FireStarter Gold - WinXP/2K Only

GSC Game World sends news that FireStarter, their upcoming first-person shooter, is gold, though no release date for the game is specified. Here's the word, which also explains that the game will only work on two flavors of Windows:
We are glad to inform all the fans of tooth-grinding shooters that our arcade FPS FireStarter has gone gold. The game can be expected to hit the stores very soon. Due to technical peculiarities, the game does not run under OS Windows 95, 98 and ME, while supported only by Windows 2000 and XP.
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Re: i loved this
Nov 7, 2003, 19:01
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Re: i loved this Nov 7, 2003, 19:01
Nov 7, 2003, 19:01
 
run 2k pro and have found only 2 games that I can't run that I enjoyed in olden times. Ultima 7 part 1 and part 2.

Don't run them. Get Exult.Absolutely awesome.

http://exult.sourceforge.net/docs.php

I'm surprised, which the amount of sourceforge links you posted, that you didn't know that one

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Re: GEo
Nov 7, 2003, 06:18
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Re: GEo Nov 7, 2003, 06:18
Nov 7, 2003, 06:18
 
People just bash things whenever they see a sign of weakness. Who the hell is still running Windows 98? I am permanently behind the times with upgrading, but even I am running XP now. Hop on board.

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Re: GEo
Nov 7, 2003, 03:38
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Re: GEo Nov 7, 2003, 03:38
Nov 7, 2003, 03:38
 
and i'll say it again geo, my point was yes you are right graphics do not make a good game, but why spend out on an outdated looking game like this when there are MUCH better looking GAMEPLAY experiences to be had for your $

personally I'll wait for the demo

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Re: GEo
Nov 6, 2003, 22:22
Geo
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Re: GEo Nov 6, 2003, 22:22
Nov 6, 2003, 22:22
Geo
 
aww cmon man,the game does not look 5yrs old,why are people been bloody minded about this,but alas i say again graphics not a good game make.

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Re: GEo
Nov 6, 2003, 20:18
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Re: GEo Nov 6, 2003, 20:18
Nov 6, 2003, 20:18
 
For $20, alot more than you might think.

They keep making crappy hunting games with no gameplay and gargage graphics.

They keep making them cus they keep selling.

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Re: GEo
Nov 6, 2003, 18:57
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Re: GEo Nov 6, 2003, 18:57
Nov 6, 2003, 18:57
 
yeah it does look like Quake (1) you can say its all down to gameplay gameplay gameplay, but if it looks like a dog (a 5 year old dog in this case) how many PC gamers are going to play it when there is much better looking GAMEPLAY out there ?


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No subject
Nov 6, 2003, 18:48
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No subject Nov 6, 2003, 18:48
Nov 6, 2003, 18:48
 
so the game is done but won't be on shelves until AFTER Xmas...


sure, that makes sense

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GEo
Nov 6, 2003, 17:02
Geo
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GEo Nov 6, 2003, 17:02
Nov 6, 2003, 17:02
Geo
 
I agree ffs its not quantity its quality,gameplay gameplay gameplay.

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movie
Nov 6, 2003, 17:01
Geo
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movie Nov 6, 2003, 17:01
Nov 6, 2003, 17:01
Geo
 
just watched the 53 meg e3 movie,imo i think the game has a really cool frantic quake look about it,bring on the multiplay.

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Re: artist
Nov 6, 2003, 16:39
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Re: artist Nov 6, 2003, 16:39
Nov 6, 2003, 16:39
 
No, the graphics aren't stylized. They're just bad.

You wouldnt know stylized if it bit you in the ass. The textures look very detailed and have been used well on low poly models.

However this still has nothing to do with how well it plays...or doesnt. ie: I'd rather play something like Serious Sam over games like Chrome or Chaser which both have better graphics than Serious Sam.


