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04-12-2003, 01:46 PM
For about four years I've been replaying all of my Lucasarts adventure games, and I've been getting really board with them. I'm looking for some adventures from different companys. Can anybody make suggestions? The only Adventure games I have from different companys are The 7th Guest, Simon the Sorcerer 1 (Which I've given up trying to fix :( ), The Last Express, and the Longest Journey.

04-12-2003, 02:20 PM
Veil of Darkness is incredible.

I'd elaborate, but later.

04-12-2003, 07:45 PM
Whats the problem with simon? Maybe running it via ScummVM will fix things? :)

anyway back to the question at hand..
You haven't listed any games from revolution (http://www.revolution.co.uk) or sierra.

Try poke around adventuregamers (http://www.adventuregamers.com) and search lucasforums for similiar threads like this in the past...

04-13-2003, 04:54 AM
I liked Death Gate (http://www.legendent.com/games/deathgate.html), the Revolution games Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1+2, Legend Of Kyrandia: The Hand Of Fate (http://www.mobygames.com/game/sheet/gameId,871/)...

04-13-2003, 09:19 AM
And if that doesn't work, then AdventureSoft's patch (http://www.adventuresoft.com/dlsts.html) should help make Simon feel better. (Or look at the support page (http://www.adventuresoft.com/s_s1.php).

Anyway, STS 2 might be worth looking into. Oh, and DISCWORLD NOIR. It's one of the best games ever. :)

04-13-2003, 02:07 PM

04-13-2003, 04:01 PM
Flight of the Amazon Queen is really good.

The Adventurer
04-13-2003, 04:05 PM
Discworld Noir is one of the greatest Adventure Games ever.

Zork Grand Inquisitor is up there too.

Zork Nemesis if you don't mind dark moody Myst clones. But note it is the GREATEST Myst clone ever. Infact it eats Myst for breakfast with eggs and Sausage.

04-13-2003, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by Gabez
And if that doesn't work, then AdventureSoft's patch (http://www.adventuresoft.com/dlsts.html) should help make Simon feel better. (Or look at the support page (http://www.adventuresoft.com/s_s1.php).

Is the Patch for Windows 98?

04-13-2003, 05:17 PM
Any of the Space Quest seires by Sierra are great if you don't mind maybe dying sometimes.

04-13-2003, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by SamNMax
Is the Patch for Windows 98? "From here you can download the new game drivers for Simon the Sorcerer 1 (Windows 95 or 98). This patch fixes compatibility problems with Windows Me, 2000 and XP. If you have a different problem, see the support pages."

Er, so yeah I guess it is. It's definitely worth a try anyway.

04-16-2003, 02:49 PM
I reccomend Little Big Adventure 2, Toonstruck & Broken Sword.
(Strange no one has mentioned these 3 so far...)

04-16-2003, 06:57 PM
I can't play Twinsen's Odessy since I never played Reletless. I just got Broken Sword, and Toonstruck SUCKS!

Also, I would really like people to focus on my Simon problem (The patch didn't work). installed it and all, but when I typ "SIMON" in DOS mode, it says, "CDR101 NOT READY READING DRIVE D."
I think it's because I don't have enough space on my D drive. What can I do to get more space besides uninstalling other games?

04-17-2003, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by itsgood2slide
I reccomend Little Big Adventure 2, Toonstruck & Broken Sword.
(Strange no one has mentioned these 3 so far...)

Originally posted by me
...Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1+2, Legend Of...

04-17-2003, 08:01 AM
Originally posted by SamNMax
I think it's because I don't have enough space on my D drive. What can I do to get more space besides uninstalling other games?
Drive D is your CD drive, right?

a) you can't delete from it
b) be sure to load the DOS drivers when you access from DOS mode
Did you copy the original CD onto your hard disc?

Re-install the game or re-assign the drive letter to your CD-ROM in a configuration file.
NO, I downloaded the game:
You little ****er. Go buy the ****ing game.

04-17-2003, 11:56 AM
I just think the games f***ked up. When ever I reinstall it, and choose the drive I want it to run on, it says that NONE of the drive have enough MB for the game to run. That's not right, because I millions of free space von drive C. But when I hit "retry"
It just keeps on installing.

04-17-2003, 06:37 PM
Oh, how could I forget Little Big Adventure 2?? The all time joint best game ever!! I played it before I played LBA 1, which was a good thing cos LBA 1 wasn't particularly amazing, and is entirely isometric. I think the whole things an aquired taste though, I love that whole French madness scene - like the french movies, this game is slightly out of mainstream - but in a good way, non?

04-17-2003, 10:30 PM
i played the first LBA game whatever it was called here in the US... i liked it a lot... thats an adventure game?

anyway, even though I haven't played them yet I'd recommend the Broken Sword games and Beneath a Steel Sky among others... I really want to play them and they've come highly recommended from quite a lot of people, including most people in this thread :) I'm being redundant so its time to shut up.

04-17-2003, 10:36 PM
I'm gonna be even more redundant and say that you have to play the BS games to be considered "cool" and "of good taste". That is all. ¬

04-18-2003, 04:46 PM
Broken Sword 1 is about 4 or 5 times better than Broken Sword 2, and Broken Sword 2 is equally as good as Fate of Atlantis, and better than Day of the Tentacle, just nowhere near as funny.

LBA is an adventure - you have an inventory, and you have to solve puzzles. In that respect its like an RPG, but the fight system is better, so I class it as an adventure.

