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#1 Kilvain

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:01 PM

inXile has unveiled a new website and forums for Wasteland 2, the unexpected sequel to the classic Wasteland RPG which would eventually inspire the Fallout series. On the forum the developer seems to indicate that they are open to more than just the standard Windows PC platform. Check out the site, and post on the platforms topic to voice your support for a Mac version.

Not sure how many people here may have played the original version on Apple II, or Commodore 64, but I've heard good things about it. Gritty, bloody, destructive, etc. etc. :)

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:44 AM

View PostKilvain, on 05 March 2012 - 10:01 PM, said:

Gritty, bloody, destructive, etc. etc. :)
...not to forget a great sense of humour. Mutant killer rabbits exploding "like blood sausages"? Check! ;)

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:40 AM

A good friend of mine played the game multiple times, right up until his cousin decided to save over the main disks. I'm not sure he ever forgave him. :) A few years ago I found a used copy of the game for him. He was excited enough to go dig out his old C64 to play it again.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:57 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 06 March 2012 - 02:44 AM, said:

...not to forget a great sense of humour. Mutant killer rabbits exploding "like blood sausages"? Check! ;)
How appropriate.  :happy:
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

For those who never played Wasteland...it's awesome.

I'm excited to see how Wasteland 2 shapes up.

The forum's up now too:

http://wasteland.inx...forum/index.php

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:02 PM

View PostUniversalWolf, on 06 March 2012 - 05:49 PM, said:

For those who never played Wasteland...it's awesome.

I'm excited to see how Wasteland 2 shapes up.

The forum's up now too:

http://wasteland.inx...forum/index.php

The Kickstarter page is now live, and is currently sitting at $383,749 (as of this post). It needs to reach $900,000 to go through - if it hits that amount, Brian Fargo has pledged to put up the remaining $100,000 to hit the $1M mark. All funds from Kickstarter, including anything over the goal amount, will go into the game.

The best bit of news on that page says if they hit $1.5M, a Mac OS version will be made! SO EXCITED. Wasteland, along with the Bard's Tale trilogy, are some of my absolute favorite games of all time.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:43 AM

Not even 12 hours in and they have reached almost $540,000 – and still 34 days to go.

If I might make a very careful estimation: that game will be made (yay!), it will be huge (yay!!), it will be on the Mac (yay!!!!) and the mentioned Collector's Edition Premium Boxed Version will come in a packaging made of pure gold.

(Besides, the Double Fine Kickstarter ended up with $3,335,265, just to get an idea how much money nostalgic fans of good old gaming awesomeness can bring up for a game that is not even made.)

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:06 AM

Mutant blasting goodness is nearly at hand! :)

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:47 AM

Definitely going to chip in here, will be happy to see either version. :)
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:01 AM

View PostWumpus, on 14 March 2012 - 08:47 AM, said:

Definitely going to chip in here, will be happy to see either version. :)

I've had my mouse pointer over the "Back this Project" button since yesterday, but I'm waiting to see if it will come close to the $1.5M mark for a Mac OS version. Then again, Wasteland 2 might just be the title that could get me to re-install Windows... I've even fought through the temptation for games like Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City, so that's saying something. :)

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

Wouldn't you chipping in make that 1.5M mark happen sooner/faster? The logic involved there is kind of silly :P
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

View PostWumpus, on 14 March 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

Wouldn't you chipping in make that 1.5M mark happen sooner/faster? The logic involved there is kind of silly :P

Yes, but say I chip in and it still doesn't reach the $1.5M mark. I know it would be going to a good cause (a looooong overdue sequel), but I still won't have the version I'd prefer. I would like my contribution to go towards getting a Mac OS version, not just any version - and I'm sure it'll hit the base goal amount no matter what.

I can decide to buy a Windows only copy, if that's all we get, when the game is released. If so, I'll still be supporting the developers and the project at that time. :)

All said, my logic is still probably very flawed, but it least it goes towards explaining my rationale. :P

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:19 PM

View PostBlackwell, on 14 March 2012 - 03:02 PM, said:

Yes, but say I chip in and it still doesn't reach the $1.5M mark.
They have reached already half the amount and still 33 days to go. Give them your money now!! You know you want it!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:09 PM

Is it going to be a modern version of the top down view game, that the original was, or more like Fallout/Rage?
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:37 PM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 14 March 2012 - 04:09 PM, said:

Is it going to be a modern version of the top down view game, that the original was, or more like Fallout/Rage?
Watch the video on the kickstarter page, its both informative and hilarious.

That being said, the short version is, yes, modern version of the top down view (isometric is the term.)
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

Yeah, Brian Fargo is pretty adamant that he will not succumb to any pressure for change (i.e. game companies making every modern sequel of classic games an FPS) and will keep everything as close to the original as possible.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:31 AM

$923,980.

Boom.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:49 AM

To quote Brian Fargo from a recent interview:

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"I wonder what the publishers who rejected a Wasteland 2 are thinking right now?"


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:03 AM

I just noticed no one here posted the link to the Kickstarter page yet. There you go. Give them your money.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:15 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 15 March 2012 - 02:31 AM, said:

$923,980.

Boom.
35.000$ higher 3:45 hours later.. Wow!
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