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Telltale Games "Great Adventure Bundle"
« on: September 06, 2010, 10:34:50 AM »
Now here's an interesting one.

Telltale Games are hosting a $20 sale of various adventure games (including what appears to be the entirety of the 2006 release of the King's Quest collection), over here.  25% of the sales proceeds will go to charity and, if enough people purchase said bundle, then they will add even more games into the mix.

Given that the KQ bundle alone can go for $20, I think this is a great offer, and especially for those of you who have struggled getting their old copies to play on their new machines.
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Re: Telltale Games "Great Adventure Bundle"
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 10:37:17 AM »
This is a phenomenal deal! I may even go for it. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Telltale Games "Great Adventure Bundle"
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 10:47:20 AM »
I'd go for them if I knew that the KQ games would work on Windows 7 (64 Bit) without too much trouble...  That, and getting the KQ7 issues sorted (like the infamous firecracker issue).

I also got the first six from GOG recently, so not completely rushed, but if I can find a spare $20, I might well do!  If the other games are any cop, that would also make me consider the price.
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Re: Telltale Games "Great Adventure Bundle"
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 01:05:25 PM »
Telltale's deals never cease to amaze me! I actually have several of their games that I don't know when I'll have time to play but had to buy because it was such a good deal! :D

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Re: Telltale Games "Great Adventure Bundle"
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010, 01:18:57 PM »
I noticed that Puzzle Agent is one of the unlockable games for the bundle. I have a friend who played it and highly recommends it. Out of curiosity, has anyone here played it?

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Re: Telltale Games "Great Adventure Bundle"
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010, 04:01:20 PM »
I haven't. It looks interesting, though. After three hours, I'm more than halfway done downloading the first game (The Whispered World). :P (And that's with cable internet.) Apparently, the demo alone was 600 MB.

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Re: Telltale Games "Great Adventure Bundle"
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010, 04:29:53 PM »
I wouldn't expect that, seeing as the game is in fairly basic-looking 2D - not at all to say that says anything about the quality of the game.

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Re: Telltale Games "Great Adventure Bundle"
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010, 07:36:32 PM »
I haven't. It looks interesting, though. After three hours, I'm more than halfway done downloading the first game (The Whispered World). :P (And that's with cable internet.) Apparently, the demo alone was 600 MB.

Let me know how you like The Whispered World. I heard a lot of good stuff about it, and am interested in playing it myself. 
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Re: Telltale Games "Great Adventure Bundle"
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2010, 05:16:36 AM »
The 2006 bundle is actually pretty sucky... It uses a very outdated version of dosbox... Doesn't have original KQ1, and it has a fairly broken version of KQ7 windows version (will not work on 64-bit windows). The version of KQ6 is missing the windows version of the game (which is quite worth playing if you ever get teh chance).
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: Telltale Games "Great Adventure Bundle"
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 05:33:49 AM »
The 2006 bundle is actually pretty sucky... It uses a very outdated version of dosbox... Doesn't have original KQ1, and it has a fairly broken version of KQ7 windows version (will not work on 64-bit windows). The version of KQ6 is missing the windows version of the game (which is quite worth playing if you ever get teh chance).

Is there any place that offers a Windows version of KQ6? I have the original disc of the Windows version of KQ6, but there's no way I can install it through Windows, so I settled for using DOSBox and had it downgrade to the DOS version.
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Re: Telltale Games "Great Adventure Bundle"
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010, 05:39:04 AM »
Actually there are ways to get the classic windows version installed in modern machiners, IIRC. You have to use VDMSound to install the game IIRC.

Apparently the gog 4+5+6 version comes with both dos and windows versions, and installs both. You'll have to use VDM sound to get KQ6 windows version to work though. It apparently won't work in 64 bit windows.
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Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: Telltale Games "Great Adventure Bundle"
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2010, 02:06:40 PM »
That sucks. All I have is 64 bit Windows 7.  :'(
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Re: Telltale Games "Great Adventure Bundle"
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2010, 02:55:28 PM »
Well you can always try to see if you can get it to work for you... Stranger things have happened...
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg
 

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