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The Icon Bar: Games: Stealth Combat
 
  Stealth Combat
  Phlamethrower (12:24 27/1/2004)
  andreww (20:59 28/1/2004)
    Phlamethrower (02:16 29/1/2004)
      andreww (12:05 29/1/2004)
        andreww (12:27 29/1/2004)
          Jan Klose (17:56 18/3/2004)
            Phlamethrower (22:32 18/3/2004)
              andreww (10:20 19/3/2004)
                andreww (13:00 23/3/2004)
 
Jeffrey Lee Message #84751, posted by Phlamethrower at 12:24, 27/1/2004
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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... AKA Iron Dignity for the PC.

Not sure how many people know about it (I only found out yesterday, from the last comment on the ID preview).

A demo of SC is available from the game's website (The download link appears in a pop-up so be warned, although there are plenty of other download sites with it on). Unfortunately no-one seems to have heard of the game, and those who have don't rate it too highly (IGN readers gave it only 32/100).

The demo has quite a few crash-causing bugs in the interface, and the controls can be a bit strange too. Some of this is due to the nature of the game (i.e. having independent turret & base controls can be disorientating), others are due to the implementation (Not being able to turn tracked vehicles on the spot without accelerating; the helicopter being able to hover at an angle, but if you move forwards then you start losing altitude, etc.). There are also a few other noticeable bugs (e.g. in the GA mission the helicopter you have to destroy simply rides straight over a vertical wall it should have crashed into, your ally has a habit of running over solar panels, etc.), not to mention the forced restriction of movement placed on the units - some map tiles (e.g. on steep slopes) are simply off-limits, which makes the world feel somewhat artificial and restricted.

However having said that, it's only the demo which I've played, and I'm sure that if it were ported to RISC OS (which still looks to be technically possible) then it'd still be one of the best games we've ever had smile.

PS - Amercain voiceovers. Yuck! wink

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Andrew Message #84752, posted by andreww at 20:59, 28/1/2004, in reply to message #84751
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Where did you see this? Jan Klose mentioned Deck13.com but this doesn't exist apparently. Also Artexsoft.com is down.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #84753, posted by Phlamethrower at 02:16, 29/1/2004, in reply to message #84752
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The last comment on Acorn Arcade's Iron Dignity preview.

I'll assume that in your excitement you failed to spot that I mentioned this in the post itself wink

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Andrew Message #84754, posted by andreww at 12:05, 29/1/2004, in reply to message #84753
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The Cryogames website? I thought it might be something new.
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Andrew Message #84755, posted by andreww at 12:27, 29/1/2004, in reply to message #84754
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Gallery looks amazing. I wish they could do a cut-down version for the Iyonix perhaps.
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Jan Klose Message #84756, posted by Jan Klose at 17:56, 18/3/2004, in reply to message #84755
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Hi,

artexsoft.com and deck13.com are back online. We changed the provider and that took 3 (!) months due to a legal issue between the German and the U.S. provider...

I'm afraid Stealth Combat won't appear for the Iyonix though. Frank Föhl has left the Deck13 team, and anyway it would be a hell of an effort to do the conversion, with revenues being next to nothing I assume smile

Cheers,
Jan

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Jeffrey Lee Message #84757, posted by Phlamethrower at 22:32, 18/3/2004, in reply to message #84756
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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artexsoft.com and deck13.com are back online. We changed the provider and that took 3 (!) months due to a legal issue between the German and the U.S. provider...

Ouch!

I'm afraid Stealth Combat won't appear for the Iyonix though. Frank Föhl has left the Deck13 team, and anyway it would be a hell of an effort to do the conversion, with revenues being next to nothing I assume smile

Oh well - it was worth a try I suppose wink

Good to hear from you though smile

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Andrew Message #84758, posted by andreww at 10:20, 19/3/2004, in reply to message #84757
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Indeed smile
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Andrew Message #84759, posted by andreww at 13:00, 23/3/2004, in reply to message #84758
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Jan - did you get my email? The one about testing TEK with RISC OS 4?
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