Figured I would make the thread for this. Who remembers when ASSEMbler bought the rights to it and had a few thousand pressed copies made? I still have mine close by that I have made sure to keep in good shape.
I seem to remember one or two versions with improved loading times; not sure if that was the "official" corrected version, or someone who got tired of waiting for it. I'll see if I can find it/them, though I'm pretty sure it was posted at AG.I remember he was "gauging interest" in getting a corrected version made due to some loading issues and a lot of people were interested. I'm guessing that never happened?
I seriously doubt it was ever made into a pressed disk like the one I showed above. Still would be good to find the improved image and archive it.I seem to remember one or two versions with improved loading times; not sure if that was the "official" corrected version, or someone who got tired of waiting for it. I'll see if I can find it/them, though I'm pretty sure it was posted at AG.
Yes. The game file needed to be fixed as it was built on a dev system that was not finalized hardware and thus the game would not play on any systems at all. Needed to be modified somewhat to make it boot on the final hardware revision that was released.I think the pressed version was edited? And I don't think he ever released the untouched version which sucks from a preservation point.
I did create the CDI for Geist, but it was over vnc and I couldn't really test-play or optimise for sorting. Just testing if it worked on nullDC over vnc proved challenging. If it was from a GD-R (I don't remember) I probably just used the original sort order. We were happy just to make it boot on retail.I still have my sealed copy
No GDI was ever released.
The improved version was created by community members (MILF and atreyu187) using the pressed version as a source.
I don't know all what went into the 'fixed' version but I do know that atreyu187 fixed the file sort order, so that likely means at the very least Kevin did not use the proper sort order from the GD-R.
This is why I cannot stand when betas are not released in a clean GDI format. Creating good CDIs is an art, and most people who try to do it create a vastly inferior copy.
For the record, the only version that floats around the net these days is the fixed version. It's what Hidden Palace hosts. In fact, I would have no idea how to obtain the original pressed version without opening my sealed copy.