Notifications
Clear all

 


Also get access to over 60 free games in their trove of games, get 20 percent off all purchases and you can stop the subscription at anytime and keep all the games
 

Parkan The imperial Chronicles

Page 2 / 5

Geraldine
(@geraldine)
Rear Admiral Registered
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 3408
 

Or D-Fend Reloaded, nice find by the way Pinback! 😉 Hope you get it working 🙂


ReplyQuote
Pinback
(@pinback)
99 Star General Moderator
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 8220
Topic starter  

It’s a windows 95 game. So it won’t work in D-fend and Xensons said it won’t run in Vmware.

I can’t get it run under XP and on my old 98 laptop, it seems to install the game but then crashes.


ReplyQuote
Geraldine
(@geraldine)
Rear Admiral Registered
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 3408
 
PINBACK wrote:
It’s a windows 95 game. So it won’t work in D-fend.

The latest version of D-Fend does have a windows option, but I cannot say how good it is as all the stuff I run is DOS. Try it and see.


ReplyQuote
fadrad
(@fadrad)
Petty Officer Registered
Joined: 9 years ago
Posts: 17
 

Have you tried copying the contents of the CD to a folder on your hdd and launch it from there? I remember there being issues with the installer on some machines (though it usally worked fine with Win98).


ReplyQuote
CaptainKal
(@captainkal)
Lieutenant Registered
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 675
 
Quote:
It’s a windows 95 game. So it won’t work in D-fend and Xensons said it won’t run in Vmware.

I can’t get it run under XP and on my old 98 laptop, it seems to install the game but then crashes.

Quote:
Have you tried copying the contents of the CD to a folder on your hdd and launch it from there? I remember there being issues with the installer on some machines (though it usally worked fine with Win98).

Just copy the CD. The installer doesn't seems to work, on WinNT based systems. (BTW I also found my disk images from the Russian and the English version. I will give them a try later this evening).


ReplyQuote
Pinback
(@pinback)
99 Star General Moderator
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 8220
Topic starter  

No joy with transferring the game from disk to the harddrive as there seems to some sort of copy protection on the disk.

The game should work on the 98 laptop but keeps crashing out at the end of the install although it may be due to the laptop not having a graphic card.

One interesting thing I have found from looking through the manual is that the screen shots all have English text in them instead of German text.

Had a quick look at D-fend but I think you can only run windows games for the current os you have installed on your machine. ❓


ReplyQuote
fadrad
(@fadrad)
Petty Officer Registered
Joined: 9 years ago
Posts: 17
 

Since I had some free time today I took a closer look at the russian (Gold re-release) and english (3dsl beta) PARKAN.EXE via HEX-editor. While i found most of the english text in there, the interface text seems to be somewhere else (an encrypted image file package perhaps). I briefly tried to insert the english text into the russian version but stopped since it would be way too much work (different string sizes mean I can't simply copy & paste and would have to edit the text strings manually - a gargantuan task even WITH knowledge of the Russian language (which I don't have)).

I really don't know why the english exe can't open the russion .nav files, as the my HEX-edit showed that the two exes point to the same filenames (intro0,nav, etc.), and I couldn't find a way to make it open them. It's twice as odd when you consider that enabling english VA in the russian ver by copying over SPVOICE.LIB and renaming it to SPVOICR.LIB actually works. At this point I think that the german version wouldn't have been of much use to me anyway.


ReplyQuote
OSH
 OSH
(@osh)
Master Chief Registered
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 117
 

I desperately seeking German version of Parkan. I doubt, I can buy it...is this game copy-protected in any way?


ReplyQuote
Pinback
(@pinback)
99 Star General Moderator
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 8220
Topic starter  

I think it does as I tried to copy the files to the harddrive and I was unable to copy them.


ReplyQuote
OSH
 OSH
(@osh)
Master Chief Registered
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 117
 

Gosh...this game come from 1997, which one copy protection can it be? PINBACK, if you don't speak German, why you bought German version of this game, and...FROM???


ReplyQuote
Pinback
(@pinback)
99 Star General Moderator
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 8220
Topic starter  

This German version is later as the manual has a copyright of 1999.

I collect space trading games and have a few non English language games in the collection.


ReplyQuote
OSH
 OSH
(@osh)
Master Chief Registered
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 117
 

Can you tell me, is this German version in fact in English - only manual is in German, like German version of Battlecruiser Millennium Gold?


ReplyQuote
Pinback
(@pinback)
99 Star General Moderator
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 8220
Topic starter  

Sorry for the late reply, I not tried the game out on the new computer yet.

As I said in an earlier post the screen shot of the game in the manual are in English but the manual itself is in German.


ReplyQuote
CaptainKal
(@captainkal)
Lieutenant Registered
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 675
 

Have you checked the Parkan download section, in the download area, lately? 😉


ReplyQuote
OSH
 OSH
(@osh)
Master Chief Registered
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 117
 

Yes. Thanks CaptainKal!

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?


ReplyQuote
Pinback
(@pinback)
99 Star General Moderator
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 8220
Topic starter  
OSH wrote:

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?

I Will have a go at it and see if I can get it up and running.


ReplyQuote
DarkOne
(@sscadmin)
Supreme Dark Emperor Admin
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 7424
 

Yes it is in the download section for now, but I would like to find out if I can legally host this download. Just don't know who to contact? I know a lot of the russian titles are hard to validate whether your pirating it or not when you can no longer buy it and publisher/developer are no longer in existence. So any help is welcomed in this search for the truth.


ReplyQuote
Pinback
(@pinback)
99 Star General Moderator
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 8220
Topic starter  

No joy getting the game to work OSH, I have another go with my old laptop.


ReplyQuote
OSH
 OSH
(@osh)
Master Chief Registered
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 117
 

PINBACK, have you tried some of VM? It should work...


ReplyQuote
Pinback
(@pinback)
99 Star General Moderator
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 8220
Topic starter  
OSH wrote:
PINBACK, have you tried some of VM? It should work...

Not tried it yet OSH not sure how it works.


ReplyQuote
OSH
 OSH
(@osh)
Master Chief Registered
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 117
 

I want only to know, is the game textes English or German...if you can't set-up your computer to run this game, maybe I can? I nedd only game files without audio and video - and I will check. Can you send me this?


ReplyQuote
fadrad
(@fadrad)
Petty Officer Registered
Joined: 9 years ago
Posts: 17
 

I can tell you that the german version is definitely fully translated. If you just want to play the game (in English) and don't care about the videos, you could always try the ripped version I uploaded a few days ago (Parkan_S in the download area).


ReplyQuote
OSH
 OSH
(@osh)
Master Chief Registered
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 117
 

No, I want full German version...I wrote to two shops, but no-one has replied me...I love German language, although isn't my native language...

--EDIT--

Topic can be closed. I have yo..erm it now!


ReplyQuote
Pinback
(@pinback)
99 Star General Moderator
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 8220
Topic starter  

Does the German version have any English in it.

Tried copying it the hard drive again but it still won't copy one of the files over, Window say it will take 14 minutes to copy but an hour later it sill has not copied it.

Guess I will have to wait till I get the old 98 computer out of storage.


ReplyQuote
OSH
 OSH
(@osh)
Master Chief Registered
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 117
 

PINBACK, definitely it's copy-protection issue. You have to make an 1:1 cd image. But I have German version now, and I will try it to instal under VM or real XP.

So, I've installed it under XP...and it works!!! sadly, in German version I can't see an intro which is in Russian version. Only a short intro message....


ReplyQuote
Page 2 / 5