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Completed Let's play Archimedean Dynasty (Completed)

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by spekkio, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. spekkio Arcane

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    This update is dedicated to Photobucket.com

    I spent ONLY 11 torpedoes?

    [​IMG]

    :decline:

    Cox is happy of course (probably because fucker wasn't out there):

    [​IMG] Fantastic. We've made it!
    [​IMG] What about the other units?
    [​IMG] The TRITON occupied the northern area, but we've got problems in the south.
    [​IMG] What problems?
    [​IMG] The BIONTS are clever. They've figured out that we didn't send a battleship to that area, but an upper class freighter, the STAR OF BENGALIA, headed by YALLA RANGUN.
    [​IMG] They've launched a BIONT offensive?
    [​IMG] Right, and it's critical that we meet the challenge. If we lose the STAR we lose everything.
    [​IMG] What can we do?
    [​IMG] We can keep our position here with just a few units. We have to support the STAR and you'll be in command, FLINT!
    [​IMG] Yes, Sir.
    [​IMG] Push the BIONTS away from the STAR and occupy the inner sector so we can advance from here.
    [​IMG] I won't let you down, General.

    [​IMG]

    Mission 63 - The Attack on Sector C
    Part One (178 MB)
    Part Two (196 MB)

    Teaser:

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    Time taken: 30:32
    Survivors: plenty :?

    I was damn lucky against all these Bombers, I only spent 6 torpedoes!
    And once again, it was my first recording attempt (I died more than 10 times during the training).
    Codex, you're giving me strength it seems!

    Three more missions to go.
     
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  3. spekkio Arcane

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    It's our favorite general AGAIN:

    [​IMG] Ah, FLINT, Admiral PING already sent along thanks for your support.
    [​IMG] Tell him he's welcome. We're in the first ring - what next?
    [​IMG] We must attack the second ring immediately. The two gates to the east of the fortress are your targets.
    [​IMG] The ones near the gun turrets?
    [​IMG] Exactly. The TRITON will handle the eastern gate and we will take care of the southern one. The Shogunate will start a diversionary attack in the southwest.
    [​IMG] Where do you want me?
    [​IMG] Where you like it best - right in front. We're expecting massive resistance but we must get through!
    [​IMG] Wonderful. Well, let's get going!

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    Mission 64 - The Triton's Attack on Sector D
    Part One (166 MB)
    Part Two (183 MB)
    Part Three (184 MB)

    Teaser:

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    Once again, I spent only 10 torpedoes...

    Time taken: 43:47 :D
    Survivors: some
    2nd recording attempt

    Cox is not as happy as before:

    [​IMG] FLINT! It's good you're here.
    [​IMG] What can I do for you?
    [​IMG] I have good news and bad news.
    [​IMG] Great! Lately it's all been bad!
    [​IMG] We've taken the second ring and the BIONTS won't be able to repel us from our positions.
    [​IMG] And the bad news?
    [​IMG] Admiral PING bought it, during the diversionary attack.
    [​IMG] That's too bad. I thought he was a good guy. What does that mean for us, and who's heading the Shogunate now?
    [​IMG] NEVSKIJ, and there's the problem: the seismic bomb. NEVSKIJ was supposed to take it into the heart of the SURVION.
    [​IMG] Find somebody else to do it.
    [​IMG] It's a suicide mission, Flint. No return, guaranteed.
    [​IMG] Don't bother looking at me.
    [​IMG] No, not you. But as of now you're the bomb's personal bodyguard. You'll guard it until it's used.
    [​IMG] You think you've got a guy willing to die for the cause?
    [​IMG] It's not a man, it's a woman. You'll find her in the crew's quarters. She's got detailed instructions for you.
    [​IMG] Aye, Sir.

    A woman? :?

