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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby leileilol » 2018-8-19 @ 01:22

xjas wrote:BTW I remember figuring out the hard way that Fatal Racing (what I had) does not work with the Whiplash 3DFX patch, so there's at least some substantial differences between the two. Although seeing gameplay footage of it now, I think the software version looks better anyway.

A billion20 years ago I couldn't get 3dfx Whiplash (OEM release, not a patch) going on a V2 either.
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby Gemini000 » 2018-8-25 @ 19:45

Whoops! Forgot to post this last night when it went live but Ancient DOS Games Filler #73 - Peasant's Quest is now online!

I distinctly remember never beating this when I first played it years ago... I got up to Trogdor and then thought you just got roasted and that was it, no solution to an actual WIN. Turns out I was very wrong about that, but I don't show anything past catching on fire because this game's STILL available to play for free so why spoil it? ;)
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby Gemini000 » 2018-9-08 @ 11:12

Ancient DOS Games Episode 246 - Legend of Kyrandia 2: The Hand of Fate is online!

This one surprised me in more ways than one! Not only is the main character entirely different from the first game, which I was not expecting, but it's also WAY better in terms of gameplay! Everything's been streamlined, making it much easier to progress while still keeping the puzzles at least moderately complex, plus the art and music are still top-notch. THIS is how you make a sequel! :D

Also, just want to quickly mention that I'll be retiring the whole "guess the next game" thing at the end of the season. I may've mentioned this before elsewhere but not a lot of people take advantage of it anymore and because many of the games nowadays are things I don't have prior experience with it's getting very difficult to come up with good hints which are not only accurate to the game in question but also aren't too easy.
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby xjas » 2018-9-08 @ 20:10

^^ you inspired me to play something I've never tried before, so nice job!

PSA: this is on sale for $0.89 on GOG right now. Actually the whole series is 75-85% off and clocked in at a whopping $3.87. Kind of a no-brainer.
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby root42 » 2018-9-08 @ 20:12

xjas wrote:^^ you inspired me to play something I've never tried before, so nice job!

PSA: this is on sale for $0.89 on GOG right now. Actually the whole series is 75-85% off and clocked in at a whopping $3.87. Kind of a no-brainer.


Can one still play the GOG versions on real legacy hardware? I loved the series...
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby clueless1 » 2018-9-08 @ 20:53

root42 wrote:
xjas wrote:^^ you inspired me to play something I've never tried before, so nice job!

PSA: this is on sale for $0.89 on GOG right now. Actually the whole series is 75-85% off and clocked in at a whopping $3.87. Kind of a no-brainer.


Can one still play the GOG versions on real legacy hardware? I loved the series...

Depends. If it's the DOSBox version, than almost certainly it can be played on legacy hardware. If it's the ScummVM version, then it depends on whether they package it with the executables.
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby xjas » 2018-9-08 @ 21:40

The GOG ones I got seem to be distributed as ScummVM wrappers. There are no original executables in the packages. Caveat: I downloaded the Mac versions.

Edit: annoyingly while Book 2 & 3 are .dmg images containing a .app bundle you can put anywhere, Book 1 is a .pkg installer that doesn't work (creates a phantom "installation" nowhere to be found.) And the Windows version is an .exe because of course it is. -9/10, GOG. Welp, off to abandonware sites now.

Edit 2: I was able to extract Legend of Kyrandia 1 out of the GOG .pkg myself with a bunch of messing around unzipping & renaming things. I'll be setting up my own ScummVM to run these though since they come with a really old version (1.6.0) configured for FM music instead of MT-32.
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby Gemini000 » 2018-9-15 @ 12:43

Ancient DOS Games Episode 247 - Wheel of Fortune is online!

Yes, I'm aware this game showed up on LGR just a couple months ago, but that's just a coincidence as I've had most of the final 10 episodes for Season 5 of ADG planned out for awhile now! ;)

Besides which, Clint and I always find different ways to discuss these games. I actually spent a good chunk of this video diving into some of the deeper functionality of the game, describing how the AI is doing its thing and also investigating if the spins on the wheel are truly random, or if some other factor is at play!

Plus hey, it's one of only a handful of games I've had since childhood which I haven't yet covered! :o
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