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Old 02 February 2020, 18:11   #1
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Descent: Freespace - The Great War

Heya guys,

Trying to setup this game and see how it runs via WinUAE on Workbench 3.1 with RTG: Descent: Freespace - The Great War

Unfortunately the installer errors out at 90%; I've tried numerous times and different configuration settings:



Anyone know what's going on / how to rectify?
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Old 02 February 2020, 18:29   #2
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Ok, the seems to be due to "wizard.library".

I've now copied that manually to the "SYS:Libs" and will reinstall.
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Old 02 February 2020, 18:44   #3
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Yup, that's fixed it

...but obviously I haven't actually purchased this game as yet (as I wanted to see if / how it runs on Classic OS 3.1); and so don't have a serial number to complete



Oh well.
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Old 02 February 2020, 19:16   #4
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I never followed this Amiga version but always thought it was "only" a binary requiring the PC datas files.
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Old 02 February 2020, 19:30   #5
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Ok, managed to find a serial number somewhere and have now installed / setup the game

One thing that was weird; in the "ReadMe" it mentioned that for Classic OS 3.1 you need to install VMM... I just tried anyway and all was working fine. Should I install this anyway?

Must say, it looks absolutely amazing and runs very well in WinUAE even with the "Very High" settings (I'm using a 68040 CPU / Fastest possible / JIT)

I'll probably purchase this now.

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Old 02 February 2020, 21:10   #6
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It's an excellent game, and I completed it on my A1200 with an 060/66 and Voodoo3 card. Pretty sure it supports an analogue stick too, which is excellent. It struggled with the detail at the highest, but was surprisingly playable with mid-level settings, considering how complex a game it is. I guess the VMM thing is because it's a big game and needs large chunks of contiguous RAM, but I never used it either and didn't have any issues. I did have 256MB in the 1200 though..
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Old 03 February 2020, 11:32   #7
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Would love to see this on the Amiga. I played it on the PC. I own it in fact but use the modern version of the source ports.
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Old 03 February 2020, 13:22   #8
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^ The second episode is not bad (own both PC boxed copy) but prefer the 1st one as I net-played it the most.
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Man, this installer on Descent: Freespace - The Great War is really messed up

Besides what I've already mentioned regarding "wizard.library" and the installer crashing out unless you copy this file over to your hard drive's "Libs" folder from the CD-ROM prior to installation...

Note: I did a full install with movies / cutscenes etc. so in theory, you shouldn't need the CD-ROM anymore

If I start the game via "FSLaunch" and select "View Readme" I get an error



After further investigation, the "readme.txt" is never copied over to the hard drive...

Took a look at the CD-ROM and these important files are also not copied across:

Code:
Analog_Joysticks.txt
Analog_Joysticks.txt.info
LICENCE
LICENCE.info
readme.guide
readme.guide.info
readme.txt
readme.txt.info
refcard.rtf
VMM_readme.txt
VMM_readme.txt.info
Anyway, I'll fix in my .HDF tomorrow... it's getting late now
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Wait, what, this game exists for the Amiga?.. *mindblown*
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Yep, commercial release and all. One of the few games that really made use of everything you could throw at it. This, Payback and Earth 2140 were favourites of mine back then, all making use of the 060 and Voodoo 3.

Freespace 2 was also ported to NG Amigas when it was open-sourced a few years ago - played that through under PPC/OS4, another great game!
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Ah, much better

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