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Game freezes

Post by dotkel50 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:14 am

So I'm replaying SQ1 VGA. I'm in the Kerona caves and I get the stalagmite tip and go left to enter the next screen. The game freezes and I'm stuck. The watch icon is showing and I can't move or do anything. Is this a known glitch or could it be a missing or damaged file? I have Windows 7 Pro now, my Vista machine bit the dust (thinks I can get it going again... I hope).
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Re: Game freezes

Post by Collector » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:49 am

Looks like there may be a couple files missing. Post a file listing from your media.
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Re: Game freezes

Post by dotkel50 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:00 pm

I had to use Unstoppable Copy on disks 2 and 4, so I'm guessing those 2 files are damaged.
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Re: Game freezes

Post by Collector » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:45 pm

There is something wonky going on. The MD5 hash for the RESOURCE.000 is wrong, but right for RESOURCE.001. It didn't get the hash for RESOURCE.003 or RESOURCE.004, I am assuming because of CRC errors on those disks. Use the file listing tool on the recovered files so I can see the their hashes. I am thinking that there also might be something wrong with the first archive. It looks li9ke the 3.5" diskette version.
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Re: Game freezes

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Re: Game freezes

Post by Collector » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:36 pm

The first and last do not seem to be the expected ones for version 2.000. The middle three are. Was this not the 3.5" floppy version? If it is, what printed info is on the first disk? I am just trying to determine if you have a couple of corrupted files or some unknown version.
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Re: Game freezes

Post by dotkel50 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:25 am

These are 3.5 disks.
It's a white label with the Sierra name and logo. Blue, green, and red stripes. It says Space Quest I, 256 color, game disk....
Then ms-dos
version 2.0
INT# 8.20.91
and on game disk 1 - S\N 852901090906432

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Re: Game freezes

Post by Collector » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:18 pm

I only needed the version and int numbers. While it is the same version, it seems to be an earlier release. Before I assume that you have a hosed copy, I'll treat it like an unknown version that needs to have support added to the installer. You know the drill.
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Re: Game freezes

Post by Collector » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:26 pm

I haven't gotten a PM from you, yet.
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Re: Game freezes

Post by dotkel50 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:29 am

Ummm ..... what was I supposed to do...send you the files? :?

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Re: Game freezes

Post by Collector » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:21 am

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Re: Game freezes

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Re: Game freezes

Post by Collector » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:41 pm

Give me some time. I can't get to it right away. If I forget, give me a prod.
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Re: Game freezes

Post by Collector » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:08 pm

Can you attach a save from just before the room where you encountered the error?
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Re: Game freezes

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