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Poll: Which do you like more? (29 member(s) have cast votes)

Which do you like more?

  1. EGA (type commands) (17 votes [60.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.71%

  2. VGA (point & click) (11 votes [39.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.29%

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#31 Klausse

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 10:26 AM

Thanks! smile.gif I'll try
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Posted 17 May 2006 - 08:25 AM

EGA version. Much better. The VGA version has far too many bugs, and I dislike the combat a lot. Although I must say I did not know about the "extra" room in the troll cave. I'll have to check that out now.

#33 Grand Dad

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 02:49 PM

Depends on your point of view...The EGA version is tougher, especially the writing part. You can't get away without combat in both versions. tongue.gif wink.gif
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Posted 18 May 2006 - 10:46 PM

I think I prefer the EGA version, just for nostalgia's sake. I didn't really care for the claymation-style VGA Sierra used at the time. I also liked typing things in. There were a lot of jokes and funny things one could do that wasn't possible with the cursor interface.

#35 Grand Dad

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 11:05 AM

QUOTE (DeadPoolX @ May 19 2006, 03:03 AM)
There were a lot of jokes and funny things one could do that wasn't possible with the cursor interface.

Oh! Do tell about the jokes and funny things I may have missed gmorning.gif
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#36 DeadPoolX

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 05:21 PM

Well, most of them were ridiculous (or vulgar) things, and the player would generally receive hilarious responses from the game. Like most Sierra games of the time. smile.gif

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 03:55 PM

May you have a jolly good time with them wink.gif
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Posted 20 May 2006 - 07:55 PM

If I ever get around to reinstalling DOSBox (like my brother has been urging me too--he's been playing X-Com on it), then I probably will have fun with it. wink.gif

Until then, I'm content with newer games...when I have time to play, that is. I rarely do nowadays anyway.

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 09:45 AM

Is there a newer version of DosBox? Frankly I have yet to install it, I'm still using the DOS command although I can't play some of my favourite 'oldies'.

I'm stuck with Diablo II at the end, can't seem to be able to kill him. Have never used 'cheats' and won't now after almost 25 years of 'gaming' and at my age. lol.gif

Other new games are AOE III, Rise of Nations, Civilization IV (nothing like Civ I).

Keep on switching from one to the other wink.gif
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#40 Jonesy T. Hero

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 12:54 AM

play it online grandad, cause that game online is a whole 'nuther ballgame man
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Posted 12 July 2006 - 12:01 AM

I must say VGA because it's the first QfG I've played... and for nostalgia reasons. I didn't play the EGA version until I got the collection series.

One thing that irked me (besides Yorick's constant muscle spasms which prevented me from entering that last door...) was the hero would ALWAYS walk in the fairy circle. Why can't he go AROUND instead of through? EGA - no problemo!

Oh. And I liked the hero's hair in VGA. In EGA, he needed a haircut.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 12:10 PM

QUOTE (Jonesy T. Hero @ May 24 2006, 05:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
play it online grandad, cause that game online is a whole 'nuther ballgame man


Well Jonesy my friend wish I could...I have a landline conection via an ISP...will cost more than I could afford. I know online games are 'nuther ballgame' biggrin.gif

I may get a DSL connection then that'll be 'nuther ballgame' <hehehe>
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 05:20 AM

I would choose the VGA version, especially now that I can beat the weapons master again!! I think the graphics on the EGA version looked old even when it did come out. The other games from that time period had better graphics in my opinion. I forgot who said it but at least the EGA version does have the whole view of Speilberg when flying on the magic carpet at the end of the game. And for some reason I can only hear the ending music if I set the music options to soundblaster and I much prefer MIDI or ROLAND music...
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:14 AM

Both of them are so much fun that it should be illegal...

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 01:10 PM

I prefer EGA, for a few reasons:

1) It was the first QfG I ever played (sentimentality!);
2) The graphics do not become hideous when you walk into Heinrich's screen or when you bring up the stats screen;
3) You're not restricted by the cursor interface and can try to get the hero to do anything. *grin*

I do like the VGA version as well - it looks better on the whole. I just prefer the EGA version. wink.gif
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