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by Rakeesh
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: The Inca Series
Topic: Some Inca trivia facts
Replies: 3
Views: 9017

Some Inca trivia facts

Hello people after all this time. I guess I haven't been here for a year or more. :) Well I made some trivial discovery and I needed to share with someone. :P All characters in the Inca games are portrayed by actors, either as digitized photographs or as motion captured FMVs. The main character is a...
by Rakeesh
Sun May 25, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: CB scoring mechanics
Replies: 2
Views: 4122

Re: CB scoring mechanics

I reply to my own thread as I have found an answer to past-Me's question :) I've made a minimal run of CB, avoiding all clues and acquiring the least possible score. Before finishing I opened the right-hand upstairs armoire and discovered the secret passage. Once I entered the screen, I left immdiat...
by Rakeesh
Tue May 20, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: The Conquests Games
Topic: CoC missing points
Replies: 5
Views: 10443

Re: CoC missing points

OK, IIRC I was missing 5 skill points. The only action in your list I didn't do this last time was buying the fake Grail from Ismail , and it gives exactly 5 skill points. I had discovered this before, but I didn't do it this time, as it was not in the list I was following. I suggest you check it, a...
by Rakeesh
Tue May 20, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: The Conquests Games
Topic: CoC missing points
Replies: 5
Views: 10443

Re: CoC missing points

Very nice work Rudy! But do you happen to have handy in your mind which actions offer those extra skill points?

(So that I don't have to compare the two lists line-by-iine)
by Rakeesh
Tue May 20, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: The Conquests Games
Topic: CoC missing points
Replies: 5
Views: 10443

CoC missing points

I've played and finished CoC many times, and I am always glad to try new things. I always discover new things hidden by Marx for us. Although I haven't been a hunter of points, lately I tried to follow the points list in SHP in order to discover more secrets I followed the list to the letter, I play...
by Rakeesh
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: That rare KQIV version
Replies: 7
Views: 2994

That rare KQIV version

I understand that there have been at least 3 different major versions of KQIV. The "standard" version is the SCI one. Except that, there is another rare SCI version (early? late?) with different "redesigned" graphics. Its version number looks a bit strange, like 3.01111111 or something :) and of cou...
by Rakeesh
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: CB scoring mechanics
Replies: 2
Views: 4122

CB scoring mechanics

CB is a peculiarity among other Sierra games of its era. Among its oddities is that there is no online scoring system. You learn your score only after the end of the game. The best some playguides can do is to provide the full walkthrough and also the transcript of Laura's notebook of the end of the...
by Rakeesh
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: General Sierra Games
Topic: Running the RAMA demo
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Re: Running the RAMA demo

Gah! That was it! There was no way for me to figure out it was supposed to be mounted! Thanks, for your time Collector :)

The demo looks familiar. Does anyone remember which Sierra games featured it?
by Rakeesh
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: General Sierra Games
Topic: Running the RAMA demo
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Re: Running the RAMA demo

Yes it's the one from here, downloaded and unzipped to some RAMADEMO folder. I then run SIERRA.EXE and got an error message, mentioning that 999.pal is missing and other irrelevant stuff such as to check if the game CD is in (!!!!!) Tried to run install.exe first, tried core=normal and 10000 cycles,...
by Rakeesh
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: General Sierra Games
Topic: Running the RAMA demo
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Running the RAMA demo

After Torin I moved on to the RAMA demo :) and there are some problems. Under DOS (DOSBox) I can't run it since it asks for the 999.pal file I installed it under Win 3.11 (again under DOSBox). The installer seemed to have some problems with the virtual CPU (identified it as Cyrix something) and put ...
by Rakeesh
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Torin's Passage
Topic: Demo walkthrough?
Replies: 1
Views: 7600

Demo walkthrough?

I have never played the game but decided to play the walkthrough before that. Well I am stuck. I got past the vultures, jumped the gap and clicked on a cave where I was supposed to meet some skunks but I got only a message window. I thought I finished the demo so I selected Quit only to see a messag...
by Rakeesh
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Interested to learn reverse-engineering
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Interested to learn reverse-engineering

I am still beginner/novice in programming. I know a few things about assembly programmng and hex editors. I wonder how simple it can be to delve into an .exe file of a Sierra game, open it into a human readable form and understand the inner mechanics of the game files. Which files contain graphics, ...
by Rakeesh
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: The Police Quest Series
Topic: PQ4
Replies: 4
Views: 4506

Re: PQ4

Ok, it seems it's another one of those walkthrough-is-not-cheating games
by Rakeesh
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Flight of the Amazon Queen
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: Flight of the Amazon Queen

Oh just occurred to me another trivia (nod to LucasArts). In Monkey Island 1, there is a not-so-recurring gag when Guybrush speaks the lines "I am not an enologist, but this wine..." and "I am not a geologist, but this rock...". This line occurs only a couple of times, unlike other more famous catch...
by Rakeesh
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Flight of the Amazon Queen
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: Flight of the Amazon Queen

Now that you mention it, I just finished the cd-rom version. Now that's a technical question: The whole game consisted of one large file with the extension .1c. What is this file supposed to be? It's not a cd-rom image and it's not a zipped archive. Is it some package container created specifically ...