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#1411 seamoss

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:28 AM

Blah, I'm still undecided on this bundle, I only have Gemini Rue. Blackwell's 640x400 rez is like so 20 years ago.


Almost all AGS games, including the Blackwell ones, allow you to use a graphics filter to scale the game resolution. Typically there's an executable called winsetup.exe in the same directory as the game (it's actually the same as running the game itself with the --setup flag). Run it, select "Run game in window instead of full-screen", and pick a graphics filter that scales the window resolution to the one you want. The scaling is not perfect, but since these are mostly pixel graphics anyway, it's definitely playable at higher resolutions. I play almost all AGS games like this (some have better looking filters like hqx ones).

#1412 motoki

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:34 AM

Blah, I'm still undecided on this bundle, I only have Gemini Rue. Blackwell's 640x400 rez is like so 20 years ago.


LOL You're still stuck on that point, huh?. ;)

It is what it is. Indie Adventure games keep using AGS until something better comes out and Indie RPGs keep using RPG Maker until something better comes out. The problem is the 'until something better comes out' part never seems to happen. I think there's a real demand for advanced creation software that make those sorts of games in higher resolutions but they don't exist.

The other problem is when working with 2D you can't really scale it like 3D and if you make it at a higher resolution then you lock out people still running lower resolutions so it's easier just to do lowest common denominator. Plus once you get into 3D you have to worry about meshes and textures and making sure there's not holes on the world and all that good stuff and it's just generally a lot more work to create and test.

FWIW the Blackwell games come off pretty well even at that resolution but there's definitely a retro vibe to them. Anyway Adventure games are more about stories than visuals generally.

TL;DR if you want to play indie adventure games and RPGs you pretty much have to get used to low resolutions or just not bother.

#1413 motoki

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:21 PM

Anyone else still not get the Desura key for Da New Guyz yet?

I should have known better than to buy the bundle before all the bonuses were added since Groupees seems to be good for this 'new purchasers after the bonus was added get their keys right away but existing purchasers don't' nonsense.

Not sure how long I should wait before contacting support.

#1414 gilby

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:47 PM

Anyone else still not get the Desura key for Da New Guyz yet?

I should have known better than to buy the bundle before all the bonuses were added since Groupees seems to be good for this 'new purchasers after the bonus was added get their keys right away but existing purchasers don't' nonsense.


That's not it. It's more of a "some people randomly don't get their keys right away" I think. I bought mine before the last bonus hit and I'm showing a key for Da New Guyz.

Not sure how long I should wait before contacting support.


I'd say right away, actually.

#1415 Wapcaplet

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:15 PM

Anyone else still not get the Desura key for Da New Guyz yet?


Looks like they're working on it:

Yes, Desura keys for Da New Guys will be added shortly... that was an unplanned bonus that was added after we reached the second goal and discussed with Dave Gilbert. Posted Image


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:36 AM

Somebody over on SPUF said that a new Build-A-Bundle is coming next week. I have no way of confirming if this is accurate or not. If he got the info from the main chat, it's probably buried in a sea of pointless chatter and I'm sure not gonna go fishing for it.

Sounds plausible though. I just wish they didn't make announcements like this in that main chat window where all the retarded slugs congregate.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:40 AM

Somebody over on SPUF said that a new Build-A-Bundle is coming next week. I have no way of confirming of this is accurate or not. If he got the info from the main chat, it's probably buried in a sea of pointless chatter and I'm sure not gonna go fishing for it.

Sounds plausible though. I just wish they didn't make announcements like this in that main chat window where all the retarded slugs congregate.


I just saw Johhny Cappucino talking about it in the chat...so its confirmed.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:51 AM

Somebody over on SPUF said that a new Build-A-Bundle is coming next week. I have no way of confirming of this is accurate or not. If he got the info from the main chat, it's probably buried in a sea of pointless chatter and I'm sure not gonna go fishing for it.

Sounds plausible though. I just wish they didn't make announcements like this in that main chat window where all the retarded slugs congregate.


He got it from chat.One of the support dudes says it will start this week...no day though
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:52 AM

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:40 AM

no Da New Guys Desura key for me yet.
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#1421 spoderman

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:42 AM

no Da New Guys Desura key for me yet.


Groupees is waiting for the developer to provide them with keys. They don't have them yet. Da New Guys wasn't originally planned to be a bonus, got thrown in at the last minute, explaining why they don't have keys. Might take a few days because the dev probably has to contact Desura for the keys, which can take time.

#1422 spoderman

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:51 AM

The page is up for Build a Bundle 5.

http://groupees.com/bab5

Bundle goes live in 1 day and 20 hours.

Also, Desura keys have been provided for Da New Guys.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

The page is up for Build a Bundle 5.

http://groupees.com/bab5

Bundle goes live in 1 day and 20 hours.

Also, Desura keys have been provided for Da New Guys.


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#1424 DaiMonPaul

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

Sweet! Any ideas what might be in this Build a Bundle? The dude standing on a rock and the lightning bolts are apparently clues...

As a side note, the new Bundlestars #5 is live, and the latest Bundle-in-a-Box launched today, too. I'd expect to see the next IG soon, as well. Lots of bundles coming out!

#1425 motoki

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:37 PM

Da New Guys Desura keys are up.

#1426 dbolt

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:48 PM

Sweet! Any ideas what might be in this Build a Bundle? The dude standing on a rock and the lightning bolts are apparently clues...

As a side note, the new Bundlestars #5 is live, and the latest Bundle-in-a-Box launched today, too. I'd expect to see the next IG soon, as well. Lots of bundles coming out!


Maybe Tesla The Weather Man or Storm in a Teacup

#1427 Drabelincoln

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:58 PM

Maybe Tesla The Weather Man or Storm in a Teacup


Tesla the weatherman looks interesting. Tesla vs Edison.

#1428 spoderman

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:52 PM

Tesla the weatherman looks interesting. Tesla vs Edison.


It's been bundled before though, I'm hoping for Storm in a Teacup.

Tesla was in the 2nd Indie Underdog Pack, which I'm guessing most people didn't get, or have forgotten by now. Was a pretty good deal if you didn't mind it all being desura keys.

They've added a new hint that looks sort of like Rico - A Tale of 2 Brothers. There are supposedly 3 hints on the page, maybe the cat is also a hint? lol

Other than that.. it's likely that a Daedalic Entertainment game will be in the bundle. Someone posted a guesslist mentioning Deponia, Edna & Harvey, and The Whispered World, and an admin confirmed one of the games would be in a bundle "soon".

#1429 Stonekeep

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:41 PM

Get it Here: http://groupees.com/bab5 Create your own custom bundle from a selection of 9 games. Pick any 2 games for a minimum of $1.50 and support Child's Play in the process.

Game titles include: Storm in a Teacup, Manhunter, Marvin's Mittens, Dawnstar, Oddworld Abe's Oddysee + Exoddus, Geneforge Saga, Spellforce: Platinum, Lume, Dawning. + Music and a Bonus games. Like, Share, Spread the word and #MakeGreatHappen.


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I'm gonna get Spellforce because I've missed it for like 3 times, the Geneforge Saga and probably Oddword because I've lost my cds.

I'm already in love.

#1430 spoderman

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:45 PM

Get it Here: http://groupees.com/bab5 Create your own custom bundle from a selection of 9 games. Pick any 2 games for a minimum of $1.50 and support Child's Play in the process.

Game titles include: Storm in a Teacup, Manhunter, Marvin's Mittens, Dawnstar, Oddworld Abe's Oddysee + Exoddus, Geneforge Saga, Spellforce: Platinum, Lume, Dawning. + Music and a Bonus games. Like, Share, Spread the word and #MakeGreatHappen.


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I'm gonna get Spellforce because I've missed it for like 3 times, the Geneforge Saga and probably Oddword because I've lost my cds.

I'm already in love.


I think they made a typo.. Geneforge Saga isn't in the video. Only ones I have are Lume and the Oddworld games, so it seems like a decent bundle.

#1431 Stonekeep

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:55 PM

I think they made a typo.. Geneforge Saga isn't in the video. Only ones I have are Lume and the Oddworld games, so it seems like a decent bundle.

You're right, it's Nethergate.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:04 PM

I only have the Oddworld games nice! :)

#1433 Drabelincoln

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:22 PM

I think they made a typo.. Geneforge Saga isn't in the video. Only ones I have are Lume and the Oddworld games, so it seems like a decent bundle.


Maybe geneforge is a bonus and the leaked it. Wouldn't surprise me

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

Get it Here: http://groupees.com/bab5 Create your own custom bundle from a selection of 9 games. Pick any 2 games for a minimum of $1.50 and support Child's Play in the process.

Game titles include: Storm in a Teacup, Manhunter, Marvin's Mittens, Dawnstar, Oddworld Abe's Oddysee + Exoddus, Geneforge Saga, Spellforce: Platinum, Lume, Dawning. + Music and a Bonus games. Like, Share, Spread the word and #MakeGreatHappen.


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I'm gonna get Spellforce because I've missed it for like 3 times, the Geneforge Saga and probably Oddword because I've lost my cds.

I'm already in love.


Storm in a Teacup - Want
Manhunter - Don't want
Marvin's Mittens - Already own (courtesy the devs over on NeoGAF)
Dawnstar - Never heard of until now, but kinda want
Oddworld Abe's Oddysee + Exoddus - Already own
Nethergate: Resurrection - kinda want, but might wait for it's inevitable inclusion with Indie Royale or IndieGameStand
Spellforce: Platinum - Already own
Lume - Already own
Dawning - Never heard of until now, but I'm not all that interested.

Not a bad bundle, but there's little there of interest that I don't already own.

#1435 spoderman

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

Maybe geneforge is a bonus and the leaked it. Wouldn't surprise me


Could be.. but I hope not. Apparently every new BAB will likely have a repeat game from a previous Be Mine.. Not a fan of this.

#1436 juanjava

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

Spellforce is a great game. I bought it in a steam bundle a looong time ago and played a couple hours. Should be back to it.

I only want storm in a teacup until now.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

Gonna grab this one for Dawnstar (ARPG in space) and SpellForce.

For some reason the title "manhunter" gives me the creeps.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:00 AM

Deal is live!!! :)

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:40 AM

Hm. I just want Lume. I love Spiderweb, but Nethergate looks too old and uninteresting to me.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:42 AM

Hm. I just want Lume. I love Spiderweb, but Nethergate looks too old and uninteresting to me.



Groupees many times has sort of a "special" hour later in the bundle's life where they allow you to buy just one game at a time. Or you could see if anyone who is buying the bundle would be willing to buy Lume and pass you the key at cost.

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