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Archon: Evolution - [message #193433] Tue, 10 June 2008 11:41 Go to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Reppy

A 100% free Archon remake is available at http://archon.curvenet.co.uk

Its for Windows only at the moment. I'd like to see a Mac release. I
*think* it's the evolution of the "Archon 2001" game that was
mentioned on here an age ago. Apparently, it uses the same game
timings as the original 8-bit versions, but with improved visuals and
audio. I'd forgotten how great a game Archon is. Whilst I'd love to
see Archon in 3D, this great remake will keep me happy for now...
Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193448 is a reply to message #193433] Thu, 12 June 2008 09:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Larry Anderson is currently offline  Larry Anderson
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There's xarchon for Linux and Windows, no Mac port yet..

http://xarchon.seul.org/
Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193463 is a reply to message #193448] Fri, 13 June 2008 08:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Reppy

On Jun 12, 2:29 pm, la...@portcommodore.com wrote:
> There's xarchon for Linux and Windows, no Mac port yet..
>
> http://xarchon.seul.org/

I tried Xarchon and it just didn't play well. It simply didn't feel
like Archon (and I'm not talking about the rather poor graphics).
Archon: Evolution's engine is apparently based on the original 8-bit
code (source: Wiki), which would explain why it matches the original
so closely.

I really don't like the Sorceress icon in Archon: Evolution though, so
I'm trying to create a new one for it. The developers welcome any
help, as the original artist is no longer on board.
Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193468 is a reply to message #193433] Fri, 13 June 2008 20:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Son of man

"Reppy" <replicant2001@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:c23c975a-76f0-4ea5-8602-57ee96f64149@2g2000hsn.googlegroups.com...
> A 100% free Archon remake is available at http://archon.curvenet.co.uk
>
> Its for Windows only at the moment. I'd like to see a Mac release. I
> *think* it's the evolution of the "Archon 2001" game that was
> mentioned on here an age ago. Apparently, it uses the same game
> timings as the original 8-bit versions, but with improved visuals and
> audio. I'd forgotten how great a game Archon is. Whilst I'd love to
> see Archon in 3D, this great remake will keep me happy for now...

How about Archon Ultra? I think it's the best PC version.
Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193479 is a reply to message #193468] Sat, 14 June 2008 10:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Reppy

On Jun 14, 1:44 am, "Son of man" <every...@everywhere.net> wrote:
> "Reppy" <replicant2...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>
> news:c23c975a-76f0-4ea5-8602-57ee96f64149@2g2000hsn.googlegroups.com...
>
>> A 100% free Archon remake is available athttp://archon.curvenet.co.uk
>
>> Its for Windows only at the moment. I'd like to see a Mac release. I
>> *think* it's the evolution of the "Archon 2001" game that was
>> mentioned on here an age ago. Apparently, it uses the same game
>> timings as the original 8-bit versions, but with improved visuals and
>> audio. I'd forgotten how great a game Archon is. Whilst I'd love to
>> see Archon in 3D, this great remake will keep me happy for now...
>
> How about Archon Ultra? I think it's the best PC version.

I had high hopes for "Ultra", but the battles are too slooooow.
Everything just feels sluggish when compared with the pace of the
original. I know the developers tried to create a bigger battlefield,
but the switching between resolutions was off putting.

The board looks very nice in Ultra, and I like the idea of the dual
attack though. I just miss the pace of the original. That's probably
why I prefer "Evolution" - It matches the pace of the original exactly.
Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193481 is a reply to message #193433] Sat, 14 June 2008 11:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Z.Beeblebrox

I don't understand that RapidShare site where you have to download Archon
from.
So far, no download for me. Is that file anywhere else?

Before downloading the web site shows you a code then asks you to enter the
"letters that are attached to a cat".
What the F*** is that??? As far as I can see, all letters have a stupid cat
on them. Whatever I type in doesn't work.

I officially hate that site.

-z-


"Reppy" <replicant2001@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:c23c975a-76f0-4ea5-8602-57ee96f64149@2g2000hsn.googlegroups.com...
> A 100% free Archon remake is available at http://archon.curvenet.co.uk
>
> Its for Windows only at the moment. I'd like to see a Mac release. I
> *think* it's the evolution of the "Archon 2001" game that was
> mentioned on here an age ago. Apparently, it uses the same game
> timings as the original 8-bit versions, but with improved visuals and
> audio. I'd forgotten how great a game Archon is. Whilst I'd love to
> see Archon in 3D, this great remake will keep me happy for now...
Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193482 is a reply to message #193481] Sat, 14 June 2008 12:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Iguana

Z.Beeblebrox wrote:
> I don't understand that RapidShare site where you have to download Archon
> from. So far, no download for me. Is that file anywhere else?
>
> Before downloading the web site shows you a code then asks you to enter the
> "letters that are attached to a cat".
> What the F*** is that??? As far as I can see, all letters have a stupid cat
> on them. Whatever I type in doesn't work.

