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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Collector » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:41 am

DeadPoolX wrote:My one issue with PQ1VGA in DOSBox is that it seems to run terribly slow. Is there anything I can do about that?
I am assuming that you have played around with the DOSBox settings, cycles, cores, frame skips, etc.? What have you tried so far?
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:01 am

That is odd. Because I am playing (off and on, all of them) off the most current collections in DOSBox, and it's fine?

Without even changing anything in DOSBox...

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Collector » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:54 pm

Tawmis wrote:That is odd. Because I am playing (off and on, all of them) off the most current collections in DOSBox, and it's fine?

Without even changing anything in DOSBox...
For the new collection patch and for the 4 Most Wanted installer Out side of the autoexec section for mounting, etc., about the only thing that I change in the dosbox.conf is to use aspect, the 3x render, set cycles down to about 8000 (to avoid the "Unable to initialize your audio hardware" error) and I set core to normal. Oh, I do set machine to Tandy for the AGI games, too.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Fender_178 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:00 pm

Hmm thats odd. Im currently running Pq1vga with 8500 cycles and dynamic CPU and its running fine with those settings and thats running with the DOSBox .70 patches updated to to run with DOSBox .72
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Datadog » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:01 pm

Just booted up Quest For Glory 1 VGA today. Starting out as a fighter and I'm going to go through all five games in a row with this character.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Lynda » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:18 pm

Tawmis wrote:
AndreaDraco wrote:I've to go with the Mage Guild Quests ;)
Not even found that yet - but could I even do it? I selected Knight as my class - but my race is... ugh - forgetting the name - but I am able to cast fireballs and heal myself (so far)...
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Or, especially in the Dark Brotherhood storyline, you can actually kill off NPC's that may come in handy later. This is not a problem if you're on PC because you can re-spawn them into the game.

This re-spawning feature is definitely handy if a certain butler "suicides" off the bridge before you've purchased a home in a certain town!
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Fender_178 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:07 am

Well I just started GK3 finally and Im up to the final time block of day 1.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by AndreaDraco » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:06 am

You've already surpassed the infamous cat-mustache puzzle. Now everything will be just perfect!

What are your thoughts so far?
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Rudy » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:46 pm

Fender_178 wrote:Well I just started GK3 finally and Im up to the final time block of day 1.
I envy you. Wish i could play that one for the first time again. You have many surpises and hard puzzles coming at you ;).
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Maiandra » Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:31 pm

I just finished Jade Empire and I have to admit, I was a little disappointed by the way they did the ending (as I was with most RPGs I've played lately). It would be more satisfying to have a short follow up dialogue scene with your most important party members instead of just the short "yay! you won!" movie and text epilogues. I realise using text was effective in Baldur's Gate 2 and everyone loved it then, but would it really kill them to take advantage of the fact that they can have attractive in-game cinematics now?

Other than that complaint, I did really like the game. It had an enjoyable story and characters, beautiful settings, and was fun to play.

Now it's a toss up between Splinter Cell: Double Agent and Bioshock.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by DeadPoolX » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:19 pm

Maiandra wrote:I just finished Jade Empire and I have to admit, I was a little disappointed by the way they did the ending (as I was with most RPGs I've played lately). It would be more satisfying to have a short follow up dialogue scene with your most important party members instead of just the short "yay! you won!" movie and text epilogues. I realise using text was effective in Baldur's Gate 2 and everyone loved it then, but would it really kill them to take advantage of the fact that they can have attractive in-game cinematics now?

Other than that complaint, I did really like the game. It had an enjoyable story and characters, beautiful settings, and was fun to play.

Now it's a toss up between Splinter Cell: Double Agent and Bioshock.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Fender_178 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:16 pm

AndreaDraco wrote:You've already surpassed the infamous cat-mustache puzzle. Now everything will be just perfect!

What are your thoughts so far?
Its very good so far. Im up to day 2 the 2pm block which some people call the Five Minute Timer block.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by AndreaDraco » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:49 pm

Uhm... I don't remember... Why is it called like that? :shock:
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:39 pm

Still mostly playing GEARS OF WAR 2 on INSANE mode... and wow - we hit a dead spot that was owning us last night... I was in tears laughing so hard.

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by DeadPoolX » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:36 pm

Maia and I are having an incredibly hard time defeating Tabuu, the final boss in Super Smash Bros Brawl. The actual combat isn't too difficult, but Tabuu is uber-cheap. He uses abilities that teleport him across the screen and to make matters worse, he has a couple of attacks that are impossible to avoid or block and are one-hit kills.

So far, we've managed to reduce his health to about 25%, but that's on EASY mode. I'd hate to see what the INSANE mode is like.
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