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Big Whoop
12-23-2005, 10:17 PM
I've been reading that people have been talking about putting the Sam & Max TV episodes on DVD. Has any body actually done this yet? If so, where can I buy it?

Scummbuddy
12-25-2005, 01:18 AM
Now that semester is over, I can get around to doing it a bit more quickly.

xChri5x
05-24-2006, 03:26 AM
I'm trying to... but I can only fit 6 episodes on a disc. Unless I get dual layer discs, but I don't know if myt DVD burner supports them.
Plus the quality stinks. I've already made my own menus etc I just need to click burn

robot_jake
05-25-2006, 07:17 PM
I'm trying to... but I can only fit 6 episodes on a disc. Unless I get dual layer discs, but I don't know if myt DVD burner supports them.
Plus the quality stinks. I've already made my own menus etc I just need to click burn

when you do, what will distirbution be like?
will you be willing to hook others up?

Samnmax221
05-25-2006, 07:21 PM
Not for free

xChri5x
05-25-2006, 10:28 PM
this is just for me. I'm not planning to sell them.
You can find the episodes I have on any website that specializes in the distribution of electronic media........

I'm also trying to track down the two VHS tapes I don't have and then get a professional to Transfer them to DVD. Then I'll rip them to my computer and re burn them in fancy menu form! It won't be that much either. I found some pretty decent prices for transfering VHS to DVD.

now the hard part is finding Come Fly with me and All Creatures Great and small.
I'm going to check this place called Cheapies this weekend that has a ton of old VHS.

I'm going to burn the Cancelled Game trailer and the Telltale trailer along with a couple of clips from the cancelled game on the DVD as Special Features.

Samnmax221
05-25-2006, 10:33 PM
you can find the VHS on Ebay

xChri5x
05-26-2006, 12:35 AM
occasionally

Samnmax221
05-26-2006, 12:36 AM
And occasionally when they are availiable you buy them

SyntheticGerbil
05-27-2006, 03:06 AM
I can sell you guys the VHS if you really want. I don't really like the show, and I don't really like VHS tapes, so if you're interested... I'll see. (They do have some wear where they have gotten stuck in the VCR on some sections, though.)

xChri5x
05-27-2006, 08:07 AM
haha..

I don't like VHS either, that's why I want them to convert to DVD. The cheapest TV tuner card I can find is $70 (Canadian). So, I'll probably be awhile since I don't have money to even spend on that. Maybe by Christmas time after my wedding is over.

Skinkie
06-03-2006, 11:12 AM
I started putting all my old taped episodes onto DVD, but am still playing around with how my recorder works.

Samnmax221
06-03-2006, 01:14 PM
How are you transfering them to your computer?

xChri5x
06-04-2006, 12:50 AM
You can get TV Tuner cards. It allows you to watch TV on your comp and record TV shows (including VHS movies too.)

Skinkie
06-13-2006, 04:13 PM
I actually have a DVD/VCR combo where the DVD is also a burner, so I don't ever put them on the computer.

xChri5x
07-19-2006, 12:50 PM
I'm still working on my menus. The program I have is frustrating. Or maybe it's just that I'm a perfectionist when it comes to this stuff. Either way the TV cuts off the sides off the menu. Thats when I learned the program can show you the "Safe lines" and it's impossible to make it fit right without cutting the background off or having white gaps. I've burnt a test DVD (with menus only) 5 times a couple of nights ago and I still haven't gotten it right.

Since then I got two more episodes to put on: Christmas, Bloody Christmas and Glazed McGuffin Affair and a few other videos and sorts.

homicideiclaga
07-28-2006, 11:21 AM
You can sell me the tapes! If you have the ones beside the Y files I take them! my email is super_pups9@yahoo.com!

SyntheticGerbil
07-28-2006, 06:43 PM
Well, I don't feel like E-mailing you. But I do have all three.

What are they worth? Any suggestions guys?

