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View Poll Results: What format do you want The Moment of Silence to be on?
4 CD Edition 4 9.30%
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Old 10-06-2004, 06:47 AM   #1
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The Moment of Silence is coming so very soon. Only a month to the games UK release.

We want to hear from the adventure game fans about what format you want the game to appear on.

Do you want 4 CDs or 1 DVD?

Tell us. Vote and tell us why.
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Old 10-06-2004, 06:56 AM   #2
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I voted DVD, but I would actually like to see developers including both formats in the one box (with bulk CD pressing, I doubt that would cost much extra ?) or else create 2 separate versions. It seems unfair that potential players should be discriminated against for not having a DVD drive.
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:00 AM   #3
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I think it's a bit surprising that more games aren't released on DVD. The storage space is so much greater, but I guess a majority of people still just have CD drives on their machines.
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:03 AM   #4
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DVD. I have a DVD player, so obviously, I'd rather not have to swap CDs, or have to install 3 CD on my Hard Drive, when I can just install and play with 1 DVD.
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I prefer DVD format to having multiple CDs. Like was mentioned before, there is less CD swapping, and takes up less room on the shelf. Having 4 cds would mean taking up two slots on my CD rack which is already overflowing with stuff.
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:48 AM   #6
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definatly dvd, it's a much neater cd standard. one dvd is always much better then 4 cds..
 
Old 10-06-2004, 08:16 AM   #7
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What the... ? A publisher actually listening to gamers? What's next, good customer support?

Go Digital Jesters! Woo!!

I voted DVD*, but only recently did I finally put a DVD drive in. The Europeans seem to be way ahead of North America in making DVD drives standard PC equipment, so I wouldn't be surprised to see voting trend along those lines. Since DJ is Europe themselves, might help to know where the CD voters are from.

*Assuming, of course, that you can avoid the technical pitfalls of a lot of other DVD games - Myst 4 being the most recent.
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Old 10-06-2004, 08:25 AM   #8
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DVD of course. The only reason why anyone would vote for the CD edition is because they do nat have a DVD drive. Who knows, the game comes out as DVD only and is smashingly good then the few without a DVD drive will finally get one.
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Old 10-06-2004, 08:59 AM   #9
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I prefer DVD format to having multiple CDs. Like was mentioned before, there is less CD swapping, and takes up less room on the shelf. Having 4 cds would mean taking up two slots on my CD rack which is already overflowing with stuff.
Yes, and that's not all. The main point is that the german DVD-version contains 3.4 GB while 4 CDs equal approx. 2.8 GB. So they would have to increase video and audio compression to make the game fit on 4 CDs.
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Yes, and that's not all. The main point is that the german DVD-version contains 3.4 GB while 4 CDs equal approx. 2.8 GB. So they would have to increase video and audio compression to make the game fit on 4 CDs.
Bold is mine, think U meant decrease, but anyway that'd suck, another good argument for a DVD version! It could be pressed on 800mb+ CDs (870mb, 900 etc.) but that would make it more expensive, plus these CD's are not 100% compatible with all drives. Personally I think everyone should have a DVD drive by now, and this game would be a good reason to get one (they go for less than 30Ä!). I really don't see why we should still be disc-swapping.

edit: oops t'was late

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Bold is mine, think U meant decrease, but anyway that'd suck, another good argument for a DVD version!
increased compression rate = decreased quality = smaller filesize
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The Europeans seem to be way ahead of North America in making DVD drives standard PC equipment, so I wouldn't be surprised to see voting trend along those lines.
So true. With the exception of those who build their own PCs, there will be pretty much nobody in Europe with a powerful enough computer to run TMOS but without a DVD drive. DVD is my vote, and will ALWAYS get my vote over CD.
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Old 10-06-2004, 10:20 AM   #13
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Just as a point of interest, Conspiracies and Tex Murphy: Overseer were both released in the USA with both CD and DVD versions packaged together.
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DVD all the way, man! 8-)
I wonder why most of the games are still being made in CD format when everbody complains that they should be DVD... Right?
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Old 10-06-2004, 12:10 PM   #15
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The only reason I can think of that anybody wants to vote for CDs is that they don't own a DVD-player. Since they have been standard for a long time it means that buying a new computer for those people might not be a bad idea.
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Just as a point of interest, Conspiracies and Tex Murphy: Overseer were both released in the USA with both CD and DVD versions packaged together.
Conversely, I'm pretty sure that the UK didn't get this deal. I don't know - we have the more up-to-date technology, and we don't get deals that are nearly as good.

I'd love to be corrected on this, though .
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Conversely, I'm pretty sure that the UK didn't get this deal.
I definitely only have a CD version.
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Old 10-06-2004, 01:55 PM   #18
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I voted for DVD, i mean come on, today a DVD unit doesn't cost more than an average computer game.
I own DVD drive like 3 years already, what are you all waiting for?
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Old 10-06-2004, 02:16 PM   #19
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How about a DVD-only version for shops, but also selling a CD-version in the DJ Shop? That way everyone get what they want. Since you've got free shipping worldwide, you'd probably get some extra US sales by having a CD-version available.

I personally voted for DVD, though.
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Old 10-07-2004, 04:14 AM   #20
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Yo, Trav

I voted DVD!1

Do I count?

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