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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by CoCoKos » 03 Jun 2019, 15:04

KiNG wrote: added Supreme.Commander.2.(2010).REPACK-KaOs (wasnt sure if this game was abit to recent but wanted to complete the collection, was not one i had actually tried back then but i shall now)
Supreme Commander 2 was an incredible disappointment, whoever made that completely failed to understand a single aspect of what made the original game great. Honestly I'd be shocked if they even played the original. It's one of the solid examples of taking a known franchise and making a sequel that in no way is a sequel but instead checks boxes for what marketing says the kids want and that they think is "epic". If you enjoyed Supreme Commander and are going to give this a go you're going to be let down massively.

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by CoCoKos » 04 Jun 2019, 10:09

Oh I meant to post about some tweaks for Command and Conquer Generals. Such as changing to modern resolutions and improving the camera height and responsiveness.

Rather than putting it all here even though it's not too long I thought I'd link to it...
https://paste2.org/s7Ds7OHH

Also you can disable the intro videos you don't like simply by renaming them in the games folder. There's also a way to stop the 3D main menu so the game loads faster but I don't remember that one anymore.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 04 Jun 2019, 23:02

nothing was done with the cameras but the game is running at 1920x1080 with modded ini's already, also some other files were changed to get the 3d menu working, its a very old game so im not sure how much faster you can get the game to load by turning them off (they get replaced by a still image otherwise) unless the pc your running it on is just as old maybe.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by grudede » 06 Jun 2019, 18:25

1920x1080 with modded ini's
Changing any settings ingame will overwrite those ini's. Not sure how much is changed, but the resolution is lost for sure. And afterwards the game seems more likely to crash (especially Alt-Tab), and some cut-scenes get stuck on 1st frame.

It would be helpful to have backups of those modded ini's + a mention of this in the nfo file. Changing sound settings ingame can be very tempting.

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by raya2 » 07 Jun 2019, 00:14

Is it possible to see KaOs repack of this good old strategy game for this collection too?

Battle Realms (+Winter of the Wolf Expansion)

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 07 Jun 2019, 01:32

grudede wrote:
1920x1080 with modded ini's
Changing any settings ingame will overwrite those ini's. Not sure how much is changed, but the resolution is lost for sure. And afterwards the game seems more likely to crash (especially Alt-Tab), and some cut-scenes get stuck on 1st frame.

It would be helpful to have backups of those modded ini's + a mention of this in the nfo file. Changing sound settings ingame can be very tempting.
deleting the settings file should reset it to default as the game will make another next time you start it and if you want them back to the way i had it simply instll the game again to the same folder (saves will be uneffected).
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 07 Jun 2019, 18:02

update:

added Warrior.Kings.And.Battles.(2002).REPACK-KaOs [431MB]
added War.Front.Turning.Point.(2007).REPACK-KaOs [1.25MB]

wftp, thanx to the good users of redit this one was brought to my attention, like many of the recent games in this pack i had never played or heard of it. it is actually very damn good and a one i will be remembering for a replay.

added State.Of.War.(2001).ENG.REPACK-KaOs [220MB]

sow, another peice of old treasure pointed out by the users of redit, actually we were hoping to get our hands on the Warmonger expansion to make this game complete along with the second game but we were either unable to find them or unable to find english versions. this was all we were able to get our hands on and it unfortunately came un-cracked so we needed to spend extra time cracking it with there been no patches or no-cds for the english version. however we were pre warned these were hard to find lol.

