Homeland: the Stone of Night

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I was looking at the old spidweb games looking for some old RW stuff when I came across Homland. After looking at the screen shots I decided that it looked kinda cool. Is there any way that it could be ported to mac osx?

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Homeland: The Stone of the Night is generally considered to be one of the worst games ever to defile the internet. It is said to be acutely painful to do anything at all in the game or even to just look at the GUI. So, porting it would not be economically feasible.

Also, Homeland was not made by Jeff Vogel, and its creator has apparently vanished of the face of the earth, so it probably wouldn't be portable anyway.

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IMHO, the best part about Homeland is the Quit button.

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Homeland: Stone of the Night. Playing it is as bad as spending a year on these Boards 24/7. You would go totally crazy at the end of it!

And Dragon Software vanished off the face of the Earth with embarrasment, so...

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Originally written by You should vote Wise Man:

IMHO, the best part about Homeland is the Quit button.
I dunno man, that "uninstall" command is pretty nice...

Homeland is teh suk. No wonder the creator vanished: who would want to admit to making that?

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Originally written by demonslaeyr:

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Originally written by You should not vote Wise Man:

IMHO, the best part about Homeland is the Quit button.
I dunno man, that "uninstall" command is pretty nice...

Homeland is the suk. No wonder the creator vanished: who would want to admit to making that?

Both are good commands. The unninstall command though is probably the best.

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I took a lot of pleasure in annonymously distributing it to people I didn't like.

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In answer to the original question, Jeff Vogel didn't write Homeland. He only distributes it. You'd have to contact the actual coder about a port, and I'm not sure if he's still reachable.

—Alorael, who really, really advises against that. OS X is still relatively virus free. Don't start an epidemic of pain.
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Even better is opening the program in WordPad, erasing it's contents, and writing hate speech in there instead. :P

However, by reading the description on the Spiderweb page (ie. exciting new game!), it does look pretty fun. But they can say what they want there.

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Off the Spiderweb Homeland page:
Unfortunately, there are no current plans to make a Macintosh version of Homeland. If you're a Mac user, though, you should be sure to check out Avernum.


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Originally written by ben III:

Even better is opening the program in WordPad, erasing it's contents, and writing hate speech in there instead.
Only you, ben.

I personally would like to see a BOA (or BOE) scenario completely mocking this community treasure. If anyone has played it long enough to find any plot, that is.

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Originally written by Harlequin:

Is there any way that it could be ported to mac osx?
You'd have a better chance of talking Apple into creating a virus-conversion program, so we Mac users won't be missing out on these fantastic Windows epidemics anymore...

"Got an infected email? Feel left out because you can't run the virus to destroy your computer? No problem! Just drag the virus onto the icon of Apple's incredible new PanPlague application, and it'll do the rest! The virus will be converted into a Mac-compatible form and automatically installed and run on your computer! Guaranteed to destroy all your files and the operating system in mere seconds! Buy your copy of PanPlague today!"

...and at the end of the commcercial we see Bill Gates shed a single tear of joy.

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