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#122408 - 04/25/03 10:10 AM I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
atomicmutant Offline
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Hey folks, after quite the absence, I'm back.......

We're all very happy about the PC Gamer review! They gave us an "excellent" rating...82%!

I'd like you all to know that we've released a patch for Atomic Mutant!

It's available at The Atomic Mutant Website on the last page of the book. It's only about 3MB.

It contains a few bug fixes and compatability fixes for different video cards. (Jenny100, you're all set....!)

There's some differences in the way the puny humans behave, slight AI enhancement.

More importantly, there's a treat for people that have purchased the game. One of the most heard complaints was that the monster blocks
the view. Well, we've included some different camera views to address
that, and have some fun, too. Included are

-New "farther away and up" view that gives a new perspective and gets the monster out of the way...as requested...
-FIRST PERSON view. Look down upon your prey and SMASH!
-PUNY HUMAN THROW CAM. At first, this view looks an awful lot like the
default view. But, go pick up a soldier or civilian and give 'em a throw...see what happens....tee hee.

Thanks for all your support on this forum, and THANK YOU to everyone who has purchased the game.....!!

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#122409 - 04/25/03 02:02 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
gatorlaw Offline
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Thanks for the update info. Have to go get the patch. I thought the view angle on the monster was a problem at times, myself. I am definitely intrigued by the what the "puny human throw cam" improvement is like. laugh

Laura
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#122410 - 04/25/03 02:25 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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You already sent me the small patch for the Matrox card, which worked great. Should I install this second patch over it or start with a fresh install (uninstall and reinstall) and then use the patch?

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#122411 - 04/25/03 06:32 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
atomicmutant Offline
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Jenny, I think you can just install this patch, shouldn't be a problem (and if it is, we'll fix it for ya!) How's that for a deal? smile

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#122412 - 04/26/03 08:59 AM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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This patch makes a great game even better! laugh

Taking out planes with the FIRST PERSON EYE BLAST is evil fun. And PUNY HUMAN THROW CAM is even more evil. And even more fun. wink

The crazed programmers of Canopy Games now join that select group of whom it can be said..."They took away their stove and they became...deranged!"

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#122413 - 04/26/03 10:25 AM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
atomicmutant Offline
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OK, leave it to Mr. Lipid to come up with a pop culture reference that is both wholly appropriate and maddeningly obscure.... smile

I give. Where's that line from?

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#122414 - 04/27/03 04:26 AM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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atomicmutant;
This is the first I've seen of the game,it looks very interesting where do I get it???

Did you notice we're neighbors? smile


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#122415 - 04/27/03 10:24 AM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
atomicmutant Offline
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ozma.....good to meetcha Minneapolitan! You'd think that our hometown teams of Best Buy and Target would carry the game, but noooooooooo......
Your best chance is, believe it or not, at Wal Mart..they made a large order.

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#122416 - 04/28/03 04:36 AM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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Well of all the nerve of them,at least Walmart has the good sense to place an order.As it happens I was planning on going to Walmart today.I'll let you know if I have any luck finding it.

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#122417 - 04/28/03 12:06 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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atomicmutant,

That silly line, which was originally "They took away his stove and he became...deranged," is actually a variation on wonderfully awful movie tagline copy.

I was heading south on I-94 some years ago and heard one of those overheated "They took away his (something or other) and he became (the title of the movie)."

It was at that moment that the idea of doing ridiculous movie taglines presented itself. Imagine, if you will, "They gave him back his beaker and he became...revialed" or "They took away his lamp and he became...delighted."

You get the idea. wink

By the way, there is film entitled Deranged, directed by the same guy who gave us the Porky's series and A Christmas Story: Bob Clark.

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#122418 - 04/28/03 03:36 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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Hey Atomic, just for the heck of it, how about sharing the website for your game smile (purty please?)

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#122419 - 04/28/03 03:51 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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Allow me... wink

The website for I Was an Atomic Mutant is cleverly concealed HERE .

