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    Aeveral questions about Space Quest.

    I think forum discussions have always been the big thing - even when Sierra Online was still around, they had a great forum to discuss the games. When Sierra folded/got sold, people moved to create their own forums and sites. There's SpaceQuest.net, SierraHelp.com, among many others, where you can still find people talking about Space Quest (and Sierra games in general). I think that's going to vary from person to person. For myself, Space Quest III was the best one (proving better graphics are not everything). But it is closely followed by Space Quest IV, which did indeed have better graphics (and over all a funnier story - but still Space Quest III sticks out to me). As for the appeal - I think, for some (such as myself), it was their first "3D" game. Previous to Sierra Online games, I was playing text adventure games, or games that had a still image with text beneath it, with minimal movement in the images (such as Wizardry I, II, III, etc). These Sierra games allowed you to not only control the character and story - but you were physically moving the character around and interacting with things in the environment. That kind of thing leaves a lasting impression. The story originally was very loose - it wasn't even "Roger Wilco" unless you pressed "Enter" at the "Type your name" screen of the first Space Quest. The story immediately shows that you're a less than capable janitor who finds himself way in over his head, and death is at every corner (and rather than be frustrating, they provided hilarious - often pun like death statements). The "Easter Eggs" of other Sierra games and other SciFi references (and even "slightly renamed" real life references) just added to the off beat humor. There's literally no customization or modding community; unless you count people editing the game in AGI/SCI editors to change trivial things on their own accord. I would say yes, since the SpaceVenture was a successfully Kickstarter - and it's by the same folks who made Space Quest. It began shrinking the day they stopped producing Sierra Adventure games... while many moved to new sites and new forums, and things seemed to be pretty steady, you could see a decline of people who - for whatever reason - if it wasn't on the official forums, it wasn't worth the time. That crowd has been greatly impacted by things like Facebook, which allows for "Groups" to post similar to a forum - so many people have moved away from forum communities to social media communities, unfortunately.
  2. That Roger Wilco voice guy is a bloke. Still can't pronounce Vohaul, that guy... like after sixty different times... ;-) I never finished VSB (add that to about the other 60 PC games I have on GoG, and the 30 XBox One games, that remain unplayed/unfinished) - and if I were to do this all over again - I'd actually play the game - and voice the line as I am playing it so I get all the right influxes. I intentionally played Roger as a "monotone" voice so when the elements of surprise happened, he sounded genuinely surprised - but I thought the monotone brought the less than intelligent vibe that I always imagined Roger had. I definitely made a ton of mistakes, and regret I was a (big) part of the reason this probably never saw the light of day. I dragged my poor wife to do Beatrice's voice - and she's never even played VSB - or even a Space Quest game for that matter. 😜 She's not big on typically wanting to do these things, but I think she indulges me (after 20 years of marriage and putting up with me, I think she just nods and agrees). I dragged her to do my own web series called Neverending Nights and a Star Wars Radio Play I wrote up - neither of which she was thrilled about (and it shows). 😜
  3. I haven't lost hope - but I'd love even small, trivial updates every now and then. Last one was in April. :-(
  4. You should also swing by SierraHelp.com - the forum registration is currently disabled - but if you want to take part on the forum - I'd be glad in helping you create an account.
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    Space Quest title font found! (closest to it anyway)

    I see. I misunderstood. (And the download is available again - from the first link - wasn't when I first tried it - said it was disabled by the user).
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    GoFundMe - Save SpaceQuest.Net!

    I love the old stuff - so I would can't my vote to restore it, if it wasn't too much of a headache. For getting the games to work on Modern PCs, you should link to Collector's SHP pages. Looking forward to the new layout and return of the classic!
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    Space Quest title font found! (closest to it anyway)

    Well. Here's what it looks like.
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    Space Quest title font found! (closest to it anyway)

    Blessed be... if this forum allowed zip files or font files, I'd upload it here.
  9. Tawmis

    Introduce Yourself!

    I mean that's just silly. Because, watch - here's a button! What could possibly go...
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    GoFundMe - Save SpaceQuest.Net!

    Sweet. I am so glad it landed in good hands. I was going to offer resuming the site payments and such, or even housing all the content on LarryLaffer.net just so the content wasn't lost. There was way too much there to just throw away.
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    Space Quest title font found! (closest to it anyway)

    No. There's a button there (if you sign in) that says "Clone" You can literally clone the font set (it takes like 10 seconds) and download it. I'd attach it to the thread if I could - but it only allows images.
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    Space Quest title font found! (closest to it anyway)

    Um - except you can clone it from the site...
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    Space Quest title font found! (closest to it anyway)

    Bummer the download is now disabled for that first link.
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    GoFundMe - Save SpaceQuest.Net!

    Congrats on the purchase! When we will see the site restored?
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    Scariest scenes in Sierra games

    If we're talking scary... I don't think anything beats the crying crib in Phantasmagoria...
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