Elemental BETA 1 Arrives

By on September 17, 2009 6:48:28 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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…and so it begins…

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September 17, 2009 7:12:54 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Are the queues still going through?  Or should we be worried if we preordered and did not get an email yet?

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September 17, 2009 7:13:53 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

What?!? I'm paying 50 bucks for an old DOS game?!?

Just kidding...

BETA 1 downloaded and installed just fine. I'll take a closer look after work. The ambient music is nice...

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September 17, 2009 7:31:19 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

An old DOS game would be pretty sweet.

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September 17, 2009 8:21:31 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

DOS, schmosh. Real games are built with PEEK and POKE.

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September 17, 2009 8:36:28 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

YAY!

 

'Nuff said

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September 17, 2009 8:48:06 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Downloading now. Thanks "Lord" Frogboy .

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September 17, 2009 8:54:19 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Hehe, great birthday present for me (it's Sep 18 in Australia now), thanks Stardock!

Unfortunately I will be busy partying like an idiot tonight so wont get any testing done until tomorrow

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September 17, 2009 9:08:05 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

If that title screen was the actual screen from the game, Elemental just became a new level of awesome.

Anyway, so if I pre-order the game today, as in right now, I can still get into the Beta?

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September 17, 2009 9:16:02 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting ZehDon,
If that title screen was the actual screen from the game, Elemental just became a new level of awesome.

Anyway, so if I pre-order the game today, as in right now, I can still get into the Beta?

 

Well then I hope you enjoy the new level of awesome...

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September 17, 2009 9:46:58 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

DOS, schmosh. Real games are built with PEEK and POKE.

poke 53281, 1.

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September 17, 2009 9:47:19 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

THAT really is the title screen for beta 1.

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September 17, 2009 10:08:11 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Died laughing when the EGA stuff started up. Funny stuff.

Amazing to see the advances in graphics in the one game, too. Looking very good.

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September 17, 2009 10:13:50 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting Frogboy,
THAT really is the title screen for beta 1.

I demand as a paying customer you keep a modified version of this as Elemental's retail intro.

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September 17, 2009 10:17:49 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I agree.  Or at least have the option to throw something like /8bitintro into a shortcut to run using it as the intro instead.

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September 17, 2009 10:34:21 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Frogboy,

DOS, schmosh. Real games are built with PEEK and POKE.


poke 53281, 1.

Wow that brings back memories of sitting in front of the old Apple II

 

The title screen needs to stick around somewhere in the finished game - perhaps as an easter egg.

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September 17, 2009 10:49:02 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting ZehDon,
Anyway, so if I pre-order the game today, as in right now, I can still get into the Beta?

So.. er.. anyone? I want to give you my money, really, I just need clarification on this one point.
 

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September 17, 2009 10:49:33 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

So how does this build compare to the skeleton gameplay 1A build you said was to be released Oct 1st?

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September 17, 2009 11:45:41 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I smell a mod btw

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September 17, 2009 11:51:13 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Frogboy, you are a filthy liar. The beta is fun (but not for long). 

I guess you're just too used to playing a more awesome version.

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September 17, 2009 11:59:15 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ZehDon,

Quoting ZehDon, reply 8Anyway, so if I pre-order the game today, as in right now, I can still get into the Beta?
So.. er.. anyone? I want to give you my money, really, I just need clarification on this one point.
 

 

You can get into Beta 1 if you pre-order before the end of September.  After that you have to wait for Beta 2.

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September 18, 2009 12:33:46 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

  Thanks very much, looking forward to being apart of the Beta.

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September 18, 2009 12:52:28 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

The tugging on my heart strings and the flood of memories of Master of Magic. I couldn't think of a better way to start it.

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September 18, 2009 1:22:45 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

/look left. 

You see a DOS graphic for the first time in years.  You remember the first DOS game you ever played and smile. 

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September 18, 2009 11:07:01 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Mythor,
Died laughing when the EGA stuff started up. Funny stuff.

Epic stuff.

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September 18, 2009 11:41:48 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Haha, just finished up a game. Loving it, the humourous little touches here and there - which are probably going to be removed as they're mostly about justifying the unfun nature of the Beta - are a treat.

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