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by Expack3
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: General Sierra Games
Topic: Metaltech/Tribes Universe Games Released For Free!
Replies: 13
Views: 16799

Metaltech/Tribes Universe Games Released For Free!

In celebration of Tribes' 20th anniversary, every Starsiege and Earthsiege game has been released for free! Do know there are some oddities, such as Earthsiege 2 lacking its soundtrack and the Starsiege: Tribes download actually being for Starsiege Universe.
by Expack3
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Videogame music
Replies: 36
Views: 7353

Re: Videogame music

This is so incredibly gorgeous I didn't want to tuck it away in the private board: the Gabriel Knight 3 theme by orchestra. T75OxJb4XM0 Definitely awesome! That said, it sounds like they took a few cues from the Broken Sword series, as I had to keep reminding myself that no, this is from a Sierra g...
by Expack3
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: How does KQ8 determine whether Direct3D is supported?
Replies: 12
Views: 9664

Re: How does KQ8 determine whether Direct3D is supported?

Collector wrote:Aroenai or NicoDE probably could better answer that than I could, but they have not been very active here lately.
Would you know where they tend to be active these days?
by Expack3
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: How does KQ8 determine whether Direct3D is supported?
Replies: 12
Views: 9664

How does KQ8 determine whether Direct3D is supported?

I'm currently testing the latest version of dgVoodoo2, an upgraded version of dgVoodoo which now features robust DirectX1-7 and DDraw emulation, with King's Quest 8 (aka King's Quest: Mask of Eternity), and while DirectDraw mode works fine, and has worked fine with prior WIP versions and the latest ...
by Expack3
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Sierra Game Tech Info
Topic: Revelations From Exploring Disk Images Created for Archiving
Replies: 4
Views: 8902

Re: Revelations From Exploring Disk Images Created for Archi

How were these BRIEF macros discovered? Were they previously-unreadable files which were exposed by the low-level reads?
by Expack3
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Cool and Interesting News & Such.
Replies: 298
Views: 171319

Re: Cool and Interesting News & Such.

Looks like a phoenix company is trying to act as a video game preservationist. It's first target? Mega Man.
by Expack3
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Videogame Publishers: No Preserving Abandoned Games
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

Re: Videogame Publishers: No Preserving Abandoned Games

Apparently the publishers have taken notice of archive.org's hosting of abandonwarez with online game play and do not like it. [snip] When certain people working for the Internet Archive dedicate an entire blog post just to tell a somewhat-popular YouTuber "You're not in our target audience, so you...
by Expack3
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: "Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers" remake postmortem
Replies: 0
Views: 4957

"Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers" remake postmortem

Phoenix Online Studios recently published a postmortem on their remake of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers on Gamasutra. I found it to be quite an enlightening read.
by Expack3
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Al Lowe's interesting perspective on the Sierra 'conspiracy'
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Al Lowe's interesting perspective on the Sierra 'conspir

Ken Williams has spoken of it at length on Sierra Gamers, but the database for the old forums was hosed at one point, so posters' names, attachments, etc. were disassociated from the posts and the search function is broken. It's not the same content as the posts Ken made on Sierra Gamers, but here'...
by Expack3
Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Al Lowe's interesting perspective on the Sierra 'conspiracy'
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Al Lowe's interesting perspective on the Sierra 'conspiracy'

Remember when someone claimed the Sierra takeover by CUC (Cendant) Corporation was a conspiratorial one? As it turns out, there was a conspiracy to buy out Sierra On-Line (more like well-timed fraud than anything else, though), and Al Lowe has proof . Who done it? Read the first part of the article,...
by Expack3
Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Sierra Game Tech Info
Topic: Sierra's AGI CPC Disk Protection
Replies: 9
Views: 18812

Re: Sierra's AGI CPC Disk Protection

Do you know if anyone's tried backing up one of these copy-protected AGI games using something like the Kryoflux Floppy Disk Controller? Such devices are supposed to be purpose-built such that so long as a compatible floppy drive can read the disk, it can copy said disk to a variety of formats, incl...
by Expack3
Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Over 2,000 Dos Games Free To Play (Legally, I assume!)
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Re: Over 2,000 Dos Games Free To Play (Legally, I assume!)

Collector wrote: Anyway, I consider the browser play a bit of a moot point as the Javascript port of DOSBox is near useless. jDOSBox (Java) is much better.
Good luck convincing the maintainer of that.
by Expack3
Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Community Games
Topic: Adventure Game Achievements!
Replies: 35
Views: 17508

Re: Adventure Game Achievements!

Here's a few: Instant Replay! - Some actions are so stupid, people can't help but watch them again. (SQ1VGA, stick your hand in acid or walk through a laser gate) Unlock Your Mind - As the key to the heart is through the stomach, the key to the mind is through the nose. (QFG1, successfully pick your...
by Expack3
Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Over 2,000 Dos Games Free To Play (Legally, I assume!)
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Re: Over 2,000 Dos Games Free To Play (Legally, I assume!)

There is some discussion on their boards that mixed in with all of the legal stuff like demos and shareware that someone has been creating fake accounts to upload the stuff that they do not have the rights to distribute. I have a hard time believing that Activision and Codemasters are OK with it as...
by Expack3
Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Over 2,000 Dos Games Free To Play (Legally, I assume!)
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Re: Over 2,000 Dos Games Free To Play (Legally, I assume!)

There is some discussion on their boards that mixed in with all of the legal stuff like demos and shareware that someone has been creating fake accounts to upload the stuff that they do not have the rights to distribute. I have a hard time believing that Activision and Codemasters are OK with it as...