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Title: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Deloria on June 10, 2006, 02:28:58 PM
Post fan adventures you've played and recommend here. :)
Personally, I liked:
Other Worlds
Apprentice
KQ2 1/4
KQ2 VGA
KQ1 VGA
Hero of Infamous Kingdoms
Gaea Fallen
Principles of Evil
Black Cauldron remake
Quest for Glory 4.5 was fairly humerous, although I wouldn't recommend it
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Oldbushie on June 14, 2006, 08:30:54 PM
Hero of Infamous Kingdoms was funny. XD

I've never heard of a few of those though.

Know of any good fangames that are similar to Gabriel Knight?
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Deloria on June 16, 2006, 11:23:02 AM
Sorry, but nope.  :-\
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Storm on June 22, 2006, 04:48:37 PM
Post fan adventures you've played and recommend here. :)
Personally, I liked:
...KQ2 1/4...

Really? :X


I haven't played many fan games, but I recommend almost all of those I have played:

KQ1VGA - Well, if you liked the original, you'd love this one!

KQ2+ - This one needs no introduction... by far the best fan game I've played, and probably the best one out there ATM  :thumbsup:

KQ3VGA - Again, if you liked the original... :D

QFG 4.5 - Wouldn't recommend this to anyone with taste :X

SQ0: Replicated - Gives you the feel of the early SQ's, mainly because it shamelessly plagiarizes them ;P

Larry 2 Point & Click remake - Same game, different interface - mainly for those who needed an excuse to replay the game, like me, or for people who don't mind old games but can't be bothered with word-hunting.

Five Magical Amulets - Albeit completely original, this game is heavily influenced by the King's Quest and Kyrandia series. While the quality of its' graphics, plot and dialogue is better left unmentioned, it does have a certain naive charm about it which compells you to keep on playing, even when all logic and reason scream for you to quit :P

Hero of Infamous Kingdoms - No, seriously... if you've got 10 minutes to spare, I guess there are worse things you can with them beside getting through this humorous demo ;P

Peasent Quest - The funniest KQ parody out there ;)

Hugo 1-3 - Only for those of you saying to themselves "I wish they made more AGI games, ones that try to be mysterious like Laura Bow and funny like Monkey Island, but fail miserably" :thumbsdown:

Mythmaster: A Vagabond's Adventure - Qnly for those with masochistic tendencies and a severe EGA nostalgia fit :wall:
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Oldbushie on June 22, 2006, 08:58:18 PM
I liked Hugo... XD
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Storm on June 24, 2006, 01:58:51 PM
I wasn't talking about the game with the little troll who rides a railway cart ;)
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Deloria on June 24, 2006, 02:01:52 PM
Post fan adventures you've played and recommend here. :)
Personally, I liked:
...KQ2 1/4...

Really? :X

It filled in the gaps and you actually saw when Alexander was kidnapped and what measures they took to find him, it needed some explanation. It was a bit lacking, (like Graham saying "Why don't you go off and find him" instead of taking any real measures) but there was one humerous deathscene that really made it worthwhile. Granted the dying-and-getting-into-the-well thing was somewhat illogical, but the series needed something.
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Storm on June 24, 2006, 05:19:40 PM
Whether the series needed something there or not is debateable, but from what I heard of this game... it's definitely not what it needed :P
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: sissa on July 01, 2006, 10:46:14 AM
Hi you guys. I'm new here, and this is the first time I've posted on an internet forum. I've been following the work of POS since they started up because I played my first adventure game "KG 5" in the 90's and I've been hooked ever since.
You mentioned "KG 2 1/4" but I've been unable to find this game. Also, do you know where I could find the walkthrough for "Other Worlds"?
I can't wait to play "TSL", its demo was torture.
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Deloria on July 01, 2006, 12:31:59 PM
lol. Welcome to the forum. :) You can find the walkthrough for Other Worlds at www.bigbluecup.com in the hints and tips section. ;)
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Shades2585 on July 01, 2006, 12:45:20 PM
KQ1VGA wasn’t too bad but is still a little buggy
KQ2VGA I thought was VERY good. ;D :thumbsup:
I just found KQ3 VGA last night I thing it came out on the 19th but there are a few bugs so I’ll wait for the patch and the voice pack to come out before I play it.