Only 4 of them have cats. Other have dogs. :) Type only the 4 letters with
the cats. They can be rotated, so look for the round head or tail parallel
with the body (cats). :]
Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193483 is a reply to message #193481] Sat, 14 June 2008 13:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Z.Beeblebrox wrote:
> Before downloading the web site shows you a code then asks you to
> enter the "letters that are attached to a cat".
> What the F*** is that??? As far as I can see, all letters have a
> stupid cat on them. Whatever I type in doesn't work.
>
> I officially hate that site.

I had to go and take a look just to see what you were talking about. The
security system is even worse than I expected having read your description!

I stared and stared, and I can't tell which ones have cats attached to the
letters either. (In fact I'm not even sure I can read the letters at all,
regardless of whether they have cats attached) And all that was after I had
to wait 3 minutes before it would even let me attempt to enter a code.

That does indeed appear to be the stupidest security system ever created.

--

(O)enone
Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193495 is a reply to message #193482] Sun, 15 June 2008 09:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Z.Beeblebrox

Thanks for the reply. I'll go back to the site and see if I can tell the
difference!

I have visions of me doing a screen capture then pasting it into paint shop
pro to evaluate cats vs. dogs.

-Z-


"Iguana" <Iguana^MGT@hi.htnet.hr> wrote in message
news:g30s3v$3u5$1@ss408.t-com.hr...
> Z.Beeblebrox wrote:
>> I don't understand that RapidShare site where you have to download Archon
>> from. So far, no download for me. Is that file anywhere else?
>>
>> Before downloading the web site shows you a code then asks you to enter
>> the "letters that are attached to a cat".
>> What the F*** is that??? As far as I can see, all letters have a stupid
>> cat on them. Whatever I type in doesn't work.
>
> Only 4 of them have cats. Other have dogs. :) Type only the 4 letters with
> the cats. They can be rotated, so look for the round head or tail parallel
> with the body (cats). :]
Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193496 is a reply to message #193483] Sun, 15 June 2008 09:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Z.Beeblebrox

Yeah, I often have a hard time just picking up the letters on those type
security systems.

-z-



"(O)enone" <oenone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:50T4k.154011$_c7.94245@newsfe16.ams2...
> Z.Beeblebrox wrote:
>> Before downloading the web site shows you a code then asks you to
>> enter the "letters that are attached to a cat".
>> What the F*** is that??? As far as I can see, all letters have a
>> stupid cat on them. Whatever I type in doesn't work.
>>
>> I officially hate that site.
>
> I had to go and take a look just to see what you were talking about. The
> security system is even worse than I expected having read your
> description!
>
> I stared and stared, and I can't tell which ones have cats attached to the
> letters either. (In fact I'm not even sure I can read the letters at all,
> regardless of whether they have cats attached) And all that was after I
> had
> to wait 3 minutes before it would even let me attempt to enter a code.
>
> That does indeed appear to be the stupidest security system ever created.
>
> --
>
> (O)enone
>
>
>
Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193530 is a reply to message #193482] Sun, 15 June 2008 20:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Z.Beeblebrox

Well I eventually got the download.
It was luck, be sure. I went back to the site and it took 3 tries.
But, I never saw the difference between the dogs & cats. In fact, some of
them were so obscured you couldn't tell what animal it was.

I *think* the site probably does this to help convince the user to get a
paid account to avoid that security system.
I'd bet money on it.

Thanks though!

