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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby Collector » Sat May 21, 2011 1:42 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:Sigh... alas, I got zipola. :( I tried clicking on LSL7, and the Java screen began to work - however, I just got a black square. :?

The LSL7 is a 40 MB download. I need to add a warning for anyone with a slower connection.

Rath Darkblade wrote:So I gave up and tried Freddy Pharkas instead, and I got this:

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /jDOSBox/.html on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.17 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.17 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 mod_jk/1.2.30 Server at sierrahelp.com Port 80


Not sure what the problem could be! *shrugs*

Thanks for the catch. The link is good on the image, but hadn't been added right to the description below.
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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby Collector » Sat May 21, 2011 3:13 pm

gumby wrote:A small suggestion.

How about putting all the demos in a horizontal scroll (perhaps using a spin control for paging?) so that vertical scrolling of the entire page would not be necessary? So we could scroll through the other available titles while the current game is loading.

You mean like this?



The links on the descriptions are now fixed.
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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby gumby » Sat May 21, 2011 10:05 pm

Yeah, like that. Very nice.
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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby Collector » Sat May 21, 2011 11:45 pm

A lot of the demos are broken or have things wrong with them. Some is because I got them off of the internet and they were archived improperly, some because Sierra missed things. Others are incomplete rips. The LSL3 demo had no AdLib support, only MT-32 support, despite having included an ADL.DRV. I extracted the audio resources and patches from the full version and added the ones that the demo uses to add AdLib support. The PQ2 demo has a corrupted resource file. No one seems to know where a good copy is. OmarMor extracted the View resources from the full version, but there was no audio, either. Again I extracted the audio from the full version to re-add the corrupted audio.

I am going through all of my Sierra discs looking for and cataloging them. I'll see if I can track down some of the broken demos to archive them properly. One that I would love to get my hands on, even if only an ISO, is the Sierra Demo CD. Most of the demos on the internet that are broken came from this CD because they were badly ripped.
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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby dotkel50 » Sun May 22, 2011 2:56 am

Let us know what you're looking for. Maybe one of us has it.
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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby Collector » Sun May 22, 2011 5:55 am

I'll make an announcement after I go through my discs. There might be other things missing.
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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby MusicallyInspired » Tue May 24, 2011 10:30 am

I have a Sierra Demo CD. It's called Sierra's Sneak Peaks. It doesn't have any EGA game demos, though, to my knowledge. Just SCI1 (VGA) and up. It also has demos for games from Bright Star, Coktel Vision, and Dynamix among other then Sierra-owned brands.
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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby Collector » Tue May 24, 2011 1:27 pm

Could you list the games on it?
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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby MusicallyInspired » Tue May 24, 2011 4:03 pm

Of the Sierra demos:

Freddy Pharkas
Gabriel Knight
Hoyle 3
Hoyle Classic Card Games (I assume this is a VGA remake of the first one)
King's Quest 6
Laura Bow 2
Leisure Suit Larry 1 VGA
Leisure Suit Larry 5
Leisure Suit Larry 6
Outpost
Police Quest 3
Police Quest 4
Quest For Glory 1 VGA
Quest For Glory 3
Quest For Glory 4
Slater & Charlie
Space Quest 1 VGA
Space Quest 5
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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby BBP » Tue May 24, 2011 4:34 pm

On LSL7 I got:
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Z:\>imgmount c jar://LSL7DEMO.img -size 512,16,2,512
Can't create drive from file

Z:\>c:
Drive C does not exist!
You must mount it first. Type intro or mount for more information.

Z:\>autorun
Illegal command: autorun.

Z:\>
Fresh game scripts: KQ4, LSL2 and LSL3! Check the Script Party topic in the Bard's Forum!
Skip to new scripts
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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby audiodane » Tue May 24, 2011 5:22 pm

Oh wow, this is just totally awesome.. GREAT JOB Collector (and everyone else who's helped to make this possible)!! Get me some time on my hands and I foresee a few GOG purchases coming up (from SHP links of course!) ...

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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby Collector » Tue May 24, 2011 11:45 pm

audiodane wrote:Oh wow, this is just totally awesome.. GREAT JOB Collector (and everyone else who's helped to make this possible)!! Get me some time on my hands and I foresee a few GOG purchases coming up (from SHP links of course!) ...

..dane

I hadn't thought about it, but I should add GOG links to ones that GOG sells.

@ BBP, I need to disable LSL7 until jDOSBox is a little more developed. It also will be problematic for those with a slower connections. I probably need to also use a different method to load it that would be a little more conducive to the large size of the download.

@ MI, That looks identical to the demos on the SO release of Gobliiins CD. The Hoyle Classic Card Games is Hoyle 4. You can see it on the jDOSBox page.

This is just a start to a demo page. I want to add information about each demo and download links and now GOG links for the ones GOG has.
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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby OmerMor » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:58 am

(Sorry for the the resurrection)

MusicallyInspired wrote:I have a Sierra Demo CD. It's called Sierra's Sneak Peaks. It doesn't have any EGA game demos, though, to my knowledge. Just SCI1 (VGA) and up. It also has demos for games from Bright Star, Coktel Vision, and Dynamix among other then Sierra-owned brands.


Brian,
Can you please upload the CD somewhere? I can't find it online...
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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby Collector » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:43 pm

You mean Brandon?
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Re: Sierra demos in your browser

Postby OmerMor » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:44 pm

Of course! :oops: :oops: :oops:
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