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Old 07-13-2009, 11:22 AM   #161
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They do seem a bit excessive. Furthermore, they're even higher than TMI's requirements, I can't imagine what this remake is doing with all that computing power.
Here's the TOMI system requirements...
Operating system: Windows XP / Vista
Processor: 2.0 GHz + (3 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent rec.)
Memory: 512MB (1GB rec.) Sound: DirectX 8.1 sound device
Video: 64MB DirectX 8.1-compliant video card (128MB rec.)
DirectX®: Version 9.0c or better

It's actually higher or the same, in most cases (except for the gfx card, but TT recommend 128MB). Surprising they're so close, I guess, but they're pretty low specs, aren't they? The processors and RAM amount mentioned are really old... aren't they?

They might just be playing it safe?

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Old 07-13-2009, 12:12 PM   #162
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They are pretty low for a new game, but I honestly can't see what MI:SE does that couldn't be done by something as basic as a low end laptop or even a netbook. I mean, other than the higher resolution and the two graphics modes what does it do that CMI didn't?
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:36 PM   #163
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I bet its to handle all of Guybrush's new hair.
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:37 PM   #164
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:59 PM   #165
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So, for save I installed Steam on my other PC before tomorrow!
Let´s see what the others do! I don´t want to be bound on Steam in order to play SOMI!

Hey guys tomorrow! tomorrow! tomorrow!
But this time BEST release ever. Do it for Thunderpeel LucasArts.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:27 PM   #166
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Let's see if I can rack up enough points on Points2Shop (Clicky) to get a 1200 Microsoft Points card... I'm so close

Can't wait to play it
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:27 PM   #167
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:50 AM   #168
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**** this, it doesn't look like it's going to be released until 1200 CST.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:00 AM   #169
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Everyone keep in mind that with a click of the button (so they say) you can switch to the classic version (including graphics) of the game...so if it's a big deal...then play the classic version.
Ya I am fine with this. It might be a little wierd and new but still. If you dont like it than play it classic.


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Old 07-15-2009, 05:17 AM   #170
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Very excited about the new release today! Can't wait!
I wrote up a little post about why Monkey Island is so enduring - let me know what you think!
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:16 AM   #171
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Having just tried the 360 demo my first impressions are that some of it just seems almost amateurish for a lack of a better word. The way Guybrush is drawn also seems a bit amateurish. The way his arms are when facing the player for one thing. He's also so very tiny on the screen I think.
The old art version also moves jerkier than the dos vga version for some reason as well.
Please let somebody make the voices work with the old art for the pc version quickly!

Keep in mind tough that this is just my first impressions after a few minutes of play. I might end up liking it.

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Old 07-15-2009, 07:12 AM   #172
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Getting the download right now on the 360 in the UK. Been waiting all morning for it! Woo! Back soons


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Old 07-15-2009, 07:55 AM   #173
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Silvor: I think we knew already that the new artwork was a bit iffy, but more importantly how is the voice acting? I expect Guybrush to be as good as ever but what about the rest of the cast?
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:59 AM   #174
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From the little I played the voices sounded fine. They're using established voice actors so I don't think there's anything to worry about.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:45 AM   #175
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Still no sign of other distribution channels for PC than Steam? Pity...
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:15 AM   #176
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Does anyone know of any other way to download this game other then Steam? I'm not a fan of only being able to play it through that program and not separate.

I was secretly hoping that LucasArts would offer it through their website, but it doesn’t look like it will happen. As Rapp said above "Pity"
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:31 PM   #177
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Stupid question. What are those Steam points? Yes the price but must I play anything to have it??

****! When comes the PC version and when without Steam??
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:00 PM   #178
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Well, it seems that Monkey Island SE is now available on Steam but I'm not going to buy it until LucasArts can confirm what other digital distribution methods they are going to use?
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:07 PM   #179
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I hope they´ve Paypal, too. And I hope it´s quick (the site)
If I know for sure there´s going to be a DVD version I´ll buy it from Steam. And hell I´ll spend money again for the DVD version!!!
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:14 PM   #180
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Well, it seems that Monkey Island SE is now available on Steam but I'm not going to buy it until LucasArts can confirm what other digital distribution methods they are going to use?
Which digital distribution channel are you hoping for? I doubt it can do better than Steam.

ImpulseDriven is good, but not as friendly and easy to use as Steam.
Direct2Drive people are just evil.
GamersGate is plagued with technical issues, not to mention unsecure login.
GoG is great but no DRM. LEC wouldn't go for that.
DigitalRiver even evil-er than Direct2Drive.
ManifestoGames went out of business.
Adventure-shop... never tried it
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:17 PM   #181
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Which digital distribution channel are you hoping for? I doubt it can do better than Steam.

ImpulseDriven is good, but not as friendly and easy to use as Steam.
Direct2Drive people are just evil.
GamersGate is plagued with technical issues, not to mention unsecure login.
GoG is great but no DRM. LEC wouldn't go for that.
DigitalRiver even evil-er than Direct2Drive.
ManifestoGames went out of business.
Adventure-shop... never tried it
Honestly, I just want to download the game as a seperate entity. I want the option of being able to take the game anywhere and not load up Steam. If there is no such option and Steam is only way I will gladly buy it but not until I know.