-z-

"Iguana" <Iguana^MGT@hi.htnet.hr> wrote in message
news:g30s3v$3u5$1@ss408.t-com.hr...
> Z.Beeblebrox wrote:
>> I don't understand that RapidShare site where you have to download Archon
>> from. So far, no download for me. Is that file anywhere else?
>>
>> Before downloading the web site shows you a code then asks you to enter
>> the "letters that are attached to a cat".
>> What the F*** is that??? As far as I can see, all letters have a stupid
>> cat on them. Whatever I type in doesn't work.
>
> Only 4 of them have cats. Other have dogs. :) Type only the 4 letters with
> the cats. They can be rotated, so look for the round head or tail parallel
> with the body (cats). :]
Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193531 is a reply to message #193483] Sun, 15 June 2008 20:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Z.Beeblebrox

I eventually got the download.
It was 90% luck!!! I went back to the site and it took 3 tries.
I never saw the difference between the dogs & cats. In fact, some of them
were so obscured you couldn't tell what animal it was.

I *think* the site probably does this to help convince the user to get a
paid account to avoid that security system.
I'd bet money on it.

Thanks though!

-z-

"(O)enone" <oenone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:50T4k.154011$_c7.94245@newsfe16.ams2...
> Z.Beeblebrox wrote:
>> Before downloading the web site shows you a code then asks you to
>> enter the "letters that are attached to a cat".
>> What the F*** is that??? As far as I can see, all letters have a
>> stupid cat on them. Whatever I type in doesn't work.
>>
>> I officially hate that site.
>
> I had to go and take a look just to see what you were talking about. The
> security system is even worse than I expected having read your
> description!
>
> I stared and stared, and I can't tell which ones have cats attached to the
> letters either. (In fact I'm not even sure I can read the letters at all,
> regardless of whether they have cats attached) And all that was after I
> had
> to wait 3 minutes before it would even let me attempt to enter a code.
>
> That does indeed appear to be the stupidest security system ever created.
>
> --
>
> (O)enone
>
>
>
Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193535 is a reply to message #193530] Mon, 16 June 2008 03:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Iguana

Z.Beeblebrox wrote:
> I *think* the site probably does this to help convince the user to get a
> paid account to avoid that security system.
> I'd bet money on it.

You wouldn't have anyone to bet against, probably. ;)

> Thanks though!

There's another tip for you. Rapidshare has so called "happy hour" mode
when all the security checks as well as waiting with countdowns are
turned off for "free users". Overhere in Europe (GMT+1/2) it's roughly
from midnight till 9 AM or so. I suppose it relates to bandwidth usage
by Rapidshare servers.


P.S. Sorry for off-topic replies to everyone else. :)


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Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193537 is a reply to message #193530] Mon, 16 June 2008 08:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Z.Beeblebrox wrote:
> I *think* the site probably does this to help convince the user to get a
> paid account to avoid that security system.
> I'd bet money on it.

Not quite like that. Their problem was in software that was able to OCR
the image and thus allow free users to use unattended download
capability, which is something that they provide for premium users only.

The cats and dogs logic was the only way to stop that particulat
software from functioning :)

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Re: Archon: Evolution - [message #193610 is a reply to message #193479] Mon, 25 November 2013 12:37 Go to previous message
Edward S. Baiz Jr. is currently offline  Edward S. Baiz Jr.
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> On Jun 14, 1:44 am, "Son of man" <every...@everywhere.net> wrote:
>> "Reppy" <replicant2...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>
>> news:c23c975a-76f0-4ea5-8602-57ee96f64149@2g2000hsn.googlegroups.com...
>>
>>> A 100% free Archon remake is available athttp://archon.curvenet.co.uk
>>
>>> Its for Windows only at the moment. I'd like to see a Mac release. I
>>> *think* it's the evolution of the "Archon 2001" game that was
>>> mentioned on here an age ago. Apparently, it uses the same game
>>> timings as the original 8-bit versions, but with improved visuals and
>>> audio. I'd forgotten how great a game Archon is. Whilst I'd love to
>>> see Archon in 3D, this great remake will keep me happy for now...
>>
>> How about Archon Ultra? I think it's the best PC version.
>
> I had high hopes for "Ultra", but the battles are too slooooow.
> Everything just feels sluggish when compared with the pace of the
> original. I know the developers tried to create a bigger battlefield,
> but the switching between resolutions was off putting.
>
> The board looks very nice in Ultra, and I like the idea of the dual
> attack though. I just miss the pace of the original. That's probably
> why I prefer "Evolution" - It matches the pace of the original exactly.

I will second that about Ultra being too sloooooow. I bought it because of my
love for the 8-bit versions. My kids had played it on the XL and were excited
about Ultra until they played it. The experience was more like a chess game
and not a video game and they got bored with it and so did I.

--
Edward S. Baiz Jr.
(Gamer)

Falcon 030 16meg of Ram
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