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Memories of Double Aught.
Posted By: shinerDate: 10/22/01 6:50 p.m.

In Response To: Memories of Duality (eva05)

You've all brought back some great memories... those were good times.

I was lucky enough to hang out with the DA guys for a couple of years. They were so far ahead of their time it was scary. It was Greg's vision, David's artistic talent, Colin and Jihan's textures and maps, Courtney's music, and Chris and Nick's programming. There was so much talent assembled that to me, Duality was a golden child.

Honestly, there were times they didn't get along. I remember not knowing why everyone was pissed. I remember being told "don't worry about it" and "everything's okay". Unfortunately, I was just a spectator noticing problems, powerless to do anything. I guess some things aren't meant to be. No matter how perfect the team, no matter how perfect the talent.

Overall, I miss those guys. They were gifted and intelligent people making an incredible game. I consider myself lucky to be part of Duality, the best game never published. I don't know if all of DA would agree with that, but I had an unusual view. I was an outsider on the inside and I saw a game that could have surpassed what Marathon achieved. Who knows what could have happened afterwards.

BTW, thanks to this thread, I dusted off my Duality history disk. Cautiously I put it in my Dell. Gingerly, I launched the installer. For the first time in two years I launched the OpenGL version Duality. With my eyes closed I hit the "New Game" button. To my amazement the level loaded and played without crashing. It's playable with the current opengl and a geforce.

Hear that Guz? You da man. :)

Oh yeah.. I still use the PC in this picture... it's an accounting workstation and it still has a Duality sticker on it. [Jihan Kim & David Longo]


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Memories of Dualityeva05 10/20/01 6:10 p.m.
     Re: Memories of DualityHippieman [B.Org] 10/20/01 9:45 p.m.
           Re: Memories of Dualityeva05 10/20/01 10:57 p.m.
                 Re: Memories of DualityJohannes Gunnar 10/21/01 2:45 a.m.
                       Re: Memories of DualityHamish Sinclair 10/21/01 3:52 a.m.
                             Re: Memories of DualityJohannes Gunnar 10/21/01 7:03 a.m.
                                   Re: Memories of DualityREB 10/21/01 7:47 a.m.
                                         Re: Memories of DualityHamish Sinclair 10/21/01 8:00 a.m.
                                               Re: Memories of DualityREB 10/21/01 8:43 a.m.
                                                     Re: Memories of DualityHamish Sinclair 10/21/01 11:18 a.m.
                                                     Re: Memories of DualitySteve Campbell 10/22/01 4:38 a.m.
                                                           Re: Memories of Duality•Mimer 10/22/01 9:59 a.m.
                                   Re: Memories of DualityHamish Sinclair 10/21/01 7:55 a.m.
                                         I remember reading that years ago! *NM*Still Thinking 10/21/01 12:18 p.m.
                                               Well it IS over three years old... :) *NM*Hamish Sinclair 10/21/01 1:12 p.m.
                                         A brief history of DA/DualityFinn Smith 10/21/01 1:16 p.m.
                                               Duality and Halo?!REB 10/21/01 6:20 p.m.
                                                     Re: Duality and Halo?!Soapstone 10/21/01 7:15 p.m.
                                                           Re: Duality and Halo?!Finn Smith 10/21/01 8:03 p.m.
                                         Good ol' AOL :)Miguel Chavez 10/21/01 10:16 p.m.
                                               Well wishes.Dispatcher 10/22/01 5:51 a.m.
                                                     thanksMiguel Chavez 10/22/01 6:34 a.m.
           Re: Memories of DualityAndrew Nagy 10/21/01 11:01 a.m.
                 Re: Memories of DualityRincewind MoG 10/21/01 2:32 p.m.
           The box MUST be found!Hamish Sinclair 10/21/01 11:14 a.m.
                 Re: The box MUST be found!Andrew Nagy 10/21/01 5:04 p.m.
                 Re: The box MUST be found!Speaker-To-Animals 10/21/01 7:30 p.m.
                 Tracking the Box...Hippieman [B.Org] 10/21/01 9:17 p.m.
     Re: Memories of DualityTasnu Arakun 10/21/01 3:09 p.m.
           Re: Memories of DualityFinn Smith 10/21/01 3:55 p.m.
                 Re: Memories of DualityHippieman [B.Org] 10/21/01 9:20 p.m.
                       Re: Memories of Duality•Mimer 10/21/01 9:29 p.m.
                       jodi.org, miscMiguel Chavez 10/21/01 10:13 p.m.
     Memories of Double Aught.shiner 10/22/01 6:50 p.m.
           Re: Memories of Double Aught.•Mimer 10/22/01 9:17 p.m.
                 Re: Memories of Double Aught.Steve Campbell 10/23/01 6:08 a.m.
           Re: Memories of Double Aught.Lophan 10/23/01 9:36 a.m.
           Re: Memories of Double Aught.jzero 10/23/01 9:54 a.m.
           Duality ScreensFinn Smith 10/23/01 11:05 a.m.
                 Re: Duality ScreensSteve Campbell 10/23/01 1:41 p.m.
     Re: Memories of DualityLoren Petrich 10/25/01 4:49 p.m.
           Re: Memories of Dualitywhocares 10/26/01 7:49 a.m.
     Re: Memories of DualityColin Kawakami 12/15/01 12:34 a.m.
           819 tips his hat (nt) *NM*Hamish Sinclair 12/15/01 12:44 a.m.
                 You don't know how your own forum handles "NM"? *NM*get azure 12/15/01 5:50 a.m.
                       I like WebBBS forum for that. *NM*Djof 12/15/01 11:00 a.m.
           Re: Memories of DualitySteve Campbell 12/17/01 4:41 a.m.
                 Re: Memories of Dualitygr 12/20/01 9:57 p.m.



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