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#141755 - 05/10/07 02:34 PM Got Scratches Director's Cut Today
Tracy Offline
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Hi everyone. The doorbell just rang and it was the UPS guy with my Scratch's Director's Cut. I'm so glad it finally got here...I ordered it nearly two months ago and I was wondering when it would arrive! smile

Anyway, I haven't had a chance to play it yet but when I do I'll pop back in to talk about the game and how it's different from the original. I'm looking forward to seeing what new goodies they've put in!

Cat
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#141762 - 05/10/07 02:38 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Tracy]
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Ohhhhhhhhhh Cat nice..

I was going to order it...

But I figured I try & get it on a Trade
Being I have so Many Good New Games to Trade..

Have Fun !!!! Also Please Let us know what you think..

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#141766 - 05/10/07 02:40 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Tracy]
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Well please don't spend any more time writing until you've loaded and played the game. I too have been waiting for months, but mine didn't come today and I am really curious. Be sure to let us (OK, me!)know what you think.


Edited by The Haze (05/10/07 02:41 PM)

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#141767 - 05/10/07 02:41 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Tracy]
Marian Offline
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This just showed up in my mailbox this morning along with Penumbra Overture; InteractCD comes through again! (Thank you, Dave!) happydance

I don't know how soon I will be getting to Scratches Director's Cut but will let you know when I do (and I will be following this thread). wave

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#141781 - 05/10/07 02:58 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Marian]
Becky Offline
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Got mine too! What a nice surprise.

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#141828 - 05/10/07 04:24 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Becky]
Carrie Offline
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So happy for you (all)... looks like a good one! And to think that all this time, I missed out on a good game because I judged Scratches (the original release) by its title alone... not even bothering to actually read about it. Because of the title, I simply avoided it.

Confession:
I never got Scratches because I thought it had to do with hurting cats... with the ghosts of cats who'd long ago been maltreated, then, had come back to haunt & terrorize... scratching current-day visitors. Don't like the idea of cats being vilified (even the black cat thing at Halloween)
.

Well. I know now that I should've read about the game first... not one mention of a cat. Yeah, I admit ... dumb!

The only question that remains: "Am I ready to enter Blackwood Manor?"
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#141859 - 05/10/07 05:20 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Carrie]
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rotfl I love it. Really?

Confession:

I avoided Amerzone at first because I thought it had something do to with epic battles in an alternate future in the Americas.

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#141865 - 05/10/07 05:38 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Becky]
infernoj13usa Offline
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Originally Posted By: Becky
rotfl I love it. Really?

Confession:

I avoided Amerzone at first because I thought it had something do to with epic battles in an alternate future in the Americas.



Oh Becks! Got mine as well today ---- Loading it up now.
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#141870 - 05/10/07 05:44 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Tracy]
Marian Offline
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I hope you have your Camembert and Brie and Merlot at the ready, inferno!! Let us know what you think. wave

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#141878 - 05/10/07 05:55 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Marian]
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I do --- From what is can see at first glance --- This version is Vista Ready -- Contains a New Chapter -- The Last Visit --> The Original Ending (which was not in the First Isuue)--> An eerier soundtrack and updated Graphics ---

and oh yes --- Here in FT Worth (Land of Thunderstorms) we are having one now --- how lovely --- playing Scratches by Lightening and Thunder --- wonder how long the power will last.

eek

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#141901 - 05/10/07 06:19 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Tracy]
Marian Offline
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Okay, folks (and inferno, I hope your power stays on!), I just installed the game and looked at the manual. For those of you who are undecided as to whether this director's cut version is different enough to make playing/paying again for the game worthwhile, here are some details:

1. An exclusive new chapter to the story with dramatic sequences that will stay with you forever! Six years have passed and Blackstone Manor is on the brink of being demolished; a reporter is asked to sneak inside the house and gather clues about the mystery that was never solved.....but he will find an unexpected and terrifying surprise inside!

