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Title: Gateway Remake
Post by: HandsFree on 27 Feb 2017, 18:05
You are a Gateway prospector travelling to other worlds in search of alien technology.
But when Gateway scientists examine one of your findings they discover the terrible secret behind the vanished Heechee civilization. It's up to you to ensure the same fate doesn't strike earth.

Legend's Gateway is a game from 1992 and in its original form you had to either type commands or pick words from a list to construct them. This may have put off players, like myself, who might enjoy the story and puzzles, but prefer point & click gameplay.

So here's your chance to try out 'Gateway' point & click.
- remake of the full game in the more visual style of the later Legend games
- point & click interface
- larger graphics
- no dying
- no dead ends
- new sounds
- new additional music

The story and puzzles are unchanged, except for some minor modifications resulting from the new, visual, style of gameplay.

Thanks to morganw for testing.

Download the game here: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2130/

Hope you like it.

UPDATE:
Version 1.1 is now available with new gui graphics by Arcangelo Bonaparte.

Screenshots:
(https://s4.postimg.org/iuh2d7765/Gateway_reception.png)
(https://s4.postimg.org/4k2wnz1fx/Gateway_beach.png)
(https://s4.postimg.org/h1e5ovlzh/Gateway_Kaduna.png)
(https://s4.postimg.org/48lgb7kzx/Gateway_inv.png)
 
Screenshots from the original game:
(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm18/HandsFree1/yourquarters_orig.png~original)
(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm18/HandsFree1/beach_orig.png~original)
(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm18/HandsFree1/Kaduna%203_orig.png~original)
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: Amayirot Akago on 27 Feb 2017, 18:11
Fantastic :) I've never played the original Gateway so I might just try this instead.
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: Cassiebsg on 27 Feb 2017, 18:27
I make Amayirot Akago's words, mine... :-D

And congrats on finishing and releasing the game! (nod)
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: Hobo on 27 Feb 2017, 21:28
I also haven't played the original or any of the Legend Entertainment games, to be honest. Their user interfaces always looked a bit intimidating and this sort of remake might be just the thing to get me into them. Well done on releasing this!
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: Two Tales on 28 Feb 2017, 07:33
The original with it's big list of commands would definately put me off. It looks like a chore that I would not have the patience for these days. Your remake with a simpler interface definately entices me to play it.
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: Mandle on 28 Feb 2017, 09:38
You got this finished?! Awesome and huge congratz! I can't wait to play!
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: CaptainD on 28 Feb 2017, 10:28
Looks great - and an amazing job rebuilding this!
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: Athanor on 28 Feb 2017, 12:36
Wow :shocked: that comes as a surprise! I've always wanted to play the Gateway-games. That's the best reason to do so. Thank you very much! :)
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: HandsFree on 01 Mar 2017, 00:12
Thanks everyone.  :)
Let me know what you think once you tried it.
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 01 Mar 2017, 00:38
Neat!  Never played the original Gateway (though I did play its sequel, Gateway II: Homeworld).

One GUI style remake I would like to someday see (and play) is a GUI style remake of another Legend game, Eric the Unready.

But anyway, nice work here.
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: mkennedy on 01 Mar 2017, 09:09
How do you make a call to a box number such ask BOX 1234?
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: HandsFree on 01 Mar 2017, 16:45
How do you make a call to a box number such ask BOX 1234?
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You can't make a call to a PO box, only to a regular phone number.

One GUI style remake I would like to someday see (and play) is a GUI style remake of another Legend game, Eric the Unready.
I only played a bit of Eric the Unready (due to the difficult interface) but that would be a good candidate for a remake I think. But that's probably true for all Legend games.
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: alkis21 on 05 Mar 2017, 00:31
Hello, congratulations on the release. I am trying to get the game to run on full screen, but no matter what options I use I can't get it to work. Is it possible?
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: HandsFree on 05 Mar 2017, 11:30
The game is 16-bit and apparently on some newer systems thats a problem when trying full screen. My laptop is 1.5 years old and gives no problems though.
I became aware of this a few weeks ago, but when switching to 32-bit AGS asks me to reimport all graphics so I gave up on that idea.
I started this project about 5 years ago, and at that time it was not a problem, as far asI know.

