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Game News Arcanum and Quest for Glory 1-5 released on Steam

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Tags: Activision; Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura; Quest for Glory; Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero; Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire; Quest for Glory III: Wages of War; Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness; Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire; Sierra Entertainment; Troika Games

Activision have unexpectedly released a treasure trove of legacy titles on Steam, which were previously only available on GOG. Most of them are classic Sierra adventure games, but they also include Troika's Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, which was published by Sierra back in the day, as well as all five games in Sierra's own wonderful Quest for Glory series of adventure/RPG hybrids. And yes, that includes both the EGA and VGA versions of Quest for Glory 1. The prices are the same as GOG's - Arcanum for $6 and the Quest for Glory Collection for $10. If you don't already own them on GOG, or if you're obsessive about your Steam game collection, these games come highly recommended. I wonder if these releases bode anything for the future of Activision's ill-fated nu-Sierra initiative.
 

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Heh it's just one of many games that they released. Might as well say they're making Caesar V.
 

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That actually got released? I heard shit about it when details were first announced and then nothing
 

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It took me a while to find the damn opening in the original PC Speaker instead of the fugly MT-32 version, dang.
 

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I saw you uploaded that on Youtube, but honestly the MT-32 is to the original music like applying that pixel softening (antialiasing?) is to EGA graphics - ie, it's just smudging, and it sucks.
 

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I'm actually playing Arcanum now for the first time. Well...the first time that I plan on finishing it at least. I just reached the Isle of Despair.

It's simultaneously one of the best and most aggravating games I've played in a long time.
 

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And now let's see what Amiga hackers can output on a PC SPEAKER beep boop device:



... well shit.

I know it's a bit off-topic but I had to share this... this isn't a joke, by the way. I had a PC speaker and Pinball Fantasies. It seriously DID THAT on your beep boop speaker thing. Hax? You bet. These Amiga coders were grade A hackers the likes of which we'll never see working on games again...
 

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And now let's see what Amiga hackers can output on a PC SPEAKER beep boop device:



... well shit.

I know it's a bit off-topic but I had to share this... this isn't a joke, by the way. I had a PC speaker and Pinball Fantasies. It seriously DID THAT on your beep boop speaker thing. Hax? You bet. These Amiga coders were grade A hackers the likes of which we'll never see working on games again...


That is not a 100% accurate rendition of the PC Speaker output.

Sure, it sounded like there was a soundcard in the machine when there wasn't one, but with the speaker being a dented tin can attached to a string. It was muffled and slightly distorted, but it was still miles ahead of what the PC Speaker normally did.

A few other games used the same tech, like the Spellcasting series from Legend.
 
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I remember the first time i played Space Quest...

When i was stupid little kid, my older brother told me that my family have bloodlines of the royal Ninjas of north japan (or something like that shit!).

So... I believed him, Even when he told me that because of my bloodline, I have the power to move through walls.

One day, He locked me up in my room, So it was a great opportunity to try my new ability - Moving through walls.

I closed my eyes, tried to imagine my body float like a black ninja through the wall and land (safely) on the other side.

Then, I took a deep breath and ran as fast as i could toward the wall.

The collision was so powerful that I blacked out...

Two days after the hit, I was still unconscious... Floating in space.

WHAT A GREAT GAME!!!!
 
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That is not a 100% accurate rendition of the PC Speaker output.

Sure, it sounded like there was a soundcard in the machine when there wasn't one, but with the speaker being a dented tin can attached to a string. It was muffled and slightly distorted, but it was still miles ahead of what the PC Speaker normally did.

A few other games used the same tech, like the Spellcasting series from Legend.

The early Access Software Tex Murphy games used it, too. Which was great except that I had a Sound Blaster card and Mean Streets ONLY used that patented RealSound through the PC speaker.

Dragon Wars also played digitized samples through the PC speaker.
 

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Are there any differences between the Steam and GOG versions of Arcanum? I got the bundle for 20$ and am wondering whether there is any reason to install the game on Steam and import my save files rather than just stick with good ol' GOG.
 

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