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PestyWaters
02-18-2004, 04:13 PM
Anyone know of a way to install all the CDs onto a hard drive and be able to play Riven without swapping disks? Riven's endless disk swapping is a royal pain.

PestyWaters
02-18-2004, 04:13 PM
Anyone know of a way to install all the CDs onto a hard drive and be able to play Riven without swapping disks? Riven's endless disk swapping is a royal pain.

AussieMystic
02-18-2004, 04:50 PM
Yep. Go to this page (http://www.mystrealm.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=811) for instructions.

I've done it, and it works.

PestyWaters
02-18-2004, 04:58 PM
Thanks AussieMystic

wstrohm
02-18-2004, 07:37 PM
Incidentally, that procedure works for the Mac as well as for PCs.

Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to SUFFERING! - Yoda

devildog201
02-21-2004, 11:04 AM
To All,
I tried the procedure noted here and also in reply to my post and it works quite well. The only question I have is that when copying the data from CD 1, there are two folders of data files (assets 1 and 2) and they seem to contain the same sound files, except that in one set the "s" in sound is lower case and in the other it is upper case. I figured this made them different, but when I went to copy them I was asked if I wanted to replace the older file already in place. Is this something I need to be concerned with? It seems to be working fine with just the set that was copied with the original installation, so I assume it is of no consequence.
Any one have any experience with this?

Danny-R
02-21-2004, 11:41 AM
The folders Assets 1 and Assets 2 each contain the complete sound sets for Riven. Which one of the two gets copied to the Data folder on your hard disk depends on your choices during installation. The "uppercase" sounds are less compressed and therefore of higher quality than the "lowercase" ones. You can see "proof" by comparing the file sizes. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I can't tell you the exact format/sampling-/bitrates since no-one ever made a program to extract the single sounds from the .mhk packages (unlike for movies and pictures) but you can hear a difference on a good speaker system.

So if you currently have the lowercase files on your disk, don't hesitate to replace them with the uppercase ones. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The Mac (OS-9) Finder just looks at the filenames and doesn't distinguish between lower- and uppercase, so it brings up the "Replace?" dialog even when the files are not the same.

[This message was edited by Danny-R on Sat February 21 2004 at 10:50 AM.]

devildog201
02-22-2004, 02:03 PM
Thanks, that is most informative and helpful.