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In Memoriam (aka Missing: Since January)

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
In_Memoriam.toast_.zip (536.93 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
IN_MEMORIAM_PC.iso_.zip (504.89 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Black_CD-Alcohol.zip (757.54 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Black_cd.iso_.zip (658.67 MB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
in_memoriam_manual.pdf
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From Wikipedia:

In Memoriam (known as Missing: Since January in the US) is an adventure video game for Windows and Macintosh. It uses alternate reality-style gameplay, in which the player receives e-mails from other in-game characters, including the game's main antagonist. The player needs to find information and clues to the games' puzzles on the Internet, both from real websites, and from specially-created websites that have been mixed in with other "real-world" domains.

The game centers around the disappearance of journalist Jack Lorski, and his young female companion, Karen Gijman, in Europe while investigating a series of bizarre murders. Some weeks later, the agency they work for receives a package containing a CD-ROM. On this CD-ROM is a mixture of disturbing footage and reports made by Jack, but also some other data including puzzles and messages, created by someone referring to themselves only as "The Phoenix."

A note about the downloads available from above:
The game is available on 3 CDs:

  1. file is the Macintosh version
  2. file is the PC version
  3. file is the Black CD in Alcohol format
    (See comment below)
  4. file is the Black CD in standard ISO format

The two install CD images are straightforward. However, the third disc (Black CD) contains SafeDisc copy protection which involves the presence of read errors on the CD. I know of no way of making a disc image on a Mac that will burn to an exact copy of the original CD. However the above Alcohol 120 (mdf/mds) image created on a PC will make an exact copy if you use Alcohol 120 to burn the CD on a PC. There may be other ways, but I have no knowledge of them. I have also included a Hybrid Mac/PC .iso image of the Black CD without the copy protection, in case you find some way of using it.

You require an internet connection and email address to play. There is no serial required.

The official game servers needed to provide the email input to the game are no longer available. However, the In Memoriam Revival Project aims to provide a substitute server to allow you to continue playing the game.

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC x86 (Windows)

From the box -

Mac:
Mac OS8.6 or later (Classic supported under OS X)
333MHz G3 or faster
750MB disk space
64MB RAM
800x600 32bit colour video

Windows:
333MHz processor (Intel or AMD)
Windows 98 to XP
750MB disk space
64MB RAM
800x600 32bit colour video

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IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2019, March 18 - 5:08pm

Uploading now...

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2015, April 19 - 6:26pm

I had a feeling they wouldn't last forever so I'm glad someone is doing what they can to keep the game playable. I keep meaning to go back and replay it but I always get stuck into something else.

Damn, just checked the site and found out that Lexis Numerique are gone and that's why the servers are down. I really liked their games. And this probably means that the copy of The 13th Victim I bought last year is probably a paperweight unless a similar project appears for that.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2015, April 19 - 12:43pm

The game servers needed to provide the email input to the game are no longer available. However, the In Memoriam Revival Project aims to provide a substitute server to allow you to continue playing the game. Go to http://inmemoriam.softbreakers.com/ for more information.

Syntax.HYW's picture
by Syntax.HYW - 2014, March 30 - 8:18am
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So... right at the start, when I try to make an account, it says the connection to the game's servers have been interrupted and to try again later. Are the servers still up or what?
I like ARG, don't get me wrong, but the bad side is that they do not last very long. They can be shut down anytime. It happened with a few ARGs I really liked or wanted to try. It's a shame because it's such an innovative idea...

Still, the online part of In Memoriam is cool and all but it would be better if the e-mails were all just pre-scripted. That way the game can be played in 2003, 2012 or 2090. I also assume it does not work offline so if you're stuck without Internet you will not be able to do anything.

I gave a 4/5 rating because the game sounds very good.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2013, August 27 - 8:55am

---->a $1 bargain on eBay<----

How on earth do you catch these bargains, bertyboy? I didn't check who the original uploader was, and decided to buy it. I paid a heck of a lot more than $1. If I had checked, I would have asked you for fresh copies instead.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2013, August 27 - 8:15am

I still have the original media (a $1 bargain on eBay), I shall image again and calculate a SHA hash and compare it with the file I originally uploaded (which I also still have).

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2013, August 26 - 11:24pm

It is a different disc image. Bertyboy, did you notice any complaints about disc errors from your imaging software when you copied the Black CD? With Toast, I found that it complained and included a couple on errors in the image instead of the complete set of errors due to SafeDisc. Maybe that is enough to fool the game into thinking that it is the original disc? My .iso copy has no errors and was made on a PC by converting the mds/mdf into an iso using UltraISO. I am not sure that my copy will work with the game.

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2013, August 26 - 4:44pm

Unless this is a different version that bertyboy's old upload it should be ok. I played that one in VirtualBox without any problems.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2013, August 26 - 10:40am

Replaced defunct MU links with links that work.

If anyone can manage to play this game using the Black CD .iso image then I will delete the Alcohol 120 image to save space.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2012, October 10 - 6:17pm

Re-upload, please?

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2010, August 24 - 6:27pm

I finished playing this last night. It's an incredible experience. Frustrating at times but totally engrossing. I have a vague recollection of when it came out but at the time I was on dialup so playing a game where you had to stay online wasn't going to work.

Surprisingly all the sites that the game uses are still online. You will need to patch the game to fix some bugs and to make sure you can register and get emails from your "fellow investigators".

Mac patch: http://www.inmemoriam-thegame.com/fr/Patch_InMemoriam_2005_09_05.sit
Win patch: http://www.inmemoriam-thegame.com/fr/Patch_InMemoriam_2005_09_05.EXE

You need to create an email account to play this game. I went with hotmail but after completing the game and looking through a walkthrough I quickly realised that I only received a fraction of the emails I was supposed to. This will cause problems.

So I reinstalled the game, applied the patch but this time created a free aol email (as I could add it to Outlook Express via IMAP). Although I've only replayed the first few puzzles it's apparent quite early on that I'm getting more emails this time. After the first two emails from SKL you should get one from Fe256. If you don't you're probably going to end up receiving a fraction of the emails. Also some will probably end up in your spam folder so check that regularly and mark them as not spam.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, May 19 - 4:29pm

I did try Stuffit v5.5 and Zip on each of these toast files before uploading. Made no difference at all !! 617MB compressed instead of 625MB uncompressed.

No feeling difference between 617MB and 625MB, I can see. Wink

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, May 18 - 7:41pm

I used to have issues with sit/zip on Toast files on my MDD, so I did stop for a while. But I now use my PMG5 as the main Mac as well as an 8-core Mac Pro, so CPU for Stuffing or Zipping isn't an issue, and it doesn't seem to corrupt it either.

I did try Stuffit v5.5 and Zip on each of these toast files before uploading. Made no difference at all !! 617MB compressed instead of 625MB uncompressed.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, May 18 - 3:23pm

Can't you zip/sit the files to save bandwith? Wink
(I know to zip/sit takes a long time, which may is the reason you don't do?)