2. Higher resolution and completely revamped graphics.

3. An alternate control system for the game--you can now control the game with fixed mouse movement if you wish.

4. Witness the shocking and never revealed before alternate ending, giving a whole new meaning to the story---but will you be able to perform all the necessary steps to trigger it?

5. Read the missing Michael's journal--Michael writes and ponders about anything of importance.

6. See the breathtaking new climatic effects.

7. Find the hidden Easter eggs--far more are included, along with an ending game score that will give you hints as to what you missed.

8. Hear the improved original soundtrack.

9. A revised script, with enhanced and more dramatic situations.

I'm very glad that I purchased this; it sounds great!! happydance wave

More later!

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#141906 - 05/10/07 06:24 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Marian]
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Nice.....Marian

Thanks For the Details bravo
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#141919 - 05/10/07 06:45 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Darleen03]
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Ahaa! First mysterious happening..... The Front door.
it now holds a rather strange way of opening it --- beware, Marian.... eek

Click to reveal..


The key goes in a place you would not expect --- While the door moves open logically --- the hotspot --- is where you put the key


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#141921 - 05/10/07 06:51 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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Becky, I too passed up Amerzone the first time I saw it because I thought it was a futuristic war game in a third-world country.
Then I took a closer look and read the blurbs - live and learn!

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#141933 - 05/10/07 07:36 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Tracy]
Marian Offline
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Inferno, I didn't look at your spoiler, but the front door has definitely given me pause. I have already opened it in the conventional way, so it would appear that I have overlooked something very interesting. Hmmmm....(!)

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#141956 - 05/10/07 09:05 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Marian]
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I received my game today as well. I actually traded the first one before finishing it because I didn't give it a chance. And look now I bought it again. Although this is supposed to be different? right? So does it play pretty much like the first one. In the beginning you pick which game to play. I'm thinking Director's Cut is the full game and the Last Visit is just the new chapter? Please correct me if I'm wrong. I picked the Director's Cut and it pretty much plays like the first but I will say I can see alot better than I could with the first game. It was really dark...this is dark, but you can get around much better...I think anyway. Will there be a walkthrough for this one or only for the Last Chapter? Just wondering!

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#141965 - 05/10/07 09:19 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Tracy]
Marian Offline
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The game was too dark for me until I went into the setup screen and changed the gamma correction setting to medium; it's now perfect. It still has the gloomy atmosphere but it's easy to see everything.

I would imagine that a new/revised/additional walkthrough will need to be written for this game, not only for the new chapter but also a new walkthrough for the base game, as apparently new puzzles have been added (among other things).

It's my understanding that the new chapter "The Last Visit" takes place six years after the events of the main game; so, yes, that section of the game should be played last. Have fun!! wave

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#141971 - 05/10/07 09:30 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Marian]
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Wjere are you, Marian --- I'm on the second day... Playing in the dark here --- while snacking on a nice Valpollicello with a small anti pasto --- lovely.

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#142008 - 05/10/07 10:29 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Tracy]
Marian Offline
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I'm still on the first day, Inferno; I'm taking my time and soaking up the atmosphere. The dark and your food selection sound like just the thing. bravo

I don't have to work tomorrow so I will have plenty of time to play. And I can stay up late tonight, as well. wave

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#142019 - 05/10/07 10:52 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Marian]
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I've just started day 3. 000 Such a super game.

inferno


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Eureka!!! Found me an Easter Egg I didn't see in the original.
Look in the
Click to reveal..
In the Master Bedroom


The music is indeed far more wicked than the original version --
really puts you on edge.

inferno


Edited by infernoj13usa (05/10/07 11:32 PM)
Edit Reason: update
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#142041 - 05/11/07 03:47 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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So is it worth getting if you played & loved the original? Are there enough differences to justify buying it again?
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#142125 - 05/11/07 09:19 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Tracy]
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I ditto this question. I just loved the original Scratches but are there enough differences to spend the money to play it? Not that I hestitate to buys all games but I don't much want to just replay something...thanks for info.

