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Rosejun62
04-06-2003, 09:58 PM
Hey guys! :)

Now that the PC version of "The Emperor's Tomb" is out, will there be a demo for it?

I checked the official site and there is no mention of a demo.

Does anyone know if Lucasarts is going to release a demo for this game? If there is going to be a demo, when will it be released?

Thank you for any info! :)

Mex
04-07-2003, 11:58 AM
Hopefully they will release a demo soon, I bet they will because it will give players a chance to try it out to see if they like it, it means: Demo : More money. :)

Gabrobot
04-11-2003, 09:33 PM
Yup, yup. Lucasarts just released a demo, get it here (http://www.lucasarts.com/products/indiana/supplies.html) ! :)

joesdomain
04-12-2003, 01:15 AM
I really don't care for a demo of the PC version. I am waiting on the Playstation 2 version in May, 2003. I don't have a X-box so I don't play X-box games.

sheared
04-12-2003, 09:15 AM
Just downloaded the demo. Great graphics and sound, but TERRIBLE controls. Needless to say, it did not inspire me to go out and purchase the game.

I can not believe developers can spend that much time making a game and think THAT was a good control system. Just thinking about how easy Jedi Knight:Outcast was to control (and it was mostly 3rd person if you played it the way they wanted you to) and then even attempting to play Indy makes you just shake your head in complete disgust.

What a waste of a wonderful gaming license. There is so much potential to be had in the world of Indiana Jones...

Hellfire Jedi
04-12-2003, 09:25 AM
Wow, your mind is ****ed up. Wow....
The controls are FINE, try freaking RESETING THEM to YOUR likings. DUH

Bob Gnarly
04-12-2003, 10:34 AM
Originally posted by joesdomain
I really don't care for a demo of the PC version. I am waiting on the Playstation 2 version in May, 2003. I don't have a X-box so I don't play X-box games.

yeah im waiting for the PS2 version

Gabrobot
04-12-2003, 11:26 AM
The people who think the controls are bad should go play Jedi Power Battles...those controls are a bit clumsy!

edlib
04-12-2003, 12:45 PM
It's much more fun once you use a gamepad controller instead of the keyboard controls. It took me a while to configure the gamepad just right, but once I did the game really started to get fun.

I'm using a Logitech pad.

Gabrobot
04-12-2003, 01:40 PM
Oh I just thought of something, people did realize that you can use the mouse to control the camera, right?

Hellfire Jedi
04-12-2003, 02:34 PM
Yes.:rolleyes:

Mex
04-12-2003, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by Gabrobot
Yup, yup. Lucasarts just released a demo, get it here (http://www.lucasarts.com/products/indiana/supplies.html) ! :)

See? They listen to the almighty powerful words of me. :D

joesdomain
04-12-2003, 08:05 PM
I probably won't download the PC demo. I intend on buying the Playstation 2 version next month whenever Lucasarts announces the exact day it is coming out.

Rosejun62
04-12-2003, 11:53 PM
Gabrobot: Thank you for the link to the PC demo!

:D

Gabrobot
04-13-2003, 12:42 AM
*Bows*


To Hellfire Jedi: Sorry, I just wasn't sure about some of the people around here... ;)

Hellfire Jedi
04-13-2003, 07:35 AM
:p

Skinkie
04-14-2003, 10:11 PM
When I went to download it, it asked for my e-mail address, is that cause it wants top send it there, cause I just wanna download it straight off a site, my e-mail would probably explode from something that big.

Gabrobot
04-15-2003, 01:26 AM
3DGamers (http://www.3dgamers.com/games/indyemperorstomb/#filelist) has it...they're pretty good.

joesdomain
04-15-2003, 01:48 AM
I wonder when the Playstation 2 version of Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb will be released in May? They never posted an exact date on Lucasarts.com

Rosejun62
04-15-2003, 10:34 PM
Hey Skinkie,

You don't have to put in your email address. You can type in whatever they ask you to type in to refuse. After that, the site will start downloading the demo to your computer. (That's just Gigex asking for your email to send you offers about downloads.)

:)


Originally posted by Skinkie
When I went to download it, it asked for my e-mail address, is that cause it wants top send it there, cause I just wanna download it straight off a site, my e-mail would probably explode from something that big.

Skinkie
04-15-2003, 10:53 PM
Thanks guys, I'm gonna have to check that out sometime, until I can gather enough funds to purchase the full thing that is....

sheared
04-19-2003, 08:48 AM
Originally posted by Hellfire Jedi
Wow, your mind is ****ed up. Wow....
The controls are FINE, try freaking RESETING THEM to YOUR likings. DUH

Nope. Take a look at the reviews here. (http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/22228.asp) The con's in almost ever one of them? The controls. Using the mouse camera view to control which direction you are going to move (but not actually perform an action in that direction until you "move" that way) is poor. I found myself "turning" towards something I was supposed to fight only to find Indy slapping off punches in another direction. It wasn't until I "moved" him in the direction I wanted to go that he would actually punch that direction.

Maybe there is a way around that. If so, it should be the default - they shouldn't make you hunt for it. Otherwise, I stick by the original comment - Jedi Knight II provides a perfect blueprint for how a 3rd person game control should work. Instead, it looks like they (as many other LucasArts games have recently been doing) made a console game and then gave PC users a poor port of it. Console ports to the PC always have crappy control schemes.

Gabrobot
04-23-2003, 03:11 AM
You can tap shift to have Indy face the closest enemy, or you can press alt to walk instead of running.

Also, a patch (http://www.3dgamers.com/games/indyemperorstomb/#filelist) was just released.