(Following Info taken from the Wiki)
Obsidian is an
Based on a game design outline by VP of Development/Creative Director, , and written by Howard Cushnir and Adam Wolff, the genre of the game was a first-person 3-D , with a large element. The puzzles were designed by , Howard Cushnir and Adam Wolff. The soundtrack was developed by .
The game spanned five CD's, and featured pre-rendered environments, audio, and full-motion video (both live action and CGI). The strategy guide included numerous small essays throughout the book, providing background on such subjects as nanotechnology, , and the nature of artificial intelligence.
One of its notable puzzles was a mini-game which used a "twenty questions" algorithm (similar to what would eventually be used in ). The game came pre-programmed with a set of guesses, but after losing it would ask the player for criteria that would have led it to a correct guess—and then recorded that information into a text file. Because of this, the game was able to (theoretically) "learn" how to become so good as to beat the player every time.
Although Obsidian did not fare well commercially, it was lauded by critics such as those from
Obsidian was a runner-up for 's 1997 "Adventure Game of the Year" award. The editors wrote of Obsidian, "[W]ith a great story, clever puzzles, psychedelic graphics, and an irreverent sense of humor, this futuristic paranoid fantasy is an unexpected delight."
- Installing - Starting the game - Sound effects - moving between areas - in-game item interaction - Saving, restoring - Quitting
What does not
Program must be run in 16-bit color mode.
Program claims to work best in 640x480 but setting that may cut off part of the screen in game, so set your resolution higher to get the full display.
What was not tested
Extended Play, moving to CD's 2-5.
To setup 16bit color I modified the xorg.conf as follows: create file if not already available: sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf enter following into file as is: Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Monitor "Configured Monitor" Device "Configured Video Device" DefaultDepth 16 EndSection Save file and restart.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 11 2017||2.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Terry Eck|
|Show||Arch Linux||Apr 08 2013||1.5.27||Yes||Yes||Silver||Matt Keefo|