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Old 05-09-2009, 03:45 PM   #26
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Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures

Has anyone else played Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures? If so,what did you think of it?
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:50 PM   #27
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Has anyone else played Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures? If so,what did you think of it?

I have (I own it). Its a decent little Indy game, good for a quick 30 or 45 minute game. While the map is completely randomized everytime you play it, it does get repetitive on repeat play-throughs (its all the same, just in different spots).

Still, definitely worth checking out if you're an Indy fan.

(By the way, this should be in the Video Game section).
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:11 PM   #28
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There was also a Star Wars-themed one called Yoda Stories. Both were fun little time killers, but they did eventually get repetitive. I haven't played them since they first appeared, and should probably dig out my old copies.
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:49 PM   #29
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I have the game,but every time I play it I can't find the map,the gun,the paddle for the boat,and I can't find the material to make a bridge.
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:06 PM   #30
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Reposting these... how Crystal Skull should have ended!


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Old 01-14-2010, 01:38 AM   #31
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Oh no! So Indy is stuck in space forever?
No. Here's Indy's conversation with Luke...

Alien: "Welcome to Planet Xantar! There's someone here I'd like you to meet... he's kind of lonely and depressed..."
Indy: "Listen, Bug-Eyes, you told me I'd find priceless artifacts here, and instead I'm slogging through an endless swamp!"
Alien: "...he's also somewhat cynical. I thought your youthful enthusiasm might be just the tonic to cheer him up!"
Indy: "I'm Indiana Jones. Who are you, some kind of test pilot?"
Luke: "Umm... I'm not sure how to help this guy. He obviously comes from a primitive world. Better take him home."
Alien: "Perhaps you're right. I may have made a mistake."
Indy: "Thanks, kid."
Luke: "Sure. By the way, did anyone ever tell you that you look a lot like my friend, Han Solo...?"
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:07 PM   #32
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I can't get Desktop Adventures working on my PC.

It says something about how it won't run on my version of Windows, yet I see more than one video of it on YouTube. I'm using Vista. How do I get it working??
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:23 AM   #33
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I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. I installed Windows XP Mode in order to play Desktop Adventures, and it works like a charm.
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Old 10-06-2014, 05:13 PM   #34
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It's kinda crazy to think that "Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures" is now 18 years old! I still love playing both this video game and the "Star Wars: Yoda Stories" one- and those crossover screens from the games are great! Love that!
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:42 PM   #35
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Any Indy Desktop Adventures fans here?

This thread must probably have been done before as there are not that many Indiana Jones games to discuss but I hope the moderators won't mind that I open a new thread for it.
Otherwise just merge it with an existing Indy DA thread.

I have recently been playing Lucasarts desktop toys again or whatever they were called after I discovered a pre installed version of Win 3.11 on Desktop with Indy DA pre installed (I own the game legal but I can not run it in Windows 7), running Yoda Stories when I want to switch settings.

Back when they were first released I had a lot of fun with these little games and even today I still find them very addictive from time to time (there currently are not any major games I want to play).
There is also something I really like about the simple art of these games.

Are there any other posters here who also like these games?

My favorite mission is the one in which the player needs to deal with the Nacom (war leader), while my favorite Yoda Stories mission is the one with the Death Star like station.

I find it really a shame there never was an editor for these games for us to make our own missions and puzzles with, expansions, sequels, or new entries in the series. (I would have liked to have seen an Original Star Trek series entry)
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:00 PM   #36
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This thread must probably have been done before as there are not that many Indiana Jones games to discuss but I hope the moderators won't mind that I open a new thread for it.
They do. Please use the search before posting.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:14 AM   #37
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Hey! Nice to see discussion about "Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures" again.
As you can see in my previous post, I'm still a big fan of this game, as well as the "Yoda Stories" video game. Wow- I haven't played either one in forever, but I do still have them- of course, while I might be able to run the CD for the Star Wars game, I don't have any way to run the 3 1/2 " floppy disk for the Indy game.
(Though I have looked into getting an external floppy disk drive just for fun to experiment with some old games I still have on disk... The local library had one I could use that hooks into a USB port and thus I was able to transfer some long forgotten files on old floppy disks a few years back- that was a fun trip.)