Samnmax221
07-28-2006, 06:56 PM
About $30 altogether, that's about what I got them for on Ebay.

homicideiclaga
07-29-2006, 02:02 PM
I only want to buy all creatures great and small and come fly with me, but if you have to sell them all I will still take them.

SyntheticGerbil
07-29-2006, 10:40 PM
I don't have to sell them all... is it okay if I sell them to you next week? I'm kind of stressed out at the moment.

Samnmax221
07-29-2006, 11:58 PM
:max: Out of toilet paper?

homicideiclaga
07-31-2006, 09:50 AM
Next Year even! I Love Sam and Max cartoons!

itchythesamurai
07-31-2006, 07:08 PM
They could have been a whole lot worse.

Samnmax221
07-31-2006, 11:19 PM
The Show's ok, but it pales in comparison to the comics. As the Show was toned down for younger viewers.

itchythesamurai
08-01-2006, 12:09 AM
The show might actually be better if you turn the sound off, put on some music that you enjoy, and make up the dialogue and plot. Don't think they'll ever get around to making a legitimate DVD. But I am fascinated by the new Steve Purcell sketchbook which includes lines from the show that didn't make it past the censors.

Samnmax221
08-01-2006, 12:12 AM
:max: Sam why does that girl have a lump in her pants?

itchythesamurai
08-01-2006, 12:24 AM
:sam: That's no lump, Max! It's one damned ugly time bomb!

Samnmax221
08-01-2006, 12:27 AM
:max: Time bomb, thats not a real word, but it made be think of a joke.
A family walks into a talent agency. It's a father, mother, son, daughter and dog. The father says to the talent agent, "We have a really amazing act. You should represent us."

The agent says, "Sorry, I don't represent family acts. They're a little too cute."

The mother says, "Sir, if you just see our act, we know you would want to represent us."

The agent says, "OK. OK. I'll take a look."

First they all leave the room. Then the daughter appears, 10 years old, blond curls looking like Hayley Mills from Pollyanna except, she's completely naked and covered from head to toe in her own feces. How she manages to do that to herself in the 5 seconds she was out of the room is completely amazing to the agent who claps wildly. **** covered naked Hayley Mills raises her hand in a gesture that indicates there is more to come.

Next the son walks in with the Koran and the dead body of Pope John Paul II, whom he has been keeping on ice since the day of his passing, which has kept most of the fleshy parts intact albeit extremely squishy and pungent. The agent is no dummy and realizes that this family has some pretty powerful connections, which brings a smile to his quavering lips. The son begins to rip pages from the Koran and shove each page up the dead pope’s rotted anus. It makes a distinct squishing noise like ****ing a porn star’s ******* at the end of an extensive gang- bang, all loose and full of other men’s semen.

Then the daughter begins wiping all the **** off her body with the pope's ecclesiastical vestments and the rest of the holy book of Islam. She then brings out a match and strikes alight the last page that's dangling from dead Karol Józef Wojty’s rectum. The pope’s body had obviously been soaking in gasoline prior to this show because he goes up like a burning cross. The brother then takes his sister in an embrace that is reminiscent of the poster for “Gone With The Wind”.

A tear comes to the agent’s eye as the brother using some **** that has fallen to the floor to lube his penis enters his sister in a very classic missionary position.

The daughter whispers that she doesn't want to get pregnant and the son pulls out a punch card for twenty free abortions that he received from the Democratic National Committee.

Now as a special guest appearance the grandfather arrives on the scene with a machete and dressed as the prophet Muhammad. The son and daughter having finished their lovemaking rub the pope’s ashes all over their bodies until they are as black as Webster, or Wesley Snipes, or maybe Nelson Mandela (they’re all about the same). The grandfather, son and daughter begin acting out the genocides in Darfur. The grandfather rapes the daughter and cuts off her breasts. Then he chases the son down, chops off his hands and feet and finally his lips and eyelids leaving him to live out the rest of his short life in excruciating pain.

Then the mother comes in with a shirt that says “U.N.”, does nothing and promptly leaves the room.

