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Warp Drive

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Having acquired my Sam & Max Season One disc, I really do have to ask "What the heck is Warp Drive?" Does it do anything or is it just a pointless gag to make us all scratch our heads? I want to think it's just a prank, but why carry the prank on through all six episodes? Hmmm... Maybe that's just it! The prank is making us think it ISN'T a prank by carrying it on for so long! Or maybe... Telltale's in league with the Martians to make us paranoid of a Warp Drive that doesn't exist so that we overlook the steadily-growing threat of Martian invasion!

Well played, Telltale Games. Well played...

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  • *Eerily calm*

    I don't have the manual. I'm still waiting for my DVD because I ordered the Case File!!

    *Ahem* Soo...the Case File will be ready for shipping any day now, right?

  • @AdamG said: It was a feature that was never fully implemented. The general concensus is that it was to increase walking speed.

    Sadly the general consesus was incorrect, as has been said many times. :( When I designed the game's options screen with Randy when season one was first being built, we left an empty space in there in case an extra feature was added (there was talk of a tutorial, or possibly a hint system). We decided to fill the space with something random until a new feature came to take its place, and Randy put "warp drive" there I think to have a sort of ambiguously functional menu item there in the tradition of the "enable SCUMM 3D" option in Monkey Island 3. As it turned out, there was never a new feature for that space in the course of the entire season, so Warp Drive remained there the whole time, confusing the heck out of everyone. Woo.

  • I still think it gave me cancer... luckily, by unchecking the box I was cured.

    And Jake, you really had me going in the old thread about this. You kept alluding to "time" in every post... grrr...

  • Also it enables time travel, letting you visit locations from previous episodes, via an all new 3D map of the USA. And when Warp Drive is enabled, you can use Max to short out the roller coaster in the Blister, and as a sword in Reality 2.0, and the game is in 2D. Sadly it was never fully implemented.

  • You can tell Jake's a fan right there. :D


    Now I want a Max sword...

  • @Jake said: Also it enables time travel, letting you visit locations from previous episodes, via an all new 3D map of the USA. And when Warp Drive is enabled, you can use Max to short out the roller coaster in the Blister, and as a sword in Reality 2.0, and the game is in 2D. Sadly it was never fully implemented.

    Be careful, Jake. I know for a fact we've got people on this forum who will think you're being serious... :eek:

  • @Kedri said: *Ahem* Soo...the Case File will be ready for shipping any day now, right?

    *Ahem*

    As we've mentioned in a zillion places, we'll be stuffing them next week when we return from Comic-Con. ;)

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