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Gabriel Knight 2 + Windows 8(.1)

Postby Tawmis » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:45 am

So the thread about GK3 + Windows 8(.1) not working - and it being tied to the CDROM thing made me launch GK2...

Which just launches into a blank DOS window.

But if I launch DOSBox on it's own, without the use of the GOG.com installer for GK2, mount a drive, go into the directory for GK2 and launch SIERRA or GK2DOS, it loads fine.
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Re: Gabriel Knight 2 + Windows 8(.1)

Postby Tawmis » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:47 am

Disregard. I launched the GOG executable and it DID come up. It just took a really long time.
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Re: Gabriel Knight 2 + Windows 8(.1)

Postby Collector » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:16 am

I fixed GK2 for them shortly after their first release of the game (God was it a mess), but I have not looked at their latest. I don't know if they have messed with the configuration since. What cycles is it set at?
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Re: Gabriel Knight 2 + Windows 8(.1)

Postby Tawmis » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:27 pm

Collector wrote:I fixed GK2 for them shortly after their first release of the game (God was it a mess), but I have not looked at their latest. I don't know if they have messed with the configuration since. What cycles is it set at?


Will check when I get home. Once it loads it seems fine; but it literally sits on the black screen for about 30 to 40 seconds before the Sierra logo comes up with a notice about some GK Project also (that's not in the original).
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Re: Gabriel Knight 2 + Windows 8(.1)

Postby Collector » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:01 pm

Tawmis wrote:
Collector wrote:the Sierra logo comes up with a notice about some GK Project also (that's not in the original).


That is because the GOG release is originally based on Endroz's installer, which installs the Win16 version. GOG did a piss poor job hacking the DOS files back into the game to run it in DOSBox. I created a patch to correct all of the mistakes that GOG made and they used it without credit or reference to me. After that they just used my installers for the other multi disc SCI games.
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Re: Gabriel Knight 2 + Windows 8(.1)

Postby Tawmis » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:58 pm

By the looks of it, 10,000?
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Re: Gabriel Knight 2 + Windows 8(.1)

Postby Collector » Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:43 am

They never updated it from DOSBox 0.73?
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Re: Gabriel Knight 2 + Windows 8(.1)

Postby Tawmis » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:55 am

Collector wrote:They never updated it from DOSBox 0.73?


I'm guessing not. :)
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Re: Gabriel Knight 2 + Windows 8(.1)

Postby Collector » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:14 pm

Go ahead and drop 0.74 in the DOSBox folder to replace the 0.73.
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