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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #2310 on: April 04, 2012, 07:24:03 am
JJ Naas, I'm wide awake and I've played most of anything for old pcs, but what you've posted doesn't ring a bell. Sorry. You can check on mobygames for your time period of 4-5 years of CGA and EGA for PC and PC Booter.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #2311 on: April 04, 2012, 10:22:30 am
Thanks. I didn't know Moby Games had such an excellent search feature and database. The game must be this one.



The grass animation is there as well. This was the first non-Nintendo platformer I ever played, on a school computer. It felt epic and mysterious at the time.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #2312 on: April 04, 2012, 10:48:55 am
I like your version better  :D

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #2313 on: April 04, 2012, 10:55:24 am
JJ Naas, I've very happy to have helped even a little bit in finding this. I've been in similar situations with yours and it's always rewarding when you finally find the thing that you've been remembering.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #2314 on: April 04, 2012, 02:23:25 pm
Helm: Yeah, it was nice to finally know this. :) I expected that in my memories it was more awesome than it'd turn out to be, so I was actually positively surprised that judging from the video this game even seems somewhat playable even now. If I were to remake of the graphics, it'd be fun to try to make it similar to the image I've had in my head for decades. Mostly in terms of trying to capture the atmosphere. I made the previous example very gray because I didn't remember what the palette was like.

Platformers were my favourite genre, and I liked them quite slow-paced. This one was faster than I remembered. Maybe I was just such a noob that I played it very slowly and cautiously.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #2315 on: April 04, 2012, 03:43:44 pm
Oh, man, Dark Ages  ;D

I love all the weird little details in that game, like how the screen doesn't stop scrolling at the level borders, implying that the game's world is much bigger than the part you get to explore...  Also, how there aren't any transitions between levels. You go through the door in Level 1, and level 2 just appears. There are later levels where you're just walking through a hallway, then the passage behind you sort of clamps shut.  I also found the enemies pretty creepy when I first played it. Of course, I was 7.  Was still pretty fun when I replayed it a while back, though.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #2316 on: April 04, 2012, 04:32:04 pm
Actually I just played a bit of Dark Ages on dosbox and it's very solid, in my opinion. Besides not having real scrolling.

edit: messed with this for fun




After what Arachne and Surt have done for redefining what's possible for EGA scroller art, my straight tilemap edit's kind of passe, but still, fun.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #2317 on: April 06, 2012, 09:40:05 pm
I remember playing that as well, but only for a short time.  I myself couldn't remember the name of the game.  I fondly remember finding the 5 1/2" floppy disk it was on.

Too busy playing stuff like Xargon, though, heh.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #2318 on: April 13, 2012, 05:51:08 am
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #2319 on: April 18, 2012, 10:15:16 pm
Pixelation is way more tao-ier with a default theme. Me likey ;D
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