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Started by elShoggotho, December 08, 2007, 02:49:53 PM

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Ella Kremper

I love American McGee's Alice. Except for two certain areas which just irritate the heck out of me when playing it. And the voice of the Cheshire Cat is just scrumptious.


Let's get a Bentley Speed Six and drive it through the middle of the forest.

Unkillable cat

I have indeed found the disks in question, its the CD's only unfortunately no big box or instructions, but if you want them just PM me your address and I'll send them out.

JakeOfRavenclaw

Quote from: Ampère on April 02, 2008, 09:25:39 AM
I'm very much in love with the Myst games except for Uru, they are gorgeous and wonderous. Other then that Morrowind and Oblivion.

Pound it for Elder Scrolls love!  (Although there's a notable shortage of steam in Oblivion...)

Speaking of Alice, I'm very much looking forward to playing it--the entire premise screams out to my warped sensibilities.  I see that there's a movie in production...

The Nowhere Man

I have both the latest ES games in their Game of the Year formats. Both are excellent, but I still wish for some way to inject Oblivion's combat system into Morrowind! (or rather, the Dwemer into Oblivion - doesn't some of the lore mention that the Dwemer did have  Speaking of that, I've been meaning to learn to mod for a while to build a steampunk manor for my characters...

The goblin warrens section of Dungeon Siege is excellent, and the expansion pack, Legends of Aranna, has an awesome clockpunk section near the end, once again with goblins. That had to be my favourite section of those games. I want to try Silverfall, although none of the screenshots I've seen look too steamy - DS-type steamy maybe? I downloaded and installed the demo for Arcanum (several times), but the blasted thing won't work! It's a shame, I do really want to play it.

Mercury Wells

Now comes the time, where we have to talk about pinball, no! don't be embarrassed, its for you own good.  ;D

Fanstatic Journey by Empire Interactive (SP theme). Music sounds "fuzzy" on my Babbage, even with good sound cards.

Also Time Shock also by Empire Interactive (Time travel theme.) Nice music,  if only I could find it on line.  ;) .

I have legit "Poundshop" copies, they work though and that's all that matters.
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Remnants of skystone while looks like a good mmo is still in alpha testing

http://www.remnantsofskystone.com/blog/

Haltingpoint

For those who have played Arcanum...is it worth downloading?  I heard there were some big bugs with the game.  Also, how good is the steampunk part of it?  Is it like, "oh hey, this guy has a pistol and a wrench" and thats the extent of the steampunk influence?

Curious if it runs on Vista...
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Snark MacQuarrie, Esq.

It's very steampunk - the basic idea behind the game is an industrial revolution in a fantasy world.

However, it's a bit like marmite (which funnily enough I despise) in that people seem to love it or hate it. The combat isn't great, though it's improved by using the Fallout-like turn-based system rather than the default 'real-time' combat, and I thought the plot was excellent, as is the crafting system.

So yes, I'd say it's definitely worth downloading.
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Smaggers

Quote from: Ella Kremper on April 03, 2008, 07:56:22 PM
I love American McGee's Alice. Except for two certain areas which just irritate the heck out of me when playing it. And the voice of the Cheshire Cat is just scrumptious.

Not the long trek downriver perchance?
I agree about the cat, one of the first games to bring a lump to my throat.
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The death of teh cat was so senseless and shockingly unexpected.  It quite got to me at the time, possibly one of the highlights of the game for me.
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Ella Kremper

Quote from: Smaggers on April 19, 2008, 12:28:06 PM
Quote from: Ella Kremper on April 03, 2008, 07:56:22 PM
I love American McGee's Alice. Except for two certain areas which just irritate the heck out of me when playing it. And the voice of the Cheshire Cat is just scrumptious.

Not the long trek downriver perchance?
I agree about the cat, one of the first games to bring a lump to my throat.
Spoiler: ShowHide
The death of teh cat was so senseless and shockingly unexpected.  It quite got to me at the time, possibly one of the highlights of the game for me.


Vale of Tears, and to a lesser extent, Wonderland Woods, really annoy me. Especially the long trek downstream and following the Mock Turtle underwater. He could have made that journey much shorter and in less time, but no, he doesn't even know where to go from the amount of doublebacking he does!

Looking Glass Land and everything afterwards make up for those two, though, by a wide margin. I had shades of the film Labyrinth when you get to the Maze.

