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PINBACK: but I want know, is this game in English or in German. If the screenshots in German manual are in English mustn't mean, the game is in English itself. Can you install it, and simply run?
PINBACK, have you tried some of VM? It should work...
Thanks for that faq, Lenchik. Forcing 256 colors and 600x480 resolution finally made the gameplay-video transitions seamless! I updated my packages accordingly and finally got around to upload them and PM the links to DarkOne. So hopefully, you'll all have an easy way to play these games soon.
Pinback, since you have the original disc, you can simply copy the files from the disc to a folder of your choice and, after pointing cd_rom.cfg to your physical disc drive, run it with the disc in your drive. Just make sure you don't try to copy Pinst.exe, Parkan.dat and Cntrl.nav, as these are bloated files (copy protection) and not necessary to run the game.
My god it seems to be working :O I got past the intro and into the game although it's all in german.
Did what you suggested Fadrad and left out the three files you mentioned also could not get it to work from the desktop icon as Lenchik suggested but it worked from inside the folder. also I found that I had to leave the file extension on the CD Rom file as CFG and not change it to Txt as suggested.
Dear Parkan fans,
It has been a long time where I was busy in a non-space, real world. I'm very sorry for all of you waiting for the...
...of Parkan, The Empire Chronicles. The good news is: I have worked hard and it's now finished, ready to be submitted. Also the program files together with the in-game videos. Yes, all the game in English.
The only question is: where and how do I publish all this stuff ???????
I will take a look in the download / upload section here. If I succeed, then you will shortly be able to play the
*****>>> VERY BEST SPACE SIM OF ALL TIMES <<<**** :santablack:
otherwise.... I'll have a problem to solve and need your help.
More news to come soon. Stay tuned and look at the Download section !
Excellent news Xenons if you have problems with the download section here PM D1 about it as he may be able to sort some thing out for you.
I have now polished up for the final release my Installation, Walkthrough & Strategy Guide for the game (English).
The file is:
Parkan_Walkthrough_v1_00.txt (92,6 KB)
The file is now ready for download ! Have fun with Parkan !!
Guys, you have really made an amazing progress for an English / German release, so this game will have its place in the Space Sims as it deserves. Congrats to anyone :cool:
Thanks especially to fadrad for making the Beta version work together with the Videos !!!!
Not sure, but it appears that there's no English game manual, but he he... it's very simple: the manual is IN THE GAME. In your Parkan's computer console! Well, sort of manual, but all essentials are there.
What is still lacking is a good Strategy Guide for the game, and I hope I have contributed to this one.
My latest changes in the Walkthrough covers the installation procedure for Windows 7 which should hopefully lead to a flawless installation and gameplay.