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Re: The Official General Chat Thread
« Reply #120 on: August 12, 2010, 09:47:50 PM »
Well, Shamir has an unused talkie portrait (complete with eye sparkle), and there was an unfinished background that looked like it was supposed to be used for the Land of the Dead.
I don't remember anything else....I'll have to give the game another look through one of these days. :P
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« Reply #121 on: August 12, 2010, 09:49:49 PM »
Yeah, let me know. I've only played through once (working on #2 right now), so my knowledge is probably less than yours.

I just love finding goodies in game's program files.

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« Reply #122 on: August 12, 2010, 09:56:14 PM »
I know what you mean. I just wish there was a way to patch some of it back into the game proper...QFG3 had some cool stuff I'd have loved to see, and everyone loves the creepy innkeeper! :P
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Re: The Official General Chat Thread
« Reply #123 on: August 12, 2010, 09:59:01 PM »
Rub 'im out!

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I never feel like I've truly completed a video game until I've been able to analyze its file structure and extract its data (audio, video, text, textures, etc.).

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Re: The Official General Chat Thread
« Reply #124 on: August 12, 2010, 10:02:09 PM »
I don't suppose you've found any programs that help with analyzing Lucasarts games and the Kyrandia series?
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Re: The Official General Chat Thread
« Reply #125 on: August 12, 2010, 10:04:59 PM »
I'd love to be helpful here, but I've never played either.  :(

I mean, I've played plenty of 2000s Star Wars games (Jedi Knight series, etc.), but nothing from the KQ era.

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Re: The Official General Chat Thread
« Reply #126 on: August 13, 2010, 12:41:32 PM »
there was an unfinished background that looked like it was supposed to be used for the Land of the Dead.
Ugh, creepy!  The Land of the Dead is so nightmarish.
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Re: The Official General Chat Thread
« Reply #127 on: September 23, 2010, 01:18:07 AM »
So...I was writing about King's Quest today (since that's what my paper is on) my title was "My Journey Through Daventry."

Understandably, Word underlined Daventry in red to tell me that it was misspelled, so I right-clicked it with the intention of telling Word to add it to the dictionary when I noticed one of the suggestions was "Adventure."

...This is totally not a coincidence and that's entirely where Daventry comes from, isn't it?

My mind is blown, and I'm not sure whether it's because this is world-shattering or because it's 3 AM.

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« Reply #128 on: September 23, 2010, 05:05:47 AM »
That's pretty cool. Can you tell us more about your paper? Sounds interesting.

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« Reply #129 on: September 23, 2010, 07:29:39 AM »
Woah. Never thought about that XD

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« Reply #130 on: September 23, 2010, 12:04:22 PM »
Oh my gosh!  That's so funny!  I never, ever noticed that.
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« Reply #131 on: September 23, 2010, 02:00:00 PM »
I'm interested in what the paper's about too. :D

I wrote a paper about TSL for school once. Don't think I have it anymore though. :P

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« Reply #132 on: September 23, 2010, 10:00:25 PM »
Well, I'm majoring in Game Design and the paper is basically "So....why are you here?" :P

TSL was obviously a huge influence on that. XD
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« Reply #133 on: September 23, 2010, 10:06:00 PM »
That's so cool! :-) I find nothing better than being able to write papers on something you love.

I'm a double major myself... and one of them was in English Lit... and I was able to write my graduation thesis on none-other than Gabriel Knight. I was very lucky to have a prof who was responsive to "pop-culture literature."
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« Reply #134 on: September 23, 2010, 10:07:28 PM »
Cools :D (To both)

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Re: The Official General Chat Thread
« Reply #135 on: September 23, 2010, 10:08:25 PM »
I wish I could go back and redo my college career in game design. Working on TSL has been a lot of fun, however my teachers never encouraged papers on video games. They actually said playing them, as often as I do, is not good for the brain.   8)

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« Reply #136 on: September 24, 2010, 12:31:00 PM »
That's such bull!  Playing video games is actually good for your hand-eye coordination.  Your teacher is lame.
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Re: The Official General Chat Thread
« Reply #137 on: September 24, 2010, 12:32:26 PM »
I would also argue that well-made video games can expand your mind. Bioshock, Half Life 2, and King's Quest have all made me think in ways that only good books and movies can.

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« Reply #138 on: September 24, 2010, 12:44:25 PM »
I played Half-Life 2 my freshman year in college and I agree... That game makes me reflect, think, and feel in ways I never thought possible. I know it isn't adventure, but Half-Life 2 is an astounding game on all levels. I have yet, since that game, found a game that made me feel even remotely the same way.
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« Reply #139 on: September 25, 2010, 03:41:01 AM »
I love getting into debates with friends about video games.  We even talked about Bayonetta and why the creators picked the designs that they used for the different type of angels, and that game's supposed to be just Devil May Cry with strip teasing.

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