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 on: April 26, 2020, 06:31:37 PM 
Started by tempz - Last post by ase62
Hi, yes you do need a UK CD and the mod fixes are really for win10 so you might find some bits wont work. Originally DO on win98 should work but you might need a Dark Omen no CD fix perhaps.

Thanks so much, Olly. After so much effort I would like to find out the way to make the OS to see that the CD is mounted (it's an ISO, but it's mounted, so it should find the files there).

Here they explain a solution to this issue:

http://www.codercaste.com/2010/01/02/cracking-dark-omen-game-cd-protection/

The author comments that:

"The call 0048A5E0 is the one that checks if there are certain files to be loaded in certain drives. To understand better this,think that the files needed for the game to run are all taken from C:\, except from one.This one is the “intro.tgp” file,which is taken from the cd.So,it checks for this file in E:\ and if it cannot find it,it calls for the bad message.As you may have already imagined, there are two solutions:

*Either noop(90) the call that checks for this file,
*Or copy the Movies\intro.tgq file into your directory of the game and MAKE it think it’s in C:\."

So I applied the second solution mentioned: copy the Movies\intro.tgq file into the game directory, but no way.

What a pity... Sad

 92 
 on: April 26, 2020, 06:16:35 PM 
Started by tempz - Last post by olly
Hi, yes you do need a UK CD and the mod fixes are really for win10 so you might find some bits wont work. Originally DO on win98 should work but you might need a Dark Omen no CD fix perhaps.

 93 
 on: April 26, 2020, 05:51:36 PM 
Started by tempz - Last post by ase62
Similar problem Sad I managed to deploy a Virtual Box on Linux Ubuntu. Inside I created a Virtual Machine with Windows 98 (spanish version - is that a problem?) running properly. I can listen audio and graphic configuration is ok. I managed to install other games.

Then I shared by samba the graphic drivers and all ok. Finally, I mounted the iso file with the game (coverted from the bin file) and I managed also to correctly install the game. The presentation was amazing (I remembered after so many years). Then, when trying to start a game, the D:\ error. What I have done to try to solve it:

1) I downloaded the file with MODs and Prg_eng and so on. I put it into the correct directory.
2) I also edited with regedit the registry after checking that it was referencing to D:\
3) I also moved the Movies/intro file to C:\ directory (to the path where the game is, obviously).
4) I also restarted the operative system
5) I also created an additional iso with Movies directory on root just in case (E:\)

When trying to load a game (or even a saved game, as I can now see that this section is active after having left the MODs on the installation path) I always get the annoying message: I must put the CD on the D:\ or E:\ unit (I see both as I have two iso files mounted on D: and E:. Even starting the game from any of these iso files I'm not able to made them work.

Any hint to make it work? Thanks in advance!

 94 
 on: April 24, 2020, 10:20:27 AM 
Started by olly - Last post by olly
Agreed, the worst part is worrying about other family members and keeping them all safe and well.

 95 
 on: April 22, 2020, 04:09:18 PM 
Started by olly - Last post by armoured-lemming
Keeping safe in my 2nd floor ''bunker'' with plenty of essentials and minis to paint.
It's not too different from my regular existence though the anxiety is a bit much at times, worrying about everyone else.

Hope you're all staying safe!

 96 
 on: April 10, 2020, 01:43:31 PM 
Started by Bernheart - Last post by olly
Hi,

Since you've already tried a few things, then probably easier for me to remote in using Teamviewer and investigate. Message me your ID and session password and preferred GMT 0 time. It will probably  be antivirus or Admin permissions and have you installed the registry fixes?

 97 
 on: April 10, 2020, 10:46:42 AM 
Started by Bernheart - Last post by Astargoth
Hi, I have a similar problem on my son's win 10 PC.

I click EngRel.exe
Then a black square appears (starting the game I assume)
Then the following error message comes up (before any intro has begun):

'Dark Omen has failed due to an incompatible DirectX version or out-of-date display drivers'

I have followed the install instructions on this page to the letter: http://forum.dark-omen.org/help-section/read-me-ultimate-dark-omen-xpvistawin7win81win10-game-fixes-t111.0.html

Things to note:
1. I have installed it on my win 10 PC (using the instructions above) and it runs fine
2. During install on my son's PC, when asked to install direct x and 'Yes' is selected I do not see anything happening, the DO install just completes (can't remember if it did this on my PC to be fair)
3. When following the alternate install instructions on http://en.dark-omen.org/dark-omen-and-windows-vista.html the game opens fine but has the CD check problem (http://forum.dark-omen.org/help-section/cd-missing-while-cd-is-here-t1289.0.html) stopping you from playing the campaign
4. The only display driver on my son's PC is the Intel(R) HD Graphics driver

I have tried a dozen or so different ways with a fresh install each time, but alas.

Any help you can give would be most appreciated Smiley

Thanks,
Astargoth

 98 
 on: April 03, 2020, 07:31:41 PM 
Started by olly - Last post by olly
There used to be a link to it within this wiki article, so I will investigate why it no longer links to it.

http://wiki.dark-omen.org/do/ARM

In the meantime there's always ->

http://en.dark-omen.org/troops.html


 99 
 on: April 03, 2020, 07:16:07 PM 
Started by olly - Last post by Jaroslav80
Olly is somewhere a table of all unit's stats?
In manual there is just simple description of units without some numeric stats.

 100 
 on: April 02, 2020, 08:37:55 PM 
Started by baiselmareo6 - Last post by olly
Final Liberation is still my favourite turn based game, with X-Com Apocalypse. Chaos Gate wasn't as good but still fun to play.

Smiley

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