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iPhone: The Quest

07-04-2010, 11:14 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,575
How can I get the jeweler in Vastares to talk?
my perse..... is 30. but she wont talk

Last edited by pka4916; 07-04-2010 at 05:01 PM.
07-04-2010, 11:44 PM
What's your persuade skill level--that isn't all it's based on but it would help me. : ) Did you talk to the Nogur?

07-04-2010, 11:46 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 107
This looks delightfully retro.. Insta-buy
07-04-2010, 11:50 PM
Originally Posted by Elendil / Redshift View Post
You can buy the official expansion on our website (www.redshift.hu) and Zarista Games' expansions on their website (www.zaristagames.com).

All expansions were released on PC/PPC/Palm first. Although the iPhone versions received lots of fixes (and in case of some of the expansions of Zarista, extensive overhaul/rewrite).
The rewrites we did for iphone/ipod were to make sure they offered something different to the players who had already played on pc/palm/ppc.

It doesn't mean the pc/palm/ppc versions are inferior--only that the iphone/ipod version are different to make them not ho hum for those who had already played them on pc/palm/ppc but wanted to play them on their new devices and still have some easter eggs to find. : )

However, Asteroids is completely different and so will be Ratz, Tower in Your Pocket because I got some really cool new graphics and wanted to showcase them--so we did a little bit of a rewrite. : ) I hope the new monsters in Ratz work--I won't know until iphone/ipod testing is over.
07-05-2010, 12:00 AM
Originally Posted by spacecowgoesmoo View Post
IMO, paying $10 or so for guaranteed admission to beta test an awesome game is well worth the price.
If you have a pc try playing the Quest on it. It's so beautiful and you can save all your save games---

As it turns out I have enough testers. : ) But thank you so much for your view. The problem is that I could not have more iphone testers because there is some kind of limit.

And I needed new ones because many of my old testers had new commitments.

Whether you are aware or not and probably most people are not aware, the Zarista expansions have always evolved in part based on creative input from the testers and the community. You can see that in the game.

So I need to encourage new testers so the game evolves in that same creative way. Because we try to make a circle with you the community so you are involved.

Do we need to do it that way? NO. We have enough creativity I think on our own but it's not the same thing. Our expansions are infused with the breath of our players. And we want to keep it that way no matter what we have to do.

It's a community of creativity that keeps giving back to those involved and to the players. It's a circle of creativity.

If we can't do that there is no point in our making new expansions.

We will have to stop.

But I'm not Redshift so I can't give away free copies of the Quest for PC to my testers. : ) I bought a few licenses. I wouldn't mind buying more but I think it's wonderful for someone to have a copy of the Quest for PC and you support Redshift by buying it.

I know I made a big hole and put my foot in it somehow. Thanks for getting the drift and helping me pull my foot out. : )

I started out making free expansions for Redshift's Legacy and then got involved in the Quest and then I got involved in a partnership with Dr. Vlad that turned out to be Zarista and it was always my great joy to involve as many people as wanted to get involved. So the day I can't involve people in that way is the day I can't make any more expansions.

I have to be able to continue the joy or it won't work for me anymore.

Some of my closest friends are people I've met betatesting. : ) And they have had, I think, a chance to express themselves in a way that was important to them and you, the players, got a lot out of it as much as they did--but they got more.

Because not everyone can do what they love and they got that chance and we gave it to them. And I'm thankful I was able to do that and have that kind of circle of joy.

I know it's important to do what you love and what interests you cause Redshift gave me that chance---to do what I love. ; ) So I try to give it back to others who are interested in that type of creativity.

