Non-Sierra Installers and Patches

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Re: Non-Sierra Installers and Patches

Post by JohnnyPhantom » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:01 pm

Collector wrote:The lack of the game is why I have never gotten around to looking at it.
Then consider my loose Noctropolis yours ^-^ just PM me a mailing address and I'll send it out toot sweet ^-^
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Post by Collector » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:26 pm

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Post by Collector » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:29 pm

Go grab it. Link is in the first post of this thread.
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Post by JohnnyPhantom » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:24 pm

YAY!
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Post by Collector » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:48 pm

It loads and saves. I cannot say if there are any bugs beyond that.
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Post by Collector » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:22 am

Added a Willy Beamish Munt installer. Works with both diskette and CD versions. Includes the NewRisingSun MT-32 hack to add MT-32 support to the CD version for the best music to the CD talkie version. As usual you can find the link in the first post.
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Post by Tawmis » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:21 am

Collector wrote:Added a Willy Beamish Munt installer. Works with both diskette and CD versions. Includes the NewRisingSun MT-32 hack to add MT-32 support to the CD version for the best music to the CD talkie version. As usual you can find the link in the first post.
Nicely done sir!

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Re: Non-Sierra Installers and Patches

Post by lukeman3000 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:08 am

Collector wrote:There are several versions of Sierra's first SCI game, "King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella". In addition to revisions of the PC version, there were ports for other platforms. These ports often had different features based on what the abilities of the target platform. The Amiga port had digital sound effects for environmental sounds, which was missing from the PC version. NewRisingSun, famous for his timer bug patches for several problematic SCI games and SCI sound driver hacks has created a patch to add these environmental sounds from the Amiga version to the PC version.
NewRisingSun wrote:In my view, there is no "perfect" version of KQ4:
[*]PC version 1.000.106 and 1.000.111 are the only ones with the original detailed graphics. For later versions (1.003.006 onwards), Sierra would simplify the background graphics to make the game fit on one 5.25 inch diskette, removing background detail and separate night pictures.

See http://queststudios.com/smf/index.php/topic,2802.0.html

[*]PC version 1.006.004 is the latest PC version and has the main character walking faster diagonally. It also changes the arrangement for the Fisherman's theme (for the better), and replaces "Lolotte's death" music with a completely different (more appropriate) tune.
[*]Amiga Version 1.023 is the only one with environmental sound effects, and a few additional incidental sound effects as well. The music is horrendous on the other hand.
[*]AGI version 2.0 is the only one with the "beam me" Easter egg.

I therefore tried to combine the best from all versions. So far, I have succeeded combining the first three. I am releasing this as a preliminary patch in the event that someone wants to try it.
The end result is a version that combines all of the best features from the various versions and can be played in DOSBox with the higher detailed graphics, improved sprite movement, Roland MT-32 music with the Amiga sound effects and the AGI "beam me" Easter egg.
The original NRS KQ4 patch only worked with the PC version 1.000.111 and required the extracted files from the Amiga version 1.023. You had to install the Amiga version in an emulator like WinUAE to get the files for his patch to extract the Amiga audio resources. This can be involved if you do not already have an emulator setup. It also used some DOS based tools to modify the files, so his patch had to be run in DOSBox for anyone on x64 Windows.

This installer uses a binary level difference patch that automatically patches the game. It will work with PC versions 1.000.111 and 1.006.004 with no need to extract the audio resources from the Amiga version. This is all done completely from Windows, even x64. This installer also takes advantage of a special build of DOSBox with Munt for Roland sound.

The link can be found at the end of the first post.
I want to formally thank you for this installer, Collector. I spent a few good hours trying to hunt down an amiga version of this game, setting up WinUAE, and learning the Amiga OS only to be met with some kind of error at a certain point in the process. This particular NRS patch seems to have a huge learning curve, so thanks for making it much more easily accessible.

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Re: Non-Sierra Installers and Patches

Post by JohnnyPhantom » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:33 am

If requests are still being taken, would you be willing to do a Psychic Detective (PC DOS) installer? It was one of my favorite games on the 3DO and I found my long lost PC and PSX copies recently (I got them all back in the day)

PM me if you need files or anything

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Re: Non-Sierra Installers and Patches

Post by Collector » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:03 am

I don't have the game.
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