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PHYcos
08-14-2003, 09:59 PM
My first ever cd rom DAY OF THE TENTACLE CRUSHED this morning! Split in two down the center! And who had it in their hands......the Unworthy One - MY BROTHER!!

There he was standing at my bedroom door as I woke up to another flu-ridden day. I had been home for 4 days now and I had been playing all my old classics like "Day Of The Tentacle" I asked him what he had in his stubby fingers and he said:

"I accidentally crushed that crappy game, you know, that old cartoon game."

Suddenly my eyes focused, my muscles tightened and my body bolted into an upright position, ready to execute. The stubby fingers held up the cracked remains of my beloved "Day Of The Tentacle"

But to my great surprise I didn't go and destroy all my brothers games like "Soldier of Fortune 2" and "Counter-strike" Nor did I stuff the remains of my crushed game down his throat. I got out of bed, bypassed mum who tired to wave a piece of toast in my face, and got the Yellow Pages from underneath the TV.

This is going to be a long search. Day Of The Tentacle is not sold in big stores anymore. My first ever cd rom game I got in 1993 is now gone. :mad:

ptdc
08-14-2003, 11:02 PM
That's sad. You must kill him. After that I think you'll have more luck looking for it online.

Joshi
08-15-2003, 02:35 PM
where do you live. I seem to remember being able to buy DOTT with SamNMax HTR in most good game stores. if not, e-bays your best choice.

PHYcos
08-16-2003, 01:11 AM
I live in Victoria, Australia. Finding old games like DOTT is hard, though I could be lucky and find it in a bargan bin...

My friends wants me to download it:eek: but 1. It isn't the talkie version and 2. thats evil! :dev7:

sheaday6
08-16-2003, 02:00 AM
its only evil if you get caught

Udvarnoky
08-16-2003, 12:26 PM
You must kill him.

SamNMax
08-21-2003, 10:23 PM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
where do you live. I seem to remember being able to buy DOTT with SamNMax.

Yep. That's right. You can buy me and a copy of DOTT, for $29.95! Own me, kids!

Anyway, you can get it a Lucasarts.com for 20 bucks.

Scummbuddy
08-31-2003, 02:39 AM
You ARE going to make him pay for your new one. And make sure you find the most expensive copy of it. Good luck on your noble hunt. Hey, you get to live your own adventure game.

Setion
09-02-2003, 03:47 PM
Force him to act out the entire game with you, costumes and all.

Then record it, and become more famous than the star wars kid.

Udvarnoky
09-03-2003, 12:44 AM
Only you'll want the attention.

Joshi
09-03-2003, 07:51 AM
If the kid didn't want attention, he should have done it at home and broken a vase like any normal kid. Sheesh!

Gabez
09-03-2003, 02:55 PM
I leant a friend of mine Escape From Monkey Island once and when he returned it it had a massive crack down the middle. :/ I also leant him DOTT/Sam & Max and he still hasn't returned them. :~

He's so not my friend anymore.

bgbennyboy
09-03-2003, 03:29 PM
It seems like I'm one of the few people for whom the 'curse of the Grim Fandango knackered cds' hasnt struck. Everyone seems to have broken cds with Grim, I laugh at their misfortune.

elTee
09-03-2003, 05:08 PM
What curse is this? None of my LucasArts CD's are damaged, and some are over 10 years old. And its not like I treat them like the Turin Shroud or anything, they're just.. fine.

Huz
09-03-2003, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by bgbennyboy
It seems like I'm one of the few people for whom the 'curse of the Grim Fandango knackered cds' hasnt struck. Everyone seems to have broken cds with Grim, I laugh at their misfortune.
It's the bloody packaging! I ran over mine with the swivel chair once, but luckily they survived. They have messed up a few times though, mostly because I need to get my grubby mitts on them to haul them out of the cardboard envelope thing. Once I had to resort to fairy liquid to get them readable again...

Moral of the story: cardboard packaging is rubbish. And it looks all tatty after a while. Bad, bad!

Bobo Donkey™
09-25-2003, 04:37 PM
I scratched my Grim Fandango disks a couple of years ago by spinning them around in the plastic case too much and the game would always screw up when I got to the 4th year in the game.

Thankfully I fixed the little dilemma by getting the Entertainment Pack and giving away the scratched copy to my school.

lkraan
09-30-2003, 05:48 PM
:mad: :mad: :mad:

I luuuuuv DOTT!

You can find DOTT or any other game actually really cheap on eBay. Either brand new or used.
I can't order from LucasArts because I don't live in the US so eBay actually is my only option.

jannar85
09-30-2003, 09:01 PM
Kill him. It's worth it.
Or you can kill all his beloved games.
Just be a brother and do it.

It's time for payback!

HenryJonesJr.
09-30-2003, 10:10 PM
I treasure my old lucasarts games, i own every single adventure game they made, including all those obscure indiana jones games, my only gripe is that i dont have a copy of the monkey island [one] CD version *sigh*

freddie
09-30-2003, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by HenryJonesJr.
I treasure my old lucasarts games, i own every single adventure game they made, including all those obscure indiana jones games, my only gripe is that i dont have a copy of the monkey island [one] CD version *sigh* I do ..
http://www.babylilie.com/monkeycd1.jpg
http://www.babylilie.com/monkeycd2.jpg
I have yet to see one appear on eBay, seems to be even rarer than the boxed Loom CD. It is a box with a slipcover, just like the Loom CD.

My collection nears completion now that I have the triangular boxed DOTT. Just need FM Towns Monkey Island and Indy 4 :p

PHYcos
10-01-2003, 02:26 AM
Thanks guys for all the help, advice and emotional support. (Yes, I do get every emotional at times like this) As for my brother....I deleted all his saved games from every game he has. It was cruel but it was SWEET!

jannar85
10-01-2003, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by PHYcos
Thanks guys for all the help, advice and emotional support. (Yes, I do get every emotional at times like this) As for my brother....I deleted all his saved games from every game he has. It was cruel but it was SWEET!
Now, move onto plan two. destroy his games.

HenryJonesJr.
10-01-2003, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by freddie
I do ..

I have yet to see one appear on eBay, seems to be even rarer than the boxed Loom CD. It is a box with a slipcover, just like the Loom CD.

My collection nears completion now that I have the triangular boxed DOTT. Just need FM Towns Monkey Island and Indy 4 :p

say, thats a nice boxed cdrom monkey island u got there... mind if i borrow it?

freddie
10-01-2003, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by HenryJonesJr.
say, thats a nice boxed cdrom monkey island u got there... mind if i borrow it? I bought this monkey island and the boxed loom cd at Babbage's software when I worked there back in '96. I searched all of the stores via the inventory on the computer and actually found a couple stores that still gad these on the shelf after about 4 or 5 years so I had them transferred in.

elTee
10-01-2003, 09:25 PM
Man, I read that in a PC Gamer review years ago and assumed they meant the double CD. You learn something every day I guess.
todays lesson: Monkey Island 1 CD version

Erwin_Br
10-09-2003, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by freddie
I bought this monkey island and the boxed loom cd at Babbage's software when I worked there back in '96. I searched all of the stores via the inventory on the computer and actually found a couple stores that still gad these on the shelf after about 4 or 5 years so I had them transferred in.

That's... that's... cheating! :(

Okay, so what if I'm jealous...

--Erwin