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Double Fine Action ForumsenCopyright 20142014-09-01T15:43:18-08:00MD5 checksums of DFA documentary episodes
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/14688/#When:15:43:18Z<p><i>If this violates some forum rule, apologies, and please remove.</i></p>
<p>Since some of us Double Fine fans are on really slow, intermittent internet connections, here are some MD5 checksums of the DFA episodes I’ve downloaded locally so far. Since I have really slow 1mbps internet, I tend to download the low resolution versions, and sometimes my connection drops in the middle of the download. I usually use Bittorrent for these kinds of large downloads just for that reason, but it’s not an option with the DFA documentary.</p>
<p>Hopefully these are useful for other people. If someone else could checksum their downloads from the Humble site, it would help me verify that I’ve also downloaded them successfully.</p>
<p>Sums checked with: <a href="https://www.fourmilab.ch/md5/">https://www.fourmilab.ch/md5/</a></p>
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<span style="color: #0000BB">A153B3357C23390608BC3B352E79985C DFA_Ep10</span><span style="color: #007700">-</span><span style="color: #0000BB">480_MPEG</span><span style="color: #007700">-</span><span style="color: #0000BB">4.mp4<br />2D15FF56EFE43FCA6A2B6B9ADC3544FD DFA_EP11</span><span style="color: #007700">-</span><span style="color: #0000BB">720_MPEG</span><span style="color: #007700">-</span><span style="color: #0000BB">4.mp4<br />3CD0FF4C67D629DF79C7F9B4311CC7B3 DFA_EP12</span><span style="color: #007700">-</span><span style="color: #0000BB">720_MPEG</span><span style="color: #007700">-</span><span style="color: #0000BB">4.mp4<br />8CB95C198B4C39C0CB3AF494ECE19639 DFA_Ep13</span><span style="color: #007700">-</span><span style="color: #0000BB">480_MPEG</span><span style="color: #007700">-</span><span style="color: #0000BB">4.mp4<br />0509A70D5A03A544D88E2EE880062ABF DFA_Ep14</span><span style="color: #007700">-</span><span style="color: #0000BB">480_MPEG</span><span style="color: #007700">-</span><span style="color: #0000BB">4.mp4<br />4190BA68D83541877143531271BA5AF6 Episode15</span><span style="color: #007700">-</span><span style="color: #0000BB">EvergreenGames540p</span><span style="color: #007700">.</span><span style="color: #0000BB">mp4<br />C78A9055B9BFA1076E872B886C617673 episode16</span><span style="color: #007700">-</span><span style="color: #0000BB">thistimeitsjustforlove_540p</span><span style="color: #007700">.</span><span style="color: #0000BB">mp4 </span>
</code></div>2014-09-01T15:43:18-08:00I missed the backer peroid, is there any way I can get access to the documentary now?
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/11633/#When:15:14:24Z<p>Title pretty much says it all, I hope I don’t just have to wait, or that I missed the boat on this one.
</p>2014-01-11T15:14:24-08:00Broken Age unfair price on GOG
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/14671/#When:12:46:49Z<p>As many of you know, today GOG made another big step into greatness adding drm free movies the catalogue. At the same time they improved their policy about fair price adding local currency to help users in paying the way the want. However it also changed the number of games that doesn’t use fair price and charge you more depending on the place you live. GOG offers a sort of compensation giving you back some money as store credits (before they where coupons) but that’s not enough and it’s not fair. <br />
I find out that Broken Age now has regional price too, and I find it strange as I believe they where against this kind of things. They also publish the games themself so I don’t understand why they are charging people differently. I remember that years ago DF stepped back about the price of Costume Quest on steam because they didn’t know that Valve push regional prices and corrected the issue. This time however it’s difficult to think they weren’t aware as GOG push the other way to avoid regional prices and you have to actively ask of regional price to make that happen.</p>
<p>Please, change your mind.
