The Secret of Monkey Island
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March 8, 2018 at 8:21 am in reply to: What a Game! aka. WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME _HOW_ GOOD IT IT?? #1213
There’s no default. It asks you which controller you want to use :-p
That being said, I set it to WASD + Mouse and with mouse look it almost feels like a modern shooter.March 2, 2018 at 8:53 am in reply to: What a Game! aka. WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME _HOW_ GOOD IT IT?? #1188
Yeah, the sexism is terrible. It’s the one thing I can think of that you can remove from the game to make it even better.
Luckily, the player doesn’t have to engage in any of this, reducing it to unpleasant background noise.
I wonder if 3D Realms thought they had to add all of this to sell the game? Though back then it was probably just used as a tool to make the Duke look even manlier. People just didn’t think a lot about such issues. That’s not trying to justify, just to explain what I think is the reason.
I was born back then but didn’t have a computer :-p
Today I’m running it on a Pentium MMX at 233MHz. That CPU is a year newer than the game, not unreasonable that people would have run it like that back in the day.
It runs smooth as silk at 640×480, full screen size (or actually the third highest screen size, the one where you can see your ammo all the time) with best audio mixing quality, too.
I played it for a few minutes on my 486DX2 at 80MHz and in 320×240 I already need to reduce the screen size to about half way before it starts running really playable.
There’s only one quest, “find the sun”. I think the only way to know that is to read the exposition in the manual.
There are no quests in the classical sense and no progress indicators of any kind. It’s a bit of an adventure game in that sense.
In some cities, you cannot trade anything, but you can reveal some information. All this information is supposed to guide you towards solving the main quest.
I don’t think that’s explicitly stated in any way, you just have to manage that yourself 🙂
Battle will happen sooner or later when you run into the Viking Union. Better be well-prepared, and when you get into battle, defend your importan wagons at any costs!
There are only two possible outcomes to battle: You get destroyed or the other train gets destroyed. No fleeing, no retreating.