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Gallery of Witchaven box/jewel case/CD cover art

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:05 pm
by ETTiNGRiNDER
I've recently updated my site, now including a bunch of images taken from various Witchaven releases I've collected, which can be seen towards the bottom of this page:
http://ettingrinder.youfailit.net/wh-versions.html

Re: Gallery of Witchaven box/jewel case/CD cover art

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:08 pm
by Corvin
Nice collection of CD's.

Did you happen to have the box for the '3 Level Interactive Preview'?

I'm not at all rubbing it in your face :) I was wondering however.
I don't have it either, but have a small image of it on my WH page. (I did have a large image of it but since deleted it, I'm sure its on a backup perhaps)

I'm pretty sure that Lasersoft was a Europe release only, and must have came out a year or more after the game was released.

Re: Gallery of Witchaven box/jewel case/CD cover art

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:27 pm
by ETTiNGRiNDER
Corvin wrote:Did you happen to have the box for the '3 Level Interactive Preview'?

I wasn't aware that it had a boxed release, so no; just the jewel case as seen.

I'm not sure as to whether it was a Europe-only release or not; the Lasersoft logo is suspiciously identical to the logo of Laser Magic that made the Doom Companion Edition and Demon Gate discs for Doom so I'm not sure if it's a case of US/Europe divisions of the same company or what the relation between the two is.

It wouldn't be the only example of a company of this type using more than one name, like with Micro Star / Crystal Vision.

Re: Gallery of Witchaven box/jewel case/CD cover art

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:14 am
by Corvin
Europe Release; Perhaps its not ,as it has a RSAC Advisory label on it. I guess that rating is a US origin.

Re: Gallery of Witchaven box/jewel case/CD cover art

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:24 pm
by ETTiNGRiNDER
Corvin wrote:Europe Release; Perhaps its not ,as it has a RSAC Advisory label on it. I guess that rating is a US origin.

Yeah, I also got to thinking that the coupon being in a dollar value would be odd for a European release.

Re: Gallery of Witchaven box/jewel case/CD cover art

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:46 pm
by mathtek
Brilliant! I have WH 2 big box and the softkey compilation, but I can't get my emulators to work with the cd detection routine, the demos run ok with Virtual PC 2007

Re: Gallery of Witchaven box/jewel case/CD cover art

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:51 am
by Corvin
Which CD routine are you speaking of?
Which game?

Re: Gallery of Witchaven box/jewel case/CD cover art

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:50 pm
by ETTiNGRiNDER
I've expanded the gallery some with a few new acquisitions (and additional pictures from the previous sets, like manual covers).

mathtek wrote:Brilliant! I have WH 2 big box and the softkey compilation, but I can't get my emulators to work with the cd detection routine, the demos run ok with Virtual PC 2007

If you use DOSBox then "mount d <path to your cdrom drive> -t cdrom" should work. (Omitting the -t cdrom part could trip things up)
You can also rip the disc to an ISO and then "imgmount d <path to your ISO> -t iso" instead, which is nice if you want to set up a custom config that automatically mounts stuff and runs the game for you.
For other emulators... I dunno. In EGwhaven I disabled the CD check routine. Some of the official WH1 patches do that also. I believe that the "Witchaven Dehacker" tool can also accomplish that.