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Radek Smektala
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« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2010, 11:58:40 am »

The specs list seems to indicate you need a Commodore-64 to run the final product, or at least a 5.25" drive.  Who the frig's got one of those?  Or is it an attempt at humour?

No, no, at worst you'll need an emulator, but I've read somewhere that the final release will be optimized in such a way that you won't need to swap (virtual) disks or mess with configs. The previous, outdated release works on Vice just fine, although keyboard behaves really weird.

Take a look: http://images.pcworld.com/reviews/graphics/139100-commodore64.jpg

Enter is moving forward, the button below it on the left is turning left, and the one on the right is turning right. Makes heaps of sense. However, on a PC keyboard, it's terribly counterintuitive as you can probably imagine. Down and up arrow buttons make you turn left, left and right arrow buttons make you turn right, and enter is for moving forward. Madness!

However, the project director himself said in the Play This Thing article that the game is coming to PC, Linux and Mac. If he didn't mean a native release, then I'm hoping the game will come with a custom emulator wrapper at least.

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* Game controls changed for more comfort for emulator users on PC/Mac keyboards
* VICE fully supported, extensively tested, no virtual floppy disk swapping, works like a native PC / Mac / Linux game

What I said but in not so many needless words Wink
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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2010, 07:13:46 pm »

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I guess I'll also have to try Neuromancer.

Anyone played this?  I've been intrigued by it for a number of years, and I loved the book.

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The specs list seems to indicate you need a Commodore-64 to run the final product, or at least a 5.25" drive.  Who the frig's got one of those?  Or is it an attempt at humour?

I believe you just need an emulator.  Pretty clever actually, since the game has been developed on the C64 they save time by sticking with it, and there are emulators for C64 on pretty much every platform.  I was wondering the other day about DOSBox functionality on the Linux client for exactly the same reason.  I think DOSBox runs perfectly on Linux, so an indie dev could actually release a multi-platform game if they wrote there game in "DOS".  I know DOS isn't a language, you get my point.


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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2010, 07:23:08 pm »

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I guess I'll also have to try Neuromancer.

Anyone played this?  I've been intrigued by it for a number of years, and I loved the book.

It's interesting. Definitely less linear than usual adventure games. See for yourself.

The dialog system in Newcomer is pretty much identical.
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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2010, 07:57:45 pm »

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Whoa, nice!

Next stop, Bladerunner =)
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2010, 08:00:06 pm »

Next stop, Bladerunner =)

Man. Don't get me started on that one. I'd put it in my top 5 games along with Fallout and Deus Ex. So good.
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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2010, 08:06:25 pm »

Next stop, Bladerunner =)

Man. Don't get me started on that one. I'd put it in my top 5 games along with Fallout and Deus Ex. So good.

No shit?  I've got a very scratches Bladerunner disk that's been collecting dust (and scratches) for the last 6 years.  Maybe the time has come.
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« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2010, 08:24:44 pm »

No shit?  I've got a very scratches Bladerunner disk that's been collecting dust (and scratches) for the last 6 years.  Maybe the time has come.

Go for it. It's relatively short (4, 5 hours on replays) but very, very reactive. There are about twelve endings I think, and most choices have consequences that echo thorough the whole game. Better yet, each time you play it, different characters are replicants.
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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2010, 09:48:33 pm »

That sounds awesome as hell, how did I not know this, and how is this game not legendary?
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« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2010, 08:05:08 am »

Why is this game suddenly all over the news? Did we cause this?
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« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2010, 08:47:58 am »

Why is this game suddenly all over the news? Did we cause this?
No.
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« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2010, 03:55:09 pm »

No shit?  I've got a very scratches Bladerunner disk that's been collecting dust (and scratches) for the last 6 years.  Maybe the time has come.

Go for it. It's relatively short (4, 5 hours on replays) but very, very reactive. There are about twelve endings I think, and most choices have consequences that echo thorough the whole game. Better yet, each time you play it, different characters are replicants.
wow this is sad. I have the game, I love adventure games, and I only played it once Sad
The weird thing is that I played the game *years* before I saw the movie. And Blade Runner is one in my top10 movie list.  Wallbang
It was a weird situation because I acquired the game as a refund for quitting a video game rental store. I played it once at the time, I liked it, but did not fully appreciate it.
Now you're telling me all those things... I really have to play it again and again.
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« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2010, 08:07:52 pm »

Better yet, each time you play it, different characters are replicants.

I'm pretty sure that's not true although game's ads claimed it was. There's a fair share of random elements but who's who never really changes.

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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2010, 09:07:27 pm »

Better yet, each time you play it, different characters are replicants.

I'm pretty sure that's not true although game's ads claimed it was. There's a fair share of random elements but who's who never really changes.

I've finished the game many times and it's still fresh in my mind. I know what I'm talking about.

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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2011, 06:04:17 am »

What's up with this project ?
The game website here : http://www.newcomer.hu  is down.
The release date was 2010 but it's 2011 now...
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« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2011, 09:49:38 am »

How is that surprising?  They failed to release the damn game in 20 years, so they are obviously idiots and don't have a clue what they are doing. Also, they said they wanted to release the game for Linux, ergo they are obviously idiots and don't have a clue.
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