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Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Postby Collector » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:24 pm

This is an experimental installer for the adventure game Titanic: Adventure Out of Time (MobyGames).

Though the game includes both a 16-bit and 32-bit executables, the installer was 16-bit to work on both win3x and Win9x systems, but will not work on modern x64 versions of Windows. This installer replaces the original 16-bit installer, so it will install on x64 systems.

Compatibility Issues Addressed:
The game would crash when it called a file browser dialog when saving or loading a saved game. The installer includes a compatibility patch I developed with the ACT package. The game also has color corruption problems, even with compatibility settings as long as the Windows Explorer shell is running. I wrote a game launcher that kills explorer, launches the game and then relaunches Explorer when the game exits.

I did not invest the time to look into making it run completely from the hard drive, so the CDs will be required for play. This is something I may revisit if there is enough demand. If you try it, please leave some feedback. It seems to work well on my system,


Edit: I found that the original AutoRun installer included a config utility. Since it is 16-bit, x64 users cannot change the default settings. I tracked down what this tool was doing and recreated it as a Win32 app. Just for funsies I also recreated the AutoRun itself. After having done this, I thought "in for a penny, in for a pound" and added a full HDD option to the installer. The above link now goes to the updated installer.
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Re: Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Postby Collector » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:18 pm

No interest?
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Re: Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Postby DeadPoolX » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:56 pm

Tons of interest from me, only I don't own the game. I wish I did, because it sounds like something I'd enjoy. Hopefully GOG will get it sometime soon, as I know there are a lot of other people on there that want it.
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Re: Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Postby Collector » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:03 pm

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Re: Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Postby Tawmis » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:57 pm

I'd pick up the game - if I had copious amounts of free time. But I am currently returning back to playing some games I have not yet beat (Blue Force, CodeName: Iceman, QFGV, Les Manley 1 and 2, and replying Kyrania 1-3 as well). On top of writing, and doing the podcast (which is a HUGE, but very fun time sink).
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Re: Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Postby dotkel50 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:42 pm

I have this game....somewhere....packed away..... in a box.....soeplace. If i can find it i'll give this installer a go.
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Re: Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Postby Collector » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:00 am

dotkel50 wrote:in a box.....soeplace.

Lazy finger typo? :lol:
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Re: Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Postby dotkel50 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:30 am

Oops :oops: . I never did like the letter M. :lol:
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Re: Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Postby Collector » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:02 am

There are times that I could swear that my fingers are possessed by Lysander Spooner while typing.
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Re: Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Postby Maxor127 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:47 am

I wonder if my old Mac saves will work with the Windows version. I'm pretty sure my CD is hybrid Win/Mac. This is one of many games I never finished.
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Re: Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Postby Collector » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:11 pm

Maxor127 wrote: I'm pretty sure my CD is hybrid Win/Mac.

As is mine. The easiest way to tell about the cross compatibility of the saves would be to install it and see.
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Re: Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Postby Ebobby » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:34 pm

Just found my copy.
Trying to get it running on Win 7 led me here.:)
Never did get to finish this so hopefully I can get her working.
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Re: Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Postby Tawmis » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:12 pm

Ebobby wrote:Just found my copy.
Trying to get it running on Win 7 led me here.:)
Never did get to finish this so hopefully I can get her working.


Awesome. I know Collector would love any feedback. :)
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