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Traitors Gate

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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
TG1.iso_.sit (537.09 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
TG2.iso_.sit (406.78 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#3
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
TG3.iso_.sit (432.52 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#4
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
TG4.iso_.sit (502.93 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#5
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
TG1.toast_.zip (1.83 GB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
saved_games.zip (361.11 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
traitors_gate.pdf
Emulation
Guides on emulating older games

You have just been informed that someone in MI5 (British internal intelligence) is a traitor with plans to steal the British Crown Jewels. In order to trap the suspect, you are to sneak into the Tower of London, bypass all the security, and REPLACE all the authentic jewels with traceable replicas, WITHOUT the British knowing anything!

The game is best described as "Myst meets Thief". Move through the Tower of London, avoid guards and security alarms, and solve the different puzzles (how to deactivate the alarms and such without anyone noticing).

Download #5 is an unpublished DVD version (no disk swapping, yay!) contributed by Peppepop.

The publishers were scared to release a DVD in '99, so they scrapped the idea of a DVD release. I made the DVD master blindly (there were no way to actually burn a DVD back then, so it had to go on a HD, sent to Germany, and then I got the master back.) - Funnily enough, it worked.
  — Peppepop

Essential read before doing anything!
This game installs with default settings to Swedish language and texts. It also comes with a bug giving at least three Sound files playing simultaneously under the intro video where you're briefed with your mission in the game. Here's how to set things straight from the beginning:

After install and before running for the first time, do the following two things:
– Install file 'scripts.cxt' from archive 'Traitors_Gate_SW_Patch.sit'; ie drag into the folder 'Traitors Gate' on your hard disk and click 'Yes' to exchange/overwrite the installed file. This solves the bug with duplicate Sound in intro/mission briefing.
– Copy the files in the archive 'locale.sit' into the folder 'locale' in the same folder where TG was installed, ie 'Traitors Gate folder'. Click 'yes' to replace some files.
– Now to the (unfortunate) people who don't read/speak Swedish; open the file 'Lingo.ini' in the folder 'Traitors Gate'. Edit 'set gLanguage = "Sv" into 'set gLanguage = "En"', close and save. You can also set 'Du' for Dutch version. Anything else here defaults to Dutch text and sound.
– To be sure and/or if you did run w/o applying the two steps above; delete any content in the folder 'Prefs' in 'Traitors Gate folder'.

Note:
After tinkering with this installation my conclusion is there's three language versions; Swedish, English and Dutch.
Feel free to add information here if there are more languages to find!

Added info 2019:
The default language for the DVD version is English, so no need for any patching.
I will see if I can find the rest of the languages and upload them separately. The speaker in the video may or may not work this way, since all nine languages are in the opening brief and I switched them on and off depending on the language, hence the lovely mash-up in the nordic release. (you did test the master, right?)

Oh, and be sure to run this in 256 colours. Otherwise you can't see the video clips, at least not under emulation in SheepShaver, as it seems.

Downloads:
Patches, both for Win and Mac:
http://data.fuskbugg.se/dipdip/PatTG.sit

This files gives English and Dutch sound and text for a Mac installation:
http://data.fuskbugg.se/dipdip/locale.sit

The above links to the patches and locale files are broken.

The internal downloads are hybrid Mac/PC disc images, compressed with StuffIt 5.5

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

PowerPC 100 MHz, 32MB RAM (must use Virtual Memory) (48MB recommended), 100MB free hard disk space, 8x CD-ROM drive, 640x480 display, Mac OS System 7.5.3 or higher.

Comments

Peppepop's picture
by Peppepop - 2019, August 2 - 12:08pm

Uploaded the dvd and some savegames.

Peppepop's picture
by Peppepop - 2019, August 1 - 1:16pm
5

I might even be able to upload a DVD version of the game that never was released (publisher - "no one has a DVD drive")...

Peppepop's picture
by Peppepop - 2019, August 1 - 1:13pm
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Trying to get the development up and running in SheepShaver for the game, but it is a bit of a feat to do 20 years after the release Laughing out loud

Peppepop's picture
by Peppepop - 2019, August 1 - 1:12pm

PL, FR, NO, SP, DA works, if you have the correct files to go with it.

Peppepop's picture
by Peppepop - 2019, August 1 - 1:10pm

There are nine languages in total, and I think the crashes are more due to SheepShaver than the game.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2015, September 8 - 1:16pm

I have re-uploaded the game using the copy from the Adventure Legends web site

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2011, October 14 - 9:14am

At the moment my game collection is unaccessible, but here´s a link to a DL which *might*, as in 'I haven´t tested this myself', contain complete disk images; http://3dsl.game-host.org/adventure/game/5330
NB: the site is Win oriented. There´s seldom any comment in the game list that a game is a Hybrid version or not. And there´s a chance available 'ISO Demo' is Rip. Good luck! Smile

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by Paul Sondervan - 2011, October 14 - 7:43am

TG2.toast.sit and TG4.toast.sit are no longer available.
Please be so kind to make these 2 available again.

