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Title: eposadic (sp)
Post by: The Hero on June 26, 2010, 03:10:11 PM
Hey guys, it's the hero. I haven't been active here in years although I was aware of the situation and sent emails to Activison daily. Anyway, I was wondering 2 things:

1. Are there any strings attached to this new agreement or did the company agree to the previous agreement?
2. It won't take 10 years per chapter, will it?


KITTY EDIT: edited for spelling :cat:
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: dark-daventry on June 26, 2010, 05:58:40 PM
hey guys its the hero i havnt been active here in years although i was aware of the situation and sent emails to actavison daily anyway i was wondering 2 things 1. are there any strings attched to this new agreement or  did the company agree to the privous agreement
2. it wont take 10 years per chapter will it


To my knowledge, there are no strings attached, but I am not the one with all of the information. And no, it won't take ten years for each chapter. That I can assure you of.
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: Rockabore on June 26, 2010, 06:17:45 PM
That is awesome to hear. I was a little worried that Activision would have tried to sell it as their own product but it's fantastic that they are allowing it to be released for free to anyone who wants it.
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: John on June 26, 2010, 08:22:36 PM
Does this mean we will see chapters 4 through 9 also or just chapters 1,2,3?

 
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: waltzdancing on June 26, 2010, 08:33:44 PM
Right now it is just chapters 1 and 2  broken down into 5 episodes.
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: Haids1987 on June 26, 2010, 08:46:21 PM
Sweeeeeeet!
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: TheReturnofDMD on June 26, 2010, 09:32:50 PM
Right now it is just chapters 1 and 2  broken down into 5 episodes.

Could that change in the future?

Didn't we already play most of Chapter 1 in the Demo?
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: Rosella on June 26, 2010, 10:17:44 PM
No, I think it was said somewhere that the demo was approximately 5% of chapter 1.
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: TheReturnofDMD on June 26, 2010, 10:26:59 PM
No, I think it was said somewhere that the demo was approximately 5% of chapter 1.

I read a thread, I'll quote it, a Q&A for the Demo wherein it's stated that the Demo is roughly half of Part 1, but only like 9% of Shadows overall:

http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=4737.msg182222#msg182222

''1. What is the "TSL Public Demo RC1"?

The Silver Lining Public Demo is publicly available section of The Silver Lining - Part One: Shadows.  Shadows represents the first three chapters of The Silver Lining, and Public Demo RC1 is roughly half the size of Chapter 1.  This demo is also the same one sent to Vivendi Games back in November 2005, which played a major role in VG granting us legal permission to continue development after our shutdown.


2. How much of Shadows does the TSL Public Demo represent?

Chapter one is 34 pages
Chapter two is 175 pages
Chapter three is 170 pages

Total: 379

So plot-wise, Chapter 1 makes up about 9% of Shadows, and since the demo is about half the size of Chapter 1, it represents 4.5%.''
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: Lazarus on June 27, 2010, 01:03:20 AM
Right now it is just chapters 1 and 2  broken down into 5 episodes.
It is 5 episodes per chapter?  :)
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: Tage7 on June 27, 2010, 01:15:32 AM
It is 5 episodes per chapter?  :)
Chapter 1 and 2 of the script split into 5 playable chapters overall, I believe.
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: Cez on June 27, 2010, 03:12:20 AM
You'll read more of this in upcoming interviews, but we have set the stage so that we may tell a full story. It won't be what we originally promised, but then again, that was too ambitious. But it will allow us to tell the full condensed story and it's all feeling a lot tighter and better.

Don't worry, you'll be enjoying the upcoming episodes a lot. I promise you that.
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: Cez on June 27, 2010, 03:33:12 AM
And regarding the time per episode, we don't know exactly what will that be, but we are shooting at 1-3 months between episodes. They are all about 90% complete, and we'll release them when we feel they are good enough for you to fully enjoy them.

This time, however, we'll keep you fully informed of what's going on. There won't be long hiatus without any news anymore, and we'll give you enough information between episodes. So, it'll be a fun ride.

We are ready.
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: daventry on June 27, 2010, 04:15:00 AM
Please dont do what TellTale Games did with their 6 Chapters (i think) of Monkey Island, they made all the Chapters Awsome Games, but they finished the Last Episode Extremly Rushed as if the Creators got Bored and just wanted to get it Over with.  ???

Do TSL and finish the Last Chapter that will satisfy our Questions throughout the Series and make us Love KQ All Over Again, i still dont get Monkey Island from TellTale  ::)
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: Kimmie on June 27, 2010, 04:25:35 AM
I very much doubt that with all the hard work the team have put in that they would rush anything Daventry! They love the games as much as us fans!  :)
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: daventry on June 27, 2010, 04:38:10 AM
Tell that to the TellTale Games Website  :P

I see on there Site a New Chapter is Announced, so it looks like they arent done with Monkey Island yet   ;D
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: Lazarus on June 27, 2010, 05:02:43 AM
You'll read more of this in upcoming interviews, but we have set the stage so that we may tell a full story. It won't be what we originally promised, but then again, that was too ambitious. But it will allow us to tell the full condensed story and it's all feeling a lot tighter and better.

Don't worry, you'll be enjoying the upcoming episodes a lot. I promise you that.

