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Re: Good introduction to Star Wars universe via games?

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I, too, have never been a particular fan of the franchise, but I really, really enjoyed Star Wars: Dark Forces , which I got initially interested in only because I'm a fan of old school 2.5D FPS games. In my opinion, SWDF does a great job recreating the atmosphere from the original trilogy, or at …

Re: Anyone ever played Eradicator?

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I've only played the demo, but it makes an impression of a very well designed, thought out game. The engine is on par with Build, but there are also a few extras like picture-in-picture images (well, a gimmick but a nice one), and stuff like remote-controlled drones you can use to operate in …

Re: Want to be interviewed about Abandonware?

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Also MrFlibble, I didn't appreciate recieving that PM which is duplicating this topic. Sorry to have bothered you, I have sent it before the message was posted here. I understand that "abandonware" is a risky topic, and I certainly not cannot speak on behalf of Ms. Heiberg about the scope of her …

Re: Game Interface Design in certain years

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Some time ago I suddenly noticed that quite a few VGA DOS games used bright orange colours against a relatively dark background for the menu font - Rise of the Triad , Descent , Radix: Beyond the Void , Raptor: Call of the Shadows , Tyrian (well, it's more of golden than orange), Alien Rampage (red- …

Re: The Demise of MobyGames

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They are still not listening to the "passionate" pleas by those who were really "passionate" about the real site. Pretty sure "passionate" is being used as a nice word for "abusive". And they're right to not respond to abusive PM's, emails, or comments too, you can't reward that kind of behaviour …

Re: The Demise of MobyGames

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VileRancour wrote: The designer responsible for the MG fiasco has finally posted on the forums, and pretty much admitted a "personal failure", and yet they're keeping the current layout anyway. Hmm, looks like I missed a major development there...

Re: The Demise of MobyGames

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Jorpho wrote: At least the database is still there - for now. While the database had not changed in and of itself, the blow it had taken from poor presentation and partial loss of accessibility after the redesign should not be taken lightly.

Re: The Demise of MobyGames

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I found Quest for Glory just fine -- the search results are abbreviated. If you click View All then everything is found, and Quest for Glory is found. Are you trying to say that it is normal not to display the search result that is a 100% match to the search query at the top of the results list? …

Re: The Demise of MobyGames

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I hear the new layout was supposed to work better with mobile devices and tablets, but even there it performs much worse than the old site ever did, because sure, using hover menus for touch screens is a brilliant idea. I haven't thought about that but you're right. This is indeed the worst case of …

Re: The Demise of MobyGames

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Also, if you do not get a database match, instead of telling you that nothing was found it tells you that the server has thrown an error. Yep, I've reported this in the redesign feedback thread as soon as I noticed it (I generally type URLs instead of searching anything, and a list of partial …

Re: Best bugs in video games ever.

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I went a long time without patching my copy of Doom up to v1.9, primarily because I liked being able to have over 200% health. I even challenged myself once to get over 300% health legitimately on the lowest skill setting. (I did succeed but there was lots of reloading involved.) Hmm, which version …

Re: The Demise of MobyGames

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What's really crippling the site is the massive loss of functionality. Things are harder to access, the fixed page width is a joke so you have to scroll like crazy to see the information that was available at a glance on the old website, there's now a completely needless javascript requirement and …

Re: Emperor Battle for Dune question

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You don't actually create gholas. IIRC, at some point you'll just receive reinforcements of a limited number of other Houses' units (depending on whom you're going to impersonate) which you then need to use to destroy your targets. That's it. There is no way to build gholas as regular units in …

Re: People who call their entire computer a "CPU"...

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However I recently saw in an old music magazine from the 80's a picture of Chick Corea's synth setup at the time, and the computer tower was labeled the "CPU". I also caught someone use the term in this way in an episode of The Computer Chronicles. (Trying to find the episode where I heard this.) …

Re: Looking for Pie 3D GCS games

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Sorry for bumping this, but I thought I'd mention two more GSC games that seem pretty obscure. Some time ago I was randomly browsing cd.textfiles.com and on a PSL Monthly Collection CD I found a game called SARGENT BLOOD ALIEN CHALLENGE (that's how the developers spell the title anyway). I didn't …

Re: Looking for shareware compilation discs. (CD or Floppy)

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E.g. Classic Fond. Oh Russia, never change. :P Yeah, but it's the administration of archive.org that didn't bother to remove the "Classic Fond" images. I wrote to Jason Scott asking him to remove them, and also had this request transmitted via another person who's in contact with the archive.org …

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