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#122522 - 07/23/02 02:34 PM Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
Marcie Offline
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Jonathan Boakes
--XXv Productions
--www.xxvproductions.co.uk/darkfall
I just received my copy of Dark Fall today, so it only took 5 days (ordered on the 18th). Pretty good, but.................. that's just what appears to be what I got.... a copy..... no booklet/ pamphlet only a little 3/5 note with instructions on installing
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#122523 - 07/23/02 02:46 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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If you hold the CD up to the light, you may notice that one side has a sort of ring along the outer edge. That is the reading side and the side that should face down. The CD is not completely full of data and the ring along the outer edge is the part without data written to it.
If you can't see it, just stick the CD in and if your drive can't read it, flip it over and see if the other side will read. Once you figure out which side faces up, you can write on it with a magic marker to make it easier to tell.

Jonathan Boakes produced this game himself and is not part of a big company. So the packaging is low tech.

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#122524 - 07/23/02 02:48 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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And the game manual is on the disk, along with some hints.

I usually don't bother taking extensive notes when playing. Boy, do I regret it this time. I need to start over, and map the whole place, and take detailed notes for each room. I don't see how to coordinate all the information otherwise.

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#122525 - 07/23/02 02:48 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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I just got my copy yesterday., and it's packaged the same as yours! I know it looks like a bootleg copy, but it's a small company (or maybe just one person), so I guess that accounts for the lack of a printed manual. I do admit at least some kind of label on the CD would be nice! After all, if you ever decide to trade it away, you don't want the person you send it to thinking you made an illegal copy!

That actualy happend to me when I traded my copy of Hopkins FBI. It was shipped with no box in a padded envelope, and the name of the game was just written with a felt tip marker! I ordered directly from the company that made the game, but when I traded it, the person I sent it to accussed me of trading bootleg copies & she asked for her game back!
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#122526 - 07/23/02 02:51 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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Case was tricky? just push the black button in the middle <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" /> wink

-Polo
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#122527 - 07/23/02 02:56 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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I found it easier to just look at the CD and find the side that is gold-toned. THAT is the side that goes down in your CDROM. The silver side goes up. The gold side has the data on it.

AND....the answer to "who is Jonathan Boakes?" A GENIUS!!!! DARK FALL is one of the best games that I've ever played. And being a one-man-company sure didn't detract from the quality of this FINE game! Label or no label! (Incidentally.....none of the CDs have a label. He made them himself. He can DO that.....he created the game!)
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#122528 - 07/23/02 03:34 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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Thanks everyone! lol
As soon as I finish the two I'm currently playing, I'll load this.... I can hardly wait, I've heard so many good things from all the Boomers! Jenny and GirlG thanks for letting me know which side is up lol Thanks! Polo, once I put my glasses on I was able to read those little "push here" buttons before I snapped the danged thing in half eek
nolalou, I can REALLY see that happening!!!! Guess this game won't be going any where except in my own PC wink
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#122529 - 07/23/02 04:04 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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Yes, Jonathan is a genius, And he is a really nice chap!

Did you realise he gave up his dayjob just so he could finish Dark Fall early??? Planned release was next Christmas. (there is a bit in the game where a date shows 2003 so I asked him!!)

I hope XXV productions can do loads more, if so I'm sure they will be in business for years!!

Tally, I hate taking notes, but found myself just scribbling things down as I was going along... all over about 4 different scraps of paper!!! I have now got a very messy desk smile

Hugs

Tig wave
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#122530 - 07/23/02 05:20 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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If you put it in wrong side up, it doesn't matter, you just eject it an flip it over! wink Oh and don't forget to take notes!
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#122531 - 07/23/02 05:45 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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I just looked at my Dark Fall notes- 21 pages! OK, it's a small notebook - about 4" x 6". lol

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#122532 - 07/23/02 05:51 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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I made TONS of notes during this game! More than I EVER have on a game! I think that was partially due to the fact that I really "became" the ghosthunter and wanted my "data" all in order! I sure love this game. I haven't completed it yet, but am very close. I have referred back to my notes QUITE a few times, so I think note-taking is a good idea here.
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#122533 - 07/23/02 05:57 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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I ordered mine the same time as Marcie, so I should get it tomorrow or the next day, Im really looking forward to it, but am going to try to wait
awhile before I play,Im glad this topic came up otherwise I probably would have been a little freaked out when I got the game, thinking it was a bootleg. wave
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#122534 - 07/23/02 07:11 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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Hi there,

All very surreal, popping on to GB's and reading "Who is Jonathan Boakes". Ummm, I am. I think. <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />

Blank CD's were part of the concept, and were meant to add mystery. Which they seem to be doing. As well as a conceptual puzzle element. (To get text printed on Cd's is actually quite cheap, by the way).

Small outfit, is definitely true, it is just me, so you can rest assured knowing that I burnt each CD, packed each case, and licked those 3 stamps on the package! Urgh. They taste horrible!

As for printed material, I actually decided to "go green" and not get a booklet printed. As soon as anything goes to print it is "out of date". Having said that, with all the notes your having to make I've obviously felled a few pines anyway! If you run into any trouble, you can contact me via the site address.

Tally Ho, GirlGeek, Tigger, SuMac,
You do realise that I'm going to have to plant several trees tomorrow! laugh

Jonathan
--XXv Productions
--www.xxvproductions.co.uk/darkfall
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#122535 - 07/23/02 07:19 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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Arent you suppose to hire a sexy sectary to lick the stamps Jonathan? rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes lol

-Polo
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#122536 - 07/23/02 07:22 PM Re: Who Is Jonathan Boakes?
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Polo, I tried, but couldn't find anyone suitable. Does Bruno want a job?
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