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mh2k8
11-20-2008, 11:19 AM
Anybody here managed to play a bit of The Vampyre Story yet? I wanna hear what you think of it.

I ask because it's not available on my favourite warez site. it's available now but too big to download because of stupid bandwidth limits. it's not available in australia yet :|

And there is no chance I am downloading it right now. None whatsoever.

Ascovel
11-20-2008, 11:53 AM
In short: it's very good. Can't talk now. Must play.

Sven_Q45
11-20-2008, 03:10 PM
I´m waiting for Amazon!!

Udvarnoky
11-20-2008, 04:05 PM
It's great. I hope to get a Mojo review up at some point in the near future.

Gabez
11-20-2008, 06:04 PM
I saw some mixed reactions in the comments for the demo... were they unfounded? Or was it just a bad demo?

B00
11-20-2008, 06:34 PM
Playing it right now actually, stumped on this one puzzle though. Playing the full game not the demo.

Kroms
11-20-2008, 06:35 PM
I saw some mixed reactions in the comments for the demo... were they unfounded? Or was it just a bad demo?

Bad demo.

Sven_Q45
11-20-2008, 06:58 PM
AVS and Mata Hari are on the way! I hope I can start tomorrow with AVS. :)

B00
11-20-2008, 07:03 PM
I won't spoil it for you but it can be pretty off at times.

Udvarnoky
11-20-2008, 07:52 PM
I saw some mixed reactions in the comments for the demo... were they unfounded? Or was it just a bad demo?

The only complaints I saw about the demo that weren't related to technical problems (ran fine for me) was Mona's voice, which for my part was infinitely more tolerable in the actual game.

I wouldn't say it's a bad demo so long as you don't delude yourself into thinking it's anything other than just that: a demo.

Sven_Q45
11-21-2008, 01:18 PM
Today arrived:
http://s2b.directupload.net/file/d/1620/yeo9ut7d_jpg.htm

http://s4b.directupload.net/file/d/1620/owv4jyyq_jpg.htm#



http://s4b.directupload.net/images/081121/temp/owv4jyyq.jpg (http://s4b.directupload.net/file/d/1620/owv4jyyq_jpg.htm)

http://s2b.directupload.net/images/081121/temp/yeo9ut7d.jpg (http://s2b.directupload.net/file/d/1620/yeo9ut7d_jpg.htm)

Ascovel
11-21-2008, 02:18 PM
Today arrived:
http://s2b.directupload.net/file/d/1620/yeo9ut7d_jpg.htm

http://s4b.directupload.net/file/d/1620/owv4jyyq_jpg.htm#



http://s4b.directupload.net/images/081121/temp/owv4jyyq.jpg (http://s4b.directupload.net/file/d/1620/owv4jyyq_jpg.htm)

http://s2b.directupload.net/images/081121/temp/yeo9ut7d.jpg (http://s2b.directupload.net/file/d/1620/yeo9ut7d_jpg.htm)

I must say that the Mata Hari box looks much better in close-up.

Sven_Q45
11-22-2008, 11:16 AM
Btw here an other interview with Bill Tiller:
http://www.adventure-treff.de/artikel/interviews.php?id=32&lang=eng

Link this to the mixnmojo site if you want. ;)

Igl85
11-22-2008, 04:03 PM
Anybody else preordered on game.co.uk and is wondering, what is up with the release date being January 2009 ? And does anybody from UK know anything about it?

Sven_Q45
11-22-2008, 04:56 PM
I´m ready! :) (ca. 8 hours)
And I started Mata Hari after AVS immediately! :D

Ascovel
11-22-2008, 06:36 PM
I just finished AVS. I have to say some nasty bugs have diminished my satisfaction from playing greatly. I wonder about some of them. For example, I can't decide if the random graphical glitches I encountered were caused only by some incompatibility with my own hardware. They were really odd.

