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by notbobsmith
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: The Gold Rush Games
Topic: Gold Rush 2.
Replies: 42
Views: 24050

Re: Gold Rush 2.

It is disappointing. :( Any idea why they made it like this? It sounds like they cut many, many corners. They could've outlined the game, or maybe used a beat sheet to write out a synopsis. (Outlines and Beat Sheets are two very helpful tools I use to plan out a story before I write it). Instead, i...
by notbobsmith
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: The Gold Rush Games
Topic: Gold Rush 2.
Replies: 42
Views: 24050

Re: Gold Rush 2.

So I just finished Gold Rush 2 and… it’s not good. I mean really not good. For starters, it is incredibly short and easy. Steam says I clocked 3 hours and managed to complete it without any problems (and 3 hours is probably generous since I lingered and explored in a few places). The game is broken ...
by notbobsmith
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1230
Views: 252526

Re: What are you playing now?

I have been forcing myself to try and finish Mass Effect: Andromeda ... interesting that last night, I apparently found a bug in a quest ("Cold, hard Cache") - where if you do one small sequence out of order; you still can proceed; but the datapad becomes impossible to acquire even though the navpo...
by notbobsmith
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: DOSBox ECE + Pixel Perfect.
Replies: 10
Views: 5458

Re: DOSBox ECE + Pixel Perfect.

I just noticed that the most recent builds of DOSBox-ECE removed pixel perfect. I checked the Vogons forums and am still unclear about the reason. Something to do with incompatibility with shaders that were also added I think? But why add the shaders and break pixel perfect?
by notbobsmith
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: The Sierra Bug Report!
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: The Sierra Bug Report!

These are a couple of minor glitches and oddities that I noticed: Near the end of Phantasmagoria 2 you have to use an item on a force field or something. When you float the cursor over the field, the cursor changes color meaning you can use the item on the field, but if you click on it, nothing happ...
by notbobsmith
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Codename: Iceman
Topic: Codename: Iceman Comic
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: Codename: Iceman Comic

I think Hollywood has a tendency to G.I. Joe-ify the military: e.g. a person has training in being a paratrooper AND scuba diving AND piloting a jet AND fluent in several languages, etc. Aren't these guys to blame? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRv96P5yUd0AvqRKkvbKaKauO8rZr...
by notbobsmith
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Question about Half-Life 2 ...
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Question about Half-Life 2 ...

I've played Half-Life 2, but unfortunately not the other FPSs you've mentioned. I've played Bioshock and Halo on the PC though. I think it's not as frenetic as some of the other FPSs out there so it might fit in your play style. It does have a good story and is well paced. You aren't constantly runn...
by notbobsmith
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Codename: Iceman
Topic: Codename: Iceman Comic
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: Codename: Iceman Comic

Sierra Dynamiz News Magazine V4#2 (Summer, 1991) is my favorite issue... Any particular reason? I remember Spring 1991 because that's when I got both Manhunters for $29.90. Heh. I am in that issue of the magazine; for the Leisure Suit Larry contest - they used a photo I had sent in to them (just as...
by notbobsmith
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Codename: Iceman
Topic: Codename: Iceman Comic
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: Codename: Iceman Comic

I actually found a copy of the magazine here (https://www.sierragamers.com/interaction/). I really regret having tossed these out ages ago. The issue with the mini-comic was actually the first one that I received. Aside from the mini-comic, there are a few references in the game that place it "in th...
by notbobsmith
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Cool little Sierra find...
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Cool little Sierra find...

Codename: Iceman is visually a very beautiful game. But that Sub Sequence is... brutal. The thing is - Running Silent isn't the only thing you need to do. You need to dive the sub down also and get below the cold area - and run silent, so that no heat signatures are detected. The game does little t...
by notbobsmith
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Cool little Sierra find...
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Cool little Sierra find...

Very cool read. Is it me, or does Ken look really dour in that last picture. I remember way back in Interaction Magazine someone writing in that they thought his profile picture looked too "corporate". I think after that they replaced it with a cartoon. Incidentally #2 - how difficult is Codename: I...
by notbobsmith
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: SHP Linked on PC Gamer
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: SHP Linked on PC Gamer

Very cool!
by notbobsmith
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Happy Holidays from LarryLaffer.net!
Replies: 10
Views: 2430

Re: Happy Holidays from LarryLaffer.net!

Happy Holidays!
by notbobsmith
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Toys of your childhood...
Replies: 13
Views: 1906

Re: Toys of your childhood...

So toys that we don't have any more. Otherwise I would put up examples of my (modest) Transformers collection, but this brings back memories: s-l640.jpg A Peanuts Sno-cone maker. Actually, there's a pretty good chance it's still around somewhere collecting dust. The funny thing is that some company ...
by notbobsmith
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Happy Advent! And...
Replies: 8
Views: 1824

Re: Happy Advent! And...

One thing I learned some time ago: never order the chicken. I'm serious. Whenever I've had a company holiday dinner at a hotel ballroom, the chicken dish has always been horribly dry. Every. Time. I don't know why. Maybe it has to do with the way the staff has to prepare so many all at once? Get the...