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Old October 19 2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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Space Quest Games

Does anyone remember the Space Quest computer game series? They parodied a lot of sci fi franchises, including Star Trek. Also the guys who made those games, are making a new game that is very similar to Space Quest:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...s-of-space-que
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Old October 23 2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Yes. I wanted in on the Kickstarter, but didn't have the liquid assets at the time. But I *will* be getting that game, for certain. Did you hear/notice that the voice of GlaDOS from Portal is involved? I suspect a Portal parody somewhere in the game....
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Old October 25 2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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If you didn't make the Kickstarter, you can still pledge via PayPal at http://guysfromandromeda.com

Definitely excited about seeing this happen.
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Old October 25 2012, 03:33 PM   #4
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Does anyone remember the Space Quest computer game series?
Yes.
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Old October 30 2012, 05:08 AM   #5
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Okay, what you say are the best and worst game of the series?
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Old October 30 2012, 07:53 AM   #6
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I'd say my favourite is the third one, but I have very fond memories of the first and second also. I've probably played the first one the most, I still play it again occasionally, takes me about an hour to play through.
I never got the fourth one to run well, so I don't know about that. Other people say that was the best one. The fifth was awesome too, and it's amusing how they switched from mocking Star Wars to Star Trek, but it was just very different from the first four, same as the sixth.

Overall, I'd say definitely the third, with the Terminator and everything.
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Old October 30 2012, 09:37 AM   #7
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I agree with the third being the best. It had nice EGA graphics, and was the last one with the text interface. The full on Star Trek mode of part 5 was fantastic as well. I liked 4 but I didn't love the graphics which they seemed to try to go a little too digital with. If I recall it had voices and stuff but then 5 was off the CD-ROM and back into 3.5" disk mode. Seemed weird.

I loved all of them except for maybe 6 which I didn't get running well on release and didn't hold my interest when I tried it some years later. Maybe i'll give it another shot.

Also Roger Wilco, you should go back to your Roger Wilco av and ditch the pony crap
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Old October 30 2012, 09:49 AM   #8
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Yeah, I'm not really that into the Ponies anymore anyway.
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Old October 31 2012, 01:41 PM   #9
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Can oyu even get the classic games anymore and play them on modern machines? I hear they are great but kind of missed the, due to being to young to appreciate them when they came out (also lack of a computer back then).
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Old October 31 2012, 10:32 PM   #10
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Getting DOS stuff to work directly on modern Windows is pretty hit or miss. Especially getting sound to work.

But you can just go download DOSBox, which has pretty good compatibility. For LucasArts adventure games you can use ScummVM
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Old November 1 2012, 12:36 AM   #11
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Space Quest Package with 1, 2, & 3

Space Quest Package with 4, 5, & 6

$9.99 each at Good Old Games, which is a site that legally repackages old games to work on newer systems.
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Old November 1 2012, 03:09 AM   #12
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Space Quest Package with 1, 2, & 3

Space Quest Package with 4, 5, & 6

$9.99 each at Good Old Games, which is a site that legally repackages old games to work on newer systems.
Alternatively, you can get the official Space Quest Collection. Just like what you can get at GoG, it gives you all six games for $20, and is playable on modern computers right out of the box. However the original Space Quest in the Collection is a graphical remake, made using VGA graphics so it better matches the later games visually. So it depends whether you want the original game in its original form (go to Good Old Games) or with better graphics (Space Quest Collection).

You can still find physical copies of the Space Quest Collection on sites like Amazon. Steam also offers it for download.
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Old November 1 2012, 03:25 AM   #13
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I've heard good things about GoG over the likes of Steam for old games. A lot of times the Steam stuff apparently isn't as well configured. I do prefer just grabbing them off of abandonware sites and setting up DosBox or whatever myself, don't have any interest in paying for games that I've already bought.
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Old November 1 2012, 06:55 AM   #14
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Any space quest fan will appreciate this little animation. Found it a few nights ago while browsing and it's brilliant. The two guys from Andromeda rescue Roger from Activision

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/605175
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Old November 19 2012, 01:24 PM   #15
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Timelord - Go buy yourself a Tandy 1000 off eBay and you'll be set. ;-)

BTW, was Space Quest the game where the space station looked like someone breastfeeding, or do I have my games mixed up?
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