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#122420 - 04/28/03 05:39 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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You are in for fun now Burpee, the Mutant site is almost as much fun as the game. Bewary - it has puny human cams all over the place. Join the strong - become one of us and rule the world BWAH-HA-HA-HA

Hmmm in honor of Mr. Lipid

They took away her tunes and she became...de-composed. laugh

Laura
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#122421 - 04/28/03 08:46 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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Laura,

They gave her back her power and she became...revolted! wink

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#122422 - 04/28/03 09:47 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
burpee Offline
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Just have to check out the puny human cams...sounds like a hoot smile

Does this one work Mr. Lipid?

They took away her ORE and she saw it as IRON-Y.

Keep my day job, right?

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#122423 - 04/28/03 11:21 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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The demo gives you a great appreciation for this gem of a game. You'll end up sucked into buying this one - I bet. It's arcade with an easy to play interface and loaded with charm. If anyone searches back in their memories - they will recall the desire to be real big and stomp around the place. laugh

OK - we have switched pre-fixes ehh.

They took away her hard drive and she felt defiled.

Then they plugged her into the Matrix and she became re-animated. laugh

Laura
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#122424 - 04/28/03 11:26 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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They sauteed his melonballer, and he became . . . ENGULFED!!

or, how about,

They liked his game, and he became thrilled and thankful... smile

NOW! Brought to you by the power of a thousand towering CARROTS!! The most incredible experience of swollen ankle proportions!! The
game they couldn't kill has now become the blockbuster gumwad on your shoe!! Fly with us now back in time through mosquito netting and SEE the prophecy of BOYSENBERRY revealed!!
Starts Friday!!

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#122425 - 04/29/03 08:14 AM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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I think that I'm the gumwad on the bottom of the shoe Atomic laugh Your site is fun ...I'm off to check out my local Walmart for the game today (doesn't every town own a Walmart??).

The tired girls SAT down and they began to LAPSE. Laps, sat, lapse...get it? ahem...

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#122426 - 04/29/03 01:53 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
randwill Offline
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Hmm. Before I can find the first puzzle or engage in interaction or dialogue with any other characters a giant monster walks around, falls over and it says The End.

Is the story complex and engaging enough on an intellectual and emotional level once you find other locations and people?
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#122427 - 04/29/03 02:49 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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Quote:
Is the story complex and engaging enough on an intellectual and emotional level once you find other locations and people?
Well this game engages and stimulates by reducing all negotiations, challenges and conundrums to their most basic form - the desire to communicate effectively and completely.

Atomic Mutant reduces all jargon, cant and chat to a moment of pure emotional clarity. I squish you - therefore I am. laugh

Laura
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#122428 - 04/29/03 02:54 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
randwill Offline
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Oh. Got it.

If anybody needs me I'll be over at Just Adventure. smile
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#122429 - 04/29/03 03:26 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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I thought you were joking Randwill. oops smile

To me Atomic Mutant is a great time killer game that I keep on my hard drive - like Bejeweled - but so much funnier and in it's own deliciously warped way engaging. It's a tribute to all the Sci Fi B Movies from the 50's and 60's.

It's not a shooter - more like a first person very simple arcade type game with lots of unusual charm. It is one of the strangest and most fun diversionary games I have played. You are the giant mutant, you can watch through your eyes or through cinema scope with all the people in the movie theatre or drive in audience. It is pure silly fun. laugh

Didn't intend to make light of your question - I assumed you knew about the game.

Laura
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#122430 - 04/29/03 03:42 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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Oh, I WAS being silly. And I love the old B movie graphics surrounding the game. It's just not what I usually enjoy playing, nor what I usualy see discussed here.

Well, I'm off to contemplate quite settings with strange mechanical devices that need to be figured out and manipulated. No rush. Take aaaalll the time you need...
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#122431 - 04/29/03 03:54 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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I love pure adventure games, games that let you stroll and explore. Things to see, doors to peek behind - all those wonderful times.

But to me it's a lot like my reading habits. I have all the classics and greats. Most days I want to revel in time spent with Dickens, F.Scott or Hesse. But some days I choose to sit on the porch with a stack of comics, a hostess cupcake and an ice cold Dr. Pepper. All are pure pleasure. smile

Laura
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#122432 - 04/29/03 05:19 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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Laura, variety is certainly the spice of life and I also like to mix up my games and play different kinds every now and then. I'm now the proud owner of a fledgling atomic mutant. With a little love, patience and hands on learning he will grown to be a great big human crushing mutant.

