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January 27th, 2021, 20:29
Matt talks about one of the best games ever made - Wizardry 6 - and how to play on a modern system:

Matt Chat 462: Wizardry 6: Bane of the Cosmic Forge

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January 27th, 2021, 20:31
It is really fun to play the whole trilogy Wizardry 6, 7, 8 with one party.
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Wizardry 7 has to be one of the hardest crpgs ever made, along with Wizardry 4.
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January 27th, 2021, 20:40
I played these game so often, that I know how to beat them. When you play them for the first time they are challenging.
You can make them even more challenging, if you avoid class changing.
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January 27th, 2021, 21:45
I don't class change, period. And yeah, the way to really enjoy these are to play them right in succession: six, seven, then eight, with the same party. It's a complete blast, and you'll love it!
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January 27th, 2021, 23:06
I've never experienced the party import thing. I've only played a bit of 6, and though I played a substantial amount of 7 a very long time ago, I never finished it. Yet 8 is probably my favourite all time CRPG!
How long do people think 6 and 7 would take to play through?
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January 28th, 2021, 00:06
Unfortunately I don't have time to watch this right now: is there something wrong with the GOG version if Matt has tips on 'how to play it on a modern system'?
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January 28th, 2021, 00:55
No - but the GOG version can be enhanced a bit.
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January 28th, 2021, 01:01
Originally Posted by Shagnak View Post
I've never experienced the party import thing. I've only played a bit of 6, and though I played a substantial amount of 7 a very long time ago, I never finished it. Yet 8 is probably my favourite all time CRPG!
How long do people think 6 and 7 would take to play through?
Wizardry 6: 50 to 60 hours
Wizardry 7: 90 to 110 hours
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January 28th, 2021, 01:32
Thirty years old. Computer graphics sure have improved. I don't have the patience to play that style any more, but at the time it was enjoyable.
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Unfortunately I don't have time to watch this right now: is there something wrong with the GOG version if Matt has tips on 'how to play it on a modern system'?
You probably need the automap mod (which also works with Wizardry 7):

https://www.moddb.com/mods/wizardry-6-automap-mod
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January 28th, 2021, 01:57
Loved Wiz 8, and it's still my favorite blobber of all time. I couldn't get into Wiz 6 or 7 though. They were just too dated for me by the time I tried them.
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January 28th, 2021, 16:53
In my teens I was strongly dismissive towards the sci-fi aspect of Wizardry games. Its pity this short-sighted attitude didnt allow me to enjoy the series then. Perhaps I should try go back to them when Im next time in mood for "oldies".
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January 28th, 2021, 18:30
If you're even feeling the slightest urge to try them, I'd say give them a shot. Yeah they are a bit dated, but if solid combat and exploration are things you enjoy, you're going to have a good time with these games. And the impact on the wallet shouldn't be too painful.
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January 29th, 2021, 18:46
I was feasting my eyes on the Wizardry 6 GUI, because its so expertly done. Real pixel wizards created it. The SNES-version.
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Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
I don't class change, period.
This is the way.

I finished Wizardry 6 a couple years ago, took a break and never continued with part 7. Maybe I should…
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This is the way.

I finished Wizardry 6 a couple years ago, took a break and never continued with part 7. Maybe I should…
At least part 8 is a MUST.
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January 29th, 2021, 22:42
You should do them both, Arhu. Call it gaming nirvana!
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January 30th, 2021, 16:48
Originally Posted by bkrueger View Post
At least part 8 is a MUST.
I did play Wizardry 8 a long time ago with three characters. Ranger, Fighter and Mage. Always wanted to get the full experience, though. Also, the elven bow that you have to carry over from one game to the other… I'm not sure about my party setup though. I like to play with my standard characters and in Wizardry I made some (for me) strange choices so - we'll see.

Are there good character editors for Wizardry 7 that let you change class, race and stuff like that?
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