Space Quest IV

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    Space Quest IV

    My Space Quest Collector's Edition disc is scratched beyond repair. Would any of you happen to have a good disc and could give me the .aud file (sound file)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    Seriously, only new games are good. Old games like those stupid Sierra adventure games are stupid. That's why they're stupid.
    That is sarcasm right? Because I happen to like a lot of older games. Although granted the Sierra games are a pain. There are more ways to die in the game than inventory items.

    Edit: Oh great - my message is placed funny - nice forum bug we have here.
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    Out of the 100 people that are going to view your thread, what are the chances of them having a disk 1 out of 1000000?

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

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    I hadn't even heard of such thing as "Space Quest".
    http://www.mobygames.com/game/space-...ectors-edition

    That's a pretty old collection of games...

    Well, I also play some old games like Dungeon Keeper and Age of Empires sometimes, but they were at least released after Windows 95.
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    Seriously, only new games are good. Old games like those stupid Sierra adventure games are stupid. That's why they're stupid.

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    I have Space Quest 4 on my laptop. I've never finished playing it.

    The last time I played it, I used a DOS emulator. I don't know if it's the same as the CD version. The total size of all the files seems to be only 5+ mb.

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    You may be able to get a copy from Chips and Bits as they specialize in older games. I had Space Quest IV and then also bought the Space Quest collection but sadly the ex took them with her.

    You may be able to purchase a CD restoration kit and get it to work if the scratches aren't into the actual media.

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    A quick search on Froogle turns up quite a number of copies selling on eBay for a variety of costs. http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=...Search+Froogle

    Chips and Bits, however, returns nothing.

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    Seriously, only new games are good. Old games like those stupid Sierra adventure games are stupid. That's why they're stupid.
    You're not right about that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba
    You may be able to get a copy from Chips and Bits as they specialize in older games. I had Space Quest IV and then also bought the Space Quest collection but sadly the ex took them with her.

    You may be able to purchase a CD restoration kit and get it to work if the scratches aren't into the actual media.
    Well, it is my understanding that you may be able to get them again. My little brother says that Sierra is supposed to re-release all of the older games again for a 10th anniversary or some such like that. Supposedly they are rewriting Quest for Glory, King's Quest, Space Quest and Leisure Suit Larry, but I don't know. . .

    The disc I have, however, is scratched through the metal -- bummer. I did think to try to buy a repair kit, but the repair kits all say if the aluminum is scratched the disc is unrepairable.

    The real pain about this is that all of these games have been hacked into Windows XP playable games, however, I have not found any location that has the aud file. I wonder if Sierra would give me a replacement disc for mine?

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    If Sierra even has the replacement disk. These games are so old yet are still protected by the ESA, formerly the IDSA, because technically intellectual property rights of companies extend far beyond the 'profitable' time period for games.

    I feel this is a stupid thing to protect since it's obvious these old games even if reverse engineered have no hope or prayer of affecting Sierra's profits. I'm not against downloading these oldies or attempting to find them. Yes they are abandonware but they are so old as to be a moot point.

    I have several of these titles and have researched and found some of my other favorite titles on ebay. It is my personal opinion that if we still want to play these types of games when there are games out there now that are hundreds of megabytes larger, have far better graphics, sound, and effects then that should be a tribute to the designers.

    As I've said before a good game is far beyond glitz and graphics and these oldies that stand the test of time and win.....just prove it.

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    I wouldn't buy old games. I'd only download them.

    I like Rockstar, the first two versions of GTA are free now. (GTA and GTA 2)
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    I hardly think GTA 1 and 2 qualify as abandonware just yet.

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    Yeah, but it's good that Rockstar made them free
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba
    It is my personal opinion that if we still want to play these types of games when there are games out there now that are hundreds of megabytes larger, have far better graphics, sound, and effects then that should be a tribute to the designers.
    Not to mention it shows how much gameplay is important over those.

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