: The Sierra Help Pages on its own domain!

Slowly getting there...

Import of forum layout is working.
Import of thread list is working.
Import of posts is still to be done.

Test/staging forum:
http://www.squirtthecat.com/forum/
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Sierra Help Pages on its own domain!
Replies: 16
Views: 5532

Re: The Sierra Help Pages on its own domain!

The old Sierra Community Forum is quite large :)
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Sierra Help Pages on its own domain!
Replies: 16
Views: 5532

Re: The Sierra Help Pages on its own domain!

Hi,

Very sad to hear the official Sierra forums are closing.

But great idea setting up the sierrahelp forum - looks good!

Nick
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: General Sierra Games
Topic: RAMA for XP/Vista
Replies: 0
Views: 8996

RAMA for XP/Vista

Originally Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:01 pm

http://www.squirtthecat.com/rama/index.html
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: For jafa: KQ6
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: For jafa: KQ6

I ordered a book from Amazon - it arrived today...

Windows 3.1 Function Reference - Microsoft Press 8-)
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: For jafa: KQ6
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: For jafa: KQ6

Hi, Took a quick look... It is a NE file format so objdump won't open it. I had to extract the code segments and objcopy then into a PE format. It is pure 16-bit code. Yick. The first code segment is mostly 16-bit windows, but with a few DOS ints and one BIOS int (Equipment Determination). If it has...
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Lighthouse
Topic: For Tawm - Lighthouse CD-less play
Replies: 28
Views: 10297

Re: For Tawm - Lighthouse CD-less play

I suspect that they might try something similar to what Apple did for backwards compatibility for OSX with "Classic Mode". A full blown virtualizer with OS9 loaded in it. There will need to be some method to run XP/Vista applications... the SquirtTheCat and DOSBox versions should still work. Native...
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Lighthouse
Topic: For Tawm - Lighthouse CD-less play
Replies: 28
Views: 10297

Re: For Tawm - Lighthouse CD-less play

They are saying that Windows 7 will break just about all backwards compatibility. It is supposedly dropping legacy support. It will not have all the old DLLs. According to most sources you will need to get all new apps. This may be ultimate reason that Microsoft bought Virtual PC from Connectix. I ...
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: Lighthouse
Topic: For Tawm - Lighthouse CD-less play
Replies: 28
Views: 10297

Re: For Tawm - Lighthouse CD-less play

I know that jafa has made his Lighthouse installer, but the Windows version may not work with Windows 7 Hi, What is the expected incompatibility with Windows 7? The game is 100% native 32-bit for XP/Vista and will run on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. I test each game on Vista x64 as part of the r...
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Lords of the Realm Series
Topic: Lords of the Realm 2 - development
Replies: 6
Views: 4711

Re: Lords of the Realm 2 - development

I have not heard of Command Aces of the Deep... will see if I can find it. KQ6 is a Windows 3.1 game which makes it a lot harder. 1) The executable is a 16-bit seg-offs style. 2) Would need to emulate all Win 3.1 APIs that the game uses. The documentation for these APIs is not on the MS website. Slo...
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Lords of the Realm Series
Topic: Lords of the Realm 2 - development
Replies: 6
Views: 4711

Lords of the Realm 2 - development

Originally Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:41 pm

Hi guys,

Just started playing with Lords of the Realm 2...

http://www.squirtthecat.com/games/lords_of_the_realm_2/

No video upscaling yet and a few things that need to be looked into.

If you are interested in helping test please let me know.

Nick
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Lighthouse
Topic: Lighthouse for XP/Vista
Replies: 0
Views: 8150

Lighthouse for XP/Vista

Originally Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:21 am

http://www.squirtthecat.com/lighthouse/index.html
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Lighthouse
Topic: Lighthouse LITEPT2A (or similar) patch - German?
Replies: 5
Views: 3558

Re: Lighthouse LITEPT2A (or similar) patch - German?

What is the version # of the German game? It may already be patched. Often localized versions of the Sierra games were later versions since they were usually released later. Version file on the German CD reports "1.0c" (same as the English CD). The game itself does not have the highlight cursor opt...
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Lighthouse
Topic: Lighthouse LITEPT2A (or similar) patch - German?
Replies: 5
Views: 3558

Lighthouse LITEPT2A (or similar) patch - German?

Originally Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:33 pm Hi guys, I am putting together an installer for the German version of Lighthouse (by request). Sierra released a "v2" update for Lighthouse which I include in the English version of the game. So far I have not been able to find a German version of the upd...