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UPDATE!
Nov 6, 2003, 16:38
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UPDATE! Nov 6, 2003, 16:38
Nov 6, 2003, 16:38
 
I tried to submit this to Blue so he could update, but apparently it aint happening... so check this:

Update: Hip Interactive told us the announcement does apply to the North American version of FireStarter. The distributor also confirmed the game will hit stores in the U.S. and Canada on Jan. 27.

http://www.avault.com/news/displaynews.asp?story=1162003-7407

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Re: i loved this
Nov 6, 2003, 16:26
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Re: i loved this Nov 6, 2003, 16:26
Nov 6, 2003, 16:26
 
On the other hand, running XP meant jumping through hoops to play some classic games

For classic DOS games, try Dosbox, a really smooth DOS emulator for newer PCs. Runs on several OS', including WELL on WinXP and Win2k (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/)

For old Lucasarts adventure games, try ScummVM (http://scummvm.sourceforge.net/)

For newer protected mode DOS games, if Dosbox doesn't work for you, try running it native under VDMSound, a program which enables sound device emulation under the WinXP/2k VDM (commandline) (http://ntvdm.cjb.net/)

I run 2k pro and have found only 2 games that I can't run that I enjoyed in olden times. Ultima 7 part 1 and part 2.

And some clever fools are recreating the engine for newer systems. (http://exult.sourceforge.net/)

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Re: i loved this
Nov 6, 2003, 16:15
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Re: i loved this Nov 6, 2003, 16:15
Nov 6, 2003, 16:15
 
Plenty of people still use Win98. Shouldn't feel bad about it either so feck off. Don't use what you don't need. Latest and greatest code isn't always the greatest, just ask nVidia right now. Forceware blows chunks right now.

Some retired game developer or something should write his own gaming OS or something...end all this compatibility BS that MS makes us go through.

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Re: i loved this
Nov 6, 2003, 16:15
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Re: i loved this Nov 6, 2003, 16:15
Nov 6, 2003, 16:15
 
Due to technical peculiarities = couldn't be arsed looking at ways to handle AGP more likely

the game movies look really crappy, a game that looks as old as this should run on older O/S's

just my opinion

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Re: i loved this
Nov 6, 2003, 16:02
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Re: i loved this Nov 6, 2003, 16:02
Nov 6, 2003, 16:02
 
Oh, and "Due to technical peculiarities".. does not make for an explanation.

Why do they owe an explanation to begin with? They're simply saying "if you want to play this....you'll need this"


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Re: Geo
Nov 6, 2003, 15:32
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Re: Geo Nov 6, 2003, 15:32
Nov 6, 2003, 15:32
 
I'd love to see more games requiring Win2K/XP. I imagine games would perform better if they did not have to be compatible with Win98/ME.

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Re: i loved this
Nov 6, 2003, 15:26
Geo
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Re: i loved this Nov 6, 2003, 15:26
Nov 6, 2003, 15:26
Geo
 
God help us when the new m$ os gets released,us older gamers will need to give a blood sample just to play anything retro.

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GO HERE TO SEE MOVIES
Nov 6, 2003, 15:22
Geo
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GO HERE TO SEE MOVIES Nov 6, 2003, 15:22
Nov 6, 2003, 15:22
Geo
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Re: i loved this
Nov 6, 2003, 15:20
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Re: i loved this Nov 6, 2003, 15:20
Nov 6, 2003, 15:20
 
Oh, and "Due to technical peculiarities".. does not make for an explanation.

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Re: i loved this
Nov 6, 2003, 15:18
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Re: i loved this Nov 6, 2003, 15:18
Nov 6, 2003, 15:18
 
Funnily enough until last night I was still using ME, on my 2 year old Dell - I have no shame...
Prior to the last couple of months, it seems, there was no penalty for still running a W98 OS. On the other hand, running XP meant jumping through hoops to play some classic games - obviously that wouldn't matter to some people. Unfortunately, recently there have been a number of announcements like this of games which either require XP or have significantly improved performance with XP.

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