Sven_Q45
11-23-2008, 03:57 PM
There was no big problem for me. :) Yes a few bugs on the book shelf in the castel and so one. On one point Mona speeking english in the german version.
And I could play it again immediately. But this time in english. But now I must play other adventures first!!

So I´m now ready with Mata Hari, too. :)

Ascovel
11-23-2008, 05:52 PM
Sven, did you have to use the stadium backdoor to get to the orchestra song list during your playthrough? Because I experienced a glitch that just magically transported me there at a certain point in the game.

In regard to Mata Hari, I'm very curious how conventional or unconventional its gameplay is for an adventure game. It seemed very reliant on mini-games from descriptions.

Maratanos
11-23-2008, 06:27 PM
Okay, does anybody by any chance have a save game from right after they got into the boathouse? Because I'm fairly sure a bug broke my game. I emptied the perfume bottle then refilled it, and now I need it empty to create a potion, but it won't let me do it again. I suppose I could wait for a patch, but...

Edit: it just occurred to me there should be enough overlap between the saves that something from the arrival at the lab would work too.

The Tingler
11-23-2008, 06:47 PM
Speaking of save files, where exactly is the save game folder?

Anybody else preordered on game.co.uk and is wondering, what is up with the release date being January 2009 ? And does anybody from UK know anything about it?

Play and Amazon have shipped, but GAME are still insisting on next year. Cancel your order and go with one of the other two - they're also cheaper.

However, Amazon appears to be out of stock! :(

Maratanos
11-23-2008, 07:58 PM
Okay, that is actually a pretty good question and I'll tell you that if it weren't for timestamps on files, I wouldn't have figured it out either.

Here's the deal. Go to A Vampyre Story\game\assets\scripts. Yeah, it's a weird place for save files. But sort by date modified and you'll find a section consisting of several sets of three files each. Two are .bmps and one is a .bin. I couldn't possibly tell you how the file names are chosen, but that's the save games. Pick the right one based on the date-stamp, which you should be able to pair up with the datestamp as viewed in the load menu.

The Tingler
11-24-2008, 03:48 AM
Thanks mate, that's just weird.

Gabez
11-24-2008, 03:55 AM
(Welcome to the forums, Maratanos! Hope you stick around!)

Igl85
11-24-2008, 09:12 AM
Play and Amazon have shipped, but GAME are still insisting on next year. Cancel your order and go with one of the other two - they're also cheaper.

However, Amazon appears to be out of stock! :(

Well, sadly, Amazon doesnt ship video games to my country and Play doesnt shipe anything at all :( I'm counting on sendit.com at the moment :)

Sven_Q45
11-25-2008, 01:24 PM
@Ascovel
You need an employee ID from the stadion. ;)

I had only a bug at the book shelf in the castle and there was a point where Mona speeks english in the german version.
I played it without big problems. :)

Ascovel
11-25-2008, 03:05 PM
@Ascovel
You need an employee ID from the stadion. ;)

I had only a bug at the book shelf in the castle and there was a point where Mona speeks english in the german version.
I played it without big problems. :)

@Sven
Getting the employee ID was not a problem.
But when I gave it to the prostitute and followed her through the main entrance to the stadium I was suddenly teleported far inside without being stopped at the entrance by the ticket controller. And I didn't have the required song title item in the inventory yet. So I was stuck without being able to get out of there. This glitch ruins also one of the puzzles. The proper entry to the stadium that Mona and Froderick should have used at a specific point in time was the stadium's backdoor

Sven_Q45
11-25-2008, 05:19 PM
Where´s the song idea item? Away? lol Don´t understand that.

Bagge
11-25-2008, 07:03 PM
I got it from play.com today, and have put a few hours into it.
I love the art direction but the writing is not up to the standards lucasarts veterans are used to in adventure games. The game also forgets to take into consideration what you know and don't know at some points in the game. For instance (very minor spoiler: ) at the beginning of the game, Mona does not acknowledge that she has been turned into a vampire, yet if you ask her to put her hand in the fireplace, she will refuse because "burnt vampire flesh smells bad". Also, the puzzles range from very clever to "aimlessly trying to combine everything until something works", and there are occational graphical glitches.


