Magic Carpet 2

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  1. Dr. Ffreeze

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    Hello All,

    I just found an old clipping of Magic Carpet 2. Wow, what a fun game. Anyone else remember this game fondly? I would LOVE to see the cool destruction you could weild with today's graphics cards!

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  2. John Reynolds

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    I've yearned for a 3D Magic Carpet 3 since buying a Voodoo 1 in Oct. of '96. Great games, and another wonderful developer (Bullfrog) ground into the dust by EA.
     
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    I'll add my vote for MC3. In fact, I was hoping you were going to say "Someone's done a 3D EXE for MC2..."

    Surely worth another blast now that internet deathmatching is viable...?
     
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    It's owned by EA now. Since they only produce unimaginative crap and sequels anymore i'd just forget about it.
     
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    I absolutely loved Magic Carpet, one of the very first games i played on my P100 back then. Was my first PC ... took a while to accept that the AMIGA is dead :cry:

    A game clearly inspired by magic carpet, but not even half as fun, is The I of the Dragon.
     
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    By your point, MC 3 would be a sure thing. ;)

    Anyway, I'd love a third title of the series, I still prefer the original MC (and its Netherworlds expansion) but the second was also very good.
     
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    Another voice for the Magic Carpet games having been hella-fun...
     
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    Another one with fond memories of Magic Carpet II here. Anyone had the hardware at the time to run the high-resolution mode?
     
  9. John Reynolds

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    Not when it first came out the fall of '95, but by next summer I'd upgraded to a P166 with 32MB of RAM and a Hercules Dynamite 128 and that system can the high res. mode acceptably.
     
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    Magic Carpet was one of my all-time favourite games. MC2 was almost as good :D

    /me pokes EA... go on... release the source...
     
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    I had the hardware, but I never got it to run sufficiently stable to be worthwhile.
     
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    Will my A64 3K, 1GB RAM and a 9700 Pro run it?


    (Yes I thought MG2 was the maddest game EVA and I did have the hardware to play it to it's fullest!!!)
     
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    I loved Magic Carpet, but my PC mag of the time really didn't like the sequel, so I never bought it. What had changed?
     
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    First game was designed for multiplayer and the single-player game was slightly bolted on, IIRC. I thought the second game was great, but I never played the first one.

    Probably, if you can find a way to make DOS run on it and a sound card that supports DOS as well.

    I think last time I tried it under XP it ran about a billion frames per second, and hires mode and the mouse didn't work.
     
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    Give DOSBox a try.
     
  16. Zaphod

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    Don't think it works properly in DOSBox either.

    Things to try:

    1. Copy CD to NETHERW directory.
    2. Setup game.
    3. Run 'mouse2kv 640 480 8 8 netherw.exe' (Needed to get the mouse working properly).
    4. Run 'NOLFB' (Needed to use high-resolution in the game).
    5. Cross fingers.
    6. Play.

    Source: Windows NT (2K/XP/2003) Game Compatibility List - By DosFreak
     
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    DOSbox works fine for Magic Carpet 1 - although, admittedly, an Athlon 3800+ crawls a bit even without SVGA mode!!! - but I can't find my Magic Carpet 2 CD...
     
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    That's what I meant by 'properly'. It's playable for a little while but starts to progressively slow down. If I increase the speed of the emulation the audio starts to skip. SVGA still looks good, but runs a about 4FPS. I remember reading somewhere someone said they got it to run with the above advice (well, I wrote the order of 3 and 4 mixed up). This also works for me (looks great, good speed), allthough with no sound. Might need a SB-PCI or other Creative card that has decent legacy SB-Pro emulation. Haven't tried WDMSound yet.
     
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