Happy Gamer

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#142141 - 05/11/07 09:49 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Happy Gamer]
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Hi boomers!

Regarding the front door bug, we're not sure what happened with it, but we're investigating what the problem is. In the meantime, if you can't open the front door, please download this patch:

http://www.nucleosys.com/files/scratches-dc-patch.exe

It's very quick to download and install. I suggest you apply it, even if you found the way to open the door!


We're sorry about this problem - we do hope that you enjoy all the features we included, especially the new chapter with some shocking revelations! smile

Do you like the new control method?
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#142161 - 05/11/07 11:06 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Agustin Cordes]
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Thanks, Rael for the fast support for the new game and also for updating us here. wave

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#142170 - 05/11/07 11:22 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: MaG]
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No problem MaG! Of course, we will keep everyone updated as to what happened here (we are a bit surprised about this bug, which is obviously very notorious)
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#142181 - 05/11/07 11:38 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Agustin Cordes]
Becky Offline
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Hi Rael -- thanks for your help! wave

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#142263 - 05/11/07 03:06 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Becky]
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I installed the game and have a question. When starting a new game, it has 2 choices, Director's cut or The last visit. Is the director's cut, the full game with the new chapter and the last visit, is just the new chapter? If the answer to this is in the manual, I must have overlooked it. Thanks. smile

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#142266 - 05/11/07 03:12 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Tracy]
Marian Offline
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The Director's Cut is the full game of the original, with some new puzzles and enhancements. The Last Visit is the new chapter, which takes place about six years later after the events of the original game. So, if you want to replay the entire game again, you should start with the Director's Cut section first and then play Last Visit. wave

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#142267 - 05/11/07 03:14 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Marian]
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Thanks Marian. wave

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#142286 - 05/11/07 04:22 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: TLC]
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Thanks Rael

I can't wait to get My Hands On The Game..

I just Loved the First one... wave


Edited by Darleen2003 (05/11/07 04:23 PM)
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#142330 - 05/11/07 05:44 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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Inferno,

"Playing Scratches by lightening and thunder." Reminds me of playing Dark Fall 1 at 3 am in the morning with ALL of the house's lights off!

I'm going to have to order this!
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#142393 - 05/11/07 08:44 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
TLC Offline
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Originally Posted By: infernoj13usa


Eureka!!! Found me an Easter Egg I didn't see in the original.
Look in the
Click to reveal..
In the Master Bedroom


The music is indeed far more wicked than the original version --
really puts you on edge.

inferno



Hi Inferno,

I've been all over
Click to reveal..
the master bedroom
and can't find the Easter egg. cry Can you give me a hint to where it is, please. smile

thanks


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (05/11/07 08:49 PM)
Edit Reason: added spoiler tag

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#142688 - 05/12/07 02:13 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Marian]
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I just bought mine at Best Buy. I hope its different then the first one.
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#142779 - 05/12/07 06:27 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Agustin Cordes]
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Originally Posted By: Rael
Hi boomers!

Regarding the front door bug, we're not sure what happened with it, but we're investigating what the problem is. In the meantime, if you can't open the front door, please download this patch:

http://www.nucleosys.com/files/scratches-dc-patch.exe

It's very quick to download and install. I suggest you apply it, even if you found the way to open the door!


We're sorry about this problem - we do hope that you enjoy all the features we included, especially the new chapter with some shocking revelations! smile

Do you like the new control method?