Last edited by Catacomber; 07-05-2010 at 12:38 AM.
07-05-2010, 12:26 AM
Not to be short-listing, but mentioning:

Argimon (made his dungeons)
Martelius (made his dungeon)
Silvergirl (wrote her dialogues and quests)
OldShaman (is still coding fantastic new dungeons)
Gbol (whose music is superb--it was a side file on the pc)
Myrobotwillneverdie (testing superb)
Hawkfire with his nice priest graphics
Dea Firstianty for her nice quests
Lord Yuz for his fantastic quests and stories
Liz for her fantastic stories and quests
MulderzSiS (for her delightful dungeon)
Imran (for his delightful quest)
PointofLight (for his challenging quest)
Roland (for his fantastic testing and ideas)
DemanK (for his fantastic testing and ideas)
DetlevH (for his wonderful German language quest)
Demonstar (for his thoughts about evil items and wonderful testing)
Tux1212 (for his site that has so many maps and quest lists and hints)
Ghosthunter (for her wonderful quests)
Goldenghost (for her wonderful ideas)
Aslmentor (for his wonderful ideas)
Cfsdoc (for his delightful addition of having a doctor with certain presents for you)
Vaterguy for his personality : )
Freckles (for her best testing ever)
MamaOwl (for her best spelling errors and dialogue errors ever)
Michele_L (for her delightful puzzle and guides and overall commitment to helping in forums wherever they are)
and I could go on....you just have to read the credits books

That's what my testers do and that's why I need them. : )

And that's why I wanted you to be a part of it all. But I'm OK thankfully. : ) I had a nice response. : )

Last edited by Catacomber; 07-05-2010 at 12:33 AM.
07-05-2010, 09:18 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,575
Wow, looking nice.. Lot's of women seems like it. Good job ladies
Bought the PC version also, and starts indeed different as the Itouch version.

as far as the 1 quest. I forgot Noghur.. talked to him, and now I'm on my way again. It's not easy to start from scratch. Hopefully things will work out.
07-05-2010, 10:50 PM
I wonder how PC version would play on Windows 7 with touch enabled. : )

Anyway our next expansion for iphone/ipod---Ratz, Tower in Your Pocket will start from Matras and you should develop a new character to play it. You will not have to play the Quest through again to play it but you might want to go to Ratz--go back to Quest and back to Ratz.

If you use a more-developed, high-power character you can play it for the story and for the joy of being a god/goddess. I always liked that. : )

The value of starting over with a new character is that game response time should be very good and you can play as a magic fighter and actually kill with magic. The higher levels somehow compromised this and game response time got a little slower. I know some people would say a lot slower. : )

Last edited by Catacomber; 07-05-2010 at 10:52 PM.
07-05-2010, 11:39 PM
Originally Posted by pka4916 View Post
Wow, looking nice.. Lot's of women seems like it. Good job ladies
Bought the PC version also, and starts indeed different as the Itouch version.

as far as the 1 quest. I forgot Noghur.. talked to him, and now I'm on my way again. It's not easy to start from scratch. Hopefully things will work out.
Would you like to try to test Ratz--if you have PC version? I have enough--but enough is never enough. : ) And then it will be easier for the iphone/ipod testers to pick up where pc testers leave off.

No pressure. : )
07-06-2010, 06:17 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,575
Sure, I can do that.


The new 8.2 enables file sharing for your save games.

I can't find it? I have Itunes 9.2 IOS 4.0 Itouch 3rd gen. Windows PC. there is no Sharing ? and all versions are v8.2

this was the message

Greetings Quest Fans,

We are pleased to announce that with the new update (version 8.2), we have enabled File Sharing in The Quest / The Quest Gold / The Quest Lite (and all expansions)!

With this you can now freely copy your save files from/to the game using iTunes.

What you need:
- version 8.2 of The Quest (or Gold or any expansion)
- iOS 4 or an iPad (with iOS 3.2)
- iTunes 9.1 (version 9.2 is the latest)

If all the requirements are satisfied, just plug in and select your device in iTunes, go to the Apps tab and then to the File Sharing section. If you select a Quest app on the left, you can now save ("Save to...") or restore ("Add...") your save files. The Quest save files are called "TheQuestSaveX.pdb", where X can be any number from 0 to 20. Number 0 is the autosave, the rest are the regular saves. (Please ignore all other files. They are used by Playhaven or Crystal.)

The Redshift Team