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Night of the Meteor => English => Thema gestartet von: Mister L am 31. Oktober 2010, 01:22:35

Titel: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: Mister L am 31. Oktober 2010, 01:22:35
Hi everyone!
The new 'Night of the Meteor'-Forum is now open!

Feel free to discuss anything about the game here!

On our website, we will frequently post news abot the game:
http://www.night-of-the-meteor.de/en
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: AugustoRuiz am 26. Mai 2011, 21:33:34
Hi! Greetings from Spain!

Just a couple of comments:

First, are you planning on fixing the game's dead ends, so that you cannot be killed (as in later LucasArts graphic adventures), or will you leave the gameplay as it was in the original game (even with its puzzle "design flaws")?

Second, I think it would be nice to have the english version of the forum with the buttons in English (right now I see them in German, but Google did a pretty good job translating it)

Keep up the good work, it looks awesome!!!!
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: Kruttan am 27. Mai 2011, 12:30:03
We know that some dead-scenes are quite funny, (being killed by Ed, blowing up the house) but there will be no dead ends in "Night of the Meteor". You will always be able to finish the game. We've decided to do so because it became standard in later LA-Games and it does not frustate the player.

The forum is a german forum, so I don't know if it is possible to change the buttons for a sub-forum or give the option to cahnge langauges... (Question to a Mod... )
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: JPS am 27. Mai 2011, 13:40:15
You can change the Language in your Profile. Of course it won't change the language of the post's.  ;)
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: tic-tac-tentacle am 14. Januar 2012, 10:38:14
Greetings from the United States.

I wish you luck on this amazing project, and look forward to seeing it completed so that fans of the series can enjoy it.

My question is this...

Will canonical elements confirmed in Day of the Tentacle be standard storyline paths in Night of the Meteor?

...for example...

Day of the Tentacle confirms Bernard's participation in Maniac Mansion as story canon, and it confirms that he was part of the rescue trio...so, given Bernard being in Maniac Mansion is basically canon, will his selection as a character be set and standard, like Dave?

Also...will other canon elements confirmed in Day of the Tentacle be standard pre-set storyline paths in Night of the Meteor...such as...

- The microwaving of the hamster is confirmed by Day of the Tentacle as canon.
- Besides Dave and Bernard being canon as part of the rescue trio, by deduction either Razor or Syd is the third person of the rescue trio...since in Day of the Tentacle confirms Green Tentacle talks about his band and Weird Ed also talks about the hamster getting microwaved...supposedly only possible in Maniac Mansion with either Razor or Sid, pretty much making either one of them the third person alongside Dave and Bernard.
- Green Tentacle becoming an ally, pretty much confirmed in Day of the Tentacle, again, only really possible with Razor or Syd.

I also read that the ending where the Meteor gets arrested in Maniac Mansion is said to also be the canon ending...so will this be the default ending in Night of the Meteor?
 
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: Der Kompaniechef am 14. Januar 2012, 10:49:37
welcome to the maniac mansion forum page!

I think ony person from night of the meteor project can answer this question.
Wait a little bit and you became answers from one of the persons.

I thin the most thinks are the sames from Maniac mansion.

Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: mukk am 14. Januar 2012, 14:40:50
As the game is a remake and not a reinterpretation I guess its safe to answer your question with a no. If it were that kind of canonical, it would make some solutions impossible. There are probably people out there (for sure in here, speak: me) who wouldnt like that at all ;)

But its just a guess, though.
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: Bòógieman am 14. Januar 2012, 15:18:55
Greetings from the United States.

I wish you luck on this amazing project, and look forward to seeing it completed so that fans of the series can enjoy it.
Greetings from Germany, Malaysia and Austria!   ;D
And thank you very much!  :-*

Will canonical elements confirmed in Day of the Tentacle be standard storyline paths in Night of the Meteor?
No, we try to stay close to the original game.
The player will still have the choice on which 2 kids (besides Dave) he wants to be part of the rescue team.
And so there are many different ways to solve the game with many different storylines and endings.

But if you want to see the confirmed stuff from "Day of the Tentacle" in "Night of the Meteor", just play it this way.  ;)
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: tic-tac-tentacle am 24. Januar 2012, 07:45:22
Thank you to everyone for the welcome and the quick replies.

No, we try to stay close to the original game.
The player will still have the choice on which 2 kids (besides Dave) he wants to be part of the rescue team.
And so there are many different ways to solve the game with many different storylines and endings.

But if you want to see the confirmed stuff from "Day of the Tentacle" in "Night of the Meteor", just play it this way.  ;)


Thank you for answering my question

I asked since it was mentioned that there will be no dead-scenes in Night of the Meteor (such as the house blowing up), so I wondered if additional non-canonical paths would also be eliminated. Thanks for answering this.

My other questions are more technical.

Most people I know use ScummVM to run Day of the Tentacle as well as other old adventure games on a modern PC....will Night of the Meteor need additional emulator programs to run?

Also, what OS platforms will Night of the Meteor support....will it run Windows XP? how about Windows 7?

Final question...will different aspect ratios be supported...4:3 standard? how about 16:9 Widescreen?...and will the more common resolutions be supported for those ratios (1024x768, 1280x960, 1920x1080).
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: Kruttan am 24. Januar 2012, 10:38:16
We're using AGS, so the game won't need emulators. It will run under Windows XP and Seven (the OS we've worked with so far, it also might probably run under ME and Vista if you're still using them)... We're using an AGS-engine that has been ported to Linux and we don't use special Plugins that require a Windows runtime. So there is a good chance that the game will play fine under linux but too but we haven't tested it yet.

