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Old 2022-05-31, 04:11
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[2.21] Happy 25th Anniversary!

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By Ben Limare

We are super happy to announce that the updated versions of both TLBA Classic 1&2 are now available on Steam (and very soon on GoG and Luna).

To celebrate, we organize our first live on Twitch. We will be playing TLBA 2 Classic in New Game+ mode while presenting the team:
  • From 6pm to 7pm (CET), we will speak in French 🇫🇷
  • From 7pm to 8pm (CET), we will speak in English 🇺🇸
2point21 - Twitch
The new home of Twinsen’s Little Big Adventure. Twinsen and Zoé are (almost) back on PC and consoles!
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The content of the updates


Twinsen's Little Big Adventure Classic
  • Language select in menu
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud Saving
  • Controller Support
  • Input remapping
  • New Game+
  • Windowed Support
  • Hit by walls toggle on/off
Twinsen's Little Big Adventure 2 Classic
  • Language select in menu
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud Saving
  • Controller Support
  • Input remapping
  • New Game+
  • Windowed Support
  • Auto-centered camera in exteriors setting on/off
Have fun!
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Old 2022-05-31, 10:53
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Awesome!!

This auto-camera is a long-awaited feature I've always wanted

Thank you so much
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Old 2022-06-01, 00:39
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Are they available on GoG as well, or is that for later ?
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Old 2022-06-01, 09:52
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Looks to me like the GOG version has also been updated:
https://www.gog.com/en/game/little_big_adventure_2
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Old 2022-06-01, 13:47
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Did anyone tune in yesterday? I sadly didn't have time. Does it look like they managed to assemble a good team and that they are on the right path to creating something enjoyable?
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Old 2022-06-01, 14:16
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Yes, I watched the livestream. It was pretty cool, Didier was there, Fred too (although only for 2 seconds due to technical problems haha).
They presented some of the members of the team while playing a bit the new version of the game (with achievements and auto-camera).
They tried to answer some questions about the directions they're going to take.
Basically, it seems very open for now, although they have some concrete ideas already.
For example they mentioned they will drop the 'behavior' modes, but they found a new way to do it that will "pay a homage" to it.
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Old 2022-06-01, 19:40
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I must say, I'm sad about the midi music being cut out
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Old 2022-06-02, 12:17
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Awesome, looks like they're already better at getting things out of the door than the Duke Nukem Forever development team

For me I think an "easy" fix to make the game better would be to add a "fair" mode where Twinsen gets invincible for enough frames after being hit to be able to start a counter-attack. Or a "nightmare mode" where the enemies use path-finding to get to Twinsen.
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Old 2022-06-02, 14:25
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Well, to be "fair", you can use the defensive spell to get invincible already!
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Old 2022-06-03, 12:06
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If you press ctrl after hit you have instant recov anyway
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Old 2022-06-03, 20:13
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If you press ctrl after hit you have instant recov anyway
I've always wondered if this was intentional. It didn't look planned, but it was certainly useful
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Old 2022-06-06, 21:34
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Damn, I wish I had known that! I also heard that a lot of mechanics in games happened from bugs that turned out to make the game more fun or that served as inspiration
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Old 2022-06-06, 22:22
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You... you didn't know ?
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Old 2022-06-07, 11:05
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Yeah that could have saved me a lot of agonizing moments of getting hit over and over again without being able to react. But how was I supposed to know that?
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Old 2022-06-07, 13:32
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I don't know... Change from whatever mode you were in to sporty to run away, I must've found out like that.
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Old 2022-06-07, 21:48
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I don't know... Change from whatever mode you were in to sporty to run away, I must've found out like that.
yeah to not know that is kinda funny.

you also know that in lba1 in midair, if you turn, you can airdance?
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Old 2022-06-08, 13:10
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yeah to not know that is kinda funny.

you also know that in lba1 in midair, if you turn, you can airdance?
I didn't know that either! Above normal ground it's pretty boring, but above the water, wow!
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Old 2022-06-09, 14:08
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I didn't know that either! Above normal ground it's pretty boring, but above the water, wow!
try it
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Old 2022-06-16, 20:57
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I recently played through both of the new releases (just new game, not the plus).

LBA1 is still mostly the same except for the wall hit, and the ability to bind normal behavior action to a single key. Especially the latter is really welcome. They did introduce a bug though, the action key doesn't respond immediate after switching behavior. Which is kinda annoying when quickly switching to aggressive mode.

LBA2 has some significant chance with the auto center camera mode. I think the chase camera could do with a little more delay. But overall it was quite nice. However, using that mode with show significant rendering artifacts. For example, geometry culling close to the camera is quite aggressive and often removes parts which are still in view. With the static camera of the original LBA2 this isn't as noticeable. Further more, there is this classic PS1 wobble going on. So it makes me wonder if the fixed camera in the original was mostly done to hide these rendering artifacts, and not due to performance.
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Old 2022-06-17, 18:09
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I think from the making of video, what has been speculated about the outdoor camera in LBA2, is that the engine actually isn't able to draw the textures moving, so it just redraws everything at a fixed point.

Also, that bug introduced in LBA1 isn't specific to the action key, I experienced the same with the sword. Kind of annoying actually
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