Discworld I & II (coming soon to Windows XP & Vista)

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Discworld I & II (coming soon to Windows XP & Vista)

Postby Jason » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:38 pm

The people behind the ScummVM program that allows old DOS based 2D point and click adventures are integrating the tinsel engine that Discworld I and II used into their program so that the games will be able to run on modern Windows Operating Systems.

While this is still a work in progress. If yo have the original disks you will be able to play the games on Windows XP or Vista.

For more information see the Blog of Sev on of ScummVM's developers:

http://sev-notes.blogspot.com/2008/07/d ... -game.html
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Postby rentawitch » Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:51 am

oooh. thank you for the heads up Jason :D
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Postby Toothy » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:22 pm

That's fabulous news! :D My girls will be pleased. We've hung onto a version of Windows 98 on one of their PCs so they can keep playing the games and it'll be fantastic to be able to upgrade the OS to something that has some oomph at last so homework doesn't take them forever to complete! :roll:
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Postby Jeannie » Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:25 am

Awesome! Thanks for the heads up! :D
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Postby doc brown » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:50 am

I know one lady who will be overjoyed with this :D
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Postby VesuvianRuin » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:33 pm

I loved the games and have still got them somewhere. I will definitely have to dust them off and re-live old times!

I especially loved Eric Idle's voice for Rincewind in the first game. After that game, that was and still is how Rincewind always sounds/ed in my head when reading one of his books.
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Postby Jarmara » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:42 pm

Oh dear. I have faint memories of promising eternal pain to Eric Idle if I ever heard him utter the words 'That doesn't work' again...

How about Noir? I loved Noir!
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Postby VesuvianRuin » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:14 pm

Jarmara wrote:Oh dear. I have faint memories of promising eternal pain to Eric Idle if I ever heard him utter the words 'That doesn't work' again...


Yes that bit was a little trying after the 2nd time of hearing it
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Postby Rincewind66 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:51 am

How about a sequel to Noir? I agree with Jarmara, that was pretty coolacious.
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Postby nikki_wheatfield » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:06 pm

Hi all

Im sorry Im a bit thick when it comes to things like this.... am i right in thinking you're saying Discworld games (the ones with Eric Idle as Rincewind) are coming to Windows XP???? If so could someone tell me when please as I am desperate to play them again!!!!!

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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:11 pm

Hi Nikki and welcome. Yes, I think that's pretty much what's being said. I had Discworld 2 for the Playstation - drove me round the bend. Good thing I didn't meet Eric Idle at the time or I'd have probably hit him. :lol:
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Postby Jason » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:52 pm

I've just dug up my old Discworld II CD-Roms and got them working under Windows XP using the DOSBox emulator. It appears to work correctly.

If you want to download DOSBox it can be found here.
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Postby Jason » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:37 am

Tonyblack wrote:Hi Nikki and welcome. Yes, I think that's pretty much what's being said. I had Discworld 2 for the Playstation - drove me round the bend. Good thing I didn't meet Eric Idle at the time or I'd have probably hit him. :lol:


That doesn't work!

I hated those three simply words.
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Postby windle poons » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:04 pm

both DW1 and DW2 for XP and Vista seem to be available now from here http://www.classicgamingpresents.com/st ... 1Qodc15peQ
as either a download or on disc.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:26 pm

Thanks Bob! :D

But I think I'll resist the temptation. :wink:
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