Geez Louise, Rael! I all this time I thought that you did that on purpose!!! heeheeheeehe. I love the enhanced music --- controls are terrific, sweetie.

inferno

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Originally Posted By: TLC
Originally Posted By: infernoj13usa


Eureka!!! Found me an Easter Egg I didn't see in the original.
Look in the
Click to reveal..
In the Master Bedroom


The music is indeed far more wicked than the original version --
really puts you on edge.

inferno



Hi Inferno,

I've been all over
Click to reveal..
the master bedroom
and can't find the Easter egg. cry Can you give me a hint to where it is, please. smile

thanks


Oh well ---- OK


Click to reveal..
In the Master bedroom --- go to the Bureau Dresser ---
open the bottom drawer --- you will see 3 shirts --- examine them carefully and you will find it.


inferno


Edited by infernoj13usa (05/12/07 06:32 PM)
Edit Reason: update
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#142785 - 05/12/07 06:42 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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Thanks, Inferno. kissy I guess I need to move the cursor a little slower from now on. slapforehead wave

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#142929 - 05/13/07 05:08 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: TLC]
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Mine was shipped already, but being in Italy I guess will take more than 2 weeks to arrive...can't wait to play!
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#143064 - 05/13/07 11:22 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Carla]
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I've played the first part of the game. It plays exactly like the first game. I'm kinda disappointed. I'm on the final chapter.
The graphics do look better than the first one tho.
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#143139 - 05/13/07 01:18 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: catsmom]
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I agree, I played the first one as well and I didn't find any difference in game play. The graphics were better, much better than the first and the music was good, but I didn't run into anything new, at least I don't think I did. I'm on the final chapter, but haven't gotten very far yet. You know with it being Mom's day and all, kind of hard to tell the family I'm busy if you know what I mean? : )

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#143167 - 05/13/07 02:24 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Sly One]
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Hi Guys........

I got my game Today as a Mothers Day Gift...

I will let you know what I think..After I played it Awhile.

wave
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#143320 - 05/13/07 07:26 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Darleen03]
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I noticed many differnces ---

Enhanced graphics
The 360 degree world has far less wobblines and more direction
The music and sounds have been enhanced as well
Michael has a self updating journal.

Far more easter eggs than before.

And there is supposed to be an alternative ending which still escapes me.

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#143367 - 05/13/07 09:36 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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ohhhhhhhhhhh...Inferno

This Game is Supposed to Be The Best Game Of This Year !!!

I can't Tell You Yet........But I will after I play It lol
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#143404 - 05/13/07 10:49 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Darleen03]
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So far I've found over 25 Easter Eggs in both Scratches DC and the extended Chapter. --- Still the Alternative ending escapes me. cry

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#143561 - 05/14/07 08:02 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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Quote:
Still the Alternative ending escapes me.


Hi Inferno! wave

I've tried various combinations, but the alternative ending is also eluding me. I've also not been able to find the ending points for the game. duh

Have you had any luck finding your ending points?

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#143569 - 05/14/07 08:15 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: qadventuregames]
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The alternative ending trigger is not just one event. It is doing an action several times each day.
Rael is working on a patch to change the accessibility of the alternative ending.

Points? think

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#143583 - 05/14/07 08:41 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: MaG]
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Thanks MaG, I guess I'll wait for the patch.

Points - I meant the scoring system that was mentioned in the game manual. Maybe Rael could also give us a pointer about where and how to use the scoring system.

"Q"

Quote:
Hey everybody!

As you all know, this has been quite a troubled release. Several odd issues slipped by, some of them downright unacceptable (I'm certain the door problem will become infamous in no time). I basically wanted to let you know that this was due to an internal problem. We will make an official statement about it the next week.

We obviously had a rough weekend here but I will be replying to all your inquiries in no time. I really want to thank you for your incredible patience and understanding. So far, no one has insulted us yet, which I find extremely surprising

Jokes aside, I also wanted to let you know that there's a big surprise on the way, especially being made for the Director's Cut edition. And this is going to be big in every sense of the word!

All the best,
Agustin


Message from Agustin from Nucleosys Forum


Edited by qadventuregames (05/14/07 09:45 AM)
Edit Reason: Agustin message added
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#143799 - 05/14/07 03:28 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: qadventuregames]
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Ok Guys...

I am 5 minutes into the game...

Question...I hope this game is different then
the first...Hope I am not playing the same thing all
over again...

Thanks crazy
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#143867 - 05/14/07 06:43 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Darleen03]
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Originally Posted By: Darleen2003
Ok Guys...