Hero of Infamous Kingdoms I just found last night too. I’ll try that soon after I finish the original KQIII
QFG4.5 I’ve had for a while but I don’t know if I want to play it. QFG is one of my favorite games but this is supposed to have some vulgar humor and that’s just not how I want to remember the series. :-[
I think I downloaded a SQ game as well but haven’t gotten around to that either. Too many other things to do.

I haven’t heard of KQ2 ¼ where is that and how good is it? ???

Wing Commander has some nice fan made games
WC Unknown Enemy
WC Standoff (Very GOOD) ;D
WC Sage yet to come out.
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: sissa on July 01, 2006, 02:54:14 PM
Thanks for the link, Deloria. I'm gonna check it out right now.

Also, I'm playing Hero of the Infamous Kingdoms, and I can't figure out the answer to the third riddle. The riddle was about something that would rise again from the dead, and that it didn't bite a man unless the man bit it first...I'm completely confused. (I thought it might be a hot pepper, but it wasn't.)
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Shades2585 on July 01, 2006, 04:26:27 PM
Ok I found KQ2 ¼

I'm not sure if I want to play it yet but I downloaded it anyway.
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: sissa on July 01, 2006, 04:41:12 PM
I was actually able to figure out the last two riddles from "Hero of Infamous Kingdoms" on my own (Yay me!). Anyway, now I can't make the herring red.
Also, I was able to find the walkthrough to "Other Worlds", but I was not able to find "KQ2 1/4." I went to the AGS website, their Main Games Page, and their games digest page, which lists all their games in alphebatical order.
It read...Kings of Rock
             King's Quest I VGA
             King's Quest II+VGA
             King's Quest III
             Knight's Quest III-Tides of Merania
Where exactly do you go on the AGS website to find "King's Quest 2 1/4"?
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: sissa on July 01, 2006, 04:46:59 PM
Disregard my last post. I just read Shades2585 post, and I know where to find "KQ2 1/4." So...anyone know how to turn the herring red in HotIK?
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Deloria on July 01, 2006, 05:22:44 PM
You don't. :) A red herring is another name for a side issue or a false lead. There are no red herrings, you'll have to find another way past the knight...
BTW, you can edit your posts with the modify button instead of posting twice :).

Okay fine :P
Pick up some rocks and throw them at the knight or you can also use the banana :P
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Shades2585 on July 02, 2006, 05:55:07 AM
Sorry! :-[ Didn't know that. Just trying to be helpfull. I can understand not sharing 4.5 but what's wrong with QK2 1/4? Is it that bad? ???
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Broomie on July 02, 2006, 08:56:03 AM
Btw, I thought I'd like to take this opportunity to announce, yes Fanventures is returning.
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Deloria on July 02, 2006, 09:00:04 AM
That's awesome, Broomie. :D
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 02, 2006, 12:37:03 PM
What's Fanventures?
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Yonkey on July 02, 2006, 02:11:52 PM
Awesome Broomie! ;D  Be sure to let us know once it's back up. :)

I wouldn't know, as I have never played it(though I would think the basic information on it would place it firmly into the "bad" category). The precedence was set quite some time ago, but if you wish to(for what reason I do not want to know ;P), you may take it up with Yonkey(either via PM, or e-mail).
I haven't played it, but based on Storm's comments, I have a feeling that discussion based on that game is not appropriate for this forum.  Actually, the fangames that are banned from discussion on our forums include: Quest for Orgy I: So You Want To Be A Pornstar and King's Quest 2 1/4: Breast Intentions.  Believe it or not, those are the actual game titles. ::)  VG was so disgusted with QfO that they actually received a C&D letter. :P
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 02, 2006, 03:03:53 PM
But we can talk about the Laura Bow  (http://www.bigbluecup.com/games.php?action=detail&id=590) one there?
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Shades2585 on July 03, 2006, 07:52:40 AM
Thanks Yankey, never heard of the first (Thankfully!) and now I’m not interested in playing 2¼.
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Storm on July 03, 2006, 11:08:10 AM
Where exactly do you go on the AGS website to find "King's Quest 2 1/4"?

