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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:15 pm

BBP wrote:I can tell CD-i wouldn't be your cup of tea! :D
Who is CD? :)

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Post by Collector » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:32 pm

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BBP wrote:I can tell CD-i wouldn't be your cup of tea! :D
Who is CD? :)
CD-Interactive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philips_CD-i

It was more popular in Europe than NA. Inca is about the only Sierra game that I can think of that had a CD-i release, but then Coktel Vision was a French company.
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Post by Tawmis » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:41 pm

Collector wrote:
Tawmis wrote:
BBP wrote:I can tell CD-i wouldn't be your cup of tea! :D
Who is CD? :)
CD-Interactive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philips_CD-i
It was more popular in Europe than NA. Inca is about the only Sierra game that I can think of that had a CD-i release, but then Coktel Vision was a French company.
:lol: I totally read that wrong.

I thought she was saying, "I can tell CD, I wouldn't be your cup of tea."

I thought CD was someone's UID abbreviated - but couldn't figure out WHO she meant.

I'm an idiot. :roll: :oops: :lol:

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Collector » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:17 pm

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:25 am

CD-i was sort of ahead of its time, a DVD player avant la lettre. Unfortunately it being a console and ahead of its time, it was severely limited because of several things - too little internal disk space and working memory, and a 1x-speed CD player.
Animations on the console look terrible, unless they were made for consumers who also had a video card.
Music often doesn't play during games.
Controls are horrible on older games - vertical and horizontal movement is fine, but diagonal movement takes twice as long.
Loading times are infernal.

I did sort of enjoy the third Zelda game, Zelda's Adventure, and more than the other two Zeldas because you don't have diagonal bats flying in that you can never hit because of the bad diagonal controls - but because it takes several seconds to load a new screen, which you have to do all the time, it's highly frustrating.

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Post by JasefWisener » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:21 am

What a gosh dang blast from the past.

I've been playing a lot of FFXV lately (defo my GOTY for 2016), and I'm replaying some Resident Evil stuff to get myself ready for RE7 on Tuesday. :o
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Post by Collector » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:29 am

Welcome back! Good to see you.
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Post by BBP » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:47 am

Wonderful to have you back Jasef!

Hey, now that Jules, Moon and Jasef are here, shall I get started on the Favourite Sierra Death Poll?
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:06 am

BBP wrote:Wonderful to have you back Jasef!

Hey, now that Jules, Moon and Jasef are here, shall I get started on the Favourite Sierra Death Poll?
I say to thee, Aye!

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Post by Jules » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:40 am

Awesomeness happens in threeeees! :D

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Post by BBP » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:55 pm

Earlier I played Broken Sword 1 - Director's Cut, and today I found the original BS1! It's already better - the installing has a built-in Pong game! Whee!

I'm playing around with it a bit - I understood it runs well in DOSBox, but before I take things to ISO I am playing it just regularly through the installer now. Works although it's a bit slow. Need to play around with the cycles.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Moon Dragon » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:47 am

BBP wrote:Earlier I played Broken Sword 1 - Director's Cut, and today I found the original BS1! It's already better - the installing has a built-in Pong game! Whee!
I think I have the DC on my steam account, but haven't played it yet. I assumed it was just a graphical upgrade, but it sounds like they are more different?


I've been playing a Little game called "Haunt the House Terrortown". It's like a more cartooney and light version of GhostMaster. It definitely lacks the finesse and variations in mechanics that GM had. However, it's cute and easy enough that my 3 year old daughter can (kinda) control the ghost. She may not get the actual gameplay loop of the game, but she's entertained and it's a nice way for us to do something together (Not to mention slowly steer her towards computers/games as a hobby :P ).

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by JasefWisener » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:09 am

I've been playing a lot of Outpost 2 lately, and every single time that I do I remember just how much I love that game. I've never completed the campaign, but I absolutely love Colony Game play (especially the ones from Outpost Universe).
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Collector » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:16 am

People that used to be on the Sierra tech support team have said that the original Outpost game was their worst nightmare. Are you running into any issues with Outpost 2?
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by JasefWisener » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:31 am

Collector wrote:People that used to be on the Sierra tech support team have said that the original Outpost game was their worst nightmare. Are you running into any issues with Outpost 2?
Nope, everything's been going really smoothly, fortunately.
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