I like the idea about an editor for the games- that would have been really fun to create new worlds and storylines for both the Indy and Star Wars games.
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:10 PM   #38
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I like the idea about an editor for the games- that would have been really fun to create new worlds and storylines for both the Indy and Star Wars games.

Apparently there was one according to a fan site, at least one for the Indy Desktop game.

I would have loved to have made a story in which Indy has to fight a physical incarnation of Kulkulkan summoned by that Nazi general. (the fight would play out like that fight in the rancor pit in Yoda Stories, the big snake exploding into little snakes at some point)

Or a mission in which Indy has to infiltrate a German submarine base (I know the German Navy did not have submarine bases in Central America, just some artistic freedom on my side)

So many improvements I would have liked to have brought over from Yoda Stories such as various weapons in each story (Lugers, German Machine guns, Bow-and-arrows, and Spears would have limited use like the Blasters and Blaster Rifles in Yoda Stories, and there would now also be grenades)
And perhaps some more supernatural entities

heh I would not have minded to see or create a Desktop Adventures 2 with similar graphics to the first game (or cartoony ones), but perhaps loosing the grid movement gameplay.
And perhaps Indy would operate out of Barnett College, from there going to Central/South America, North Africa/South Africa, Europe, and Asia.

And the same of course for Yoda Stories, adding volcano planets, ocean planets, city planets/floating cities, the death star

Or that Star Trek Desktop Journeys idea, the player assuming the role of a pint sized James T. Kirk, interacting with Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu, and Spock, and meeting other familiar faces like Kor, Koloth, Harry Mudd, Trelane, Andorians, Gorn, Klingons, Orions, Romulans, Tellarites, Tholians, and androids, and Nomad units.

Perhaps even a little mini game in which you get to fly the Enterprise and have to fight various starships such as Klingon D7s, Romulan Warbirds, and even the Doomsday Machine.

Darn, I am completely nostalgic again for games that only make up a couple of MBs.
I have seen so many magazines and game review websites put these games down for not being full installments in their respective series, and yet so many gamers look so fondly back at them.
I really wish Lucasarts had continued the Desktop game series as they had a lot of potential.


Frustrating that one can not send PM's on this forum as I would have liked to have send you the link to that file I mentioned in my own post (Windows 3.11 on Dosbox, pre configured with Indy Desktop)
I rather don't do something I might get in trouble with with the moderators like posting the link here directly (even though the game is abandonware and you own it legally)
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Old 04-24-2017, 12:31 PM   #39
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Apparently there was one according to a fan site, at least one for the Indy Desktop game.
Do you have a link for this? I would be interested in checking that out.

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Frustrating that one can not send PM's on this forum as I would have liked to have send you the link to that file I mentioned in my own post (Windows 3.11 on Dosbox, pre configured with Indy Desktop)
I rather don't do something I might get in trouble with with the moderators like posting the link here directly (even though the game is abandonware and you own it legally)
I appreciate the thought. Yeah, I bought both games when they originally released in the mid-90s and I still have the games and boxes and all. When I get a chance, I'll have to pull them out and see if I can run them again. I'm pretty sure I was able to pull over the Indy Desktop files from my disk to have on CD a while back, so I could run the game.
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Frustrating that one can not send PM's on this forum...

For the record, you can. Look under "Quick Links" at the top of the page, below where it says "Welcome, The Dutch Ghost."
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:01 PM   #41
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Do you have a link for this? I would be interested in checking that out.

Well I can give you think link to the site but it is only mentioned in passing that there was such a program http://www.lby3.com/indy/index.html

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I appreciate the thought. Yeah, I bought both games when they originally released in the mid-90s and I still have the games and boxes and all. When I get a chance, I'll have to pull them out and see if I can run them again. I'm pretty sure I was able to pull over the Indy Desktop files from my disk to have on CD a while back, so I could run the game.

Desktop Adventures won't run on anything more advanced than Windows 97 or XP (I forgot which), and for Yoda Stories you need a special Wav.file for it to run on Windows 7 (I don't know if it works on Windows 10)

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For the record, you can. Look under "Quick Links" at the top of the page, below where it says "Welcome, The Dutch Ghost."

Ah thank you, I was looking under people's own accounts to see if I could send them a message, but it only mentioned Emails.
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