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Software News   Software News : Broken Sword (OS 4)
   posted by amigakit on 1-Sep-2005 19:28:43 (4708 reads)
Enjoy Broken Sword on your AmigaOne with this package put together for specifically for OS4 users.

Broken Sword is a point and click adventure game created by Revolution Software which places a young American on holiday in Paris into a mysterious adventure, where the fate of man could be decided. The game is full of cryptic puzzles and it is down to you to solve the problems using information gathered along the way.



The original sealed game CD comes with an Amiga-specific Installer CDROM. This allows quick and easy installation of the game and data files.

Game cut scenes are not included, but are available to download from the SCUMMVM website. Broken Sword is 1996 Revolution Software. SCUMMVM and the Amiga Installer CD are not in any way affiliated with Revolution Software.
    

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Re: Broken Sword (OS 4)
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i wonder which will be next


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Re: Broken Sword (OS 4)
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This seems to be a great game, and i should have both
Curse For Monkey Island and Broken Sword soon

How knows? Perhaps Broken Sword 2 and 3 will be the next

 
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Re: Broken Sword (OS 4)
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Forgot about Broken Sword 3, its the same case as Monkey Island 4 aka Escape from Monkey Island. Different engine (3D)...

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Can't be too hard to get such 3D-adventures using another engine than that of ScummVM to be ported, right?

 
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exie: there is a 3d plugin for Grim Fanadango allready on its way into scummVM , sure it is far from "complete" still but it is there so there might be a hope for atleast the oldest ones

For your info the engine is called GrimE.

-------------snip

http://www.scummvm.org/subprojects.php

Residual (cvs module 'residual')

Residual is a LUA-powered 3D GRIME clone, designed to run the game Grim Fandango. Why 'Residual'? Because this engine covers games that the main ScummVM application will not support due to their 3D nature. Also, GRIME is a residue. Yes, we know, it's a bad word pun.

Residual's core is in a fairly decent state, however it is not in full-time development and as such is progressing slowly.

----------splat.



but yes broken sword 3 doesnt use this engine at all and getting this supported at this point will be impossible if not revolution decides to support the scummVM team....but Grim Fandango and Monkey island 4 might not be too far away.


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@Toaks

Sounds very promising Thank you for the information

 
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helgis: the thing is, no one wants to recode a game to work with another engine.

ScummVM was made because of 1 reason in general , to get the ScummVM engine based games to work on "new" hardware , scummVM is not an emulator but an interpreter (use's the orginal data files but things have been changed in order to get a "better" result). (theese days running a game in ScummVM has proven to be better in all cases , better resolutions , filters , window/fs mode , no bloddy dos parameters for old soundblaster/adlib games etc and that is why scummvm is so popular and developed at the speed which it currently do.

As far as Broken sword 3 goes (and other adventure games like syberia 1+2) ...the engines theese used belongs to the team who made them and well an engine in most computer dev houses is their key to success and they wont hand such over in most cases (unless its getting old and they want to support projects etc...like revolution did with Beneath a steel sky , broken sword 1+2 and so on.)


read up on this link to see some of the new stuff to come in scumm eventually, its pretty darn cool: http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Engines


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@Toaks

Thanks Toaks I checked the link. Very intersting I bet it's not that bad not
seeing Broken Sword 3 and such for a while. It would probably mean to ask for license
to port other games and using their engines...

I realized that ScummVM is an interpreter. It's certainly much better at that
than being an emulator

You know? I just got the full-version of AWeb up and running and updated it with
the latest Beta, so now it's completely replacing my 30-minute IBrowse 2.3 demo.
I'm going to register for the full version of IBrowse at a later date, and
to be able to get version 2.4 as well. You know the rest

 
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Quote:
i wonder which will be next


I would like to see Q3 Arena

Ciao, Alfred

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Keep pushing them out, its great that these games are being released.


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Re: Broken Sword (OS 4)
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@Toaks
If Revolution do what they did for BS1 and 2, then when they're "done with" BS3 they'll release the source code to the SCUMMVM team... BS1 and 2 actually have nothing to do with SCUMM; Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion is/was a Lucas Arts technology. Revolution released the source for modification and inclusion into SCUMMVM - its so nice when companies do this sort of thing.

Edit: I should read the *full* post before submitting.

Last edited by Reaps on 02-Sep-2005 at 12:09 PM.

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reaps: yes you are ofcourse correct , sorry if i where unclear

anyway there is several engines supported in scummVM atm and more to come (like discworld!!!!!!! ooooooooooooh terry P. ....yeeeeeeah!)


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Have ordered the game, expect a review soon in Total Amiga


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sicky:

have you reviewed the other games too? (the amiga kit things like monkey island3 and sam and max)


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@lovely

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have you reviewed the other games too? (the amiga kit things like monkey island3 and sam and max)

No, as I haven't got them, but if anyone out there has them and would like to write a review, we (Total Amiga) would be VERY interested


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sicky: i can write one for the older ones , no prob.


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i can write one for the older ones , no prob

Could you? That would be great, we would appreciate that very much. Are you still able to write the other article you mentioned to me in PM?


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sicky: yes, well still loads to do on it but slowly comming together.

anyway ..you did get one allready... anyway will try and get theese games reviews done first and after that i will continue on the big thing.


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Expect a much more polished package with Broken Sword than the previous Monkey3 / Sam&Max

The new installer script will automatically addbuffers / add assigns / install the cut scenes zip file and I've just added an uninstall feature.

The previous titles will be updated this week to the new 'standard' so if anyone is reviewing the titles, I can send the new revisions of installer CDs.


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@amigakit

That's excellent stuffs! You're doing so great with these games!
Keep the great games coming! We love them!

 
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