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Old 20 August 2007, 17:46   #1
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Kingdom - The far reaches AGA *Test*

Okay, this is a small project I started some months ago.
I wanted to know, if itīs possible to convert the FMV game "Kingdom - The far reaches" from the CD-i to the Amiga.

I used SCALA MM300 to realize it.
I know, light years away from being professional
But itīs usable for simple FMV games like Kingdom.

I plugged my DV recorder into the CD-i player and recorded the intro sequence and the Kingdom teaser. Then I converted it (including intro pics and main menu) into ANIM and IFF format.

I had to reduce the screen size to 250 x 200 (256 colours) to get it synchronized with the audio output (stereo).

It works quite well as you can see in this video:

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I think the whole game needs two CDs and 16 or 32 MB RAM.
I did this demo on 060. But it should run smoothly on 030 as well.

Do you think itīs worth the effort? Should I go on with it?
Iīm not sure.

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Old 20 August 2007, 20:22   #2
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AWSOME!!!!!!
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Old 20 August 2007, 20:26   #3
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Thanks my friend.
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It's a cool start, but I'm not really an FMV game fan, so I can't really comment.
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Old 21 August 2007, 00:37   #5
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well you can find some of the animation here

http://www.dragons-lair-project.com/...iovideo/tq.asp

Kingdom - The far reaches is called Thayer's Quest on arcade (you can find all the video in some of the daphne releases ) I will gladly send them to you if you like.
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@ Dizzy:

Great link. Thanks a lot. Iīll check out the videos later. (quality, resolution and so on)
(Iīm too tired atm.)

Please tell me more about these daphne releases? I never heard about it.
I only know this stupid girl from Dragonīs Lair called Daphne.
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well daphne is a Laserdisc Arcade emulator

you can see the diff games on http://www.dragons-lair-project.com/
I got the games from undergroundgamers, so the videofiles are taken from the laserdisc so should be easy to convert

Just a minor warning http://www.digitalleisure.com/ is owning the rights to the game, they have released it on DVD http://www.digitalleisure.com/conten...s.htm#thayersQ
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well daphne is a Laserdisc Arcade emulator
Well, that explains it all.


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you can see the diff games on http://www.dragons-lair-project.com/
I got the games from undergroundgamers, so the videofiles are taken from the laserdisc so should be easy to convert
YESSS thatīs awesome. My method is far too complicated.

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Just a minor warning http://www.digitalleisure.com/ is owning the rights to the game, they have released it on DVD http://www.digitalleisure.com/conten...s.htm#thayersQ
Well, I had that in mind, too. Am I allowed to own the videofiles of TQ?
I only have an original copy of the CD-i conversion. I donīt want to get any trouble.

Mhhh...And what about an unofficial Amiga version?


Your offer would make it really easy to build up a complete version.
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I'm at work atm but as soon as I get home (in 7 hours time ) I'll upload the files to megaupload-something and send you the link or I can also send it to your mail if you prefer that. (Dont remember how big it is)
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Fantastic!



Okay, I need to go to bed anyway.

Happy working, Dizzy.
...and good night.
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sorry was too tired this morning so went straight to bed

Well the video file are big 1,55 GB so will take some time if I shall upload it to a filesharing site ().

Do you know someone with a fast ftp, or else I gladly send you a dvd with the game on
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Hi again, Dizzy.

1,55 GB. Thatīs a lot.
Iīm not at home atm. but write back as soon as possible.

Thanks again for all your efforts.
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Okay!

I decided to stop this project due to copyright reasons.

But Iīll continue working on a new FMV game.
Itīll be a detective story on 2 or 3 CDs.

Please tell me if youīre interested in playing a simple but thrilling Amiga game.
In that case I will use English dialogues instead of a complete German version.
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Okay!

I decided to stop this project due to copyright reasons.
but I understand you

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But Iīll continue working on a new FMV game.
Itīll be a detective story on 2 or 3 CDs.

Please tell me if youīre interested in playing a simple but thrilling Amiga game.
In that case I will use English dialogues instead of a complete German version.
wow a detective story
I would gladly offer my help if I can be of some use
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Old 03 September 2007, 17:02   #15
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Hi Dizzy
Yeahh, itīs a bit sad, but I really want to share the game with the Amiga community.


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I would gladly offer my help if I can be of some use

Thank you very much
I will open a more detailed thread soon. Iīm sure some help is needed...


But I have to start with a concept first. (Will do it this evening...)
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