Thankyou, it's nice to see a reply like this instead of "Where's the links" or "I knew this already".Welcome, Spikey!
I'm very glad you decided to post here, otherwise I might have missed this goldmine.
I figure there are a lot of old-school Apogee fans here, some actively involved in the community, some like me who lurk and don't know about all that is out there.
I feel with all the dev in Apogee games that we need a centralised place to find info about the betas, demos and fanpacks. If I was younger and didn't already have a fandom website in a different community I would begin one, but that's not an option. This I can do
Yeah, exactly. I'm a little frustrated about Apogee's closed-door policy since the 3DRealms era, so a lot of stuff is in storage or deleted. We will never see some things that would amaze us. But what's out there I want all to have access to.I am a longtime Apogee fan as well, so I am very excited to have access to any "bonus content" that can be squeezed from that wonderful era of games.
Yeah, and it's different! Many tracks have additional melodies that were "scaled back" for the final releases. I may or may not be working on something about that for a soundtrack releaseThe Hocus Pocus beta in particular is of major interest to me. It really displays the bridge between Clyde's Revenge 2 and Hocus Pocus in its final form. Something I'm particularly excited about is the fact that now we have the soundtrack in IMF format.
Some other tidbit about Hocus.. there was originally going to be a in-level savepoint feature, it's still in the final registered game resources. Also a 'hide' potion that made you invulnerable (and invisible) for 15 seconds.
Yeah, the Realms of Chaos stuff is fascinating.. Alabama Smith lives!Always happy to see posts like these.
Typically, information on these games is sparse, and people who have played them are few and far between.
Thanks. Yeah, i've been on PCKF for years, last time I was reg'd was on the Yuku board a while back (probably 5 years, lol).Hope to see more posts from you in the future... Enjoy your stay!
I would just love to see more people exploring resources, working on getting old games and materials from the devs, making level editors, fangames, levelpacks.. I'm amazed at all the fangames that go bust when levelpacks/fan edits of games are just as good if not better (see Keen 7-9).
Anyway, thanks very much. I'm in an Apogee frame of mind lately, so trying to be of benefit to the community before I go back to my usual gaming world, Sierra.