    [​IMG]

    :retarded:

    [​IMG] FLINT! Good to see you.
    [​IMG] HONG LONG! What are you doing here?
    [​IMG] I'm waiting for you. You're to accompany me.
    [​IMG] YOU took the bomb?
    [​IMG] Yes.
    [​IMG] Why? There's plenty of losers out there who could do the job.
    [​IMG] I WANT to do it, FLINT. I've been pretty tired lately. Even ZALMAN'S troops were able to capture me. My time has come. I would have bought it soon anyway.
    [​IMG] Bullshit! And even if that was the case, you could just as well open a bar somewhere in the TORNADO ZONE. We could hang around and talk about old times!
    [​IMG] Stop it, FLINT. I'd prefer to remember you as being one of the few men who deserved my respect. The red dragon won't die from cirrhosis.
    [​IMG] I'm going to miss you, HONG LONG.
    [​IMG] I wish I could say the same, FLINT, but I'll be resting in peace. Anyway, we're not there yet.
    [​IMG] COX said you had instructions for me.
    [​IMG] Yes. We should move to the western edge of the southeastern sector in the first ring. You're to protect me. Nothing must happen to the bomb until it's used.
    [​IMG] That's all?
    [​IMG] Well, we're going to be right on top of the weak point in the system. There's a gate leading to the second ring, and there are BIONTS behind it.
    [​IMG] COX is fearing an attack?
    [​IMG] Clever boy. Let's undock.
    [​IMG] Hey, HONG!
    [​IMG] Yes?
    [​IMG] It's nice fighting on the same side with you.
    [​IMG] We are not on the same side, FLINT. You are alive, I am as good as dead.

    :cry:

    Two missions left, the most difficult one in the entire game is next:

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    Oh, and let's not forget:

    :salute: [​IMG] :salute:

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  4. Gondolin Arcane

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    Hong Long is full of teen-age angst and emo feelings. That's rather unexpected.
     
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  5. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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  6. spekkio Arcane

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    The writing in the final part of the game is not as good as at the beginning.
    It's like the authors wanted the job done ASAP. Still, better than ChinaTown in Bloodlines.

    So, you're hoping for an ending like this:

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    :?

    Oh, and:

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    There was a competition for "the most retarded idea in marketing" last week or something?
     
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  7. spekkio Arcane

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    [​IMG]

    Mission 65 - The Attack on Sector E
    Part One (178 MB)
    Part Two (141 MB)
    Part Three (129 MB)

    Teaser:

    [​IMG]

    Time taken: 36:30
    Survivors: Polar, Hong Long and Flint
    5th or 6th recording attempt

    This time I've finally run out of torpedoes. As always, nothing is more dangerous than Biont Bombers, Cruisers are nothing compared to them.
    And you have to destroy SIX bombers in this mission. Plus several Scouts. And Scouts are quite dangerous this time - they are equipped with the most powerful guns. :(

    tl;dr

    [​IMG]

    Thank god that Hong Long's boat is indestructible in this mission.
    And LOL @ Fixer trying to repair main gun (out of ammo) and torpedo magazine (out of ammo).

    [​IMG] :cry:

    One more thing for people interested: watch out for enemy boats getting stuck in the walls. I wasn't able to complete this mission because of this issue once - one of the scouts was unreachable.

    It's time for the final talk with Cox:

    [​IMG] Good job, FLINT. How's the bomb?
    [​IMG] I hate it, COX. Okay, if HONG LONG wants to die it's her business. But I expect you to find somebody else for the job.
    [​IMG] No, FLINT. I think highly of HONG LONG, too, and I'll miss chasing her...but....
    [​IMG] What?
    [​IMG] FLINT, she's the best one for this job. We need an excellent pilot and a first class fighter. She is both, and unlike any other.
    [​IMG] You're right, she is the best! And that's why she has to survive!
    [​IMG] I'm afraid she won't stand a chance, FLINT. She'll do a final service for AQUA, and we'll give her immortality.
    [​IMG] I'd rather see her alive.... Alright - what's our job?
    [​IMG] While the two of you were enjoying your active relaxation we freed the gate leading into the third ring.
    [​IMG] Alright, you need us to go through there. What next?
    [​IMG] The last gate lies in the eastern section of the ring. You have to get it free so that HONG LONG can get in there, alone!
    [​IMG] Listen, COX - I'll go in there with her, we can drop the bomb and shove off.
    [​IMG] Forget it, FLINT. The BIONTS would have deactivated the bomb long before you got out. No. HONG LONG has to do it all by herself and the bomb must be activated from her boat.
    [​IMG] ....damn.
    [​IMG] Okay, FLINT, get going. You've got a job to do.
    [​IMG] Aye, Sir. I guess it has to be done.