I am 5 minutes into the game...

Question...I hope this game is different then
the first...Hope I am not playing the same thing all
over again...

Thanks crazy



Director Cut --- means that it is the original adventure but enhancements set in to it --- just as many Movies have "Director's Cut" versions. This issoes has an alternative ending which the first issue did not, and an added chapter, a fixed mouse while 360 degree panning --- and enhanced sound and graphics. There have been more Easter eggs included in this issue. If you play the game exactly as you played the original you will miss much of the enhancements.

The scoring system did not work well and therefore has been scraped. I'm hoping a patch will some day be added for it.

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#143934 - 05/14/07 08:47 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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Hi All!

Quote:
There have been more Easter eggs included in this issue. If you play the game exactly as you played the original you will miss much of the enhancements.

The scoring system did not work well and therefore has been scraped. I'm hoping a patch will some day be added for it


Easter eggs might be fun to find, but they are not why I buy a game. Actually I'm surprised at the number of technical problems with the game. I have the patch installed, and am still having a lot of random crashes.

Personally, I'd be happier with less Easter eggs and a game that runs smoother. Hopefully, with the next patch, they will have resolved some of these problems. It's a little disheartening to be at a choice scary part of the game, and have it crash to the desktop.

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#143936 - 05/14/07 08:53 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: qadventuregames]
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So far...the game is playing A-Ok for me..

The first game also played Great...The Graphics are Better
and the Music is EERIE ...with this version

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#143959 - 05/14/07 10:34 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Darleen03]
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So far...the game is playing A-Ok for me..


I'm glad, and I hope it continues to do so for you. Because in my opinion it's a great game. For some reason, I'm having a random crashing problem. Hopefully, it's limited to just me. lol

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#144102 - 05/15/07 09:55 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: qadventuregames]
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Just a clarification, Scratches is different from Scratches:Director's Cut right?
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#144107 - 05/15/07 10:03 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Butcher]
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It's the same game with technical modifications and add ons.
So if you played the original, you have played the major game. There is an additional chapter at the end.

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#144114 - 05/15/07 10:16 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: MaG]
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Ah, thanks i wasn't quite sure cause i hadn't played the original and i thought it was part II or a sequel, thanks for the info.
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#144133 - 05/15/07 11:26 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Butcher]
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Hi guys. I'm enjoying playing Scratches again (I like the new music but haven't seen the Easter eggs and other new goodies yet), and last night I got out of the main game and played some of the new chapter. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn't played it yet, so I'll just say it's a little creepy and I have chills! I'm hoping that it's long and that I'll find more stuff as I move along, but even if I don't, what I just saw was scary enough to warrant my buying this version! wink

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#144341 - 05/15/07 05:53 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Tracy]
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I LOVE this game !!!!!

The easter eggs are very funny --- Thanks for the music box music elsewhere in the house, Rael

---- you know how that affects me. :shudder: :shudder:

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#144344 - 05/15/07 05:55 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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Hi Inferno....

Can You Cheat & Post some spoilers For me...

I haven't found one easter Egg duh

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#144352 - 05/15/07 06:06 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Darleen03]
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#144355 - 05/15/07 06:09 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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Inferno,

Can you email me the Easter Eggs too? Please. Like Darleen, I'm not finding any either. pacify

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#144359 - 05/15/07 06:16 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: TLC]
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Ohhhhhhhh

Thanks a Bunch Inferno

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#144421 - 05/15/07 08:39 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: MaG]
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First post in over a year, and of course it's about Scratches! smile

Originally Posted By: MaG
The alternative ending trigger is not just one event. It is doing an action several times each day.
Rael is working on a patch to change the accessibility of the alternative ending.

Interesting... I'm still clueless about this alternate ending to tell the truth, or most of the new Easter eggs for that matter. Hope a full guide to the DC additions shows up eventually.

I'm on day three of my re-play. Love the new control, always wanted that with the original. The changing sky graphics are very nice. And hey, I'll take any excuse to re-visit a great game.

