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Re: Arkillian's King's Quest art
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2010, 11:06:16 PM »
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Obviously the last two are very outdated, but I wanted to be thorough.

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Re: Arkillian's King's Quest art
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2010, 10:00:42 PM »
Hi Arkillian,

Nice work--you've got some incredible pencil crayon work on your DA page! I love the influence map. I think I may have to make one myself! (It would probably also have The Labyrinth on there somewhere...) It makes me super happy that Get Smart is on there. My Dad and I loved to watch that show together in the past.

(Oh, and thank you for the comment on my Young Valance picture--I didn't check the forums for a while and didn't see the reply until it was kind of late to say thanks.)

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Re: Arkillian's King's Quest art
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2010, 07:17:06 PM »
Oh- hai! Uh... Thank you for the links Kindofdoon. I'm working on Graham now, but I came across a 'fatal error' art wise when I realized I coloured over an area I needed white for his hands T.T Gotta figure out what to do with that :(

Hi Arkillian,

Nice work--you've got some incredible pencil crayon work on your DA page! I love the influence map. I think I may have to make one myself! (It would probably also have The Labyrinth on there somewhere...) It makes me super happy that Get Smart is on there. My Dad and I loved to watch that show together in the past.

(Oh, and thank you for the comment on my Young Valance picture--I didn't check the forums for a while and didn't see the reply until it was kind of late to say thanks.)

Thank you ^^ Yeah- I got the whole series of Get Smart on DVD as a whim cause I'd seen a few episodes and loved them. Get Smart the movie was about to come out so I got them on special, and realized how timeless the humour is ^^ It was really easy to see the cameos as nod to in the movie after watching the series :) I actually want to write an RP based off Get Smart. I reckon they'd translate perfectly into a Spirit of the Century campaign ^^

Your Valanice picture was lovely :) I'm just about finished KQ7 now (now that I got past the firecracker bug T.T I can't believe I had to RETARD my computer to play a windows game >.> ) so I can appreciate the fanart more now. I was gonna enter the comp too, but maybe next time >.> I've been having health / energy issues lately T.T My influences aren't limited to the meme either XD I ran out of room for more XD Lol.

Thanks for the comments :)


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Re: Arkillian's King's Quest art
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2010, 05:35:29 PM »
Thank you ^^ Yeah- I got the whole series of Get Smart on DVD as a whim cause I'd seen a few episodes and loved them. Get Smart the movie was about to come out so I got them on special, and realized how timeless the humour is ^^ It was really easy to see the cameos as nod to in the movie after watching the series :) I actually want to write an RP based off Get Smart. I reckon they'd translate perfectly into a Spirit of the Century campaign ^^

Cool. The movie was actually pretty cool for references. The first time I watched it I felt like it was too different from the series, but the second time when I really thought about it, it was a great movie in itself, and the multitude of references showed that the creators were really thinking about the show's history.


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Your Valanice picture was lovely :) I'm just about finished KQ7 now (now that I got past the firecracker bug T.T I can't believe I had to RETARD my computer to play a windows game >.> ) so I can appreciate the fanart more now. I was gonna enter the comp too, but maybe next time >.> I've been having health / energy issues lately T.T My influences aren't limited to the meme either XD I ran out of room for more XD Lol.

Thanks! And "yay" about playing KQ7! That was my first King's Quest, and I had to hunt out the games backward from there (well,, first KQ6, and then the complete collection).

I'm sure there'll be another competition soon--I look forward to seeing your future KQ art!

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Re: Arkillian's King's Quest art
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2010, 06:15:03 PM »
Thank you ^^ Yeah- I got the whole series of Get Smart on DVD as a whim cause I'd seen a few episodes and loved them. Get Smart the movie was about to come out so I got them on special, and realized how timeless the humour is ^^ It was really easy to see the cameos as nod to in the movie after watching the series :) I actually want to write an RP based off Get Smart. I reckon they'd translate perfectly into a Spirit of the Century campaign ^^

Cool. The movie was actually pretty cool for references. The first time I watched it I felt like it was too different from the series, but the second time when I really thought about it, it was a great movie in itself, and the multitude of references showed that the creators were really thinking about the show's history.


