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Reply 160 of 165, by psy_

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xcomcmdr wrote on 2021-02-22, 19:27:

Just for info, the hacked Adlib gold driver for generic OPL3 soundcards works with the cd version of the game.
Using the tools to unpack and repack DUNE.DAT from the cd version of the game and using the hacked Adlib gold driver from ripsaw8080 ( Re: Idea for Adlib Gold emulation? ) which i attach to the msg renamed to work with the cd version it works as it should 😀

ps. i just needed "api-ms-win-core-winrt-l1-1-0.dll" for DuneExtractor and DuneImpactor to work on my win 7 laptop.

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Reply 161 of 165, by psy_

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Tested again and it doesnt seem to work 😒 (maybe it works cause the driver on my post is the original dune cd version by mistake) anyway don't have time right now, i'll see to it later.

edit : maybe the driver needs to be packed but can't find a HSQ compression util ( found this but no compiled binary 😒 https://github.com/sonicpp/Dune-game-translations )

Reply 162 of 165, by xcomcmdr

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Hello,

sorry I could not answer sooner.

You can run the game from the hard drive, with all the files from DUNE.DAT decompressed into the same folder as DNCDPRG.EXE.

You still need to re-pack your driver with HSQ compression. Maybe I could produce a compiled executable of sonicpp's HSQH.C file.

Reply 163 of 165, by psy_

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Hi xcomcmdr, thx for the help! would be nice to have a compiled HSQ compression program, the adlib gold driver is from dune floppy version and made by ripsaw8080 to play nice with generic opl3 soundcards, hope it would work with the CD version of the game.

Reply 164 of 165, by digger

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I initially read "HERAD" as "Herald", and immediately I wondered whether this was about someone possibly having composed an Adlib/OPL2 version of the music piece "Herald of the Change" by Hans Zimmer (part of the soundtrack of the recent Dune movie), and perhaps even having managed to patch it into the classic Dune DOS game as additional background music.

It's funny how such a coincidental misinterpretation can lead to such a F█ING AWESOME IDEA.

Now I'm hoping someone will actually do that! ☺️

And why stop there? Perhaps OPL3 and MT-32 versions too!

Reply 165 of 165, by xcomcmdr

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psy_ wrote on 2022-05-31, 10:44:

Hi xcomcmdr, thx for the help! would be nice to have a compiled HSQ compression program, the adlib gold driver is from dune floppy version and made by ripsaw8080 to play nice with generic opl3 soundcards, hope it would work with the CD version of the game.

Hello,

Here it is attached to this post.

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