Still, it's a good adventure game with a really strong art direction that feels like it could have been made in 1997 - which is a good thing in the world of point-and-click adventure games. I think everyone with a passion for classic adventure games will easily be able to overlook the game's flaws and enjoy the best full-length adventure game in many, many years.

Ascovel
11-25-2008, 07:28 PM
The game also forgets to take into consideration what you know and don't know at some points in the game.

This is quite a problem in a later section of the game. However, the example line you mention fits actually pretty well with Mona's mindset. As you will learn, Mona is quite aware of being a vampire, she just likes to pretend she isn't and prefers not to think about it in general. So you can consider her line a slip of the tongue.

Whereīs the song idea item? Away? lol Donīt understand that.

I thought you already finished the game. :confused: If one doesn't collect the mentioned item early enough, one gets stuck permanently in the stadium location. At least that's how it worked on my system and I wanted to know if you had a similar experience.

Udvarnoky
11-26-2008, 01:41 PM
Wait, this game has dead-ends? Noah, Hal - how could you? :(

Sven_Q45
11-26-2008, 02:07 PM
@Ascovel
Yes, but I didn´t understand your problem sorry. :)

Btw on November 13-16th was a fair in Stuttgart, Germany where you could play AVS for free! I was there but I came directly from vacation without internet and I didn´t know that. And I didn´t see that. I was too busy to buy cheaper older adventure games. :D Later at home I read it! But that was too late. :( But that
But it doesn´t matter now. I played it and it was very good. :)

Ascovel
11-26-2008, 04:38 PM
Wait, this game has dead-ends? Noah, Hal - how could you? :(

Nah, I was talking about AVS. I found two dead-ends in the game. The later one is obviously caused by a glitch and not by bad design. So I'm struggling with my language skills to inquire if anyone else has been teleported near the song list at the stadium without arranging it with the ticket controller or using the backdoor. That's what the aforementioned glitch is about.

Sven_Q45
11-26-2008, 06:20 PM
So thatīs the Gruzzle Puzzle:
http://s10b.directupload.net/images/081126/temp/siblyftm.jpg (http://s10b.directupload.net/file/d/1625/siblyftm_jpg.htm)
:D

Ascovel
11-26-2008, 06:26 PM
Looks very gruzzle indeed. ;)

Thriftweed_
11-26-2008, 06:29 PM
Nah, I was talking about AVS. I found two dead-ends in the game. The later one is obviously caused by a glitch and not by bad design. So I'm struggling with my language skills to inquire if anyone else has been teleported near the song list at the stadium without arranging it with the ticket controller or using the backdoor. That's what the aforementioned glitch is about.

Same thing happened to me.. I found the game to be very buggy, especially graphical glitches.

But I really enjoyed it non the less, a really great game looking forward to avs 2

Maratanos
11-28-2008, 12:27 AM
Ever since I played Beyond Good and Evil with crappy drivers, I've only barely ever noticed graphical glitches at all.

Ascovel
11-28-2008, 07:12 AM
A very negative review of Mata Hari just appeared at the German website AdventureTreff:

http://www.adventure-treff.de/artikel/tests.php?id=173

:(

Gabez
11-28-2008, 10:04 AM
70% isn't that bad... what do you make of the game, those who have played it?

Ascovel
11-28-2008, 10:16 AM
I think this 70% is just a mathematical sum of pretty good scores for sound and graphics and very low scores for puzzles and atmosphere.

Anyway, the review's text practically rips the game to shreds (in a civilized manner). The reviewer even wonders if Noah's and Hal's involvement was more of an marketing ploy than actual collaboration.

neon_git
11-28-2008, 01:47 PM
Hmmm, we'll have to see what other reviewers say.