The Game will be in 320x200 like  "Day of the Tentacle", so there won't be graphics with higher resolution. The Aspect Ratio is the same a in "Day of the Tentacle" but since 320:200 equals 16:10, it does not look very weird on widescreen if you stretch it a little to fit the screen better. If your screen does not support fullscreen in 320x200, you can play the game in a 640x400 or 900 x 600 resolution (the game will still appear as a 320x200 game, it is only resized), you even might scale up to 1920 x  1200 or use some filters (but we recomend the three native resoultions) - you can play the game in fullscreen and window mode.
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: NeoVenom am 18. Juni 2012, 20:24:13
Hello from New Jersey, USA!  First off, I want to say that this project is simply amazing.  You guys did an extremely good job in remaking this game and giving it the unique look that Day of the Tentacle has.  My only question for you guys is when will the game be released?
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: Mister L am 19. Juni 2012, 19:30:22
Well, this is the toughest question. All I can say is: "When it's done."  :-[
It's still a long way to go...  :-\
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: NeoVenom am 20. Juni 2012, 15:25:35
Ah okay.  Can't wait to play it.  Keep up the good work!
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: kynrek am 28. Juni 2012, 02:21:47
I was extremely excited to hear about your this project, the game looks like it is going to be amazing! Is there any thing you need help with in terms of programming? Are you planning on having voice throughout the game?
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: Kruttan am 01. Juli 2012, 12:55:50
@kynrek:
> At the moment there is no need for help with terms of programming. The lion's share of workload is still the animation-work.
> We're planing to have full voice-speech but it's still a long way to go before we can focus on the speech (the game has to be nearly completed for that!).
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: TTSAddict am 08. Juli 2012, 23:27:00
@kynrek:
> At the moment there is no need for help with terms of programming. The lion's share of workload is still the animation-work.
> We're planing to have full voice-speech but it's still a long way to go before we can focus on the speech (the game has to be nearly completed for that!).
Are you planning to voice multiple languages?
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: Kruttan am 09. Juli 2012, 22:05:00
Are you planning to voice multiple languages?

We would love to have at least German and English Voice when the game is finished. But as I said: It's still a long way to go before we can think about that. Perhaps the first version will be without speech and the Voice-Pack will come afterwards, we haven't decided yet how we're going to handle it.
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: oneflou am 10. Mai 2013, 03:53:58
Hey guys

1st of all, i really want to say that i'm a big fan of your work since the first day i saw a picture of it, more than 2 years ago ! Keep it on !

I was very happy to see your last update on your website, which means that the project is still on. All the work you did, all the sprites or landscapes you made are so close from dott, i am very impressed, I hope someday, I (and the world) will be able to play to that, the "new reference" for the MM remake :-P

I hope you'll see my message, wish you good luck and I hope you will post a little bit more of pics on the blog :-)

(do you have any idea about the progress of the work in % ? I know it'd be very difficult to guess ^^)
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: Doug am 12. November 2017, 06:46:59
Hi!

If you need a (male) voice actor, I'd love to help. I've done minor voice acting for short films and can do cartoony voices similar to the ones in Day of the Tentacle (and do them all the time for fun, much to my wife's chagrin). I realize this isn't a question or suggestion, I just wanted to offer to help as I LOVE Day of the Tentacle and wrote walkthroughs for Maniac Mansion back in the day. If you're at all interested in that, or just need help with moderating this part of the forum, or video editing/motion graphics work, let me know! I realize (based on your post above) it's a long ways off to think about this, but wanted to throw my hat in the ring! GOOD LUCK! I've bookmarked this site and will keep tabs on it; I love watching stuff like this happen!

- Doug
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: marioxb am 22. April 2021, 13:30:19
Hello. Hopefully you guys still monitor this section, I see it hasn't had a post since 2017. This is the first I've heard of this remake as well as the PS4/ Windows remake of DoTT. Two questions, while I love the graphics of the original DoTT, the updated version is very nice. Do you guys have any plans to duplicate that versions graphics as well, for an alternate, or maybe this same project could have a selectable graphic style?

And second, the music. I grew up playing the NES game, and I think it has the BEST soundtrack. Any way to incorporate the NES music in your project, possibly as an alternate soundtrack?
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: marioxb am 22. April 2021, 14:48:14
duplicate.. oops
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: Bòógieman am 23. April 2021, 07:48:46
Hi there and welcome to the forum!
There is no plan to do a HD remake, the game is using the pixel style of the original.
This work load is more than enough  ;)
As for the music, the original NES themes will not be 1:1 in the game, but the new music might be based on them   8)
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: marioxb am 24. April 2021, 05:07:23
Hi there and welcome to the forum!
The is no plan to do a HD remake, the game is using the pixel style of the original.
This work load is more than enough  ;)
As for the music, the original NES themes will not be 1:1 in the game, but the new music might be based on them   8)

Yeah, I can imagine it would be difficult to do an HD remake as well! The pixel style is awesome anyway! And yeah, I was kind of thinking about sort of "HD" versions of the NES themes, that would be wonderful. Day of the Tentacle was great, but way more linear compared to Maniac Mansion. I can't believe they never made an official version with voice acting! Can't wait for this to be released!
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: TheGuyWhoIsHere am 10. Oktober 2021, 16:34:34
Have you ever considered moving your social media from Facebook to a rather more active social media as Facebook is pretty much dying out?
Titel: Re: Questions or suggestions about the game?
Beitrag von: Kruttan am 20. Oktober 2021, 14:01:12
Have you ever considered moving your social media from Facebook to a rather more active social media as Facebook is pretty much dying out?
Hi, since we're not posting so much on social media at the moment that's something to consider when the game reaches beta status.