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Your Valanice picture was lovely :) I'm just about finished KQ7 now (now that I got past the firecracker bug T.T I can't believe I had to RETARD my computer to play a windows game >.> ) so I can appreciate the fanart more now. I was gonna enter the comp too, but maybe next time >.> I've been having health / energy issues lately T.T My influences aren't limited to the meme either XD I ran out of room for more XD Lol.

Thanks! And "yay" about playing KQ7! That was my first King's Quest, and I had to hunt out the games backward from there (well,, first KQ6, and then the complete collection).

I'm sure there'll be another competition soon--I look forward to seeing your future KQ art!

I looked at the movie as a modern version of it. I mean, you'll never replicate the feel of the 1960s Get Smart ever cause you don't have the same actors and modern humour is different. Doesn't mean it bad, but our humour now is less polite. Our technolgy is better now too, and to do Get Smart justice, it has to be an original plot too. To me, I think they picked the perfect actors for the job, and the movie just has so much in it that I'd call it a modern version :) It's hard to directly compare the old and the new.

KQ7 to me was a mixed game. There was alot of stuff I didn't like, and alot I did. I think that if I played it when it came out I would've been more tolerance of the game cause it would've been paced correctly (no bugs based on having a duo core computer >.> ) I would've liked it more, and if Seirra published the game PROPERLY for windows XP it's like it more, but the collected game of KQ1 to 7 was really cheaply put together and it put a strain on game play to me >.> I did enjoy it in the end though. It had some challenging puzzles in it O.O Much more difficult than KQ6! KQ6 is still my (TOTALLY unbias- NOT XD ) favorite in the series though. I think maybe KQ7 is a reluctant second since finishing it :) I see alot of all the games in TSL now that I've played them all :) IT's pretty cool. Like watching the modern Get Smart movie XD

Yeah, I hope there's a new comp soon. Like... in the new year. I'd enter that :)


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Re: Arkillian's King's Quest art
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2010, 06:24:53 PM »
I looked at the movie as a modern version of it. I mean, you'll never replicate the feel of the 1960s Get Smart ever cause you don't have the same actors and modern humour is different. Doesn't mean it bad, but our humour now is less polite. Our technolgy is better now too, and to do Get Smart justice, it has to be an original plot too. To me, I think they picked the perfect actors for the job, and the movie just has so much in it that I'd call it a modern version :) It's hard to directly compare the old and the new.

Yeah, the humour probably wouldn't translate, and I think a lot of people wouldn't like the sense of humour of the old one--it only really works in its 1960s context, though of course as a fan I think it's quite clever. (I think it also reminds me of my Dad's sense of humour.) Steve Carell was definitely the perfect man for the job. The 99 character is quite different, but I think they had to do something to change her to make her up-to-date--I'm not sure if the old 99 would be acceptable to the contemporary feminist!


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KQ7 to me was a mixed game. There was alot of stuff I didn't like, and alot I did. I think that if I played it when it came out I would've been more tolerance of the game cause it would've been paced correctly (no bugs based on having a duo core computer >.> )

I can understand that KQ7 was a mixed bag. Since I played it when I was a preteen girl when it first came out, I could get the full "wow" factor out of it, but now I can see the irksome qualities of it more easily. I still love the art, which possibly stems from loving Disney art as well! One thing I would love to see is the opening animation redone with modern 2D techniques. It would probably look amazing!

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I see alot of all the games in TSL now that I've played them all :) IT's pretty cool. Like watching the modern Get Smart movie XD

So true!

