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  2. I don't know if it's against the rules to plug things, but I just uploaded a video on YT with the entirety of SQ3 running in S-Video, the goal of which is to naturally smooth as much dithering as possible, thereby better simulating an expanded color pallet, done in a manner recordable in decent quality. Unfortunately, my hardware isn't quite where I want it to be for that, my capture card forced its own compression, that, while not terrible, is definitely not great either. Also, I don't have an MT-32, so Sound Blaster 16 will have to do. Regardless, if anyone wants to check it out, well, here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0ZZCiEa4GM
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  4. Yea I always wondered the dislike for this game too. For me though this is the game I started on and never knew the other 5 existed for a long time. I literally thought it was just a play on all the space stuff back then using numbers and what not and didn't realize it was actually the 6th game. This game (SQ6) and Freddy Pharkas are my go to games when I need to go back and get that past feeling I think about these 2 games daily I swear lol. I played both of these games all the time back then never getting anywhere in either of them because I couldn't figure them out and the internet was just basic at that time. I don't recall ever getting off the ground and if I did it was probably a rare thing and that I don't remember, because I remember the street scenes and anything that resembles that to this day. As in Futurama reminds me of SQ6 as does Star Wars in the bar scene. Like even though I never got into Star Wars nor do I care for it, but that scene sticks out for me and I've only seen it like once lol. So again for me this game is great but let me get into the other games. Now for me I'm mostly into P&C games that have voice, rarely do I play any game that doesn't have voice weather it be P&C or otherwise unless I have to, which makes going back to some of these older ones a bit hard for me to do. I did play SQ1 VGA and it was okay, it was short and wasn't a whole lot going on but this was a few years ago so it wasn't all that impressive to me. If I had played a lot of these adventure games back when they came out that I missed out on I probably would like them a whole lot more but this is where I'm at. Then I played the remake of part 2 and I didn't really get into it that much and the voices were mostly annoying to me. I know it was a fan remake but still just didn't do much for me. I was also hoping for a remake of 3 with voice and such but that obviously didn't come about and I wanted to play a bunch of the fan games but never got around to them and that's kind of where I ended up. I still want to play 4 since it has voice and possibly 5 but I will have to be in the right mood/setting to play those in order to enjoy them better. It's kinda like Jason X of Friday the 13th, that's the movie that got me into that franchise even though I've known about it since I was a child lol. Also one last thing is now that I'm older with much less time it's hard for me to enjoy a P&C game nowadays because back then when I had all the time in the world and no internet I could just walk around clicking on everything and enjoy it for what it was. Now though when I play games I just have to get through them as fast as I can in order to get on to the next game on my long backlog list of games, like ToonTown I rushed through that a few years back but wasn't that enjoyable but I feel like I would have loved it had I played it when I was younger.
  5. Yea I always wondered the dislike for this game too. For me though this is the game I started on and never knew the other 5 existed for a long time. I literally thought it was just a play on all the space stuff back then using numbers and what not and didn't realize it was actually the 6th game. This game (SQ6) and Freddy Pharkas are my go to games when I need to go back and get that past feeling I think about these 2 games daily I swear lol. I played both of these games all the time back then never getting anywhere in either of them because I couldn't figure them out and the internet was just basic at that time. I don't recall ever getting off the ground and if I did it was probably a rare thing and that I don't remember, because I remember the street scenes and anything that resembles that to this day. As in Futurama reminds me of SQ6 as does Star Wars in the bar scene. Like even though I never got into Star Wars nor do I care for it, but that scene sticks out for me and I've only seen it like once lol. So again for me this game is great but let me get into the other games. Now for me I'm mostly into P&C games that have voice, rarely do I play any game that doesn't have voice weather it be P&C or otherwise unless I have to, which makes going back to some of these older ones a bit hard for me to do. I did play SQ1 VGA and it was okay, it was short and wasn't a whole lot going on but this was a few years ago so it wasn't all that impressive to me. If I had played a lot of these adventure games back when they came out that I missed out on I probably would like them a whole lot more but this is where I'm at. Then I played the remake of part 2 and I didn't really get into it that much and the voices were mostly annoying to me. I know it was a fan remake but still just didn't do much for me. I was also hoping for a remake of 3 with voice and such but that obviously didn't come about and I wanted to play a bunch of the fan games but never got around to them and that's kind of where I ended up. I still want to play 4 since it has voice and possibly 5 but I will have to be in the right mood/setting to play those in order to enjoy them better. It's kinda like Jason X of Friday the 13th, that's the movie that got me into that franchise even though I've known about it since I was a child lol. Also one last thing is now that I'm older with much less time it's hard for me to enjoy a P&C game nowadays because back then when I had all the time in the world and no internet I could just walk around clicking on everything and enjoy it for what it was. Now though when I play games I just have to get through them as fast as I can in order to get on to the next game on my long backlog list of games, like ToonTown I rushed through that a few years back but wasn't that enjoyable but I feel like I would have loved it had I played it when I was younger.
