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Re: Sprachbund and Darklands (was: Re: Marked and Unmarked)

From:Robert Hailman <robert@...>
Date:Monday, April 9, 2001, 14:53
Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
> > On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, Robert Hailman wrote: > > > I've never encountered rats, though. > > > > There is a patch for Darklands, which brings it up to version 7, (or > > rather, version .07 - just a result of MicroProse's *bizarre* version > > numbering system) but even that has it's bugs. The archives for the > > Darklands mailing list will have information about it. > > > > I don't remember anything about giant rats. > > <puzzled look> Perhaps I'm confusing Darklands with any number of the > other old DOS-based fantasy computer games on my boyfriend's computer. > There was *some* game with giant rats...oh, wait, it was that other > thing. Daggerfall. Yeah. Well, they both start with a D, darnit...<G>
Yeah, Daggerfall. I still can't think of that as old, because it's on a CD (well, actually, I have a demo, and that's on a CD.) That seems to be the distinction for me - if the *original* version came on a CD, it's new, if it came on disks, it's old. Ergo: Darklands Old, Daggerfall New. SimCity 2000 Old, Capitalism Plus New. My favourite part of Darklands is a town where there's the "Devil's Bridge", and whenever you cross it you have to give one of your party members to Satan. Now, if a member of your group has any legal ability, you can try to get out of it on a technicality. Fair enough. By the time I encountered the "Devil's Bridge", I had someone fairly educated in my group, so I went with that. Satan's response? "Fool! I am the king of lawyers!" :-) -- Robert