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by Expack3
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: How does KQ8 determine whether Direct3D is supported?
Replies: 12
Views: 7445

Re: How does KQ8 determine whether Direct3D is supported?

Not a fault of dgVoodoo, the game disables the Direct3D option on real 3DFX hardware too. You can still force Direct3D using the assignGModeName line in Options.cs... I don't recall what you have to call it though, d3d-something? Interesting to note, there is a dynamic lighting system for the Direc...
by Expack3
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: How does KQ8 determine whether Direct3D is supported?
Replies: 12
Views: 7445

Re: How does KQ8 determine whether Direct3D is supported?

As an update, the current version of dgVoodoo2 works - just had to remove nGlide so I could see the needed option as per Aroenai's reply to this thread . I suppose the reason for this is because the game clearly has no way to enumerate multiple graphics cards to the user; thus, if you have a 3DFX-co...
by Expack3
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: How does KQ8 determine whether Direct3D is supported?
Replies: 12
Views: 7445

Re: How does KQ8 determine whether Direct3D is supported?

Got access to a Windows 7 machine: DD and D3D seem to work with dgVoodoo 2.45 with default default settings (dgVoodoo setup is detected as potential security threat and the user overrides for the virus scanner are disabled). So it seems I'm too late and the research is obsolete :-) Just tested on W...
by Expack3
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: METALTECH Series
Topic: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases
Replies: 39
Views: 17516

Re: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases

The StarsiegeAndStarsiegeTribes.iso is just the first disc of Starsiege. It is missing the 2nd disc as well as the Starsiege: Tribes disc, even though the ISO's name suggests it is both. Not sure how to handle this with the installers. I don't feel comfortable distributing entire discs. Of course t...
by Expack3
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: METALTECH Series
Topic: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases
Replies: 39
Views: 17516

Re: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases

I recently was able to install the Hi-Rez Starsiege release on my Win7 laptop, and I discovered this version of the game is 1.01. While the game runs fine with the Vista fix, I haven't tried the Hi-Rez release without said fix.
by Expack3
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Help with new computer - what do you think?
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Re: Help with new computer - what do you think?

Well... I'm not much into Indie games, but from the screenshots I've seen of these games, I think I can see what you mean. I'm not sure what AAA games are - do you mean something like the Elder Scrolls games and such? If so, then yes - I have both Oblivion and Skyrim, and I am considering Elder Scr...
by Expack3
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: METALTECH Series
Topic: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases
Replies: 39
Views: 17516

Re: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases

I am not getting that with my Win7, so it may be a Win10 thing. More things depreciated than even 7. It is good that dgVoodoo2 worked for you. You are right that I am reluctant to include it with the installer. Some ATI cards don't like the wrapper and will crash a game that is using it. Still, nic...
by Expack3
Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: METALTECH Series
Topic: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases
Replies: 39
Views: 17516

Re: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases

Somehow you must have gotten an older version. Clear your cache and redownload. Indeed I was; clearing the cache and redownloading resolved the problem. Of course, now there's another problem: I keep getting the following error in the file assert.log: Assert::err: Line 842 in "src\winstuff.cpp": co...
by Expack3
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: METALTECH Series
Topic: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases
Replies: 39
Views: 17516

Re: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases

I looked at ES2. The ISO is identical to the data track of my original CD, so I could not see a way to determine if the user's disc is the original or the freeware version. I ended up just checking if a CDA track was successfully ripped. If not it will offer to download the tracks. You can grab the...
by Expack3
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Help with new computer - what do you think?
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Re: Help with new computer - what do you think?

I'm looking to buy a new computer, as my current one is outdated and reaching the end of its life. (Alas!) I've narrowed it down to a choice of two - either this or this. Both are pretty similar to the one I have, RAM wise and HDD wise. The big difference is the processor - the first uses an i7, wh...
by Expack3
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: METALTECH Series
Topic: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases
Replies: 39
Views: 17516

Re: Issue with installing Hi-Rez Starsiege Universe release

Collector wrote:I have adjusted the ES1 installer so that it should play movies and speech now. Give it a try.
Whatever changes you made, it worked - movies and speech now work correctly.

Out of curiosity, what was it about the Hi-Rez release of ES1 which caused the issue?
by Expack3
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: METALTECH Series
Topic: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases
Replies: 39
Views: 17516

Re: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases

With Collector's permission, below is the complete conversation he and I had via PM: As mentioned previously , I've downloaded and attempted to install Metaltech: Earthsiege, Earthsiege 2, and Starsiege using the provided ISOs from the Hi-Rez freeware collection . I used Windows 10 Pro x64 to test t...
by Expack3
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: METALTECH Series
Topic: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases
Replies: 39
Views: 17516

Re: Issue with installing Hi-Rez Starsiege Universe release

In response to Collector's PM response, now posted here by his request: The ES1 ISO was mounted using DOSBox; the ES2 ISO I did not attempt a manual installation, though I did mount it too see if it had CD audio (it has none); the Starsiege disc I mounted using Windows 10's disc image mounter and Da...
by Expack3
Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: METALTECH Series
Topic: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases
Replies: 39
Views: 17516

Re: Issue with installing Hi-Rez Starsiege Universe release

I have not yet looked at these to check compatibility with the installers. Perhaps this weekend I might find some time. As I've already tested the first three games in the Hi-Rez freeware collection with the installers, I'll send you a PM with my results. Also, I forgot to mention I'm running Windo...
by Expack3
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: METALTECH Series
Topic: Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases
Replies: 39
Views: 17516

Issues with Hi-Rez Metaltech Freeware releases

I'm currently trying to install the Starsiege part of Starsiege Universe from the ISO provided by Hi-Rez (incorrectly-labeled on the download site as "Starsiege: Tribes") as part of their 20th anniversary freeware Tribes compilation , but without success. I've tried using the SHP Starsiege installer...