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Hi I just managed to pull off to run GK1 GOG on a mac.

1) Install the GOG Version normally under windows (aka in my case a vm)
2) copy the installed version over
3) Drop the game into boxer to create a dosbox mac bundle http://boxerapp.com/

This in most cases for most games should do it, but GK1 is different, you have no talking sound and the texts are to fast to read, since the sound comes from a cd image which is mounted during startup by the GOG dosbox starter, boxer there fails to do it.
We have to create a special startup file in the application bundle.
4) Go into the application bundle via the terminal (an application is just a directory)
5) go into C Gabriel Knight - Sins of the Fathers.harddisk
6) create a new new batchfile startgk1.bat with following content
imgmount d GK1.gog -t iso
gkcd.bat
7) once you start gk1 boxer/dosbox asks you which file to start chose startgk1.bat now Gabriel knight 1 should start as full talkie version.

8) Enjoy the game.
Post edited September 08, 2013 by werpu
Wow! I was getting the rapid text, but that .bat file makes it work as the talking version! Thanks so much for this post!
Now if only there was an easy way to get GKIII running on the mac...
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adamschoales: Now if only there was an easy way to get GKIII running on the mac...
I was playing the game successfully with parallels, the only problem was that the cutscenes did switch to a blank screen.
But those were easily watchable on youtube.
Btw. I did not like part 3 particularily, I personally found the Serpent Rouge puzzle to be unsolvable without a walkthrough, but maybe I was to dumb for it. Either way the puzzle ruined the game for me.
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werpu: Btw. I did not like part 3 particularily, I personally found the Serpent Rouge puzzle to be unsolvable without a walkthrough, but maybe I was to dumb for it. Either way the puzzle ruined the game for me.
You're not alone. That was the major complaint. I never beat it without a walkthrough, but I still found the story compelling and fascinating that I didn't care.
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werpu: Hi I just managed to pull off to run GK1 GOG on a mac.

1) Install the GOG Version normally under windows (aka in my case a vm)
2) copy the installed version over
3) Drop the game into boxer to create a dosbox mac bundle http://boxerapp.com/

This in most cases for most games should do it, but GK1 is different, you have no talking sound and the texts are to fast to read, since the sound comes from a cd image which is mounted during startup by the GOG dosbox starter, boxer there fails to do it.
We have to create a special startup file in the application bundle.
4) Go into the application bundle via the terminal (an application is just a directory)
5) go into C Gabriel Knight - Sins of the Fathers.harddisk
6) create a new new batchfile startgk1.bat with following content
imgmount d GK1.gog -t iso
gkcd.bat
7) once you start gk1 boxer/dosbox asks you which file to start chose startgk1.bat now Gabriel knight 1 should start as full talkie version.

8) Enjoy the game.
Thanks! You may have resolved my problem!!

The only thing is... how do I enter the application bundle via terminal?


EDIT: done it with Textwrangler. Made a .txt file, then renamed .bat.
Post edited November 27, 2013 by Jegriva


The only thing is... how do I enter the application bundle via terminal?

EDIT: done it with Textwrangler. Made a .txt file, then renamed .bat.
The application bundle is just a directory you have to locate your gabriel knight application bundle most likely in <home>/DOS\ Games/Gabriel\ Knight\ Sins\ Of\ The\ Fathers.boxer
use the cd command to enter it for instance cd ~/DOS\ Games/Gabriel\ Knight\ Sins\ Of\ The\ Fathers.boxer from there cd into C\ Gabriel\ Knight\ -\ Sins\ of\ the\ Fathers.harddisk/ and then follow the instructions I gave at the top of this thread.
just a note for others who might try this: you can also use wineskin to install the game... I couldn't get it to run in wineskin, but when I opened the package contents and took the game directory out, then imported it into boxer, everything seemed to work fine.

Just incase you don't have another vm or a windows partition.
Thank you for the batch script! It was already a hassle doing the virtual install and copying over to host, so this sped up the process a lot.
Easier way:

Open the dosbox preferences.conf file

Below [autoexec] paste the following:

@ECHO OFF
c:
imgmount D "..\GK1.gog" -t iso
cls
sierra
exit