Old Time LucasArt
edited March 2005 in General Chat
The thread dedicated to all those patrons of the pont and click games of the old time LucasArt (before they became completely focused on Star Wars). A general discussion on characters, stories and humor of the old time games like monkey isalnd, DOTT, sam & max and Grim Fandango (3-D but still a point and click game). So take a walk down memory lane and remember the good old days.
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I haven't lost all my hope yet. Even though I'm not looking forward to Bone, there's still a sequel to Runaway: A Road Adventure in the works. Runaway was an awesome adventure game title from 2003, with a similar playing format and graphics as CMI. I'm surprised I haven't heard anything about Runaway on this board, it's an excellent title. Runaway 2 is what I have to live for .
I prefer the 2d all the way. 2d and point and click. I miss it.
As for the good old times: Those were the days I have to say Indiana Jones and the faith of Atlantis made the greatest impact, even though it wasn't my first experience with the genre. That game had it all.
Suffice to say the game was scrapped.
Well, I have no idea how all the D&D rules / classes / stats work and am playing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republc right now, and it's extremely close in gameplay to a point-and-click adventure. Lots of puzzles to solve, objects to collect, different environments to explore and converstaions to work through - and a great twisting-turning plotline to boot.
If ever you needed a Star Wars adventure game, I think KOTOR would be about as close to perfect a fix as you could possibly get.
As for KOTOR, your are quite right, JP. I played the first one and it's just as much an adventure game as a roleplaying game. The story and characters are great, but I won't fall in line and praise this game on all points.
You're in luck! For all of your SCUMM gaming needs on modern computers, use ScummVM. It's free, and also available on different platforms as well as Windows, so if you have a hi-res Palm or Pocket PC, then you've got yourself some real mobile adventure gaming...
Before the dark times, before the empire. LA sadly saw they could make more money out of selling SW stuff after the success of the Zahn books in the early 90's renewed peoples interest in SW
Lets see LA games played
Indy ... something or other (Last Crusade?) (Amiga)
Indy Fate Of Atlantis (Amiga, PC)
Monkey Island (Amiga, PC)
Sam & Max (PC-CD)
The Dig (PC-CD)
Full Throttle (PC-CD)
Grim Fandango (PC-CD)
Probably my favourite 2 are Dig & FT, in part because I loved the music. (Big fan of film music and game scores)
A lot of them I never actually finished but I greatly enjoyed playing them when I was. My playing stopped for various reasons, sometimes it was boredom (MI), unable to get a puzzle (docks in GF), lost save 2/3's into game (The Dig and S&M), hardware not upto it (Fate on Amiga had to many crabs or lobsters in one scence that made my A500 crawl and put me off finishing).
The only game I definitly know I completed is Full Throttle. It was short but it left me wanting more (and if more had come at a reasonable price I'd have stumped the money up) and I can never forget the bouncing bunny rabbits ...
Don't be silly. Of course you can still play them.
You will need scummVM, and a good idea is to also get the graphical front-end "quick and easy" for scummVM for ease of setup.
http://www.scummvm.org (get the 0.7.0 Windows installer)
http://quick.mixnmojo.com/ (get quick and easy from here)
Both are free, and quite small downloads.
The daily snapshot CVS can be quite unstable, but the latest release binaries are pretty darn good in my experience.
Playing through DotT again was a joy. What a good game.
Oh, and for true old gaming goodness I still like to keep my old windows 95 about. The bugs are the only thing keeping it together but it still plays all my old games. Including some of the decent Star Wars games like "Dark Forces". The day someone comes out with a decent emulator for DOS (Why doesn't DOSBOX work proper?) i'm going to throw it out a window from somewhere high up.
He gave me nightmares.
"and Grim Fandango (3-D but still a point and click game)."
I just pointed out it's not. What's the big deal?
This is the best they've done so far and I wouldn't hold my breath for anything better.
The only other adventure games they have available right now are MI 3&4 and Grim Fandango, all available separately. A DVD with all the oldies and some extras (or at least a scummVMesque emulator to the things) would be awesome though.
Grim Fandango is point and click - except you point with Manny & Click with the spacebar.
So, free fries all round...
I suppose JP may have a point here, but maybe stretching the definition a bit. Oh well. Don't matter none.
What is the problem -works like a charm for me! Do you have version 0.63? That is the newest. Also - I found for my graphics card that I have to play it in a window - not full screen. Once I did that I never had another Dosbox problem (I have WinXP Home - 2.8 GHz - GeForce 64MB). I can play everything from Kings Quest 1 to Space Quest 5 to X-wing (shudder).
DosBox works awsome
if its to hard to get to work
download the D-Fend frontend
which works great
the official dosbox site says that it is playable & suported
And i highly recomend the D-Fend front end.