*EDIT*

Alright, LucasArts is carrying the game on Direct2Drive. Does anyone know more? Is it similar to Steam? Any chance of a seperate download?

Thanks
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:19 PM   #182
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Well, Direct2Drive seems to be confirmed.

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Old 07-15-2009, 01:50 PM   #183
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hmm, Direct2Drive is only for US and Canada for Monkey Island.
from the D2D site:
"This product is only available for purchase in the United States and Canada."
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:58 PM   #184
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I'm still trying to figure out what exactly Direct2Drive is? Is it similar to Steam? Or can you download each game as a separate enity?
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:25 PM   #185
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I'm still trying to figure out what exactly Direct2Drive is? Is it similar to Steam? Or can you download each game as a separate enity?
You download stand-alone games, but sometimes they're not compatible with expansions and patches/updates that aren't from the D2D site, so you'll often have to rely on D2D for those things. Also, like Jeroen said, they have region restrictions - most games are actually not available for download in Europe.

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Old 07-15-2009, 02:30 PM   #186
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Just found this:
http://support.direct2drive.com/ics/...sp?deptID=3091

Says everything that Haggis said and some more ;-)
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:32 PM   #187
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****ing crap! Help!! I klicked on install but Steam doesn´t make feedback??

What´s the ****ing matter there??
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:33 PM   #188
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You download stand-alone games, but sometimes they're not compatible with expansions and patches/updates that aren't from the D2D site, so you'll often have to rely on D2D for those things. Also, like Jeroen said, they have region restrictions - most games are actually not available for download in Europe.
Not a problem for this Canadian.

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http://support.direct2drive.com/ics/...sp?deptID=3091

Says everything that Haggis said and some more ;-)
THANK YOU! Well, It looks like I'm downloading from Direct2Download.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:00 PM   #189
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****ing crap! Help!! I klicked on install but Steam doesn´t make feedback??

What´s the ****ing matter there??
Try restarting steam. I noticed that when I purchase games using older version of steam client, I have to restart and update steam for the newly purchased games to show up on my list.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:04 PM   #190
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Yeah!! Didn´t count. But the download took ca over 20 Min!
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:34 PM   #191
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:50 PM   #192
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My first impression of the pc version is that it just seems sloppier than the 360 version.
We don't even get the Guybrush digging up the Lucasarts logo opening.
You can't remap any controls either.
And people without widescreen monitors say hello to huge black bars on the top and bottom of the screen.

There's actually some ambient sounds in classic mode on the docks outside the Scumm bar. Unfortunately the Classic mode is super full screen unlike the dos version. Which makes it a bit blockier than the dos version.

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Old 07-15-2009, 04:31 PM   #193
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My first impression of the pc version is that it just seems sloppier than the 360 version.
We don't even get the Guybrush digging up the Lucasarts logo opening.
You can't remap any controls either.
And people without widescreen monitors say hello to huge black bars on the top and bottom of the screen.

There's actually some ambient sounds in classic mode on the docks outside the Scumm bar. Unfortunately the Classic mode is super full screen unlike the dos version. Which makes it a bit blockier than the dos version.
So you would recommend the XBLA version?
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:35 PM   #194
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So you would recommend the XBLA version?
Not sure about that one.
Only played it for a few mins on the 360 you see.
Dissapointing about the pc version being a little sloppy tough.
Great game nontheless, great voices
EDIT
darn, seems the game is a little buggy. Was in the voodoo lady's place and switched to old art and went out to the street again and the voodoo music just kept on playing.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:16 PM   #195
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I bet the option to have new sound with old graphics isn't in? if so, then it needs to be hacked.

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Old 07-15-2009, 05:41 PM   #196
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How big is it?!? It's been downloading for three hours!!! (At ~120kpbs)

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So, I must end!! Good.
But sometimes the graphics look very low-budget!!
It´s like a new game! But it´s 19 years old. But with the new graphics, sound and VOICE.

I laughed very much. I liked when the pirate (the 3 with the rat) beat the other pirate. With the new sounds.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:51 PM   #198
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How big is it?!? It's been downloading for three hours!!! (At ~120kpbs)
Holy crap! So, how bit is it? Seeming unnecessarily large (and with unnecissarily high requirements) right now...
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:53 PM   #199
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It's over 2 gig on Steam... wtf?! But someone said it only took 20 mins to download on the XBox?? What's going on?

Maybe there's a lot of bonus stuff? Maybe it's higher res than 1080p on Steam? It's hard to believe it's bigger than CMI... wowzas. At this rate MI2 would need a whole new HD!

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Old 07-15-2009, 06:05 PM   #200
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I´ve no X-Box! I hate consoles.
My PC version took that long. But very fast. hrhr Ha, Steam said ca. 1 h and 12 min. Hrhr, it took 20-30 min for me!

I couldn´t hold! I must downloaded it from Steam! I knew it! Good thing I installed it on my other PC yesterday. It´s not that bad. I mean if ya want to play with ScummVm ya must start another programm (ScummVm) like Steam.

It´s 19 years old. Everyone on the earth could play it since than, but the SE seems like another game. Although I played it last weekend and almost EVERY weekend.


Edit: If I play ScummVm I can save the game in the sword fights. And load with everytime another insult. That´s good and it took not so long! But now I can´t make this.
It took too long. So, now I hate the sword fighting!! Sorry, but it´s still great and legendary.
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