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JA1 on DS[message #214299] Mon, 27 April 2009 15:16 Go to next message
Will Gates

 
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http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Jagged+Alliance/feature.asp?c=11716&srch=jagged+alliance

Early June for European Release.

Some sites say Early May for USA, others say it's already out.

They also intend to do a port of JA2 for DS at some point soon!

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Re: JA1 on DS[message #214390] Tue, 28 April 2009 02:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dredstar

 
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That actually sounds way cool, even though I've been a fairly strickly anti-console person for years.

Don't suppose it would allow much in the way of mods, though.
Re: JA1 on DS[message #216600] Wed, 13 May 2009 02:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RussianGun

 
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Oh wow. Do you think they'll dumb it down or keep it as is?
Re: JA1 on DS[message #216755] Thu, 14 May 2009 14:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dredstar

 
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As is the usual for such ports to a console based platform, they will make adjustments that are essential because of the difference in control implementation, i.e. they don't have a QWERTY keyboard and mouse to use to run the program.
As long as they keep the basic focus of the game, that is, moving a character around, and being able to shoot people, it should be fine.

I wouldn't expect DG to make it over to DS, though.
Re: JA1 on DS[message #216757] Thu, 14 May 2009 15:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Will Gates

 
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Yup according to the press bits they've only changed what was absolutely essential to change for the different type of handling reasons and also deleted some minor "scenery" type npc's for memory reasons I think. So it's still cornflakes just in one of those tiny boxes that are meant for kids see...

Re: JA1 on DS[message #217736] Sun, 24 May 2009 12:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Saturnine

 
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I remember when they announced JA2 for DS years ago. Nothing came of it for some reason.

I'm glad this one came out and I'm going to get it as soon as I can.
Re: JA1 on DS[message #217767] Sun, 24 May 2009 18:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gmonk

 
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I've been looking for an excuse to buy a DS and now it's happened. Nice. It might be the only game I buy for it but it'll make for a more fun commute to the office.
Re: JA1 on DS[message #217790] Sun, 24 May 2009 22:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DaveS425

 
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Amazon.com in the US lists the JA1 DS game as in stock. I'm tempted to get a DS just to play it, but I have the boxed version for PC already so it's hard to convince myself.

JA2 will be a lot harder to cram into a DS since the PC version uses 800+ MB of space and the DS carts are only 256 MB. It wouldn't be the same game if they drop much of the voice acting.
Re: JA1 on DS[message #217839] Mon, 25 May 2009 16:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Saturnine

 
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Some DS carts have a lot more storage. I think 256mb is just the standard. I'm sure they could fit the vast majority of the game on to the DS.
Re: JA1 on DS[message #217988] Tue, 26 May 2009 19:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lenn

 
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News at JACenter:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=www.jacenter.pl&hl=pl&ie=UTF-8&sl=pl&tl=en

Amateur gameplay:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1EPRrMjgSM
Re: JA1 on DS[message #218552] Sun, 31 May 2009 20:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Saturnine

 
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I've played it a little bit and it is quite a good translation but the original is still the best.

Some things I have noticed:

*A lot of the music has been changed.
*They have changed the names of some of the equipment.
*A lot of the voice seems to have been removed (especially during gameplay).
*Injuries require healing but not first aid (not sure how it works exactly yet).
*The opening cutscenes have been upgraded and look much better.
*There are some tweaks with the difficulty but it is hard to elaborate on specifics.

Overall, my initial impressions are very good and I hope it is sucessful enough to keep the series alive.
Re: JA1 on DS[message #218596] Mon, 01 June 2009 11:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Will Gates

 
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Where are you playing this... USA or Europa or some other third place?

Re: JA1 on DS[message #218773] Tue, 02 June 2009 16:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Saturnine

 
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Japan actually, but I got it from an online order.

Play-Asia, Amazon and eBay all have it.

Re: JA1 on DS[message #219149] Thu, 04 June 2009 23:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Balious

 
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I been playing the game and so far I find it quite good. Back when I had JA1 on the PC I had no idea what to do and kept shooting the guards (it was fun! but I normally kept restarting and do that no idea why). Now that I have it on ds now and its many years later since I played JA1 I get to play it for what it really is. I understand there will be lots of different things and so far I can do everything apart from one thing.

How do you reload apart from shooting with the gun? Only way I found out to reload is when im out of ammo i click shot/shoot and my merc reloads and most of the time shoots one bullet (if they have any spare AP).
Re: JA1 on DS[message #219277] Fri, 05 June 2009 16:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Majek

 
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Well dragging the ammo over to the gun worked on PC, so it should work here as well.
Re: JA1 on DS[message #226294] Wed, 08 July 2009 17:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kharn

 
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I cant figure out how to reload either, but there doesnt seem to be a reload cost so running dry in the middle of combat isnt a big deal.

Now, the real question: Where do I find Micky? I know he's supposed to be around somewhere, but I havent run into him yet and I'm in desperate need of .45 or 9mm ammo...
Re: JA1 on DS[message #226295] Wed, 08 July 2009 17:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Will Gates

 
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Have they released it in UK yet? Can't find any press about it at all. Most irritating.

Re: JA1 on DS[message #226332] Wed, 08 July 2009 22:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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Not yet Will , at least amazon isn't stocking it .


Re: JA1 on DS[message #226439] Thu, 09 July 2009 14:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Majek

 
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Kharn
I cant figure out how to reload either, but there doesnt seem to be a reload cost so running dry in the middle of combat isnt a big deal.

Now, the real question: Where do I find Micky? I know he's supposed to be around somewhere, but I havent run into him yet and I'm in desperate need of .45 or 9mm ammo...

Mickey? Mickey is not in Ja1 only in Ja:DG. Or is this some new thing in this port?
Re: JA1 on DS[message #226498] Thu, 09 July 2009 20:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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Mickey? Mickey is not in Ja1 only in Ja:DG. Or is this some new thing in this port?


Ahh , you have this game Mr M ? Perhaps he isn't in DS version , perhaps he is ? But you don't actually know , now , do you ?
Awaiting a reply...................


Re: JA1 on DS[message #226520] Thu, 09 July 2009 23:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kharn

 
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My mistake, I thought he was in both JA1 and DG.
So my only sources of ammo are the dead, new recruits and warehouses? :-/
Re: JA1 on DS[message #226664] Fri, 10 July 2009 22:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Majek

 
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Yeah. That's why in Ja you learned where enemies were positioned and then you attacked important sectors a few times, since they dropped different amounts of items/ammo each time.

And you conserved ammo a lot as well. Like the one clip you get with the M14 in Sector 10. It lasted me for days. The next clip from sector 27 was the same.

I always try to get as much ammo from the guy near the east border of sector 38 as i can. 3 clips of 9m and even 12 gauge can be acquired from him if you have the patience of saving and loading in sector 39 and traversing to 37 a few times.


I know he wasn't in original JA lockie and this is not a mod, it's a port. So i can be quite certain that he is not part of it. He always appeared during missions in DG, not on the tactical map so i doubt the put him in somehow.
Re: JA1 on DS[message #230483] Thu, 06 August 2009 15:41 Go to previous message
cr0bar

 
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This might be the one thing that will make me dig out my DS and blow all the dust off of it.
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