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Re: Arkillian's King's Quest art
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2010, 08:23:15 PM »
Anne Hathaway played 99- apparently they wanted an older woman, but she turned up and the two of them clicked apparently.  I love the slapstick relationship those two had. My parents are a bit iffy about it, but I think it's cause they're so use to the old school humour. I enjoy both, and I don't think Get Smart is outdated. I know ALOT of people that love it still, but the technology in it is no longer relevant to the modern generation. Like King's Quest 1 etc... the modern kid would look at the VGA pixel art and go 'But it's not 3D render', but they still have fun playing it. That kind of stuff doesn't go out of fashion because it's timeless. A game that is popular cause it came out when another popular thing came out like the Harry Potter games aren't timeless. In another 20 years time, they'll still be selling the books. They WONT be selling the PC game- I guarranty you. that.


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Re: Arkillian's King's Quest art
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2010, 08:23:29 PM »
One thing I would love to see is the opening animation redone with modern 2D techniques. It would probably look amazing!
That would be so wonderful! It looks so cramped in that tiny box that they were forced to use for Windows 3.1 and DOS; if it could be completely redrawn at a proper resolution it would be incredible! :)
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Re: Arkillian's King's Quest art
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2010, 08:35:46 PM »
One thing I would love to see is the opening animation redone with modern 2D techniques. It would probably look amazing!
That would be so wonderful! It looks so cramped in that tiny box that they were forced to use for Windows 3.1 and DOS; if it could be completely redrawn at a proper resolution it would be incredible! :)

The legacy of VGA :) If the whole thing was redone, KQ7 would've been very beautiful. Heck- 2 years after KQ7, Broken Sword came out- that had stunning graphics in my eyes. I think that may have been SVGA thoguh. If so, that'd be why it was so pretty

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Waiting a little while would've done it wonders, but I guess you never know where technology will take you. VGA was SO limiting. Specially on the Disney line art it used. They really needed the extra resolution to crispen the lines. IT's a shame.

<edit>Just checked. It IS SVGA. That's why they could do so much more. 640x480 to 800x600 makes a BIG difference on our modern monitors *nods* </edit>
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Re: Arkillian's King's Quest art
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2010, 10:21:20 PM »
Anne Hathaway played 99- apparently they wanted an older woman, but she turned up and the two of them clicked apparently.

Ah, that explains it! I had wondered why they bothered to try and explain it away by saying she'd had plastic surgery to make her look younger.

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Like King's Quest 1 etc... the modern kid would look at the VGA pixel art and go 'But it's not 3D render', but they still have fun playing it. That kind of stuff doesn't go out of fashion because it's timeless. A game that is popular cause it came out when another popular thing came out like the Harry Potter games aren't timeless. In another 20 years time, they'll still be selling the books. They WONT be selling the PC game- I guarranty you. that.

I agree with you on HP. We had a HP2 game for Playstation, and we didn't even get very far into it because it wasn't very good.

If I had kids, I would trick them into giving old games a try by getting them to play before they were old enough to care. Bwahahaha! Although a little kid might have a super hard time with KQ... Maybe get them started the way I did, first with KQ7 with the easiest interface, then KQ5 & 6... By then they'd be dying to play the originals! ;D

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That would be so wonderful! It looks so cramped in that tiny box that they were forced to use for Windows 3.1 and DOS; if it could be completely redrawn at a proper resolution it would be incredible!

Yeah, did it even full screen? I can't remember.

I agree with Arkillian that 800x600 would have made a huge difference. Too bad. But if games waited for technology, they'd never be made, I suppose.
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Re: Arkillian's King's Quest art
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2010, 10:35:58 PM »
Yeah, did it even full screen? I can't remember.
Well, it depends on your resolution. If you had a resolution that was the same as the game's default "large" resolution and had the option set to Full Size, then yes, it would fill the whole screen. But the larger your resolution gets the smaller the video looks in comparison.
But if games waited for technology, they'd never be made, I suppose.
True. See Duke Nukem Forever. :P
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« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2010, 10:48:54 PM »
I got my little charge into kings quest by showing her KQ7. She's a total princess fan and Rosella is her favorite thing to draw now. It has that cartoon feeling about it that traps kids. We did KQ6 for a bit but it was to hard for her. She loves TSL because of the music and has a crush on Alexander. (So much competition on him, poor guy). The first two chapters have been manageable for her, I'm not sure about Episode 3,yet.  :suffer:

We have recently started back on the KQ1 remake, the different voices help her and the typing isn't an issue anymore. Kids today hate typing.

