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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 08 Dec 2019, 19:09

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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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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 02 Mar 2020, 18:55

added Meridian.New.World.And.Squad.22.(2014).REPACK-KaOs added as a request and decided to add fhe aparently better squad 22 to complete the pack.

added Nightside.(2015).REPACK-KaOs another i had not heard of, rather unique compared to others based underwarter no fog of war so you get around with artifical light.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 06 Mar 2020, 14:04

added Citadels.(2013).REPACK-KaOs [1.13GB]
added Warshift.v1.93.(2016).REPACK-KaOs [794MB] an interesting hybrid rts with fps/3rd elements the idea reminded me of the old rts machines what is also included in this list.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 09 Mar 2020, 10:35

added Etherium.(2015).REPACK-KaOs [1.12GB] not had much time to play it myself so if it stays in the list is to be seen, but from screenies and a trailer it looked like it could be a good edition to the pack.

wile the actual pack itself has already exceeded the size limit of 50gig i had laid down what i did not think i would need to worry about with using different forms of lossy compression, also many games have gone past the release date limit of 2010, there were just so many small and unique rts games what stuck to the base builing theme i just couldnt leave them out and i just got carried away. i also came across many i had totally forgot about playing as a kid.

due to all this we have ended up with a pack totaing about 54gig with about 63 games. (a file size what could easly hold 1 game nowadays)

anyways.. not sure i should deem it complete or simply just keep going until i get bored, theres a game or 2 what still requires minor fixs but nothing to serious.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by Karamazov82 » 10 Mar 2020, 23:40

Hey man, I just registered to congratulate your work. Absolutely amazing stuff. I am an old school gamer and collector of classics and with all the respect I have for the repacker scene, I really miss someone dedicated to repack classic games, especially my beloved strategy games. I hope this stunning collection keeps growing with all known titles in history!

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 11 Mar 2020, 00:49

Karamazov82 wrote:
10 Mar 2020, 23:40
Hey man, I just registered to congratulate your work. Absolutely amazing stuff. I am an old school gamer and collector of classics and with all the respect I have for the repacker scene, I really miss someone dedicated to repack classic games, especially my beloved strategy games. I hope this stunning collection keeps growing with all known titles in history!
thanx i apreciate that, if theres any you can think of let me know and i will look them over.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by Karamazov82 » 11 Mar 2020, 15:09

As the RTS genre is so rich and diverse I'll throw a bunch of titles to keep the list growing in the following months if you like

Star Wars: Force Commander (2000)
Warhammer: Mark of Chaos + Battle March (2006-2008)
Dungeon Keeper (1997) - Available in GOG
Dungeon Keeper 2 (1999) - Available in GOG
American Conquest: Divided Nation (2006)
Cossacks + Expansions (2001-2002) - Available in GOG
Cossacks II + Battle for Europe (2005-2006) - Available in GOG
Highland Warriors (2003)
Dark Reign + Expansion (1997-1998) - Available in GOG
Dune 2000 (1998)
WarGames (1998)
Submarine Titans (2001) - Available in GOG
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds + Clone Campaigns (2001-2002) - Available in GOG
Earth 2140-2150-2160 (1997-2005) - Available in GOG
Z: Steel Soldiers (2001)
Z: The Game (1996-2014) - Available in GOG
KKND (1997) - Available in GOG
StarCraft + Broodwar (1998-1999)
The Entente: Battlefields World War I (2004)
Knights of Honor (2004)
The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring (2003)

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 11 Mar 2020, 18:09

some good ones there, i was never able to find a copy of Highland Warriors (2003) , its actually one i wanted to try myself.
i picked kknd2 over the first, i cant remember my reason for missing out the first lol
the earh collection is in the list already
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds i have here already was intending on checking it eventually
Submarine Titans (2001) i have here already to check
Dune 2000 (1998) i couldnt beleive how ugly it looked, had memorys of it looking alot better, i went for the newer 3d version.
dark reign is in the list already, love that one.
i remember having issues with the cossacks gamez, was intending to go back to em down the line.
american conquest is in the list already
starwars force commander... damn i forgot all about that one lol
if i remember rightly the dungon keepers had very little in the skirmish department what kinda put me off. that and the fact the second at least was already highly compressed.
z steel soldiers was a good one i forgot about to, z the game was a very limited rts what doesnt really fit with the others its more capture babses rather than base building, although i did like it back then.

cheers for the list, theres some there what should popup in the list hopfully :)
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by Karamazov82 » 12 Mar 2020, 10:23

Thanks man, I'll keep refreshing the page. This RTS list of yours has to be a world reference in the repack scene.

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 12 Mar 2020, 12:18

ohh i remember why some of the really old ones were missed off, its because i decided not to include games what run in dos.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 14 Mar 2020, 17:45

added Z.Steel.Soldiers.Remastered.(2001).REPACK-KaOs [438MB]
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 21 Mar 2020, 16:24

added Executive.Assault.v1.200.25.REPACK-KaOs [522MB]

a very interesting hybrid rts. explore and fight within your bases.

added Empires.Apart.Civilizations.REPACK-KaOs [498MB]

a more modern style age of empires was my first impression.
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 22 Mar 2020, 19:04

added Homeworld.Deserts.of.Kharak.V1.3.REPACK-KaOs [3.26GB]

another one i am unsure about, it ticks every box apart from base building, rather than building a base you have a huge mobile one, it is possiblt to build turrents and such, it maybe taken out, opinions would be welcome :)
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 01 Apr 2020, 16:30

added State.Of.War.2.Arcon.(2007).ENG.REPACK-KaOs [468MB]

aparently the version on steam is not english, this is the best there is, we added the english translations.

added Reconquest.(2016).REPACK-KaOs [322MB]

this one sticks to the original rules of classic rts perfectly :)
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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by Diego0920 » 05 Apr 2020, 05:40

I can't believe you actually got State of War 2: Arcon. I've been looking for that one for ages :D

One that's pretty rare is Thandor: The Invasion. Warbreeds is also a good one but it's hard to get music working.

Also in Dark Reign 2 I was able to restore music by renaming the dr2.exe to dkreign.exe. Only problem is that you can't play beyond the main menu. This could be fixed by copying the same compatibility options used for dkreign.exe (with CompatAdmin or something) or changing the references to dr2.exe by using some hex editor maybe.

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Re: KaOs Classic RTS PACK

Post by KiNG » 05 Apr 2020, 12:38

Diego0920 wrote:
05 Apr 2020, 05:40
I can't believe you actually got State of War 2: Arcon. I've been looking for that one for ages :D

One that's pretty rare is Thandor: The Invasion. Warbreeds is also a good one but it's hard to get music working.

Also in Dark Reign 2 I was able to restore music by renaming the dr2.exe to dkreign.exe. Only problem is that you can't play beyond the main menu. This could be fixed by copying the same compatibility options used for dkreign.exe (with CompatAdmin or something) or changing the references to dr2.exe by using some hex editor maybe.
yeah arcon was a twat to find and just as hard to find a translation patch, glad i was able to complete the set.
if u can get dr2 working properly send it over, i will add and credit you for it.
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