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#122041 - 04/08/03 09:14 AM Re: list of games where DVD is better than CD?
Betty Lou Offline
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More to the point for this subject - how short or how long is the list of games available on DVD as well as CD? And where would one look for/buy them? Is every new game released available on both CD & DVD? I don't remember seeing a DVD version option when ordering a game.
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#122042 - 04/08/03 01:34 PM Re: list of games where DVD is better than CD?
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
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The main gain with DVDs for me is avoiding CD swapping. Image quality may only be marginally better and on some systems not really noticeable.
This is my primary motive in preference for the DVD version of many games.

As for differences. I don't think the graphics were very different in the DVD Atlantis 3/Beyond Atlantis 2 - but I did notice that I had little of the glitch errors that many others ran into with the CD version. I never used a patch or anything with the game.

Schizm is one game that was intended for DVD only - but they made a scaled down CD version to make it more marketable. I was thrilled with the DVD version of this game.

On Dark Side of The moon - I think playing it on DVD is almost a must to really appreciate the game. There is CD swapping to the extreme in the game and it can ruin the experience. (Every time you enter the elevator you have to swap CD's and then back depending on where you go.)

The rest I am not sure about.


#122043 - 04/08/03 03:31 PM Re: list of games where DVD is better than CD?
Magician Offline
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Nod - although the lack of CD swapping is something I do (and highly) appreciate, getting DVD versions of the game is sometime very problematic for me at best - schizm was "widely" available on DVD, yet it took the better part of 2 and a half months for me just to track down a copy, when a CD version is available at just about every major game retailer store here in Sydney. Same case with lightbringer... in fact, other than Riven DVD, I don't think I have ever seen PC DVD games in stores here at all...

This is what prompted me to bring up this thread - so by being more informed about differences between CD and DVD versions, I can tell if it's worth digging and hunting for the DVD, or should I simply settle for CD version (and maybe use some virtual drive and copy everything to the HDD?)...

#122044 - 04/08/03 06:47 PM Re: list of games where DVD is better than CD?
Salar of Myst Offline
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It'd be nice if more dvd versions were readily available in stores. *nods*

I settled for the Schizm cd version initially because I didnt know how to mail order it. (I just got the dvd from Dreamcatcher & Im looking forward to it but TOS comes first!)

maybe somebody will consider worth their while to put all the classic graphic adventure gems on dvd one of these days. I know I'd buy 'em. heh

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#122045 - 04/08/03 10:24 PM Re: list of games where DVD is better than CD?
granny Offline
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Registered: 08/27/99
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I can safely say that the graphics on JMan 3 are the same on DVD as CD. I played the DVD game on my W98 while the kid next door played the CD game on my Win95, and they were identical. We even synchronized the sound a whole bunch of times and had a ball playing in Quad sound. lol Even tromping back and forth over the big bridge in Shangri-La.
It is much better to not have to swap the discs tho, every time you needed to Time Jump.
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#122046 - 04/09/03 03:57 PM Re: list of games where DVD is better than CD?
Magician Offline
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well, I just checked out a couple of reviews, and it seems that lightbringer DVD actually contains better graphics and sound effects than the CD version... time to get the DVD version I guess wink

#122047 - 04/09/03 04:10 PM Re: list of games where DVD is better than CD?
oldman Offline
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Now my interest is peaked and I searched for the DVD version of Journeyman Project 3 and just missed it by a few hours on ebay. Does anyone know of a place where the DVD version can be obtained?
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