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« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2010, 12:50:48 AM »
We have recently started back on the KQ1 remake, the different voices help her and the typing isn't an issue anymore. Kids today hate typing.

Oh yeah, that's right--there are always the remakes, as well!

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« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2010, 08:56:22 AM »
We have recently started back on the KQ1 remake, the different voices help her and the typing isn't an issue anymore. Kids today hate typing.
That's a shame. I learned to type by playing adventure games! (Of course, I was in high school at the time...)

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« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2010, 10:14:22 AM »
We have recently started back on the KQ1 remake, the different voices help her and the typing isn't an issue anymore. Kids today hate typing.
That's a shame. I learned to type by playing adventure games! (Of course, I was in high school at the time...)
XD I learned to type from the adventure games (and using DOS) before HS, but then I had to relearn how to type in HS. (I didn't peck at the keys (which is how our history teacher typed) and there was a method to my madness... unfortunately said method seemed to involve being able to type a rather select vocabulary quickly: cd/games/sierra, kq#, look, get, talk, talk to, and the names of common inventory items ;P)
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« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2010, 12:29:17 PM »
. . . and there was a method to my madness... unfortunately said method seemed to involve being able to type a rather select vocabulary quickly: cd/games/sierra, kq#, look, get, talk, talk to, and the names of common inventory items ;P)
Lol!
I learned typing from King's Quest, from text adventures and from using the command line on our old DOS machine. My mom tried to teach me how to type properly, but I never could get the hang of it. I kept wondering why I had to type the "right way" when my way was just as good.
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« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2010, 04:05:44 PM »
I didn't learn to type using adventure games, as the oldest King's Quest games came into my life a few years after we got a computer. No, I learned how to type from a super-old DOS typing programme called Typing Tutor, which my Dad's friend gave to us. I still remember the bright blue background. It would probably be super boring now, but at the time we didn't have many computer games and so that was actually one of the "games" I played on our computer.

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« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2010, 04:31:27 PM »
Never played the typing KQ games until a few years ago, so didn't learn to type on those. Played a lot of Mavis Beacon as a kid though.

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« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2010, 04:33:53 PM »
No, I learned how to type from a super-old DOS typing programme called Typing Tutor, which my Dad's friend gave to us.
We have that!
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2010, 02:29:44 AM »
What I didn't like about the old KQ1-4 games was that you had to be SPECIFIC about how you typed it too, or you were screwed. I like the KQ5/6 set up with the icons for walking, looking and touching. I'm VERY glad TSL has it too.

Was it just me though, ore was KQ7 hard to play cause you couldn't tell where the scenery went off to another screen? I had to find walkthroughs to get past certain areas cause I didn't know a certain area extended further. It was really annoying :/ It was obvious that a screen paned on in the other games >.>

I got my little charge into kings quest by showing her KQ7. She's a total princess fan and Rosella is her favorite thing to draw now. It has that cartoon feeling about it that traps kids. We did KQ6 for a bit but it was to hard for her. She loves TSL because of the music and has a crush on Alexander. (So much competition on him, poor guy). The first two chapters have been manageable for her, I'm not sure about Episode 3,yet.  :suffer:

We have recently started back on the KQ1 remake, the different voices help her and the typing isn't an issue anymore. Kids today hate typing.


!!!!! So cute XD I love it how Alexander has his own little bandwagon of fangirls (/boys?)