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#122433 - 04/29/03 07:59 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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You know, I'm just as surprised as any of you to find this game being discussed here. I will say, I've felt very welcome, thank you.
Funny thing is, we did want to have a story as part of what we were doing...budget and time again....over at Canopy we're a lot of storyteller/filmmaker types who have a lot of love for the adventure genre. Would love to make a game like that someday.
For now, I don't think that Reptomicus would do very well with figuring out strange mechanical devices. Or, wait, he'd just smash them. Some adventure.

They took away his opposable thumb and he became . . . . fruit-a-licious!!

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#122434 - 05/01/03 11:03 AM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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When they took away the King's toilet he was ... dethrowned.

(Don't hurt me)
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#122435 - 05/01/03 11:05 AM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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I can't believe I mispelled "throne."

You can hurt me now.
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#122436 - 05/01/03 12:39 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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"hurt" "hurt" How's that feel? laugh

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#122437 - 05/01/03 01:49 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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lol You guys are too much.

Laura
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#122438 - 05/01/03 02:20 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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Too much, eh!? wink

I'll have you know they took away my dust and I became...demoted! laugh

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#122439 - 05/02/03 09:47 AM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
Howard the Doc Offline
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Oh, Burpee you hurt me so good I was like a broken window...re-pained.
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#122440 - 05/02/03 12:04 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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Howard and Mr. Lipid, your words are not poetry to my ears, I'm sorry to say...they should be RE-VERSED.

(mwuahahahahaha)

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#122441 - 05/02/03 12:13 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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They took away his Lipid Burpee, and he became . . . Howard the Doc.

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#122442 - 05/02/03 12:23 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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By Reptilicus - I think she's got it!!

They were jolted by Burpee's jaunty phrase and she became re-charged.

Laura
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#122443 - 05/02/03 01:42 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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I think this "thread" will become the Reptilicus of the board. If it lapses, someone will pick it up again and it will be re-sewn (sown)(sewed)(sowed). WHATEVER! I'm going to get me to a punnery and then return with a new habit.
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#122444 - 05/02/03 05:43 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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Actually, this post should move over to the TRIVIA forum. Three of these posts will be scrutinized scientifically and maybe deemed TRI-VIAL.

Gee, that's almost as bad as Doc's <huge impish grin>

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#122445 - 05/07/03 09:04 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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This is, without a doubt the funniest thread I've read in a long time! I have NO idea what this game is about but I really would like to read more! So here I am bumping it up so maybe there will be! MORE!!! smile
This is heavy on my mind...so I am awaiting!!!!! eek
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#122446 - 05/07/03 10:37 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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Ahem -

Looney posted this thread back up on top and it became re-booted.

Hey it's late - best I could come up with laugh

Laura *after ravaging half the town is now queen of the gigantic mutant women's League*
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#122447 - 05/08/03 06:18 AM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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Sacre bleu, ze gauntlet has been thrrrown (throne?). (Pardon my French)

If you are "re-booting" this thread then the bad puns will cause you to C"PU" and make your BIOSphere cringe. Your aggravation will make your WINDOWS steam and your OS crash. Your hard drive will become floppy and your heat...sink!

(Uh oh, here comes Witchen or MaG or Gaterlaw with the blue pencil to GIVE me the boot. I'll be redacted).
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#122448 - 05/08/03 11:48 AM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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No worries Doc,I think I will have to think hard to top the use of "de-moted" though. Clever Mr. Lipid - very clever, downright verbally devious. laugh

Laura
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#122449 - 05/08/03 05:03 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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I had no idea that this thread was still alive <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />

After playing RIVEN, adventure games becamed DE-MYST-IFIED.

Keep it up Doc and you'll be THRONE from this forum laugh

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#122450 - 05/08/03 05:38 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
atomicmutant Offline
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They UNRAVELLED the THREAD about the PATCH . . .
SEW, they were NEEDLED by an ATOMIC PINCUSHION
until they were in STITCHES.

Even the Brain from Beyond Infinity cannot fathom
what in blue blazes is going on here.

Has anybody seen Steve?

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#122451 - 05/08/03 09:22 PM Re: I Was a PATCHED Atomic Mutant!!
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There's no groaning from me Atomic...that was excellent smile

The announcer at the HAT show gave a RE-CAP of what the audience just saw.

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