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Re: GAMESEEK - find old/missing adventure games
« Reply #640 on: 20 Jul 2021, 18:10 »
Hello everyone!
I'm looking for any of the demos of Fate of Atlantis 2.
I have one with the name "ip-scumm-test1-win32" that I can't get to run on my PC. The user Dr. Jones uploaded a couple of demos to the, now defunct, FoY Forums with the name "FOA2-Demo1-2.zip" but the link is now dead, maybe someone has these files in a decade old backup or something?
Thanks!

Hi Mati256
Giocherellone gave me a link with 4 demo/versions of FoA2: please, check it if you find the one you are looking
He is a fervent researcher of LucasGames based games (and member of most of the fangames forums around)

https://www.mediafire.com/file/rla2ot0xs31knjy/Indiana+Jones+-+The+fate+of+Atlantis+II.zip/file


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Re: GAMESEEK - find old/missing adventure games
« Reply #641 on: 20 Jul 2021, 23:34 »
Thank you! That's exactly what I have been looking for. I'm a fervent researcher of Indiana Jones based FanGames, I have two blog posts (in spanish) about the games that made at least a Demo, that's why I was looking for the FOA2 Demos.
Have you managed to make them run? I can't do it on Windows 10.
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Re: GAMESEEK - find old/missing adventure games
« Reply #642 on: 21 Jul 2021, 21:11 »
Have you managed to make them run? I can't do it on Windows 10.

Yes, you can run all 4 demos on a Win8 and Win10 machine. Below is how  :)

First:
  • Demo 2 and 3 do require a DPMI server in order to run, download cwsdpmi.zip here
  • The first 3 demos run fine using dosbox, the easiest way is to download and install D-Fend Reloaded (which is an easie to use front-end for dosbox which comes with a dosbox installation) and install it.

Then:
Indiana Jones - The fate of Atlantis II (demo 1) pathdemo 14-01-1999:
  • drag 'n drop RUNDOS.BAT to D-Fend Reloaded, and run the game.


Indiana Jones - The fate of Atlantis II (demo 2) ipscumm11 14-01-1999:
  • unzip cwsdpmi.zip and copy CWSDPMI.EXE to the demo folder
  • drag 'n drop ATLANTIS.EXE to D-Fend Reloaded, and run the game.


Indiana Jones - The fate of Atlantis II (demo 3) beta6 27-10-1999:
  • unzip cwsdpmi.zip and copy CWSDPMI.EXE to the demo folder
  • drag 'n drop ATLANTIS.EXE to D-Fend Reloaded, and run the game.


Indiana Jones - The fate of Atlantis II (demo 4) engine 20-03-2004:
  • should run fine in Win8 and 10, no dosbox and no DPMI server needed
« Last Edit: 21 Jul 2021, 21:15 by arj0n »

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Re: GAMESEEK - find old/missing adventure games
« Reply #643 on: 21 Jul 2021, 23:52 »
Thanks arjOn! First three work great with your instructions, but demo 4 is not working no matter what I do.
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Re: GAMESEEK - find old/missing adventure games
« Reply #644 on: 22 Jul 2021, 08:19 »
Thanks arjOn! First three work great with your instructions, but demo 4 is not working no matter what I do.
Strange, since demo4 is just a win32 application and should therefor run fine from XP to Win10.
It might have to do with your system, for example your graphic card.
You might wanna try to update your graphic card driver...

BTW, when you try to run demo4, a file named ipscumm.log should be created.
This log file probably contain specific info on why the demo doesn't run correctly on your system.
« Last Edit: 22 Jul 2021, 11:29 by arj0n »

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Re: GAMESEEK - find old/missing adventure games
« Reply #645 on: 22 Jul 2021, 23:57 »
Here is the problem, no idea how to fix it:

switching graphics mode to...
 bpp    = 16
 width  = 640
 height = 400
 (re-)creating memory page
 setting gfx mode
 ERROR (SystemConsole::gfx_init): could not set gfx mode.
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Re: GAMESEEK - find old/missing adventure games
« Reply #646 on: 23 Jul 2021, 07:56 »
On what device (pc/laptop/other) do you try to run the demo?
What is the resolution your system is running in?

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Re: GAMESEEK - find old/missing adventure games
« Reply #647 on: 23 Jul 2021, 22:27 »
It's a windows 10 Laptop, resolution is 1366 x 768.
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Re: GAMESEEK - find old/missing adventure games
« Reply #648 on: 23 Jul 2021, 23:43 »
Have you tried running demo4 after changing the laptop's resolution to 1280x800?

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Re: GAMESEEK - find old/missing adventure games
« Reply #649 on: 24 Jul 2021, 02:21 »
I don't have that resolution option, tried some 1024 x 600 and 1280 x 768 tough, and it does not work.
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Re: GAMESEEK - find old/missing adventure games
« Reply #650 on: 24 Jul 2021, 17:33 »
I don't know all details, but first of all it's best to run in windowed mode if the game supports it, because it's easier for a system to create a window than to init a fullscreen mode for an old game.

Then there's a program known as "dgvodoo", it emulates old graphic drivers. Recently we had a conversation on Discord, and a person found this may improve running some ancient AGS games which modern engine cannot run. Maybe it can help with this game too.
« Last Edit: 24 Jul 2021, 17:38 by Crimson Wizard »

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Re: GAMESEEK - find old/missing adventure games
« Reply #651 on: 25 Jul 2021, 02:07 »
I don't have that resolution option, tried some 1024 x 600 and 1280 x 768 tough, and it does not work.
Mmhh, demo4 runs fine on my laptop using 1280x768, can't check 1024x600 cause my laptop doesn't offer such resolution.

As Crimson Wizard noted, you could try to run the demo in windowed modus.
Just edit config.cfg and change 'fullscreen' from 1 into 0.

If that fails too, you can try dgVoodoo, as Crimson Wizard also noted.
Run dgVoodooSetup.exe and try Fullscreen with 16bit depth

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Re: GAMESEEK - find old/missing adventure games
« Reply #652 on: 25 Jul 2021, 15:39 »
Running as a window did the trick! Thanks arj0n and Crimson Wizard!
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