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Homeland: The Stone of Night by Dragon Lore


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Anyone have any leads on how to find this game these days?


Spiderweb Software used to host this on their website in the early 2000's, I saw that it was freeware about 10 years ago but all the links I've found are broken. I never played through the whole game but would love to give it a try again. Playing through the Exile series has really hit hard on my nostalgia. 

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You can download the ISO file of the Homeland CD here : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ECL5mkblq7kM18I3DKMzRKm6I23x_pWt/view?usp=share_link


Mount the ISO file using your favorite ISO mounting program. I use Gizmo Central : http://loganmueller.com/gizmo/download.html


Open the virtual CD-ROM drive with the File Explorer, then run SETUP.EXE as Administrator. Choose to install everything, including the movies. Once you're done installing, find the game folder on your hard drive. It will likely be either "C:\Program Files\DragonLore\Homeland" or "C:\Program Files (x86)\DragonLore\Homeland".


Next, download 7-zip : https://www.7-zip.org/


Then, download the latest patch for Homeland : https://drive.google.com/file/d/13H7JOyPF7ZBniXHDGWfqqxbd2EUe_hX6/view?usp=share_link


Unzip that file with 7-zip. You will be asked to enter a password. The password is HPatch


Run the exe file that was unzipped as Administrator. Be sure that the game folder that's displayed is the right one. Tick the "Backup files" box if you wish, then click on Apply.


Go back to the game folder in the File Explorer. Copy Homeland.exe, switch back to your desktop, right-click on an empty space on your desktop, and choose to Paste a shortcut (click on something that should be called "Show more options" if that particular option isn't available).


Finally, if you're using any Windows above Windows 7, chances are the game won't work too well, so you'll need to do one last thing before playing. Head to narzoul's DDrawCompat page on GitHub and download DDrawCompat-v0.3.2.zip : https://github.com/narzoul/DDrawCompat/releases/tag/v0.3.2


Unzip the file. Copy ddraw.dll and paste it into the game folder. You will likely need Windows Administrator privileges to do this.


Close all File Explorer windows and run the game with the shortcut you created on your desktop. Enjoy.


If you have any questions about the game or get stuck, I'd be happy to provide more help.

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