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cogadh: There is a DOSBox for Mac, the guy who maintains it it a GOG member.
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DCT: Oh yeah that's right but doesn't GOG just use a stand alone version of Boxer instead or is that just the same thing. I have little to know clue on the MAC end of things.
Boxer does have a few things that pure DOSBox doesn't, but it's basically the same, yes.
Post edited January 26, 2013 by Miaghstir
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DCT: Oh yeah that's right but doesn't GOG just use a stand alone version of Boxer instead or is that just the same thing. I have little to know clue on the MAC end of things.
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Miaghstir: Boxer does have a few things that DOSBox doesn't, but it's basically the same, yes.
Oh then they really should have no excuse for this then outside of "hey it was easier to just slap these into ScummVM and call it the day then playing around with Dosbox and Boxer settings" and even then there still was no real good reason to rip out the SVGA files though.

I love this site but damn they do some silly things.
Post edited January 26, 2013 by DCT
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DCT: I love this site but damn they do some silly things.
Like wearing hats!
*blue summoning spell cast*
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grviper: *blue summoning spell cast*
Klaatu barada... umm... necktie *cough, cough*
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grviper: *blue summoning spell cast*
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Darling_Jimmy: Klaatu barada... umm... necktie *cough, cough*
Looks around sees a lack of blue text
Are you sure you said the words right?

Also love that movie(Evil Dead 3/Army of Darkness).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VtcOCHePB4
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DCT: Looks around sees a lack of blue text
Are you sure you said the words right?
Dang... You should have put more "fuck" in the thread title.
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DCT: Looks around sees a lack of blue text
Are you sure you said the words right?
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grviper: Dang... You should have put more "fuck" in the thread title.
I know right? ah well I'll remember that next time.
Where is Larry 7 is more my question. It wasn't in the retail collection either.
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StingingVelvet: Where is Larry 7 is more my question. It wasn't in the retail collection either.
If it is collection.. We all need Larry in sail. That was great. =)
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keeveek: Another day and I'm wondering what else GOG will remove just like that, because they say so, without any prior warnings ...

First - Atlantis soundtracks
Then - Mac version of Imperial Glory
Now - THIS

What the fuck GOG, what the fuck...

EDIT: eeem... from OP post I understood that it was there and then it was removed, but from other threads about that it seems GOG never included these files.
Yeah what I mean by putting the files back was the version of Larry 6 gog used had both the SVGA and VGA versions included GOG removed the SVGA files from their release because "they couldn't get them to run right" even so that is still a silly reason to remove the files they could of just used the VGA version like they are now but kept the SVGA files in..


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StingingVelvet: Where is Larry 7 is more my question. It wasn't in the retail collection either.
I can wait on Larry 7 but this is just BS as they removed files from this release for no good reason.
Post edited January 26, 2013 by DCT
They really should add an option to get unsupported files that lets people download things that have been stripped out.

I'd go as far to request ISO and disk images for games that have been released in programs like DosBox or ScummVM. Most people won't use them, but for those that want to do the work themselves should have a chance. Just make sure to put up "Nothing on this download is supported in any way!" and make the person click OK to get it.
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Fictionvision: They really should add an option to get unsupported files that lets people download things that have been stripped out.

I'd go as far to request ISO and disk images for games that have been released in programs like DosBox or ScummVM. Most people won't use them, but for those that want to do the work themselves should have a chance. Just make sure to put up "Nothing on this download is supported in any way!" and make the person click OK to get it.
Or they can just stop stripping them out in the first place, really what is the point in taking them out? Honestly the average user here are not going to go poking around and play with those files since they just use the shortcuts GOG gives them and call it the day. The average peson I find that goes poking around the directories and uses those files are those who know what there doing or want to try them out and see if they can get it running and those people are not going to be hammering suppourt with complaints about it if they don't work at worst that they will do is maybe post in the game's forums much like some linux users do
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Fictionvision: They really should add an option to get unsupported files that lets people download things that have been stripped out.

I'd go as far to request ISO and disk images for games that have been released in programs like DosBox or ScummVM. Most people won't use them, but for those that want to do the work themselves should have a chance. Just make sure to put up "Nothing on this download is supported in any way!" and make the person click OK to get it.
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DCT: Or they can just stop stripping them out in the first place, really what is the point in taking them out? Honestly the average user here are not going to go poking around and play with those files since they just use the shortcuts GOG gives them and call it the day. The average peson I find that goes poking around the directories and uses those files are those who know what there doing or want to try them out and see if they can get it running and those people are not going to be hammering suppourt with complaints about it if they don't work at worst that they will do is maybe post in the game's forums much like some linux users do
This has been brought up many times before and the answer has always been, it's all about the quality of GOG's releases. Even if they were to release the full content, ISOs, etc. with a warning that that stuff is not supported, people are going to look for support for it and it gives the (erroneous) impression that GOG is selling a broken product. For a small company like GOG, that is severely damaging to the brand, more damaging than it would be to simply not offer or remove the non-functional stuff. In this particular case, it does sound like the removal had less to do with protecting the brand and more to do with expediting the release, but for nearly all the others, that is not the case.
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DCT: Or they can just stop stripping them out in the first place, really what is the point in taking them out? Honestly the average user here are not going to go poking around and play with those files since they just use the shortcuts GOG gives them and call it the day. The average peson I find that goes poking around the directories and uses those files are those who know what there doing or want to try them out and see if they can get it running and those people are not going to be hammering suppourt with complaints about it if they don't work at worst that they will do is maybe post in the game's forums much like some linux users do
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cogadh: This has been brought up many times before and the answer has always been, it's all about the quality of GOG's releases. Even if they were to release the full content, ISOs, etc. with a warning that that stuff is not supported, people are going to look for support for it and it gives the (erroneous) impression that GOG is selling a broken product. For a small company like GOG, that is severely damaging to the brand, more damaging than it would be to simply not offer or remove the non-functional stuff. In this particular case, it does sound like the removal had less to do with protecting the brand and more to do with expediting the release, but for nearly all the others, that is not the case.
I know it's still a bit silly if you ask me, take for example Kings Quest 6 some releases of the game have both the DOS and Windows version included and if memory serves the version you can pick up on Steam in the KQ collection was one such release but when you installed the collection it only sets up a shortcut and runs the DOS version and unless you go poking around the directory you would have no clue there was a enhanced windows version inside the folder. Obviously it's not supported and as I said not many people are really going to bother since the orginal DOS version runs and again as far as they know that is the only version.
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DCT: I know it's still a bit silly if you ask me, take for example Kings Quest 6 some releases of the game have both the DOS and Windows version included and if memory serves the version you can pick up on Steam in the KQ collection was one such release but when you installed the collection it only sets up a shortcut and runs the DOS version and unless you go poking around the directory you would have no clue there was a enhanced windows version inside the folder. Obviously it's not supported and as I said not many people are really going to bother since the orginal DOS version runs and again as far as they know that is the only version.
I think you are severely underestimating the technical expertise of the "average customer" here. A large majority of the people who are buying the old games on GOG are very technically inclined gamers who are well informed about what is and isn't in some of these games. If they weren't, topics like this would not come up as often as they do. These are definitely the kinds of people who will go tinkering around with the game files and will very likely find stuff that does not work, then post on the forums about the "broken content" in GOG games (not maliciously, mind you, just looking for community help). This, in turn leads the less informed customers to think that GOG is selling a broken product. Safer in the long run to simply not include that stuff.