The new chapter was fun while it lasted, though that was all of about an hour for me after getting past a serious crash bug. Still cool to see the house six years on, though, and startling revelations indeed!

Not thrilled about the bugs and overall laggy performance compared to the original, but I know Rael's on the case to squash such issues.

So far then an interesting albeit flawed addition to an already stellar game.


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#144427 - 05/15/07 08:53 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Snatcher42]
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Thanks Snatcher42

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#144446 - 05/15/07 09:52 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Darleen03]
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The Easter eggs are the from the Book Titles --- to comments made
by Micheal -- when certain objects are examined --- sometimes normally and sometimes when certain inventory objects are used.

Some where in the original --- some aren't. I only managed to find the book titles in the original. The rest I found playing the Sratches DC --- These are unofficial --- and just what i've been able to find.

The Books

Click to reveal..


These are located in the study --- Micheal's Room and the Chapel

'The Aleph' by Jorge Luis Borges
'Living In Doom' by Reginald P. Linux
"It was just some boring and annoying book entitled "Worlds of Myst". "
'How to Grow Successful' by John Holms
The "Necronomicon" by Abdul Alhazred, whoa!
'How NOT to Write Interactive Fiction' by H.A.S.
'The Grasshopper Lies Heavily' by Hawthorne Anderson
"At The Mountains Of Madness" by H.P. Lovecraft. The previous folks had taste, no question about that!
"How Not To Become DustMite Food: From Someone Who Knows" by Vlies Scrooge
Strange titles such as "De Vermis Mysteriis" gave me the shivers



There are two more which directly pertain to Robin --- and that is all I'm going to say.


In the original game as well as DC there is an interesting Dialogue tree from the
Click to reveal..
BANKER
this is accessed by doing something just before you
Click to reveal..
descend the fireplace
at
Click to reveal..
6pm on the third day
.


These are comments made by Micheal --- can you find them?

Click to reveal..
"King! What an overrated bloke..." --- In Micheal's Room
"That’s it! Mr. Blackwood had stolen the Holy Grail and this was all about a plot of the evil Templars to take it back. Meh, bloody clichéd games!" --- guess where this is...

" I don’t believe in miracles, but finding matches in here was quite a blessing..." -- if Micheal forgets to take the matches from his suitcase ... hmmm where do you think?

"The old-fashioned lamp made me think of exciting adventures I'd always dreamed of going on." --- Museum (Omage to Text Adventure Games?)


"Those shirts looked just like my own! Lazy developers! Bring some variety to the game for crying out loud..." ----- Where would one hide if one was a folded gray shirt?


"Hhmmm JB, my favourite. I wonder why it keeps reminding me of falling darkness..." ----- Dinning Room (This was in the original version)

Hello sailor! -- don't remember where this one is

Surely you didn't think I was going to say something smart? -- don't remember where this one is either

The idea was amusing... but then I would have screamed my guts out if I actually heard a heartbeat. - (This was in the original as well)

"My, those are some good looking fellows!" -- This one might be in Scrathches DC --- I don't remember where though.




I have a feeling that there are more --- just haven't found them yet --- but then that's parrt of the fun of it --- isn't it?


inferno


===================================================

These are from the demo:

"Locked again... probably because this was only a preview version of the game." --- Where could these be.. in the demo?
"Bloody developers... locked!"
"The preview is getting on my nerves!"


------------------------------------------------------

Originally Posted By: Snatcher42
First post in over a year, and of course it's about Scratches! smile

...I'm still clueless about this alternate ending to tell the truth...


Here's a hint --- recall what Michael is by profession and act accordingly --


Edited by infernoj13usa (05/15/07 09:58 PM)
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#144451 - 05/15/07 09:58 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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Ok.......Maybe I am Stupid or something....

But What am I Looking for? An Actual EGG?

In all my years of playing games I have never found anything remotely looking like an egg....<Geezzz>

Do I need to do certain things...What will I see..An egg...That looks like an Easter Egg?

