Detour Update – 4k Restoration and Bluray Way back when I had the idea of presenting reviews and analysis of all the major gold film reels of actual Noir titles featured in the game L.A. Noire. Life has a way of changing plans, so the project never got very far.
Another Action/Adventure Fantasy RPG in the long-line of SSI related late 80s to mid 90s PC games. Running on the ECE SVN build of DOSBox and using the FluidR3 soundfont through virtual midi mapper. Info on Dark Sun: Shattered Lands from Wikipedia: Dark Sun: Shattered Lands is a turn-based
Anvil of Dawn is a mid-90s RPG under the SSI banner from DreamForge Intertainment. Featuring voice acting and a OPL3 General Midi score composed by the Legendary Fatman. Here that music gets the HQ Soundfont treatment using FluidR3. Rendered at 2k with a 4:3 aspect ration. More info via
Edward Carnby returns once again for the 3rd installment in the Alone in the Dark series, this time with a Wild west theme. again the daum build of DosBox was used here with the same settings for 1 & 2. Plot info via Wikipedia: “It’s 1925 and after Edward
AitD2 had a few different names based on region and what system you played it for : (Wiki) “Alone in the Dark 2 is the 1993 sequel to 1992’s survival horror video game Alone in the Dark developed and published by Infogrames as the second installment in the series.
The intro for both characters from the CD-Rom version of Alone in the Dark, featuring voice-over and Redbook audio. Presented in 4:3 aspect ration at 1440 (1920×1440). Lately I generally use the ECE build of Dosbox with a normal5/6x scaler. Early polygon-based games are a bit rougher than standard
A lesser known adventure game from the mid 90s, Touché looks to replicate the LucasArts style, specifically that of Monkey Island, with a similar approach to humor and dialogue as well. The game had several versions, this one featuring full voice acting. More info via Wikipedia: Touché: The Adventures
Ninja Gaiden II – The Dark Sword of Chaos Intro sequence as captured via the Retron 5 with enhancements. The excellent sequel to the original that started a long-lasting franchise. Some info via Wikipedia: “Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, known in Japan as Ninja Ryukenden II: Ankoku
Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow is the 6th and perhaps most popular and well-known entry of the Sierra adventure series King’s Quest. It again features voice acting and large world to explore. Setup ScummVM Daily Build FluidSynth with FluidR3 Soundfont HQ3x Graphics setting. Via Wikipedia : “The game takes place almost
Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! is the 5th entry into the King’s Quest franchise from Sierra. It was released in 1990 and was the first of the series to feature VGA graphics and full voice-acting. Setup: ScummVM Daily HQ3x Graphics Fluidsynth with FluidR3.SF2 Via Wikipedia : “In the introduction
King’s Quest IV – The Perils of Rosella follows Graham’s daughter Rosella as she seeks a way to avoid her father’s death with the aid of fairies in a far-off land seen through the magical mirror. ScummBM 1.6.0 Base Daily Build 6.29.2013 HQ3x MUNT MT32 enabled 1st Fluidsynth enabled 2nd
King’s Quest III To Heir is Human departs from the land of Daventry and follows a boy who seems to have been stolen at birth. His connection the world of King’s Quest is not apparent at first. ScummBM 1.6.0 Base Daily Build 6.29.2013 HQ3x Fluidsynth enabled 2nd From Wikipedia In