Nowhere! It's an AGI game ;)


I haven't played it, but based on Storm's comments, I have a feeling that discussion based on that game is not appropriate for this forum.

*Is flattered ;]*
It's not that I mind having my opinion count for something, but you do know I've never played this game, right? my comments were based only on the game's premise (as quoted from the game's site):

Quote
Prince Alexander has been kidnapped, and his kidnappers are feeding him infant formula. Alexander is alergic to infant formula, and it is making him ill. Queen Valanice sets out to find Alexander so that she can breast-feed him.

Which seemed to me quite ludicrous, if not downright distasteful. Still, I might give it a shot someday, strictly for science's sake... If I ever managed to get it to run, that is ::)
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Yonkey on July 03, 2006, 08:18:04 PM
*Is flattered ;]*
It's not that I mind having my opinion count for something, but you do know I've never played this game, right?
Oh, actually I meant your comments on QFG 4.5. :P  I actually have no clue about the contents of KQ 2 1/4, but the name and premise do not seem appropriate for our forum. 

I am not anti-breastfeeding or anti-mammory glands (;P). It's just fairly obvious that people may be offended by KQ 2 1/4, or link it in some way to political discussion which is not permitted in this forum.  8)
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: maestro on July 04, 2006, 10:58:39 AM
I don't presume to tell you what standards you should use to decide what is appropriate to post on these forums.

However, political overtones can be found even in the official Sierra games.  For example, in QFG1, one gains points for releasing an animal from a trap.  That conveys a very strong political viewpoint.  The livelihood of many people depends on trapping animals, and releasing an animal from a trap deprives those people of their livelihood.  Many people, myself included, can reasonably take offense in that scene.  Regardless of what side you take in this issue, it is clear that a very strong political viewpoint is being conveyed.

So you should be careful to apply your standards evenhandedly.
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Yonkey on July 04, 2006, 11:03:12 AM
So you should be careful to apply your standards evenhandedly.
Alright, I will:

Any further posts that discuss politics directly, indirectly, hypothetically, anecdotally and/or sarcastically will be immediately deleted, without warning.
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Shades2585 on July 04, 2006, 06:19:52 PM
Let it go Maestro. From what I read up on it I’m not apposed to the game at all; however, from what I read it also doesn’t stay as closely to the KQ style for me to be interested in playing and I agree with Yonkey here that it’s best to nip any potential problems in the bud and not discuss it.
From what I’ve seen here these people are more then happy to tell anybody asking who made it so the questioner can easily search and find it. While I don’t see a problem giving out your web address this forum has decided not to in keeping with their view of the KQ style and I respect that, it is their forum after all.
Be assured Maestro that I do have it saved on my HD and maybe someday I’ll play it but now is not that time because I’m trying to play through all the originals first.  ;D
Title: Good Sierra Freeware games
Post by: dew7 on July 22, 2006, 03:51:32 PM
I was wondering about good Sierra games that have been redone and are appropriate to discuss on these forums.  I have played and beaten the new KQI VGA and KQ2 VGA by Agdinteractive -- plan to play KQIII when the voice pack comes out by infamous adventurers, looking forward to playing SQ7, and QFGII by Agdinteractive.
Are there any others that people suggest that are free and really good.
Title: Re: Good Sierra Freeware games
Post by: Petra Rocks on July 22, 2006, 04:05:59 PM
 AFAIK Space quest 0 is legit.  Hopefully, because I can personally testify it is fun.  ;)

 http://www.wiw.org/~jess/replicated.html
Title: Re: Good Sierra Freeware games
Post by: Shades2585 on July 22, 2006, 04:12:06 PM
I havn't played it yet but there is also Space Quest the lost chapter.
http://frostbytei.com/space/ (http://frostbytei.com/space/)

And Hero6 is in the works.
http://www.hero6.com/new/index.php (http://www.hero6.com/new/index.php)