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#144452 - 05/15/07 09:58 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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There is one in there Inferno that nearly made me fall off my chair laughing when it sunk in my thick skull. rotfl Thanks for the chuckle.


Darleen...this should help you: Easter Eggs

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#144456 - 05/15/07 10:06 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Darleen03]
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No --- An Easter Egg--- in a computer program is mostly and "inside joke" or reference. It can be an audio cue or graphic or an alternate sequence. It is a "suprise" as it "steps outside of the game" and therefore is known as an Easter Egg.
The term is figurative and not literal.

Case in point --- In the dining room (this "easter egg" is also in the original)

Now, where was I? Oh yes, I remember --->

In the Dining Room during the Scratches Game --- if Michael examines the liquor cabinet carefully --- he will remark on a reference to Johnathan Boakes and Dark Fall. --- To get this click on the dark brown Liquor bottle.

When you are in the Crypt ---> Use the stethoscope on the corpse.
and you will read a funny one.


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#144459 - 05/15/07 10:10 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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Oh My slapforehead

What a Stupid....Blah Blah Blah I am...

Thanks Inferno & Ana...

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Oh WoW...Its a Message.Nothing More then that...

Ummm.....Amazing


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#144580 - 05/16/07 08:27 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Darleen03]
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GOing through it again ---This time that Alternate ending will be mine! MWuahhahahahahahaa! evil

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#144601 - 05/16/07 08:54 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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GOing through it again ---This time that Alternate ending will be mine! MWuahhahahahahahaa!


Go for it Inferno!!

I'm on my third try, still no luck. headscratch

I keep marching Michael to his typewriter, but he has more excuses for not working - then I do. rotfl

Maybe the third time will be the charm. I love this game.

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#144691 - 05/16/07 12:44 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: qadventuregames]
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Can anyone tell me when it will be released in the UK??
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#144693 - 05/16/07 12:48 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: old lady]
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Hi old lady -- I haven't seen any news about a U.K. release. (At least, I don't think I have.) laugh

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#144694 - 05/16/07 12:50 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Becky]
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oldlady, it is available for reasonable shipping to the UK through InteractCD, which can be accessed from the top of this page (the yellow highlight)

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#145277 - 05/17/07 09:55 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Becky]
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Well, just finished playing the Director's Cut for my first time. No alternate ending in sight yet...

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#145859 - 05/19/07 10:58 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Snatcher42]
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Anyone get the alternate ending yet?

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#145929 - 05/19/07 01:14 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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Hi Inferno!

The third time I played, I definetly got different dialogue than the first two times. I'm not sure if it was just a normal feature of the game cause I played it in a different style than the first two times, or if I triggered something.

However, the very end point from going down the fireplace grate was exactly the same. I guess I'm a little confused cause I'm not sure how 'alternate' the alternate ending is supposed to be. lol

Hopefully more information will be forthcoming from Nucleosys. More importantly, how goes your quest for the alternate ending?

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#145955 - 05/19/07 03:01 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: qadventuregames]
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Originally Posted By: qadventuregames
The third time I played, I definetly got different dialogue than the first two times.

Hmm, care to be more specific? Not so much what it said, but where, so I can narrow my hunt?

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#145980 - 05/19/07 04:36 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Snatcher42]
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Snatcher,

Check the spoiler posted here for the alternative way to get different dialogues. luck

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#145981 - 05/19/07 04:36 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Snatcher42]
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Hmm, care to be more specific? Not so much what it said, but where, so I can narrow my hunt?


First and foremost - I'm in no way saying I got the 'alternate' ending. headscratch

I just played the game differently than I normally would - and some places that I can remember getting different responses were when attempting to get Michael to write, when Michael was going to leave in his car, and also in Michael's journal. There might have been others, but I don't recall them right now. grin

Like I said, I would love to know how 'alternate' the alternate ending actually is. It would be really funny if we had actually seen it without knowing. think

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#146089 - 05/19/07 08:16 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: MaG]
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Originally Posted By: MaG
Snatcher,

Check the spoiler posted here for the alternative way to get different dialogues. luck

Well I did do that as much as I think I could, but I'm still not sure where these "different dialogues" are supposed to be... maybe confounded by the fact that I don't really remember every specific detail about what was or wasn't said in the original. I could have heard new stuff and not even noticed it. Though I'm sure I would if it adds anything significant to the plot...?

