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Need help choosing! #810550
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Hi, everyone. I've been too busy to show up here for quite some time, and in the mean while I've been scouting eBay for good old classic games (both adventure and dark-side stuff). On the adventure side, I've netted

Prisoner of Ice
Broken Sword 1 and 2
Full Throttle
Gabriel Knight 1, 2 and 3
Phantasmagoria 2
Sanitarium
Larry 1-6
King's Quest 1-6
The Darkness Within 1 and 2

So...where should I start? Which one of these do you people like the best? smile


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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810557
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Hi,

My choice would be *Sanitarium* first...

Its a VERY Great game to me.... hearts


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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810559
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Here is my opinion...

1. Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
2. Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh
3. Sanitarium
4 & 5. Darkness Within 1 & 2
6. Gabriel Knight 3 Blood of the Sacred Blood of the Damned
7. Broken Sword 1

You could skip the rest lol


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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810560
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Some very good games -- a hard choice! I'd probably start with Broken Sword 1.

Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Becky] #810566
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King's Quest 6
Gabriel Knight 2
Sanitarium

I'd start with those. smile

Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810574
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Hmm...I shall then start with...Sanitarium! Just need to get it to work on Win 7. smile


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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810583
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Broken Sword.


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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810585
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Hmm Win7,
Unless you are dead set on getting the boxed version and if you haven't already purchased Sanitarium, I would get that game at GOG.com, you have a better chance of playing it on Win7.
I know I could not get the CD version of S. to work well on my Win7 32 bit machine.

Good luck in your hunt for games.

Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810602
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Gabriel Knight 1+2+3!!!!


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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Tomer] #810611
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Oooooh !! What a lovely little collection to choose from Drizzt !! And my first choice would definitely be the Gabriel Knights 1, 2 and 3.
yay yay yay


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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810614
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First? Broken Sword 1 & 2!


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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810667
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Sanitarium actually runs without a hitch. Just that strange "palette" problem that all old games have with Win 7, but it's no more than an annoyance. And yes, it's the physical boxed version that I got...

Gabriel Knight 1, however, I just can't seem to get to work. frown


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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810674
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Drizzt -- did Sanitarium come in a large, old-fashioned gamebox? Some of those original disks were defective and won't hold up in faster CD ROM/ DVD ROM drives.

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Becky's right: I remember the fiasco when players started to complain about their CDs breaking IN their CD drive.
That's why I bought the GOG version of Sanitarium for my Win7 machine. Good game, though!


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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810751
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My 2 bits worth..

1) Sanitarium

2) Gabriel Knight 2

3) Broken Sword 1 and 2

$) the resr any order but I'd do 1,2, and 3 first


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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: sureshot] #810765
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"Gabriel Knight 1, however, I just can't seem to get to work. "

Drizzt .... There are "installers" on the Sierra Help Pages and there should be one there that will work for you grin


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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810817
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Yes, it's one of those old-fashioned boxes. Thanks for the warning! Maybe I should just get it on GOG then.

Mad, what Sierra Help Pages are you referring to? I thought Sierra was dead and buried? Edit: Oh, on GOG, I see. lol

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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810822
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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810840
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I would play them in this order:

Gabriel Knight 3
Gabriel Knight 2
The Darkness Within 1
Phantasmagoria 2
Gabriel Knight 1
Broken Sword 1 and 2
The Darkness Within 2

I could not play Sanitarium, I gave up whilst lost in the asylum as it depressed me. Perhaps I should give it another go. Maybe I was not in the right frame of mind or I had other big games crying for me to play them, not sure.

I have not played the other games.

(What? I am still a Shy Boomer with 50 posts after 4 years? Dear me, I will forever remain a Shy Boomer!) shocked eek crazy

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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810848
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Shyness does eventually resolve itself into the next stage. I'm not sure exactly when that happens though. Probably soon.

(I know, I should know this stuff!)

Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Becky] #810861
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The first installer on THIS page might do the trick for you Drizzt grin

EDIT :
I see now that rmt has given you an address too !! Sorry, I should have read all this thread first lol


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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Becky] #810889
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Becky, it happens at 101, I will no longer be shy in 2016, based on my stats so far. blush

Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810944
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Well, you have to work long and hard to reduce that shyness. I suspect that it will melt away faster than you think. (Assuming you don't take a loooong break.)

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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #810971
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Wow, those are quite a few installers! I will take a look at them tonight. smile

Has anyone used the GK2 installer and got it to work? I just get a "Not found. Please reinstall" after I installed the game.

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Re: Need help choosing! [Re: Drizzt] #811017
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I've successfully used the installers for both GK1 and GK2 to get them running in WinXP - but I downloaded them many moons ago.

I don't know what could be happening for you, Drizzt woozy

Maybe a visit to the Glitches Board would help ??


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