It is currently Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:02 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Rats Off To You, AGDI
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:04 am 
Offline
Peasant Status
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:05 am
Posts: 24
Location: Norfolk, VA
It's said that pointing out one's own puns ruins the fun, but rodent you know it? I've a gnawing feeling I'll gopher it anyway.

Eh, that's the best I can do on short notice.  ;)

I've worshiped the old Sierra On-Line adventure games for longer than I care to remember, and I'd like to offer my thanks and gratitude for the fine work you folks are doing here. The King's Quest remakes are fantastic. The upcoming Trial by Fire remake is especially interesting to me, because that's the only Quest for Glory game I've never played. I do have DOSBox 0.72 and the Anthology (plus assorted original boxed sets), but since I've never played Trial by Fire before and am somewhat allergic to parsers, I think I'm going to wait for the remake.

Quest for Glory stands the test of time very well, I've found. Despite the flood of modern games over the past decade and change, none create quite the same feeling of adventure and excitement for me as the thought of good ol' Quest for Glory.

For those of you who've been developing remakes here since 2001-2003, you're saints. I've worked on a number of fan-made projects in my day, and after the initial enthusiasm wears off, the rest is all hard work.

But it's definitely worthwhile.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:45 am 
Offline
Peasant Status

Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:53 am
Posts: 12
Is this a RABID member from the clan from SonicArmy.com?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:51 am 
Offline
Peasant Status
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:05 am
Posts: 24
Location: Norfolk, VA
It's R.A.B.I.D. as in "Rodents Against Boring Idiosyncratic Discrimination" and the Quest for Glory character Fenrus, Erasmus' rat familiar. Fenrus also happens to be a wizard, albeit a small one.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:00 pm 
Offline
Forum Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2001 8:28 pm
Posts: 11434
Location: The Netherlands
Yeah, I picked up the reference. :)

Nice avatar, btw.

Thanks for the kind words. Hopefully, you won't have to wait long. It's a shame you skipped QFG2...it's a favourite among many of the fans, though if you dislike the parser, you're not gonna get very far into it. The game does take a while to pick up momentum.

Quote:
For those of you who've been developing remakes here since 2001-2003, you're saints. I've worked on a number of fan-made projects in my day, and after the initial enthusiasm wears off, the rest is all hard work.


It's always nice to see people acknowledging this. We used to get a lot of posters who mostly posted to hurry us up, having little understanding of the amount of work that goes into a game.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:22 pm 
Offline
Peasant Status
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:05 am
Posts: 24
Location: Norfolk, VA
Erpy wrote:
It's a shame you skipped QFG2...it's a favourite among many of the fans, though if you dislike the parser, you're not gonna get very far into it. The game does take a while to pick up momentum.


For me, playing QFG2 will be like playing a brand-new Quest for Glory game, just released; and the fact that many people think it's one of the best games is very encouraging. You can imagine my excitement.

While lurking on this forum, I've been surprised to hear which QFG games are people's favorites and why. I'm partial to QFG4 myself, though the bugs and issues it has on modern systems (which can take weeks to resolve, depending on hardware and luck) often dampen my enthusiasm for it lately.

Erpy wrote:
]It's always nice to see people acknowledging this. We used to get a lot of posters who mostly posted to hurry us up, having little understanding of the amount of work that goes into a game.


Yeah, I find it rather appalling when people register and post all-caps threads demanding to know when the game will be done.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:02 pm 
Offline
Forum Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2001 8:28 pm
Posts: 11434
Location: The Netherlands
You've never tried playing QFG4 on DosBox with the fan-made patches? That pretty much gets you around every single showstopping error in there.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:25 pm 
Offline
Peasant Status

Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:53 am
Posts: 12
R.A.B.I.D. wrote:
It's R.A.B.I.D. as in "Rodents Against Boring Idiosyncratic Discrimination" and the Quest for Glory character Fenrus, Erasmus' rat familiar. Fenrus also happens to be a wizard, albeit a small one.


Well I'm not that die hard of a fan to catch on to that so excuuuuuse me.  LoL.

If any of you programming geniuses get a chance to troubleshoot how to get QFG4 to work through DOSBOX from the anthology disc it would be much appreciated.  Unfortunately I don't really know how to add in any of those patch things so i suppose that doesnt help.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:25 pm 
Offline
Peasant Status
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:05 am
Posts: 24
Location: Norfolk, VA
Well, if I recall correctly, I did try that... but it was back when I had a less powerful computer, DOSBox was in an earlier version (it seems to have improved immensely over the last few years), and I may or may not have known about the fan patches at that time. I think I probably did know about the patches, since I believe they've been on that "A Hero's Quest for More Glory" site for a while, but I'm not sure.

I'll probably give it another go soon, and it may well work perfectly with minimal fuss and a glance at an FAQ. I know it's possible to get it running just fine, just need to get around to it.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:41 pm 
Offline
Slacker of Shapeir
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:11 am
Posts: 2416
Location: Canada
I just have to say RABID, that might be the best sig I've ever seen.