As a rule, Ascovel, would you say that reviews from that site are pretty accurate?

Sven_Q45
11-28-2008, 02:03 PM
Yes Mata Hari was not so good. I´m a little disappointed!
The thing is I was too "hyped". lol I thought at last! a new Hal Barwood (ex-LucasArts) Game has a good story and so on, but it was not so.

Ascovel
11-29-2008, 08:35 AM
Hmmm, we'll have to see what other reviewers say.

As a rule, Ascovel, would you say that reviews from that site are pretty accurate?

Assuming that even websites can pass inaccurate judgments, how can you be sure that some one like me will pass an accurate judgment on a website? ;)

Well, OK. I'm not some great fan of AdventureTreff. I visit them because they have often very early reviews and information on adventure games. Some good interviews too. However, they're well known for overrating games. In fact, in the comments for the Mata Hari review the reviewer admitted that his 70% score means actually something around 45%! They're just so cool that they treat the 50% mark as zero (a slight simplification because the given explanation was very complex)! Great idea for inflating adventure games' scores IMO. ;)

Anyway, I've seen almost only negative comments on Mata Hari so far. At the German Amazon website for example. At AT there are also suggestions floating around of some falling out between dtp and Noah and Hal during the last year. I'm not sure if they're properly founded though.

Personally, I'm not giving up on this game so easily, but I haven't read any encouraging impressions yet.

AlfredJ
11-29-2008, 11:59 AM
Hi guys, I have been lurking on Mixnmojo for a number of years now, and I thought it would be time to post. I just started playing AVS, and I have to say, I'm a bit dissapointed. I would have been more impressed if Telltale Games hadn't happened in the meantime. The writing just isn't up to par with the Sam & Max-games (I'm not really a fan of the Strong Bad-games, so I won't comment on those). The game looks and feels amazing, if only they had some of the great writers of the Telltale Team... It's not a bad game, and I'm enjoying myself, and I love the 90s-feel it all has, but I can't stop thinking it could have been so, so much better.

However, I did find something nice which I think isn't mentioned anywhere yet. When you look at the journal of the baroness in the library, Mona says something like "Visit Von Kiefer - Period - Com". The site really exists, so, there you go: www.vonkiefer.com

The site doesn't seem to work that well yet, I can't seem to turn the page, but I thought you guys would like to know.

EDIT: Ah, I see it's already mentioned on the Pumpkin Post. Never mind me!

Sven_Q45
11-29-2008, 12:53 PM
@Ascovel
There are so good adventures this year. And Mata Hari was one of the badest. That doesn´t mean it´s very bad. But it´s far away from Indy 4.

Gabez
11-29-2008, 01:35 PM
Welcome to the forums, AlfredJ! Everyone is very welcome here, but especially "lurkers" who haven't interacted before!

Look out for our A Vampyre Story review to go up tonight.

neon_git
11-29-2008, 01:49 PM
Assuming that even websites can pass inaccurate judgments, how can you be sure that some one like me will pass an accurate judgment on a website? ;)

Assuming that even websites can pass inaccurate judgments, and assuming you can pass an accurate judgment on a website, should a woodchuck chuck wood? ;)

Sad news on the Mata Hari front then I guess. I'll probably still get it though, just with lowered expectations. Such is life I suppose.

@AlfredJ
Hello and welcome! Quality avatar by the way.

Ascovel
11-29-2008, 03:36 PM
Assuming that even websites can pass inaccurate judgments, and assuming you can pass an accurate judgment on a website, should a woodchuck chuck wood? ;)

:thmbup1: Yah, these are some of those mercilessly twisted philosophical questions that true pirates ponder.

@AlfredJ
Welcome. I was once a lurker like yourself, so we may share quite a lot of similarities. :)

Haggis
11-29-2008, 04:59 PM
Hi AlfredJ, welcome!

