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by discoalucard
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book
Replies: 36
Views: 1543

Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

later edit: something is strange - I went on hardcoregaming101 website and there is the preview PDF witch is b&w, but I downloaded the preview from amazon.com and is in color - is the digital copy in color ? Yes, it is. If you've got a iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad or are using the Kindle PC Reader, the p...
by discoalucard
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book
Replies: 36
Views: 1543

Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

It's great that there's a Kindle edition but it seems a bit strange to me to read the thing solely in black & white. Doesn't the benefit come from being able to see screenshots etc in glorious colour? Price, man, price. :( The whole thing would cost over $100 US to have something in color, versus $...
by discoalucard
Fri May 20, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book
Replies: 36
Views: 1543

Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

As for as eBooks, the Kindle is my priority, but I should be setting up with another publisher for a wider variety of formats (Nook, Sony eReader, etc.) BTW, since this is print-on-demand, it shouldn't be going out of print, unless the publisher somehow goes under. I don't intend on removing it from...
by discoalucard
Thu May 19, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book
Replies: 36
Views: 1543

Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

The Kindle version will be in color, if your device supports it, but I'm currently wrestling with file size and compression, to make it look alright without becoming too large. I'm considering releasing a color PDF if there's a demand for it. But yeah, B&W printing is cheap, but color is still reall...
by discoalucard
Thu May 19, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book
Replies: 36
Views: 1543

Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Doh. Sample PDF is here: http://hg101.kontek.net/book/03-29-11_draft.pdf I'll be doing a fresh one shortly. The text has been slightly revised since, but it will give you a good idea of the layout. It's not fancy, but it's functional, packed with text and a picture on nearly every page. Shadowgate 6...
by discoalucard
Wed May 18, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book
Replies: 36
Views: 1543

Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Hello! I wrote most of this book here (and compiled it and so forth)! The nomenclature of this genre is a nightmare to parse, so "classic graphic adventures" was the best I could do. Basically, any game that used something other than a solely text parser qualified, so it hits a lot of different area...