If anybody comes across or knows were to find the warmonger expansion or the second game in english plz let us know, i would love them all to be included here, and simply so i can play them myself if there as good as the first one.

added Dark.Planet.Battle.for.Natrolis.(2002).REPACK-KaOs [289MB]
added Conflict.Zone.(2001).REPACK-KaOs [385MB]
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 09 Jun 2019, 00:01

Update:

added Castle.Strike.(2003).REPACK-KaOs [283MB]
added War.Wind.II.Human.Onslaught.(1997).REPACK-KaOs [261MB]
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 10 Jun 2019, 17:20

updated:

added Rise.And.Fall.Civilizations.At.War.(2006).REPACK-KaOs [1.90GB]
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by TheMaster » 11 Jun 2019, 00:52

KiNG wrote:If anybody comes across or knows were to find the warmonger expansion or the second game in english plz let us know, i would love them all to be included here, and simply so i can play them myself if there as good as the first one.
CrackWatch user just passed on that it's available on Steam as a complete bundle ;)

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 12 Jun 2019, 12:16

update:


Replaced Perimeter.(2004).MULTI6.REPACK-KaOs with Perimeter.And.Emperors.Testament.(2004).REPACK-KaOs

to include emperors testament

Replaced State.Of.War.(2001).ENG.REPACK-KaOs with State.Of.War.And.Warmonger.(2001).ENG.REPACK-KaOs

to include warmonger
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 22 Jun 2019, 18:21

update:

replaced Ancient.Wars.Sparta With Ancient.Wars.Sparta.And.The.Fate.Of.Hellas.(2006).REPACK-KaOs

To include the standalone expansion "The Fate Of Hellas"

added Grand.Ages.Rome.Gold.Edition.REPACK-KaOs [1.52GB]
added The.Golden.Horde.(2008).REPACK-KaOs [635MB]
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 31 Jul 2019, 19:03

added stronghold 3 gold edition.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by benzominben » 15 Sep 2019, 15:36

Empires.Dawn.Of.The.Modern.World
Am i missing a step or am i stupid ? Cause it seems i cant do the campaign it states that the files cannot be opened . like the file of the campaign you want to play is missing.
hope its just a mistake on my end

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 16 Sep 2019, 09:24

benzominben wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 15:36
Empires.Dawn.Of.The.Modern.World
Am i missing a step or am i stupid ? Cause it seems i cant do the campaign it states that the files cannot be opened . like the file of the campaign you want to play is missing.
hope its just a mistake on my end
sorry about that, but yes it seems like a mistake at our end. with most of these games i actually only tested the skirmish what was the main reason this pack was made. seems the files are there so it is something i will have to shortly look into, i am glad the mistake was noticed before i torrented the pack and labled it complete so cheers for that :)
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by TheMaster » 18 Sep 2019, 09:17

Hey KiNG, had a question from someone on CW re The.Lord.Of.The.Rings.Battle.For.Middle.Earth.Anthology.(2004).REPACK-KaOs -

"I cannot delete the created desktop shortcut. The games themselves run perfectly, but the damn shortcut refuses to be moved to a folder."

Any ideas? The guy would've asked himself but he struck an issue trying to register so I'll pass that on to ganster.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 20 Sep 2019, 07:37

TheMaster wrote:
18 Sep 2019, 09:17
Hey KiNG, had a question from someone on CW re The.Lord.Of.The.Rings.Battle.For.Middle.Earth.Anthology.(2004).REPACK-KaOs -

"I cannot delete the created desktop shortcut. The games themselves run perfectly, but the damn shortcut refuses to be moved to a folder."

Any ideas? The guy would've asked himself but he struck an issue trying to register so I'll pass that on to ganster.
sorry m8 i have no idea, not an issue i have ever came across. sounds like a possible windows probblem.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by TheMaster » 20 Sep 2019, 11:50

Yeah that's what I initially thought too. Didn't think it would be related to just this repack. Thanks mate ;)
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 06 Dec 2019, 12:39

Fixed:
Empires.Dawn.Of.The.Modern.World.(2003).REPACK-KaOs

Corrected The Campaign Error, Yeah it Was About Time.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by TheMaster » 08 Dec 2019, 04:52

Haha! Good to see you're still alive! :o Things have been VERY dead around here for some time...