I must say I am also not 100 % impressed by AVS, although the game looks and feels great. I haven't yet finished it though, and I must say that the game really opens up in the second chapter. It's just a bit hit-and-miss I guess, but more hit than miss, especially when Mona says "Let's crush Froderick's fruits and nuts." That had me in stitches, heh. Overall I'm optimistic about the future of the series. There is room for improvement, and I am hopeful that we'll get that improvement in AVS 2.

Gabez
11-29-2008, 05:44 PM
You can read our review of the game here (http://www.mixnmojo.com/features/read.php?article=avampyrestory).

It will be interesting to see what other people have to say about A Vampyre Story. The general reaction seems to be pretty positive, though!

Sven_Q45
11-29-2008, 06:11 PM
One question:
Did anybody of the non German buy the German version or the Collectors Edition?

Ascovel
11-29-2008, 06:14 PM
I have the option to choose German voices in my version. At least the installer claims so, but I didn't try it.

Sven_Q45
11-29-2008, 06:21 PM
Well, ok.
But I meant actually the German version from Amazon. Yes you can choose the German voice but I didn´t know you can do that also in the English version.

Ascovel
11-29-2008, 06:45 PM
You can read our review of the game here (http://www.mixnmojo.com/features/read.php?article=avampyrestory).

It will be interesting to see what other people have to say about A Vampyre Story. The general reaction seems to be pretty positive, though!

Thanks for the review. A really good read. Mixnmojo seems to have its own, complex relationship with every (important) game it reviews. ;)

My own review should be out soon. ("Soon" as "not today" and "probably not tommorow", but soon :D ).

TheJoe
11-30-2008, 07:29 AM
Didn't work for me, oh well, that'll teach me to be a dirty pirate.

Kroms
11-30-2008, 07:23 PM
Didn't work for me, oh well, that'll teach me to be a dirty pirate.
I've never been able to understand why someone would pirate from a company as small as Autumn Moon.

Ascovel
11-30-2008, 10:54 PM
I've posted my own review on Adventure Classic Gaming:

http://www.adventureclassicgaming.com/index.php/site/reviews/434/

TheJoe
12-01-2008, 02:35 PM
I've never been able to understand why someone would pirate from a company as small as Autumn Moon.

Because Sony killed my DVD drive, so buying games is pointless because until publishers start publishing games on USB or SD card I can't install anything.

The irony is that Sony killed my DVD drive to prevent me from pirating, they fail.

Ascovel
12-01-2008, 03:29 PM
Buying is not pointless. You can buy an original game, then install a pirated version, and after you finish playing you can sell the box in mint condition on ebay.

s-island
12-01-2008, 03:53 PM
Because Sony killed my DVD drive... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106228

neon_git
12-01-2008, 03:59 PM
So buy the download version from Gamers Gate (http://www.gamersgate.com/index.php?page=product&what=view&sku=DD-AVS&via=newly_added) which has been mentioned numerous times on mojo.

Pirating AVS makes you a colossal prick, there are no excuses.

diduz
12-01-2008, 07:25 PM
Another negative Mata Hari review:

http://www.adventurecorner.de/reviews.php?id=142

Logic gaps in story, ultra-easy puzzles, too much emphasis on minigames.
Good graphics, decent sound.
:(

Ascovel
12-01-2008, 09:14 PM
Another negative Mata Hari review:

http://www.adventurecorner.de/reviews.php?id=142

Logic gaps in story, ultra-easy puzzles, too much emphasis on minigames.
Good graphics, decent sound.
:(

It's still a much more positive review than than the previous one.

The great emphasis on mini-games was to be expected.

Gabez
12-02-2008, 04:10 AM
Pirating AVS makes you a colossal prick, there are no excuses.Quote of the year! High five!

diduz
12-02-2008, 07:27 AM
The great emphasis on mini-games was to be expected.

I see what you mean: Hal Barwood, anyone? ;)

TheJoe
12-02-2008, 12:08 PM
So buy the download version from Gamers Gate (http://www.gamersgate.com/index.php?page=product&what=view&sku=DD-AVS&via=newly_added) which has been mentioned numerous times on mojo.