The family dog comes in, eats the sons disembodied lips and ****s out a living preemie that is supposed to represent the baby Jesus hinted at by the white t-shirt it's wearing with “Baby Jesus” airbrushed onto it and a rainbow.

Then the father comes in and begins to preach “Intelligent Design” to the family and tells the son that his suffering will end if he only accepts Jesus. The son attempts to kill himself by shoving his own severed foot down his throat with his stumps, but the father kicks it away and says that God doesn't give him the right to take his own life.

The grandfather still overcome with bloodlust begins to torture fetal stem cells that he recovered from a dumpster outside a California research lab.

The daughter with blood gushing from her chest crawls over to the baby Jesus and starts shaking it like a welfare mother and repeats over and over “What kind of god would do this?”

Finally the mother comes back in wearing a NASCAR T-shirt, cut-off jeans and yellow high-heels. She sits down in the middle of the room shouting at the top of her lungs that she can't find parking for her hummer at Wal-Mart.

The agent sinks back in his chair utterly horrified by this act when he realizes that yes she is wearing yellow high-heels and cut-off jeans.

On that cue they all stand up as best they can and take a bow.
For the longest time, the agent just sits in silence. Finally, he manages, "That's a hell of an act. What do you call it?"

And the father says, "The Aristocrats!"

Sam! Sam! Why are you emptying your stomach?

SyntheticGerbil
08-01-2006, 01:47 AM
Wait Itchy, how the hell did you get that sketchbook?

itchythesamurai
08-01-2006, 02:14 AM
Buh? I wish, mate! But I did find this from the 1992 Comic Con!
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/9388/samnmaxcomicconvy8.jpg

Samnmax221
08-01-2006, 02:17 AM
I've never seen that one before.

itchythesamurai
08-01-2006, 02:20 AM
I just randomly found it on some guy's Flickr. Lucky find.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadkillbuddha/110170334/in/set-72057594076752667/

Samnmax221
08-02-2006, 05:05 AM
Well what do you know
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g244/Samandmax221/stevep.jpg
Now I really want the T-Shirt.

SyntheticGerbil
08-02-2006, 06:17 PM
You know what, I've never seen a full face picture of Steve Purcell before.

...and he's wearing the god damn Hawaiian shirt, just like every friggin' animator in California.

Sheesh.

Samnmax221
08-02-2006, 06:48 PM
It's a conspiracy, they're all masons! Does anybody know how to recognize a Freemason?

itchythesamurai
08-03-2006, 01:50 AM
Secret handshake.

Also, Steve Purcell has a superb taste in hats.

Ray Jones
08-03-2006, 10:51 AM
I was about to say that, before you did because I read your post. This is quantum theory I suppose.

Scummbuddy
08-04-2006, 10:37 PM
I was wondering why all the pictures of TellTale had his face systematically blocked or had him facing away.

And weren't some of his sketchbooks sold at comicCon? Or was that 'going to sell them in the future?'

weren't we supposed to be watching out on ebay for them?

SyntheticGerbil
08-05-2006, 01:19 AM
I don't know where those ****ing sketchbooks are, but all of us here deserve one.

xChri5x
08-05-2006, 07:36 AM
Back to the topic\
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itchythesamurai
08-05-2006, 04:25 PM
I agree with SyntheticGerbil, we should avoid insulting Steve Purcell even in jest lest he thinks less of us. Because I'd so geekgasm for a sketchbook.

SyntheticGerbil
08-05-2006, 11:31 PM
I didn't say avoid insulting Steve Purcell.

Steve Purcell pisses me off. He never writes to his fans or posts on the message board. I've been asking him since I was 12 damn it.

Udvarnoky
08-06-2006, 02:47 PM
It was implied that the sketchbook would be made available to those who wanted it, but I've heard nothing. Also, I want that Max shirt. And that E3 poster. Why is Purcell's web site not up again?

SyntheticGerbil
08-06-2006, 11:29 PM
I bet Jake knows how we could get a sketchbook, but looks like the bastard doesn't want to say.

itchythesamurai
08-06-2006, 11:31 PM
This calls for some good ole fashioned extortion!

