Friday, February 27, 2009

Pegasus Prime for only $249.99!?!?

Why blow 250 bucks on a Wii when you can get this rare and obscure game for Mac OS 7.5 on eBay instead... and it's not even the mythical Japanese Playstation remake of The Journeyman Project! There's even a 3 month payment plan.

What a bargain!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Journeyman Project 3 version history

Since folks have asked about the various releases of "J3" leading up to the new Mac OS X version:

Hybrid CD-ROM (Feb. 1998) - First commercial release included 4 CDs (with printed manual) that support Windows 95/98 and Mac OS 8.1-9.2. Vertical resolution of video playback was constrained by bandwidth limitations of CD-ROM drives at the time.

DVD-ROM for Mac (May 1998) - Bundled with the first Apple PowerBooks to feature a DVD-ROM drive. Supports Mac OS 8.1-9.2. Contains exactly the same graphics files as the CD-ROM version, but all the files have been consolidated onto a single DVD, eliminating disc swapping.

Enhanced DVD-ROM for Windows (Sept. 1998) - Limited commercial release supports Windows 95/98 and supposedly runs on XP with acceleration options turned off (no word on Vista yet). All the graphics have been remastered so that video plays back at twice the resolution of the original version while still fitting on a single DVD. Also includes MPEG-2 versions of the Legacy of Time and Riven trailers that can be played back on a standalone DVD player. Although this version only contains an installer for Windows 95/98, the application from the above Mac DVD-ROM is compatible with this disc.

Trilogy CD-ROM (March 1999) - The version bundled in The Journeyman Project Trilogy is exactly the same as the original hybrid CD-ROM, so the Mac OS 8.1-9.2 installer is included (just for The Journeyman Project 3) even though the Trilogy box is specifically labeled for Windows. The manual is included on a separate disc in PDF format.

Anniversary DVD-ROM for Mac OS X (Jan. 2009) - Limited release supports Mac OS X 10.3.9 and later (including Intel Macs) and includes the higher-resolution remastered graphics along with other enhancements such as resolution switching and an additional easter egg. Includes manual in PDF format, but does not include MPEG-2 trailers. Release momentarily delayed pending outcome of video playback bug in QuickTime 7.6. (read on below)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Cat's out of the bag...

MacGamer (and IMG) posted previews of the Mac OS X version of The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time that even runs on Intel Macs. A very limited number of these anniversary edition DVD-ROMs were distributed among the Presto Studios alumni.

However, we're working through a playback bug that popped up in the most recent update of QuickTime before offering the game to the public. Unlike other unrelated games that have reportedly crashed with QuickTime 7.6, the effect on The Journeyman Project 3 has been limited to cosmetic issues.

Check out additional discussions at Inside Mac Games, Insanely Mac and GameSpot.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Gene Andrews' iPitching Guide

Geno Andrews (the composer of the first Journeyman Project) and his brother Ryan have created their first iPhone app for golfers at This handy program utilizes data drawn from the experience of their father, amateur golf champion Gene Andrews.

Having been in the works for so long, what features would you like to see in The Journeyman Project: Pegasus Prime?

Which part of The Journeyman Project music would you like to see released in a new soundtrack?

Would you be interested in buying The Journeyman Project soundtracks?

On what system did you first play The Journeyman Project?


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