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2010, October 26 - 2:04pm

Great! Laughing out loud I had somewhere a faint memory of poking around in the installation, when the game was new, in order to find 'extras', but I can´t remember what I should pick up when I go to the grocery's. Wink

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2010, October 26 - 1:01pm

Looks like we got there SwedeBear! No more lock-up when I enter the White Tower.

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2010, October 26 - 11:13am

Ok Protocol 7: found a (working) solution. Instructions updated with a set of language files to drop in 'locale' folder in installed setup. Also found three working language versions in this installation: Swedish(English/Dutch.
If there´s time give me some feedback on this as I´m only temporary in the 'correct' environment. 8)
HTH!

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2010, October 26 - 6:11am

Afraid I´m not on 'playable turns' until the weekend, so my only choice is emulation. At the moment. :/ I´ll se if I can access something real before but… Anyone else tried to run this?

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2010, October 26 - 1:11am

No joy. Even deleting that file it still locks up when I enter the White Tower at the start. Instead of loading the QTVR movie so I can look around the room I'm just stuck facing the wall with a "Move" cursor.

I've reinstalled from scratch, changed the entry in lingo.ini, deleted the empty saved_games folder and the prefs folder containing the res_pref.txt file but it still won't work in English. In Swedish it runs fine. Will it load OK for you in English?

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2010, October 25 - 9:42pm

For every change in 'LINGO.INI' you must delete the file 'res_pref.txt'. Else the change will not take effect and, as you describe; the games GUI locks up. Try set 'LINGO.INI' to 'EN', delete 'res_pref.txt' and run the game.

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by Protocol 7 - 2010, October 25 - 8:46pm

I might have spoken too soon when I said it's working fine. Once I get past the briefing, mouse input no longer works. I thought it was a Sheepshaver bug, but my iMac is doing the same. I can't move/look or click on any of the onscreen icons. If I hit Command+Q nothing happens when I click on the Cancel or Quit buttons. Hitting Esc will then quit the game.

If I revert lingo.ini back to Swedish, it runs fine. I've also tried without copying over the fixed scripts.cxt file and it still freezes if the language is set to English. So I think this is only playable in Swedish.

SwedeBear's picture
by SwedeBear - 2010, October 25 - 5:10pm

Great to here Protocol 7! Smile BTW if you change 'LINGO.INI' you´ll have to delete 'res_pref.txt' each time. At least when I fiddled around in SS any change didn´t take effect until that file was cleared.
Might have a go myself with languages… Wink

Edit:
Found some language codes for the 'LINGO.INI'
Sv = Swedish
En = English
De = German
Du = Dutch
Must have a closer look at the game disk and installation files. Wink

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2010, October 25 - 2:09pm

Thanks for the fixes SwedeBear. It works fine now Laughing out loud

I tried setting De, Ger, Fr etc in Lingo.ini but Swedish and English seem to be the only languages available in this version.

Video seems to work better for me in milions of colours in SheepShaver (8.6/QT4.1.2) but if I quit the game and try to relaunch it locks up SheepShaver. Nothing surprising there though, as it's horrendously crash-happy. I'll be playing this on the iMac I think Wink

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by SwedeBear - 2010, October 25 - 7:28am

After install and before running for the first time, do the following two things:
– install file 'scripts.cxt' from archive 'Traitors_Gate_SW_Patch.sit'; ie drag into the folder 'Traitors Gate' and click 'Yes' to exchange/overwrite the installed file. This solves the bug with duplicate Sound in intro.
– Now to the (unfortunate) persons who doesn´t read/speak Swedish; open the file 'Lingo.ini' in the folder 'Traitors Gate'. Edit 'set gLanguage = "Sv" into 'set gLanguage = "En"', close and save.
– to be sure; delete any content in the folder 'Prefs' in 'Traitors Gate folder'. There shouldn´t be any but if you ran the game initially in (glorious) Swedish mode, there will be a 'res_pref.txt' which will point into Swedish language.

Oh, and be sure to run this in 256 Colour. Else you can't see the Video clips, atleast not under emulation in SheepShaver, as it seems. HTH! 8)

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2010, October 25 - 12:23am

Thanks SwedeBear. I downloaded the three discs you've upped so far but it looks like this is a Swedish language version of the game Sad