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by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: The Phantasmagoria Games
Topic: Phantasmagoria 2 demo?
Replies: 1
Views: 1219

Phantasmagoria 2 demo?

Originally Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:53 pm

Hi guys,

Does anyone know if Sierra released a demo of Phantasmagoria 2?

If so, any idea what game the demo was released with or where one could obtain the demo?

Nick
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: The Krondor Series
Topic: Betrayal in Antara for XP/Vista
Replies: 3
Views: 5916

Re: Betrayal in Antara for XP/Vista

This one is a role-playing game plus story.

A website incorrectly had it listed as adventure and I had to fix it to see what it was about :)

Nick
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: The Krondor Series
Topic: Betrayal in Antara for XP/Vista
Replies: 3
Views: 5916

Betrayal in Antara for XP/Vista

Originally Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:34 am Features: * XP/Vista installer. * XP/Vista windows executable. * Scales to use entire screen (Direct3D bilinear interpolation). * Per-user save games (Vista friendly). * Fixes exceptions and script errors under XP/Vista. * Fixes walking speed on modern CP...
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista
Replies: 43
Views: 20657

Re: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista

Ok, you have to laugh... Shivers takes a long time to load. It uses a small executable to shows a loading screen for the first 30 seconds while the game is loading. This is a simple timer based app - show the loading screen for 30 seconds and quit. I modified the main Shivers executable to load "ver...
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista
Replies: 43
Views: 20657

Re: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista

Hi guys,

Can you please take a quick look at the VERSION file on the first CD.

The game is looking for a file called "VERSION" but the CD has a file called "VERSION.txt".

The game tries over and over again to load this file (failing every time). This adds about 5-10 seconds to the load time.

Nick
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista
Replies: 43
Views: 20657

Re: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista

Tawmis wrote:How do we find the md5sum stuff?
Try this utility...
http://www.pc-tools.net/win32/md5sums/

Nick
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista
Replies: 43
Views: 20657

Re: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista

Hi guys, I am seeing a few glitches in the "dream" movie (file 1020.VMD). If you have the CDs handy can you please check this file. It is in the movies directory on the first CD. md5sum of this file on my system: 6b5267b90a5cc101d9822e44a5c5f8d5 If the md5sum is different can you please put the file...
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista
Replies: 43
Views: 20657

Re: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista

Hi guys,

I tracked down how Shiver 2 does the timing for panning. It has now been fixed properly.

Update:
http://www.squirtthecat.com/sierra/shivers_2/index.html

Nick
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista
Replies: 43
Views: 20657

Re: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista

Partially figured out the login server response... teaser screenshot...

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by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista
Replies: 43
Views: 20657

Re: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista

I have started putting together a server to respond to the Shivers 2 "internet" button. Shivers 2 connects to the server and sends a packet to identify the game and the version. The server responds by sending back a DNS name and port number to use for further communication. It can also respond with ...
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista
Replies: 43
Views: 20657

Re: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista

Hi,

Any idea what the "internet" feature in Shivers 2 is about?

Nick
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista
Replies: 43
Views: 20657

Re: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista

Ok, it is a bit of a hack but you can now select a slower panning speed:
http://www.squirtthecat.com/sierra/shivers_2/index.html

Nick
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista
Replies: 43
Views: 20657

Re: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista

I found the byte in the savegame file that sets the scroll/spin speed.

It will slow down further by changing this byte.

Still tracing through how the game does the timing. As far as I can tell the spin speed is not related to any windows timer.

Nick
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista
Replies: 43
Views: 20657

Re: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista

It seems to be OK, though I have not played very far. Great to hear. There is an option in the settings for windowed play in the original, but it does not work with the patched executable. There is the half-screen option for the cutscenes - this worked the last time I tried. I will look for the win...
by jafa
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista
Replies: 43
Views: 20657

Re: Shivers 2 for XP/Vista

I did not see the 20080602 driver. I already had the one I saw listed, but I rolled back the driver and reinstalled it. This seems to have fixed what ever was going on with it. Is there anyway to restore the option to play it in a window again? Sorry, 20080602 is a new Shivers 2 release on the squi...