Friday, July 18, 2014

The Yoot Tower Movies Revealed!

Back in November, we revealed the missing movies of The Tower II from which I found. Now, for the first time ever, you can view those videos yourself in a real game.

But before I go revealing a link of which you can use these, some notes:

1. These are for Windows only. I cannot yet find the Mac version. Sorry.

2. Yoot Tower has a plug-ins folder, of which they can be used to cooperate with the game. It would probably be safer if you installed them in a separate folder and put them in the plugins yourself.

3. Everything is in (mostly) Japanese. I don't know Japanese either.

4. You are largely on your own! I was able to extract it as a separate folder and copy the movie files elsewhere. If you have success in installing them in a real Yoot Tower game, please write in the comments. Perhaps if one person does it, the rest of you can get advice at doing it.

If you understand all of that, the download link is here. Good luck!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pac Rarities

This is an old ad I found when my mother was digging through old stuff. I have no idea of the context of this: it's probably early 1980s and the magazine isn't gaming, the reverse side talks about Christmas cookies and refers to a page 155. I have no idea if it's supposed to be part of a series either. The page when I got it was in bad shape (but complete), but subsequent time in storage caused it to tear. I taped back some parts, and I remember that the missing dialogue involved "This iceberg's being hijacked to Greenland" (that's what I remember when I got the page a few years ago, as little sense as it makes). "OK, Clyde, you've finally won. Take the Energizers!" (by the way, they're referring to what turns ghosts blue, not the battery)

(speaking of Pac-Man, this interpretation is hilarious and depressing)

Any help on this comic, where it came from, and it's context, would be appreciated.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Time for a new project

Once again, I'm moving to scuttle another "review" post I was doing, this time on the Chronicles of Narnia. Part of the reason is there's not really not a lot to say that hasn't already been said: like the mysterious disappearance of Caspian's cousin or the inconsistency involving dwarves, or the allegorical Christian themes that become too hard to ignore by the end. The other reason was my notes were approaching a few pages and these types of things are really really boring.

So in the end what I ended up doing was taking a break from Brazos Buildings & Businesses to work on other pages on this site, particularly getting other parts of this site better. I updated the Games list, adding Glider PRO and a few other old EWOG stuff, as well as working on the On the Road section, fixing up the Northwest Freeway page to a reasonable state again (I still haven't added back in that demolished office tower), launched the MacAddict index, and even made in-roads toward that webcomic I've always talked about (not yet). The improvements I made the site are enjoy that!