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  1. I'm assuming my issue it related to this. I didn't have a crash or anything, I just didn't get around to playing Costume Quest 2 until last weekend (despite having pre-ordered it). The classic costumes are not available from Shady. This is a real bummer for me since, not playing it until now, I obviously didn't really need to pre-order the game, I just did it to get the bonus costumes. Any news on a fix? I'm running Windows 8.1, BTW, not Ubuntu.
  2. Not sure if it's still useful to know, but I tried the following: Right-click - Save As in Firefox. Coping the link to both Flashget and JDownloader. Everything failed. I also tried left-clicking on Firefox and I got the same message as nmalinoski. As I said before, it's only the announce video. I tried all three different quality files and none of them worked. Hopefully Humble can sort it out.
  3. Strangely, I'm unable to download Tim's AF2014 Announce Video off my Humble Bundle page at any resolution. I've tried three different programs to download it, and they all find the file to be offline. I downloaded everything else at 1080p with no problems at all. Is this messed up for anyone else, or am I a special case?
  4. Actually most animated TV shows were animated on 2s (which means half the actual frame rate), whereas animating on 1s is mostly restricted to animated feature films. So I think animating at 12 fps (or more monitor friendly 15 fps) would be more than enough for DOTT. This is totally true. In fact, since the art style in the game is mimicking Chuck Jones' shorts, running at a solid 12 fps would be often be overkill. Holding poses for several frames is a trademark of Jones' work. It's one of the big things that makes his shorts look different than Freleng's or McKimson's.
  5. He does seem to suggest that the only reason their considering vertical is so it would match with the other boxes. I'm not the kind of person who really cares about their collection looking standardized, so I'm voting horizontal. It seems like that's what would be best for this particular game.
  6. There are several American patriotic songs woven into the soundtrack. The music in the room with the founding fathers anachronistically features a few bars of The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
  7. Just watched a Youtube video for a couple minutes and saw something else. If Hoagie looks at Thomas Jefferson, he says, "If I had a nickel for every time I've seen that face..." First off, I'm not sure if it's an American expression or just an English-language expression, but the phrase "If I had a nickel for every time [instead event here]..." is a phrase that people often use to refer to something that has occurred many times. (The full idiom ends with "I'd be a millionaire," but we rarely say the whole thing.) The historical joke is that Jefferson's face is featured on the American nickel (5ยข piece).
  8. All of you non-Americans are doing such a good job here, that there's not much for us Americans to chip in with. You've got the Elementary school version of the events down pretty well: Valley Forge was cold. The Pony Express delivered mail quickly. Ben Franklin got a kite it struck by lightening and "discovered" electricity. Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag. You've also got more detail about the actual historical events themselves. Well done! I haven't play DOTT in a few years (and I'd kind of like it to be fresh for the remaster), so I'm not sure what all else there is in there. I seem to remember a discussion with Hancock about how he wants the turkey to be America's national bird instead of the bald eagle. I think he says that Franklin agrees with him on this. There is an American myth that says that Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird. It's not really true, although Franklin did once mention in hindsight that he didn't like the eagle being our national bird. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/american-myths-benjamin-franklins-turkey-and-the-presidential-seal-6623414
  9. You seem to have taken offense at what I said. Sorry about that. I wasn't at all trying to insult you or your information. Whenever I receive information that conflicts with my own personal store of knowledge, the first thing I do is attempt to find out the source of the new data. I'm not disagreeing with you at all about the song's British origin. The 20 or so years difference in time period didn't really even draw my attention. What did was the draw my attention was difference between the British mocking their colonial allies (in the Seven Years War), and the British mocking their opponents (in the Revolutionary War). Regardless, as I said, no offense meant.
  10. I have never heard about the song being used by the British during the revolutionary war or that the outcome of the war turned it into a patriotic song. Do you have a source on this? I quickly looked it up on Wikipedia, which suggests that it was used by the British to deride colonial troops during the Seven Years War, but that by the time of the Revolutionary War, the colonies had already co-opted it.
  11. As an American, I don't think this is quite right. To Americans, Yankee means "northerner." This became a much bigger deal during/following the Civil War, when the country was pretty much split along geographic lines: The Union (The North) and The Confederacy (The South). At the time it was probably seen as quite pejorative, but these days it isn't really. I've never head anything suggesting that Ben Franklin is a "prototypical" Yankee. I think the usage of Yankee Doodle in his cutscene is just due to it being an old patriotic song from around the time period. Using bits of different songs like that is something that Carl Stalling (of Looney Tunes fame) is really famous for, and I'm assuming the DOTT composers were paying tribute to that. One quick disclaimer: Everything I just typed is right off the top of my head. I didn't do any research here, because my understanding is we're trying to talk about American conceptions of things, rather than things as they really are. One other quick disclaimer: The US is a huge country, and just because these are my conceptions of how things are, it doesn't necessarily follow that other Americans would be in total agreement. Also, if you've got any questions about something else, feel free to post them here. Sometimes the American-specific jokes are so obvious to us Americans that we don't realize how much cultural information they require to understand.
  12. Something that I think no one has mentioned yet that would be cool would be proper lipsync instead of the "yammer mouths." Some of the characters have very exaggerated mouth movements that could be really cool if they were properly synced up to the voices. My thinking is that you could take all the original mouth shapes, plus a few new ones if there turn out to be a few phoneme shapes missing, and then run all the dialogue through phoneme recognition software to pick the right shape for each sound. And yes, this idea did come to mind after hearing Bret Mogilefsky talk about the lip sync in Grim Fandango.
  13. For those wondering about the video, I checked out the gog version. The videos seem to be identical to the original version. Which is to say that most of them play without the "scanlines." A few of the longer videos (the intro and ending cutscenes for example), are squashed and stored at half resolution (presumably to save disc space), so they have the "scanlines." Again, this is exactly the same setup as the original. For those that might remember ALL of the videos having "scanlines" in the original, there was originally an option to display all the videos like that for performance reasons.
  14. Can't wait to watch the new episode, and I've really been hoping for controller support, so this is great news. One problem I'm having though, is that the documentary downloads and the documentary soundtrack are not on in my Humble library. (I'm $100 tier). I still only have the game and the game soundtrack. Was this update just posted a little bit prematurely or is there something wrong with my account?
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