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How are you preparing yourself for Tales of Monkey Island?

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Well everyones getting excited about the new Monkey Island game coming out, i know i am,i havent played any of the TellTale games before,so i thought id download a demo of Sam & Max,after downloading, to my suprize it didnt play and kept coming up with an error of that i need Direct 3D,checked everything, but nothing worked,i was worried that i wouldnt be able to play Tales of Monkey Island on the day of release

so i decided that i need to buy a new graphics card,something cheap and cheerful,went into my local "computer exchange"(2nd hand game retailer),now i need a AGP card (yeah i know there pretty old now) and i saw a Geforce 4 128mb DDR card for only £8.00, which was a bargin for that price,came home to try it out my pc,and it didnt work,the card was faulty(and yes i have tried it on other pc's to find out) i guess when they say things are too good to be true, then generally are,i tried my dads graphics card in my machine(it was a Geforce MX4000, 128MB DDR) and Sam & Max played like a charm,now the company i bought my cheap card from said i had only 48Hrs to return it, or i have 12 months warrenty on it, i returned it today and got myself a Geforce fx 5500 128MB DDR for only £15.00(i think they retail at £30.00 or more) the was a raddieon 9250, but i heard that wasnt that good,so ive taken the card home,fingers crossed......................................and it worked!!!

i went through all this trouble,just so i can play my all time favourite game, now my question to you guys is,do you have any stories to tell on if you had to do something extra just so you can play Tales of Monkey Island

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  • I coincedentally played through all of them for the first time in years just before Telltale announced the new series. So I am WELL prepared.

  • Last Sunday morning I woke up and felt like playing MI I and II again, and so I did. Now I am playing the English versions, too to compare the jokes and word-play.

  • I'm preparing myself by being delighted over the fact that all five episodes together are just 35 USD cheap as opposed to the upgrades to Native Instruments Komplete 5 (and an NI KORE controller) and Steinberg Cubase 5 that I ordered today, which cost a whopping 1000 EUR together... :D

    np: Future Sound Of London - Private Psyche And Inner Life (From The Archives Vol. 5)

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    Naaaaahhhh :p I'm actually helping my little bro work on his little MI-surprise-clip. :D And started playing some old games which I have missed (as in, never got the chance of playing them): Grim Fandango, The Dig and Full Throttle...any suggestions? Which should I play first?

  • @Silverwolfpet said: I eat.
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    Naaaaahhhh :p I'm actually helping my little bro work on his little MI-surprise-clip. :D And started playing some old games which I have missed (as in, never got the chance of playing them): Grim Fandango, The Dig and Full Throttle...any suggestions? Which should I play first?



    Well, if you like science fiction and good stories you HAVE to play The Dig first. I would.

  • @Cyphox said: Well, if you like science fiction and good stories you HAVE to play The Dig first. I would.



    Both Full Throttle and Grim Fandango are better games, though.

  • MI3, Act IV, Cemetary... looking at plaque on grave. "It says Tex Venture"

    brilliant

  • @Silverwolfpet said: I eat.
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    Period


    Naaaaahhhh :p I'm actually helping my little bro work on his little MI-surprise-clip. :D And started playing some old games which I have missed (as in, never got the chance of playing them): Grim Fandango, The Dig and Full Throttle...any suggestions? Which should I play first?


    If you want a SCUMM (tm) experience I would recommend Full Throttle, if you want an even more awesome adventure game, play Grim Fandango (just pray to god that you can manage the controlls, because they are kinda nasty), the dig however can wait until the other games are done or as chilling out the frustration of the other two :)

  • @yugge said: If you want a SCUMM (tm) experience I would recommend Full Throttle, if you want an even more awesome adventure game, play Grim Fandango (just pray to god that you can manage the controlls, because they are kinda nasty), the dig however can wait until the other games are done or as chilling out the frustration of the other two :)



    yeah, Grim Fandango is brilliant but ruined by terrible controls. Surely someone must have noticed when they were testing it...

  • At the time (1998) the controls where not that bad, the most popular games at the time was like Resident Evil and RE2 had just came out.. and their controls where equally wonky... but nobody seemed to notice or care at the time.

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