Gabriel Knight 2000
Surviving the Third Millennium
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NEWS
December 14, 2008

It's been a long time. Activision (or whatever owns Sierra now) is closing the official GK forums (not that we had any support on the games anyway). WE, the fans, will keep supporting the game, of course. That will be our new forum. Hope to see you all there. Have a nice Xmas!

June 13, 2006

There's nothing actually new on this site itself, but I have added two banners on top. They are from two interesting sites which I, Endroz, endorse (whoops :D). Make sure you take a look at them. Maybe you are not interested in knowing the truth about 9/11 hijacks, but since you're on this site, I'm sure that you *will* want to know what boils on the fire regarding Gabriel Knight 4!!

May 14, 2005

Many users are contacting me by email asking to solve their problems with the installation of the games. Being tired of writing the same things over and over and over and over and.... did I say "over" already? :) I wrote a paragraph entitled "Technical Issues Guidelines", which is now at the bottom of this page. It will (hopefully) help you to solve your problems. With the games, of course.

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DOWNLOADS
Gabriel Knight XP Installer 1.03:
- English (1.48 MB)
Gabriel Knight 2 HD/DVD Installer:
- English 1.01 (1.34 MB)
- Italiano 1.0 (1.82 MB)
- Deutsch 1.0 (2.70 MB)
Traduzione Italiana GK1:
- Istallatore CD (5.84 MB)
- Patch Floppy (2.78 MB)
- Ist. manuale CD (5.42 MB)
- Ist. manuale Floppy (2.37 MB)
- Novella Grafica (15.4 MB)
Gabriel Knight 2 Interlace Patch:
- English (191 KB)
- Italiano (193 KB)
- Deutsch (192 KB)
TraduSCI 1.1.2:
- English (862 KB)
- Italiano (854 KB)
SCI32 Script Dumper 0.4:
- English (16 KB)
FORUMS
Gabriel Knight Official Forum

The official forum of the serie.

AdventureGamers Forums

Probably the biggest Adventure Games community on the Net.

VOGONS Forums

The first place to look at for problems running old games on modern machines.

LINKS
Jane Jensen
Creator of GK, official site.
Belzorash
Script Code patches that fix bugs and add features to SCI games.
Ugarte's Dimension of Fantasy
Lots of info and a techincal section for Sierra games issues.
The Crazy Owl GK Pages
Including lots of infos, walkthrough, a GK tour and...
GK3 Barn Browser
This is from colleagues. ;)
Quest Studios
Sierra games Soundtracks.
GK Sheet Music Archive
Unofficial Arrangements.
GK3 Official Site
GK3 original site from the Internet WayBack Machine.
IAGTG Pollodigomma
Where the Italian translation projects born...
This site is devoted to the preservation of the Gabriel Knight serie of games with the release of unofficial tools, patches, and updates.

About Gabriel Knight and this Website

Gabriel Knight is a serie of graphic adventure games divided into three episodes. In case you don't know, a graphic adventure (also known as adventure game) is a genre of game where storytelling, inventory, puzzles and wits in general pay a major role into the gameplay. It is probably the most famous adventure game serie ever, after Monkey Island. Luckily enough, you don't have to compare them as they cover two completely different audition, with MI tending more to humor and fantasy.

Gabriel is a novel writer, a rather common man which is involved into a serie of investigation upon his curiosity as a storywriter. The games of the serie may be classified as Thriller with Cultural and Historical background.

The serie has been brought to you thanks to the incredible skill of the game's author, Jane Jensen, who is also a book writer (and that surely explains a lot).

This is an amatorial site, and most of its content is made out of my own knowledge. Please take it into account in case of problems.

--Hendroz--

Following is a list of all the unofficial patches and tools that I have developed and are related in some way or another to the Gabriel Knight serie.

The brief explaination is usually integrated with an exaustive documentation in each program.

Read the end of this page for guidelines on problem solving.

Gabriel Knight XP Installer
This is a replacement installer for the first episode of the game "Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers". Its purpose is to fix some bugs with modern computers and to provide a way to install the whole game on your hard disk.

