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Old 11-30-2005, 04:02 AM   #1
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Old 11-30-2005, 04:20 AM   #2
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We should get Conquests of the Longbow screenshots every day. I love that game, must have played it a dozen times and can't get tired of it.

(and I loved the monastery; great mood, and lots of fun things to do, with the gemstones, the stone heads, the manuscripts to read... )
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One more Sierra game that I have never played...
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Ditto.
But it's also one of the rare Sierra game that I haven't played but am interested to play.
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:27 PM   #5
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You guys should definately play this one. One of the best!
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Is there a scene of the day archive anywhere?
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Has Sierra re-released this game? Can you buy it from their webstore?
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Is there a scene of the day archive anywhere?
This is one situation where the search function works pretty well.

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Has Sierra re-released this game? Can you buy it from their webstore?
That'll be the day. Try ebay.
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:11 PM   #9
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I found this website through Amazon.com (it is a page from
Christy Marx's main site).

http://www.christymarx.com/writing/robin.htm

I'm not sure if it's OK (mods?).
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:45 PM   #10
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Since it's being offered by the game's designer, I'm willing to ignore that link completely.

*looks the other way*
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You'll absolutely need the manual too to play the game.
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I have a question. One of those games on Ebay right now is the EGA version. Is that posted screen from the EGA game or is there a VGA version?
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The box shot on Christy Marx's website has a VGA sticker on it, so there must have been a VGA version. The graphics in the screenshot Wreck posted are VGA graphics.

For comparison's sake - these are from a different game (KQ5), but from around the same time period.

EGA graphics
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The box shot on Christy Marx's website has a VGA sticker on it, so there must have been a VGA version.

The graphics in the screenshot Wreck posted look like VGA graphics to me.
Thanks Emily. I didn't look at that box shot very closely. If I were to bid on one of those, I think I'd want the VGA.
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For comparison's sake - these are from a different game (KQ5), but from around the same time period.

EGA graphics
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Damnit! Now KQ5 VGA looks all washed out to me...
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There's a King Quest 5 in EGA?
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Wow that game looks so suspicious now. I remember KQ5 blowing me away when I first saw it... I think other than Wing Commander 2 it was the first VGA game I saw.
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Man, I've said it before and I'll say it again, Conquests of the Longbow is one of Sierra's best. And as for that link, I'm certainly appreciative of it since my new laptop doesn't have a floppy disk drive (Not to mention my disks probably don't even work anymore), heh.
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Old 12-02-2005, 10:40 AM   #19
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There's a King Quest 5 in EGA?
Apparently so. When they first made the move to VGA graphics, Sierra often also released an EGA version for people who didn't have the capability of playing the VGA. (There is also a version of KQ5 for NES...)

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Wow that game looks so suspicious now. I remember KQ5 blowing me away when I first saw it... I think other than Wing Commander 2 it was the first VGA game I saw.
I'm pretty sure KQ5 was my first VGA game. It was also the first Sierra game I played on the Mac... up until then we had an Apple IIGS. I remember being blown away by some of the things they did with perspective, like when Cedric the owl is looking down on Graham near the beginning of the game, and close-ups later on of the wizard's fingers holding the (shrunken) Alexander by the scruff of the neck. It was also the first game that had a "detail" meter that you could crank up or down - if it was higher the game might run slower, but there were details like moving water in streams, and more townspeople walking around. If you put the detail down, these things weren't there (but the game ran faster). I wish games today had these options...
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It was also the first game that had a "detail" meter that you could crank up or down - if it was higher the game might run slower, but there were details like moving water in streams, and more townspeople walking around. If you put the detail down, these things weren't there (but the game ran faster). I wish games today had these options...
They do. It's called changing the resolution, texture detail level and polygon density .
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