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Grim Fandango Returns to PC! #966910
07/09/14 02:39 PM
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It's Official! yay

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We’re bringing Grim back!
Double Fine is pleased to announce that, along with the console exclusive PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of Grim Fandango, Manny will also reap once again on PC, Mac, and Linux!

And that’s not all, folks! All versions will be launching simultaneously, so everyone can play on day one and not have to worry about those spoilers you’ve been successfully avoiding for the past fifteen years. (Pro-tip: stay off Twitter.)
But hopefully, after all those years of patience, you can hold out just a BIT longer. Until then, here’s a retrospective on the game from 2 Player Productions!

Check out the video here.




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Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #966919
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Yahoo !!!! Thank you for that wonderful news, BrownEyedTigre !!!! broccoli broccoli broccoli


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Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: Mad] #966921
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Great news! smile

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #966934
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Cool, is this a re-issue of the original, or a new game??

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: nolalou] #966937
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Originally Posted By: nolalou
Cool, is this a re-issue of the original, or a new game??


It will be a remastered version of the original game. wave

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #966941
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Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: Marian] #966942
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Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #966962
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As there is more news, it will be told. This is obviously still in the early stages so a release date would be premature.

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Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #966973
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I'm so excited!


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Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #966975
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YESsssssssssssssss !!!!! Awesome news ! smile

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: bigpsycho] #966980
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Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #967005
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This is such great news!

I'm really curious if they'll allow choice between traditional tank controls and a new point n click style. I didn't mind the original style, but from the previous thread it seems a lot of people want the option.

here

The fact they announced it for PS4 first and there's no mention of iOS which would require touch control makes me think they'll stick with traditional controls that work with keyboard or joystick. But I guess we'll see! Excited no matter what.

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #967032
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I agree with Draclvr on the other thread. I never finished the original because of the clunky controls. I really hope they do remake it as a simple p&c. Looking forwrd to it either way. Had it on floppy so threw it out when I no longer had a drive.

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Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: lynthorpe] #967080
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Lynthorpe, to the best of my recollection, there never was a floppy disk version of Grim Fandango. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. smile

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: Marian] #967105
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I don't think you are, wrong, Marian. I certainly never saw a floppy disk version and I played the game on its original release smile


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Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #967109
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I'm STILL playing the original release disk on my Windows 8.1.. never saw a floppy version either.


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Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: lynthorpe] #967113
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Originally Posted By: lynthorpe
I agree with Draclvr on the other thread. I never finished the original because of the clunky controls. I really hope they do remake it as a simple p&c. Looking forwrd to it either way. Had it on floppy so threw it out when I no longer had a drive.


You must be confusing Grim Fandango with another game.

With 660.4 MB on the first CD and 662.7 MB on the second CD (total 1323.1)
and a maximum of 1.44 MB per floppy, it would have taken at least 919 floppies.

The demo alone is 54.3 MB which would have been at least 38 floppies.

You see how that would present a problem.

+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+


As for point-and-click,

*** !!! There is actually a fan-made patch to make it work as a point-and-click !!! ***

http://tobiaspfaff.com/blog/2014/05/25/grim/
http://forums.residualvm.org/viewtopic.php?t=623

Yes, someone got so fed up with the poorly implemented keyboard controls that they made a point-and-click patch.

The patch is made to work with ResidualVM. ResidualVM is a similar idea as ScummVM only meant for games like Grim Fandango, Escape for Monkey Island, and Myst III. It only really works with Grim at the current time though.
http://www.residualvm.org/
http://www.residualvm.org/compatibility/

ResidualVM is still a work in progress, as is the patch, but they are worth keeping an eye on -- especially since ResidualVM has versions for Mac and Linux as well as Windows.

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #967127
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Great news!

I remember the game crashed in Third Year out on the island, but I managed to finish it many times.

Can't wait!

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: bigpsycho] #967135
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I shall just have to wait and see whether or not this updated version is controlled by keyboard or mouse. I could not get on with the earlier keyboard controls and this spoiled for me what was so obviously an excellent game. wave thumbsup

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You must be confusing Grim Fandango with another game.

With 660.4 MB on the first CD and 662.7 MB on the second CD (total 1323.1)
and a maximum of 1.44 MB per floppy, it would have taken at least 919 floppies.

The demo alone is 54.3 MB which would have been at least 38 floppies.

You see how that would present a problem.

+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+


Gosh Jenny100...guess I was confusing it with something else!

Interesting there's a patch to make it playable as p&c tho.

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #967239
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How exciting Ana! Informative video on the redo of Grim. Thanks.


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This is great news! I already have the original game on CD, but as with the downloadable game ports on GOG and Big Fish, it's great to have an updated, readily available and easily playable version of this classic game for current platforms!

Rich

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This is fantastic!! happydance bravo yay Thanks for the news, Ana! rah


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