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  • in reply to: Return To Krondor – I can’t get the second disc to run #24297
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    Is the disc readable from Windows Explorer?

    in reply to: Hiya! I’m Chris, nice ta meetcha! :) #29625
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    There is a lot of good archived material on this site to be found. This forum is part of number of other Sierra community sites linked together at http://sierraforums.com/ . You may also wish to also explore some of these other sites and boards, many specializing in specific series. Some are more active than others, but you will find many other Sierra lovers to talk about these beloved games with. My own site, The Sierra Help Pages, is a great tech resource for getting these classics to run on modern machines and its board is probably the most active in the Sierra community.

    in reply to: Greetings from the Midwest… #29622
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    If you are trying to get these classics going on a modern PC, see this page: http://sierrahelp.com/Patches-Updates/NewSierraInstallers.html

    in reply to: installing the game #22230
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    in reply to: Saving Sierra Fan Sites #21366
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    I only mention the Gateway Communities because each has a main site, such as the GK4 campaign and SpaceQuest.net sites,  two of the more content rich of the community sites that are not currently being updated. Franz, the owner of SpaceQuest.net, only occasionally surfaces. MusicallyInspired has FTP access to the forums of SpaceQuest.net and may have access to the rest of the site.
    Almirena, the owner of the GK4 campaign site has been away for around a year. There were plans to transform the site into a general GK site and the domain of gabrielknight.net was purchased for it. Currently the domain just redirects to the campaign site. I have ACP access to the message board, but not FTP access. Santi had FTP access to at least the board and I think the main site.

    Again, several of the owners of these Sierra sites are regulars on SHP and can be contacted there.

    in reply to: Saving Sierra Fan Sites #21364
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    Hi, Brandon. It is good to see you around again. There are the sites connected via the Sierra Community Gateway that was created after the closure of the official Sierra boards. Its intention was to link the most prominent Sierra boards and a couple of new ones to fill the gap. Terra-Arcanum (Arcanum) and Unity Headquarters (NOLF) aren’t really traditional Sierra boards, but the rest are. Traffic for most of these boards has been low to nonexistent. The GK, QfMG and SQ boards remain active, even if slow.

    My own site, The Sierra Help Pages, is probably the most active, with 18,893 unique visitors last month. The SHP forums are where most of the members of the old official boards ended up after the official ones closed. The site minus the forums is well over 5 GB in size and growing. It is in active development. At some point it might good to have it archived else where, but not until I have reached a certain point with it.

    You may wish to bring this up on the SHP forums as several of the owners of the other Sierra community sites post there on a regular basis.

    in reply to: Police Quest 2 Mug shots #27711
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    Jan, what version of the game do you have? I have installers of the PQ games, both for the floppy as well as for the collections that might solve your problem. http://sierrahelp.com/Patches-Updates/NewSierraInstallers.html#PQ

    in reply to: Police Quest 2 Mug shots #27710
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    I think that I tried doing the same thing, once before I knew of the Resource Viewer and wondered why I couldn’t get all of shots to come up. That would explain it.

    in reply to: Police Quest 2 Mug shots #27707
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    If you don’t have a copy of it, you can grab it from my forum here: http://sierrahelp.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=456

    in reply to: Police Quest 2 Mug shots #27705
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    You could use the Sierra Resource Viewer to get them all.

    in reply to: Space Quest VI issues #26731
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    in reply to: QGANTH headache #22707
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    For the damaged file, if you can prove ownership (such as a photo of you holding the disc), ask for help at the Quest for More Glory forums. For help installing the games, use the new installer.

    in reply to: need help installing betrayal in antara #24295
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    in reply to: HELP! #29612
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    in reply to: KQ4 AGI #22965
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    The term abandonware has no legal meaning. It doesn’t matter what intrinsic value, or lack there of, that you think
    these games have. The ESA has gone after many sites in the past.
    ScummVM had its own legal battles with LA and they weren’t distributing
    any of the LA games. Outside of games that have been released under other licenses like GNU, the only ones that can be freely distributed are ones that have been placed in the public domain or ones that have been made freeware. Both of these events are purposely done by the IP owner, not by time. With the so called Disney laws, copyright has been extended to ridiculous extremes. The owner of an IP can sit on it for decades with doing nothing, if he chooses. “Abandonware” exists only because either the owner no longer cares or the people distributing it have not been caught, yet.

    If Activision will shut down a fan project like TSL, which only borrows the KQ theme and names, what do you think their army of lawyers would do to someone distributing their IP, especially when they are making money from the old Sierra IP via GOG and Steam?

    in reply to: KQ4 AGI #22959
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    You have the abandonwarez version of the game that is floating around on the internet that is missing one of the disks. I am not sure where you can get a legitimate copy of the game. It is fairly rare and most sellers on eBay wouldn’t have the slightest idea which version that they have. Even if they did, they would probably ask an arm and a leg for it.

    in reply to: directx 6.1 HELP #26881
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    OS?

    in reply to: CIVIL WAR 2 #22084
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    In the System32 directory.

    in reply to: CIVIL WAR 2 #22082
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    I just tried it on my Win7-64 machine without any issues outside of scrolling on the battlefield being a little too fast. What kind of problems are you having?

    Edit, I just noticed that this thread is in the website forum. Perhaps an admin should move it?

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    in reply to: Howdy #29534
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    You may be interested in the new installers for the Sierra games. http://sierrahelp.com/Patches-Updates/NewSierraInstallers.html

    in reply to: Sierra games debut on GOG.com! #21350
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    There are quite a few problems with the GK2 release, most of which are fixable. If you get GK2, be sure to read my post in the GK2 subtitles thread on the GOG forums on how to fix the problems with this release.

    in reply to: Sierra games debut on GOG.com! #21348
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    But it seems that they are not being handled much better than the VU release. Steam had been referred to me before they re-released the VU collections by someone that should have carried some weight, but all they did was to change the installer to install the games inside of the Steam folder with all of the same (numerous) problems. It is beginning to look like the GOG releases are only marginally better. They really need to consult with people who understand the games before they package their releases.

    in reply to: Where does "Sierra" end? #29522
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    Some of the games developed by Dynamix, Impressions, etc. before the acquisition by Sierra that you mention were re-released under Sierra, so I would not have an issue with those being included. They were also the games that caught Ken’s attention that lead to the companies being added to Sierra’s lineup.

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    “what about the games which were developed after Sierra’s demise, but by an
    acquired studio (for example the citybuilding series by Impressions, the Tribes
    series by Dynamix or the later Nascar titles by Papyrus”

    If it were up to me, I would include the games developed by the traditional Sierra family company that were still developing games after the closure of Oakhurst. Even the 3-D Ultra games are a continuation of the physics that Dynamix developed. I would not include any of the games that were developed by companies that no association with Sierra before the demise.

    in reply to: Where does "Sierra" end? #29521
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    There were a few other Hoyle game beyond the first three that fall within the “real Sierra” era that should be included. http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/hoyle-licensees

    I have a box of the 1993 Hoyle Classic Card Games that I can scan.

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