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#1 UmarOMC1

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 02:10 AM

Shadowgate: MacVenture Series available on Steam, Collection available as well.

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Relive the original MacVenture Series version of Shadowgate! Play through the Mac and Apple IIGS versions to experience where the franchise began.


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 02:39 AM

I got Shadowgate and Deja Vu as bonus when I bought the Shadowgate Remake a while ago. I was pretty amazed that the Retro versions don't seem to be simply the original Mac and Apple II GS versions bundled with an emulator, but really apparently native applications.

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 08:15 AM

I better buy them to never play them. IT's a problem.
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Posted 29 January 2015 - 09:01 PM

Digital hoarder! Brother! 1-800-GOT-HDSPACE :doh:
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 10:41 AM

I wish I could live to be eleventy thousand so I could play all of the retro games.
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 11:10 AM

I wish I could live to be eleventy thousand so I could replay Mass Effect. And those other things the incontinent cat said.
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 01:15 PM

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 02:01 PM

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It would take you...
6900 continuous hours
287 days,12 hours,25 minutes
of gameplay to complete your Steam library

Oy Vey. That's not including the crates of games laying around my house nor the 200 games in GoG (though there may be some spillover)
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 02:54 PM

macdude22, you beat me:
5431 continuous hours
226 days,7 hours,8 minutes

Though I think this site's estimate is too low with regards to the massive amount of games I hoarded. And that's not even considering trying to get 100% achievements, which can be ridiculously time consuming for some games.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 03:55 PM

you might want to check this Bundle:
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Posted 23 February 2015 - 11:04 AM

Good to see that Shadowgate has been re-made. Takes me back to my Amiga 500 days (Apple kit was very rare in the UK back in the 80s, trust me).

I loved Uninvited too. There was something in that game that scared the hell out of me as I kid, but i'll be damned if I can remember what it was. I must have blocked out the traumatic memories...
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Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:05 PM

View Postnick68k, on 23 February 2015 - 11:04 AM, said:

Good to see that Shadowgate has been re-made. Takes me back to my Amiga 500 days (Apple kit was very rare in the UK back in the 80s, trust me).

I loved Uninvited too. There was something in that game that scared the hell out of me as I kid, but i'll be damned if I can remember what it was. I must have blocked out the traumatic memories...

I recall some scary sound effects, and creepy images. Also, that figure in the Victorian dress with its back to you in the parlor.. You know, the one that screams and rips your face off.

Shadowgate also made me jump. I was playing it late at night and got to the part where I had to click open a series of sarcophagi, pretty sure one of them was about to kill me. Then the game suddenly played a really loud scream and I practically crapped my pants.

I haven't got too far in the new Shadowgate yet, just haven't found the time. Maybe when I'm done filing my tax return. (Which is also turning out to be pretty scary. Every time I fill out another form I'm convinced that the estimated refund is suddenly going to turn into a large negative number.)
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 08:56 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 23 February 2015 - 10:05 PM, said:

I recall some scary sound effects, and creepy images. Also, that figure in the Victorian dress with its back to you in the parlor.. You know, the one that screams and rips your face off.


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 01:36 AM

Fifty percent off... ayyyeeeetang!
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 08:37 AM

I picked up Uninvited for $1.50. If I spend even an hour with it for nostalgia's sake it'll be worth it.. Maybe I can spook one of my kids with it too.

I'd forgotten that it had an overall time limit. Killing you over and over just for exploring wasn't bad enough, they had to have you go insane after N moves too.

They certainly made games tougher back in the day. As I'm sure many here already know, the original Prince of Persia had a 60-minute time limit on top of its brutal difficulty and infrequent save points. Not to mention that first level where you had to work your way through the level, get a sword, backtrack, only to lose your first fight and start over. (No combat tutorial, you see.)
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Posted 24 April 2015 - 12:50 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 30 January 2015 - 10:41 AM, said:

I wish I could live to be eleventy thousand so I could play all of the retro games.

Biological immortality is actually a little-known discovery that was found in the 1960's or 1970's. All mammalian cells (felines included) can be immortalized without ill effects. So rejoice, your dream of playing all of those retro games and beyond may actually happen!

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 01:41 PM

View PostDiablofett, on 24 April 2015 - 12:50 PM, said:

Biological immortality is actually a little-known discovery that was found in the 1960's or 1970's. All mammalian cells (felines included) can be immortalized without ill effects. So rejoice, your dream of playing all of those retro games and beyond may actually happen!

Pictures or it didn't happen.
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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:30 PM

View PostDiablofett, on 24 April 2015 - 12:50 PM, said:

Biological immortality is actually a little-known discovery that was found in the 1960's or 1970's. All mammalian cells (felines included) can be immortalized without ill effects. So rejoice, your dream of playing all of those retro games and beyond may actually happen!

It's such a relief to hear that. Does the effect persist through intense fallout following a nuclear war though or are they still ironing out the bugs there?
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Posted 28 April 2015 - 10:51 AM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 24 April 2015 - 01:41 PM, said:

Pictures or it didn't happen.

No need, but it did happen, and still happens. Many cell lines are immortalized so they may be used for longer periods without entering senescence. It can be done to multicellular organisms as well.

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 25 April 2015 - 08:30 PM, said:

It's such a relief to hear that. Does the effect persist through intense fallout following a nuclear war though or are they still ironing out the bugs there?

A lethal amount of radiation exposure would kill any living thing. An example would be if someone went to Chernobyl, rolled around naked in the reactor area, and ate a lot of dust off the floor there. That would be fatal, even if they were biologically "immortal".

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 01:29 PM

What about a person made of immortal cell falling off a 40 story building onto a 3 foot thick concrete block?  Would all the splatters crawl off and seek food and shelter and perhaps form a crude societal framework upon which to build a civilization?
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