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Re: GK1 and Arcanum on GOG

Postby Collector » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:37 pm

Tawmis wrote:I actually meant GK1 CD. I have the SHP Installer. But I didn't know it took away the need for the CD. I have been putting the CD in the computer because I thought it still needed it... :roll:

ALL of the SHP installers for the CD games only need the CDs for the install. Only the Betrayal at Krondor CD needs the CD for the CD audio music. 100% of the rest allow CD-less play. If I can find a reliable command line CD ripper, I will finish making installers for the remaining Sierra/Coktel Vision CD games and BaK CD that utilize audio CD. At that point I may branch out into the other Sierra family games.

Anyone know of a good, light weight, freeware ripper that reliably works from the CLI, via a batch file on Win XP/Vista/Win7, 32 and 64-bit? Plenty for Linux, but hens' teeth on Windows.
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Re: GK1 and Arcanum on GOG

Postby Tawmis » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:03 pm

Collector wrote:Anyone know of a good, light weight, freeware ripper that reliably works from the CLI, via a batch file on Win XP/Vista/Win7, 32 and 64-bit? Plenty for Linux, but hens' teeth on Windows.


I don't even know what you just said right there.
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Re: GK1 and Arcanum on GOG

Postby Collector » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:30 pm

ripper=audio CD ripper
CLI=command line interface

In other words, a program that is small in size so that it would not add much to the size of an installer, is freeware so that there would be no legal issues with including it with an installer and can be completely controlled with a batch file, thus could be run by my NSIS script. It must also reliably work on all modern Windows.
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space quest 4 + 5 + 6 and Phantasmagoria on GOG.com

Postby Qbix » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:11 am

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Re: space quest 4 + 5 + 6 and Phantasmagoria on GOG.com

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

Very nice find!

EDIT: Moving this to announcements, since I think it's fitting as such (based on a previous thread)! ;)
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Re: space quest 4 + 5 + 6 and Phantasmagoria on GOG.com

Postby The Giggles » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:36 pm

You know what's weird?

I had a dream the past two nights that Space Quest 4-6 came out on GOG. Creepy as frozen yogurt.
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Re: space quest 4 + 5 + 6 and Phantasmagoria on GOG.com

Postby Tawmis » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:03 pm

:lol:

Could you maybe dream about... Let's see - let me get you a list of games!
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GOG and SHP!

Postby Collector » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:59 pm

Since GOG has now started adding the Sierra titles to their catalog, SHP has become an affiliate partner of GOG. If you don't have an account with GOG yet, If you set one up through this link, you can help SHP.

GOG has Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura, Gabriel Knight: Sins of The Fathers, Phantasmagoria, Space Quest 4-6, a Red Baron Pack, a pack of The Incredible Machine games, with more to come. GOG also has many non-Sierra favorites like The Longest Journey, including some free games.

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Re: GOG and SHP!

Postby Rudy » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:52 am

An affiliate partner of GOG? Do tell more!
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Re: GOG and SHP!

Postby Jules » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:01 pm

Interesting! Any further details how we can help?
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GK 2 - The Beast Within now on GOG.com

Postby misslilo » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:24 am

Soooo - it's finally there :D

It's with no subtitles though, but thank god the subtitle patch is easily found here.
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Re: GK 2 - The Beast Within now on GOG.com

Postby AndreaDraco » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:27 am

Collector... I just bought it, of course, but I want your opinion. How does the installation work? Does it use DOSBox? Does it use your wondrous installer?
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Re: GK 2 - The Beast Within now on GOG.com

Postby BBP » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:09 pm

That's great news! :D
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Re: GK 2 - The Beast Within now on GOG.com

Postby Jules » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:11 pm

Awesome!!!
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Re: GK 2 - The Beast Within now on GOG.com

Postby Collector » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:59 pm

AndreaDraco wrote:Collector... I just bought it, of course, but I want your opinion. How does the installation work? Does it use DOSBox? Does it use your wondrous installer?

I doubt that it uses my installer. I'll have to take a look in their forums to see what deficiencies it has.
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