</p>2014-08-27T12:46:49-08:00Podcast: Peter McConnell on Broken Age (and other more recent projects)
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/14664/#When:04:50:45Z<p>I don’t believe this has been posted in the forums, but through Tim’s twitter feed I stumbled on a recent podcast about music in video games featuring an <a href="http://supermarcatobros.com/2014/08/17/episode-125-peter-mcconnell/">interview with Peter McConnell</a>. Can I just repeat that the Broken Age soundtrack is absolutely amazing? The interview contains some pretty interesting stuff about the development of the soundtrack, the collaboration with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the use of themes and motives. I’d recommend Greg to include it in the next backer update.</p>
<p>Man, now I’m looking forward to act II! Apparently, Peter has just started working on it, as he also had some scoring to do for some game called Costume Quest 2. <img class="smiley" src="http://www.doublefine.com/images/smileys/wink.gif" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />
</p>2014-08-26T04:50:45-08:00Good (enough) answers for Act 1’s questions! [WITH SPOILERS]
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/12990/#When:10:20:08Z<p>These are my guesses to the questions raised by Act 1. They are both logical and simple. And <b>spoiler heavy</b>, please take caution. Even if the official explanations we’ll get in the second act won’t be exactly equal to these ones, they’ll most probably have parts of these answers in them (because they simply make a lot of sense):</p>
<p><b>*** SPOILERS BELOW (also for act 2, I guess) ***</b></p>
<p> <br />
<p><b>What is a Mog Creature?</b><br />
As we found out from the game, the Mog is actually mechanical and only looks organic from the outside. Inside of it there’s Shay’s fake space ship surrounded by a space panorama hologram - we can see this when Vella steps inside the Mog mouth (that afterwards closes); there are stars and universe blackness fading out towards the mouth’s hexi-wall. Also some hexi plates have dislodged revealing a bright background. So the Mog is actually a doubly-deceiving artificial creature: to Shay the Mog is a space ship and to everyone outside of it it’s a sea monster that eats people. A small initial clue are the red eyes - they are hexagonal, just like almost everything on Shay’s ship.</p>
<p><b>Who is Marek?</b><br />
He says he is a recent stowaway. Because we know that Shay’s ship is not in space but inside the Mog mechanical creature that means that either Marek has been eaten by the Mog or he is lying about it. He knows way too much stuff about the Mom computer and the (fake) ship’s “tech” to be an outsider. That means he is someone that was there when the Mog/ship creature was built or reiterated or someone that saw enough cycles to really understand everything about the artificial creature. My best guess is that Marek is the Moon Father. Because: the father doesn’t appear often enough in the game and would seem a waste of a character; the father says at the beginning something like “.. your Mom, you know how she is.” meaning that they do not share the same principles; it would explain how Marek knows every detail of how the ship works; it would be up to a dad to teach the kid how to “hunt”; Marek often calls Shay “young cub” with a dad-like affection; pushes Shay out of harm’s way (falling debris) with a parental concern; the dad moon ball appears at window edges all playfully, giving you a stealth/undercover feel; dad moon and Marek are never both in the same screen.</p>
<p><b>Why I think Marek is NOT the mom?</b> (even though Marek and mom are/could be in close cooperation):<br />
she would have a hard time to not call Shay “sweetie” and stuff like that; she would never push her son into making hard decisions; also, it would be very illogical for her to all of a sudden go against herself with a sudden change in attitude and goals.</p>
<p><b>What is it with all the weird stuff: talking trees, people living on clouds, the ship working on “yarn tech”?</b><br />
The “yarn tech” is fake because Shay’s ship is fake. There is no universe traveling and no bending/knitting of time and space, the Mog just travels from town to town on the same planet. The talking tree is more interesting because it is said that the trees started talking recently. So there is some sort of reality distortion here. Maybe the plague dam separates one type of affliction (a sickness) from another different type of affliction (magic infiltrating reality). People that walk and live on top of clouds seems like magic to me. Also, all these towns and people are poorly tech advanced. Feels like a “Longest Journey” vibe but maybe that is not the case.</p>
<p><b>What is the purpose of the Mog?</b><br />
