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Post by DarkFalcoZ » Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:58 pm

Ex kinda hit on what I was trying to do, copy all the files from the discs and condense them so I can upload it quicker, but I get errors on the .cab files. Except he forgot to mention I can't even view what's in them.

What I intend to do with the list is find all the files in my giants directory and make new .cab files so I can work with them. I would rather use the originals, but I keep having problems :( .

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Post by Glude » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:07 pm

What you are trying to do won't work.
Do you want the game to fit exactly into a CD ?

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Post by DarkFalcoZ » Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:13 am

I thought I could try to fit it into one cd, but I don't think it would work, so now I'm just trying to find all the files invovled.

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Post by Glude » Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:27 pm

You could make a DVD version of giants if you want (1.4GB).
Get the program WinISO, then make a virtual Giants CD1. You juste have to add the data3.cab into that virtual CD and burn it, no need to extract the .cab files.

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Post by SSJBardock » Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:32 pm

I don't think you can actually fit giants on one cd just by not putting unused files on the cd.

I actually made an installer to install giants from the internet, and I have managed to fit all giants files (multiplayer + singleplayer) into under 100 MB by compressing textures as jpg and sound files as ogg files. It's kinda working but some textures get invalidated, which I still have to fix.

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Post by DarkFalcoZ » Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:51 am

I already know I can't fit all the files into one cd, I just want to see what are all the files involved. I like that idea with compressing the textures and sounds, but wouldn't it decrease the overall quality of the skins?

I've done a quick check in my giant's folder to see how big the game would be and I got it down to about .9 - 1GB (single + multi player/patch). Still an estimate though.
Glude wrote:You juste have to add the data3.cab into that virtual CD and burn it, no need to extract the .cab files.
That's the whole reason why I want a list so I don't have to extract the .cab files or even deal with them.

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Post by Exploderman » Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:59 am

Is it possible to have all the Giants files from the cd and put it on a 2 GB Flash Drive without going through an installation proccess? Kinda like what Glude did: You just click the .reg files and ran Giants like normal, no installation. If thats possible, then I just need a 2 GB Flash Drive and I'm all set 8)

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Post by Glude » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:31 pm

Very easy :
Copy your Giants folder ( C:/Program Files/Giants ) into your flash drive and use my reg1.reg to "install" the game. You will need a noCD patch though.

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Post by Exploderman » Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:00 pm

Not so fast! You are wrong on one thing. The reg.reg you have puts the giants registry in a weird name and it puts it in the 1036 language (French) which it should be 1035 (English).

I already knew this some time ago, just wanted to know if I am missing anything when full filling this ''operation''. Basically, making sure I was right.

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Post by Glude » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:19 pm

Yeah, sorry about the language :
You can create a .reg file by exporting from the registry(Start>Run>regedit) the folder HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PlanetMoon .
This way, you will get your configuration.

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Post by DarkFalcoZ » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:21 pm

Can't we make our own configuration in the notepad, because people should be able to change their settings and I don't think I want them to have the same names as the installer. Ohyeah, I looked at the french version, not too bad, if you don't pay attention to the queer sounds of the characters :roll: .

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Post by Glude » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:40 pm

You can make the config with notepad, but it will be very long.
You could rather edit an existing one.

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Post by Trust Kill » Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:49 pm

So how is 'mission impossible' going?

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Post by DarkFalcoZ » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:13 pm

Other then the fact that no one has sent me a list of what's in the .cab files :? , I'd say we're moving along. I' getting a 2 gb flash drive to fit the files.

After that is complete, I'll see if I can make a the whole game downloadable from a site, in case someone has lost or broken cds.

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Post by Exploderman » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:29 pm

Ya, looking for a 2 gb flash drive that gets at least 40 - 480 mb/s read/write transfer rate, and for the lowest price.

Any other suggestions will be acceptable until proven pointless.

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