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    Damn, Flint turns out to be everyone's bitch... :(

    Oh well, let's do this!

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Gondolin Arcane

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    Getting out without the girl is only half incline.
     
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  10. asper Cipher

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    Goddamn, when did games stop being so good?
     
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  11. spekkio Arcane

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    [​IMG]

    ITZ came!

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    Mission 66 - The Final Battle
    Part One (152 MB)
    Part Two (176 MB)

    Teaser:

    [​IMG]
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    Video 22 - Ending (42 MB) YouTube Mirror

    Hong Long: Amazon, Piratess, Anarchist...

    :salute: [​IMG] :salute:

    Time taken: 25:00
    Survivors: Humanity
    2nd recording attempt

    Compared to previous mission, this one is like a walk in the park Harlem:

    [​IMG]

    It's time to say goodbye to General Cox, the whole Aqua, and...

    Emerald "Deadeye" Flint

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    The short list of people who were able to create at least one truly great game in their lives:

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    Well, it certainly lacks several dozen names of guys responsible for marketing, CGI Movies, orchestral soundtrack or media-cocksucking. :?
    Less than 40 people were enough to create such game?
    Well, that was back in 1996...
    Rest in peace, PC-gaming.

    [​IMG]

    Massive BROFIST to all people who followed this LP.
    Thanks to you, I was able to complete this goddamn game without cheating for the first time!

    Ending Theme

    [​IMG]

    I really recommend playing Archimedean Dynasty, it's not that difficult to set everything up (check 1st post for the info).
    And the probability that somebody will create a game like this in the future is close to zero after all...

    :smug:

    [​IMG]

    Drama King out...
     
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  12. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Great LP.
     
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  13. Gondolin Arcane

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    And so another awesome spekkio LP ends. You are a playground master, bro. :salute:
     
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  14. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Very impressive! :love: You're on a streak, what will you tackle next, I wonder?
     
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  15. Cenobyte Prophet

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    Just wanted to thank you for this LP, Spekkio!
    I'm currently busy playing the game myself and have just viewed your last vid, pretty impressive :salute:
     
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  16. spekkio Arcane

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    Thanks, BRO!

    I was hoping that some of my videos may be useful for first-timers. Triggers in some missions are clearly broken, so if you follow your orders you will most likely end up dead...

    How is the writing in the German version BTW?
     
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  17. Cenobyte Prophet

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    Ah well, I have completely forgotten about your question. Basically, from my impression it seems as if the English translation tries to be as close to the German original as possible, you have for some parts nearly identical writing, in the respective language, of course. The used German is very close to real day-to-day German you would it hear over here in Germany. So far I've no complaints about it :lol:
     
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  18. spekkio Arcane

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    Thank you very much, BRO!

    Enjoy your rape in final missions... ;)
     
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  19. K'rell Novice

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    BIG THANKS For LP'ing this awesome game! Now it's a little gift for you, I know what's your worst nightmare:
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. spekkio Arcane

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    BROS, after LONG fucking wait, I was finally able to run AD in 3dfx mode, using nGlide.

    [​IMG]

    You will need:

    1) AD installed and patched with 1.120 and 3dfx patches,
    2) nGlide (the best Glide wrapper available) installed,
    3) Daum's DOSBox SVN build
    4) instructions, found here.

    And voila:

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    :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
     
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  21. Ricou Barely Literate

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    Hey spekkio,

    I just signed up to congratulate you for this LP, I really enjoyed reading it :)

    I have to say AD is one of my favourite game, I must have finished it 3 or 4 times. After discovering your augmented mod and the 3Dfx patch, I (almost) finished it one more time :lol:
     
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  22. Ricou Barely Literate

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    Btw, it's a shame your videos aren't online anymore, I'd have been curious to see how you played.
     
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  23. spekkio Arcane

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    I plan to re-LP AD one day, using my glorious mod.
    But ATM i'm too busy playing much worse games. :oops:
     
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