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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Feb 11 2018 - 06:34 PM

Recently some dedicated Bionicle fans got their hands on an alpha version of Bionicle: The Legend of Mata Nui, a game that was supposed to be released back in 2001 but was canceled and never saw the light of day. But now over at the BioMedia Project you can download Alpha v0.006 and play it yourself! This is pretty awesome news and certainly worth checking out. Hopefully it leads to some new insight and information about our favorite toy line!

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#2 Offline MrSciFiGuy

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Posted Feb 11 2018 - 08:48 PM

This is amazing and I can't wait. The levels aren't rendering correctly so I'll keep digging until I can find a solution


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Posted Feb 11 2018 - 10:44 PM

So excited to try this! Anyone got it working on Windows 10 yet?


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Posted Feb 11 2018 - 11:11 PM

So excited to try this! Anyone got it working on Windows 10 yet?

 

Heard some people were working on a port 


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Posted Feb 11 2018 - 11:48 PM

Can we say we've found the alpha version of the Holy Grail now?


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Posted Feb 11 2018 - 11:53 PM

Just for some clarification on the windows 10 thing. Despite not being listed last time I checked, Windows XP virtual machines DO indeed work if you are using Windows 10. My friend tested one and it did indeed work. You just need to figure out how set one up, which I do not know how to do yet but I will try to find out how to do in the upcoming days with the help of my friends. Shouldn't be too hard in fact. It will probably take only 1 or 2 days. (I did E-mail the Biomedia website about the VM thing and they did and notice it. I was apparently the first person to notify them about the VM so that is nice).

 

ALSO: In the meantime while you guys are waiting for that you can check out my friends soundcloud alt, he uploaded most of the LoMN game's OST there. Its all really good and most of the tracks are original made for the game: https://soundcloud.c...-nui-soundtrack

 

ALSO-ALSO: I am relatively new here with this being my fist comment/post thing so, Greetings Everyone! I will be trying to notify everyone about this Virtual Machine thing too. Like on other Bionicle related message boards as well.


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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 12:30 AM

Wonderful, been wanting this since I heard about all those years ago. Wonder how they got it?
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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 01:11 AM

Oh my god. I definitely need to get a Windows boot on my Mac so I can fulfill a seventeen year long dream.


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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 02:36 AM

Looks pretty cool; I watched some of the playthru earlier and it looks interesting, I would've gone absolutely bonkers over it 18 years ago! Now, alas, it might be a while before I can take time to see if I can get it to run. (For once, my machine will be too modern to play a game.) Listening to some of the soundtrack now, that's also pretty cool.

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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 04:53 AM

Holy ######, holy ######, holy ######. I am so excited. This is a an amazing time to be alive!!!


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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 07:15 AM

Although I hadn't heard about the game until a couple years after it got announced, I'm still very excited to finally play a semi-playable version of it. Hopefully one day we can find a complete version.


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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 12:28 PM

I thought we weren't allowed to get our hands on this! Of course, that was eight years ago. How times have changed! I'm definitely giving it a look! Maybe I'll recommend it to that Vinesauce guy or something, I dunno.


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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 12:35 PM

I mean I've been posting topics about this game since at least 2006, but...

 

What if the reason it got cancelled is because it kind of sucks?


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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 12:42 PM

I mean I've been posting topics about this game since at least 2006, but...

 

What if the reason it got cancelled is because it kind of sucks?

 

The alpha is certainly a janky glitchfest, judging by the stream. And I believe the prevailing theory among fans has been that it was canceled because of the studio's incompetence, Lego's official explanation non-withstanding.

 

However, the soundtrack that was just released is an entirely different story. It's absolutely fantastic, and easily in the top tier of all lego game soundtracks ever.


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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 01:34 PM

And I thought the release of the movie soundtracks was surprising! WOAH! Time to see if I can get this running through Wine on my Linux partition and/or running on my Windows 10 partition...


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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 02:36 PM

Have waited YEARS for this! So excited to try it!


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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 08:05 PM

Not to kill the vibe, but I caution you folks: several of my friends have experienced severe computer issues upon installation of the game, ranging from sporadic crashing to full on Blue Screens. 


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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 08:25 PM

Not to kill the vibe, but I caution you folks: several of my friends have experienced severe computer issues upon installation of the game, ranging from sporadic crashing to full on Blue Screens. 

 

Do you think that was caused by the installer or the game itself?

 

The installer seems super hacky to me. When I ran it on my decade-old Windows Vista laptop, when the time came for the installer to copy the game files under Program Files, it instead opened up a program for an old Epson scanner I still had installed. Bizarre, I know. My theory is that this is because the name of the executable for the scanner program happened to be ECOPY.exe, and the installer was searching the Program Files directory for the first program with "copy" in the name to use to copy files. Sure enough, I got it to work by temporarily moving the scanner program out of the Program Files directory.

 

Just thought I'd share this odd quirk. Reports of buggy behavior like this can be really helpful to people sometimes.


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Posted Feb 13 2018 - 12:51 PM

I've heard whispers of this game for years, can't believe the fandom actually pulled through and recovered this relic! It looks really rough but it's so quaint, like a glimpse into an alternate timeline where we might've played this and it might've shaped the story of Bionicle.


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Posted Feb 20 2018 - 03:00 PM

Thats Great! I heard of it in the 2001 comics and 2001 instruction manuals, but like concepts like Shadow Toa Ahkmou, it remained a lost idea. Cannot wait to get it on Windows 10! Guess I will resort to Windows XP Virtual Machine!


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