Samnmax221
08-07-2006, 10:00 AM
This calls for some good ole fashioned extortion!
Hey Jake, do you have a favorite relative? No reason.

Banjo4321
08-27-2006, 01:21 PM
Since Gametap is fully behind the Telltale release of Sam and Max episodes, I think it would be great if they had the TV show on Gametap TV (many people don't know that Gametap also has various animated TV series included in their service).

If you are a Gametap member, go to the suggestion box inside the service and tell them you want the Sam and Max animated TV show on Gametap TV. I've done it already, but one person obviously won't make that much of a difference.

Poopdogjr
08-27-2006, 02:14 PM
Just download them with a bittorrent thingee. I've got a couple so far. They are sort of hard to come by, so you might have to do some searching.

Banjo4321
08-27-2006, 02:18 PM
I can't use Bittorrent with my provider (blocked and monitored by campus internet). Besides, I don't download things illegally anymore, even if I can.

Poopdogjr
08-30-2006, 12:24 AM
Ahhhhh. Hmm, well if gametap did pick it up, thatd be really neat. I'm not sure if there is that much of a demand out there for it. Maybe Cartoon Network should do it for Adult Swim. Look what it did for the popularity of Family Guy and Futurama. The humor is in the same vein, and it would be better then alot of other crap they've been showing recently.

BarnyardCommand
08-30-2006, 01:06 AM
I hope Sam & Max doesn't get put on Adult Swim. It's exclusive right now and doesn't need the moronic fanbase/opinions of Cartoon Network. It's just like when 13 year olds yell "I'm Rick James bitch!"...You don't want that happening to Sam & Max do you?

SyntheticGerbil
08-30-2006, 01:34 AM
Well if you are referring to getting the TV show back on the air, I don't think it had much going for it to being with to start a bandwagon with anyone at all.

Banjo4321
08-30-2006, 10:42 AM
Ahhhhh. Hmm, well if gametap did pick it up, thatd be really neat. I'm not sure if there is that much of a demand out there for it. Maybe Cartoon Network should do it for Adult Swim.

Yeah I don't see them doing it ever. It was just a thought of mine.

Gametap does have the Cartoon Network channel streaming for members and they also have a couple of anime TV shows with more episodes available each week.

itchythesamurai
08-30-2006, 07:44 PM
I wouldn't mind if Sam and Max got popular if it meant a steady stream of content. We could still be elitist for having liked the duo way longer than everybody else.

Poopdogjr
08-31-2006, 01:12 AM
True. I still can't beileve they got a show in the first place. I remember being so pysched for the first episode, and getting up early Saturday to watch it.

I like Family Guy too, and I sort of don't mind all the attention it's gotten by idiots. Sure, it gets annoying at times, but it's nice to see something get the attention it deserves. Hell, Futurama has yet to be invaded by idiots. And because of the exposure it got, we're finally getting more episodes. It might work the same for S&M too.

But yea, I know the chances of it ever getting picked up again or pretty much slim to none.

SyntheticGerbil
08-31-2006, 05:03 PM
No Family Guy is drivel. If you watch it and enjoy it, you are either not paying attention or are generally stupid.

And this is fact. Ask an animator. A real animator too, not an aspiring one, so count me out.

And I'd like to add that we could never be elitists, because elitists are all fakes.

BarnyardCommand
08-31-2006, 05:29 PM
I thought I was the only one who thought Family Guy was stupid...thanks for coming out of the closet; you're a bigger inspiration to me than Lance Bass.

Shmargin
08-31-2006, 06:53 PM
Futurama Rocks!

Just thought I'd throw that out since I saw it mentioned.

Course, I still consider myself in general to not be a fan of anything on TV. But there are exceptions.

Family Guy for example is best enjoyed with a freshly rolled joi--err...wait, I think I mentioned on here long ago I tend to smoke the herbal delights.

Futurama Rocks!

