Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by SomeGuy » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:07 pm

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You all do know that among other things, Steam is a DRM system, right?

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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by Radhad » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:58 pm

Sof_T wrote:
rosfanatic wrote:I just tried that disasteroids, it's actually not shabby ;)

Steam is included in the supported apps? Didn't realize that. I wonder if any steam-enabled games will run yet ;)
I seem to remember a video of half-life running with a few issues.
That wasn't the steam version - you can run Half-Life when you install it directly from CD and it could work within Software Mode.

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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by PurpleGurl » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:07 am

Any free SCUMM-VM based game should be good. Those are rewritten DOS classics designed to work under modern Windows versions. Beneath a Steel Sky is one example. Game emulators in general though, are tricky, since they may require cartridge data or other proprietary files, and downloading such things without owning the cartridges might not be legal. But emulators which will run freeware/open source stuff for other platforms would be fine.

The OffByOne browser would be good to list, if it is not already there. It only takes up 1.2 Mb.

X-Setup Pro might be good. It is abandonware and the authors freely gave it and its installation key to the public.

We might want to make our own Tweaks-UI sort of tool, or better yet, incorporate the options into the shell. That way, there will be no need to use the Microsoft utility.

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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by EmuandCo » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:57 am

Scummvm has the same problems as any emulator. You still need the original data files from the games. So it's as legal as emulators are, fully legal if you own the game
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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by mrugiero » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:31 am

EmuandCo wrote:Scummvm has the same problems as any emulator. You still need the original data files from the games. So it's as legal as emulators are, fully legal if you own the game
What PurpleGurl is saying is that there are some games which their producers actually released for free. The mentioned Beneath a Steel Sky, The Flight of the Amazon Queen and demos are examples, all of them available in the scummvm website.

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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by PurpleGurl » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:03 pm

mrugiero wrote:What PurpleGurl is saying is that there are some games which their producers actually released for free. The mentioned Beneath a Steel Sky, The Flight of the Amazon Queen and demos are examples, all of them available in the scummvm website.

Correct. That was why the 2nd word I used was free, to distinguish all of the games remade for the emulator from the free ones. A few let SCUMMVM have the rights to their old games, and they come with all the files.

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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by betaluva » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:10 am

free games applenty! http://www.caiman.us/

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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by PurpleGurl » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:42 am

betaluva wrote:free games applenty! http://www.caiman.us/
One thing to keep an eye on with games is that for some, support will be down the road. Some require Direct X, so we'll need to get "React X" up and running, and any APIs that would require.

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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by SomeGuy » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:21 am

Which is why I was asking for games/utils that were known to work currently. There certainly are a lot on that site, possibly a few might work if they are well behaved Win32 GDI applications. I'll have to try some of those out. Half of the ones on Winsite wouldn't even install, but a couple of them ran and looked pretty slick.

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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by classicgamelover85 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:47 am

I'm not too certain what this post is about but I would like to make a suggestion, don't hate me for it cuz I posted things in GM Community and people can be such critics to what is posted, but anyways here it goes: A built-in updater for ReactOS. Like what linux has. That way ReactOS is always kept up to date with the latest new fixes and what not. So when they release a new version of ReactOS then it would download automatically and install over the older version. If I'm out of topic or breaking rules, I'm sorry. I'm VERY new here, just joined today and just found out today about this really cool OS. I couldn't find the rules... So I don't even know if i'm breaking a rule by suggesting this. But no really, a built-in updater is just what this OS needs!!! For sure!!

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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by EmuandCo » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:02 am

Your rules. http://www.reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3709
Well, this was already discussed several times here and won't be done in the current state, there are more important things to do first.
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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by DOSGuy » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:24 pm

SomeGuy wrote:Which is why I was asking for games/utils that were known to work currently.
I'll gladly test out every game on my site. I haven't yet because I haven't been able to get internet access under Bochs. Maybe I'll just put the installers on a second hard drive image and try to install them from the D: drive.
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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by wojo664 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:37 pm

I seem to remember a video of half-life running with a few issues
http://www.youtube.com/user/wojo664/videos

There are two videos of Half-Life running on ROS made by me ;-)

Big issue is the Half-Life menu. I think it is based on coordinates and in ROS they are read wrong (i've heard that in Wine too)

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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by DOSGuy » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:36 pm

Incidentally, I did try out two games in ROS and neither one worked (using QEMU and Bochs). The Adventures of MicroMan v2.0 starts, but text is upside down. Once the game begins, the foreground and background are all dark, so it's almost impossible to see MicroMan except for a dark shape moving around on the background. Mah Jongg '97 is playable, but the tiles are black instead of white.
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Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

Post by vicmarcal » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:26 pm

DOSGuy wrote:Incidentally, I did try out two games in ROS and neither one worked (using QEMU and Bochs). The Adventures of MicroMan v2.0 starts, but text is upside down. Once the game begins, the foreground and background are all dark, so it's almost impossible to see MicroMan except for a dark shape moving around on the background. Mah Jongg '97 is playable, but the tiles are black instead of white.
Could you report those issues In ReactOS bugzilla?Maybe a GDI dev can give a sight to those issues :)
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