Official Patches/LA FTP
5/3/2014 4:34:00 PM
I've upped the official patches for Infernal Machine, Racer and Rogue since LucasArts' FTP is down. See the Infernal Machine subpage and Game downloads. Good luck!
Compatibility Fix for X-Wing Collectors' Series
6/24/2013 10:43:32 PM
It took some time, granted, but I finally found time to retrieve and upload the unofficial 3D patch for X-Wing 95/TIE Fighter 95 by Cwagle The Jedi. Look here: Files/XCS_Unofficial_Patch.zip
Looks like http://www.lucasfiles.com/
won't come back again :-(
Dreamfall Chapters Adventure Game
3/3/2013 1:28:24 PM
Hi guys, I'm also an old-school adventure games fan so please head over to http://redthreadgames.com/
in order to support Ragnar Tornqvist's Kickstarter campaign for a sequel to a great game series :-)
A careful announcement
1/18/2011 10:42:28 PM
Just to let you know, many people asked about an installer for The Phantom Menace. My personal schedule has tightened through the last years but I'm in contact with an eager person from the UK who volunteered to do some pioneer work regarding Phantom Menace.
The negative point is that Phantom Menace seems to be in "complicated company" with Balance of Power; both have their install files in some weird old InstallShield 3 format. This makes creating source-target-lists very cumbersome.
Positive point is that there is a glimpse of hope for a TPM installer in the near future :-)
Windows Installer 3.1 and newer OS
1/18/2011 10:39:14 PM
This is just a clarification. Some people asked me about Windows Installer 3.1 and what they should do as they can't install in on, let's say Vista x64 or Windows 7 x64. Point is, Vista has Windows Installer 4.0 and Windows 7 has Windows Installer 4.5 integrated. So no need to worry about this. You will, however, still need the particular Visual C++ runtime as noted in the instructions.
Indiana Jones 3D Saved Games
1/18/2011 10:31:43 PM
Hi guys! Thanks to Eric Margolis, MD I am able to offer his read-mes and saves which will help bypassing any bugs in the game and completing it. Therefore I've created a separate page for Infernal Machine alone.
What is more, I also restructured the website a little bit - now shortcut links/URls to, let's say, http://www.markusegger.at/software/games will work, too.
False Trojan Positives
7/14/2010 10:42:00 PM
I was notified that scans by www.virustotal.com showed 1 problem out of 42 scans with the XCS (X-Wing 95/TIE 95) archives. It should be easy to see that this is a false positive but to eliminate all doubt I have re-packaged the XCS files with a newer WinRAR version. The complaint of SUPERAntiSpyware regarding 'Trojan.Agent/Gen-OnlineGames[Wilao]' is now gone. Everything else remains unchanged. Have fun!
6/7/2010 8:09:00 PM
Finally, the Links section is up! I also updated some personal info bits.
Episode I Racer White Screen
6/7/2010 6:05:00 PM
The user Khlae gave me some feedback and theories regarding the Racer's white screen bug:
"just like to mention that i have used your isntaller to install star wars episode 1 racer on xp x64 and windows 7 x64 successfully, however both of these installs on a radeon 4870 and 4890 have the white screen glitch. i would think that this has to do with the fact that the cards do not render graphics at 16 bit."
Thanks Khlae! I'd also like to mention that the games use very old DirectX versions and the outcome on new graphics cards and new drivers is unpredictable.
Minor homepage tweaks
11/8/2009 8:05:00 PM
So, made a few minor tweaks to the pages and RSS ... Hope you like/agree with them - in case you notice ;-)
One more breakthrough at last :-)
11/8/2009 12:22:00 AM
This time I feature - *tadaaa* - Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D! Download from Software/Games.
A big thank you goes to the testers Antonio and Wolfgang! May the Force be with you!
Starting with this one, installers will now be tested on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and a virtual Windows XP SP3. Vista SP2 should not need to be explicitely mentioned but it will be supported, of course - although I won't test against! Vista and Win7 are same generation OS' and MSIs are standardized - so installation should be the least problem. Getting the games to run properly is a whole different story! I only supply installation helpers - that doesn't change the fact that we're trying to run very old games on cutting edge hardware/OS'!
8/3/2009 9:32:00 PM
A long, long time ago since the last update ...
Well, I'm still alive and here is a minor update regarding technology: Safari and Chrome should now work properly as they are now identified as so-called "uplevel" browsers. Furthermore I improved the handling of compatibility mode for IE8.
Stay tuned I'm currently thinking of what good I could do to the community ... there have been several game requests but my work/private life kept me from keeping up.
What is more, I do now suffer from the Racer whitescreen bug as well :-(. Seems newer ATi cards with newer Catalyst drivers are affected in the same way as nVIDIA cards.
Until the next update, may the Force be with us :-)
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine installer and Major Homepage Update
9/18/2008 3:50:00 AM
Great news! In addition to the brand-new Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine installer I also did a revamp of the news section which is now database-driven. As a result you may now even stay up-to-date using the RSS 2.0 news feed I just created as well! I also ensured IE 8 Beta 2 compatibility for the whole page.
A big thank you goes to Leonardo from Italy for testing the installer and offering his help. Please tell me if the Indy installer works with English/US CDs - it hopefully should.
Sorry for the delays - you know, private life and work - as always ... The lion is sometimes dormant but far from dead ;-)
Star Wars X-Wing Alliance GERMAN installer released
4/14/2008 9:48:00 PM
There it is: X-Wing Alliance German Freeware MSI Setup! Download from Software/Games.
A big thank you goes to my fellow Austrian Lucas B. for making me aware of problems with the English version and testing the localized setup.
This installer is exclusive to the German version of XWA, the setup of the English version doesn't fully work. There are, for example, several files with German names on the German CD.
Star Wars Episode I Racer installer released
3/17/2008 12:33:00 AM
Sorry guys, took some time for this update! Private things and stuff like that, you see.
There it is: Episode I Racer Freeware MSI Setup! Download from Software/Games.
A big thank you goes to Jacek from Poland for testing the installer and providing valuable input.
Regrettably there was another tester who let me down causing a delay in publishing the setup. I'm still unsure how well it might work with English CDs.
Tell me about any problems you might have or any findings regarding the white-screen-problem (see Racer instructions).
I'm also preparing a RSS news feed for the page.
Personal profile up
12/19/2007 12:00:00 AM
Finally, at least I got my personal profile up now :-)
Will be updated as necessary.
Just click on About Me.
Star Wars X-Wing Collector Series installer
10/23/2007 12:00:00 AM
Let me proudly present: X-Wing Collector Series Freeware MSI Setups!
Download from Software/Games.
Furthermore I switched to a table view for all installer downloads - this should make it a lot easier to find things as the number of setups is growing. Next target for a slight revamp most probably is the start (news) page.
Star Wars X. v. T. - Balance of Power installer
9/5/2007 12:00:00 AM
Tada! There it is - the highly demanded Balance of Power Freeware MSI Setup!
Download from Software/Games.
Star Wars X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter installer
8/28/2007 12:00:00 AM
There's another bunch of new Freeware MSI Setups available for you to download:
- Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter v1.1.4 Master Game Disc
- Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter v1.1.4 Multiplayer Disc
Download from Software/Games