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by Sabreman
25-May-12 08:52
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Retro Video game magazines
Replies: 20
Views: 6191

Re: Retro Video game magazines

I used to get pretty much every games magazine available every month through my teenage years - Computer & Video Games, Crash, Zzap!, Your Sinclair, Sinclair User, ST Format, Amiga Format, The One, The Games Machine, ZERO, Mean Machines, ACE, EDGE, ST Action... and many more! Some mags sprang up and...
by Sabreman
23-Apr-12 12:40
Forum: Legend of Grimrock
Topic: Legend of Grimrock
Replies: 684
Views: 89090

Re: Legend of Grimrock

I've been stuck at the 'Checkered Room' for a couple of nights now, and I'm way too stubborn to look at hints (I completed DM as a kid without the help of a guide, and I'll do the same for this dammit). The upshot is that while idly and somewhat desperately retreading the upper levels I've uncovered...
by Sabreman
13-Apr-12 18:52
Forum: Legend of Grimrock
Topic: Legend of Grimrock
Replies: 684
Views: 89090

Re: Legend of Grimrock

I just got to the start of level 5 last night, looking forward to another session when I'm settled tonight. Dungeon Master experience is definitely proving useful as far as the puzzles are concerned so far - it's often a case of seeing the 'type' of layout before me and immediately understanding wha...
by Sabreman
11-Apr-12 21:48
Forum: Legend of Grimrock
Topic: Legend of Grimrock
Replies: 684
Views: 89090

Re: Legend of Grimrock

Played for a couple of hours and I'm super impressed. It's Dungeon Master 2012 (even down to some knowing puzzle references). Mechanics are spot-on and the atmosphere is incredible. If the level design stays true to its promise we're onto something special here. Took me a while to get used to right-...
by Sabreman
18-Jul-10 16:38
Forum: Gaming & Sport
Topic: Undercroft iPhone game
Replies: 12
Views: 1974

Re: Undercroft iPhone game

I'm a couple of hours into this and can only echo that it's excellent, and more than anything makes me pine for a DM port for the iPad. It's a lovely engine. DM would work so well on these devices.
by Sabreman
17-Dec-09 00:15
Forum: Gaming & Sport
Topic: Your personal "Games of the decade(s)"?
Replies: 23
Views: 3005

Re: Your personal "Games of the decade(s)"?

80s - Dungeon Master . Big surprise! 90s - Super Mario World . The 90s were a pretty great decade for favourites, but forced to choose one I'll go for the best platform game ever made. 00s - Phantasy Star Online . The most perfect, concise and infinitely repeatable online game I've ever played. Even...
by Sabreman
23-Jan-09 10:05
Forum: Film, TV, Books & the Arts
Topic: Game music you love, from back in the day...
Replies: 79
Views: 10919

I'm a big lover and collector of videogame music old and new, but I especially have a soft spot for the C64 and Amiga, which are what kicked off the interest in the audio of a game being just as important as anything else. Anyways, lots of the best Amiga stuff has been covered here, but my favourite...
by Sabreman
22-Jun-08 16:25
Forum: Creative Endeavours
Topic: Spore!
Replies: 142
Views: 10289

Heh, that's great :D

The first thing that popped into my mind when I downloaded the Creature Creator was to make a bunch of DM monsters too, I didn't get round to it yet though.
by Sabreman
8-Jun-08 00:55
Forum: Gaming & Sport
Topic: Mirror's Edge
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Destined to be the most motion-sickness inducing game ever. I can't even watch the trailers :lol:

Still, it's an interesting and fresh idea. Hopefully it will turn out well because we certainly need more of those.
by Sabreman
4-Jun-08 17:10
Forum: Gaming & Sport
Topic: New Lone Wolf!
Replies: 99
Views: 14014

I've been playing that DS version and it is indeed absolutely superb. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job of translating a gamebook to a videogame format.
by Sabreman
3-Jun-08 17:23
Forum: Other Games like DM
Topic: Ultima Underworld
Replies: 15
Views: 3432

I've been collecting and working my way (slowly) through a whole bunch of classic RPGs, and naturally the Ultimas are on the list. My only experience of them - aside from a bit of dabbling in DOSbox to see if they work - is with Ultima IV and VII. I never had a gaming PC when these things were first...
by Sabreman
22-May-08 14:15
Forum: Film, TV, Books & the Arts
Topic: Indiana Jones 4 *maybe spoilers*
Replies: 27
Views: 3219

I loved it to bits, wrote a little entry in my blog but basically it's everything I hoped it would be.
by Sabreman
22-May-08 00:08
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Greetings from a newbie!
Replies: 19
Views: 1102

Hi and welcome :D

You're the opposite of me - I've been playing DM all these years and let most of the other classic RPGs pass me by, and now I've started playing them (I'm working my way through Pool of Radiance at the moment).