  6. I love "Tawmis Vohaul"'s voice. These are great. I don't know how I didn't come across this before.
  7. John Krasinski https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1024677/?ref_=tt_cl_t2
  8. Yes, fan of Vohaul. Even made videos using SQ, but recolored, and did it as a fun Kickstarter helper thingie... https://www.youtube.com/user/spacequestmachinima
  9. He's probably the best villain the Space Quest series had, because he's just as bogus as Roger himself, so they make a good pair. No matter how many times Vohaul thinks he got rid of Roger, Roger is back, and vice-versa. Not only that, but Vohaul has the same weakness as Voldemort, in which he has an ego too large for not being able to get rid of Roger Wilco, and he wants to do it himself. He also has a thing against Xenon, which is Roger's home world. For all those reasons, his war with Roger is personal and I love it. Personal score: 8/10 Quirk was probably my second favorite villain of the series. He is a good opposite to Roger too, for different reasons. Roger is a loser with a good heart, and Quirk was an arrogant winner. Learning about his involvement with Genetix distanced him a bit from the personal war he had with Roger, but it felt like the game was trying to portray him more as an actual "evil" guy. I think he would've done better as simply an arrogant captain. Personal score: 6/10 Now for Sharpei, apart from her weird fetish with transgendering and transaging to a male janitor in his 20's, she never really did anything against anyone but Roger and Stellar. Somehow, for me, this really did not make her feel that she was that threatening whatsoever. An interesting point, however, is that this is what really made me wonder what's up with Roger's luck. After all, she picked HIM out of a whole galaxy. Maybe there is a special reason for it; a genetic reason. Personal score: 4/10 Finally, Elmo. Elmo never had this proximity. He was not against Roger, the janitor just happened to mess with his plans. All he wanted to do is continue scamming people and being rich. He does have some cool factor with his base and his Skull Fighters, so for that he wins a little bit over Sharpei. Personal score: 5/10
  10. Most of the times he killed were pretty much accidental, unless he had to. In SQ1, he wanted to save his home world from blowing up, and the Sariens had quite a bit of time to escape from the ship. If you count the Orat as a kill, maybe that's 1, unless you went with the Spider Droid choice. Total: 0 or 1 (depending on your decision). In SQ2, he killed Vohaul to save his home world (again), and because Vohaul miniaturized him and was trying to punch him to death (I always thought he may have tried to subdue Vohaul by making him weaker but accidentally killed him because he couldn't turn the life support back on). It didn't even work anyways because Vohaul lived anyways, somehow. He did blow up the asteroid forteress, but only with a large escape time for all his inhabitants. Total: 0 or 1 (depending on if killing Vohaul was intentional). In SQ3, he actually killed people by shooting the Skull Fighters of ScumSoft with the Aluminum Mallard. Although it wasn't exactly a choice since they were... you know... shooting at him first and chasing him in space. The amount of people he could've killed here is moderate, but I don't remember him blowing up more than 3-5 ships. Total: ­­~3-5. In SQ4, he killed absolutely no one except maybe Vohaul. He didn't have to, by some miracle of being Roger Wilco. He never managed to harm the Sequel Police because he never had a viable way to fight them. Cybernetic computerized Vohaul was indeed destroyed, but maybe Vohaul lived anyway or had other copies (SQ: VSB, Incinerations). Total: 1. In SQ5, he didn't directly kill anyone. He saved all of the people who were affected by the Primordial Soup outbreak, and Quirk was trying to destroy his ship. He did blow up his ship while Quirk was inside, but that was to stop him from then going to destroy the Goliath, where his entire crew fled. It was a survival response. Total: 1. In SQ6, he gave fish to Sharpei. After Sharpei went inside the BRAIN of his friend he gave her fish. Does that count as a kill, or the luckiest defense ever? Total: 1. In total, even with the grand maximum for all of these, he killed 10 people, and not a single time it wasn't to save himself or Xenon. So personally, I don't think Roger is a murderer in any way whatsoever. Not canonically, at least (in the fan games I know he did kill more people). I still find the idea of the good guy/bad guy thing interesting, it just doesn't feel like Roger to me. EDIT: Out of all of these, the most "murderer" kill he has is Vohaul's death in SQ2. Removing someone's life support is dark. Maybe he should've given Vohaul fish too.