I guess it's bad that I only realised how to mantle properly after taking a long break from it to play the Thief series.


Let's get a Bentley Speed Six and drive it through the middle of the forest.

elShoggotho

Revival desperately needed. I just dug out Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds, the 1998 PC strategy game. Directing your ground forces from a zeppelin, providing long range reconnaissance for the Formidable class ironclads and shocking raids made by your armoured track-layers (known as tanks in our timeline) is one side. The other side would be a daring attack on Earth led by the Martian forces. I always play the Human side though. It's that much more rewarding to beat the Martians with large numbers of inferior units.

neon_suntan


Digging back to the era when the Amiga reigned supreme over the PC in terms of price, playability and graphics

I still have fond memories of The Chaos Engine, and it's very steampunk in retrospect.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chaos_Engine

Josh of Vernian Process

I picked up a copy from EB about four years ago for $5

Quote from: Sean Patrick O-Byrne on April 03, 2008, 05:27:47 PM
Does anyone know of a place where one might download the entirity of American McGee's alice on the interweb? Free, ideally, but I'd be willing to pay a small fee...
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The Little Legionnaire

#88
One of the best games ever made imo is The Last Express.

Not massivly steam punk (although set in the orient express) but it has some amazing artwork and a fair few bits of clockwork goings on.  I cannot recommend this enough.


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yereverluvinunclebert

#89
Seen many times I know but I have just uploaded a better version.

This is introduction from Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds RTS PC game.

The original is very low quality and very small in width and height. It was also bundled in a format that was not available to all systems. So, I have extracted the video from the Bink FMV files bundled with the PC game, removed the interpolation that caused the weird horizontal lines and have created a new version with smoother and less jagged video.

The quality is not up to modern standards but we aren't going to get any better unless the chap who worked on the game lets the originals go free, given that the two companies that created the game went bust the rights and ownership to the original images and videos is probably now in dispute. I have access to some of the original game code through an old contact but the videos? I doubt that we will see the originals ever, certainly for the moment this is probably the best you will get.


Intro to War of the Worlds RTS PC Game

Looks a lot better when played in a larger form than shown here. Watch it in full screen. One day I may recreate these videos given time, a fair wind and a source of cash. This particular video still has the power to reduce my two younger children to terrified hysterics.

The video is viewable HERE:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whaTJhScqJE&

All credit to Jeff Wayne and Rage Software & GT Interactive at http://www.thewaroftheworlds.com/
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yereverluvinunclebert

#90
Another video improved and uploaded in the same manner.

This time it is the Martian introduction video. Remember this was made in 1998 so the quality of the content could be judged poor by those seeking current standards of visual content, it was very advanced for its day, I think it still rather good :


Jeff Wayne's RTS PC Game Martian Intro Video

Once again, all credit to Jeff Wayne and Rage Software & GT Interactive at http://www.thewaroftheworlds.com/
Steampunk Widgets and Icons of Some Worldwide Repute

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yereverluvinunclebert

Steampunk Widgets and Icons of Some Worldwide Repute

SeVeNeVeS

Oh, cool graphics and violins, women, what women?............

Apocalyptica, you are soooooo last year  ::)


yereverluvinunclebert

Steampunk Widgets and Icons of Some Worldwide Repute

SeVeNeVeS

Not as mobile as Riverdance but I feel I can live with eye candy, kinda reminded me of this somehow......


Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love

At least the first had groovy tripods, I like groovy tripods ( and eye candy........Thanks for the post  ;) ;))

yereverluvinunclebert

You are deviating too far, not related to a computer game, not even steampunk, just providing insights into your own peculiar perversions. The only playing that is going on here is with madame palm and her five lovely daughters.  ;)
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SeVeNeVeS

Quote from: yereverluvinunclebert on March 08, 2015, 02:23:18 PM
Even better, without the computer game interjections.


The Eve Of War (Live at The Hippodrome in Leicester Square).mpg
So a comment replying to "Even better, without the computer game interjections." makes me a w@nker eh, and off topic? What are we suppossed to be looking at here? I'm sure it aint the wonderfull stage lighting!

You started this revival in this vein............ ::)
Quote from: yereverluvinunclebert on March 08, 2015, 10:06:21 AM
I'd probably prefer to play with some toys:


Wild - The Eve Of The War

yereverluvinunclebert

Yes I did. It is just nice to recognise another perv.  ;)
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SeVeNeVeS

#99
 I'm outa here with no more comments......