Even if there's that "XP" in the title, the program is recommended to be used with every Windows version (including 98, ME, 2000) as the original game is no longer fail-safe on modern systems (it was programmed way back in 1993).

Please notice that this installer is ONLY intended to be used with the English CDROM version of the game!

Gabriel Knight 2 HD/DVD Installer
This replacement installer for "Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within" allows you to fully install the game on your hard disk, or alternatively to make your own DVD copy of the game from its original 6 CDROMs release.

It is also meant to be used as a replacement for the original installer who often crashed on modern systems. Therefore it provides an option to make a "standard installation" which is exactly the same as the original was.

Please notice that this installer is ONLY intended to be used with the English version of the game! But an Italian installer is on the way and, if you're interested, please contact me for supporting other game languages.

Gabriel Knight 2 Interlace Patch
This patch removes the annoying interlace showing up in GK2 movies during the game. It is available in three languages.

IMPORTANT: if you're using the GK2 HD/DVD installer of the previous paragraph, you must NOT install this as it is already present in the installer!

TraduSCI - translation tools
TraduSCI is a package of tools for the translation of adventure games based on the SCI engine (the same used by GK, as you can imagine).

It includes Texts and Graphics Editors, plus a lot of other interesting and useful tools.

Of course, these tools may be used also to surf through the game data and discover nice easter eggs or to extract images and scripts, so even if you're not interested in amatorial translations, you may want to take a peek at them.

SCI32 Script Dumper
This is a script code disassembler for games based on the SCI version 32 technology (just like GK). I have used it to fix bugs in the first episode of the GK serie, and make the above installer.

This tool must be used in conjunction with TraduSCI.


Technical Issues Guidelines

These patches have been successfully used by thousands of peoples running different Windows versions. If you experienced any problem running them, then it's probably an issue on your side.

As a premise, you need to use the exact version that matches your game language of each patch available.

The most common problems reported are:

1) The game won't install, some files are skipped during installation with an error message.

- Make sure that your Gabriel Knight CD is not scratched or dirty. You can clean it with breath and a soft cotton cloth, or the eyeglasses cloth.

- You can also try to check your CD using some third party tool to scan the disc for errors, such as CDCheck.

- If you have more than one CD drive, or a CD burner, try installing and running the game from there. Sometimes, even a 6 months old CD drive gets unable to read certain CDs.

- Check your Hard Disk drive for Bad Blocks and errors using ScanDisk.

- Try the game on a friend's computer. If the game doesn't works, then the CD is probably damaged.

- If you find out that the CD is in good conditions, check your system using a diagnosis tool like Sandra, and make sure your RAM memory is not damaged/malfunctioning.

- If none of the above worked, go to point Nr. 2

2) The game won't run or crashes in a certain place during the very first sequences, or refuses to load at all.

- Download the patch again, uninstall and then reinstall it.

- Run Windows in Temporary Mode. If the game works that way, there's probably some conflict with antiviruses or other background programs that you have installed.

- If you have more than one CD drive, or a CD burner, try installing and running the game from there. Sometimes, even a 6 months old CD drive gets unable to read certain CDs.

- Check your Hard Disk drive for Bad Blocks and errors using ScanDisk.

- Try the game on a friend's computer. If the game doesn't works, then the CD is probably damaged (then go back to point 1).

- If you're using Windows NT/2000/XP make sure your NTVDM (NT Virtual DOS Machine) is working correctly, by trying to run other old programs.

- If you're using Windows 95/98/ME, try to reinstall/update your audio and video drivers and whatever other driver is needed on your machine to run.

- Reinstall/restore/upgrade your Windows

- As a last option, you may want to run the DOS version of the game in DOSBox.

Most of the peoples who contacted me have solved their problems with the game using one of the above procedures.

If you still are not able to properly run the game, or for any other problem occuring later while playing, you can post a message on the VOGONS forums, or contact me. But please keep in mind that I can't help much on solving operating system-related problems.

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