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Shock Trooper
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if you know any good rpg's like avernum could you give me a site to download it? I've brought and completed every spidweb game so please dont feel pissed at me looking for another game to play. :P

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There's Realmz, which is somewhat Exile-like. I don't know if I'd classify it as a good RPG, but you are free to form your own opinions.

—Alorael, who can't think of anything both similar in style and similar in quality off the top of his head. Good shareware is hard to come by.
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I have tried Realmz. The style is only vaguely similar to Exile and is much lower in quality.

I personally enjoy RuneScape. It is an MMORPG rather than an RPG, but I still like it. Anyone that chooses to try it should be sure to add "archmagealex" to thier friends list.

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Age of Wonders! It's kinda like Avernum, it's got great graphics! And low requirments! You can get it cheap at some places! You can make your own scenerios!! I know the cheats, and I know a patch that allows you to switch from 1 ruleset to another.

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Age of Wonders - Zephyr, you are right. I've almost forgotten about it, but I once played a demo and liked it very well. What were those hobbit-like creatures called that raised eagles and could fly on them?

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quote:
Originally posted by ef:
Age of Wonders - Zephyr, you are right. I've almost forgotten about it, but I once played a demo and liked it very well. What were those hobbit-like creatures called that raised eagles and could fly on them?
Halfings(A.k.a hobbits, in some stories, ling Lord of The Rings, I think.).

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Is age of wonders for Mac?
Is it really a RPG?
Do you have an official link?

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Abraxx

[ Sunday, May 25, 2003 02:21: Message edited by: Abraxx ]
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Age of Wonders is more like a strategy game than a RPG. In my opinion, it sucks.

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Age of Wonders Demo

It is strategy, yes, but also roleplaying. I liked flying on eagles. It is a game for windows though.

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AoW is for PC only.

—Alorael, who isn't terribly surprised. After all, it has only been two years since the PC release. They have another good decade before they should think about porting the game to Mac.
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Oh yea there is Diablo and Diablo 2.

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Shock Trooper
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angband/nethack are good... not exactly similar to exile/avernum though...
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Obvious first step is to play Spiderweb's other games, such as Geneforge and Nethergate.

Then other games that I have enjoyed for Mac (not all are OSX, some are OS9 only):

From: http://www.macupdate.com/games.php?sub=2

1. Dragon Alpha
2. Pillars of Garendall
3. Quest of Yipe 3
4. Legendary Lair

From: http://download.com.com/3150-2276-0.html?tag=dir

5. The Dangerous Town
6. Quest of Yipe II
7. Cythera

From: http://www.macgamefiles.com/detail.php?item=10511

8. Jewel of Arabia

Payware:

9. Baldur's Gate
10. Baldur's Gate II

From: http://mac.the-underdogs.org/index.php?show=category&cat=RPG

11. Legend of Kyrandia
12. Quest for Glory

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Lack of Vision
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Have you tried Avernum 2 and Avernum 3?

Sorry, I couldn't resist being a smartass.

BTW - Realmz is really terrible! Is there any point to that game?

I also rather liked the Ultima III port for the Mac. Yes, it came out about 10-15 years after the PC version, but the wait was worth it!
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quote:
Originally posted by Istara:
3. Quest of Yipe 3
6. Quest of Yipe II

Haha, I like the Yipe! games too. Yipe III is the best, though.

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If you're used to the Exile interface, Realmz will seem like a slap in the face, IMO. Or worse.

The graphics are smaller, and for some reason less sophisticated though they seemingly try to look more elaborate.

I might have been less biased when playing it, but then, I had just played Exile 3 before that, and it was definitely a step down in quality. ;)

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Well, they're not RPGs, but Escape Velocity and EV Nova from Ambrosia (www.ambrosiasw.com) are really good too. I also happen to like CM4, from Feral (www.feral.co.uk), but that's an acquired taste.

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quote:
Originally posted by Archmage Alex:
I have tried Realmz. The style is only vaguely similar to Exile and is much lower in quality.

I personally enjoy RuneScape. It is an MMORPG rather than an RPG, but I still like it. Anyone that chooses to try it should be sure to add "archmagealex" to thier friends list.

Runescape was reviewed at OMGJ. You really want to advertise that? :P

Avernum vs. slow, laggy, 1 frame per second Java applet filled with morons and bad filters. HMM I WONDER WHICH IS BETTER :P

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If you want anything with a good storyline and less hack'n'slashing,
try Ultima 5, 6, 7 or 7.5. Also, Fallout and Daggerfall are good.
For pure hacking I would recommend some NetHack clone, maybe Eagle's Eye
or ADOM (or of course, NetHack). Or, Might 'n Magic 3 and up, or
Eye of the Beholder 1 or 2, or Lands of Lore.
Note that most of these are turn-based.
Yes, I realize that all of these are commercial.
But they're so old you can probably find them on
abandonware sites.

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quote:
Originally posted by Feran:
Runescape was reviewed at OMGJ. You really want to advertise that? :P

Avernum vs. slow, laggy, 1 frame per second Java applet filled with morons and bad filters. HMM I WONDER WHICH IS BETTER :P

I agree that Avernum is better, but Runescape is still enjoyable. True, there are some idiots around in there, but what MMORPG doesn't have its idiots? Also, I have never been to OMGJ and don't really care what they had to say about Runescape.

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I think the Best RPG that's not by Spiderweb and isn't an Ultima would be Arcanum.

Came out in 2001, don't think it had much commercial success despite being named best RPG of the year by some magazine or other...
(costs 'bout $10 in stores around here, and that's the original version, not some 'classics' budget re-release.)

You move around in real-time, but can switch between real-time and turn-based combat.
It deals with a world of magic moving towards an industrial revolution so you'll meet some high-tech items as well as loads of spells.

Age of Wonders is a pretty good game, but a fantasy setting does not make it an RPG.

[ Tuesday, May 27, 2003 07:33: Message edited by: Emjay ]

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Yes, Arcanum is a great game. Other great RPG's are the Baldur's Gate series, the Fallout series, Planescape: Torment...

Also, if you have registered BoE, there are tons of good scenarios out there. You can't have played them all. :P

And Emjay, welcome to Spiderweb! We need more Swedes here. ;)

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um, what's the name, Lineage was fun for a few days, then I had to pay. Ya. :D :rolleyes:

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I strongly reccomend Baldurs Gate 2. (not 1!!) It has the same viewpoint as the Avernum series, and it has some multiplayer support.

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