What a great game


There are very few games that hold the same level of sentimentality to me as the Sierra classics (Space Quest, Quest for Glory, King's Quest) But I have to say, this game is one of them. Although I didn't "grow up" with this game like I did with good ol' Roger Wilco, I first got this game in 1997 when the Cameron flick hit the theatres and I'm like the rest of the world I was knee deep in Titanic research. The level of detail always fascinated me, and very emersive atmosphere of this game makes it one that is always a joy to revisit, even if all the "surprises" are spoiled due to many replays. These days it's hard finding people to discuss games like this, and there surprisingly does not appear to be an official fansite or forum as exists for many other games, it's nice to know I can chat here. So, what drew all of you to the game initially and what is it that makes you keep wanting to go back and reexperience?
 
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I think what drew me to the game was that I was interested in Titanic before the game really came out. Too bad the only game set i have never worked good due to the way the game was put on the cds and it was prone to freezing up and some packs were ok and others weren't. But I cant complain cause my CD 1 has a crack from the center to the outside edge due to the cd getting so hot from use. Played it 30 mins and the cd was hot enough that you could use it as a heating pad for a few mins.
 
After more than five years of not being able to play this game due to compatibility problems with the computers I had upgraded to, a new software program allowed me to rediscover this all over again today. While computer graphics have changed a great deal in the decade since, and the limited mobility is still frustrating (compared to the smooth first person movements of recent Sherlock Holmes games) the strength of the story and the tense atmosphere that can be generated in the sinking sequence, even if it's all old hat to be able to figure out how to win the game, is still there.
 
Well I had to buy a specially designed "patch" from a guy who markets these things for old games that he's developed. He sells old/used copies of these games along with the necessary patch for Vista 64bit computers that will make them playable as before.

The guy is on e-bay with the name "digital-ostrich". He usually sells the game CD with his patch program but if you already own the game CD you can get the patch for a discounted price.
 
Just to add, I think I can furnish a copy of the program for Titanic if anyone can get in touch privately with me about it, now that I have the program on disc.
 
I had this game, and still have it sitting in my box of Titanic stuff. I do play it occasionally, although it always did have glitch problems, and it was better to save the game every few minutes or risk losing all the work you've done thus far.

Anyone else felt the music while on board was creepy, yet lulling?
 
I love this game - I finally looked up cheats to figure out how to win. It was really chilling to not make it onto a lifeboat. And I remember the music too. I agree, very very creepy. I wish they'd come up with a new version. I think I have two copies, was it on two CDs?
 
I love this game - I finally looked up cheats to figure out how to win. It was really chilling to not make it onto a lifeboat. And I remember the music too. I agree, very very creepy. I wish they'd come up with a new version. I think I have two copies, was it on two CDs?

Yeah, it did. You start off on CD 1, switch to CD 2 for most of the game, and then switch back to 1 for the the last half of it, IIRC.
 
I played the game again yesterday for the first time in a couple years. Thank goodness my "patch" still lets me do it and with double disc drives there's no delay in the changeover sequences. The look of the game is more dated now, but even though I have played it probably dozens of times since I first got it, I still get the air of tension and thrills when it shifts to the sinking sequence. Even though I have the procedures of what to do down pat, whenever I have to go down to the Turbine Room during the sequence I feel the sense of worry of being trapped far below decks if I don't move quick enough.

This game was a triumph of ingenuity in writing/creativity and appreciation for Titanic history. The pity is that unless you get a patch from someone who made one on their own or find other complex ways, the ability to keep playing this game long-term is going to be tougher and tougher with new computer systems. I would like to see the basic game reissued in a new format at the very least to ensure its durability.
 
If anyone has the patch that would let me play Titanic: Adventures Out of Time on a Windows Vista 64-bit pc, please send me a private message.

This is far too good of a game to go unplayed.
 
If anyone has the patch that would let me play Titanic: Adventures Out of Time on a Windows Vista 64-bit pc, please send me a private message.

This is far too good of a game to go unplayed.

After about a week of pulling my hair out frustration I got it to work with VirtualBox flawlessly. It does take quite a bit of setup to get the program set up but I've used it for other old school games that I hadn't been able to get working on my Win 7 machine.
 
Since I still occasionally get contacted on eBay regarding the "patch", I thought I would post to this thread. Please don't contact me on eBay; instead, you may contact me through this website or send a direct email to SUPPORT at my domain, DIGITALOSTRICH with the COM suffix.
 
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