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HAY GUYS THE NEW VERSION IS OUT

Discussion in 'Prelude To Darkness' started by Naked_Lunch, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Naked_Lunch Erudite

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    I figured it needed it's own thread to get everyone's attention

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WG52KTXW

    Don't ask me how I got it, I just did okay?
     
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  2. merry andrew Erudite

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  3. obediah Erudite

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    ooh, I sure hope 17.1 doesn't come out in 2 days.

    la, la, la. la, la, la. I can stop playing Oblivion.
     
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  4. spacemoose Erudite

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    this better not be gay porn
     
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  5. vazquez595654 Arbiter

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    Yeah. I hope it's regular porn.
     
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  6. Seven Erudite

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    Oh goody, it's just what I always wanted, too bad I got it along time ago...
     
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  7. xeno Novice

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    Em...downloaded it but..I start a game, talk to the watcher, go to sleep and...wake up at the final battle :?
     
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  8. Drain Scholar

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    The game begins when you die. :)
     
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  9. xeno Novice

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    Oh so it's a dream?? LOL. I should have seen it coming...it's because it was different than the demo so I tough it was a bug or something. Thanks buddy.
     
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  10. Jora Arcane

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    The game still likes to freeze every now and then. I hope it doesn't begin crashing back to desktop also.

    Any character creation tips? I made a guardian with the Flame magic ability, a literary bard who understands both nature and missile weopons and a medical hermit who can fight with swords and use thaumaturgy.
     
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  11. xeno Novice

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    Mine doesn't freeze but it crashed 2-3 times (the random encounter "dead body" has crashed my game twice).

    What I'd like to know is if it's normal that when one of my 3 main guys dies, it says: "character name" is dead, everything is lost. And it brings me back to the Inn like in the introduction :?
     
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  12. Section8 Erudite

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    <s>So, apparently I'm missing something, because I can't actually download the file. There's no link, just a shiteload of ads.</s>

    Okay, so the link was hidden under a fucking ad... but the download limit has been exceeded anyway. Anyone got a mirror? :P
     
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  13. Slylandro Scholar

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    Pretty sure it's normal, because that happens to me too. Anyway, so far the game seems pretty cool. I like how the designer tried to develop a new setting instead of using typical fantasy hyperbole. Only thing I'm annoyed with is that the perspective is terrible. It's hard to select the correct tile. At least the camera is adjustable though.

    Does this game have a mini-map of any sort?
     
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  14. Atrokkus Erudite

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    Cool. Is that really a final free full version?

    Damn...
    Could someone upload it to www.TURBOUPLOAD.com, please?
    You see, it allows downloading resuming, which is essential for guys like me who use dial-up and have disconnects all the time.
     
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  15. LCJr. Erudite

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    It's living up to its name LOL. Pretty much all I'm seeing are stonewalls and darkness. No people, scenery, grass, etc. textures are showing.
     
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  16. sheek Arbiter

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    Thanks.
     
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  17. obediah Erudite

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    whoever voiced the intro did a good voice for the job - the pacing seemed unnatural, but it was one of the better voiceovers I've bothered to listen to. Did they get $1 bazillion an hr and 17% of all profits like all the other shit mongers get?


    EDIT: did I mention how much I hate voice acting and what id does to the genre? If someone started an elite squad that tracked down everyone that got excited when they saw "full voice acting" as a feature, and butchered them. I'd quit my job right now, just so I could cash out my retirement and donate it to them. :)
     
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  18. LCJr. Erudite

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    Rolled back to some older video drivers and got it working. Now to see if it's as good as I've heard.
     
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  19. Naked_Lunch Erudite

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    Sounds good to me. The game can accomodate a lot of parties. My favorite party makeup is the smooth-talking merchant flanked by two tough guy bodyguards, one with high magic and bow skills and the other a melee mofo with high axe and armor.
     
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  20. galsiah Erudite

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    I thought it was mostly fine - the pacing that is. The one place it sounded odd was before:
    "For who would rebel against peace and justice?"

    I think it would be better with a longer pause (an extra second?), rather than running the two sentences together. That was the only point I was unhappy with though.

    I'll comment on more important stuff when I get past my character creation neuroses and start playing :). It certainly looks promising.
     
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  21. Naked_Lunch Erudite

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    Nope. Just the general map screen, which doesn't display your location within the area, just buildings. It's not that bad but then again I've memorized most of the areas anyway :)
    That used to be a huge bitch for me before I started just adjusting camera angles for different situations. I use a Fallout-style perspective when walking around, but during combat I shift it around and zoom closer in depending on the character.
     
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  22. obediah Erudite

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    I think that's the part I noticed. Overall, I liked it. To put my comment in perspective the last nice thing I said about voice acting in a video game was "Is That Ron Perlman? Fucking-A!"
     
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  23. Sheriff05 Liturgist

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    How do you switch to the updated resolutions they added, I cant find a config file and it's not in the options?
     
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  24. Screaming_life Liturgist

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    Look in gui.ini

    Just change the width and height:

    [MAIN]
    WIDTH 1280
    HEIGHT 1024
     
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  25. obediah Erudite

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    looks like a great deal for the price so far. I'd pay them $50 to update the camera controls to

    mouse-wheel - scroll zoom

    hold-right mouse and move mouse - pan camera

    I'd pay the dia people $250 to do the same.
     
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