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Gog Wish list to include original files.

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:20 am
by Tawmis
GoG, with the use of SCUMMVM is now no longer including all the original files - forcing you to use ScummVM rather than DOSBox if you wanted.
Having them include these extra files is utterly minimal for "file size" downloads...
Especially games, like the Old Sierra games!
I've made a wishlist - and if you have a gog account - feel free to upvote it (and pass it around)...
If you don't have a gog account - you can make one - upvote it - and pass it around!

https://www.gog.com/wishlist/site/for_d ... inal_files

(Just ran into it because I was going to use DOSBox + Pixel Perfect for the Kyrandia games; and see they don't include the game executable....)

Re: Gog Wish list to include original files.

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:34 pm
by Tawmis
So... the Book of Faces is a great tool to use.
So I posted the link to the wish list (https://www.gog.com/wishlist/site/for_d ... inal_files) on several Sierra related facebook groups - and got much more traction and responses on the wishlist; with more upvotes and a few more comments.

Hoping that GoG eventually sees this and makes it a reality.

I've been posting in the GoG forums and linking to it at the bottom of all my posts (as a faux signature since you can't actually do signatures on GoG) :)

Re: Gog Wish list to include original files.

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:35 am
by Qbix
I used galaxy to roll back a few of the larry games to older versions. seem they were configured to run with scummvm for quite a while now. But i do see some dos executables in there.
Is there any game you want me to check ?

Re: Gog Wish list to include original files.

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:09 am
by Tawmis
Qbix wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:35 am
I used galaxy to roll back a few of the larry games to older versions. seem they were configured to run with scummvm for quite a while now. But i do see some dos executables in there.
Is there any game you want me to check ?
All of the Sierra stuff, I am good for. (I have all of them on disk or CD collection)

I noticed the executables missing in Kyrandia when I used GoG (because of ScummVM) - not too big of a deal, because I have them also on disk and CD.

My concern is games that I got that are Dos Related that I don't have an original copy for (say, like Dragonsphere).

Because ScummVM doesn't allow recording natively, if I want to do a play through and record it - I'd have to use a third party application.

Re: Gog Wish list to include original files.

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:46 pm
by Qbix
dragonsphere currently seems to use DOSBox. At least, I see a DOSBox folder in there.

Re: Gog Wish list to include original files.

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:09 pm
by Tawmis
Qbix wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:46 pm
dragonsphere currently seems to use DOSBox. At least, I see a DOSBox folder in there.
Correct. My concern is currently. :)
Dragonsphere is just an example where I don't have the original disks (only through GoG). So I have those executables (I saved those locally on my external).

My thing is what if some other DOS game of interest pops up - and it's already set up with ScummVM. I won't be able to get the executables to use DOSBox.

Re: Gog Wish list to include original files.

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:05 pm
by Qbix
Yeah, I wouldn't mind having the choice to use DOSBox if I want to.

Re: Gog Wish list to include original files.

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:30 pm
by Tawmis
Qbix wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:05 pm
Yeah, I wouldn't mind having the choice to use DOSBox if I want to.
Yeah; so that's what I am vying for. :)

Hoping my one small voice is eventually enough to make this happen.