lizzie_tsai wrote:It keeps saying "the MagiquestOnline folder you selected doesn't exist. Please select the file that contains MQExplorer.exe."
Drizzle requires the files to be extracted outside the zip. It could be confused if the path to the files contains special characters (especially if your username contains characters like ë, é, ß, etc) or if it's too long. Can you try putting the game files in a C:/MQO folder, and convert from there ? (you can delete this folder afterwards.) This might solve the problem. Also, you don't need to rename MQExplorer.exe - Drizzle will only check if the file exists to make sure the location is correct, it doesn't really care what the contents of the file is.
Also, the file you sent me looks like the game file of an actual, playable game. There's .ogg audio files, animations, character animations, cutscenes, etc. What does this mean for the playability once I succeed in running it through Drizzle? Is it going to be like Myst Online? Are there interactables? I'm curious.
You will be able to explore the locations, but nothing will be interactable. There will be sounds and a few animations, but nothing big. The original game had combat and magic, I think, but these don't work at all in Uru.
lizzie_tsai wrote:I understand the server function is dead for good. I'm not going to be able to play with my friends. I'm ok with that.
Yes, unfortunately the original MQO game is now completely unplayable... It wasn't as pretty as Uru, Myst V or Crowthistle though, and it was really small. It's not a big loss in my opinion, but it's still annoying.
However, if you want to explore the locations with friends, you can do it on the Deep Island Shard
(I never tried it, but as long as you have the converted files in the DI folder it should work). Obviously there still won't be any interaction, but at least you can have fun together.