04-18-2003, 04:54 PM
Yeah, Broken Sword is great. And I just got the 11th Hour: The Sequal to the 7th Guest.

04-24-2003, 02:19 PM
I think the best non-LEC adventure is The Longest Journey, it has an incredible storyline...

04-24-2003, 08:57 PM
The Longest Journey.. almost the perfect adventure game. Almost. How I love that game, I cannot recommend it highly enough, really.

04-24-2003, 09:39 PM
I don't know. I felt after I played TLJ, there was something missing... A great game, but still...

04-27-2003, 10:13 AM
I've only tried the norwegian version of TLJ. Terrible voice acting. It's really awful. But the story was amazing. And all the dialogue was extremely well written. Ragnar Tørnquist is a talented writer. I hope the sequel will be just as great. And I'm gonna buy the English one this time. :D

04-27-2003, 03:30 PM
Broken Sword is good (both of them, although the first one doesn't work on my comp for some reason), and Discworld Noir is a great adventure game (the only one i know of where it has 3D characters but is controlled by a mouse, correct me if i'm wrong) and it's unique in the sense that it has great humour (provided by Pratchett himself) uses written down clues rather than inventory items in order to uncover a homicide situation which could ungulf the world (slightly cliche when i say it like that, but it is extremely unique)

Space quest is brilliant for humour purposes (Don't touch that, we don't know where you've been!) and has good gameplay elements. also there's kings quest which isn't the greatest adventure series in the world, but is okay for some.
Beneath a Steel Sky will always be one of my favorites (especially considering i can't find it but had it on my, get ready... Amiga, oh yes, 1200)

meh, try em.

04-30-2003, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
Discworld Noir (the only one i know of where it has 3D characters but is controlled by a mouse, correct me if i'm wrong)

Okay. The Longest Journey.

04-30-2003, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by Alien426
I liked Death Gate[/url [url=http://www.mobygames.com/game/sheet/gameId,871/]Legend Of Kyrandia: The Hand Of Fate (http://www.legendent.com/games/deathgate.html)...

Both were made along time ago, buddy. Games like these, I need to know where to buy.

04-30-2003, 08:19 PM
Where do you live? In the UK they are not too hard to find, my local toys r us sells some very old games, like prisoner of ice and normality. Also, there are second hand shops all over the place - 3 in Preston, so there must be lots in bigger cities. Some towns and cities have markets as well, on Preston market there are about 5 different games dealers. I've seen them all with some very good stuff, including boxed early LucasArts and Sierra.

If you live in the USA, what can I say. When I was in Florida I saw countless second hand games shops, not to mention all the flea markets with games stands.

There's always Ebay, of course.

05-01-2003, 05:38 AM
Here's the deal: There's an error with BS1 which means with harddrives over x amount it actually sees it as being too small. There are several solutions to be found on the net.

Try http://simplebrokensword.free.fr/xpbs1.html

I myself have found a way to get BS2 running under XP. I've posted the solution at http://www.revgames.com (in their Tech Support forums, won't be hard to find, I promise! :))

You DON'T have to play Broken Sword 1 to really appreciate BS2. In fact it'd probably be just as much fun playing them the other way around.

Also, since we're talking about Revolution, why not try Lure of the Temptress? It's now available for free on Revolution's website and will easily work with Windows -- hurrah!

~ John

05-01-2003, 06:31 AM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
Beneath a Steel Sky will always be one of my favorites (especially considering i can't find it...

I got it boxed for 5 bucks.

05-01-2003, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by SamNMax
Okay. The Longest Journey.

sorry, but i've only ever heard of this game and hte fact that it's really good, but i never got a hold of and and played it so i don't know too much about it.

06-09-2003, 08:54 AM
There are lots of good games out there and here are couple of them not in any specific order:

The Longest journey
Syberia(a bit short, but looks like it was clearly made to be part of longer series as end leaves everything open AND they have promised to make a sequal)
Beneath a Steel Sky
Broken Sword series(third one coming out later this year)
Gabriel Knight series(weird that nobody mentioned this)

Then there are couple games you already mentioned and which I still haven't had a chance to play: The Last Express and Toonstruck. As a matter of fact, I HAVE latter one, BUT thanks to Windows XP I can't seem to find a way to play Dos game like this. Have tried everything from Windows 95-98 compatibility emulation to installing old Scitech Display Doctor and playing with its vesa enabling drivers, but only way to make it run was using VESA 2.0 patch for Windows NT/2000/XP (http://www.advsys.net/ken/build.htm) and even with it, I couldn't go beyond 320x200. At least not without editing game's cfg file and getting black stripe that fills most of the screen. I only hope someone makes ScummVM like program for these kind of games... :(

06-09-2003, 02:51 PM
Yep, thanks you XP (and my crappy computer not allowing me ATI settings) I can't play Toonstruck anymore either, but despite what others say, it's a good game (at least in my opinion, others have other opinions) and Christpher Lloyd is the best.

I got The Longest Journey the other day and I got it the cheap way too (you know, amazon :D what did you think?). But hey, guess what, doesn't work. Why? XP, and it even said that because of XP it may not work, but it'll try anyway, but nope, it didn't work. So what am I to do. Simple, get a bigger HD, partition it and install 98 as well, just to play old games (man do I miss DOTT). Of course that costs money and I'm saving up for a Wacomb tablet so...

06-10-2003, 04:58 PM
Hey! I finnally got Simon working! The wierd part was I did it with no patch, and on XP :eek:

06-10-2003, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by GendoTheGreat
I got it boxed for 5 bucks.