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Old 09 August 2007, 12:44   #1
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Well.. my last Lucasarts FM Towns game finally arrived!

I was beginning to worry as I'd paid for that game some time ago but finally it showed up. For those of you who didn't notice, I posted quite a bit about this in the wanted thread I created in the marketplace section some time ago.

EDIT - in case you wonder, the CDs are all mint except for a tiny scratch outside the data area on the Indy 3 disc and a very tiny scratch on the Zak disc (and they're VERY small, so small they're hard to see).
Loom came with the audio drama and Indy 4 came with the poster.

Well.. I finally have all the FM Towns Lucasarts games.. here's a picture I just took -


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Old 09 August 2007, 13:04   #2
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I'd quite like to get my hands on them... Although I don't have the cash to buy them.. lol
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Old 09 August 2007, 13:11   #3
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Never been a fan of point and click, but who can resist those sweet looking boxes?
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Old 09 August 2007, 13:22   #4
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Never been a fan of point and click, but who can resist those sweet looking boxes?
Whaaaaaaaaaat?

How dare you! lol
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Old 09 August 2007, 13:27   #5
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Now what you gonna do with them?

Put them in a cupboard?
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Old 09 August 2007, 13:31   #6
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I never did get why I should grab that candy paper I only found by clicking on everything everywhere on the first screen and then use it on some guard 20 screens further into the game. Especially when there's 200 other objects (like a pipe) that would have made a lot more sense.

The humor was pretty good otoh, just not enough to keep me clicking on everything everywhere.

In some ways Zorkish games were better, when you typed look at least you got a hint that there's something on the table.
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But it's fine for a small green dinosaur to fire bubbles at ghosts...
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Old 09 August 2007, 13:40   #8
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well yes, If you believe in intelligent design

I'll stay on topic now, sweet boxes again.. fmtowns is a bit like neo-geo. Good stuff but soo damn expensive.
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Old 09 August 2007, 14:43   #9
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Are you going to dump those? Mighty interesting for my ScummVM collection.
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Old 09 August 2007, 15:31   #10
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Are you going to dump those? Mighty interesting for my ScummVM collection.
They are already dumped since ages. Search for torrents, emule, Share EX 2 or upload boards.
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Old 10 August 2007, 04:13   #11
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In case some of you don't know, here is the difference in graphics between the PC version of Zak (and all other versions I know of have similar graphics except the FM Towns one) and the FM Towns version.

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FM Towns version -
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The FM Towns one looks much nicer
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The FM Towns one looks much nicer
Yes, it's a 256 color version with CDDA tracks.
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the ZMC special/deluxe edition for PC , which came later than the FM-Towns one, also has 256 colors...
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the ZMC special/deluxe edition for PC , which came later than the FM-Towns one, also has 256 colors...
I really have a doubt, this is the only 256 colors version. I talk about commercial games, of course.
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Yes, there is no official 256 color PC version or any other official ports with 256 colors. There is a 256 color fan-made version which I think uses graphics from the FM Towns version.
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I really have a doubt, this is the only 256 colors version. I talk about commercial games, of course.
oh, now I see it is a fanmade version, I bet it uses the FM-Towns gfx...

http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?id=4361

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Now what you gonna do with them?

Put them in a cupboard?
Something like that, yes
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Nice work with getting the full collection in boxed / original format laffer

While we are on the subject of screenshots, you can see all FM Towns conversion screenshots that I took for HOL here: http://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?N_ref_conversion=37

...and here's some other bit and bobs for LucasArt / LucasFilm games:

Scanned/Captured Images
http://ktj.dip.jp/adventure/scummjapan/indy3_towns
http://ktj.dip.jp/adventure/scummjapan/foa_towns
http://ktj.dip.jp/adventure/scummjapan/loom_towns
http://ktj.dip.jp/adventure/scummjapan/mi1_towns
http://ktj.dip.jp/adventure/scummjapan/mi2_towns
http://ktj.dip.jp/adventure/scummjapan/zak_towns

Zak and Loom - Screenshots
http://home.comcast.net/~ervind/fmzakloom.html
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Thanks for the links

The last link doesn't work properly for me though.. the FM Towns screenshots there won't display.
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