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Lemmings

Post by Pater Alf » Tue Mar 11, 2008 13:54

A decent remake of one of the best and most popular games of all times. Help the Lemmings to survive and guide them safely to the exit of each level, using their different abilities to overcome all the obstacles that get in your way.

"Lemmings" includes the original level design of the games "Lemmings" and "Oh No! More Lemmings". Very nice to see these cute fellows again!

Developer: Geoffrey Storey

Download: http://www.retroremakes.com/forum2/show ... hp?t=10878
(Well now you can find the game at CWF as well:
http://www.curlysworldoffreeware.com/games/view/424
Both Lemmings and Lemmins files are availbale from that page.)

Download size: 12 MB (For Lemmings, other version is smaller).

Year: 2008

Status: Freeware; have to check if we can host it...
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Post by Chroelle » Tue Mar 11, 2008 13:58

Very nice indeed. I cant wait to play this....
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Post by Maz » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:40

I tried this out with my GF's laptop since I am a big fan of the original lemmings game :) However the fonts did not show properly, and most of the characters were shown as odd blinking white-yellow boxses.. It was terribly irritating when I could not see the amount of each type of lemms available at the beginning of the next level.

Another slight annoyance was small inaccurasy in controls. Sometimes it was really hard to get the basher digging in to the wall because action had to be clicked way before the lemm actually hit to the wall.

If we will get the permission to host this, then I'll vote 3 due to the technical problems. If the texts and controls were working perfectly, it would get 5 from me. (Hopefully there'll be correction release available at some point).

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Post by Pater Alf » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:32

I played the game for the last two days (in fact I spent most of my freetime with it even if I wanted to validate some other games) and everything worked fine for me. There were no technical issues except the fact that the game crashed twice (but I played many hours) which wasn't much of a problem as there is an autosave function.

But I wrote Geoffrey and he gave us permission to host "Lemmings" and told me there is an updated version (but didn't tell me when it was released - so I'm not sure if you have it already):

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/geoffrey.storey/Lemms.zip

Hope this will work out fine for you as I think this game is as good as remakes can get. Great way to meet an old classic again!
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Post by Chroelle » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:05

I only had like 5 minutes to look at it, but had no issues either. Downloaded the latest version.

It's great to have this to play with again. :D
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Post by Geoff » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:26

Hi, sorry there is a technical problem at the moment, it seems some graphic cards don't like it. I will resolve this issue. :wink:

in the meantime go back down memory lane with space invaders

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Post by Pater Alf » Fri Jun 20, 2008 19:15

Happy Birthday, Geoff!!!

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Post by Chroelle » Sun Jun 22, 2008 16:14

Happy Birthday friday Geoffrey.

I just tried it out again and once more I get MAV errors, which annoys me since I didn't get them when I play it back a while ago...
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Post by Pater Alf » Sun Jun 22, 2008 20:07

It seems these MAV errors appear when a lemming leaves the level where he isn't supposed to do so (for example when you dig through the bottom of a level). Try to avoid this and everything should be fine... ;)

When you look at the RetroRemakes forum you can see that Geoffrey Storey knows about the bug and tries to get rid of it. I'm not sure if it is still there in the latest version.

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Post by Chroelle » Sun Jun 22, 2008 20:55

It is. I downloaded the last version and that was where I met it. :(
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Post by Chroelle » Sun Jul 06, 2008 17:47

I am still awaiting a solution to this one. The last guy who posted on the dev-forum has exact same issue as me, and he posted it on june 19th and is still awaiting a reply from Geoff. DAmn summer that drags people away from their computers....
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Post by Pater Alf » Sat Jul 26, 2008 21:17

It seems the game was renamed to "Lemmins". Probably because of copyright issues...

There is also a new version out. But I can't recommend it to anyone. When I try to play it I get the "memory access violation" right from the start (after choosing "Play Level"). In the old version it only occured when one of my lemmings dug itself out of the screen where it wasn't supposed to do so. So if you want to try the new version, you better keep the old version somewhere on your HDD as well.

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Post by eMTe » Tue Aug 05, 2008 13:20

I downloaded Lems from first link, does this version produce MAV too?

No troubles here, my old-fashioned comp likes cute small games. :P
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Post by Pater Alf » Tue Aug 05, 2008 14:19

Yes, it's the version from the first link that gave me "memory access violation" right from the beginning.

So consider yourself lucky if it works fine for you, because except of this bug this game is simply one of the best remakes ever. Enjoy it!
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Post by eMTe » Tue Aug 05, 2008 14:53

Not sure about remake quality (yet), but having compy aimed at casual tasks and old-fashioned games is really an advantage at times...

Really, I dont even know what graphics card I have... Never cared for.

Next question. Savegames. Is state saved automatically? When I choose difficulty level, dirtree shows only first level from each section. Will I be able to play from last level I didnt finish next time I run Lems? I feel I wont.
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Post by Pater Alf » Tue Aug 05, 2008 16:09

No need to worry about progress that might get lost. There is autosave after each level. So you will always start with the level you played last. You can even skip levels if you are absolutely unable to solve them (I had the problem with one level that always gave me MAV after a while)...

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Post by eMTe » Tue Aug 05, 2008 16:42

How can I skip?

And if game autosaves, how will I be able to get back to previous levels? Where?
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Post by Pater Alf » Tue Aug 05, 2008 16:52

I can't tell you right at the moment, because I'm at work and don't have the possibility to check it. But I will give you the answer later this evening...

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Post by Chroelle » Tue Aug 05, 2008 16:59

And whatever you do dont upgrade to the later version. I would actually like to get my hands on the version you have, so please dont throw it away, but maybe put it in the FTP-folder so I can get it...?
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Post by Pater Alf » Tue Aug 05, 2008 17:21

I will upload the old version to the FTP server. But don't expect it to be there before midnight...

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