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#796921 - 03/20/12 11:06 PM replaying older games
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I have been replaying a lot of older games as everyone else seems to have been doing....I am trying to remember a couple but ...first one starts with these type of robot slodiers breaking down the door...I remeber art etc around....and it is almost a timed puzzle to get out of the room......2nd game was a small town that was weird.....a murder etc..magic......not much to go on...but that is all i remember....if anyone can help


thanx


Edited by hamer (03/21/12 12:08 AM)

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#796949 - 03/21/12 04:56 AM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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The first one sounds like Nikopol. Not sure about the second one. Shady Brook?
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#796973 - 03/21/12 06:41 AM Re: replaying older games [Re: Rushes]
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Thanx Rushes....Nikopol was it...Shady Brook was another cool weird game i totally forgot about....but that wasnt it...from what I remember it was 3rd person....And looked small when you moved around the town....sort of like Everlight...if you know what I mean.......thanx again

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#843273 - 10/18/12 08:14 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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Originally Posted By: hamer
2nd game was a small town that was weird.....a murder etc..magic......not much to go on...but that is all i remember....if anyone can help


i believe there is a body or skeleton you have to dig up in the town......lol i know this isnt much to go on at all


thanx

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#843286 - 10/18/12 08:45 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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Silverload?

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#843298 - 10/18/12 09:49 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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Hi Jenny...I had to google that game..It wasnt as old as that one...but I am guessing within the last 10 yrs maybe....I have gone thru all the walkthroughs to see if i can find it...well not all of them....most of the ones Mag has done....but cant find it....It reminded me of everlight in the way the town was set up

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#843346 - 10/19/12 03:25 AM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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#843358 - 10/19/12 06:24 AM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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Not Harvester?
You would remember that I suspect!!
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#843486 - 10/19/12 03:31 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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Hi Flotsam...not harvester...I do remember that....and not "what makes you tick"
but Becky I dont think I remember that one...I will have to look into that one.....

Thanx tho

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#843503 - 10/19/12 04:15 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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What's the idea behind all the ...... stuff?

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#843508 - 10/19/12 04:29 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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An alternate form of punctuation? scared

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#843583 - 10/20/12 06:37 AM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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It won't catch on:-)

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#843659 - 10/20/12 05:34 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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#843664 - 10/20/12 06:57 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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I've been tempted to do something like that, being one of the typists who puts two spaces after a period and has to fight programs that always want to "correct" me and leave only one. I never can figure that out. It might make some sense in print to save paper, but on the Internet? What am I saving here? confused

Maybe I'll try a hyphen. -Like this. grin

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#843666 - 10/20/12 07:30 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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I too was rigorously trained to type two spaces after a period. But if you do that in a document that's meant to be posted on the net (like a GameBoomers' review, for instance) it plays havoc with the margins.

You can find out more about ellipses here on Wikipedia. Apparently the traditional way to use them is to put a space before ... and after ... them. But I've read that it's becoming more common not to use the before/after space...because the spaces cause coding problems.

I have no idea why. Maybe an expert can explain it. grin

Are we off topic?

Maybe I should notify a moderator...

Maybe I should notify a moderator....

Which is correct? (This is a test.)


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#843678 - 10/20/12 08:10 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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Interesting. Why would an 'extra' space play havoc with margins?

Unfortunately, I can't show you the difference between one space and two at the end of a sentence. -I belong to the crowd that says one space between words, two between sentences = more readable. -And phooey on typographers who think differently. -Do we have an emoticon (or whatever) for phooey? grin

As for that older game, I thought for a brief moment that it might be one from the Cthulhu mythos. -That weird town, murder (ellipses here) but maybe not.

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#843683 - 10/20/12 08:30 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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lol...

Thanx Traveler I will taake a look

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#843745 - 10/21/12 05:38 AM Re: replaying older games [Re: traveler]
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Originally Posted By: traveler
Interesting.
-I belong to the crowd that says one space between words, two between sentences = more readable.
Gil.


I've never even heard of this notion. Is it an American thing?

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#843749 - 10/21/12 06:02 AM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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Traveler -- from what I understand, the way the text wraps around, if a sentence happens to end at the right margin and there are two spaces, the next sentence begins with a space at the left margin, making the margin for that paragraph look uneven.

Possible whatever for phooey: thumbsdown razz shame sick

Mj2c -- two spaces after the period is the way (cough, cough) older Americans were taught to type.