It is said that Mogs come from beyond the plague dam. That means that there are parts of that world where people and creatures could be suffering from some sort of sickness. Marek says that the captured creatures are stored on the ship in quarantine because they could be sick OR because Shay may be sick and should not get the creatures infected. Why does a Mog come every 14 years? Maybe because there is a need for young girls every 14 years. Why just girls and not boys also? Also, why is it that Shay is alone on a ship with just a mom and a dad computer? Shouldn’t there be some living and breathing adults beside him? The obvious answer comes in the form of that certain sickness. I think Shay is sick and may not live past 15 or 16 years old. I also think Shay is the last of his people, not counting Alex. The only way the people from beyond the plague dam can preserve their knowledge and tech is by sending a Mog with a young boy to the other parts, and capture girls with the best traits. The hope is that, eventually, a new baby without the sickness will be born. This sickness is confirmed by the fact that there is only one boy (Shay), not many, and also there are NO adults on the ship. This is very dark, but I guess the captured maidens are used for impregnation and usually the born kids also carry the virus, thus the need for the Mog to return again in 14 years. The last impregnated girl was the Mom computer. She gave birth to Shay, then immediately died (from the sickness). But not before her memories were extracted into the Mom computer. The Moon Dad was the previous ship commandeering boy. How come some people do not get sick (like Alex)? People that live outside the “plague” zones, don’t get the “dead by 15” virus. However their REALITY kind of gets sick, meaning that magic starts to occur, and that prevents any tech advancement. That explains the hostile talking trees that oppose wood crafting and the other weird stuff. Alex landed in such zone (300 years ago) and could not communicate properly with the people so he went into cryo. Also, the first human ship ever to land in that world happened even longer ago, otherwise there couldn’t have been any people for Alex to meet.</p>
<p>Tell me what you think about these theories.
</p>2014-02-03T10:20:08-08:00Can we have a torrent download option for the Humble Bundle versions of the documentary?
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/13805/#When:13:50:18Z<p>I have been trying to download the Humble Bundle’s 1080p versions of the documentary, but the extremely slow download speeds I get coupled with the massive size of the files have made it almost impossible for me. Episode 4 in particular has been a particularly frustrating experience, as routinely had downloads slow down to a stall not even 50% into its 4.8GB. I would really appreciate something that allows for download resuming.
</p>2014-04-20T13:50:18-08:00Act 2 Separate or DLC or what
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/14582/#When:23:08:03Z<p>I just finished act 1 and I didn’t know the game ran in acts until I finished the first lol but my question is basically will the second act be a separate game by itself or will it be DLC to buy or will it just patch our game and give us it. I don’t know if anyone knows the answer to this but thank you anyway ^^.
</p>2014-08-04T23:08:03-08:00At least one new fan
<p>I remember in one of the episodes Tim (or someone, I forget now) was saying that he hoped that Broken Age would introduce someone to point and click adventure games. I’m sure you’ve had plenty of people responding since that was said, but I wanted to let you guys know anyway. When I was younger, my attention span was too low for anything that wasn’t action or fast paced. So, I never really gave any of the old classic adventure games a chance. </p>
<p>I was a big fan of Psychonauts so I just naturally gravitated towards DoubleFine loyalty and I was interested in the kickstarter just on that basis. Since I started watching the game in development I began to appreciate the genre better and really see it for the great story-telling medium that it is. At the age of 25, Broken Age Pt1 was the first point and click adventure game that I ever played through and I REALLY enjoyed it. I’m super stoked for Pt2 and I hope that you make a few more games with that engine and the art style as well!</p>
<p>In the meantime I’ve filled my Steam library with the old Monkey Island games, some Telltales games and a few indie adventure games as well. Without a doubt Broken Age definitely created a new point-and-click fan. <img class="smiley" src="http://www.doublefine.com/images/smileys/wink.gif" alt="wink" style="border:0;" /></p>
<p>Thanks for the fun and entertainment</p>
</p>2014-07-21T11:51:07-08:00Sigh, act 2 is going to be pushed into 2015, isn’t it?
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/14529/#When:14:24:27Z<p>Okay, act one was just amazing, and for six months, I have been waiting for act 2. The last I heard is that act 2 has been fully funded, but has no official release date. I look everywhere, and there’s no recent information on act 2. So I have feared for the worst that act 2 will be pushed into 2015.
</p>2014-07-21T14:24:27-08:00marek true form? in part 2?
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/13619/#When:17:44:08Z<p>is marek realy a wolf fox hybrid? or could he be a a human or maybe a demon in disguise? will Part 2 of broken age reveal marek’s true form?