_________________
Calik Status: Hero of Speilburg Has become the Prince of Shapier and a Hero among Tarnans, after freeing the Mordavians from eternal fear he was zapped to the land of Silmaria where an import bug has him trapped between worlds.
4/5


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:15 am 
Offline
Peasant Status
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:05 am
Posts: 24
Location: Norfolk, VA
Thank you! I made it with a scan of an old book and a calligraphy font.

I spend far too much time creating (or selecting) my avatar and signature in most forums I visit. It's a habit (hobby, even) that's developed over years of forum-going.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:32 am 
Offline
Saurus Salesman
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2002 3:18 pm
Posts: 3880
Location: South Africa (Bloemfontein)
Oooh! Nice Avatar!

Mantle7, I could be wrong, but I think people mentioned in another thread that you have to copy the entire game to your HD before playing it on DosBox.
Like I said... could be wrong. I don't have the anthology.
Edit: Heh. Just saw that you've asked this question about 6 or 7 times. Perhaps try following these steps: http://www.agdinteractive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11606&highlight=qfg4+dosbox


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:38 pm 
Offline
Peasant Status
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:05 am
Posts: 24
Location: Norfolk, VA
I got QfG4 working in DOSBox with minimal fuss, patch, voices and all.

That was easier than I expected. I found a guide online here, and it worked perfectly for me (with the Anthology CD).

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:59 pm 
Offline
The Master of All Things Musical
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2002 8:57 pm
Posts: 4025
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Nice! Now we can post this link whenever anybody asks how to get it working! (It's quite the common question)

_________________
01010100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100011 01100001 01101011 01100101 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100001 00100000 01101100 01101001 01100101 00101110


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:37 am 
Offline
Peasant Status
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:05 am
Posts: 24
Location: Norfolk, VA
Excellent! I'm glad I found that little guide, and was frankly surprised at its existence. Google-fu has paid off again.

I wasn't sure if that particular guide had been linked to here before. I did a forum search, but only found people asking specific questions and receiving specific solutions (as opposed to a step-by-step guide).

I know it's a bit off-topic to post about it here, so I'll start a thread with the link in the appropriate section.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:49 am 
Offline
Knight Status
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 5:55 am
Posts: 384
Location: deadfall beneath Ooga Booga
R.A.B.I.D. wrote:
It's R.A.B.I.D. as in "Rodents Against Boring Idiosyncratic Discrimination" and the Quest for Glory character Fenrus, Erasmus' rat familiar. Fenrus also happens to be a wizard, albeit a small one.

Actually, that's Fenris.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:33 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2001 6:01 am
Posts: 1718
Location: Bühlerzell, Germany
Actually, it's Fenrus.  While they weren't entirely consistent with the spelling, he's called Fenrus in the first two games, at least (the parser doesn't understand "Fenris").  So at the very least, the spelling "Fenrus" isn't wrong.


Last edited by adeyke on Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:40 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:34 am 
Offline
Forum Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2001 8:28 pm
Posts: 11434
Location: The Netherlands
The games aren't consistent themselves as to the spelling. QFG1 and QFG2 use "Fenrus", QFG4 and QFG5 use "Fenris".

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:18 am 
Offline
Peasant Status
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:05 am
Posts: 24
Location: Norfolk, VA
Indeed.

I did an exhaustive search online looking for the correct spelling at one point, and found that no source could identify a single "proper" version of the familiar's name. The games aren't any help either, as has been mentioned previously.

Except for one source, that is. I found an ancient Sierra BBS conversation in some old archive, from when the games were still in production... and in it, Lori Ann spelled his name "Fenrus".

So I'm going with Fenrus.  ;)

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:39 am 
Offline
Saurus Salesman
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2002 3:18 pm
Posts: 3880
Location: South Africa (Bloemfontein)
Well... I'm pretty sure Lori uses Fenrus, so I'd say that would be the official spelling.  :p


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: The proper spelling
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:38 pm 
Offline
Royal Vizier Status
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:20 am
Posts: 2047
Location: Somewhere in Ohio...
I prefer Fenrus simply due to my knowledge of mythology.  Fenris is a shortening of Fenrisulfr, the great wolf of Norse mythology (more commonly known as Fenrir).

_________________
There is balance in all things. Live in symmetry with the world around you. If you must blow things up and steal from those around you, THAT'S WHAT RPGS ARE FOR!

Official Member of the VGL Street Team
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:28 am 
Offline
Slacker of Shapeir
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:11 am
Posts: 2416
Location: Canada
Like the Esper in Final Fantasy VI! it all makes sense to me now.

_________________
Calik Status: Hero of Speilburg Has become the Prince of Shapier and a Hero among Tarnans, after freeing the Mordavians from eternal fear he was zapped to the land of Silmaria where an import bug has him trapped between worlds.
4/5


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rats Off To You, AGDI
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:13 am 
Offline
Royal Servant Status

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:01 pm
Posts: 52
Rat is where it's at.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group