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by Malvineous
Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: re: using Ted5 on Bio Menace
Replies: 7
Views: 7393

Bio Menace uses the Commander Keen engine, so the fairly active Keen: Modding forum is probably going to get you the quickest answer.
by Malvineous
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Run IMG file on Dos w/out floppy
Replies: 6
Views: 10006

Another solution, although it requires a bit more work, is to use Memdisk and a network card with PXE support. Then you can boot the PC over the network and choose which floppy image you want to boot. You can even boot a floppy that mounts a network drive, allowing you to play all your DOS games on ...
by Malvineous
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Christmas logo 2013!
Replies: 17
Views: 34328

Yeah it's no big deal, I just thought that since there is an SGA letter for the dot, an "Earth" dot looked out of place. But again, if we are "arguing" about a mere dot it must mean you did a pretty good job of the image :-) And just for the record the correct name for it is a pe...
by Malvineous
Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Christmas logo 2013!
Replies: 17
Views: 34328

Are we in a nitpicking mood today ? Are we ? :laugh: BTW, whilst we are nitpicking, dosgames.com (teh link) doesn't has a full stop, so I guess that emmzee is correct here, just saying .....) Well when the only criticism you get is about a full stop, it means you've done a pretty good job :) Also t...
by Malvineous
Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Christmas logo 2013!
Replies: 17
Views: 34328

Looks great! You know there's an SGA letter for a full stop too...
by Malvineous
Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Preservation of historical ftp site content
Replies: 21
Views: 28961

Interesting. Well at least FileZilla has an option (in the Site Manager, on the Advanced tab) to adjust the server's timezone offset, so for those servers you might be able to tweak it to get the timestamps you want. Or if there are no timestamps across the whole server, you could set them all after...
by Malvineous
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Preservation of historical ftp site content
Replies: 21
Views: 28961

That's really interesting. Some investigation reveals there are (new?) FTP commands called MLST and MLSD which provide a directory listing in a format much easier for a program to parse. A normal directory listing is platform specific, and it has always been problematic for graphical FTP clients to ...
by Malvineous
Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Preservation of historical ftp site content
Replies: 21
Views: 28961

That's a bit odd then. I tried connecting directly to ftp.3drealms.com and I could not get the server to give me a time for /source/rottsource.zip (just a date.) What time did it give you? I wonder how it managed to get that time?
by Malvineous
Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Preservation of historical ftp site content
Replies: 21
Views: 28961

Yes but the point is what time zone do you use for the original time stamp?
by Malvineous
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Preservation of historical ftp site content
Replies: 21
Views: 28961

@dosraider: Most programs designed for mirroring sites will change the date on the downloaded file to match the server. But the problem is, what time do you use? Let's say you're in Belgium and your timezone is UTC+1, but the server is in the US with a timezone of UTC-8. If a file was originally upl...
by Malvineous
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Preservation of historical ftp site content
Replies: 21
Views: 28961

When you say the timestamps are corrected for the local timezone, do you mean that 5pm on the server is converted to 5pm localtime? Or 5pm server time appears as (for example) 2am local time because no conversion is being done? I'm not sure there's a way around this because I don't think servers rep...
by Malvineous
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Preservation of historical ftp site content
Replies: 21
Views: 28961

If you use a program to just automatically download and mirror the whole site then it just becomes an issue of how much you can download and store. You (or others) can always go back to examine it later, but if the site disappears and nobody saved a copy, well it's too late then...
by Malvineous
Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Game Help, Hints and Tips
Topic: God of Thunder command-line parameters
Replies: 11
Views: 24999

Interesting. Well the game already lets you kill yourself to restart the level by pressing "D", but as above, the /HELA option only appears in the .exe file that handles the main menu. The three game .exe files (one for each episode) do not have /HELA listed anywhere in the file, so it wou...
by Malvineous
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Game Help, Hints and Tips
Topic: God of Thunder command-line parameters
Replies: 11
Views: 24999

Nah this is a string in GOT.EXE in the middle of all the other valid command line parameters, so it's definitely an option you can specify when you run GOT.EXE. The DOSBox debugger is good, but for stuff like this you really need a disassembler to figure it out for sure. I don't think the payoff wou...
by Malvineous
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Game Help, Hints and Tips
Topic: God of Thunder command-line parameters
Replies: 11
Views: 24999

It's possible there's a difference between the versions, but the way the game works, GOT.EXE handles the main menu and episode selection, then it launches _G1.EXE, _G2.EXE or _G3.EXE depending on the selected episode. "/HELA" appears in GOT.EXE but not any of the others, so if it does anyt...
by Malvineous
Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Game Help, Hints and Tips
Topic: God of Thunder command-line parameters
Replies: 11
Views: 24999

Good point. If /HELA does something it must only affect the menu screen.

Holding down the "3" key in /VOLSTAGG also does something (apparently the border colour changes) but I don't know what it actually does either.
by Malvineous
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Game Help, Hints and Tips
Topic: God of Thunder command-line parameters
Replies: 11
Views: 24999

Well I've worked out /SAVEGAME. You need to run _G1.EXE (or _G2.EXE for episode 2, etc.) and give that the filename. Like "_G1 /SAVEGAME:SAVEGAM3.GOT".
by Malvineous
Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Game Help, Hints and Tips
Topic: God of Thunder command-line parameters
Replies: 11
Views: 24999

God of Thunder command-line parameters

Hi all, I'm in the process of adding support for God of Thunder to Camoto and I have come across a few command-line parameters which could be useful for modding, but I'm not sure how they work. Does anyone know how to use the parameters /HELA and /SAVEGAME? I think /SAVEGAME could be particularly us...
by Malvineous
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Voyetra MusiClips
Replies: 0
Views: 2960

Voyetra MusiClips

Hi all, I'm wondering whether anyone has heard of Voyetra MusiClips? While this isn't a game, apparently it was some kind of a music library that contained royalty free music, which I suspect ended up in a number of games (such as Word Rescue, which credits Voyetra for the music.) I'm quite keen to ...
by Malvineous
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Strange game, break out of a castle i think?
Replies: 4
Views: 4384

Sounds a bit like Spelling Fun One , where you have to spell a word correctly to open a castle wall and walk through to the next room. It had CGA graphics, so purple and cyan or red green and yellow. It came with a colour selector program to choose which CGA palette you preferred. But this might not...