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by adeyke
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Sierra Games
Topic: My Black Cauldron playthrough
Replies: 32
Views: 1093

Re: My Black Cauldron playthrough

I agree that bmmpxf is a strange choice of word. On the other hand, I can't think of any potential word that wouldn't seem strange, unless it's instead one of the standard magic words (e.g. abracadabra, alakazam, open sesame, hocus pocus), which would instead seem out of place in a fictional world t...
by adeyke
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Other Sierra Games
Topic: My Black Cauldron playthrough
Replies: 32
Views: 1093

Re: My Black Cauldron playthrough

I don't think it's useful to think of Orddu, Orwen, and Orgoch as people with comprehensible goals and motivations. They're more along the lines of goddesses, with no personal stakes in the world of mortals but a willingness to make deals with those who seek them out. I do agree that the multiple pa...
by adeyke
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Other Sierra Games
Topic: My Black Cauldron playthrough
Replies: 32
Views: 1093

Re: My Black Cauldron playthrough

Thanks for that info. I knew it had to be something to do with Hen Wen entering first, but I wasn't sure how to get that, since I never played through the part of rescuing her.
by adeyke
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Other Sierra Games
Topic: My Black Cauldron playthrough
Replies: 32
Views: 1093

Re: My Black Cauldron playthrough

If you lose your water flask to the current, it'll just be swept away to the screen south of starting screen, where you can pick it up. So that's not a dead end. I think the lake can serve as an alternative entrance to the cave, but I'm not quite sure how. Opening the game in AGI Studio, I can see s...
by adeyke
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Request for Screenshot(s) - Diskette Install message(s)
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Request for Screenshot(s) - Diskette Install message(s)

Speech, even compressed to a low quality, takes up a lot of space. It would take dozens to hundreds of floppies, which would be completely unreasonable. So yes, they only started with voice acting once CD-ROMs made it feasible. King's Quest 5 was their first CD-ROM game and their first game with ful...
by adeyke
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Other Sierra Games
Topic: My Black Cauldron playthrough
Replies: 32
Views: 1093

Re: My Black Cauldron playthrough

Here's the mapping I came up with:
A: interact/confirm
B: menu/cancel
X: use item
Y: look
LB or RB: select item
LT: save
RT: restore
back: quit
start: change game speed
by adeyke
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Other Sierra Games
Topic: My Black Cauldron playthrough
Replies: 32
Views: 1093

Re: My Black Cauldron playthrough

Quick update regarding gamepad: I'd been thinking about it wrong. I was thinking in terms of JoyToKey, which wouldn't work, since the mapping are additive (i.e. if you map button 1 to F6, it'll send both F6 and button 1 to the game). However, DOSBox has its own key mapper which works perfectly. You ...
by adeyke
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Other Sierra Games
Topic: My Black Cauldron playthrough
Replies: 32
Views: 1093

Re: My Black Cauldron playthrough

Yes. As I understand it, the intent is that it's still just the exact same game, only with a mouse control. BC seems perfect for such a remake, since it already frames all its interactions in terms of just "look", "do", and "use item". I can't vouch for how well the remake pulls this off, however. A...
by adeyke
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Other Sierra Games
Topic: My Black Cauldron playthrough
Replies: 32
Views: 1093

Re: My Black Cauldron playthrough

The AGI interpreter has native joystick support. When I use my Xbox controller through DOSBox, the left stick is for movement, and it works normally: hold it to move (in one of the eight directions), recenter to stop. The native button support isn't great though: Button 1: open menu Double-press but...
by adeyke
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Monkey Island Question...
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Monkey Island Question...

Ian Danskin discusses Guybrush's characterization across the series in the third part of this excellent video.
by adeyke
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Steam and GOG sales
Replies: 344
Views: 128354

Re: Steam and GOG sales

I'm really hesitant to recommend anything, since tastes can differ and I don't want to be responsible for someone trying something end up disliking or for seeming to endorse every individual aspect of something that I merely liked overall. It's also now also been over a year since I played it, and i...
by adeyke
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Steam and GOG sales
Replies: 344
Views: 128354

Re: Steam and GOG sales

I've played Kathy Rain. I'd say it's strongly influenced by GK, but it takes a different turn towards the end.
by adeyke
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Sierra Games
Topic: Choose my next adventure
Replies: 148
Views: 15918

Re: Choose my next adventure

I suppose I'll say the Black Cauldron, just for its unique parserless AGI interface. I don't really care for the game itself, though. I'm a big fan of the books, but the game is instead based on the Disney movie, which I haven't watched.
by adeyke
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: My Shivers playthrough
Replies: 16
Views: 1979

Re: My Shivers playthrough

I found the first game much better than the second. The first's story is minimal, but it does what it needs to do: it gives an explanation for why there's this museum full of puzzles and bizarre displays and why the player is in it, and it sets up the MacGuffins. While exploring the museum, you can ...
by adeyke
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: The Shivers Games
Topic: My Shivers playthrough
Replies: 16
Views: 1979

Re: My Shivers playthrough

If it's the one I'm thinking of, with the cross-shaped board, that's another classic game included as a puzzle. Wikipedia even has an article on it, but it includes a solution, so don't look if you don't want to see that. I'm not quite sure anymore (it's been a while), but I think I did look up a so...