Diablo 20 Years Later

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It still runs! The original Diablo from 1996. I’ve been a diablo player from the early days. I built my first gaming PC to be ready for the launch of Diablo II (wow – 16mb of video ram was amazing). I spent countless hours learning and fidgeting with serial connections and networking to play these games.

I recently came across the original game concept documentation for Diablo (here is the PDF) and began to was nostalgic about the old games. A quick google search gets you a copy of the ISO on archive.org.

I launched Windows 7 in a VM and loaded the ISO. Instant Diablo memories. Oh, it’s also full-screen at 640×480 :-) The music and voice-over work is just as fantastic as I remember it.

Remember to use ‘P’ to pause your game and hit ‘ESC’ to save often! You will need to run back to town in order to heal (unless you have a potion handy) and you will need to load up that quick spell book.

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(also see, Brevik on Diablo at GDC)

More Shows to come…

Creating, recording and publishing is something I love to do. I’ve been a fan of podcasts since I discovered Dave and Adam’s first show. Distribution over the internet of real people’s conversations.

One of the challenges of  producing a high-quality show is keeping both the hosts and audience engaged. How do you do that? What keeps a mass of people seeking out your content? Looking for that continual entertainment?

My podcast partner and I have been trying out different approaches. The Indispensable Thursday show has been a high-quality entertaining show for 73 episodes. We just haven’t found a model to gain a large enough audience to monetize. In order for us to continue making funny bits, parody songs, skits, and bringing in guests we would like to earn a little income. So far, equipment, hosting, recording time, and everything else has been out of pocket. I really like The Indispensable Thursday show. We are going to focus on some other types of content.

We are looking at more episodic and scripted content. Our original plan was to do a show like our episode of All Things Being Equal. Writing a 20 minute script, recording, producing, and editing is a lot of work. We couldn’t possibly put out a show like that on a regular basis.

So we’ll work this year on some entertaining episodic show ideas, get together with some actors in the studio, produce a bunch of shows, and get back to you with a series.

Look for more content you will love from this creative team.

Sable

Episode 72 – The Boy and the Dead Gorilla

I’m shocked that this kind of language is happening on a podcast!

72 – The Boy and the Dead Gorilla

Episode 71 – Elizabethan Steampunk Load

This week Dave was all dressed up! With a new HD camera for YouTube we’ve managed to step up the show’s production quality while keeping the sound pristine and keeping things funny! Enjoy Dave’s blazer.

71 – Elizabethan Steampunk Load

Episode 70 – The Tao of Dollemore

This week we had fun when friend of the show Jesse Dollemore dropped by and decided to sit in with us. We got at least one good joke in this week. What do you think about the men’s cologne discussion?

70 – The Tao of Dollemore