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Old 05-28-2004, 04:13 PM   #1
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Random note..

Tuesday is the 10 year anniversary of the release of Hocus Pocus.
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Old 05-28-2004, 04:36 PM   #2
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Old 05-29-2004, 10:30 AM   #3
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Wow i just started playing it again, and will most likely buy it for my birthday from the online store
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Old 05-30-2004, 07:09 PM   #4
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Hocus Pocus was a terrific game--I have memories of sitting there playing it for hours on end not realizing how long it had been. The game just kept getting better. It's easily one of my all time favorite sidescrollers.

Happy 10 years!
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Old 06-01-2004, 03:34 AM   #5
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I know it has been asked before, but this is a picture from the Hocus Pocus data files that I haven't seen in Hocus Pocus.

Happy Birthday, Hocus Pocus!
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Old 06-01-2004, 07:09 PM   #6
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Happy B-Day Hocus Pocus!!! Wonderful game, simply wonderful...

*hums theme*
 
Old 06-03-2004, 12:56 AM   #7
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that game was so weird

largest assortments of unrelated monsters that I can remember (cept for maybe Catacomb 3D or Ninja Gaiden the NES version)
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Old 06-07-2004, 02:11 AM   #8
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Hocus Pocus had to be one of the best VGA games I had ever seen. It had the best use of colours of any VGA game. I liked everything about it, a very polished game I thought.
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Old 06-07-2004, 12:52 PM   #9
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thats funny considering it was converted from EGA I would think that that would make the color worse?
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Old 06-08-2004, 07:52 AM   #10
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Really? I didn't know that. It would make sence though as Clyde's Adventure is an ega game.

I think GateWorld started out as an ega game and was finished as a vga game, because the colors are so bright.
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Old 06-08-2004, 10:18 AM   #11
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I thought in one of thous old FAQs that came with games they say that they promise they wont delay hocus pocus by converting it to VGA?
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Old 06-08-2004, 11:46 AM   #12
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"Here is an all new game for you to test, that I promise will NOT be removed from Beta to be converted to 256 VGA." ~Readme.txt


On the original subject of the topic... I think I had some sort of party on the actual day, but didn't check to see if anyone had noticed over here. Oh well.
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Old 06-08-2004, 03:10 PM   #13
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ya thats what I was refering to I guess they did a good job of it I was also a fan of mistick towers I just dident like how you had to rush around looking for water all the time
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Old 06-08-2004, 07:53 PM   #14
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Random note..

Tuesday is the 10 year anniversary of the release of Hocus Pocus.
Man I love that game
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Old 06-08-2004, 10:33 PM   #15
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I used to play Hocus Pocus in the mid 90's. Very fun an addictive, even though I only had the Shareware.

Very nice graphics.
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Old 06-09-2004, 08:56 AM   #16
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even though I only had the Shareware.
Same here dude. It was hard to find PC games in NZ many years ago. Fun game, even though I only had the shareware.
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Old 06-09-2004, 09:20 AM   #17
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Same here dude. It was hard to find PC games in NZ many years ago. Fun game, even though I only had the shareware.
The game has always been available direct from us from Day 1. Still is.

You have no excuse.
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Old 06-09-2004, 09:55 AM   #18
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even though I only had the Shareware.
Same here dude. It was hard to find PC games in NZ many years ago. Fun game, even though I only had the shareware.
The game has always been available direct from us from Day 1. Still is.

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Old 06-09-2004, 10:26 AM   #19
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:36 AM   #20
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I'll think about it Those Duke Nukem coasters look cool. I'll just get my bank to send money in American funds. Hope they do.
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:57 AM   #21
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ya ordering from abroad can be a bit tricky
I ordered death rally when I lived in japan some years ago it came within 3 or 4 days as I recall of corse mail in japan is very quick I had a frend use there credit card though bank transfer would have taken qwite some time to clear
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Old 06-09-2004, 11:02 AM   #22
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I ordered death rally when I lived in japan some years ago it came within 3 or 4 days as I recall of corse mail in japan is very quick I had a frend use there credit card though bank transfer would have taken qwite some time to clear
Yeah. I've never ordered anything from abroad before. I've been meaning to order something from 3DR (mouse pad, a couple of classic games, etc), but I'm not all that sure due to my bank
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Old 06-09-2004, 11:15 AM   #23
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if you have someone state side who can order it for you then send it on that can work as well
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Old 06-09-2004, 11:21 AM   #24
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if you have someone state side who can order it for you then send it on that can work as well
Nope, I don't know anyone in the US
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Old 06-09-2004, 11:44 AM   #25
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well a postal money order dose work just takes time
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Old 06-10-2004, 02:34 AM   #26
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Yeah, It kinda sucks living here without a credit card doesn't it Steve. Thank god for TradeMe
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Old 06-10-2004, 08:27 AM   #27
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Hocus Pocus is a fun game...I remember playing it off an old shareware compilation cd.
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Old 06-13-2004, 04:05 AM   #28
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I know it has been asked before, but this is a picture from the Hocus Pocus data files that I haven't seen in Hocus Pocus.