However, I did a quick test this morning and it looks like it works without all the reimporting, but I have to play the game through in full to be sure (I'm afraid some fonts might give problems).
If all works ok, I'll post a new 32-bit version soon. I can't test the full screen properly though, cause it already works fine on my laptop.

In the mean time: if anyone finds something that could be corrected in a next version, let me know.
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: alkis21 on 05 Mar 2017, 12:28
Thank you for the reply. After some trial & error, I got it to run in full screen by running it as administrator and setting the executable's properties to 640x480 resolution.
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: Crimson Wizard on 05 Mar 2017, 14:37
You may also try using different graphics driver in winsetup, or set 16-bit display mode in your monitor properties.
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: tsa on 13 Mar 2017, 11:38
It runs fine in wine on the iMac.
Congratulations on finishing this. It must have been quite the task!
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: Monsieur OUXX on 13 Mar 2017, 13:03
I'm playin git. It's really cool. I'll use this post as a placeholder for bug reports

BUGS
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1. Proofreading : "it's Earth-normal atmosphere" should be "its Earth-normal atmosphere"
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: HandsFree on 13 Mar 2017, 22:49
It runs fine in wine on the iMac.
Congratulations on finishing this. It must have been quite the task!
Thanks. Good to know cause I don't have a mac.
Yes, I quite underestimated the amount of work on this one. It's much bigger than Black Sect.

@Monsieur OUXX:
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That's strange. It's like that in the original game, but it looks wrong indeed.
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: CaptainD on 29 Mar 2017, 14:29
In case you missed it Gateway was featured on the AdventureGamers "Following Freeware" section:
http://www.adventuregamers.com/articles/view/32500/page4
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: HandsFree on 02 Aug 2017, 21:00
UPDATE:
Version 1.1 is now available. It has new gui graphics by Arcangelo Bonaparte and some bugfixes, including the one that was reported where you can get more points than the maximum of 1500.
See screenshots in the first post.
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: Umbrella Terms on 03 Aug 2017, 10:10
The new gui looks great! Never heard of Gateway before, but excited to play this remake! Downloading now.:grin:
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: Arcangelo Bonaparte on 25 Aug 2017, 08:56
I was a pleasure for me to design a new GUI for the game.
The GUI Theme is based on the Hechee Metal idea.
As a Gateway prospector you have to look for this metal all the time in the game because of it's value.

So if you didn't play the game for now it might be the right moment to do so.
We improved lot's of details and the complete look.
Gateway is a must play for every retro science fiction fan.
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: LuciferSam86 on 02 Sep 2017, 19:35
I played Gateway 2 and I found it astounding, but the GUI was pretty weird and that's the reason I did not play the first chapter.

Now I see this and I can play the first chapter of Gateway series. :)

PS: I hope to see a remake for Gateway 2 :P
Title: Bug: Giving a rose to the new fish during the briefing in T20
Post by: fernewelten on 16 Mar 2018, 01:01
I am playing version 1.1.

I attended the briefing in room T20 (the one where you
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get handed the blue badge
). I had the red rose in the inventory. I "gave" the rose to the (left) student that attended the briefing. This made the program crash. The error message suggests that the event "UseInv" was not implemented:
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An internal error has occurred. Please note down the following information. If the problem persists, post the details on the AGS Technical Forum (ACI version 3.3.4.2)
Error: prepare_script: error -18 (no such function in script) trying to run 'hSudent_UseInv' (Room 17)

Note the misspelling "hSudent_UseInv".
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: HandsFree on 16 Mar 2018, 20:34
Good catch. Apparently nobody tried to give something to the student before.
Problem is indeed the misspelling. I had corrected the spelling but broke the link to the function by doing that (at least I assume that's what happened several years ago).
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: mercenario on 17 Mar 2018, 17:43
Thanks for bringing back this classic!;-D
Title: Re: Gateway Remake
Post by: cacaro on 20 Mar 2018, 13:04
It looks like what Legend may have produced if they had remade Gateway using the GUI of their later games. Will definitely try it.