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 08 Dec 2019, 19:09

TheMaster wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 04:52
Haha! Good to see you're still alive! :o Things have been VERY dead around here for some time...

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yeah i figured it was about time i finished s*it off lol
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by Diego0920 » 21 Feb 2020, 02:59

The C&C Generals links got removed

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 21 Feb 2020, 11:19

i will reupload them shortly.

edit:
there u go buddy.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by Diego0920 » 22 Feb 2020, 00:14

Thanks.

Also, I think the audio rebuilding in AoE2HD is badly made since it has lower quality overall and the dialogues cut off before ending. I recorded it and compared it to a xatab release by replacing the resources folder with the untouched one.

Edit: Here's a link of the comparison
https://streamable.com/9itdb

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 22 Feb 2020, 04:34

Diego0920 wrote:
22 Feb 2020, 00:14
Thanks.

Also, I think the audio rebuilding in AoE2HD is badly made since it has lower quality overall and the dialogues cut off before ending. I recorded it and compared it to a xatab release by replacing the resources folder with the untouched one.

Edit: Here's a link of the comparison
https://streamable.com/9itdb
i will take a look m8 thanx

edit:
there doesnt seem to be a great deal of difference tbh, at least listerning to it with my mobile speakers, but the speech cutting off is an issue so i will redo this one.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by Diego0920 » 22 Feb 2020, 17:29

KiNG wrote:
22 Feb 2020, 04:34
there doesnt seem to be a great deal of difference tbh, at least listerning to it with my mobile speakers, but the speech cutting off is an issue so i will redo this one.
For me it is a big one. The original folder is 2.7gb and the rebuilt one is 2.0gb so you could just skip encoding the audio files while making the repack slightly larger. Maybe it could be 1GB instead of 747MB unlike xatab's huge 2.64gb installer.

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by Diego0920 » 26 Feb 2020, 03:35

Apparently, other games using the same compression also suffer from this:
https://giant.gfycat.com/ShrillMediocre ... rling.webm
https://giant.gfycat.com/SlipperyPlainArrowworm.webm

Might as well be done with audio entirely and go back to 2009-era rips.

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 26 Feb 2020, 09:20

Diego0920 wrote:
26 Feb 2020, 03:35
Apparently, other games using the same compression also suffer from this:
https://giant.gfycat.com/ShrillMediocre ... rling.webm
https://giant.gfycat.com/SlipperyPlainArrowworm.webm

Might as well be done with audio entirely and go back to 2009-era rips.
alot of the games in this collection are from before 2009, and most of the audio is already 16khz-22khz so its not going to get much better. all the pack is encoded to the scene standard rip rules so is above board for the intended time period, the pack was always intended to be old skool to squeeze in as many games as possible "like the old days"
your on the wrong post for lossless really, most of our newer stuff outside of this pack is untouched or in some cases encoded at a higher quality with the audio being mostly 44khz-48khz, in most cases now the audio is already encoded by the developers so we leave it alone.

edit:

i just watched those movies on me pc this time, it must be just my old ears but i cant tell any real noticable difference, apart from the couple of cut off ones.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 26 Feb 2020, 19:15

added Forged.Battalion.(2018).REPACK-KaOs not an old game but a nice small enjoyable one using a newer version of the c&c generals engine.
found myself stuck to it for quite sometime wile testing.

removed lotr battle for middle earth
was difficult to get both games running together correctly with all the upto date mods and patches, i may go back to it at a later date and only include the final offical patches if i am ever able to work out what those are.

removed spellforce 2
the game itself has an rts mode with base building but was never really made with that sort of gameplay in mind, its main focus is rpg in my opinion.

removed Parkan.Iron.Strategy.
a good game but leaned to far towards the fps game type, there were also graphical glitches on modern os i was unable to correct.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 27 Feb 2020, 20:03

updated Age.of.Mythology.Extended.Edition.Tale.of.the.Dragon.v2.7.REPACK-KaOs
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