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I agree with you Pix, the huge verb interface seemed unnecessary and distracting. I used the right hand side quite a bit to figure out what a could interact with, but the left hand with dozens of verbs I never even used once seemed excessive. I had the exact same thought that it was a poor transition attempt from text based to mouse based adventure games. I also thought they just added it to save on artwork.

I fired up Gateway 2 last night, really enjoying it so far. I did have problems with playing cutscenes and saving games via Dosbox which I didn’t in the first game. I was able to solve them by putting the game in C:\Gateway2 and following some of the suggestions on abandonware’s forums. I’m happy to share my dosbox.conf file that I finally got the game working correctly with. I’ll attach it in case (or maybe someone might have an even better setup!)