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Ozzie 28-12-2009 05:14 PM

Ozzie's Offers
Hi people! :D
I just wrote a review for Secrets of the Pyramids and I wasn't sure where to post it, so I thought it would be a good idea to drop it here! It still needs a grammar check, though...
I also took a few screenshots from the game that might come in handy. As you can tell, I'd like to apply as a reviewer!

Greetings, Ozzie

Secrets of the Pyramids Review

Paco 28-12-2009 05:24 PM

if you want to submit something then Offers is the place. I will send you a PM with FTP-Info where you can uploads Review and screenshots and so.

and check this out.

Ozzie 28-12-2009 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by Paco (Post 391878)
if you want to submit something then Offers is the place. I will send you a PM with FTP-Info where you can uploads Review and screenshots and so.

and check this out.

Hm, thanks for the info. It wasn't clear to me before that I should post it in the Offer subforum. Maybe the "help us!" page should mention this?
Anyway, I could repackage the game files and upload it together with the review and screenshots, when I get the FTP access.
Would it be okay to compress with 7-ZIP, BTW? The file would be smaller than with ZIP...

Greets, Ozzie

bobson 28-12-2009 07:44 PM

zip can be unpacked with anything, 7zip - only with 7zip and we host only zip files :)

Ozzie 28-12-2009 09:59 PM

That's not really true. You can also unpack 7-Zip with WinRAR, don't know how it is with other solutions. I just assume that 7-Zip would spare a bit hosting space in the end, but I guess it has its reasons. :)

Ozzie 30-12-2009 01:38 PM

Man, it's no fun to upload to the FTP server. All the time the client wants to overwrite files and I have no idea why. And then, in the end, they're only halfway up and corrupted. Gah! seems like the client realizes that he couldn't fully upload the file, so he tries again, and so he asks me if I want to overwrite the file. Overall, it just doesn't work. :-/ Could I just upload the stuff somewhere else and be done with it? Ugh...
Oh, and now I have the following folder structure: Ozzie -> Secrets of the Pyramids -> Ozzie -> Secrets of the Pyramids.
I don't know how it happened, but I can't do anything about it. :(
What a mess...

TotalAnarchy 30-12-2009 01:49 PM

Yeah, just upload it wherever you want. Send us the link through PM and we'll move the files to the FTP.

Ozzie 30-12-2009 03:20 PM

Heh, thanks for the offer! :)
But I think I found out what the problem was and I managed to upload the screenshots and my review. And there are remains, some bytes, of an unsuccessful upload of the splitted game archive.
The archive would have been bigger than 150MB anyways, and I don't know a way to make it smaller. I thought of just packing the installed files, but I don't know how I could edit them that the game looks in the installed folders for the files and not for the CD... :(
I'm not sure of how much use my review is if I won't get the game under the limit...maybe someone has an idea?
I opened the exe file in a hex editor and found the CD check there, but I don't know how to remove it...and the registry key is encoded somehow, so you can't change the path there either...

TotalAnarchy 30-12-2009 04:05 PM

How many MBs is the CD image?

Ozzie 30-12-2009 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by TotalAnarchy (Post 392009)
How many MBs is the CD image?

Uncompressed, it's 588MiB, plus 24MiB sub channel data. Compressed, I got it down to 151MiB. Close call, huh? ;)
The archive wasn't smaller without the sub channel data either...
Edit: About compression: I should mention that I used a slow notebook for compression on 32-bit Windows with only one gig RAM. The image could probably be more compressed on a more powerful computer. But then, only ZIP is allowed, and I already used the more efficient 7ZIP. So I don't think you could get it under 150MB with ZIP.

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