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Postby Angelspit » Sep 16 2008, 1:09

A demo of King's Bounty: The Legend has been released on the <a href="http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?t=3870">1C Company forum</a>:

<i>"The demo includes the first city in the game, all three character types, multiple quests and dozens of spells. Developed by faithful fans of the original King’s Bounty, King’s Bounty: The Legend continues the remarkable traditions of the legendary role-playing adventure. The game will be published by 1C Company and distributed in the United States by Atari and Nobilis in Europe. US release is planned on September, 23."</i>

Do yourself a favor and avoid the FTP site of the company -- head to <a href="http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=55729">Gamer's Hell instead</a>. Or post reliable mirrors here.

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Postby michiganjf » Sep 16 2008, 3:42

I am getting a message on starting, "This application has failed to start because d3dx9_33.dll was not found" I have reinstalled and still get the same message. Has anyone run the demo successfully?

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Postby Ryder » Sep 16 2008, 4:24

I got that. Download the newer version of Direct X.

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Postby Avonu » Sep 16 2008, 6:00

Angelspit - you posted link to WorthPlaying.
Link to GamersHell is this.
And of course Gamespot, FilePlanet and FileFront have it too.

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Postby archcorenth » Sep 16 2008, 8:43

Wow. I'm really impressed the game so far. I like the skeletons that reach for you when you pass them in a wall. :-) It runs kinda slowly on my computer for some reason, though, which is odd considering Heroes V runs perfectly (unless I'm playing a giant map) while it seems less graphically intense than Heroes.

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Postby Asheera » Sep 16 2008, 11:56

Maybe the programmers were worse than Nival 8|
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Postby darknessfood » Sep 16 2008, 13:13

Well, i installed it and checked it only on the graphics way, and i think it looks really nice, cartoony, but mature. Tonight i will play troughout the demo and see how the battle stuff works out, and my final thought about the demo :).
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Postby kingu » Sep 16 2008, 13:49

I tried it. As far as I can tell you can't pan the camera and I find it limiting. I wanna see where I'm going, what's ahead, where I've been but it seems I'm limited to just the hero. Very very dissapointing

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Postby theLuckyDragon » Sep 16 2008, 14:12

It doesn't work for me. It installs, it starts up, but it crashes right when I enter the game world, after the story cinematic.
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Postby Moragauth » Sep 16 2008, 14:16

Yay! Finally.

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Postby kerhonker » Sep 16 2008, 17:29

tHAT ERROR MESSAGE CAME ON LAST NITE WHEN THE DEMO WAS FIRST ANNOUNCED! I WENT TO GAMESPOT TODAY AND USED THEIR DOWNLOAD MGR AND THE FILE SEEMED LAGER BYTES THAN AT FIRST ABOUT 727 MB NOW IT LOADS AND RUNS FINE FOR ME...

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Postby kerhonker » Sep 16 2008, 17:31

i remember Kings Bounty on my SEGA and loved it...I hope this one has some of that and the BEST of HOMM features in it...then we will all have a great adventure....
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Postby Angelspit » Sep 16 2008, 18:17

Recommended system requirements from the official site:

• Processor Pentium IV 3000 MHz or analogous AMD
• RAM 1Gb
• Videocard Nvidia GF7800 with 256Mb or analogous by ATI

Who on earth still measure processor speed in Megahertz?

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Postby Pol » Sep 16 2008, 18:59

Angelspit wrote:Who on earth still measure processor speed in Megahertz?

Marketing department! B-)
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Postby theLuckyDragon » Sep 16 2008, 19:15

Yeah, big numbers are more impressive.
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Postby Asheera » Sep 16 2008, 19:17

"Come and buy my product! It has a percentage of 99% bugs! Clearly better than John's who has only 45% bugs!"

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Postby Ya5MieL » Sep 16 2008, 22:52

Another great day in Heroes/KB fan diary. The game (at least judging by the demo i finished) is everything i hoped for. In the essence game is a lot simpler than heroes, and doesn't try to prove otherwise. From the menu screen ahead, it seems creators wanted to create exactly the Kings Bounty game, based on hero and its journey without making it look more expensive than it really is.
Three classes at start seem to be good choice, 4th class in original was unnecessary imho because they were too similar. So here we have might, magic and hybrid classes instead of having might, magic, hybrid and hybrid between might and previous hybrid :).
Some mechanics like spell cool-downs are great innovations and i think that should be used in heroes too. No more spamming of same spell.
Addition of rage makes hero act twice per round, and basically gets to cast 2 spells, one from rage schools, and one from magic schools. Didn't test this yet but it makes me wonder will warrior be OP since he has largest armies and can cast pretty damaging spells as well.
Someone mentioned camera pan. It can be considered a minus but in a game centered around hero that has well detailed map screen i think it doesn't make much problems to a player.
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play the game, its excellent singe player counterpart to heroes, but do not expect to find a "new heroes" game since the game does not try to be that. Now only awaiting full version.

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Postby Muszka » Sep 16 2008, 22:55

Pol wrote:
Angelspit wrote:Who on earth still measure processor speed in Megahertz?

Marketing department! B-)
Marketing is a dangerous word my friend... use it with care :D
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Postby Lepastur » Sep 17 2008, 1:40

Can anyone type the link to solve the "d3dx9_33.dll was not found" trouble, by god's sake? (official microsoft's one is not valid :P)
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Postby Shad0WeN » Sep 17 2008, 2:39

try installing latest version of DirectX (August 2008)?

Web Installer:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2da43d38-db71-4c1b-bc6a-9b6652cd92a3&DisplayLang=en

Full Download (redistributable):
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C1367BC3-4676-481A-BFAA-5C15D1D7199D&displaylang=en


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