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#146368 - 05/20/07 11:11 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Snatcher42]
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In the alternate ending --- Michael speaks of something he left behind and tears in his eyes. --

I still haven't reached the alternate ending although the dialogues where writing his book was addtitional.

---OK trying it again

I think the mistake might have been throwing caution to the wind here and using the Typewriter every hour laugh

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#146412 - 05/20/07 12:18 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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I'm confused.

Shouldn't talk of the alternate ending be in the hints forum section?

I just received my copy, and for me at least knowing the alternate ending is a spoiler.

Thanks for listening!
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#146416 - 05/20/07 12:23 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: ces]
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ces...Discussions is the correct place to discuss the ending. The real spoilers are in spoiler tags and the rest of the conversations are not real spoilers.

Hope you enjoy the game.

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#146422 - 05/20/07 12:39 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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In the alternate ending --- Michael speaks of something he left behind and tears in his eyes. --


Did you actually get that dialogue? I didn't get that dialogue, so that must mean I need try number 4. Yikes!

think I must have done the required action too often. Boy, I hope the patch makes getting the alternate ending easier.

---Edit---
No matter how often I march Michael to the typewriter, I have only been able to get him to write one page for his book. Here's a question for anyone playing the game - Has anyone been able to get Michael to write more than one page for his book?

"Q" thumbsup


Edited by qadventuregames (05/20/07 12:49 PM)
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#146485 - 05/20/07 02:26 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: qadventuregames]
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no --- Well, yes.

Click to reveal..
I had two pages --- but I think that one was there from the beginging.
:Let me check.

inferno


============================================

ok --
Click to reveal..
There are two type written pages.


One seems to be
Click to reveal..
notes on the book that
that Micheal is
Click to reveal..
writing


Another
Click to reveal..
is an excerpt from the chapter he is working on


inferno


Edited by infernoj13usa (05/20/07 02:34 PM)
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#146520 - 05/20/07 03:28 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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Interesting. I've got the same number of pages, but definitely haven't heard the "left behind" dialogue yet... Back to searching I guess!


Edited by Snatcher42 (05/20/07 03:28 PM)

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#146530 - 05/20/07 03:41 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Snatcher42]
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Thanks Inferno.

I'm getting the same pages that you are. So that means so far we all are getting Michael to write the same amount of book.

Hmmmmm - my error must lie elsewhere.

Has anyone actually seen the alternate ending - beside the game developers? lol

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#165285 - 06/25/07 06:02 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: qadventuregames]
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#179065 - 07/22/07 10:24 AM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: infernoj13usa]
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I got the alternative ending from following hints on the developers forum - and belive me it is well worth seeing. I think it's an even better ending than the original
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#179178 - 07/22/07 02:53 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: Tracy]
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I got the "Alternate ending" a while ago and must respectfully disagree with Old Lady. The alternate is a more definitely 'done' ending, but it doesn't go very well with the "The Last Visit" or with any additions that are rumored for the future. I really liked the vagueness and ambivalence of all the other endings.
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#179264 - 07/22/07 06:11 PM Re: Got Scratches Director's Cut Today [Re: The Haze]
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It isn't supposed to. This was the original ending before the first release of Scratches. It was offered in the DC version only as an alternative, so that fans could see it. It has nothing to do with the published final version of the Scrathces game or the DC version. And so --- nothing to do with the Last Visit.

Many times -- directors will place alternate endings in motion picture DVD's ... Think of it as a huge Easter Egg.

I loved it.

inferno



Edited by infernoj13usa (07/22/07 06:12 PM)
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