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#843763 - 10/21/12 09:24 AM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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It's how us older Brits were taught as well. If I'm asked to use just one space, then it's insanely difficult to remember to do. My thumb just wants to hit a double-whammy. lol
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#843794 - 10/21/12 11:32 AM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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When I took typing class, it's how I was taught as well -- two spaces after periods and colons. They told us it made the text easier to read -- easier to spot new sentences.

Here's an eBay auction for a typewriter like the one I learned on
http://www.ebay.com/itm/140868967905
They had a whole classroom full of them -- not anything close to new, but functional.

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#843810 - 10/21/12 01:18 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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what did you say that thing was Jenny? I have never seen one before....lol

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#843825 - 10/21/12 02:25 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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Ha. Jenny is a mere egg. Here's one that's maybe a little older than the Underwood I learned to type on, but not much.

Our typing teacher, who was about 5'3", could carry one in either hand. No feat, you may think, except that (for you other egglets) it was about like carrying two desktop computers at once. She never had a moment's trouble with us. grin

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#843827 - 10/21/12 02:36 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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Who knew at the time that it would turn out to be such an important skill? (The typing, not the troublemaking. razz )

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#843833 - 10/21/12 03:15 PM Re: replaying older games
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Hi all,
As per Hamer it was an Underwood. To make an exclamation mark it took three keystrokes, an apostrophe and then back space and then a period. One was a small "l". It been a few years, since 1948. Times has changed. Yes double space!

Charllotte


Edited by ssgamer (10/21/12 03:17 PM)

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#843855 - 10/21/12 04:49 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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I think the first one I had was a manual Royal. I still have my electric Smith corona. We also have one that looks like the Underwood that traveler linked to. It is a Woodstock and weighs a ton.

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#843856 - 10/21/12 04:58 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: Jenny100]
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I was taught the same thing in high school. Several years ago I was taking a refresher course in college and was told to that the rule now is for single space after a sentence. I couldn't do it. I got points off my projects for punctuation errors. It was just so ingrained in me that I couldn't remember. shame (And I didn't really believe I was wrong... angel )

I remember a roller-ball...

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#843868 - 10/21/12 06:37 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: SharonB]
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Originally Posted By: SharonB
(And I didn't really believe I was wrong... angel )


You aren't. -grin -Here's to clarity in text!

The only thing wrong with us is that we can't figure out what game hamer is looking for. -I can see an image of a guy in a suit trying to get into this ramshackle old house (that Cthulhu thing) but I cannot for the life of me remember what game that was. -And it's probably not the right one anyway.

hamer, do you suppose it was a free game? From AGS maybe? Maybe you could look there.


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I won't do that forever, just having fun with -. I do type it in correctly, it just comes out wrong when it shows up on the forum. (big grin, lotsa teeth)
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#843909 - 10/22/12 02:02 AM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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Thanx for all the help...Traveler I dont think it was.....I think I also maybe remember going to a cabin and there were wolves there...or following me....Maybe that is a different game...oh well maybe I will find it again one day

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#843942 - 10/22/12 08:19 AM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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The only game that springs to mind for me with a cabin, wolves, wolf following and magic is Gabriel Knight 2 - The Beast Within. Was it a FMV game Hamer?

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#843949 - 10/22/12 08:56 AM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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Hamer -- about what year was the game released? You could look at the "years" category in the Pagoda Game Database to see if any of the titles look familiar.

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#843988 - 10/22/12 12:53 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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3 dots to an ellipse, the top one is correct.

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#844008 - 10/22/12 03:52 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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Hamer


It's been a long time and memory is faded, but does Thorgel's Quest ring a bell?

Charllotte

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#844467 - 10/24/12 03:55 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: hamer]
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BubbaJake -- Well, I researched this a bit more. grin and neither of the examples I gave are technically correct.

If you were typing a document you were going to hand to someone (not sure how trying to code this would work, so maybe internet rules are different) You would use an ellipsis (3 dots -- called ellipsis marks, even though they look just like dots to me -- with a space between each ellipsis mark) and then a period since the ellipsis is at the end of the sentence.

Maybe I should notify a moderator . . . .

Somehow this all seems crazily scrupulous, though. Just throwing a bunch of dots down in whatever number is much more cool.

IMHO

For what it's worth.

For those careful enough to want to use ellipses correctly.

Hamer -- did you ever figure out that game? think


Edited by Becky (10/24/12 03:58 PM)

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#844515 - 10/24/12 08:54 PM Re: replaying older games [Re: Becky]
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"Somehow this all seems crazily scrupulous, though. Just throwing a bunch of dots down in whatever number is much more cool."


Yes .... Although I do try to always use proper "grammar" I must admit to throwing dots down with gay abandon on any occasion !!!! laugh laugh
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