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Grim Fandango Returns to PC!

Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Grim Fandango Returns to PC! - 07/09/14 07:39 PM

It's Official! yay

Quote:
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.




Ana wave
Posted By: Mad

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/09/14 08:06 PM

Yahoo !!!! Thank you for that wonderful news, BrownEyedTigre !!!! broccoli broccoli broccoli
Posted By: Marian

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/09/14 08:09 PM

Great news! smile
Posted By: nolalou

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/09/14 08:36 PM

Cool, is this a re-issue of the original, or a new game??
Posted By: Marian

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/09/14 08:38 PM

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
Posted By: Cissy

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/09/14 08:50 PM

Woohoo!!!! When?
Posted By: Volkana

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/09/14 08:50 PM

Wonderful news!!! broccoli
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/09/14 09:26 PM

As there is more news, it will be told. This is obviously still in the early stages so a release date would be premature.

Ana wave
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/09/14 11:01 PM

I'm so excited!
Posted By: bigpsycho

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/09/14 11:36 PM

YESsssssssssssssss !!!!! Awesome news ! smile
Posted By: Space Quest Fan

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/10/14 12:44 AM

Ahhh... The good old days. happydance
Posted By: plswdth

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/10/14 06:33 AM

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.
Posted By: lynthorpe

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/10/14 10:59 AM

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.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/10/14 02:21 PM

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
Posted By: Mad

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/10/14 03:23 PM

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
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/10/14 03:52 PM

I'm STILL playing the original release disk on my Windows 8.1.. never saw a floppy version either.
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/10/14 04:25 PM

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.

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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.
Posted By: Vengeance66

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/10/14 05:58 PM

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!
Posted By: bermag45

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/10/14 06:19 PM

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

Bernie monky
Posted By: Melia

Re: Grim Fandango Returns to PC! - 07/10/14 09:35 PM

happydance broccoli rah rah rah
Posted By: lynthorpe

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/11/14 08:20 AM


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.

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

Interesting there's a patch to make it playable as p&c tho.
Posted By: Kaki's Sister

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/11/14 09:48 AM

How exciting Ana! Informative video on the redo of Grim. Thanks.
Posted By: RichAlexis

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/12/14 03:18 PM

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
Posted By: venus

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/13/14 12:38 AM

This is fantastic!! happydance bravo yay Thanks for the news, Ana! rah
Posted By: flutist

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 07/15/14 07:11 PM

"That's a good cat." Yeeeessss.
Posted By: Lagavulin

Re: Grim Fandango Returns to PC! - 07/21/14 01:15 PM

happydance

GREAT NEWS broccoli

I'm looking forward to this. It's been a long time since I first played it.

thanks
Posted By: Mr 2 u

Re: Grim Fandango Returns to PC! - 07/21/14 08:51 PM

Its been years since I first played this, looking forward to playing it again to see if its as good as I remember it to be.
Posted By: Volkana

Re: Grim Fandango Returns to PC! - 07/21/14 09:32 PM

I on the other hand tried to play it but i had some troubles with the graphics... Maybe it was not compatible with winXp or my graphic card at that time...

I never tried it since... smirk
Posted By: Lagavulin

Re: Grim Fandango Returns to PC! - 08/04/14 11:56 PM

Well I just couldn't wait, so I downloaded the special setup program and the spec launcher (for running the game on win 7 64bit. I'm really pleased I did! What a game! When I first played this back in 98/99 I liked it, but this time replaying it I MUST SAY, I'M CRAZY in love with it. The story, the dialog, the wits EVERYTHING is outstanding. Tomorow I'll go on lookin throu the streets of Rubacava smile
Posted By: traveler

Re: Grim Fandango Returns to PC! - 08/05/14 12:47 AM

Join the ranks, Lagavulin!
Grim Fandango is the best game ever made in my opinion, the only one that left me feeling lost when it was over, as if I'd just said a final good-bye to dear friends.
I'm not surprised you're in love with it.

Gil.
Posted By: kjos

Re: Grim Fandango Returns to PC! - 08/05/14 03:07 AM

I just installed Grim Fandango and runs just fine but I don't think it likes my graphic card. Lots of lines in the game. I played it years ago. I tried everything and I can't get them out. I'm having the same trouble you are having Volkana. I even changed the compatibility to win 95. I have xp now.
Richard
Posted By: Mikael

Re: Grim Fandango Returns to PC! - 08/05/14 03:07 AM

I can't wait for this. I absolutely loved the first version, but, like so many others, had a hard time dealing with the keyboard controlled interface.
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Grim Fandango Returns to PC! - 08/05/14 04:10 AM

Richard, please post in Glitches. thanks
Posted By: bigpsycho

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 08/16/14 02:46 PM

that is great news i hope it won't be episodic smile
Posted By: venus

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 08/22/14 08:18 PM

Fantastic news! Thanks, Ana. happydance
Posted By: TJCat

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 08/27/14 05:22 PM

This is one of the few games in the Adventure Hall of Fame I haven't played, so I'm really looking forward to the remake to play it!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Grim Fandago Returns to PC! - 08/27/14 05:25 PM

Originally Posted By: TJCat
This is one of the few games in the Adventure Hall of Fame I haven't played, so I'm really looking forward to the remake to play it!


There's nothing else quite like it! smile
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