If you like the music then check this site out.
http://www.queststudios.com/quest/letter.html (http://www.queststudios.com/quest/letter.html)
Title: Re: Good Sierra Freeware games
Post by: Deloria on July 22, 2006, 04:13:45 PM
Then there are also games that Sierra has released as Freeware, such as Betrayal At Krondor, which is a pretty good RPG. :)

Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Yonkey on July 22, 2006, 05:54:43 PM
Since Fan Game and Free always tend to be in the same sentence, I have now merged both threads. XD
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 23, 2006, 07:05:11 AM
There's a very short Laura Bow  (http://www.bigbluecup.com/games.php?action=detail&id=590) one. It all takes place on a bus.
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: dew7 on July 24, 2006, 07:49:44 PM
Thanks for the replies.  I shall have to look up the Betrayal at Krondor because I have never played it.
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Petra Rocks on August 06, 2006, 04:06:59 PM
 Home of the Underdogs has a list of fan adventures of various quality.   

  I've not played all, so use at your own risk.  Some are good though.

http://www.the-underdogs.info/collect.php?name=Amateur+Adventures   
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: TheReturnofDMD on August 06, 2006, 04:26:49 PM
Thanks for the link
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Petra Rocks on August 06, 2006, 05:35:35 PM
More than welcome.  :)
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Baggins on August 06, 2006, 06:27:20 PM
Quote
Hugo 1-3 - Only for those of you saying to themselves "I wish they made more AGI games, ones that try to be mysterious like Laura Bow and funny like Monkey Island, but fail miserably"

Those aren't "fan games" and are quite old.

They were made back in the days of shareware and AGI/EGA games, back in the 1990s,  by a private developer. They could be payed for, which would get you latest versions, and hintbook.

The Adventures of Maddog Williams was a similar case, except the shareware demo only went as far as the first village.
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Storm on August 21, 2006, 03:51:23 PM
Those aren't "fan games" and are quite old.

I know, I played them :P
Actually, my list referred to 'fan games' in the broader sense... the sense of "games you don't have to pay for". That's why it included "Mythmaster: A Vagabond's Adventure" which is also shareware, and "Five Magical Amulets" which isn't a fan game since it's completely original 8)

I think I read someplace about someone who made a VGA remake of Hugo 1, and got a Cease & Desist from the original developer, who claimed he was still making money selling the game... maybe writing shareware really pays off? :S
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Yonkey on August 23, 2006, 01:25:59 PM
I think I read someplace about someone who made a VGA remake of Hugo 1, and got a Cease & Desist from the original developer, who claimed he was still making money selling the game... maybe writing shareware really pays off? :S
Wouldn't making a fangame shareware still be reason enough to get a C&D? ???  Or did I miss something there? :P
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Storm on December 31, 2006, 05:29:05 PM
Sure, the copyright owner has the right to close fangames down, shareware or no. It's just that, since we're talking about a crappy old EGA game that you can download and play freely without paying the author anything, it's a bit surprising to hear the guy is still making money off it :S


The Adventures of Maddog Williams was a similar case, except the shareware demo only went as far as the first village.

The full game is now available on the developer's site:

http://www.gamecrafters.com/gamecrafters/maddog/
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Storm on February 18, 2007, 04:43:01 PM
Ok, I know I'm double posting, quoting myself AND resurrecting a thread with this post... but I just had to!

Mythmaster: A Vagabond's Adventure - Qnly for those with masochistic tendencies and a severe EGA nostalgia fit :wall:

After struggling with this game on-and-off for over 12 years (mostly off, because it's such an annoying piece of crap), I have FINALLY finished it last night ;D ;D ;D I just had to share this great accomplishment with someone who would appriciate it, and you people are the next best thing ;P

Now I'll be off to write a walkthrough for this miserable excuse for a game... lest others spend their best years hopelessly stuck in it :o
Title: Re: Good Fan Adventures
Post by: Oldbushie on February 21, 2007, 09:45:46 AM
For some reason I read Mythbusters instead of Mythmaster. XD

And I know the frustration of being stuck in an obscure game too... I was stuck in Keys to the Kingdom (some biblical text adventure) for years before I found a walkthrough.