Request for inclusion of TAW in the list of games

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Post by Xela » Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:13 pm

Holly crap and well done indeed.
It is so surprising turn of events that despite my pretty frequent visits to this forum, I slept over few last days and it was just in the time when action happened here. '
And eventhough I was not the originator of request I am too very much interested in unravelling RA compression and results and finds that may bring to TAW community.
So before I read PM and start replying there I want quickly to express my thanks and gratitude for your help and time.
Well done indeed and Thanks :!:

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Post by MGonzales » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:29 pm

The site's rules do not allow to trade full games
Understood. I'm looking forward to the day that EF2000 (1996) and TAW (1998) will be considered abandonware. Unfortunately, prices are somewhat inflated today...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... 58?ie=UTF8

I remember years ago seeing brand new jewel cases in the $10.00 bargain bins. I got lucky and found a brand new box for sale for only $20.00 just last November...

http://www.lt-solutions.com/images/Desk.JPG

Anyway, I can host and provide a no-hassle direct link to the TAW demo if that's acceptable and if anyone needs it.

You should be receiving my payment for MultiEx registration via Paypal soon (sent it last night).

Many thanks for everything you guys are doing! :)
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Post by Mr.Mouse » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:23 am

No problem. Links to the demo are always allowed. Especially since these "official" downloads sites charge (understandably).

That's a nice looking setup you got there! Bit of a air sim freak eh? ;) Where 're you based?

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Post by bored » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:57 pm

Wow!!!!!!!!!

I go away for a few days and this is what happens!! :) :) :)

Many, many thanks to john_doe for such an elegant piece of work. I was looking into this but not really making much progress....now I don't have to bother. Excellent!

Thanks also to Mr.Mouse and Deniz for taking an interest.

This breakthrough helps us understand not only TAW, but the earlier DID games F22ADF and EF2000 as well.

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Post by FunteX » Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:19 pm

superb work :D:D big thanks for bringing this code to the world.
thumbs up, keep up the good work :)

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Post by MGonzales » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:51 am

Mr.Mouse wrote:No problem. Links to the demo are always allowed. Especially since these "official" downloads sites charge (understandably).

That's a nice looking setup you got there! Bit of a air sim freak eh? ;) Where 're you based?
First, my apologies Mr. Mouse for disappearing. I had some unexpected events happen in my life recently, along with some planed ones which didn't go quite as planned. I forgot all about this thread.

Here's the TAW demo for anyone who's interested...
http://www.lt-solutions.com/images/TAWDemo.exe

Yup, I do like flight sims, but I don't have all of the latest ones. I'm in Jacksonville, FL. My setup now includes a real HOTAS (Saitek X52).

Mr Mouse, is it possible for me to get the MultiEx Commander registration code again? I know you sent it to me, I saw the e-mail in my CompuServe mail, but I forgot to save it and now it's gone. What a dunderhead thing for me to do. No problem if you can't, it's my fault.

Anyway, apologies again for getting back to this thread so much later.
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Post by MGonzales » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:30 am

I forgot to mention above, just as with the full version of TAW, uncheck the Music option in the Demo installation. There's an issue with TAW's music and WinXP, and even with WinMe for me. Having no in-game music is no big loss, IMO.
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Post by MGonzales » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:17 am

MGonzales wrote:
Mr.Mouse wrote:Mr Mouse, is it possible for me to get the MultiEx Commander registration code again? I know you sent it to me, I saw the e-mail in my CompuServe mail, but I forgot to save it and now it's gone. What a dunderhead thing for me to do. No problem if you can't, it's my fault.
Mr. Mouse, I guess you never came back to this thread. I just sent another $15.00 donation for a new registration code (it's for a good cause anyway). :)
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Post by MGonzales » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:18 am

bored wrote:This breakthrough helps us understand not only TAW, but the earlier DID games F22ADF and EF2000 as well.
One can hope.
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Post by Mr.Mouse » Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:48 am

MGonzales wrote: Mr. Mouse, I guess you never came back to this thread. I just sent another $15.00 donation for a new registration code (it's for a good cause anyway). :)
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Ah yes, sorry about that, my daily job has sucked up almost all of my time these days. :( Thumbs up for the donation, though! Many thanks!! :D

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Post by MGonzales » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:49 am

Mr.Mouse wrote:Ah yes, sorry about that, my daily job has sucked up almost all of my time these days. :( Thumbs up for the donation, though! Many thanks!! :D
You're very welcome. :)
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Post by bored » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:59 pm

Unfortunately, I need to resurrect this thread.....

First the good stuff.
Using Multiex and John Doe's excellent decompressor we can now extract and decompress the 'did.dat' file for the following related games:
F22 Total Air War (1998)
F22 Air Dominance Fighter (1997)
Super EF2000 (1997)

A big 'Thank You' for all involved in that.

....but also in 1997 a version of EF2000 was released in the US market under the name EF2000 V2.0. This is basically the same game as Super EF2000 but Multiex does not recognise the 'did.dat' file for this release,at least using the settings for the other games.

I have a compressed version of this which is about 30MB in size. Can I upload this somewhere so that you can take a look at it? Is that too big for an attachment on this site?

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Re: Request for inclusion of TAW in the list of games

Post by th3nmy » Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:41 pm

Guys,

I am a new member here. Does anybody have a copy of the RA decompressor sources posted previously?
The published link does not work anymore.

Thanks!

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Re: Request for inclusion of TAW in the list of games

Post by Deniz Oezmen » Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:07 pm

I found a copy in my archives, dated 2006-10-12. See the attachment.

I don't know whether this is the latest version, though, since I did not follow the development anymore.
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Re: Request for inclusion of TAW in the list of games

Post by th3nmy » Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:17 pm

Deniz,

Your attachment arrived successfully, thank you for the your quick help! I am working on extracting the content of DID.dat file for TFX (the file structure seems to be similar to the flight sim games developed by DID later). I plan to implement a playback routine for this game's music (which is in a proprietary format) as I pretty much loved listening to it back then.

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