SyntheticGerbil
09-01-2006, 01:33 AM
I am Lance Bass. My man bulge is gnarly.

Samnmax221
09-02-2006, 02:00 PM
I am Doctor Gonzo, throw it in the tub!

itchythesamurai
09-02-2006, 02:25 PM
No, I'm Spartacus!

SyntheticGerbil
09-02-2006, 08:18 PM
Tell him to put down that Loathing book he checked out, Itchy.

Samnmax221
09-02-2006, 08:21 PM
Well I also checked out "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie, Brushguy would explode if he saw this thing.

itchythesamurai
09-02-2006, 09:52 PM
Drop the gun, Samnmax! I don't care how much you don't like Mondays!

Heh, Salman Rushdie gets enough death threats to balance out how many Sean gives. Yes, that's how the world works. Learn to live with it.

Laserschwert
09-07-2006, 11:32 AM
Back to the topic\
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They (or whoever did them) stole my menu design!

http://www.scummbar.com/mi2/temp/smaxdvd/menu1.jpg

http://www.scummbar.com/mi2/temp/smaxdvd/menu2.jpg

http://www.scummbar.com/mi2/temp/smaxdvd/menu3.jpg

http://www.scummbar.com/mi2/temp/smaxdvd/menu4.jpg

http://www.scummbar.com/mi2/temp/smaxdvd/menu5.jpg

http://www.scummbar.com/mi2/temp/smaxdvd/menu6.jpg

http://www.scummbar.com/mi2/temp/smaxdvd/menu7.jpg

xChri5x
09-12-2006, 03:55 AM
I tried copying the design since I loved it so much. Obviously it's not exactly the same because it's a different program and I couldn't get the animated page turns sadly but it's decent. I couldn't fit all the epsiodes on one disc too. I still have a third one to burn.

SyntheticGerbil
09-12-2006, 09:26 AM
Bootlegging the bootlegs of others? That's not very nice.

xChri5x
09-12-2006, 09:54 AM
Hey, if it looks nice!

Skinkie
09-17-2006, 01:18 PM
Call it an Omage

SyntheticGerbil
09-18-2006, 12:39 AM
Homage?

Hey, I forgot by now, but am I right when I'm thinking neither Laserschwert or the other bootlegger was able to get the episodes and shorts not available on tape on their DVD?

Because if you guys could get the "lost episodes" on tape, I'd buy that ****.

xChri5x
09-18-2006, 10:11 PM
I have Christmas Bloody Christmas, Glazed Mcguffin and A glitch in Time

I think Aiiiee robot was on tape too, but yeah, I have that also.

Banjo4321
09-21-2006, 02:59 PM
Freelance Police episodes are coming to Gametap. See my post here: http://forums.adventuregamers.com/showthread.php?t=17010

Laserschwert
09-21-2006, 07:36 PM
Yeah, but given that GamtapTV is just a broadband-video service, I assume the video quality wouldn't be much better than YouTube. So even if those suckers were available outside of the US, I wouldn't PAY for a lousy video-stream.

We want an official DVD-release!!!!! Well... I do.

itchythesamurai
09-21-2006, 11:08 PM
I'd buy it. And with those three words on the Internet, I am guaranteed to have a profound effect on the financial decisions of a major company.

xChri5x
09-22-2006, 12:52 AM
Yeah, but given that GamtapTV is just a broadband-video service, I assume the video quality wouldn't be much better than YouTube. So even if those suckers were available outside of the US, I wouldn't PAY for a lousy video-stream.

We want an official DVD-release!!!!! Well... I do.

Judging from the screen caps posted I think it would be alot better then the youtube versions. Maybe not DVD quality, but still it wouldn't have the jpeg artifacts that plague most of the episodes online.
Also we'd get the rest of the missing episodes including Guffin and Christmas in much , much better quality.

I also agree for a official DVD release, even though I'm having an annoyingly fun time putting together one myself.
This may be the first step in a road to a DVD release. Lets hope people watch it, even just for the games sake.

