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hiroshi



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:51 pm    Post subject: NEWER HeroQuest for NES Reply with quote

Alright, I can't take it anymore. I can't find any information on the new HeroQuest proto that went up for sale on ebay not too recently. Did it get dumped? or did the buyer lock it up forever in his basement? maybe it was all a hoax?

c'mon guys, fess up. one of you has to know something. =)

BTW, for clarification: It's not the same version of HeroQuest that TheRedEye got ahold of a while back, it's something much closer to what a retail version would be. No more one hit and you're dead. Menu's are different, a credit screen is in place, etc. (but, I don't know if there's any more incredible music that isn't in the first version).
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TheRedEye
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2004 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sold that cartridge. Does that answer your question?
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hiroshi



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yay! hope is not lost
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postermen



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The game is sitting in my game room on the shelf between Heavy Shreddin' and Heroes of the Lance. Some day Frank will probably be kind enough to put it up on the site. It is one of the best unreleased protos I have ever played.


Matt
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Jred



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Postermen, if you've beaten it yet.. does it still just reset back to main menu after the second "ending" screen, or does it have more in your version?
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TheRedEye
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only people who have a copy of the game are Postermen and The Official Lost Levels Staff. I can vouch for all of the staff being kind of lazy, particularly me. Can't speak for Postermen though.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you do on this game and whats it look like and what type of game is it?
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The Green Meanie



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pineapplehead2 wrote:
What do you do on this game and whats it look like and what type of game is it?


Why does it sound like he just randomly wandered into this thread?
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narc



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proabably because he has randomly walked into several of them in one swing.
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postermen



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRedEye wrote:
The only people who have a copy of the game are Postermen and The Official Lost Levels Staff. I can vouch for all of the staff being kind of lazy, particularly me. Can't speak for Postermen though.


Frank, please feel free to speak for me anytime, since I am usually too lazy to do it myself. Jeremy, I haven't finished the game yet. I kinda got tired of writing down the stupid passwords.

Matt
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Chigley



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRedEye wrote:
I sold that cartridge. Does that answer your question?

Who sold what now?

So, I wrote this game way back in 1991, and I thought I had the most recent version (the one I gave to TheRedEye). Is there really a more complete version out there? Is it something someone fixed up (I think I sent the source code to someone a while back too)?

Can I have a copy? Smile
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TheRedEye
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha, hi Chris! Yeah, I did find a more complete version, I was actually going to surprise you with a homemade cartridge. I was considering doing a more in-depth interview with you about the game for this site, if you're willing.

EDIT: And no, it wasn't "fixed up" by anybody, this was a magazine review cartridge that came from Spain. I think maybe you kept the wrong compile or something!
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Chigley



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRedEye wrote:
hahaha, hi Chris! Yeah, I did find a more complete version, I was actually going to surprise you with a homemade cartridge. I was considering doing a more in-depth interview with you about the game for this site, if you're willing.

EDIT: And no, it wasn't "fixed up" by anybody, this was a magazine review cartridge that came from Spain. I think maybe you kept the wrong compile or something!

That's great! I was sure the game was pretty much done by the time I left England, and this sorta validates my fuzzy memories.

The source code I have, is actually dated later than the binaries I sent you, so you could be right about the old build. No way of compiling it though, without a bit of work or an old PDS setup Smile Anyone?

I'd love to see the Spanish binary you found. Outstanding stuff Laughing

An interview .. Hmm, would it involve pie?
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PopaSmear
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OFFER HIM PIE FRANK. QUICK.
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TheRedEye
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I actually had a couple oldschool NES programmers look at the source code (Andrew Davie and...someone else, I forget), and they both said they just didn't have the right tools to make any sense of it.

Too bad you didn't post a few days ago, I JUST came back from L.A. I totally would have bought you some pie.

I'll email you the binary. It's still in English, the only thing that makes it any different is that the music is timed for PAL frequencies, so it sounds a little fast by default. But if you use an emulator like FCE Ultra and turn on PAL Emulation, it slows down to normal. God, that soundtrack is awesome, too.

Oh, and you've been victimized by TWO of our word filters, in case you're wondering what's up with the random capitalizations.
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Chigley



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRedEye wrote:
Too bad you didn't post a few days ago, I JUST came back from L.A. I totally would have bought you some pie.

That IS a shame ..

TheRedEye wrote:
I'll email you the binary ...

Excellent! Thanks Smile

TheRedEye wrote:
Oh, and you've been victimized by TWO of our word filters, in case you're wondering what's up with the random capitalizations.

They're ganging up on me! I did wonder for a moment, and then I simply assumed I was going mad.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jred wrote:
Postermen, if you've beaten it yet.. does it still just reset back to main menu after the second "ending" screen, or does it have more in your version?


Jeremy,

I just finished the game, I didn't even get a first "ending" screen. It just reset back to the first menu. Chris, Is there supposed to be at least some credits?
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cheerio



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever happened to this?
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Wonderbutt



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheerio wrote:
Whatever happened to this?


it's now worth 2k of your monies.
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rbudrick
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa, holy wise fwom your gwave, Batman.

I was reading this conversation like it was new and shit until the end where I realized something was up.

So...does this story have a better ending than this cliffhanger?

-Rob
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