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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2009, 02:03:14 PM »
You're lucky my bookshelf contains a 1988 copy of "The Official Book of King's Quest"!  (Although it warns that not all versions of all games contain the debug mode, and only confirms its existence in the first three games anyway...so if this doesn't help, you're slightly less lucky.)

According to the book, Press Alt-D, which should bring up the version number and another dialog box or two, press enter through those. Type "Get Object", enter, then the object number, which you'll just have to guess on.

In Debug mode, you can also type "TP", enter, and a room number to teleport to a different room of the game.

If that doesn't work for IV, then sorry I couldn't help!


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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2009, 12:53:01 AM »
Woo! It worked. Unfortunately the broken shovel actually replaces the regular shovel in the game, but I could still use the code to get the items I was digging for.

Now I've finally beaten Kings Quest IV, a monkey that's been on my back since the '80s when I was playing it on the Apple IIC. I remember the agony of waiting almost a full 5 minutes for each screen to load up, and since most of what you needed appeared randomly, it could take a very, very long time to get what was needed. Oh and the DISK SWAPPING. The map wasn't linear, so chunks of the map were all on different disks, so you\'d have to switch between the 7 or so disks a lot. :^)

Onward to the point and click version of Daventry! I've been through all those games before (But only have one of the endings for part 6) so now I've officially beaten all the Kings Quest games! Whoopie! (Sure I had to cheat a bit, but if I hadn't ruined that save file...) And all of Space Quest and Quest for Glory, incidentally. After walking down memory lane with KQ 5-7, Police Quest is next! Leisure Suit Larry is banned from this house by the ruling matriarch, so I'll just have to focus on being a cop.


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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2009, 05:07:51 AM »
I just realized that I never actually finished the last Space Quest. I should get on that as soon as I have loads of free time...which could be June of 2011.


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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2009, 02:16:22 PM »
Shame about Space Quest...Josh Mandel and his gang were about two months or so from releasing Space Quest VII, until Sierra demanded, because they still own the trademark to the game, that they release the game through Sierra's label.  They refused, because Sierra hasn't been the same since they got bought out by...was it Infogrames?  I think it was Infogrames.  Anyway, they didn't want to have to change the whole thing and make it a Space Quest-like game, so they ended up cancelling the whole project.  It sucks, but that's the way the ball bounces.  Sierra is more than happy to make money selling games I have no interest in buying (like Half-Life 2), so where's the harm in that?

EDIT: My mistake.  Just went to the SQ7.org website and found out it's Vivendi that owns the Sierra label now, not Infogrames.
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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2009, 02:27:49 PM »
Love Monkey Island. Hated the last game. How the fuck can you be a ghost, a zombie, a demon, and take human form all at the same time? What IS that?

As a rule I've avoided the last game for that reason. The third is my favorite because of it's animation and I just couldn't see how 3D would improve that.

I recently got to play an old school version of Tradewinds. Adventure games that use humor are my absolute favorite.
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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2009, 03:07:44 PM »
The last Monkey Island has a few quotable lines, and exactly one brilliant part (the "Bill and Ted"-inspired bit in the time swamp), but you could write a dissertation on everything wrong with it.

Starting with just the so-called "console friendly" interface that causes you to accidentally start spinning around rapidly when the camera angle changes and you're holding down an arrow key.


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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2009, 12:37:31 PM »
Old school, biznatches...









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Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."

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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2009, 12:39:38 PM »
I had that.  To quote Imrahil, "meh."   :)


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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2009, 12:57:36 PM »
i actually got an intellivision on ebay several years back just to play the two dungeons and dragons games they came out with for that system.  yeah, i jumped many times when suddently encountering the dragon.  it would always be when i had mapped the whole dungeon except for on branch that i just couldnt find again and by the time i found it again i was thinking more about how i can finally finish the map and leave.  i actually dug those out last year and played a bit of both of them one weekend.  was kind of cool playing them on a 52" compared to the 12" one i played it on when i was a kid :)


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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2009, 01:13:21 PM »
the second one was actually better.  it was called treasure of tarmin and was a first person dungeon crawl game where you picked up different weapons and magic items and had to fight your way to the lower levels and kill the minotaur to get his treasure.  now i want to go home and play that but i'm trying to finish the last section of psychonauts so that i can then move on to zak mckraken.  i realized last week that i had only ever just started that game and never finished it so i really need to do that one so that i can say i've finished all of the lucasarts adventures.


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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2009, 02:26:50 PM »
Do Zak Mckracken the hard way, like I did...don't map out any of the areas and don't use a hint guide.  Took me five years, but I finally beat it that way... ;D

As for the Dungeon screenshots...all I can say is now I know the reason behind "Get this freakin' duck away from me!"

And as for first person adventures...anybody ever play the old AD&D 1st person games?  I got the collection years ago after a friend told me about them.  They made three in the mid-90s...Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession, Menzoberranzan, and Ravenloft: Stone Prophet.  Strahd was good, Menzo got boring after awhile, but Stone Prophet was the bomb.  It took a little known and talked about area of Ravenloft (Har'Akir, the 'Mummy' setting), fixed all the technical problems of the other two games, and made a damn fun adventure out of it.  Still haven't finished it, but it's more from time reasons rather than interest.
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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2009, 09:07:34 AM »
Sidenote: Anyone that wants to play some Oregon Trail on their PC here ya go.

Thought I'd just let people know that Oregon Trail has been released for the iPhone/iTouch with updated graphics.  IGN gives it a good review:

http://uk.wireless.ign.com/articles/962/962326p1.html


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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2009, 10:30:30 AM »
This:
http://www.sarien.net/
Is awesome. A little buggy, but awesome. :^)


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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2010, 06:39:24 PM »
Well I'm gonna necro-bump this old thread to ask if anyone has had a chance to check out The Whispered World, yet.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/pWfqNyfHUP4&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/pWfqNyfHUP4&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;</a>

The graphics look beautiful. The voice acting seems a bit shoddy, but if it's fun, that can be forgiven... $30 is a steep tag to jump in blind...


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Re: The Adventure Gaming Thread
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2010, 08:29:57 PM »
Not sure what to think of it...I think I may have heard of this (not sure from where, but the main character looks really, really familiar), but what's odd about the trailer is that the in-game play and dialogue seems worlds different from the narration.  The talking seems like it's supposed to be dry, silly humor like Monkey Island, but it's played up like an epic adventure game.

I'm always a sucker for adventure games, though, so I might check into it.  I once rented Blazing Dragons just because it was written by Terry Jones, even though I had never heard of it, and I ended up liking it (didn't even know there was a TV show it was based on).
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