FAQ

Q: This X game doesn't work on Windows XP?
A: Some repacks come with the dgVoodoo wrapper, which is a DirectX/Voodoo wrapper made for Windows 7/8/10. In such case the game will refuse to start on Windows XP. To make it work, open the game installation folder and look for the following files and delete them:
  • D3D8.dll
  • D3D9.dll
  • D3DImm.dll
  • DDraw.dll
  • dgVoodoo.conf
Usually when you see that "dgVoodoo.conf" exists, it means that the game came with the dgVoodoo wrapper.
Deleting the above files might make the game work on Windows XP, but it will hardly work on modern Windows OSes.

UPDATE: Updated repacks with the new component-based installer will not install dgVoodoo on Windows versions below 6.0 (Windows Vista) and also allow you to choose whether to include dgVoodoo for widescreen support or not (preserve 4:3 aspect ratio). If the option is greyed out, then it means that the game needs dgVoodoo to actually work on modern Windows.

Q: Some of your newer repacks don't even run or crash before starting a mission!
A: This is mostly seen with repacks that use DxWnd and some others. The startup crash is caused by some programs running in the background, such as Bandicam. On other occasions if you have a virtual machine in VMWare running, it could be also interfering. If you need to record your gameplay, probably the safest way is to use a capture card for these old games, as they are ancient and back in the day developers were making them without considering screen recording and the actual games were made for really ancient display technology such as very old DirectX versions.

Q: I don't have the specified programs running in the background and the game still doesn't start!
A: As a rule of thumb, you should always run the games with Administrator rights (from right-click menu on the desktop shortcut), since the repack installers install the games by default to the Program Files folder, unless you tell them to install somewhere else like X:\Games on a separate partition/hard drive.

Q: My antivirus program said that there is a virus in one of your repacks, but you promised us no viruses!
A: Relax, it's a false positive. Some games are using Tages as a copy protection mechanism and the cracks that our repacks utilize, function in some suspicious way to the antivirus to bypass this old & obscure copy protection. If you were to actually play a legal copy of X game with Tages, you could face more trouble than enjoinment, since you also need to install the Tages system drivers and good luck with newer Windows OSes! If you still wish, you could submit the suspicious file to Cuckoo's online sandbox analyzer - https://cuckoo.cert.ee/ and verify for yourself that there is nothing dangerous & shady behind the scenes.

Q: Can you repack X, Y & Z game(s)?
A: No. We don't do requests. The mechanics behind the repacking process are complicated, not all games have NoCD and not all games will truly work on modern Windows. Any and all requests will be automatically blacklisted (this doesn't mean they won't be repacked in the future, it just means that you will never fucking see a MagiPack for your request).

Q: What are your 'NoCrack' releases?
A: 'NoCrack' repacks come with the actual CD image for the game that is repacked. The reason behind this, is that some games were never cracked, OR they do have a crack (NoCD), but the in-game music from the CD cannot be made to play unless the CD image is inserted/mounted into the drive. Games that fit the above criteria are released under 2 versions, a normal repacked one and a 'NoCrack' repack as of November 2020. The 'NoCrack' releases are obviously bigger in size. The new updated component-based installers allow you to choose whether to include the CD image or not. If the option is greyed out, then it means that the game needs the CD image.

Q: I'm kinda confused. If you do release 'NoCrack' repacks that contain the CD image for the game, then why do you even call it a repack?
A: Because it is still a repack! Just like every other repack, the game is first installed in an older system (mind you some installers are 16bit and leave alot of crap), then it is patched (if available), then is tested & re-tested under Windows 10, if it needs to have the CD image included then it is included with the game files and finally all of the goodies are packed into a proper installer.

Q: But I don't have Daemon Tools and/or don't know how to deal with virtual CDs!
A: Don't worry, check out our Tutorials page, there you will find step-by-step info on how to set-up Daemon Tools and a virtual IDE drive

Q: Okay, gotcha about the 'NoCrack(s)'. But I'm too lazy to even bother mounting/dealing with the CD images!
A: You have been taken care of :) When you install a 'NoCrack' release, the game shortcut on your Desktop will point to a batch "script" inside the game directory wherever it is installed. This script once executed, will first mount the CD image of the game with your default VirtualCD program (like Daemon Tools) and then it will execute the game executable. 

Q: Can you upload to X host?
A: Again, no. Our releases were initially uploaded to RG.net & UL.net and due to complaints we reuploaded them to Mediafire. Some other releases might be uploaded to similar hosts such as Mega, but not due to a request.

Q: Will you do DOS games?
A: Maybe some titles for DOS will be repacked.

Q: What is the difference between GOG & MagiPack Games?
A: Our games are made just like GOG, only at zero cost and sometimes with better functionaity. Also, we are not quite fans of GOG.