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DF Game Club: Sam & Max Hit The Road
Posted: 20 October 2012 02:39 PM
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G’day everybody

The Double Fine Game Club is a community run weekly event where interested gamers play through and come together to discuss what they do and don’t like about a particular game (sort of like a book club, but for games). We usually aim to play one or two hours a week, and we normally have somebody streaming the current game so that those who don’t have the game or don’t feel like playing it again can still feel involved.

Starting Saturday 27th October, we’ll be playing through Sam & Max Hit The Road a few hours a week and discussing what we do and don’t like both here in this thread, and in the #DFAdventure IRC channel on Foonetic.net (if you’re not sure, just click this link to access webchat from our stream page). The game club is a very informal weekly chat, and everyone is welcome!

Syd will be streaming the game at the later time of Saturday 2:00pm PDT (click for your timezone). If anybody is interested in assisting with streaming, please let us know!


Previous game: Beneath A Steel Sky

27th October, 2:00pm PDT (click for your timezone): Start of game (Stream 1) and general discussion (log)
3rd November, 2:00pm PDT (click for your timezone): Second game session (Stream 2) and general discussion (log)
10th November, 2:00pm PDT (click for your timezone): Third game session (Stream 3, Stream 4) and general discussion (log)

Next game: Botanicula (starting 17th November)

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ABOUT THE GAME

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Synopsis:
The Freelance Police investigate the disappearance of a frozen bigfoot named Bruno and a giraffe-necked-girl named Trixie in a zany adventure across the USA in bizarre and lovable Sam & Max style.

For anybody not aware, 2012 marks the 25th year since Sam & Max first appeared in a published work (a little longer since their inception, but that’s another story).

Where to get (Sam & Max is currently whatever the game equivalent of out-of-print, and unused copies are pretty hard to come by):
Amazon
ScummVM (demo)

Note that users of Linux, MacOS and other platforms can run the game using ScummVM.

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The chat can be found here:
IRC Server:  irc.foonetic.net
Channel: #DFAdventure

Or click this link to chat in your web browser!

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Posted: 20 October 2012 06:01 PM
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Sounds like fun!  I am looking forward to it! :3

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Posted: 20 October 2012 11:04 PM
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this is my first adventure game. So awesome.

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Posted: 24 October 2012 02:13 AM
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I’ve still got the floppy disks for mine :D

...but I have no floppy disk drive…

*Frantically checks external hard drive for backup*

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Posted: 25 October 2012 01:49 PM
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Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend this weekend, I will attend a friends birthday party instead. smile

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Posted: 26 October 2012 10:27 PM
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Hey there .. I guess I won’t be able to attend the DFGC today (Saturday) either.

Been a bit busy lately, last weekend was hiking in northern Finland, otherwise been quite busy at work so haven’t been that active in the channel. This time it seems to have been moved from 22:00 my time to midnight. That’s way too late for me, and I can’t join in on that.

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Posted: 26 October 2012 10:36 PM
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lietu - 26 October 2012 10:27 PM

That’s way too late for me, and I can’t join in on that.

With so few people interested in streaming, we’re at the mercy of times that are work for those that are :(

Good to hear you’re still around though :D

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Posted: 26 October 2012 10:59 PM
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Cheeseness - 26 October 2012 10:36 PM
lietu - 26 October 2012 10:27 PM

That’s way too late for me, and I can’t join in on that.

With so few people interested in streaming, we’re at the mercy of times that are work for those that are :(

Good to hear you’re still around though :D

Which is why we could really use more streamers.

Especially streamers with stable internet (unlike me).

Hint hint, nudge nudge. C’mon, streamers, we know you’re out there somewhere!

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Posted: 27 October 2012 03:37 PM
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First post has been updated with a link to the stream and a chat log.

Apologies for not posting in the thread when the stream went live - I had a message all written out, but forgot to click submit >_<

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Posted: 01 November 2012 01:48 PM
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I would like to stream. I’ve downloaded Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder but I don’t know how it works… If you have some instructions I would gladly accept them. smile

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Posted: 01 November 2012 02:25 PM
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Fireflower - 01 November 2012 01:48 PM

I would like to stream. I’ve downloaded Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder but I don’t know how it works… If you have some instructions I would gladly accept them. smile

Here’s a pretty decent guide on streaming with AFMLE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n-oE6r4JR8

Keep in mind that you’ll need another program for screen capture. This video recommends AmaRekTV, but SCFH DSF is another popular choice (guides on that particular program are pretty easy to find through Google).

It can take some trial and error getting AFMLE set up, but it works great.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 02:39 PM
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Thanks, I’ll look into that.

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Posted: 03 November 2012 01:56 PM
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We’ll be starting in a few minutes, though I may have to cut the stream off a bit earlier than usual.

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Posted: 03 November 2012 02:53 PM
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(Double post, whee!)

Sorry I had to cut the stream off early. Today’s a bit busier for me than Saturdays usually are. If you got in late or missed today’s stream, you can catch up with the archived version. We’ll be finishing up next week, so be sure to join us!

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Posted: 03 November 2012 04:00 PM
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Damn, I completely forgot about it. :/

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Posted: 05 November 2012 12:04 AM
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Fireflower, have you had any success with getting a streaming workflow happening? If you’re still keen, do you think you’d be up for streaming our next adventure game? I’m going to be moving house, and Syd needs a break after Sam & Max.

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