Banjo4321
09-22-2006, 06:20 PM
There is some confusion now about the release date of this content on Gametap as well as if it is new, old, or a mix of both. Please read the updates to the Freelance Police thread.

http://forums.adventuregamers.com/showpost.php?p=342994&postcount=31

Shmargin
09-28-2006, 01:04 PM
Also we'd get the rest of the missing episodes including Guffin and Christmas in much , much better quality.


Yeah, plus you can use software that captures any area of your screen that you want and saves it as video, along with the sounds coming from your speakers.

BAM! Instant copy of those eps, which you could then run on your divx dvd player, which are like $40 USD and under. Or convert them to mpeg-4 and burn them to dvd-r, then watch em on any DVD player...Or whatch them on your computer.

Not that im supporting any kind of bootlegyness.

Banjo4321
09-30-2006, 05:02 PM
Good news! Looks like the cartoon really is coming to Gametap:

http://www.gametapper.com/samandmax/

itchythesamurai
09-30-2006, 07:41 PM
"All-new Sam & Max animated shorts." My guess is CGI animation, right? Don't think they have the resources for traditional animation, but I could see flash as a possibility.

Banjo4321
09-30-2006, 07:45 PM
^ I've read the shorts will be machinima, if that helps you any. They will be made by Telltale.

itchythesamurai
09-30-2006, 10:46 PM
Unfortunately, "machinima" has no meaning to me. Anyone know what he's talking about?

Jake
10-01-2006, 07:36 PM
Machinima is a silly term coined by people who make short videos using in-game tools or mods on the game engine. The Sam & Max shorts will be really quick animated shorts put together by the Sam & Max dev team using in-engine tools. Basically the gaming equivilent of a newspaper comic strip.

Scummbuddy
10-04-2006, 02:25 PM
Yes, Jake, since you have the inside-scoop, and they have made some sort of a press release, could you now clarify if we are getting both, the animated series, or just new machinima episodes from TellTale?
---
And Itchy, come on.. google before asking questions. And double shame on you for not know about Red vs. Blue by RoosterTeeth.

Banjo4321
10-04-2006, 02:42 PM
^ Just go to www.gametap.com/samandmax

Banjo4321
10-06-2006, 12:07 PM
The line about the episodes at the link above has been removed. This could be bad news.

Banjo4321
10-08-2006, 06:45 PM
New trailer on Gametap specifically says the cartoon is coming! See video below:

Warning: May contain some puzzle spoilers.

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/profile/video_player.php?id=cXI7kDD_5bgMszDb

itchythesamurai
10-09-2006, 02:29 PM
Wow Banjo, you are really on top of things. Cool news.

Banjo4321
10-10-2006, 08:19 PM
From this week's Gametap newsletter:

"We're just days away from the October 17th world premiere of GameTap's first original game, Sam & Max: Season 1! Can't wait? Head over to GameTap TV on October 12th to watch the first episode of the Sam & Max cartoon series and on October 17th, watch the "Making of Sam & Max" before playing the first game episode. That's a great way to kick off the year of the dog (and rabbity -thing) as we roll out new Sam & Max content, including games, cartoons, and more every week for the next six months!"

Banjo4321
10-11-2006, 01:56 AM
Well, it's official:

http://www.telltalegames.com/blogs/telltale/?permalink=A6288BA47E0493A2CFC0EB7094EA0566.txt&smm=y

http://www.joystiq.com/2006/10/10/sam-and-max-cartoon-coming-to-gametap

xChri5x
10-11-2006, 05:40 AM
As much as I want the TV series, I'm gonna stay telltale loyal. they're the ones making the game. I'm going to support them. Gametap seems like a clueless money hungry company that's just using Sam and Max as a new fad to make money.
That being said, if I was living in america I'd probably give in....

SyntheticGerbil
10-11-2006, 11:40 AM
Well, whatever gets the TV series closer to a DVD release...

Samnmax221
10-11-2006, 02:41 PM
Well what do you know, TellTale links to Samandmax.net for an explanation of the Animated series. Use your own webspace bastards!

