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Can I run it on Win7, tho? It says Win 10, but want to be sure.

Hello Gandalf the FEDitron.

Redaxium may or may not run on other OS. I'm not even sure it will for Windows Eleven.

As i've explained before I can't support operating systems I don't run my self.
It's a slippery slope that I don't want to fuck around and find out on.

If you value your money you shouldn't fuck around and find out yourself.
But given the cheapness of the game maybe some don't care.

IIRC one of the refundable things on steam is when you can't even run a game you just bought.
That said i'm not sure how strict they are if you knowingly didn't meet the minimum specs.

I've done nothing to anchor my game to Win10 api, or Debian10 api specifically.
Linux users may find the game runs fine on various distros. Ubuntu, Mint, most likely to work as well.
Windows users will probably run into file lookup issues or permission issues or need some .NET thing.
 

Fowyr

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Which of those two should I play, or is the whole trilogy good?
I played only Yendorian Tales 2 and 3. Both are pretty good for scratching that M&M3 itch. First part is Ultima-clone, as I remember.
 

mondblut

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The tunnel to another island and the magic items outline nail it.
Yendorian Tales 2-3, I think is a masterpiece of "balancing". Every your item, even enchanted to the max, every your spell, is completely obsolete in the next area.

For every crafty asshole there is a screw with inverse rifling. One of the two had an isolated midgame area with some special invulnerable monsters (meaning, with fuckton hitpoints) and special weapons existing solely to kill them (meaning, with fuckton damage). The weapons were supposed to disappear upon leaving the area... but there was a way to take them outside that I have found. For the rest of the game, I found enemy resistance rather underwhelming :smug:
Which of those two should I play, or is the whole trilogy good?

2 and 3 are very same-y, if you like one, you'll probably like the other.

1 is a very different beast, it's an Ultima 6 copycat, not World of Xeen copycat.
 

KeighnMcDeath

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Probably should play u6 first but i believe there is a BEST version of U6 but I don't recall. Some sort of mix of FM-Towns/DOS?

I actually now wonder how many U6 clones and likes there are? Not U7 but 6. I also thought there was a u6 in the u7 engine project (i know of the DS mod but wonder why no U0-4 DS mod).
 

KeighnMcDeath

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I need to get into OCD-mode and fix some picture & location links in this thread.

Anyway, I was stumbling around Freegames and noticed RuneSword & RuneSword 2. So I looked up Crosscut games (CommonWeath Software at one time) Seems RuneSword 2 is now WAS associated with Shrapnel Games Inc according to mobygames (or is Shrapnel Games different from the INC? Inc does have Scalywag: Lair of the Medusa)

Anyway, I noticed:
Games (appleII)
Dragon Side II: The Twisted Speare (1986)
Bronze Dragon: Conquest of Infinity (1985)

You can find them a few places like:
Index IF archive AppleII

But what the hell happened to DungeonDelvers? Seems ZOMBIEWARE. I did dig up a few pics though:
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It's very unfinished. The starting city is utterly huge and utterly empty. There are quests (outside of the city) that cannot be completed because their dungeons haven't been implemented. Combat is RTwP but for some reason in an entirely different interface, which is ugly and unwieldy.
 

KeighnMcDeath

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Oh... this might help


RIGHT!

Now you know how to play the most epic game of all time.
 
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Notice no one ever got into a fight in the vids... or am I missing something.
There are no fights in the starting city. And the quest to escape it takes a loooooong time. Most of it spent walking past non-interactive buildings - that map you posted is actually a 1:1 representation of what's in the game, but with one exception, only the labled buildings can actually be entered. And there are no side quests. This screenshot of the combat interface is the only one I could find:

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What you don't immediately see on this screenshot is that this tiny knight sprite is used to represent any combatants, irrespective of their species. Oh, and it's RTwP. Oh, and the only magic in the game is summoning magic - there are no spells that you can cast directly in battle. Yes, combat in this game is extremely exciting.
 

ghostdog

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Oh... this might help


RIGHT!

Now you know how to play the most epic game of all time.

That promo video was awesome!

Too bad it seems the actual game is clunky as fuck.
 

octavius

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I'm glad I skipped Daemonsgate on my play list. I see I commented it "sounds boring". The most exciting thing about it must be those maps Keighn posted.
 

KeighnMcDeath

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Lol. I should dig deeper instead of a casual search. Maybe I should make a Daemonsgate thread..
daemons1.jpg

launchbox lynx


NOTES ON TOWN LOOT/TRAINING!

patchnotes '94
When i look at gog download it displays 111193 next to the exe so that looks like nov 11 1993 version. I'm not sure what a patch does. I'll look for a thread.

Another Review

People on GOG asked about the soundtrack from CD. It wasn't good in midi so maybe this ripped version is ok. Daemonsgate OST
 
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Skdursh

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Can I run it on Win7, tho? It says Win 10, but want to be sure.
Bro, move on already. Windows 7 is a dead OS. It is no longer supported by Microsoft (or anyone else) and as a result is completely insecure against malware and attack. Continuing to use Win7 is akin to holding up a sign in the middle of a US prison that says, "HAX0RZ, PLZ CUM RAEP ME! PWN ME HARDER, DADDY!". Besides that, by continuing to use it you are technologically kneecapping yourself as it lacks the fundamental APIs necessary to run many modern games and going into the future it's only going to get worse as engines and developers end support so they can move on to modern tools. It's pure brainlet to keep using it. If you're adverse to Win10 then just get a modern Linux distro. You can play essentially any singleplayer game you want on Linux these days, only multiplayer games are a potential toss up and that's only because of anti-cheat software not being viable across vast number of Linux distros that exist as the anti-cheat devs cannot account for all of them and as a result account for none of them. Even then, if you really just gotta play the hottest popamole multiplayer it's still possible to get around the issue by instantiating a Win10 VM. These days Steam itself has it's own inbuilt support for Linux with Steam Play that allows you to play almost every singleplayer game across Steam through the standard launcher without needing to do any additional configuration. It literally "just works".
 

Sotomonte

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I almost get Red Crystal Vibes


Your basics:
MOCAGH STUFF
Mobygames info
AtariGamer
ATARIAGE HELP (small pdf help file with toen maps)
Bitchin' Cover
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daemonsgate-poster.jpg

Take a look at the Atari Lynx version (nog listed on mobygames as this is some obscure port.
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Notice no one ever got into a fight in the vids... or am I missing something.

maps
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daemonsgate-townmap.jpg


And yeah a GameFaq



How we say in Spain: "en peores plazas hemos toreado".

The more I read about Daemonsgate the more I need to play it...


:hailcthulhu:
 

DavidBVal

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Lol. I should dig deeper instead of a casual search. Maybe I should make a Daemonsgate thread..
daemons1.jpg

Very ambitious, and maybe overmarketed beyond their tech capabilities. A pity they couldn't pull it off as intended.
 

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This thread has 45 pages so, maybe someone has mentioned (a not so obscure game): Clans which is sort of the percursor of Dragonfire the Well of Souls (Which has already been mentioned).
 
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This thread has 45 pages so, maybe someone has mentioned (a not so obscure game): Clans which is sort of the percursor of Dragonfire the Well of Souls (Which has already been mentioned).

Not sure if it was mention there but Ross made review and frankly - wouldn't touch that no matter what
 
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