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Offline mudz

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IBM Disk Images (Fixes)
« on: October 07, 2010, 05:24:58 AM »
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Police Quest II - The Vengeance (1988)(Sierra Online, Inc.)(Disk 1 of 3)[vid tchemv][snd a1-i-p2-r1].ima
Police Quest II - The Vengeance (1988)(Sierra Online, Inc.)(Disk 2 of 3)(PQII DISK 2)[vid tchemv][snd a1-i-p2-r1].ima
Police Quest II - The Vengeance (1988)(Sierra Online, Inc.)(Disk 3 of 3)(PQII DISK 3)[vid tchemv][snd a1-i-p2-r1].ima
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Police Quest II - The Vengeance v1.001.006 (1988)(Sierra Online, Inc.)(Disk 1 of 3)[vid tchemv][snd a1-i-p2-r1][cp manual].ima
Police Quest II - The Vengeance v1.001.006 (1988)(Sierra Online, Inc.)(Disk 2 of 3)[vid tchemv][snd a1-i-p2-r1].ima
Police Quest II - The Vengeance v1.001.006 (1988)(Sierra Online, Inc.)(Disk 3 of 3)[vid tchemv][snd a1-i-p2-r1].ima
I added the version number as it differs from other versions I've submitted.
I removed (PQII DISK 2) and (PQII DISK 3) as it seems redundant.
I added [cp manual].

Also resource.cfg could be removed from the first ima file as it is not shipped with the original disks (it's the users settings when installed - modified dates can confirm this).

Discuss. ;)
-mudz



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Re: IBM Disk Images (Fixes)
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 01:59:39 PM »
Good work, your suggestions seem logical to me, it is great to have the version info and the more info flag about the cp (cp = copy protection, right?) manual is ok if present, i've no knowledge about that :P
As for the media labels, i guess they were present in the original disks, probably during install or play the game will ask for PQII DISK 2 and 3 but as you said they are kinda redundant since it is obvious which one is the disk 2 and 3 with those labels. I guess both options are acceptable and will let other renamers comment which one they find better.

About your 3rd point, i though the original media was (always?) write protected so the original disk content couldn't be altered. I guess i was wrong...
You're right about it, the objective (in this case) is to have an image 100% equal to the original media, i suppose it is playable without the cfg (that it gets generated at first run), so the file shouldn't be there indeed. In fact, this is one of the reasons there are so many alts [a], many of these sets would change each time they were run (configs, hi scores, whatever would get updated) and dumping them will generate tons of different images/hashs :)
« Last Edit: October 07, 2010, 02:24:30 PM by PandMonium »

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Re: IBM Disk Images (Fixes)
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 04:31:17 AM »
Unfortunately the original media is not always write protected; there's a switch on the disk that can be manually changed. Usually, if these games are played on a PC without a hard drive, the original disks were  usually the place game states were saved.

Thanks, I'll continue to update this thread with any renaming suggestions I have.

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King's Quest II - Romancing The Throne (1987)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)(KQ2 DISK 1)[vid hcemv][cp bad track].imaSuggestion:
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King's Quest II - Romancing The Throne v2.2 (1987-05-07)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)[vid hcemv][cp bad track].imaAdded version, added dd/mm to year, removed KQ2 DISK 1.

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King's Quest III - To Heir is Human (1987)(Siera On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 1 of 2)(KQ3 DISK 1)[vid hcemv][cp bad track disk 1].ima
King's Quest III - To Heir is Human (1987)(Siera On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 2 of 2)(KQ3 DISK 2)[vid hcemv][cp bad track disk 1].ima
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King's Quest III - To Heir is Human v2.14 (1988-03-15)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 1 of 2)[vid hcemv][cp bad track].ima
King's Quest III - To Heir is Human v2.14 (1988-03-15)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 2 of 2)[vid hcemv].ima
Added version, added dd/mm to year, corrected typo in publisher name, removed KQ3 DISK 1 and 2, amended cp info on disk 1 and removed it from disk 2.
In addition the save game states from both images should be removed (ie. Disk 1: kq3sg.1 kq3sg.2 kq3sg.3 kq3sg.4 kq3sg.5, Disk 2: kq3sg.1).
Alternatively I have uploaded some images I have dumped to the ftp.

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King's Quest IV - The Perils Of Rosella (1988)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 1 of 4)[vid tcemv].ima
King's Quest IV - The Perils Of Rosella (1988)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 2 of 4)[vid tcemv].ima
King's Quest IV - The Perils Of Rosella (1988)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 3 of 4)[vid tcemv].ima
King's Quest IV - The Perils Of Rosella (1988)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 4 of 4)[vid tcemv].ima
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King's Quest IV - The Perils of Rosella v1.000.111 (1988-09-23)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 1 of 4)[vid tcemv][sci][cp manual].ima
King's Quest IV - The Perils of Rosella v1.000.111 (1988-09-23)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 2 of 4)[vid tcemv][sci].ima
King's Quest IV - The Perils of Rosella v1.000.111 (1988-09-23)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 3 of 4)[vid tcemv][sci].ima
King's Quest IV - The Perils of Rosella v1.000.111 (1988-09-23)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 4 of 4)[vid tcemv][sci].ima
Added version, added dd/mm to year, added [sci] tag to differentiate from [agi] version, added cp info.
In addition Disk 1 should have resource.cfg removed (contains user settings - refer modified date).

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King's Quest V (1990)(Sierra On-Line)(Disk 1 of 9)[vid mv][snd a1-s1-g5-r1][cp doc protection].imaSuggestion:
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King's Quest V  - Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! VGA (1990)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 1 of 9)[vid mv][snd a1-s1-g5-r1][cp doc protection].imaAdded full title, added VGA to differentiate from EGA versions, amended publisher name.
In addition [cp doc protection] could be removed from disks 2-8, and (Startup) should be added to disk 8.
File VERSION on disk 8 stated v0.000.051 however this can be manually amended (only true way to determine version is on the disk label).
Alternatively I have uploaded a v0.000.051 to the ftp.

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King's Quest VI - Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (1992)(Sierra On-Line, Inc.)(Disk 1 of 9)[vid ev][cp manual].imaSuggestion:
Remove [cp manual] from disks 2-9).

Cheers,
mudz

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Re: IBM Disk Images (Fixes)
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2010, 11:09:55 AM »
good work mudz ;)  Will add to the next dat :)

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Re: IBM Disk Images (Fixes)
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 11:06:41 PM »
I'm bumping this thread as well...
Any idea why these entries have not been added to the dat?

Thanks!

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Re: IBM Disk Images (Fixes)
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2014, 07:50:17 AM »
Time flies when your having fun...  I hope to have an IBM update ready next release.

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Re: IBM Disk Images (Fixes)
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2014, 08:56:44 AM »
Oh so it was only a matter of finding the time.
Since there have been a number of releases since 2010, it looked like these had fallen into oblivion.

Thanks!