Udvarnoky
10-11-2006, 02:52 PM
As much as I want the TV series,

Until and unless Gametap releases the unaired episodes, they're not offering anything that can't be seen on youtube in the same quality (albeit illegally).

Banjo4321
10-11-2006, 02:56 PM
Well I wouldn't count on many of the pirated YouTube videos sticking around much longer. Now that YouTube is owned by Google they are really going to be cracking down on that kind of stuff. They will even block your homemade video now if you have copyrighted music in it.

Samnmax221
10-11-2006, 03:51 PM
Who's afraid of the big bad lawyer?

itchythesamurai
10-11-2006, 06:30 PM
Google plays it by the books. They are legit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdk1gwWH-Cg).

Samnmax221
10-11-2006, 06:42 PM
I know, I have a cousin who works for them.

itchythesamurai
10-11-2006, 10:41 PM
That's cooler than my cousins, who would be the perfect supporting cast for a remake of Deliverance. This doesn't mean GameTap owns the rights to the tv series, right?

Banjo4321
10-11-2006, 11:12 PM
I really doubt it. Nelvana is probably just licensing the episodes. They still have the power to make the next big move.

Banjo4321
10-12-2006, 12:21 PM
Three episodes were added today:

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/8615/freelancepolicegametapen1.jpg

Laserschwert
10-12-2006, 01:37 PM
Anybody able to make a few screenshots of the episodes at full size? I have the available VHS-tapes, and I'd like to know how the quality of those GameTap-streams holds up. Given that they'll (hopefully) show the episodes that are missing from the tapes as well, and they become "available" outside of the US someway or the other...

Banjo4321
10-12-2006, 02:02 PM
Here are some screenshots (in the images Gametap is running at 800 x 600, meaning the video is stretched more than it would be when running Gametap in 1024 x 768):

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/7153/fpgametap1dr1.jpg
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/1002/fpgametap2hq9.jpg
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/6186/fpgametap3jk9.jpg

Laserschwert
10-12-2006, 02:08 PM
Thanks.

Qualitywise they are equally "meh". While the VHS tapes suffer from the usual analogue softness and interferences, the streams show compression artifacts and lower resolution. So, still enough reasons for a DVD-release.

By the way, is there any way to capture those streams, meaning saving them to hard disk? Not condoning piracy, but wondering if GameTap is actually worth a subscription, if I lived in the US...

Banjo4321
10-12-2006, 02:14 PM
Anything that you can see on your monitor can be captured. Though depending on the program you use, this is not necessarily a cheap or easy option. I wouldn't really recommend it. It's not only illegal, but the quality could end up being worse.

SyntheticGerbil
10-12-2006, 03:16 PM
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http://www.3-x.nl/images/front/26093.jpg

Anyways, streaming video sucks. Most Sam and Max fans have already seen these episodes and we want our 720x480pixel resolution on a good old god damn DVD already.

I hate when Youtube has mpegs and avis of bad ass unreleased stuff, yet it's no where to be found on the torrents. What gives?

Samnmax221
10-12-2006, 04:11 PM
**** the rules, thats what OJ would say.

Banjo4321
10-12-2006, 04:57 PM
I know I already posted this on a bunch of other boards, but it can't hurt to post it again.

You can now get Gametap for $4.95/month. Just sign up for a one-year membership (one-time billing of $59.40) by October 22.

http://www.gametap.com/home/bday/bday_landing.jsp

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/3842/limitedtimeoffergametapfx2.jpg

Laserschwert
10-12-2006, 06:10 PM
Anything that you can see on your monitor can be captured. Though depending on the program you use, this is not necessarily a cheap or easy option. I wouldn't really recommend it. It's not only illegal, but the quality could end up being worse.

Yeah, I'm familiar with stuff like CamTasia and the likes... yet there are enough stream-recording tools out there to do a better and more sophisticated job on this.

Samnmax221
10-12-2006, 07:13 PM
Me thinks Nelvana will hate us soon.