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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:30 pm 
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Hello. I'm having trouble running a game. It's on a CD-ROM, and I have 64-bit Windows, so I had to extract the contents and make an image file. When I click the icon, the game's border pops up, but then shrinks back down and the game closes immediately. Some things to note:
1. The game is from Japan, and was released in 1994.
2. It requires KanjiTalk 7.1
3. It uses Quicktime (included on disk)
4. I had a hard time extracting the contents, because my Windows laptop couldn't read the disk. I ended up using a specialty program, I think MacDisk or TransMac, to do it, and they had trouble with the Japanese characters, so some of the files were renamed random gibberish. I'm afraid this may have messed up the files.
5. I tried looking at some of the files. I ran some of them through a filetype analyzer, and most of them are Quicktime videos, but they can't be played by any media player I've tried (including Media Player Classic, VLC, and Quicktime itself).

Can somebody recommend a setup that might work?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:28 am 
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What game is it? Someone may have already made a disk image of it.

Barring that, try using ImgBurn to create a disk image of the CD. Then load the disk image into BII (lock it first) and it'll show up in 7.1 as a CD.

From there, everything should work as expected, assuming the game actually runs in BII.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:00 pm 
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SB-129 wrote:
Hello. I'm having trouble running a game. It's on a CD-ROM, and I have 64-bit Windows, so I had to extract the contents and make an image file.

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4. I had a hard time extracting the contents, because my Windows laptop couldn't read the disk. I ended up using a specialty program, I think MacDisk or TransMac, to do it, and they had trouble with the Japanese characters, so some of the files were renamed random gibberish. I'm afraid this may have messed up the files.


I'm not clear what you did, exactly. You would make an image file of a CD with an image-making program. Did you try imgburn?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:27 am 
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I'm having trouble running a game. It's on a CD-ROM, and I have 64-bit Windows, so I had to extract the contents and make an image file.


I'm not sure the premise is correct here:

Our latest BasiliskII build reads normal (but not all) Mac cd's in windows 64 bit.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5282

Did you try to run Basilisk with the disk inserted? Or just assumed it would not work because Windows couldn't read the disk?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:09 am 
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adespoton wrote:
What game is it? Someone may have already made a disk image of it.

Barring that, try using ImgBurn to create a disk image of the CD. Then load the disk image into BII (lock it first) and it'll show up in 7.1 as a CD.

From there, everything should work as expected, assuming the game actually runs in BII.
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I'm not clear what you did, exactly. You would make an image file of a CD with an image-making program. Did you try imgburn?


I just tried imgburn. The same thing happens. The game pops up and goes back down immediately.

This is the game:
https://www.mobygames.com/game/macintos ... ahjong-piv

I've never seen another disk image of it.

Edit: Okay, thanks for the replies. I tried ImgBurn, and the same thing happened: it pops up and closes immediately.

Then I tried the physical disk with my KanjiTalk-configured package. It gives me a Japanese error message, then the emulator crashes.

But then, I tried my English package, and it's running. I don't think I could get it to run before, so I'm not sure why it's running now.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:42 pm 
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Great you got things rolling!
Could you please consider uploading the working image to Macintoshgarden?
Not that there is a shortage in Mahjong games there, just curiosity on my side. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:25 am 
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24bit wrote:
Great you got things rolling!
Could you please consider uploading the working image to Macintoshgarden?
Not that there is a shortage in Mahjong games there, just curiosity on my side. :)


Maybe. What format should it be in?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:01 am 
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imgburn iso; you can compress it with 7zip if you want I think.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:18 am 
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Well, I'd love to add it, but Macintosh Garden isn't sending me a confirmation email.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:13 am 
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I've decided that I will not be sharing this. The imgburn ISO is non-functional, and I can't make an image any other way. Sorry.


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