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[search] Unreal: Prima's Official Strategy Guide (c) GWPress as PDF

Discussion in 'Unreal' started by Delacroix, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Diehard

    Diehard New Member

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    Well, i cant do anything at all on my computer due to lack of concentration. But on the other hand i though i could give it a try to start scanning, which i did.



    So i started scanning the Unreal Official Strategy Guide. But as i expected its alot of work. Takes about 4 minutes per page including processing in Photoshop. This book is around 350 so thats alot of hours.


    And i asume you mean the novels. The easyest place to get any of the books is on [COLOR="Red"]www.Amazon.com[/COLOR]

    And here are the direct links to all of them:

    Unreal Hard Crash No. 1 (which in reality is no. 2)

    Prophet's Power Unreal No. 2 (which in reality is no. 1)

    Unreal : Prima's Official Strategy Guide

    Unreal: Official Strategy Guide




    I still have not read the books myself, but i always wondered why no-one ever bothered to make a SP serie out of it. And from reaing revieus they seem to be ok books.


    While looking for the links i also noticed that theres quite a few Music CD's available. But its kinda pointless as the prices are rediculous........ **** like that happens when theres no CD's available and someone starts to offer one, asking a rediculous price. If now other sellers show up, they look at the price and ask a similar price. The sad problem is, when it gets like that, the prices hardly ever drop again. They never will be sold of course.....


    A similar thing is happening on Ebay, for years now i try to get the retail box for Rune(Unreal 1 Engine), and they all are between 75 and 200 Dollars, only if hell freezes over ill pay that amount.

    Here is that link: Unreal: Original Soundtrack From the Hit Game
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  2. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I found them already, gonna order it in friday or so. Hope someone won't buy the ones I selected meanwhile...
    Still having financial trouble, but someone is gonna help me with the money a little now so I can order the novels and they are cheap.

    Also I found this:

    http://www.sff.net/people/j.oltion/biblio.htm

    That guy is actually Ryan Hughes (his alter name), but he mentions the chapters are out of orders, I tried to email him for the right order but the message bounced back...
     
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  3. Diehard

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    Thats new to me, from what i always understood, the covers were switched and not the chapters. So if so, thats new to me.
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  4. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Well-Known Member

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    **** amazon.com, it won't let me buy because they single out czech republic as one of the countries they don't send stuff to. I am gonna make it send to my friend and after that to me....
     
  5. Diehard

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    Well if you need an adress you can use mine. Than ill simply forward it to you.
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  6. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Well-Known Member

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    No, it's fine, I already ordered prophet's power through my friend and he will then forward it to me. A bit more complicated but well...what can I do..
     
  7. Diehard

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    Right, i kinda forgot about that post. But he must be reachable, as he still write books seeing the(quite impressive) list. And seeying his page he looks to me like a mellow guy willing to help out. Just in case, but i am sure you already have these pages:

    http://www.sff.net/people/j.oltion/

    http://www.sff.net/people/j.oltion/trackball.htm

    Those page contains lots of info including the publishers he worked for as well as people he worked with. And i am sure he can be reached trough one of them. So its by no means a dead end.

    And theres a whole team that he worked closelly with in real life seems. One of them should have contact info: http://www.eugeneastro.org


    Well theres actually tons of pages about him on google j.oltion
     
  8. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Well-Known Member

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    Well I have the book now, Prophet's power, the chapters are indeed switched, not only the cover. You see prophet's power was meant to be only prophet's story, but intsead it is beginning of prophet's story plus beginning of hard crash. And in hard crash is apparently secnd part of hard crash plus second part of prophet's power. Not to mention the chapters of hard crash are a bit confusing too, since it tells story from three perspectives at once.
     
  9. Leo(T.C.K.)

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    Bumping this thread. Especially since it contains links to the gw press website and reveals the origin of the levels. Some people assume the gw levels were shipped and that the level was called Villa and not Villa2, both of which are incorrect. the credit goes to dinwitty for originally putting the levels up anyway after the site has been long defunct.
     
  10. dinwitty

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    I think there were 2 villas, similar, but with variations between the 2.
    I'll check, been a while.

    I have 2 versions, maybe the same map but 1 is ported to be compatible with the current unreal versions as the original GWpress maps were made in original unreal and won't load in later versions, why I ported them.
     
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  11. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Well-Known Member

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    If you recall, you uploaded the originals but I immediately made the DmVilla2_224 and later renamed to dmvilla2f, and then later renamed by delacroix to dmvilla in the updaed "divison" pack of him. And then you get people who start to think DmVilla was the original gw press release name and chaos ensues...
    Not to mention there was DMVilla a custom unrelated map that ran on some popuar servers now and then, hence the reason of my protest against naming it just DmVilla. The original VillaDM in the beta was much smaller map also, dmvilla2 is really villa2 in a sense compared to that 1 on 1 map.
     
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  12. Carbon

    Carbon Altiloquent bloviator.

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    The villas I have:

    VillaDM, DMU-Villa2 (Leo's UT version?), DM-U97-Villa, DMVilla (from Division_ex pack), DMVilla (617kb, modified date of 07/2000) DMVilla2.un_ (1,100kb, modified date of 01/1999), DmVilla_b97, DMVilla2f, DMVilla2_224 (Leo's, I assume).

    Hmm...
     
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  13. Leo(T.C.K.)

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    DmVilla_b97 was also mine. VillaDM is the original level name but I don't know of conversion that had this named like the original. The 2000 map is the custom DMVilla I assume. The 99 one is the original map. What is the ate of VillaDM?
     
  14. dinwitty

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    VillaDM and DMVilla2 are your original maps, the 1999 date on DMVilla2 sounds right when I DLed it as I got into the Unreal scene a little later than may 1998, I got the game running on my updated system late 1998, prolly got the GWPress book a little later, found the downloads, so the date makes sense to me. A lot of this is on my Win98 system elsewhere around here.

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    just did a big search

    again the GWpress maps were

    DMVilla2
    DMScruular
    DMLocke

    I found my zip I did in 2006 while finishing/working Search, the dates match, jan 12, 1999, prolly when I DLed them.

    These are all in "Search" original and ported to work in current unreal versions.
     
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  15. Carbon

    Carbon Altiloquent bloviator.

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    Feb. 1998. I have 2 copies of this; one is within the Unreal 98 beta and one copy is independent; found on my old download HDD (6GB HDD! lol) but I am not sure when or where I got it all those years ago.
     
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  16. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    I'd suggest eBay.
     

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