Happy Birthday, Hocus Pocus!

He wears the same clothes as in this picture.

But I haven't seen Hocus wear those clothes in the game, so I guess it's from a beta version.
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Old 06-14-2004, 01:58 AM   #29
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That picture with the tied up monks is indeed from the beta. You see it when you complete the first episode - back in the days when Hocus wasn't a wizard and thus didn't dress in the stylish purple robes.

As for the picture of the three headed thing... that is so cool. I'm not even sure if a single thing in the picture is actually in the game.
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Old 06-16-2004, 12:14 AM   #30
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I remember playing this game on my buddys 286 back in grade 7. Jesus, thats almost 10 years ago now. His 286 was horribly outdated but hey it had the latest version of dos on it! Then he got his 386. This is right around the time I got my pentium 100 with 16 megs(!) of ram and a gig of hard drive space,"I would never use in my entire life".

Hocus Pocus ran a little faster on the 386, but it was still too cracked out for me.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 02:29 PM   #31
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Just installed the Shareware on an old Win98 laptop. It has Sound Blaster 16 goodness, too!
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:02 PM   #32
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Hey Joe, if we want the whole box instead of the jewel case(why call it jewel when it doesn't look like one) to be shipped along, how much more do we have to pay?
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:08 AM   #33
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I'm pretty sure Apogee never sent boxes when games were purchased direct. Distributers had their own, unique, boxes made (I've got a couple), and games bought in the stores were contained in boxes made by FormGen specifically for distribution in stores.

In other words, the only way to get a game in the "box" you're looking for, you'll either have to find old stock in your favorite super-market, or look on eBay (which can get kinda pricey).
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Old 06-18-2004, 01:11 PM   #34
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Hey Joe, if we want the whole box instead of the jewel case(why call it jewel when it doesn't look like one) to be shipped along, how much more do we have to pay?
Not an option. Never sold a box version of the vast majority of our games.
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Old 06-21-2004, 09:41 PM   #35
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I'll think about it Those Duke Nukem coasters look cool. I'll just get my bank to send money in American funds. Hope they do.
I don't know about Hocus Pocus in particular. The shareware was pretty fun, but most of the full version Apogee games aren't any better than the shareware. Infact, most of the time, they are worse. Duke Nukem 2, Commander Keen 4... shareware was the best version. The extra episodes were poorly designed, and had bland, reused textures.
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Old 06-22-2004, 03:43 AM   #36
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I don't know about Hocus Pocus in particular. The shareware was pretty fun, but most of the full version Apogee games aren't any better than the shareware. Infact, most of the time, they are worse. Duke Nukem 2, Commander Keen 4... shareware was the best version. The extra episodes were poorly designed, and had bland, reused textures.
Are you kidding?

Keen 5 was the best, and (imho) the most original, keen of them all.
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Old 06-22-2004, 12:04 PM   #37
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Ah, the memories...

Did anyone besides me like Keen 6? I still can't believe it wasn't made by the same folks - the gameplay is so similar to the previous Keens!
 
Old 06-22-2004, 12:08 PM   #38
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Did anyone besides me like Keen 6? I still can't believe it wasn't made by the same folks - the gameplay is so similar to the previous Keens!
Both Keen 5 and 6 were definitely my favorites of the lot. I loved the "Bloog" enemies in the sixth one.
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Old 06-22-2004, 02:19 PM   #39
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What do you mean by that? All PC Commander Keen games were made by the same people. Only Commander Keen GBC was made by someone else.
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Old 06-22-2004, 04:22 PM   #40
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I thought 6 was made by a different company...
Then again, maybe I'm just...misinformed.
 
 

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