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#1 Wumpus

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

This is interesting..it actually came out December 21st, but I just noticed it now. Its also only $3 on the app store: https://itunes.apple...586878367?mt=12 which is hard to pass up. I mean.. $3??

I played this on the PC back in 2009. It wasn't bad, but I remember not finishing it. Still a Mac version is tempting. Also again..$3.

Thought I'd post it here since there's no news anywhere except the companies FB page.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

Nice find - and a bargain price :)

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

Looks like an interesting game, and I can afford to be wrong for $3. Think I'll pick it up.
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When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:12 AM

Worth the tiny price but sure wish you could manually save or that the checkpoints were closer as you spend a fair bit of time waiting for enemies to walk to the right spot to take them out.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

Nice, game I played the original PC version already. It's hard as hell and the stealth killing pattern is quite rigid. Like one of the platformers where one wrong jumb means death. BUt I like ti more that you are not so overpowered like SplinterCell.
But the atmosphere is amazing, the bleak description of the 'THE WAR' keeps you tense.

There are some PC reviews if you are unsure.

And if this game is too hard the files weapons.cfg and difficulty.cfy inside contents > resources > data >aio works just as in the old version.
Just copy them outside, edit them and copy them back. Otherwise you have to be logged in as root.
There are a some infos on the web for more acceptable settings.

And Oh Yeah, this runs just as nice on a MBP 2011 aka i5, intel HD3000. It seems this Mac Version runs more fluid than the PC version with W7 Bootcamp.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

Unfortunately this does not run too well on my 8600M GT, but hey. $3 is an investment for when I've got a beefier machine. I like what I've seen thus far though. Lot of negative reviews, and Yahtzee's brutalizing it was hilarious as always, but it seems a very worthwhile game regardless.
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Eric5h5:
When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

I have a MacPro 1,1 (8 Gig RAM, 3.0 GHz, ATI 4870 HD, 10.6.8).  No matter what settings I have, it plays very slowly and the shadows are way overdone.  This game should play fairly smoothly.   I suspect this is related to 10.6.x vs. 10.7.5 requirements.  Anyone else playing under 10.6.8 ?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

Then OpenGL support is a lot better in 10.7.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

I just noticed that the game is getting the SteamPlay treatment, too. In the future. Just found the entry in my Library.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:22 AM

the game is now ON SALE for $2!
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:53 AM

Wasn't it on sale for $3? I mean lol..
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:22 PM

VA is on a weeklong sale on Steam for $1.24
It's now SteamPlay btw. :)
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

Crazy, payment processing fees, and bandwidth for the size of that, basically means steam is making $0 off each sale. Including the publisher. Heh.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

Maybe that's their way of saying, "Here, have it basically for free, just cover our fees."

In which case I say, "Shut up and take my dollar."
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Eric5h5:
When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:42 AM

Just incase anyone was thinking of this title and never grabbed it, I saw it's all of 74¢ this time around. Sale is on until April 14th. Title is Steamplay of course, so that gets you both the Mac and PC versions for less than three quarters.
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Eric5h5:
When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:39 AM

Just paid 74¢ for the game.  I don't even particularly want to play it because it's 3rd person and stealth... but damn... 74¢.
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:50 AM

The latchkey kids' problems for the contemporary age—digital hoarding.
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:40 PM

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 04:30 PM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 10 April 2014 - 10:50 AM, said:

The latchkey kids' problems for the contemporary age—digital hoarding.
In my case, I was saving up for the Tiki for a year, and during that time watching Steam sales every day. Occasionally I'd see something and go, "Oh yeah, this will be great when I can play it. This will be too. Oh and this. This should also be awesome. Hey! This one plays on my MacBook Pro too, I can play it now! Oh, and this game..."

Then I got the Tiki and realized I had way the F more games than I'll probably ever have time to play. Should have put that into even beefier hardware like a RAID0 SSD but oh well. :P
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Antimony (PowerBook G4 Titanium) – 1.0 GHz PPC 7455 / 1GB RAM / 480GB OWC Mercury Legacy Pro / Radeon 9000 64MB

Eric5h5:
When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.