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Blade still alive?

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:23 pm
by Sir Random
Hi guys, good to see there's still some activity here :)

I have some free time now, so I'm gonna reinstall BoD and dig out my old mod files. I have lots of crazy stuff still unreleased so hopefully there are still some people that might be interested.

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:49 am
by Blackbeard
i havent installed bod in a couple of years now tbh, maybe its time to dust it off and play it again. see if i still got it =)

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:37 pm
by Sir Random
Hi Blackbeard,
I just installed on win 8.1 from original CD, added the U.S. patch + rOpengl and no problems so far (except Ragnar kicking my butt)

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:35 pm
by Bud Bud
Just now I'm watching a (really funny) LP of BoD - my very first LP - to see how others like the game. Think I'll restart a char soon.

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:37 pm
by Blackbeard
installing it....

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:31 am
by Sir Random
I just installed nglide1.4, used nglide_config.exe to set res to 1920x1080 and aspect ratio to 4:3 and the game looks awesome on my TV :D

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:29 pm
by Bud Bud
I just installed nglide1.4, used nglide_config.exe to set res to 1920x1080 and aspect ratio to 4:3 and the game looks awesome on my TV :D
Do you have to configure other settings? I'm also playing the US version + patch (GoG version) + fogfix, settings are rOpenGL with 1920*. Also the same screen resolution on nglide with 4:3 ratio. But the game runs in 16:9 for me. Win 7 64bit

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:39 pm
by Sir Random
Do you have to configure other settings? I'm also playing the US version + patch (GoG version) + fogfix, settings are rOpenGL with 1920*. Also the same screen resolution on nglide with 4:3 ratio. But the game runs in 16:9 for me. Win 7 64bit
Hi Bud Bud,
You need to change the Blade video settings to use "r3Dfx Voodoo 1-2" instead of "rOpenGL". Set the resolution to 800x600 and that will only apply to in-game menus (nice and big). The nglide raster will apply 1920x1080 to the actual game (nglide config).

You should see the 3Dfx logo when starting the game, just after the intro movie.

Enjoy the awesomeness! :)

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:49 pm
by Bud Bud
Do you have to configure other settings? I'm also playing the US version + patch (GoG version) + fogfix, settings are rOpenGL with 1920*. Also the same screen resolution on nglide with 4:3 ratio. But the game runs in 16:9 for me. Win 7 64bit
Hi Bud Bud,
You need to change the Blade video settings to use "r3Dfx Voodoo 1-2" instead of "rOpenGL". Set the resolution to 800x600 and that will only apply to in-game menus (nice and big). The nglide raster will apply 1920x1080 to the actual game (nglide config).

You should see the 3Dfx logo when starting the game, just after the intro movie.

Enjoy the awesomeness! :)
Ty, works fine. 4:3 looks so unusually small. :D

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:12 pm
by Sir Random
Ty, works fine. 4:3 looks so unusually small. :D
You need an 80" TV :D

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:06 am
by Blackbeard
Installed it and played for a bit, can say im happy i did that, makes me kinda wish i had installed it earlier.
But perhaps i dragged it out for longer just to get that certain feeling again when playing it.

Created a barbarian, cause big swords.

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:34 pm
by Sir Random
just to get that certain feeling again when playing it.
Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. No other game gives me that certain feeling, no matter how good a game it is.
I'm actually surprised at how much I have forgotten, but the tough parts are etched into my brain forever, having spent hours/days trying to get past them on my first play through. I remember staying up all night struggling through the forge of xshathra on low health, feeling hot and sweaty from the constant bubbling of the lava... :oops: :D

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:56 pm
by Blackbeard
got reminded real fast how tough the black-armored orcs/trolls are, and how much i hate them.

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:18 pm
by Sir Random
got reminded real fast how tough the black-armored orcs/trolls are, and how much i hate them.
Yep, make just one mistake and 90% of your health is gone in a 'great ork' slash fest. Just got through Shalatuwar, which has lots of them.

Now, Orlok or Nemrut :?:

P.S. My niece's boyfriend has been watching me play, and has installed it to his laptop. A new fan in the making! :D

Re: Blade still alive?

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:03 pm
by Blackbeard
coin toss for it.

excellent.