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Started a gameplay series on Nahlakh...
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Solar
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« on: September 02, 2017, 06:15:25 pm »

I've often marvelled how there is so little Nahlakh content on Youtube.

While the game is old nowadays, it still has that something special about it. Maybe it is partly due to nostalgia, or maybe there was just the right kind of mixture of every little thing about it, including the charmingly brave artstyle of ever more and more fatter dragons the older they were meant to be. Ah, limitations of... what... 16x16 pixel icons? <3

I don't know! \/:D\/

But I first encountered the game when I didn't even speak a word of English, mainly due to Pelit-magazine doing that piece about it. I've come back to it about once a decade, but I never really completed it. Not even close. Even with cheated character data.

Fraps would not record it properly, which might have contributed towards it remaining mostly untouched by old game enthusiasts when it comes to showcasing gems from ye olden times... but now that I've become more familiar with OBS as a recording tool, I felt like finally giving it a try. To try and record an attempt of playing it. A gameplay of failure, potentially - well, to be honest: likely, as in my last play attempt I only completed the first island and then got fed up with super-parrying birdmen before having my hard drive crash on me and losing my save game files on that attempt. Thus, basically a blind attempt from that point onwards. It has been over 20 years since I've been to the third island, I think...

It always seemed like such a difficult and challenging game. At times even unfairly so! Yet, now that I have recorded 4 hours of it and using mage strength, shocking weapons and priest armor with minmaxed party, it seems oddly enough fairly doable so far? Well, the whipbats will probably still wipe the dungeon floor with my guys should I get to their place eventually.

My first recording attempt did result in a humiliating failure, as my recording had stopped by the time I left character creation and entered Nedly, and I only noticed it after having cleared the catacombs under the town. Oh, well. It could had been worse.

Anyways, the first two parts are up. I'll try to maintain uploading schedule of one per day.
This links to the 1st video: https://youtu.be/L5rZ7tkRqK0
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SkeleTony
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 09:26:45 am »

watching now. Will bookmark.
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Solar
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 03:43:09 pm »

Thank you!

On a related note, in upcoming episode 74 (will be uploaded on Nov 14th, I think), I found the third Nahlakh key so far... but the thing is, that it dropped from the lizardman chief, which is not mentioned in the hintbook as being one of the 13 keyholders. That has me quite puzzled. Now, the hintbook is not perfect when it comes to explaining things accurately, but are there actually more than 13 keyholders then?

As for its code-side implementation, I am guessing that getting one of the keys just increases the key integer by one, and the Nahlakh gate just check that you have it as 13 or higher?

Anyways, Nedly island done, by episode 76!
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