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Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:22 am
by Tawmis
notbobsmith wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:32 pm
I've looked up Gold Rush 2 on Steam. I guess it's a continuation of the story with the same characters. Even some of the locations look familiar. Is it any good?
I have it. I've not played it yet.

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:52 pm
by Collector
notbobsmith wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:32 pm
I've looked up Gold Rush 2 on Steam. I guess it's a continuation of the story with the same characters. Even some of the locations look familiar. Is it any good?
It was done by Sunlight games, the company that hired me to create a modern package for the original. Along with permission to do the remake they got permission to redistribute the original. Everything we did had to be sent to the MacNeill brothers for approval. I was not involved with the sequel.

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:15 pm
by notbobsmith
So I actually did it. I made it through the mine without the lantern. Basically I saved. Used the lantern to chart my course for the next few steps. Restored. Made the moves. Rinse. Repeat. Pretty tedious. Was it worth it? Probably not. I got the bonus, but I can't actually see what it is. It doesn't understand the word "bonus" so I can't look at it, and Ctrl-S doesn't work like in most AGI games.
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Collector wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:52 pm
notbobsmith wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:32 pm
I've looked up Gold Rush 2 on Steam. I guess it's a continuation of the story with the same characters. Even some of the locations look familiar. Is it any good?
It was done by Sunlight games, the company that hired me to create a modern package for the original. Along with permission to do the remake they got permission to redistribute the original. Everything we did had to be sent to the MacNeill brothers for approval. I was not involved with the sequel.
Only an handful of user reviews on Steam. The reviews are mixed but not very helpful. "garbage game not worth the money". Useless.

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:42 am
by Tawmis
notbobsmith wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:15 pm
So I actually did it. I made it through the mine without the lantern. Basically I saved. Used the lantern to chart my course for the next few steps. Restored. Made the moves. Rinse. Repeat. Pretty tedious. Was it worth it? Probably not. I got the bonus, but I can't actually see what it is. It doesn't understand the word "bonus" so I can't look at it, and Ctrl-S doesn't work like in most AGI games.
Wow, I have never done that. I still have my Gold Rush saves. I may do what you did just to do it. :lol:

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:16 pm
by BBP
I browsed all over the game data a few times to see if I could find the invenory item, but there's no such thing - there's no view for it. So all you have to show for it is basically what you screencapped.

There's another text in case you did light a match:
"Not bad! Ya haven't used the lantern, but ya lit a match!"

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:36 pm
by Rath Darkblade
By the way, I presume that by "Gold Rush" on Steam, you don't mean this?
notbobsmith wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:15 pm
Collector wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:52 pm
notbobsmith wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:32 pm
I've looked up Gold Rush 2 on Steam. I guess it's a continuation of the story with the same characters. Even some of the locations look familiar. Is it any good?
It was done by Sunlight games, the company that hired me to create a modern package for the original. Along with permission to do the remake they got permission to redistribute the original. Everything we did had to be sent to the MacNeill brothers for approval. I was not involved with the sequel.
Only an handful of user reviews on Steam. The reviews are mixed but not very helpful. "garbage game not worth the money". Useless.
:lol: Sounds about right for Steam reviews, sadly. Another negative review reads: "It sounds like the name of another game when its a point and click adventure." Excuse me while I do this: :roll:

Also, the game sells on Steam for $15.49 Australian (which is $11.12 US, or 21.50 Dutch Guilder). If you paid $10 for a game like Gold Rush 2 and you're still not happy, then you are a sad, sad human. :roll:
BBP wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:16 pm
There's another text in case you did light a match:
"Not bad! Ya haven't used the lantern, but ya lit a match!"
:lol: You can light in a match in a mine? Does that light the mine gas and set off a chain reaction that kills you? ;)

(Tawm, please no Larry-type jokes about the expression "mine gas"). :lol:

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:20 pm
by notbobsmith
Tawmis wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:42 am
notbobsmith wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:15 pm
So I actually did it. I made it through the mine without the lantern. Basically I saved. Used the lantern to chart my course for the next few steps. Restored. Made the moves. Rinse. Repeat. Pretty tedious. Was it worth it? Probably not. I got the bonus, but I can't actually see what it is. It doesn't understand the word "bonus" so I can't look at it, and Ctrl-S doesn't work like in most AGI games.
Wow, I have never done that. I still have my Gold Rush saves. I may do what you did just to do it. :lol:
It's not as bad as I made it out to be. Just requires a little patience and persistence.
Rath Darkblade wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:36 pm
By the way, I presume that by "Gold Rush" on Steam, you don't mean this?
I did see this when I was looking for Sierra's Gold Rush. Just a little bit different. It looks like it's similar to the {VEHICLE] Simulator games, which seem to get great reviews but I never understood the appeal of.
BBP wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:16 pm
I browsed all over the game data a few times to see if I could find the invenory item, but there's no such thing - there's no view for it. So all you have to show for it is basically what you screencapped.
That's unfortunate. A little something would have been nice. Maybe a trophy or something.
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BBP wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:16 pm
There's another text in case you did light a match:
"Not bad! Ya haven't used the lantern, but ya lit a match!"
I thought I did use a match without restoring, but I could be mistaken.