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Darth NeoVenom
02-07-2003, 07:44 PM
I've saw online that they are coming out with a Zak McKracken 2. I believe it is not going to be made by Lucasarts, but by Zak fans themselves. I can't wait to see how that will turn out. :D :saberr: :dmaul3: :sprobe: :sithm: :holosid:

EDIT: I wish they can make a Maniac Mansion 3. I love Graphic Adventure games. :)

scabb
02-07-2003, 09:25 PM
I think there have been a couple of Zak 2 projects actually, but it's late and I'm too tired to do the research.

I know one was released, but in the German language only, which may or may not be good news to you. Have a look around, type it into google etc - I definitely downloaded it and it looked and ran like the original, with a nice update to the interface (like Monkey Island received when it was placed on a shiny disc).

Darth NeoVenom
02-07-2003, 09:30 PM
I believe i did played the Zak McKracken German version, I download it but I couldn't understand a word they were saying. The graphic on that game is really nice:D :saberr: :dmaul3: :sprobe: :sithm: :holosid:

bucket-o'-mudd
02-09-2003, 02:29 PM
I think on the website for it (which I don't know where it is) the developer said he wasn't going to translate it into English for fear of getting into trouble with Lucasarts

Lemon Head
02-09-2003, 02:57 PM
ZM2: Between Time and Space (http://www.zak2.org)
ZM and the Alien Rockstars (http://www.zak2project.de)
Err...Something German (http://www25.brinkster.com/lucasfangames/)

Anyway, that's all I could find, the second one looks spectacular.

There used to be another one hosted by adventure gamer but i can't find it any more, oh well.

Darth NeoVenom
02-09-2003, 03:16 PM
Thankz Lemon Head. :D :saberr: :dmaul3: :sprobe: :sithm: :holosid:

scabb
02-09-2003, 06:23 PM
Originally posted by Lemon Head
There used to be another one hosted by adventure gamer but i can't find it any more, oh well.

I think "Alien Rockstars" was hosted by AdventureGamers.
Either that, or they just quit.

Lemon Head
02-09-2003, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by scabb
I think "Alien Rockstars" was hosted by AdventureGamers.
I think it's just possible that you're right

Gabez
02-09-2003, 07:53 PM
Yeah, the Alien Rockstars thing looks ace. Wouldn’t be surprised if LEC stopped it, though. :/

scabb
02-09-2003, 08:33 PM
Yes, so KEEP QUIET!

I never realised how much people love Zak McKracken

Darth NeoVenom
02-09-2003, 09:06 PM
I use to play Zak McKracken on my Commodore 64 all the time. :D :saberr: :dmaul3: :sprobe: :sithm: :holosid:

Lemon Head
02-10-2003, 09:13 AM
Me too, what a guy.

[shamless_plug]See my review here (http://www.mixnmojo.com/php/site/resource.php?feature=/reviews/zak/zak)[/shameless_plug]

sorry :D

Alien426
02-10-2003, 11:19 AM
This Alex Ashby guy who wrote the review shamelessly uses your e-mail address!

scabb
02-10-2003, 11:33 AM
Originally posted by Alien426
This Alex Ashby guy who wrote the review shamelessly uses your e-mail address!

Tee. Alex Ashby. That's a name so crazy it's surely made up ;)

Gabez
02-10-2003, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by scabb
Yes, so KEEP QUIET!I'd be surprised if they didn't know about it already. I hear they keep a pretty keen ear aimed at the fan community.

Lemon Head
02-10-2003, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by scabb
Tee. Alex Ashby. That's a name so crazy it's surely made up ;)
It's just my handle for when I want to do anonymous work, not like when I'm on here and I can use my real name freely

scabb
02-10-2003, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by Gabez
I'd be surprised if they didn't know about it already. I hear they keep a pretty keen ear aimed at the fan community.

Yeah, I know LucasArts have a user account that they use to browse anonymously, don't ask me how, I think it was Metallus who posted it.

That's another good reason not to announce a game before you've even started producing it (eg Legends of Lechuck). The guy who made 'Night of the Hermit' defied LucasArts because he kept quiet about his project. The other reasons being that you don't get badgered constantly by people saying "Is it ready yet", you don't get moaned at when you decide "not" to do the projects (eg Zak 2 Rockstars doesn't seem to be progressing), and there's no pressure; pressure being an evil thing when it comes to volountary work.

Alien426
02-11-2003, 03:12 AM
But without some supportive and encouraging mails to keep you going it can get pretty agonizing to finish a project once the initial pep has worn off.

jannar85
02-11-2003, 05:37 AM
Originally posted by scabb
I think there have been a couple of Zak 2 projects actually, but it's late and I'm too tired to do the research.

I know one was released, but in the German language only, which may or may not be good news to you. Have a look around, type it into google etc - I definitely downloaded it and it looked and ran like the original, with a nice update to the interface (like Monkey Island received when it was placed on a shiny disc).
It's being translated into several languages at the time being, or that's at least what I got knowledge of. The creator used backgrounds and sprites from Zak256...

Originally posted by scabb
I think "Alien Rockstars" was hosted by AdventureGamers.
Either that, or they just quit.
Yeah. It was.
I'm looking farward to it, even though, not so helpful crew... They won't share any secrets... :(

I hope there will be an original sequel of Zak though.
Man, I loved the game :)

scabb
02-11-2003, 10:54 AM
Originally posted by Alien426
But without some supportive and encouraging mails to keep you going it can get pretty agonizing to finish a project once the initial pep has worn off.

Yes, I suppose it does have it's disadvantages too.
Still, you could make a few posts in forums and maybe share a few details in chat rooms, and the encouragement would be there with LucasArts none the wiser.

Lemon Head
02-11-2003, 12:23 PM
word gets around far quicker than we might think, it sounds a little paranoid but LucasArts has had a big crackdown on fan games recently.

scabb
02-11-2003, 12:39 PM
Originally posted by Lemon Head
word gets around far quicker than we might think, it sounds a little paranoid but LucasArts has had a big crackdown on fan games recently.

Yes, I recall "Legends of Lechuck" and "Fate of Monkey Island 2" having their production halted a few years back, and then there's the whole ScummVM fiasco. I think LucasArts are calming down a bit now due to the backlash caused by their cease and desist letters. I know there were a few mentions of the cancelled games in PC Gamer, and even non-Lucas-fans wrote in complaining.

Lemon Head
02-11-2003, 01:30 PM
i'm not surprised, it was completely uncalled for in my opinion.

elTee
02-14-2003, 12:21 PM
They never stopped my MIE thing. I'm still slowly making that, as well.

Thrik
02-14-2003, 01:24 PM
Yay!