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Title: Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 13, 2004, 06:48:43 PM
Just have a question about Tierra.  What exactly is it, and does anyone have a link for it?

I think I'm downloading the right thing (KQ2 remake), but for the past two days the site hasn't been working to finish the download.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Yonkey on March 13, 2004, 06:57:37 PM
Tierra (now AGD Interactive) is an adventure game development group.  Their website is http://www.agdinteractive.com/  :)
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Storm on March 13, 2004, 07:00:45 PM
Tierra is the former name of AGD Interactive, a team of adventure fans devoted to remaking adventure games. They already remade KQ1 and KQ2+, and are now working on a QFG2 remake  8)

Their site is www.agdinteractive.com
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Storm on March 13, 2004, 07:02:33 PM
Darn, Yonkey beat me to it :(
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 13, 2004, 07:03:38 PM
Okay, so I do have the right site. It's not downloading though with Getright.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 13, 2004, 07:05:25 PM
Figures, as soon as I type that it decides it wants to start working again... lol
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Say on March 14, 2004, 12:59:59 AM
lol, yeah that happens to me a lot :P
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 14, 2004, 02:33:09 PM
I hate Dial-up... lol Half an hour to go on just the game itself, not counting audio.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: copycat on March 14, 2004, 02:36:08 PM
I hate Dial-up... lol Half an hour to go on just the game itself, not counting audio.
Can't you get any form of DSL-light?
BTW, not to boast but, CABLE RULES! ;D
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 14, 2004, 03:07:56 PM
I know Cable rocks, I want it. :(

Time to start on the speech pack. 2 hours.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Say on March 14, 2004, 04:05:10 PM
I feel like dying when my cable goes down :P (it has happened like... 2 times since I have it and its been cuz I forget to pay :P)
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Oldbushie on March 14, 2004, 07:39:13 PM
Our cable just blinks off and on for no particular reason sometimes, it just kinda stops receiving for a little while for some strange reason. :P
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 14, 2004, 09:03:53 PM
I'm playing the KQ2 remake, and I'm trying to find the second stone.  I know I need to make the second skull work, but what do I need to find to make it work?
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: B'rrr on March 15, 2004, 12:37:54 AM
you need the birth gem (which you already got) and the mallet... which you most likely have found already because it's in an obvious place (not for a mallet but for items it is... in a KQ game)
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 15, 2004, 04:23:21 PM
I had it all figured out when I got home from school today. ;)

Pretty good so far, seems more morbid though than the original. lol
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 15, 2004, 08:55:37 PM
I just finished, and I have mixed feelings.  Very nice graphics, but I think Tierra (or whatever it's called now :P) tried to overcomplicate the plot.  There were some new elements that were nice, but once you got to the castle and the Brotherhood, it just started getting strange.  Why did the stake and mallet just disappear at random?  How did Lavidia get younger and Anastasia become older?  Who was the person who looked like Graham but was dealt with?  

Some of the puzzles were odd too at the end? Like with the pin, or the bridge too.  The bridge really buggged me. lol
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: FataliOmega on March 15, 2004, 09:04:55 PM
yeah... the poison blow pipe puzzle needed to be a little clearer. I didnt know Id have time to pick something up when I was cornered by werewolves... plus the reed didnt look like it was a real object. And, Anastasia becoming a vampire is a good thing? Sorry, but whenever I think of vampires I think of QfG4 or Forever Knight. Vampires dont HAVE to be bad... but it certainly isnt a good thing.

All around though, I really appreciated what they did to beef up the plot. Plus it made it longer.  ;)
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 15, 2004, 09:18:32 PM
I don't know if I want to see just yet what they have done to KQ1. :P

Anyone know if they are planning to remake KQ3?
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Oldbushie on March 15, 2004, 09:21:21 PM
They might, but it is still up in the air.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: B'rrr on March 16, 2004, 12:50:54 AM
I don't know if I want to see just yet what they have done to KQ1. :P
I didn't think that KQ1 was that different (though I can't really recall the original)

Anyone know if they are planning to remake KQ3?
they want to finish QfG2 first... there hasn't been made any plans (public) of what they are going to do next
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: copycat on March 16, 2004, 02:51:33 PM
I didn't think that KQ1 was that different (though I can't really recall the original)
KQ1 was a complete copy of KQ1, storywise. I think that was a test-case to see how good they could duplicate KQ.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 17, 2004, 06:44:08 PM
Okay, so I see no point in downloading KQ1 then. :p  I do hope though that they remake KQ3. I'm curious to see how they could do it. :)
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: etgadsby on March 17, 2004, 07:29:14 PM
I really enjoyed KQII+ but I thought some of the art in the cut scenes was a little odd. Don’t get me wrong but it seemed to be stuff from KQ V and VI retooled sometimes with odd results. All told an awesome accomplishment and that’s my only gripe…  8)
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: etgadsby on March 17, 2004, 07:34:53 PM
Ok, I hate to double post but I thought I should chime in on the dial-up/dsl/cable discussion. At least where I am Cable (via Comcast) is horrible for a hundred thousand reasons! Speakeasy does the best DSL… www.speakeasy.net… go there get happy…

Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 17, 2004, 07:39:03 PM
I really enjoyed KQII+ but I thought some of the art in the cut scenes was a little odd. Don’t get me wrong but it seemed to be stuff from KQ V and VI retooled sometimes with odd results. All told an awesome accomplishment and that’s my only gripe…  8)

Like what exactly?
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: etgadsby on March 17, 2004, 08:31:09 PM
Donno, everything I see Graham I get an odd feeling I’ve seen it before… I may be mistaken… whenever I see him with the crown on the perspective doesn’t seem right.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 17, 2004, 08:36:45 PM
Hmmm.

I noticed a lot of things were stolen from KQV.  The wolves, the librarian, the cloak, and still a few other things.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Storm on March 19, 2004, 08:37:56 PM
I think she meant the actual sprites were taken from KQ5... and I must agree. Why bother draw your own when you can make a few alterations to the existing art?  ::)
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: DragonSlyr on March 19, 2004, 08:46:56 PM
 When I played KQ2VGA I felt like it had QFG4 style...
and celli..soem of those questions you had related to the whole series...have you played the whole series?
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 19, 2004, 09:44:02 PM
I had to go back and reread my questions. My questions were things specific to things that Tierra added to the game, and unrelated to the rest of the series (which yes, I have played all of ;)).
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 26, 2004, 12:20:48 PM
It was good, but this is just me; I found the entire "The Father" thing to be out there, even from KQ.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: copycat on March 26, 2004, 03:38:33 PM
It was good, but this is just me; I found the entire "The Father" thing to be out there, even from KQ.
Why can't you have a baddie in KQ?
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Celli on March 26, 2004, 03:53:35 PM
I meant the concept behind The Father was out there. A supreme being that is behind everything that has happened, and wants the crown seems strange to be. Alhazred, Mannanan, and the other original KQ baddies were good. Just not Tierra's The Father. :P
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: copycat on March 26, 2004, 04:31:28 PM
I meant the concept behind The Father was out there. A supreme being that is behind everything that has happened, and wants the crown seems strange to be. Alhazred, Mannanan, and the other original KQ baddies were good. Just not Tierra's The Father. :P
Well, Alhazred and Mannanen are part of the BCS, and The Father is the head of the BCS, so I don't see any problems there. What's up with that crown, I don't know either, but apparently it's important to the BCS.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Storm on March 26, 2004, 05:41:18 PM
I think what Celli meant was, that none of the other KQs had the baddies all tied up together like that. Sure, there were some relations out there but nothing as pronounced... the BCS exists far more in the imagination of the fans than in the actual games, and KQ2+ is the perfect example for it  ;)
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: dew7 on April 07, 2004, 10:36:18 AM
   When do you think the new QFG will come out?  I am really looking forward to playing it.  There is such a lack of good games out in the computer stores these days.  I appreciate Tierra and the makers of KQIX for keeping the adventure games alive.  Thank you very much and keep up the great work  !!!
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Say on April 07, 2004, 06:42:41 PM
aww thanks ;-D
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: copycat on April 08, 2004, 02:28:28 PM
There is such a lack of good games out in the computer stores these days.
You don't like Syberia2 and Broken Sword 3 (and Runwaway, and Black Mirror) ???
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Storm on April 08, 2004, 05:34:04 PM
  When do you think the new QFG will come out?  I am really looking forward to playing it.  There is such a lack of good games out in the computer stores these days.

I think AGDI will release the QFG2 remake sometime this year or the next... probably before KQ9 sees the light of day ;)
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Erpy on April 13, 2004, 04:55:59 AM
Quote
I think she meant the actual sprites were taken from KQ5... and I must agree. Why bother draw your own when you can make a few alterations to the existing art?

Yeah, several graphical elements originally came from games like KQ5. (which is probably the reason for your deja vu feeling) It's mostly the result of one person doing both the biggest part of the animations, lots of backgrounds and the entire job of scripting. There's people who are very vocal in their criticism on this issue, but I personally decided to just cut AGD2 some slack until I'm in a suitable position to criticise him. (i.e: as soon as I can manage to work 9+ hours a day on a game for about a year or so) After all, you can't really call someone lazy who works that hard without a little voice in your head calling you a hypocrite.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Questing Character on April 13, 2004, 06:41:33 AM
 ;D ;D
Eeeeheeeheeeheeee!!!!!  I have more posts than Erpy....
......on this forum.....
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: B'rrr on April 13, 2004, 07:10:27 AM
hmmmm.... perhaps it has something to with this beeing his first post in two months ; )
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 13, 2004, 07:21:06 AM
*pouts* Erpy's never here... :S

I do remember him from both the AGDI and the KQ9 boards!  But now...I'm exclusively here!