Ooh, to be coming to DM fresh though... what a treat!
by Sabreman
19-May-08 18:28
Forum: Creative Endeavours
Topic: you monster!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1684

I'm pretty skinny. I could probably do a decent skeleton :lol:
by Sabreman
14-May-08 20:54
Forum: Gaming & Sport
Topic: looking for a PC adventure game
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Shannara, by Legend Entertainment. Weirdly enough I've been playing it recently.
by Sabreman
7-May-08 19:15
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Where to turn if you get a computer virus you can't shift
Replies: 15
Views: 2114

I don't know if I've just been plain lucky, but I've had this PC for just under five years and all I've ever used to protect it is AVG antivirus, the Windows firewall, and I do my browsing with Firefox. I've never had a single problem with it. No viruses or spyware, or anything. It probably helps th...
by Sabreman
5-May-08 23:11
Forum: Other Games like DM
Topic: Dungeon crawl tile version
Replies: 18
Views: 4982

The semi-official (it's no longer maintained by the original author, and some have taken it upon themselves to maintain it) regularly updated version of Crawl now has tile support by a third party, so you can play it with tiles and all the improvements over the quite outdated original tiles version:...
by Sabreman
1-May-08 10:16
Forum: Gaming & Sport
Topic: What is/was your favourite age of gaming?
Replies: 19
Views: 1514

Hmm... mine would be an overlap between the late 80s and early 90s - essentially the '16 bit' era. I did have a lot of fun with the 8-bit systems, the Spectrum, C64, and the consoles, but once I found myself with an ST and Amiga, then Megadrive and SNES I was absolutely in heaven. I'm a bit of a gru...
by Sabreman
9-Mar-08 23:55
Forum: Theron's Quest (TQ) & Dungeon Master Nexus (DMN)
Topic: nexus video in VLC?
Replies: 2
Views: 2375

He's talking about using the VLC media player on PC to view the movie cutscenes from Saturn games, and specifically DM Nexus. There is some issue over which version of VLC is best to play certain media types from Saturn games though.
by Sabreman
22-Feb-08 08:06
Forum: RTC
Topic: [RTC] Escape 2.0 -- Release version
Replies: 57
Views: 8625

Tremendous! I'll dive in tonight :)
by Sabreman
20-Feb-08 23:14
Forum: RTC
Topic: Escape 2.0 - demo
Replies: 19
Views: 4341

Just to say I'm not much of a playtester - I like to come to a new game fresh and play through it, free of spoilers and the like. It's the same reason I generally don't play betas. So it's not that I'm disinterested :)
by Sabreman
15-Feb-08 21:00
Forum: RTC
Topic: Escape 2.0 - demo
Replies: 19
Views: 4341

The prospect of Escape 2 makes me extremely happy :)
by Sabreman
10-Oct-07 15:55
Forum: Film, TV, Books & the Arts
Topic: Dragonlance fans.. this is your OMFG moment!
Replies: 27
Views: 2734

Any news on what kind of animation it's going to be?

I have a bunch of the Dragonlance books, but shamefully I've never gotten round to actually reading any (like a great many books I own).
by Sabreman
11-Sep-07 21:24
Forum: Creative Endeavours
Topic: T-Shirts
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

T-Shirts

Just discovered the greatness of T-Shirt transfers, so I immediately got to work on DM stuff, of course :D http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa20/swabbleflange/tshirt1.jpg Oh yes... I did... http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa20/swabbleflange/tshirt2.jpg Forget Che Guevara. Mophus is the new T-Sh...
by Sabreman
2-Sep-07 23:18
Forum: World News
Topic: A meeting this year for the 20th birthday of Dungeon Master?
Replies: 216
Views: 9864

Hi people, I got a PM from beo regarding this. I knew it was going to be very unlikely I could attend, and unfortunately I was right. I just can't get away from work as we're short-staffed covering holidays at the moment :( I hope everyone has a great time though, and I look forward to stories and p...
by Sabreman
30-Jul-07 17:14
Forum: Dungeon Master (DM)
Topic: I live in shame...
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

It's the honeymoon period. Let's see if you're still playing FFXII in 2027 ;)
by Sabreman
3-Jul-07 10:38
Forum: Gaming & Sport
Topic: Top 100 games poll
Replies: 12
Views: 1294

I can't get past the feeling that alongside the age factor Adamo mentioned, there's also a strong conformist mentality at work in these lists. A lot of games getting nominated because of their importance in the industry, or worst of all because people expect them to be there, and want to be seen as ...
by Sabreman
3-Jul-07 03:09
Forum: Gaming & Sport
Topic: Top 100 games poll
Replies: 12
Views: 1294

Well it looks like I spoke too soon. The list has been posted on the Edge forum. Whether it's the true list isn't certain yet, but it's incredibly heavy on relatively recent console games. It seems that most gamers have a very short memory. 100. Crackdown 99. Psychonauts 98. Sensible Soccer 97. Tekk...
by Sabreman
2-Jul-07 21:57
Forum: Gaming & Sport
Topic: Top 100 games poll
Replies: 12
Views: 1294

The list was compiled from months of polls from readers, industry people, etc. I think it's a fairly decent top 10. I don't agree with all of it personally but I understand the quality of the games. I don't like Resident Evil 4 much, for example, and I've never been a huge fan of Zelda games. Final ...