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Old 05-06-2019, 07:44 PM   #1
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Question Hired Guns DOS CD-ROM Edition

Hello!
Does anybody know what the difference on the CD-ROM edition of the Hired Guns DOS version game?
Does it contain CD music, or demos, or something else?
https://www.mobygames.com/game/hired-guns/release-info
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:52 PM   #2
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Hello!
Does anybody know what the difference on the CD-ROM edition of the Hired Guns DOS version game?
Does it contain CD music, or demos, or something else?
https://www.mobygames.com/game/hired-guns/release-info
I do not know what differentiates both versions, but we can infer with reasonable probability of success:

• The CD-ROM version may have improved graphics;
• The CD-ROM version may have full voice (Voice Pack);
• The CD-ROM version may have better quality sound effects;
• The CD-ROM version may have OST;
• The CD-ROM version may have Extras;

Maybe Grandmaster Spectreman or someone might know something more concrete...
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:48 PM   #3
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I haven't heard about this version and I found it accidentally!
But a lot of releases are lack of any meaningful "upgrades"...
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And 1 thing for sure this CD version went to the USA market.

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Old 07-06-2019, 01:32 PM   #4
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CD is 4MB full. So you can guess "it's the same as Floppy Release".

Check yourself.

There is also un-released remake. "Practically full", if OG can be trusted. You can check it too.
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:30 PM   #5
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Thanks the infos!
I think the CD (4.21 MB) is the same as the FDD version... they have the same files and
the FDD version released on 4 disks (the last 1 has 91 KB data on it) and the whole size is 4.14 MB.
And the CD version doesn't contain the Gravis Soundcard and MIDI compatibility!
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CD is 4MB full. So you can guess "it's the same as Floppy Release".

Check yourself.

There is also un-released remake. "Practically full", if OG can be trusted. You can check it too.
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Thanks the infos!
I think the CD (4.21 MB) is the same as the FDD version... they have the same files and
the FDD version released on 4 disks (the last 1 has 91 KB data on it) and the whole size is 4.14 MB.
And the CD version doesn't contain the Gravis Soundcard and MIDI compatibility!
To tell you the truth, I am really disappointed... because I expected improvements in the CD-ROM version mentioned by me earlier above...

OK, I know Syndicate (Plus) was supposedly identical to the FDD version... while Warcraft had OST and Wing Commander: Privater had Speech Pack (Voice Pack) and Expansion Pack (Righteous Fire)...
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:12 AM   #7
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Check exoDOS collection, Mystwan. There are tons of never-enywhere-seen CD-versions, and I heard that the new version, somewhere closer to the end of the year, will have even more.
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Thanks the infos!

And the CD version doesn't contain the Gravis Soundcard and MIDI compatibility!
Well, it have Roland and SB. Is it not enough?

...researched the problem. Hmm. It seems, there are two versions, and GUS is in American only.

Ok, I tracked NA floppy version (it's in TDC), with MIDI. Do you need it? Give me your email in PM.
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Check exoDOS collection, Mystwan. There are tons of never-enywhere-seen CD-versions, and I heard that the new version, somewhere closer to the end of the year, will have even more.
OK. Thanks for the information! I took a look and it seems to be really very interesting Collection!
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:28 PM   #10
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Honestly guys, I was completly disappointed because a lot of CD releases what haven't got any difference from the FDD versions... just like the mentioned Syndicate game!
But this happened on the Commodore Amiga CD32 console, too.
Sad... the companies did nothing and sold the same for the profit, only.

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