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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

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  1. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You should be thanking me every morning when you wake up, along with Jesus, for giving you incentive to play Jedi Knight.
     
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  2. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jedi Knight is awesome. Only played it once, should replay it soon (maybe I'll go dark side this time). My only complaint is that, for me at least, the cutscenes are positively broken; I'd love to see Jerec in all of his hammy glory, but my cutscenes are banished to the top left corner of the screen. It's like watching a video on an iphone.

    I'd love to see this character model mod (and any others that improve the game)

    Also, while we're on the subject of old school Star Wars games, I want to try X-Wing/TIE Fighter, yet I hear they're a pain to set up. Can anyone help me out? I suppose I should start with actually tracking down a copy of the games. Too bad they're not on Steam.
     
  3. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Here's some thread somewhere with install instructions for the mod I mentioned: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=25545971

    Installing X-wing and TIE Fighter are easy if you have the original (superior!) DOS Collector CD versions: get dosbox, mount your CD-ROM drive, and play! I play TIE all the time. :)

    If you're using Xwing95 or TIE95, you have to download a 32-bit installer from the interwebs, make a special install disc, and install from that, then use your original play discs when you play. Also you have to install some silly 3d accelerator patch for modern computers. Also you have to deal with sucky, sucky, subpar, stupid remakes that eliminate the iMUSE from the game and therefore completely ruin the game experience but instead replace the awesome music with stupid CD audio played on a loop. Oh, and all they give you in return is an improved out-of-combat interface and art, and XvT style ships. Not worth it -- go for DOS!
     
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  4. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Ouch- TIE Fighter collectors edition is running for $150. Thank the gods for used versions.
     
  5. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Behold the glory.
     
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  6. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, never get the unopened price tag for old games -- for some reason those are prohibitively high while used copies tend to be dirt cheap.

    As far as JK's cutscenes: that's a limitation of the game. The steam version was designed to play them in a small window because FMVs can't just be set at a full screen resolution like video game renders can. I'm actually glad they did that, because normally games with low-res cutscenes played in fullscreen mode just jack your monitor's screen res up and down repeatedly... which is not good.
     
  7. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  8. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    :eek:
    Yeah thx I will pass and stick to non horror stuff ;)
     
  9. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Makes me Patriotic little heart burst with pride.

    "Some other British prisoners were singing a rude song to the tune of "Deutschland uber Alles" as they passed two high German officials in uniform. When one of these officials said "That's going a little too far, my friends", one of the prisoners who understood German called back "We're not your friends, we're British."

    "The crowning insult was the disfigurement of a portrait of the Führer in a station waiting room by a British prisoner who drew rude pictures over it."

    [face_tee_hee]
     
  10. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    You should just start a company like Geek Squad that goes from house to house setting up 20-year-old games for people. Say, I dunno...Rogue Squad. :D
     
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  11. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I wish I could remember the name of the French movie that I watched about Hitler's takeover of Paris; all I remember is that it was about a boys' school which the main characters attended.

    There was a scene in which two of the boys were talking to German soldiers standing on a street corner; the headmaster asked another student what they were doing, and the student replied, "Giving the Germans wrong directions."
     
  12. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    Au Revoir Les Enfants
     
  13. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Thank you!
     
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  14. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    AdmiralNick22 - Emmy nominations are out and House of Cards, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright all got nominated. I so loved this series - so thanks for encouraging people to watch it. Can't wait for S2.
     
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  15. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Did you check out the British version, too?
     
  16. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    I'm sure you'll be disappointed in me, but no.
     
  17. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Do it. Do it now.
     
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  18. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I just started following another handful of people.

    SORRY IF IT FREAKS YOU OUT.

    (I'm not actually sorry)
     
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  19. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Awesome! They both deserve the nominations, plus I cannot wait for the next season! :D

    --Adm. Nick
     
  20. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    That actually looks more Twin Peaksian... color me intrigued.
     
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  21. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    heh, I maintain a very exclusive list of followers (actually mostly that I'm lazy and rarely think to add people, but I prefer the other explanation!)

    But I suppose I should add you or something.
     
  22. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's exactly what it is.
     
  23. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Uli's been following me for a year, and he hasn't caught me yet! [face_mischief]
     
  24. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's all about the chase, precious.
     
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  25. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm not really sure what the purpose of following is. If you're stalking someone, it doesn't seem like a very good idea to give them a heads up about it.
     
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