  11. Hey Sledgy! Been a long time seeing anything happening on these forums, glad to see you're still around (It's been like, 6 years since my last post on here or something crazy like that). I honestly think it could be fun. An adventure game with multiplayer functionality already sounds kind of cool. It would just have to be made a certain way so it works with two people. For example, when a cutscene is meant to happen, the game should first give the players the incentive to group up, or make it so they can only go through a certain door if they all go together. As for exploring areas, since adventure games are mainly based on "looking" around, both players could look and explore a different section of the current area, or a different screen, to see if either of them finds something interesting. Maybe you could also give inventory items to others, so inventory puzzles would have to be solved together. There are a lot of interesting possibilities with this. I'm surprised I never saw something like this before.
  12. Any ideas about SQ multiplayer game? Maybe some game for all SQ fans. Sort of sarien.net. Adventure + Multiplayer = Awesome thing. How do you think?
  13. You can make cartoon about SQ4 :)
  14. Who will be killed by Roger today? :) New sarien or new evil scientist? We can't save them. Because Roger is hero! :)
  15. Are you fan of Sludge Vohaul and why?
  16. Roger - Alan Tudyk (Firefly) Beatrice - Charlize Theron (Aeon Flux)
  17. I believe a lot of it fell apart and when Mark and Scott split up after SQ4
  18. I was born in California
  19. That we're aware of. But we don't follow Roger's life from infancy. So...
  20. Out of curiosity - is English your native speaking language? I ask because - back when Sierra changed to point and click - I actually wrote them a strongly worded letter about how disappointed I was. How Sierra games had helped me learn to type and type fast! And how just clicking on a screen to pick up items or interact with an item rather than trying to figure it out made it way too easy! Then, the age of the internet became a thing... and suddenly, I realized, I was thinking of it for my own selfish point of view. There were a ton of people, who played Sierra games, where English was not their native language, and they were struggling with how to phrase things in English that the game understood. So I got a new appreciation for the ol' point and click, though for my own preference, I still do prefer the typing interface.
  21. Man, some serious necroposting happening - but these forums have been so quiet - I, personally, don't mind! Nice to see some conversation happening. So, like you - I didn't overly enjoy SQ6 (there were certainly parts I thought were hilarious, yes - like when Roger's walking around Windows 3.0/3.1/whatever) - but over all, it felt like Space Quest to me (the humor, the writing, etc) - I just didn't enjoy the art animation style. Which is weird, I know, when we consider AGI/SCI art - but the way Roger's drawn and such, looks very much like a 6th grade kid's animation project. The big legs, clunky boots, etc. But then, the background art in sharp contrast was stunning. It made for a weird mix. Example: Similarly - there is a series of books called Dragonlance which are some of my favorites. They made an animated cartoon out of it. The animated cartoon portion was excellent. But then the dragons in it were CGI, and literally rip you right out of the cartoon, because of the odd contrast. Cartoon art: And then the CGI mixed with it...
  22. if they were ever to make a Live action Space Quest Movie, who would you like to see play Roger Wilco my choice would be H Jon Benjamin
  23. I wish the SQ3 remake was ready to play, really enjoyed the VGA remake of part 2
  24. I actually enjoyed it, even though it was a fan game, it was the closet we got to having Space Quest 7
  25. the early to the mid 90's when stuff was still on MS DOS, one of my favorite arcade shooters was Overkill from epic mega games
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