Cat
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Questing Character on April 13, 2004, 07:32:35 AM
Well, you know Erpy has his own forums to patrol.  And he does that *really* well...he can reply to a post in seconds, I've seen it!
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 13, 2004, 11:35:30 AM
Well, then, I guess he's forgiven  ;D

Cat
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: copycat on April 13, 2004, 03:09:18 PM
I do remember him from both the AGDI and the KQ9 boards!  But now...I'm exclusively here!
Erpy's probably only here when he has some free time left, and when he has something to comment on Tierra (since he's their mod).
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Say on April 13, 2004, 10:12:21 PM
of course, to mod a whole place can get certainly.. time consuming, but either way Erpy is always welcome around here :)
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: B'rrr on April 15, 2004, 01:09:02 AM
...so are you Say  <3! ...we always appreciate it if you pay us a visit!! ; )
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Say on April 15, 2004, 01:19:31 AM
LOL!!

I own these places :P wtf ;P... AND IM NOT GONE lol :D
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: B'rrr on April 15, 2004, 01:23:20 AM
oh... ehh... sorry ; ( ...but you are welcome anyway ; )
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Say on April 15, 2004, 01:26:51 AM
hahaha that's so cool, thanks :D
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Questing Character on April 15, 2004, 07:55:44 AM
Yeah, we decided you should be welcome here.  I think it was because we're too lazy to find the pitchforks necessary to run you out of the forums properly.  Or maybe it's because you own them.... :-\
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: etgadsby on April 15, 2004, 10:46:30 AM
Run Say out of town? Doesn’t sound like a good idea to me.

Usually I’m in favor all sorts’ persecution, witch-hunts, burning in effigy, jury duty but only for those who disserve it.  Say rules…don’t mess with her!
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 15, 2004, 11:27:07 AM
is someone trying to suck up to Say?

Catherine
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Questing Character on April 15, 2004, 11:39:40 AM
It almost makes you wonder what they did. :P

Relax though, seriously, I said we decided against running Say out of the forums.  No, we won't be persecuting her...today. ;P
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: etgadsby on April 15, 2004, 11:44:02 AM
Me suck up? I guess your never too old...

Now if you want to persecute somebody I always like a little senseless violence and mayhem... but it needs to be directed at a deserving party...to whom shall we do it?
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: dew7 on April 28, 2004, 11:41:36 AM
New information at AGD (Tierra) website.  Check it out.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Storm on April 28, 2004, 11:45:36 AM
It's just another journal entry... doesn't say much  :-\
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Questing Character on April 28, 2004, 03:40:30 PM
Boo, I was hoping for screenies!  I want screenies!
Ah, well, it's better than nothing....
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Questing Character on May 03, 2004, 09:26:29 AM
I know. :'( But I want screenies anyways!  I can't wait!
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Storm on May 03, 2004, 11:29:23 AM
You'll have to wait... or join AGDI  ;)
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Questing Character on May 03, 2004, 01:12:46 PM
Yes, but then my lack of talent at anything useful might become exposed!
Title: Tierra
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 03, 2004, 02:33:15 PM
Where is a stable link to KQ2+!?
Title: Tierra
Post by: Draco9898 on July 03, 2004, 02:50:54 PM
www.AGDInteractive.com

Kings quest 1+2, I wish they'd re-do 3 soon or 5
Title: Tierra
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 03, 2004, 03:17:11 PM
I've played the first one. The link for the second one, seems highly unstable. I'll just have to try again later.
Title: Tierra
Post by: Draco9898 on July 03, 2004, 03:19:29 PM
its just you, works perfectly for me  ::)
Title: Tierra
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 03, 2004, 03:29:48 PM
It might be working now. It wasn't working, last time I checked. I'll try again, tonight.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: dew7 on August 04, 2004, 12:35:19 AM
Has everyone seen the latest posts from AGD?
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Yonkey on August 04, 2004, 09:44:46 AM
Unless they posted them in our forum, nope!  ;-D
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Questing Character on August 04, 2004, 12:08:13 PM
Are they exciting? What'd they say?
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: dew7 on August 04, 2004, 03:44:48 PM
Sorry, I should have said the latest news about QFG II+ on their website.  I do not participate in their forums.
Title: Re:Tierra
Post by: Storm on August 10, 2004, 09:48:44 AM
Their new designer journal is mostly about AGD1's visit to E3... :-\

But I did find This (http://www.agdiforums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8520&start=0) there :D