Pirating AVS makes you a colossal prick, there are no excuses.

It'll be DRM'd "/

Sven_Q45
12-02-2008, 12:52 PM
No problem. You can skip all minigames.

neon_git
12-02-2008, 12:55 PM
It's very simple: if you don't want the product because of the DRM or whatever other reason ... don't buy it!

Just because it has DRM doesn't make you entitled to a free copy. Stop trying to justify yourself, what you did was wrong and you know it. Man up and buy a copy.

Ascovel
12-02-2008, 02:47 PM
No problem. You can skip all minigames.

You, mean you can skip the entire game right to the ending cut scene? ;) How cool is that!

TheJoe
12-02-2008, 03:02 PM
It's very simple: if you don't want the product because of the DRM or whatever other reason ... don't buy it!

Just because it has DRM doesn't make you entitled to a free copy. Stop trying to justify yourself, what you did was wrong and you know it. Man up and buy a copy.

It goes like this:
Bought EA-made/published games, each protected by SecuROM.
Installed a few Sims 2 Expansions.
DVD drive ceased to function.
Sony Support acuses me of Piracy, refuses to replace my CD drive
Replacement CD drive turns out to be impossible due to the way this PC is built
Bought new game, tried to install, failed, money back not given due to open packaging
Piracy of SecuROM-enabled games begins in protest of Sony because of their stupidity
New PC not possible because believe it or not you need money for this sort of thing, something I don't have a lot of and need for other things, such as food which I need to survive. Buying a new PC is not a priority.

I also, would never, ever purchase ANYTHING that is not guaranteed to be DRM-free. Because of this I'm against many things such as Steam, Direct2Drive, iTunes and a lot more. Think of it as vegetarianism or religion, people have thier own values and should be allowed uphold them.

And if it helps, I immediately removed AVS after discovering it didn't work, I would also not condone piracy because I'm not a fan of it. I only download games/software that:
A) I have bought but have uninstalled and cannot reinstall either because of damaged media or this Sony-killed DVD drive
B) Are no longer commercially avaliable
C) Have Open Source components (as I believe that something should not be part-Open Source)
D) Made by EA or "protected" with SecuROM or Starforce
E) Is totally and completely ridiculously licensed or poorly made and undeserving of my money

There, I made my point and decresed the popularity of MI2SP by 20 points.

And of course, scolding me for being a pirate is probably completely hypocritcial because I GUARANTEE you have downloaded music illegally. Think of those bands that have lost money because you downloaded their music.

[/offtopic]

neon_git
12-02-2008, 05:01 PM
OK this is the last I'll say on the matter:

First thing is I shouldn't have been so confrontation and I'm sorry (Believe it or not I actually toned down both posts).

Second nobody (I hope) will think any less of your project, that is totally separate from his debate.

Look, we share a lot of common ground. I'm a FOSS advocate myself and I'm also a fan of Larry Lessig and the CC movement. I agree that DRM sucks big hairy balls and have had to crack legitimately purchased games to get them to run on my chosen OS. I know where you're coming from and I do feel bad that your hardware got dicked over by Sony.

But the point I've been trying unsuccessfully to make is that none of that entitles you to abdicate responsibility for your actions. Your philosophy on software advocates freedom but only if it's your kind of freedom. If Bill Tiller wants to release his software as closed source why shouldn't he be able to? Why should you be able to disrespect his choice because it doesn't fit with your views?

For the record AVS (or at least the demo) uses Panda3d (http://www.panda3d.org/), which is open source, so you can buy with a clear conscience.

So ... we cool?

