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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby misslilo » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:25 am

Good news :)

Seems the GOG Team listened to Collector and made a new installer with a few fixes for GK 2. :D
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby Collector » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:18 pm

I have already downloaded it. It has the exact changes that my patch for the GOG version does, except that it strips out my config tool and my readme. Of course there is no acknowledgment of me, not that I was asking for any. You can tell that they are now using my dosbox.conf, not only because it has the same contents, but I had started with the conf from my installer and just changed the mounting and added the full screen command. I didn't take out the autolock, which is not needed with full screen.
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby Tawmis » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:21 pm

Collector wrote:I have already downloaded it. It has the exact changes that my patch for the GOG version does, except that it strips out my config tool and my readme. Of course there is no acknowledgment of me, not that I was asking for any. You can tell that they are now using my dosbox.conf, not only because it has the same contents, but I had started with the conf from my installer and just changed the mounting and added the full screen command. I didn't take out the autolock, which is not needed with full screen.


Crappy that there's no acknowledgment. You figure they could at least leave that in there...
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby AndreaDraco » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:27 pm

I agree. It's pathetic not to acknowledge your work, Collector. Why didn't you ask for it? It's well deserved, damn it!
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby Collector » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:01 pm

Rather than that, I wish that they would consult me or someone that has knowledge of the AGI and SCI games before their releases. This could prevent the kind of errors that they have with their releases.
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby dotkel50 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:10 pm

You should be acknowledged Mr. C......hell, you should be paid!!
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby Tawmis » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:27 pm

One way to help Collector is, if you do purchase from Gog.com (or tell others) - use the links provided in the first post of this thread. It's a special link that associates to SHP.
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby Collector » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:43 pm

Even though they used my dosbox.conf, they removed the MIDNONE.DRV and changed the RESOURCE.CFG to use the MT32.DRV. This results in a long delay for the game to load while it tries to send SysEx data to a nonexistent MT-32 and results in crappy music. The game was not optimized for the MT-32 and anytime you use the MT-32 driver with regular MIDI equipment it is very off, with wrong instruments, etc. The use of the MIDNONE driver will make the game use digital music instead of MIDI.
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby Collector » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:15 pm

OK, I've had a chance to look at a little closer and found out what happened. Rather than use my patch, they followed my instructions to manually fix the game and deleted the MIDNONE.DRV with all of the duplicate patch files in the game's base folder. This causes the game to game to crash on launch. Rather than to investigate what they did wrong they just dropped in a bunch of audio drivers form another game. Rarely can you use drivers from another game and have it work. The MT-32 driver was the only one that almost worked, but only with distorted sound and wrong instruments. I guess that I will report this on their forums, too.
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby misslilo » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:28 am

Andrea - where are you!! :D

GOG finally released the last GK game. Now we only need to find out, which installer they used.
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby Tawmis » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:01 pm

misslilo wrote:Andrea - where are you!! :D

GOG finally released the last GK game. Now we only need to find out, which installer they used.


Very awesome! GK3 SHP Link added to the first post.
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby misslilo » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:19 pm

Seems my post about GOG now offering all 3 Gobliiins for $5.99 got lost :)

So far it's the CD versions, but they are working on getting the floppy versions too.

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Oops, NOT a Sierra game, I know... darn, how do I move it?
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby Collector » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:17 pm

Don't worry. If a post disappeared, it was probably because SHP was moved to a new server and a couple of posts were lost. And the Gobliiins were Sierra family games (Coktel Vision).
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby AndreaDraco » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:18 pm

misslilo wrote:Seems my post about GOG now offering all 3 Gobliiins for $5.99 got lost :)

So far it's the CD versions, but they are working on getting the floppy versions too.

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Oops, NOT a Sierra game, I know... darn, how do I move it?


It's fine. It's still part of the Sierra family ;)
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Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

Postby misslilo » Sat May 22, 2010 5:57 am

All 3 Gabriel Knight Games now on offer for only $12.57
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