PNG celebrates the year of the Schafer

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While I realize that we are a little late for the Chinese New Year celebration, I wanted to announce that 2009 is officially the “Year of the Schafer.”  Do not be fooled by the fancy paper place-mats in your local dim sum shoppe, it is hardly the year of the Ox, unless Ox is short for Brütal Legend.  Unlike past years at PNG, there will be no parades, fireworks, or 15 man paper-mâché dragons.  No, this year we get serious.  In order to celebrate this truly auspicious occasion, we will be playing the entire Tim Schafer catalog.  From his the humble beginnings at LucasArts Entertainment to his somewhat less humble position at Double Fine Productions, we will follow each step that Mr. Schafer took in his journey to Nirvana.  I invite you too, dear reader, to follow in The Schafer’s footsteps.  Join me after the break for further enlightenment.

These are the steps towards Enlightenment:

April

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Secret of Monkey Island (Lucasfilm Games, 1990)

May

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (LucasArts, 1991)

June

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Day of the Tentacle (LucasArts, 1993)

July

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Full Throttle (LucasArts, 1995)

August

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Grim Fandango (LucasArts, 1998)

September

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Psychonauts (Double Fine Productions, 2005)

October

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Brütal Legend!?!  (Double Fine Productions, 2009?)… we can only hope.

Please feel free to acquire these games in a 100% legal manner and play them along with us as we celebrate the storied past and bright future of The Schafer.

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12 responses to “PNG celebrates the year of the Schafer

  1. What a fabulous idea! I am very envious.

    I must admit to never finishing Psychonauts at this point (but at least I bought it) I may have to get around to playing that when you do..

  2. i let some douche borrow my copy of monkey island 1 & 2 years ago and never got it back 😦

  3. I forsee a definite problem with running Monkey Island on Vista. Doesn’t it not like DOS based programs at all?

    • I am currently running it on my XP netbook. It runs well too. I picked up the majority of the LucasArts catalog recently, so hopefully I’ll be able to get/run them on the netbook. If i encounter any problems I’ll be sure to post how I got around them. Like you mentioned, running old games on new systems is way harder than it should be.

  4. i was able to run Quest for Glory on XP.

    On Vista, if you right click an exe, go to properties, is there a compatibility tab? I had to tinker with that to get those to run

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