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by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: Designing Laura Bow III.
Replies: 36
Views: 22166

Re: Designing Laura Bow III.

A breakdown in what seems to be the middle of nowhere, but could have anything around the bend or over the hill. A ghost town, an abandoned mine, a farmhouse with no phone. The options are endless. Even the compartments would not have to be carbon copies of each other. There could be private cars, ...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: Designing Laura Bow III.
Replies: 36
Views: 22166

Re: Designing Laura Bow III.

The riverboat idea is wonderful. Very clever. Heck, if we're talking about a third entry, no reason it has to stop there. Maybe the final entry could take place in the 90s - the retirement home murder mystery, and elderly Laura enlists the aid of Gabriel Knight so together they can solve her final c...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: Designing Laura Bow III.
Replies: 36
Views: 22166

Re: Designing Laura Bow III.

This is one I've actually given a little thought to. I think setting it on a train could be interesting, ala Murder on the Orient Express . The game opens with Steve Dorian seeing Laura off as she prepares to travel out of state, most likely to cover some important story for her newspaper. The first...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1266
Views: 305570

Re: What are you playing now?

I did get all of the Myst series on GoG when they became available also. I did, too. I wish they were able to release III and IV, but apparently there have been legal issues with Ubisoft over those entries. I did read something about them finally getting a re-release this year, though, for the anni...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1266
Views: 305570

Re: What are you playing now?

I recently finished my second playthrough of realMyst , having first completed it about six years ago. I also have the Masterpiece Edition, but my computer isn't powerful enough to run it efficiently. I'd forgotten a lot of the solutions, which made it all a bit fresher. I've never attempted Riven b...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Your Favorite Sierra Memory or/EDIT: Memories. <3
Replies: 24
Views: 6326

Re: Your Favorite Sierra Memory or/EDIT: Memories. <3

Toby's sacrifice to save Tanya puts a lump in my throat every time, too. Another emotional moment that always gets me is Valanice restoring Lady Ceres with the pomegranate . I was the first one to figure that solution out in my family - my mother thought it was a ridiculous idea, and the image of h...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: Laura Bow II - Detailed Plot Summary (Spoilers)
Replies: 5
Views: 6101

Re: Laura Bow II - Detailed Plot Summary (Spoilers)

I agree it isn't perfect. O'Riley's motive for murdering the countess, for example. While she may indeed have witnessed him dragging Yvette's statue into place, it's more likely she was killed because she was the final loose thread in the art burglary gang. Given that she was responsible for bringin...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: This Old Game
Topic: New Acquisitions Thread (image heavy)
Replies: 1295
Views: 462103

Re: New Acquisitions Thread (image heavy)

Collector wrote:Yet you know that there is something inside of you that is itching to rip into it, say your inner child. ;)
Oh, absolutely! I love exploring the contents of Sierra boxes. I'll probably break down eventually.
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: This Old Game
Topic: New Acquisitions Thread (image heavy)
Replies: 1295
Views: 462103

Re: New Acquisitions Thread (image heavy)

Tawmis wrote:Very nice! Always cool when it's still sealed after all these years...!
Indeed. I don't have the heart to open it.
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: This Old Game
Topic: New Acquisitions Thread (image heavy)
Replies: 1295
Views: 462103

Re: New Acquisitions Thread (image heavy)

Just got this today. Still factory sealed. :)
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by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Your Favorite Sierra Memory or/EDIT: Memories. <3
Replies: 24
Views: 6326

Re: Your Favorite Sierra Memory or/EDIT: Memories. <3

A few memories pertaining to specific moments: 1. Finding Ziggy's severed head in the Life Mask exhibit scared the daylights out of me. Probably the only game moment ever to make me scream out loud, so that's a memorable one for me. 2. Finally arriving at a screen pictured on the back of the box was...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Your Favorite Sierra Memory or/EDIT: Memories. <3
Replies: 24
Views: 6326

Re: Your Favorite Sierra Memory or/EDIT: Memories. <3

Great question! Playing KQ7 for the first time (my first ever computer game) will always be a special memory because of the doors it opened. I was 6 years old and really didn't have a clue what I was doing. Our computer, at the time, was set up in one of our guest bedrooms. Initially, I was too afra...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: This Old Game
Topic: Hi-Res Adventures #3 and #4
Replies: 2
Views: 4948

Re: Hi-Res Adventures #3 and #4

Collector wrote:I have never come across any reference to such releases. They were released for a few other platforms, but not images on more modern media.
That's what I suspected. Thanks for confirming.
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: This Old Game
Topic: Hi-Res Adventures #3 and #4
Replies: 2
Views: 4948

Hi-Res Adventures #3 and #4

Someone asked a very good question over on the ScummVM forums which has, so far, gone unanswered. This user wanted to know if Cranston Manor and Ulysses and the Golden Fleece were ever re-released on modern media like the Roberta Williams titles were, or if you can only obtain them from the original...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: Dagger of Amon Ra playthrough
Replies: 18
Views: 11309

Re: Dagger of Amon Ra playthrough

So I started my playthrough earlier this week. First, a problem. When I try to restore a game during Act 2, I get an Oops error and the game quits. This first time I thought it was an unlucky glitch, but it just happened again. Is there a way to fix my saved game, or are there places which are safe...