Sven_Q45
12-02-2008, 05:32 PM
@neon_git
Yes I think it´s not so good.
But most of all I don´t can confirm reviews! I play adventures because of the entertainment! :)

counting_pine
12-03-2008, 01:47 PM
I also, would never, ever purchase ANYTHING that is not guaranteed to be DRM-free. Because of this I'm against many things such as Steam, Direct2Drive, iTunes and a lot more. Think of it as vegetarianism or religion, people have thier own values and should be allowed uphold them.Sorry to bump in here, but I have to side with neon_git on this.
I imagine there are a lot of vegetarians who refuse to buy meat, but they won't then sneak into a field, steal a cow, and kill and eat it themselves.

I'm sorry to hear of your dealings with Sony and EA, and yeah, DRM like that sucks, but you shouldn't be taking it out on a smaller company like Autumn Moon.

Point A) I think is fair enough, since you deserve to be able to use software you've paid for, but I disagree with the other points:

B) If a company stops trading in older software, that can be tough, but it doesn't mean you're entitled to do what you want with it. If I wrote a game, and for whatever reason I only made a few copies available, or didn't release it to the public at all, that wouldn't give you any right to it.
In this case, it also reduces the potential market for the software, and would lessen the chances of a successful re-release in future, meaning it's less likely to see a re-release at all.

C) If an open-source project allows linking to commercial or closed-source projects, that's their business. If Panda3D is seen as suitable for use in commercial software, then that's great. Buying the product is also a great way to show your support for both.

D) A better action here would be boycotting the product. Illegally downloading a game isn't going to make them less inclined to stop using DRM. If you want to make a point, hurt them in ways they can't defend against at all - don't buy it! Companies can't install measures to prevent people from not buying their games.
Think back to events like the Montgomery Bus Boycott - it lasted over a year, and the inconvenience and persecution was much more serious there, but they still managed to secure the victory they were after, and it turned out to be a significant milestone in the Civil Rights movement.

E) Even if product's undeserving of your money, but if you don't pay for it, then you don't deserve to use it. If it's poorly made, then that's just less of a reason to download a copy.

[/offtopic]
Anyway, I'd really like to see AVS succeed, and I hope we get to see bigger and better things coming from Mr Tiller in the years to come...

Unfortunately, my PC doesn't seem to be up to the task of running AVS. I'll try messing about with my graphics drivers, but I'm not hopeful...
Anyone knows if it needs pixel/vertex shader or anything like that? If so, I can safely give up now...

tk102
12-03-2008, 02:15 PM
Amazon.com just delayed my order for AVS again! :(
We wanted to let you know that there is an unexpected delay with your video game order you placed on October 23 2008

"A Vampyre Story [CD-ROM]" [CD-ROM]
Estimated arrival date: 01/09/2009 - 01/26/2009

Udvarnoky
12-03-2008, 05:44 PM
I also, would never, ever purchase ANYTHING that is not guaranteed to be DRM-free. Because of this I'm against many things such as Steam, Direct2Drive, iTunes and a lot more. Think of it as vegetarianism or religion, people have thier own values and should be allowed uphold them.

You are aware that everyone hates vegetarians, right?

Haggis
12-03-2008, 05:51 PM
You are aware that everyone hates vegetarians, right?
You don't love me anymore. :(

neon_git
12-03-2008, 06:52 PM
Amazon.com just delayed my order for AVS again! :(

:( That sucks dude. I wonder what's causing the hold up, is it manufacturing problems or something?

The Tingler
12-03-2008, 08:05 PM
Where do you live tk102?

tk102
12-03-2008, 08:14 PM
I haven't heard any information about the cause of the delay.

Product page. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B001F0J70I/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance)

Supply and demand I guess. :)

@Tingler: west coast of U.S.A.

DeadKyle
12-04-2008, 05:14 AM
So I know the system requirements say Windows xp/vista but I'm still running 2000, any idea if it'll work in 2000? I've noticed quite a few things that say xp/vista only actually do work in 2000 and others don't. I know the new versions of Adobe Flash, Photoshop, and After Effects wont even install without xp or higher, other things like some games let me know I'm running on dino bones and **** will probably be messed up but don't complain, we told you so. Steam and valve games are like this.

