Fantasoft?

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Lack of Vision
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What's this? I heard that Spiderweb's games used to be distributed under the name "Fantasoft." Is this true?

If so, is Fantasoft just the old name of Spiderweb?

Inquiring minds want to know!
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Fantasoft co-published E1 and possibly E2. It is a separate company, and its best-known product is Realmz. I don't really like Realmz or anything else made by Fantasoft, but you can decide for yourself. Unsurprisingly, the site is http://www.fantasoft.com

—Alorael, who lost all patience with Fantasoft when they made New Centurions, which is a blatant attempt to get Realmz players to pay for registration again for cool new graphics and a slightly modified system.
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Is there anywhere I can get Realmz for windows in exe? My computer always opens zip files with paintbox, making it a worthless bmp file.

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They "co-produced"? Did they distribute Exile the way Jeff does Galactic Core?

BTW - tried out Realmz, and I was underwhelmed.
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I have no idea what you people are talking about. It's not FF7 or BoE, but Realmz is still a pretty damn good game,

Yeah, just like Galactic Core.

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Realmz 4 was excellent. It went downhill from there though.

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quote:
Originally posted by Amon-Ra:
whats your E mail i'll send it to you opened?
You will? Ask me that again, in a PM. So no none will get my e-mail and send me spam(Unwantede-mail, if you don't know already. I've heard putting nspam, or something, in your e-mail address helps to keep spam out.I'm not sure, though.)

Oh, wait! Do you have a mac or pc, I have a pc(Windows 98.).

[ Saturday, May 24, 2003 03:33: Message edited by: Zephyr Tempest, The Mindwarrior ]

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Hmm - I think a new poll is coming - Which game sucks more

(1) Realmz
(2) Galactic Core
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quote:
Originally posted by Alorael:

—Alorael, who lost all patience with Fantasoft when they made New Centurions, which is a blatant attempt to get Realmz players to pay for registration again for cool new graphics and a slightly modified system.

Did this not remind people of another, more familiar, series of games?

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Well, it's the opposite of Avernum. Avernum was a new engine combined with an old plot. New Centurions is the same old engine with some new eye candy combined with new plot, or as close to plot as Fantasoft gets. Avernum still wins.

—Alorael, who can't think of any other company that so completely refused to make a new product to sell as a new product. New Centurions even has places where it still calls itself Realmz!
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*cough*

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—Alorael, who can't think of any other company that so completely refused to make a new product to sell as a new product. New Centurions even has places where it still calls itself Realmz!

Really? that's rich! Where does NC call itself Realmz? And why the hell does Realmz use a 'z' anyway? And why does Alorael seem to know the answer to every question?
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Other people know the answers too, it's just that Alorael sees the question first and then posts the answer. Nobody else wants to post the exact same thing a few posts later. Also, this question has been asked many times before.

[ Saturday, May 24, 2003 13:56: Message edited by: Drakefyre ]

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NC's graphics sucks! Fantasoft's graphics in general suck... Look at the screnshots for NC, the monsters and the terrain together just don't look good...

Oh yeah, and Fantasoft's ideas for games, well kinda suck too.. A game about parking cars?

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Curious, I downloaded Realmz. "Underwhelmed" does seem a fair description. They overcompensated for poor graphics and interface by having way too many useless and confusing stats. In my opinion, it is a major step down from Exile 1 in quality and interface and a lesser step down for the graphics. Some may like it, but I can't see why.

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I tried out the demo for less than 5 minutes and decided it sucks. The graphics are horrible, and the interface is lousy, IMO.

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I was quite fond of Realmz at first, but as I recall it started going downhill around the time it started to include those ridiculous pseudo-3-D dungeons.

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Back in the day I liked Realmz. It was fun and a good alternative to E1 when I got bored.

Remembering this, I downloaded it a year or two ago for my new computer.

...I should have just left it to nostalgia. :rolleyes:

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