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Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" #770642
11/27/11 11:44 PM
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The developer of this "game-in-progress" posted at the Myst-Online forum to solicit feedback about his game.

Use the attached link to download an easy to install demo of Amarhys (English and French - choose language at setup).

http://www.amarhys.com/amarhys.php?lgid=GB

I found the game environment to be beautiful. One suggestion; consider raising the Brightness to around 75% to be able to see into the shadows a little better.

I have no idea when the game is scheduled to be finished, but I like what I see.

Cheers,

Dadguy

PS: If there is interest I'll start a little "demo hints" thread on the appropriate forum.

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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #770675
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Thanks dadguy! I love anything Myst-like! Demo hints would be appreciated!


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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: Kaki's Sister] #770678
11/28/11 06:57 AM
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Thank you, dadguy. I'll take a peek thumbsup


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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #770694
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Thanks dadguy, very nice this, downloaded and installed great, managed to get into the little hut with windmill. beautiful environments, mouse only just like the old Myst games. Will look forward to this! broccoli

Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #770700
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Thanks, dadguy! wave

Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #770712
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Thanks dadguy, I got the portal now just have to go through it. Really a great demo.
Richard

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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: kjos] #770723
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Thanks Dadguy! It's like a drop of rain in a long drought, much appreciated.

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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: colpet] #770743
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Thanks for the info Dadguy. Anything Myst like I know will be good. Will download now! thumbsup wave

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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #770765
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Just went through the portal. Looking around. Nice demo.
Richard


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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: kjos] #770873
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What a great demo. beautiful graphics, smooth engine. Anything "Myst-like" always gets my attention; cant wait for this to be released
edit: I've entered the windmill house; is this the end of the demo, or is it possible to go through the portal?

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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #770977
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Geo, I moved your question and its replies to Hints.

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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #770995
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Thanks Ana.
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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #771023
11/29/11 01:24 PM
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I also added a brief "help" post with hints and total spoilers in this HINT topic, which can be found HERE

Dadguy

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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #771024
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Wow--excellent! Thanks for the pointer, dadguy!

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As a fan of first person games, and the Myst series in particular, I was glad to learn about this game. I'd never caught word of it before. It looks very promising. Thanks dadguy for passing the news along!

Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: BorderShade] #771226
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I just started the demo - I love it already.
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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #771252
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I hope you guys have some kind of virus check on your PCs with this demo. Norton's on my PC was extremely wary of this one and would not allow me to even attempt to open it. It may just be overly sensitive, I don't know...

Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: BubbaJake] #771255
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Originally Posted By: BubbaJake
I hope you guys have some kind of virus check on your PCs with this demo. Norton's on my PC was extremely wary of this one and would not allow me to even attempt to open it. It may just be overly sensitive, I don't know...

Apparently some others are discussing this with the developer.
Myst online Uru forum Amarhys thread



Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #771350
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Well I guess we shouldnt get our hopes up too high... I went to the game's website to find out more; the game has been under development by a single designer for 7 years, and he has no idea as to when it will be released, or even if it will be relased. sigh....

Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #771393
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Those screen shots are beautiful, but my Norton absolutely shut down my download of the demo also; wouldn't even let me choose.
I hope this gets cleared up since it looks like my kind of game.


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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #771438
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Hello,

First I would like to thank all of you for your encouragement, it's motivating to move forward laugh.
I am very happy to see that there are still many fans for myst-like games.

To answer some of your questions :
Quote:

I hope you guys have some kind of virus check on your PCs with this demo. Norton's on my PC was extremely wary of this one and would not allow me to even attempt to open it. It may just be overly sensitive, I don't know...

Indeed it seems that there're some problems with the demo and Norton. I found this topic on Norton community support :
http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/WS-reputation-1-threat/td-p/398034

I have submitted the demo to Symantec white-list as recommended, I am still waiting for the answer, but not very optimistic, I didn't receive any confirmation email from my submission yet .. I will try to submit-it again. I guess I don't have priority because I don't pay anything ..

Here's a work around proposed by one of the member of Myst Online URU forum :
http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=25285&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30

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The only way aound it is to turn off Norton's antivirus scanner just for the download.
Right Click on the Norton icon on your toolbar,
Select Disable AntiVirus AutoProtect
Norton will then offer a range of time for the stoppage - selet the smallest.

Now you will be able to download the file.
As soon as it is done Right Click again on the Norton icon and select Turn On AntiVirus AutoProtect.

Before I ran the downloaded set-up I recehecked that it was virus and malware free with several different anti-virus programs and it came up clean.



Quote:

Well I guess we shouldnt get our hopes up too high... I went to the game's website to find out more; the game has been under development by a single designer for 7 years, and he has no idea as to when it will be released, or even if it will be relased. sigh....

I've been working on this project for a long time, and I had to stop for 5 years because my real job was taking me too much time, but the situation became better and I spent the last two years to improve graphics and to work on music and sound FX. Most of my spare time is dedicated to the project, but for sure, nobody knows what does the future hold.

amarhys

Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #771441
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Thank you for stopping in amarhys and welcome to GameBoomers. I hope that you will find the ti9me to finish. I know it must a labor of love and I can imagine how difficult it is. Kudos to you!

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Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #771446
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welcome amarhys.

The game looks spectacular. luck on your endeavors.

Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #771447
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Hi amarhys! There are many fans of this style of game here at GameBoomers! You will make many people happy when you finish the game. grin wave

Re: Very Slick Myst-Like game demo - "Amarhys" [Re: dadguy] #771452
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Thanks for this warm welcome happydance

I will do my best to finished the game before 2020 .. jocking laugh
In any case I won't give up while I already spent 7 years to work on this projet smile


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