Anyone know? I haven't searched for an answer to this on the net, I thought I'd ask the smart people here first.


Also, anyone know if/when the 60's Batman TV show is coming to DVD?

The Tingler
12-04-2008, 07:00 AM
Off-topic (but then so is a lot of this thread!), but the 60s Batman show on DVD isn't planned yet. I think there's rights issues.

Gabez
12-04-2008, 07:36 AM
Off-topic is good. It's called shooting the ****.

s-island
12-04-2008, 04:18 PM
Also, anyone know if/when the 60's Batman TV show is coming to DVD?Nope. Fox owns the series, Warner owns the rights to the character.

It seems like we can only shoot stars on here. :(

The Tingler
12-04-2008, 07:45 PM
Yeah, I thought there were rights issues.

Has anyone got any wallpapers for AVS? Y'know, something sweet for a desktop background?

Bagge
12-04-2008, 10:13 PM
How 'bout this one?

http://www.mixnmojo.com/galleries/gallery.php?gallery=257&image=5568

Gabez
12-05-2008, 04:42 AM
That would make an awesome wallpaper, though it's a bit small for my resolution.

(Welcome to the forums, Bagge! Hope you stick around!)

hygge
12-06-2008, 05:30 PM
First post on this forum, and it's good to see there's a proper AVS forum after the one on the AME site died. Anyone knows what's up with the AME website? It's a pity they don't update it any more, as it seems a bit of a missed marketing opportunity to me!

Anyway, what I was replying to:

There was no big problem for me. :) (cut) On one point Mona speeking english in the german version.

Well, I didn't play the German version, but in the English version Froderick at on point uses Mona's line, and then replies as Froderick again. Very strange! :P.

There's a few glitches in the game but it didn't spoil it for me. I've loved every minute of it :). I hadn't even noticed the stadium entry was a glitch.

when I gave the ID card to woman of low moral fiber I was simply transported past the ticket guy, something which puzzled me a little at the time! I haven't gotten access through the back door. Need to play it again I guess. I did have a glitch with the garlic the first time, as when I tried using the boomerang it didn't work with it. Finding the key was the last puzzle for me as I hadn't gotten the horse (but I had everything else).

I thought it was a pity that the demo was one of the final puzzles, as it gave a bit too much away of what was going to happen for me. But hey, maybe I should've been patient and not even played the demo ;)

All in all, a fantastic game and I'm looking forward to number 2!

Ta,
Jacob

Haggis
12-06-2008, 05:47 PM
First post on this forum, and it's good to see there's a proper AVS forum after the one on the AME site died. Anyone knows what's up with the AME website? It's a pity they don't update it any more, as it seems a bit of a missed marketing opportunity to me!
The AME site isn't really updated, but this one (http://www.vampyrestory-game.com/), which is run by Crimson Cow, is (unfortunately, the German-language news section of the site is updated far more often than the English one).

hygge
12-06-2008, 07:01 PM
I do visit the AVS site, and do visit the German site as well (I'm glad I know some German :)). They're good sites, but it would be nice to see the main site as well - somehow, I got to know amegames.com quite a few years back. I think they'd just gone live when I had first played "Curse of Monkey Island", and was looking if those cool folks had done any other (new) stuff.

As a (web) designer, I would love to do work with / for them. I think it could be a really cool site, and a while back I think Bill mentioned that they were looking into redoing the original site. But they might have different priorities at the moment though. If you read this Bill, just give me a call! :D

Sven_Q45
12-06-2008, 10:24 PM
Well, I didn't play the German version, but in the English version Froderick at on point uses Mona's line, and then replies as Froderick again. Very strange! :P.
Lol. in the German version of Dott Zed Edison (in the future) says one line of Laverne. :D

I didnīt play the English version of AVS yet. But I know the voices. Because of the German show Giga. They played a beta version of AVS for the public before the release.
And the German voice of Mona is better.