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Development Info Prelude to Darkness source is released

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Saint_Proverbius, May 2, 2022.

  1. Saint_Proverbius Administrator Patron

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    Tags: Prelude to Darkness; Zero Sum

    In some Holy Balls news via this thread, the source code to one of the best indie CRPGs of the early 2000s has been released on an unsuspecting world. Prelude to Darkness featured a branching story arc, a very interesting take on magic, multiple character classes, and so on.

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    Now, we'll see what people can do with this. Godspeed, coders!
     
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  2. Whisper Arcane Vatnik

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    How is gameplay? Worth playing?
     
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  3. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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  4. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Learned

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    Its the best rpg ever made.
     
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  5. hiciacit Liturgist

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    Now that’s some amazing -and unexpected- news!
     
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  6. Ladonna Arcane

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    I never could get this to run for more than 15 minutes or so back in the day. Pity, it looked good.
     
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  7. Kev Inkline Arcane Patron

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    Thanks for the review, but it's no Railway Empires.
     
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  8. Diablo1_reborn Busin 0 Wizardry Alternative Neo fanatic Patron

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    If The Sims 1 and Neverwinter Nights had a baby, it would look like this abomination.
     
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  9. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    So obscure the video isn't even in english. Yeah, maybe a review in english with better visual quality could be made. I was surprised about the subforum. Yeah, more cobwebs than GGSs house.

    https://www.mobygames.com/game/pyrrhic-tales-prelude-to-darkness

    Its nice a few of the old pages are still floating around.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20140105080351/http://www.zero-sum.com/

    http://www.g4g.it/2009/08/13/pyrrhic-tales-prelude-to-darkness/

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    https://www.myabandonware.com/game/pyrrhic-tales-prelude-to-darkness-g3p

    https://www.mobygames.com/game/pyrrhic-tales-prelude-to-darkness
     
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  10. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    For anyone unaware of the history of this source code, it has been promised to the Codex on a couple of different occasions.

    Konjad is the first person to actually deliver and provide it.
     
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    It did take me hunting them down on LinkedIn with my real name... then pestering them for two months... but it finally paid off. They seem to be very busy people, and tbh considering their today's positions I'm not surprised. I appreciate they took time to discuss and share it.
     
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  12. David Cernat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Best day of my life.
     
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    Right lads, who's using this to make "rpgcodex: The RPG"?
     
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  14. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Any links? I need to plow through the subforum. I do hope it is worked on as it looks damn fascinating.
     
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  15. Skdursh Savant

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    Can't wait to see the My Little Pony and Tomas the Tank Engine model replacements, a "Malkavian" mode and a texture overhaul that replaces all the standard ones with low-quality images of low-quality memes from the last decade.

    And another that claims to have a team of 10+ hardcore PtD enthusiasts whose stated goals are a really high-level remaster with dozens of hours of additional content, but we'll find out 10 years down the line the project had been dead for 9 years and everyone on the team was only around 12 years old when they first made the announcement and had no coding or mod experience when they started work on it.
     
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    Would really just love to be able to play this without it crashing every 10 minutes. Thanks for creating that possibility Konjad! And thanks to the possible hero coder who undergoes such a task.
     
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  17. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Hey! At least it isn't a KS "Unknown!" This was released and now.... who knows what some mad creator-tweaker will do.
     
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    Last time I played this was 2003ish would be nice to be able to play it again without having to fight crashes or maintain a windows xp box.
     
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    Have you heard the good word of QEMU with GPU passthrough?
     
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  20. Morpheus Kitami Liturgist

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    Very interesting. The Codexian hyping up of this title has intrigued me, but I never felt the desire to go through the presumably massive hassle there is to get running. Godspeed to those of you trying to get some semblance of stability to this thing.
     
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    the same guy who made one of the few youtube videos for PtD also made this. i've timestamped the PtD segment:



    this is a pretty good short overview of the game
     
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  22. Late Bloomer Educated

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    If I could brofist I would. Thanks for this.
     
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  23. flabbyjack Arcane

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    Great news. The code is perfect -- it has zero issues on github. luls
     
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