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ADPATCH Tested Games
ADPATCH Tested Games
The games in this table have been tested to work with ADPATCH.
These are not the only games that can be patched though: other games that uses the same sound engine as one of these will likely work as well. Below the table are notes on specific sound engines.
|Name||Developer / Publisher||More info|
|Bio Menace||Apogee Software||Early id Software|
|Colonel's Bequest||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Commander Keen: Aliens Ate My Babysitter||id Software||Early id Software|
|Commander Keen: Goodbye, Galaxy||id Software||Early id Software|
|Commander Keen: Keen Dreams||id Software||Softdisk games|
|Dangerous Dave Goes Nutz!||Softdisk||Softdisk games|
|Dangerous Dave's Risky Rescue||Softdisk||Softdisk games|
|Don't Go Alone||Accolade||Adlib SOUND.COM|
|Doom||id Software||DMX engine|
|Doom II||id Software||DMX engine|
|Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Heretic||Raven Software||DMX engine|
|Hero's Quest I: So You Want to Be a Hero||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Jill of the Jungle v1.2||Epic MegaGames||WORX Toolkit|
|Jones in the Fast Lane||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Kiloblaster v2.0||Epic MegaGames||WORX Toolkit|
|King's Quest IV||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|King's Quest V||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|King's Quest VI||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Laura Bow in: The Dagger of Amon Ra||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Leisure Suit Larry I (VGA remake)||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Leisure Suit Larry II||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Leisure Suit Larry III||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Major Stryker||Apogee Software||Early id Software|
|Math Rescue||Apogee Software||WORX Toolkit|
|Outlaw 1997||Sandbird Software||WORX Toolkit|
|Police Quest II||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Police Quest III||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Quest for Glory I (VGA remake)||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Quest for Glory II||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Quest for Glory III||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Quest for Glory IV||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Raptor: Call of the Shadows||Apogee Software||DMX engine|
|Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny||Attic Entertainment||Miles Audio Interface Library|
|Rick Dangerous 2||Core Design||Adlib SOUND.COM|
|SimCity 2000||Maxis||Miles Audio Interface Library|
|SimHealth||Maxis||Miles Audio Interface Library|
|Skunny: Back to the Forest||Copysoft||WORX Toolkit + custom|
|Skunny: Desert Raid||Copysoft||WORX Toolkit + custom|
|Skunny: Lost in Space||Copysoft||WORX Toolkit + custom|
|Skunny: Save Our Pizzas||Copysoft||WORX Toolkit + custom|
|Space Quest I (VGA remake)||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Space Quest IV||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Space Quest V||Sierra||Sierra SCI engine|
|Spellcasting 101||Legend Entertainment||Adlib SOUND.COM|
|Strife||Rogue Entertainment||DMX engine|
|System Shock||Looking Glass||Miles Audio Interface Library|
|The Elder Scrolls: Arena||Bethesda Softworks||Miles Audio Interface Library|
|The Kingdom of Syree||Everlasting Software||Adlib SOUND.COM|
|Traffic Department 2192||Epic MegaGames||WORX Toolkit|
|Ultima VIII: Pagan||Origin Systems||Miles Audio Interface Library|
|Wolfenstein 3D||id Software||Early id Software|
|Word Rescue||Apogee Software||WORX Toolkit|
|Xargon v3.0||Epic MegaGames||WORX Toolkit|
Miles Audio Interface Library
The Audio Interface Library (AIL) was a widely used audio engine. It was the predecessor to the well-known Miles Sound Engine.
The Adlib driver will usually be a file named something like this:
ADLIB.ADV SBFM.ADV AILADLIB.ADV AILSBFM.ADV A16ADLIB.DLL A16SBFM.DLL A32ADLIB.DLL A32SBFM.DLL A32ADLIB.DRV A32SBFM.DRV
(There's no meaningful difference between the Adlib and Sound Blaster FM driver. If the game doesn't offer an Adlib option, you can patch the Sound Blaster driver.)
Some games bundle drivers together in one big file. If the file is uncompressed, ADPATCH should still be able to apply the patch. Usually the file will be compressed though, in which case patching is not possible.
Some very early games and music software used Adlib's
driver. The game might ship a version of this driver or it might
expect that you received a copy of the driver with your sound card.
ADPATCH can patch version 1.51 of this driver (the latest version). You can find it on the Adlib disk in the VOGONS Vintage Driver Library. If a game shipped with an older version, you can just replace it.
Sierra SCI Engine
ADL.DRV file and configure the game for Adlib music using
the INSTALL program. Expected output:
Applying patch: Sierra SCI Adlib output (variant xxx)
There are many variants of this driver, I think I've got patches for all of them except for a variant used in a couple of 1990 releases.
Known not to work:
- King's Quest I (EGA remake): "Patch failed"
- Sorcerian: "Patch failed"
- The Incredible Machine 2. My copy comes with the SCI drivers, but it looks like the game doesn't actually use them. Odd.
DMX was a sound engine that was most notably used in Doom. This patch only works for later versions of the engine; Doom v1.9 works, earlier versions might not.
Patch the main EXE file and configure the game for Adlib music in the SETUP program. Expected output:
Applying patch: DMX engine Adlib output (part A) Applying patch: DMX engine Adlib output (part B) Applying patch: DMX engine Adlib detection
Early id Software
"Early id Software" means anything based on the Commander Keen and Wolfenstein 3D engines. Some Apogee titles also used this code.
Patch the main EXE file (though the EXE will usually be compressed, see the note about UNP). Expected output:
Applying patch: Early id Software Adlib output Applying patch: Early id Software Adlib check
This patch covers a couple of games published by Softdisk.
Patch the main/largest EXE file. Expected output:
Applying patch: Softdisk/Dangerous Dave Adlib output Applying patch: Early id Software Adlib check
Note: Keen Dreams has a big "Music" option in its menu. This option doesn't do anything, the music was removed at the last minute before release to make the game fit on a 360K floppy.
WORX Toolkit was a low-budget sound engine that was used by many early 90's shareware games. ADPATCH can deal with versions 2.01 and 2.1. I haven't encountered earlier versions.
Note 1: Many of Epic's games initially used a different sound engine, but were later re-released using WORX Toolkit.
Note 2: The Skunny games seem to use WORX only for sound effects. They use different code for music.