Play Warzone2100 CD version on windows 7

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Re: Play Warzone2100 CD version on windows 7

Post by Lord Apocalypse » 07 Mar 2012, 10:42

no videos from the original 1.10 are rpl format and the source for the player was never released as that was a proprietary EIDOS tech if memory serves. It (as well as the PSX code) were cut out of the gpl source release.

As far as french language for the movies... for the original movies, how exactly did WZ.net obtain them?? Video/Sound capture or did our friends from Pumpkin Studios give out a modified avi/mpeg?

If the former someone may want to do a sound capture for non english game versions and offer some of the more popular translations up for download. No high def copies though to keep file sizes down.

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Re: Play Warzone2100 CD version on windows 7

Post by Emdek » 07 Mar 2012, 11:15

Videos were freed later AFAIR.
And they don't need to be recaptured, just converted.
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Re: Play Warzone2100 CD version on windows 7

Post by Lord Apocalypse » 08 Mar 2012, 08:47

Ok, so converted using what?

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Re: Play Warzone2100 CD version on windows 7

Post by Emdek » 08 Mar 2012, 08:50

Maybe first using this:
https://github.com/Warzone2100/warzone2 ... s/rpl2avi/
And later using ffmpeg, gstreamer, mencoder or whatever which allows to convert AVI to OGG.
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Re: Play Warzone2100 CD version on windows 7

Post by Lord Apocalypse » 08 Mar 2012, 08:54

That was quick, thanks

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Re: Play Warzone2100 CD version on windows 7

Post by Tux9656 » 21 Mar 2012, 03:03

Some of the installers of older games dectect Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 as Windows NT. Which is correct. However, back when these installers for these games were made the newest version of Windows NT was Windows NT 4.0 which is a version of Windows designed only for business workstations and servers. This version of Windows only supports versions of DirectX up to 3.0 and therefore won't play many games. I believe the game developers designed the installers to detect the presence of Windows NT and refuse to install to avoid getting support calls when the game wouldn't run on Windows NT 4.0.

Sorry for the long history lesson.

Anyway, a very commonly used installer from this era allows you to force the game to install with appending the "-lgntforce" parameter. Simply start the command prompt, change to the CDROM drive and type something like "setup.exe -lgntforce"

Step by step instructions assuming D: is the CDROM drive and "setup.exe" is the name of the installer program are below (don't enter the quotation marks).
Go to Start -> Run (or find Command Prompt in the start menu.)
Enter "D:"
Enter "cd \"
Enter "setup.exe -lgntforce"
Now the installer should come up and allow you to install the game.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Play Warzone2100 CD version on windows 7

Post by Lord Apocalypse » 21 Mar 2012, 04:31

NT stations were also used during videogame development and testing since they were infinitely more stable than say win95. I'm so have that the retail desktop windows was changed over to the nt kernel.

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Re: Play Warzone2100 CD version on windows 7

Post by Kaldera » 02 Sep 2012, 19:37

Have a look in the FAQ:
http://guide.wz2100.net/faq#cutscenes

One have to compile the original videos to .ogg
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Re: Play Warzone2100 CD version on windows 7

Post by Lord Apocalypse » 03 Sep 2012, 05:31

Do try to avoid necro posting.. its not popular on most boards and if you do it too often can result in a 3 day vacation (i think.. or a few warnings...)

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