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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby Rath Darkblade » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:03 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: I've never heard that, but it sounds just like Olivia and her strange beat-poetry bar. ;)

Oh, and...

Ashes to ashes
To ashes
To ashes
To ashes
To ashes
To ashes
To ashes
To me.


And then there's Manny's attempt...

ALL RIGHT!!! WHO'S READY TO ROCK AND ROLL?!

*crickets chirp*

Maybe not, then.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby BBP » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:56 pm

Holiday lemmings still, and X-mas lemmings which I hadn't played since the mid 90s. Pretty awesome until the music kicks in!

I've managed to use the sound files from X-mas Lemmings (two free packs of 4 levels, from 1991 and 1992) onto my Holiday Lemmings 1994. For some reason the 1994 game doesn't use the christmas carols the rest use, instead it has music from Oh No! More Lemmings!
Now my copy plays Jingle Bells!

(okay okay, so Jingle Bells is originally a Thanksgiving song...)
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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby Rath Darkblade » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:31 am

BBP wrote:(okay okay, so Jingle Bells is originally a Thanksgiving song...)


:shock: It is?!? :shock: checks wikipedia and Snopes

Well, who'd have thunk it. :P Set(Rath.Mind.Blown) == True. :P

Then again, I've never celebrated Thanksgiving and never even been to America, so I wouldn't have known any of that if BBP didn't just mention it. :oops: Thanks, BBP! I feel a little less ignorant now. :)

As for Lemmings... agh! Those things drove me crazy back in the days of MS-DOS. I eventually gave up on them. ;)

*wanders off, singing "Oh! Jingle bells, Batman smells - Robin laid an egg. The Batmobile lost its wheel, the Joker got away, hey!"* ;)

Speaking of changing lyrics, I worked with SAP many years ago, and when it was time for the annual Christmas barbecue, I re-wrote "Jingle Bells" to be about SAP and the Aussie summer. "Dashing through the sun to a Christmas barbecue, / there's no need to run - there's enough for you!" etc... good times. 8-)
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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby BBP » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:23 am

I finished Holiday Lemmings 94! :D

It didn't take me long to get nuts with the music - luckily somebody at the Lemmings forum informed me that I could hack the music (basically replace adlib.dat file with that of another Holiday Lemmings so I could hear some other songs for a change), and luckily somebody at the Sierrahelp forum (Qbix of course) informed me that Alt-F12 fast forwards your emulation, so you can use that as fast-forward button. Comes in handy with some of the levels! Here's the trick at work:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9ENROs ... e=youtu.be

The 1991 Xmas Lemmings and 1992 Xmas lemmings (both 4 levels), and the 1993 Holiday Lemmings (16 levels) are freely available for download. :D
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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby Tawmis » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:57 pm

I just beat Pillars of Eternity - just bought the expansions. Really loved the game!
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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby Qbix » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:05 am

I wasn't sure if I should play it, but you like it Tawm ?
How was the story ?

Edit: I am playing Mario Odyssey
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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby Tawmis » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:34 am

Qbix wrote:I wasn't sure if I should play it, but you like it Tawm ?
How was the story ?


I personally really enjoyed it. It has a very annoying aspect, I have to admit. So as you know, the game was funded through Kickstarter - and one of the reward levels is "you name a character in the game"... so there's a metric ton of characters, that have unique names over their head (that seem like they might have dialogue, compared to characters who have "Warrior", "Hunter", "Local Drunk", etc over their head) - however, when you go to speak to them... Well, I won't spoil it - but let's just say "You touch their soul" and don't get much out of it, because it has nothing to really do with the game itself. I wish there was a way to identify who these characters are (maybe an * by their name or something, so you know they're "special"). Other than that, the game is fun; mechanics are easy to learn; the characters you find to bring on your team, are interesting - each has their own sub-story/quest to do, if you want; and all of your actions (even in terms of your party) have an impact at the end at how it delivers the "post credits."

It does take a little while to get into, I admit. It wasn't until I found a few party members, where I found myself getting into it. And it does have some portions of the game that are pretty freaking hard (but can be reduced by doing a specific thing, to weaken them; and some, are a literal constant battle; and I only found one enemy - who is not mandatory to beat, but is a part of a side quest - that I found impossible to beat at like level 9 - and the max character level is 12). I've not gone back to see if said monster can be beat with my level 12 team; but with how quickly it walked through my level 9 team; I am not sure I'd still survive. Even googles revealed a lot of people struggled with that one monster.
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