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  • Submitted: Jun 10 2012 01:17 AM
  • Last Updated: Dec 02 2013 09:45 AM
  • Views: 8318
  • Downloads: 3855

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: DOSBox

Wrapper Type Info

Note:
Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download this Classic Ripper

* * * * * 2 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!




Screenshots
Game Description:
Ripper is an interactive movie point-and-click adventure game developed by Take-Two Interactive, and released for PC. The game has a cast that includes celebrities such as Christopher Walken, Scott Cohen, Tahnee Welch, Ossie Davis, Burgess Meredith, Karen Allen, David Patrick Kelly, John Rhys-Davies, Jimmie Walker, Anna Levine and Paul Giamatti. It also featured the hit Blue Öyster Cult song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper".

There is no definite canonical answer on who the villain of the game is, since this is decided by the game at random, out of four main characters. A limited number of the clues and puzzles, plus a single line of dialogue in the ending, change according to the villain's identity.

Personal Notes:
A fun FMV game.

Plot:
Ripper takes place in New York City in the year 2040. It opens with the investigation of the recent murder of Renee Stein, the third victim of a serial killer known as "The Ripper", largely out of the modus operandi similarity to Jack the Ripper. The player assumes the role of Jake Quinlan, a reporter for the Virtual Herald, whom The Ripper sends messages to detailing his murders (an act attributed to Jack the Ripper, although no letters have been proven to come from him). Along with the police (whose investigation is headed by Detective Vincent Magnotta), Quinlan is seeking The Ripper's true identity....

Port Info:
Port is with Dosbox UB 0.74.  There are times when you need to change CDs. The wrapper emulates all 6 CDs to change them while playing just use fn+ctrl+f4 (then hit enter) or ctrl+f4 if you have your F-keys functioning as normal function keys.

Review

Minimum System Requirements:
- OS: Mac OS X 10.4.11, Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
- CPU: Intel Core Processor - Or PPC - will work on Classic
- RAM: 1024 MB
- Video: nVidia 8xxx Series or AMD 3xxx or 4xxx Series Video Card recommended
- about 4.00 gigs of Hard Drive Space required

Known Issues:
None known.

Installation:
Combine all 19 parts with 7-zip etc. Mount the dmg and Drag the Ripper.app the your app folder eject the disc image and click to play.

How do I combine files! See @ http://portingteam.c...-combine-files/

Trailer:



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Thanks for the upload!!
The Classic FMV game Ripper re-uploaded on this date. :)
The CD3 (I think) is crashing when you enter the second door inside the animal lab.
Yes.  rafomes is correct.  It appears that the disc had a scratch/error when it was made into an iso, and the creator couldn't be bothered to run a data integrity check during creation.  Normally, this is a single bad incident...but it also looks like this tainted copy of disc 3 has been used as the template for all of the other Ripper downloads currently "available" through whatever online means (aargh, me matey - hope you can infer what I'm trying to say here).

Long story short, if the original owner of the discs could try to re-create the ISO and actually, gosh, I don't know....maybe test it, perhaps by actually playing the game all of the way through...then this wouldn't be such a colossal let down and huge waste of time for nostalgic fans of this game that don't appreciate finding out that the game is not able to be completed.
LONG STORY SHORT:  Do not waste your time and effort downloading and installing a game that simply does not work.
Same issue cropping up for me.  This issue has actually existed since the initial release of Ripper.  It got me back then too.  There used to be a workaround, but I've since forgotten it.  The error has to do with memory being allocated to the heap, and the game is attempting to incorrectly allocate a huge amount.  If anyone has a fix, please advice.  I just wanted to mention it's not the ISO's issue.
www.adventuresplanet.it/scheda_patch.php?game=ripper#.VLTebyeH2bk . Some patches, I believe, that I have found! (Due to the link's language, I do not speak/understand Italian, so I can't translate!) I have not tested, so I can not verify if this does help with the issues that @rafgomes, @beavdog, and @SweetieViaPony are having.

I find these two files in with torrents along with the game, but there were no seeds/peers to connect with and they were for use in Windows. (I am aware that this is a Mac site!)

These patch files, also are in an .exe format, I am not sure how this would help. I imagine someone with DOSbox knowledge or a wrapper, would be able to incorporate these two patches into the build or explain the process to attach these patches into the game.

I am not sure which version is included here, so with these patches from the link above are 1.03 and 1.05. Be best bet for both patches to be installed and over write anything that need overwriting permissions.

*NOTE!* Like I said the link above is in Italian, so I am unsure if installing these patches would convert the game into Italian, so do make a backup if you try to work with them!

I know, I would like to play this game, as I have played many games like this in my youth, but never this one and would really to have a go at it!
Wow I remember this game, and it was hard as hell. Matter of fact I dont think I ever finished it
I return, years later.  Thank you for the patch link @qqmore.  Unfortunately, I must report that I have installed these patches and they have not solved the problem.
Okay, I got it.  Refusing to let this lie, as Ripper was an all-time cult favorite of mine, I've managed to solve the problem.  I'm going to post what I've done here, but I want to warn you I don't really know what I'm doing, I just sort of stumble into things that got it working.  The offending file is EFW4.SMK and is found in the SCENE folder on Disc 3.  I finally remembered that way back in the day, Take 2 sent me a revised copy of this file to get the game working.  We don't have that option, so here's what we're going to do.

1.  Extract Rip3.ISO to your Hard Disk (or whatever your Disc 3 iso is.)
2.  Find and delete SCENE\EFW4.SMK
3.  I also deleted EFT56.SMK, but that might be optional.  You can try to leave it, if you like.
4.  Rename your Iso to Rip3_old.ISO as backup
5.  Now you need to create a new ISO using whichever program you like, however, you have to make sure that the ISO you create has something called Joliet disabled.  I don't know what that is, but RIPPER can't read it.  I used MediaSoftPro ISO creator, because it was free.  Your new ISO should look just like the old Disc 3 ISO.  It's Label should be RIPPER3 and it needs its COMBAT, PUZZLE and SCENE directories, just missing those two files we deleted.  Those are where ever you saved them for steps 1, 2 and 3.  Name this ISO whatever your old one was (Rip3.ISO for me) and proceed to use it to play your game.

Now, when trying to enter the lab, you will receive an error message instead of a crash.  Just click OK and you will be taken right inside the lab, only missing the animation of stepping in.  Proceed to play with the monkey like nothing happened.  If after trying this you get continual error messages as soon as you enter the Medicog and only a black screen, it is because the ISO you created had Joliet enabled.  Remake it without Joliet.

I really hope someone finds this one day and can make use of it.  Me and my friends loved Ripper as kids and I think it's a classic.



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