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DOUBLE FINE GAME CLUB: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (starting 2nd of November)

The Double Fine Game Club is a community run weekly event where interested gamers play through and come together to discuss what they do and don't like about a particular game (sort of like a book club, but for games). We usually aim to play one or two hours a week, and we normally have somebody streaming the current game so that those who don't have the game or don't feel like playing it again can still feel involved.

Discussion takes place here in the forums and on the Double Fine Game Club home page. Game Club is a very informal weekly chat, and everyone is welcome!

Previous game: Costume Quest

Next Game: Gone Home

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GAME CLUB SESSIONS

- 2nd November, 09:00PM UTC (click for your time zone): 1st game session (Stream 1) and general discussion plus devchat with Hal Barwood (log)

- 9th November, 09:00PM UTC (click for your time zone): 2nd game session (Stream 2) and general discussion (log)

- 16th November, 09:00PM UTC (click for your time zone): 3rd game session (Stream 3a, Stream 3b) and general discussion (log)

SPECIAL GUESTS

- Hal Barwood (Wikipedia)

ABOUT THE GAME

After Dr Jones' is robbed and an atlantean artefact is stolen by Third Reich operative Klaus Kerner, Indy joins forces with Sophia Hapgood, an archaeologist-turned-psychic that he had collaborated with in the past. Together they travel the globe to unravel the globe to uncover the Nazi plot and the fate of Atlantis.

WHERE TO GET ONLINE

- Steam (Windows, Mac OS)

GAME CLUB INFO

- Double Fine Game Club home page (with webchat, stream and session countdown timer)

- Game Club IRC: #DFAdventure on irc.foonetic.net (use the link above if you're not sure)

- @DFGameClub on Twitter (keep track of announcements)

- Game Club planning thread

- Game Club F.A.Q

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It's possible to extract the necessary information from the Steam version of FoA so you can run it in ScummVM instead, which is how I'll be playing it because the Steam version uses generic midi and that makes the music sound horrible. ScummVM's MT-32 emulation sounds much better.

Here's one way to do it. If you're running Windows, you'll need something like Cygwin to run that dd command. This may work as well, though I haven't tried it.

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LAAExtract (the second link) is what I used. I'd recommend any Windows user to install Cygwin for the ease of use and the large amount of handy shell utils, but for that particular script you only really need the Python runtime.

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The idea of Windows users trying to fiddle with dd to get a game running makes me giggle. Oh how the times have changed :D

The job that dd is doing there isn't particularly tricky. I'm certain there are Windows (or even platform agnostic as shown in the second link) tools which can get you the same results ^_^

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So, I've been chatting with Hal Barwood and he's going to try to make it to our first session. It always makes me happy when our list of LucasArts alumni guests grows :D

In addition to Fate of Atlantis, Hal also worked on Infernal Machine, Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures, RTX Red Rock and Big Sky Trooper (a SNES title that I'd not previously heard of). Prior to LucasArts, Hal had a career as a film writer/producer/director, and post-LA, he worked, he co-designed ZenGems and Mata Hari (collaborating with Fate of Atlantis co-designer on the latter).

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Man this is the first scumm game i played even before monkey island , love it specially multiple endings,paths and of course the myth of Atlantis , there were a lot of fan projects to make foa 2 wonder what happened to them

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This was the game that sucked me into adventure gaming and gaming in general.

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I'm afraid I won't be able to make it tonight, since I'm visiting a friend.

I also have very fond memories of FoA, as it was one of the first adventure games i ever played. It was on an Amiga 3000 with two floppy drives I think, and if I remember correctly the game came on 12 floppies. Amazing how much the world has changed since then. Like Starker, I also got completely sucked in by this game, and I think it's a great example of how you can do an adventure game with an actiony feel to it without having to resort to QTEs. That's a thing we don't see much of these days, except maybe in some scenes in Resonance and Gemini Rue.

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I've settled on the Team path for the stream. I know everyone has their own favorite path and some might be disappointed that I'm not going with Wits or Fists instead, but I had to pick one.

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Team path is my favorite. The Fists one is somewhat under-cooked, its flaw is that it relies too much on the rather perfunctory fist fighting mechanics. It's definitely the least interesting and shortest of the three.

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I've settled on the Team path for the stream. I know everyone has their own favorite path and some might be disappointed that I'm not going with Wits or Fists instead, but I had to pick one.

:( i always loved the wits path but don't you think you should do what sophia suggests while playing the game ? i always went with what she said

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I've settled on the Team path for the stream. I know everyone has their own favorite path and some might be disappointed that I'm not going with Wits or Fists instead, but I had to pick one.

I think in this case, the Team path might be the best one for streaming/driving discussion. It'll be nice to have people mentioning the differences as we go and I'm hoping that the additional paths will also encourage more people to play the game on their own :D

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The first session just wrapped up! Hal Barwood joined us and the discussion was great!

I stumbled around a bit looking for the Lost Dialogue of Plato, but it didn't take me too long to find it. :P

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Here's the stream archive) and chat log from today's session (they're also up there in the first post).

Big thanks to everybody for joining us and to our special guest Hal Barwood for sharing his time with us! What a great session :D

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The most epic session ever you say? Too bad I missed it. Thanks for putting up logs though.

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It was great , i missed most of the chat as i was sitting in the twitch chat , must use the other chat next time

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It was great , i missed most of the chat as i was sitting in the twitch chat , must use the other chat next time

Ah, darn. That's my bad for not getting somebody redirecting people towards the our normal IRC channel :(

Were there many in there?

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It was nice to be at the gaming club livestream after a long time. :) I´m looking forward to next saturday.

@liquidsnakehpks

That was my problem on the last codejam with BS 5. I don´t have facebook!

@flesk

Too bad you didn´t make it earlier. You missed something. :(

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Another great game! That's awesome you got Hal Barwood to join!

I wonder if Disney is going to continue this franchise?

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It was great , i missed most of the chat as i was sitting in the twitch chat , must use the other chat next time

Ah, darn. That's my bad for not getting somebody redirecting people towards the our normal IRC channel :(

Were there many in there?

i waited for a while and saw no chat activity and went full screen after that , at the end i saw like 5 lines of chat

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It was great , i missed most of the chat as i was sitting in the twitch chat , must use the other chat next time

Ah, darn. That's my bad for not getting somebody redirecting people towards the our normal IRC channel :(

Were there many in there?

i waited for a while and saw no chat activity and went full screen after that , at the end i saw like 5 lines of chat

Ah well, at least it wasn't many people who missed out.

Who's looking forward to this weekend's session? I'm hoping we'll get people sharing and comparing the differences between the game's paths as we go.

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I'm almost certain I'll be able to join this weekend. Not sure if I'm able to catch the start though, now that it's an hour earlier.

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