Awesome! Personally I don't really care if it's 2 chapters or 9 or 100+ chapters, as long as the story is self-contained with a clear ending in the last episode I'm sure it will be fantastic! :)
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: daventry on June 27, 2010, 05:17:18 AM
I hope like Tell Tale Games, TSL will release Chapters Each Month, i could only Dream  :suffer: :suffer: :suffer:
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: darthkiwi on June 27, 2010, 05:44:09 AM
Quote
we have set the stage so that we may tell a full story. It won't be what we originally promised, but then again, that was too ambitious. But it will allow us to tell the full condensed story and it's all feeling a lot tighter and better.

Ah, so am I right in thinking that although the five episodes do not include all of what was originally planned for TSL, they do tell the complete story of the game, and episode five will actually be the end of the KQ story as you envisage it?

EDIT: Just read this on another thread:

http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=8543.0
(quoted from Cesar's post)

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As I said in a different thread, the story has been condensed and the most important points of the story have been brought over to episodes 1-5. You will get a full story by the time we are done with what we have in plan. We are now able to tell a full story as opposed to before, where it wasn't feasible to create the rest of the episodes within the same structure.
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: koko_99_2001 on June 27, 2010, 05:51:03 AM
I hope like Tell Tale Games, TSL will release Chapters Each Month, i could only Dream  :suffer: :suffer: :suffer:

And regarding the time per episode, we don't know exactly what will that be, but we are shooting at 1-3 months between episodes. They are all about 90% complete, and we'll release them when we feel they are good enough for you to fully enjoy them.

Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: Haids1987 on June 27, 2010, 12:01:36 PM
And regarding the time per episode, we don't know exactly what will that be, but we are shooting at 1-3 months between episodes. They are all about 90% complete, and we'll release them when we feel they are good enough for you to fully enjoy them.
Cat, I love you.  :sweetheart:
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: John on June 27, 2010, 04:51:39 PM
Any idea how big the file sizes will be for each episode?
Whatever it is at least i have flashget 3 download manager in case i get interrupted.

Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: Cez on June 27, 2010, 07:55:03 PM
Ep1 is 375 mbs
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: The Hero on June 28, 2010, 06:54:34 AM
soo 2  chapters 5 eps each chapter. I know you guys wanna start your own games but you fought so long and worked so hard the story can't end in 2 chapters :(

KITTY EDIT: edited for spelling :cat:
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: KatieHal on June 28, 2010, 07:41:37 AM
You'll be getting a full story, The Hero. Also, it's not 5 episodes per chapter--the same material that once made up 2 chapters has been divided up in a new way to instead make 5 episodes. As Cesar said, we added and adjusted the longer storyline to fit it into this package instead, we wanted to make sure that everyone got a complete and satisfying story and game. :)
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: The Hero on June 28, 2010, 09:45:40 AM
sooooo will each ep give us many hours of play
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: waltzdancing on June 28, 2010, 09:49:59 AM
Just by seeing the beta build. I will tell you that it is fun and you will never get bored.  :suffer:
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: I_am_so_nifty on June 28, 2010, 09:50:10 AM
sooooo will each ep give us many hours of play

Your answer can be found in this quote, taken from this thread (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=8530.20).

Episode 1 is indeed a shorter episode than the rest, but it's a great episode and it sets the stage for what's to come. I played through episode 2 last week and it's about 3 to 5 hours long, depending on the player. The rest of the episodes also fall in the same category of 3 to 5 hours long. All together, it should be a 12 -15 hours experience, or more, depending on how you play it. I'd say the size is a bit longer than King's Quest 6 altogether.

One big difference between King's Quest 6 and The Silver Lining, however, is that The Silver Lining has about 1 hour of cutscenes spread through the 5 episodes, between the fully rendered and the in-game cutscenes. So, expect a very balanced cinematic experience.
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: The Hero on June 28, 2010, 09:53:09 AM
 so 3-5 for most eps so dows that mean 1-2 for ep 1
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: I_am_so_nifty on June 28, 2010, 10:00:27 AM
so 3-5 for most eps so dows that mean 1-2 for ep 1

I dunno. It might be more like 2-2 1/2. But yeah, it's apparently shorter.
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: koko_99_2001 on June 28, 2010, 11:37:36 AM
Yes, the first episode is shorter. It really depends how long it takes you to find a couple things. I believe Waltz' sister had quite a bit of trouble with one thing...

Waltz, did she ever find what she was looking for?? :P
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: waltzdancing on June 28, 2010, 11:38:54 AM
Nope. She had to leave for basic training, still wondering.
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: koko_99_2001 on June 28, 2010, 11:39:39 AM
lol! Too funny :)
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: snabbott on June 28, 2010, 11:41:04 AM
As Cesar said, we added and adjusted the longer storyline to fit it into this package instead, we wanted to make sure that everyone got a complete and satisfying story and game. :)
I had noticed they were adding new material, but I didn't know why. (See, even the beta testers don't know everything!) Do you think we'll ever get to see the full original script, or are you saving that "just in case"?

The gameplay for episode 1 is similar to the RC1 demo (as was mentioned I don't remember when), but there's a LOT of new material. It raises a lot of questions - I can't wait to see the speculation!
Title: Re: eposadic (sp)
Post by: The Hero on June 28, 2010, 12:13:05 PM
One more question, at the end, will there be a way to join the downloads into one large game? Also a friend of mine on linux is wondering if it can run easy via wine.



KITTY EDIT: edited for spelling :cat: