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Re: Been playing Sacred a bit. #231618
17/05/04 09:25 PM
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That has been misunderstood a bit.

The reality is that the copy-protection is so aggressive that the game sometimes won't run (I've seen reports of that) when Nero or Alcohol is on your hard drive (well, Alcohol isn't healthy, anyway).

That's it what was meant.



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Re: Been playing Sacred a bit. #231619
20/05/04 09:07 AM
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What Diablo had were randomized dungeons, fantastic graphics (for the time), and a lack of competition for a few years so it could claim to be the first.




Bzzzzz!! Wrong. Sword of Fargoal had it all; literally decades before Diablo.





Just thought I would point that out!

Re: Been playing Sacred a bit. #231620
20/05/04 11:21 AM
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Yikes... those screenshots look like they came from a Mac... if so you have my sympathies

Re: Been playing Sacred a bit. #231621
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Bzzzzz!! Wrong. Sword of Fargoal had it all; literally decades before Diablo.

Er, what you're demonstrating is exactly what I was saying, above. Maybe that part about the "lack of competition for a few years" wasn't clear enough. Sword of Fargoal was much, much earlier (I remember playing it with friends when it first appeared on their new machine). If we look to PC games made within say, 3 years before Diablo, there was nothing. And given the young gamer's retention span and knowledge of computer gaming, 3 years was asking a lot. Most think CRPGs began with BG1, and consider Diablo a "model RPG."

Re: Been playing Sacred a bit. #231622
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Reminds me of Nethack ...



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Re: Been playing Sacred a bit. #231623
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Yikes... those screenshots look like they came from a Mac... if so you have my sympathies




Heh- It's still a fun game to play to this day. Built on the Vic 20, refined on the Commodore 64, I believe it was released on the Mac as well. You can score it here after you get bored of BD. Home of the Underdogs.

Re: Been playing Sacred a bit. #231624
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Most think CRPGs began with BG1, and consider Diablo a "model RPG."





LOL Not from where I come from. My first recollections of CRPG's include Phantasy, Bard's Tale (there's a remake in the works folks), and Ultima. I suppose there where Rogue-like games ahead of those mind you (or maybe text-based games), maybe on the PET or some such. However, I see you point regardless.

Re: Been playing Sacred a bit. #231625
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I really liked Sacred, but after playing it for 20 hours and finally beating it, it had gotten kind of repetitive. Still, 20 hours was a good amount of time to invest, so I'd say that the game is worthwhile. However, it's not as good as Divine Divinity or Beyond Divinity, which are both in their own class.

Re: Been playing Sacred a bit. #231626
21/05/04 12:30 PM
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BG 1 LoL
Diablo model RPG ROFLMAO, mindless hack&slash is more like it, 0 RPG !

For those of you who want to play old abandonware games on Win XP etc :


http://www.angelfire.com/realm/zeroone/

remember to also install the vddms sound plugin !

HF

Re: Been playing Sacred a bit. #231627
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LOL Not from where I come from. My first recollections of CRPG's include Phantasy, Bard's Tale (there's a remake in the works folks), and Ultima. I suppose there where Rogue-like games ahead of those mind you (or maybe text-based games), maybe on the PET or some such. However, I see you point regardless.




The Phantasy games! Great stuff. Haven't heard anybody mention them in years. Ultima I got me involved in gaming away from a mainframe. Fascinating times, those, before it became a straight-jacketed industry.

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