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The Rumpus Room / Re: What's in the box?
« on: Yesterday at 05:38 »
It actually looks like a BB-8.  :=

The Rumpus Room / Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« on: 04 Jan 2019, 01:13 »
Nope, Gilbert  its the next movie now!
Hehe. Actually I didn't know the last movie was exactly that. All I took was that the robot looked a bit like one in the Black Hole!

The Rumpus Room / Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« on: 03 Jan 2019, 08:34 »
The Black Hole?

Code: Adventure Game Studio
  1. Display("%d",cJulius.Scaling);
Check the string formating section of the manual for more examples.

Critics' Lounge / Re: My horror/RE style engine
« on: 17 Dec 2018, 04:13 »
Considering that everything is prerendered: WOW!

The Rumpus Room / Re: What grinds my gears!
« on: 14 Dec 2018, 09:01 »
I don't know. Maybe what I'm saying is just BS, but maybe it's possible that the limit on available copies was imposed in order to meet some law/contract/whatever requirements that only a particular number of licensed copies can be sold?


General Discussion / Re: Free Steam keys!
« on: 14 Dec 2018, 01:05 »
Full Throttle is free for grab in ATM:

I never tried other browsers, but the forums still work with the latest version of Opera that is still using the Presto engine (the move to using Chrome's engine made me stop updating it), maybe for some reasons the current forum software favours more towards outdated old classic browsers?

The Rumpus Room / Re: What's on TV?
« on: 07 Dec 2018, 01:13 »
Oh, they finally remade Lost in Space? Personally I think the last film was not that bad, so its failure in spinning off to TV land was unfortunate.

The Rumpus Room / Re: What's on TV?
« on: 05 Dec 2018, 01:47 »
Don't know what this is, but I feel odd that this 'log across chasm with or without a waterfall behind' scene was replicated so many times.
Yeah I know this could be something very generic, but the composition, angle, etc. were almost identical in most of the cases. Maybe this is a homage to the original King Kong?

As the number of games I've played was limited my list is short.

Top Tier:
Day of the Tentacles

Middle Tier:
Monkey Island 1
Fate of Atlantis
The Dig
Sam & Max Hit the Road

Lower Tier:
Full Throttle
Indiana Jones Last Crusade
Maniac Mansion
Monkey Island 2

Seems that my opinions are quite different from most people.

One obvious departure is that IMO while the MI games are good, they are not great(having only played the first 2 games I don't know the rest). I just couldn't fully understand (maybe never will) why people often put them so high up in the list. It's possibly a cultural thing, that I don't know why western people are that into pirates, and that not many of the jokes are that funny to me (possibly due to me not understanding why they're funny, like... Monkey Wrench, which never sticks). To me, MI1 and MI2 are actually quite similar in fun level, but personally I don't like the muddy painting graphical style of the sequel, so I just put it into the lower tier. (Me being not a fan of monkeys may play a small role, too.)

Also, I understand why most people put Full Throttle higher up than The Dig (I think people had already explained clearly in the past), but personally I like The Dig more for its cinematic atmosphere and presentation. For FT, maybe it's because I'm not that much into rock and biker gangs, etc. (the FMV battles are also a factor that I do not like it much) but anyway this was the 1st Lucasfilm adventure game that I was able to complete all by my own, without asking other people or consulting a walkthrough.

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 20 Nov 2018, 08:57 »
Yeah :smiley: and this is the arcade version. I know this should be easy, though I think the infamous Mega Drive version (with realistic visuals) should be more familiar to people.
Your turn!

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 19 Nov 2018, 11:30 »
This could take a while.
For some reasons I could not access my comp at home for a few months now (and obvious I don't want to do it with my phone).
So, anyone can steal this spot if they like, or wait for me to try to post something tomorrow.

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 19 Nov 2018, 10:05 »
Ka for the PS2, or Mr Mosquito if you western people insist.

Voting ends on the 14th of September 2018.
Do we need a time machine? :=

For the channel values got resetting, (unless things have changed) AGS can only use colour values in the 16-bit space (even if the game is set up to be 32-bit), so that all the colour channel values would be snapped to the 16-bit range, i.e. you cannot use precise 32-bit values for raw-drawing and speeches, etc., and only approximate values can be used.

Also, the colours for the lower indices(couldn't remember how many, probably #0-16 or #0-20) are also hard-coded, overriding the "correct" colours(as far as I remember, the "pure" blues) in 16 or 32-bit modes, so you cannot get accurate pure blue colours. A workaround is to add some slight red and green to the other two channels.

Personally I wouldn't mind dumping the CHM file in favour of loose html pages or other more accessible formats(I think the CHM format is becoming obsolete and there are still people having permission problems viewing such files, etc. right?).
However, I strongly disagree to have the manual online only. If the editor could still be used without the system being online(I think? unless things had changed recently) why would the manual be online only? Some computers aren't always connected to the web for various reasons.

The Rumpus Room / Re: I'm back. What did I miss?
« on: 20 Aug 2018, 14:25 »
Well, you miss the grand festival where we ate all the cows, and we're not having enough!
One more energetic cow! Just one more!

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 17 Aug 2018, 06:38 »
I think there are already many instances of cropped screenshots (most of the time removing the HUD, but sometimes even leaving only a small command icon) or even edited ones in some other ways (such as removing the player character)?
I find it perfectly okay to crop the screenshots when they're too obvious.

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