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[Reminisce On] Nox

ZarcathZarcath Registered User regular
edited August 2007 in Games and Technology
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Nox is an isometric PC game developed by Westwood and released back in 2000. It's a lot like D2, except the PVP doesn't eat goat ass.

Nox can largely be described as an isometric pvp game. You have your choice of 3 classes and a variety of skills for each. The usual suspects are available for multiplayer maps, deathmatch, capture the flag, uh...more deathmatch.

The PVE storyline has something to do with an errant lad being flung into an alternate deminsion of somesort and having to do battle with an evil necromancer woman who's into bondage gear. None of this is actually important but it's a good excuse to post up some titays.

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EA no longer supports Nox's online servers, the only MP available is through Hamachi.

Many Nox players suffer from missing CD-Key syndrome. It's been reported that if you own any of Westwoods more recent CnC games, you can input those keys for Nox and it'll work.

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I fondly recall playing the Warrior and using the grapple/charge combo to gib hapless fools. I believe we've tried to get a GAME ON going before.

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Since Westwood has disbanded and Nox is no longer officially supported by any of it's corporate associates, the game is considered abandonware! The laws of man need not apply!

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  • KimFidlerKimFidler Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Nox was a thing of beauty back in the day. Picked it up for $5 and it was worth every penny.

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  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Mmmmm.

    This thread is Noxalicious.

    But, it needs more facts and less rumors.

  • ZarcathZarcath Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    imma chargin my cds now for indepth investigation

  • NamrokNamrok Herndon, VARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I remember when I played a demo of that. It was good. Reminds of the days when it felt like Blizzard & Westwood were sparring, and had some good friendly competition going. Command & Conquer V WarCraft, Diablo V Nox, Blade Runner V WarCraft Adventures. Ok, so that last one never actually happened.

    Feels like a golden age of gaming has passed forever :( Westwood is just a C&C assembly line whore, and Blizzard is forever beholden to WoW.

  • ZarcathZarcath Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    rayofash wrote: »
    Mmmmm.

    This thread is Noxalicious.

    But, it needs more facts and less rumors.

    okay, confirmed for myself, the official servers are all down. Trying to register a new account just times out, and when you try to connect to patch it gives you an error.

    Looks like the only play available is through Hamachi.

  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Namrok wrote: »
    Westwood is just a C&C assembly line whore, and Blizzard is forever beholden to WoW.
    Starcraft 2?

  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Glal wrote: »
    Namrok wrote: »
    Westwood is just a C&C assembly line whore, and Blizzard is forever beholden to WoW.
    Starcraft 2?

    And Korea.

  • MayGodHaveMercyMayGodHaveMercy Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Man, I just wanted to lend my considerable (Read: complete lack of) Gamer Cred to this thread. Nox was so awesome. I played it back when it was new, and recently (1 year, maybe 1.5?) played through it again. Turns out, yes, it's still awesome.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    I loved the expansion pack they released later for free. Played it with my brother.


    It was basically Westwood's tribute to Gauntlet.

  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I remember buying this on a whim when it came out because it was made by Westwood Studios. The single player was pretty good, but the multiplayer, wow, very fun stuff. It pulled off deathmatch and CTF in a hack 'n slash game very well. It was a ton of fun.

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  • KyanilisKyanilis Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Oh man, I lost my NOX cds somewhere in one of my moves. I'm still sad about it. Thanks for reminding me :(

    Seriously, I remember playing through the game a couple times, some fun stuff, and multiplayer? YES, PLEASE.

    Except I never wanted to be a warrior since I wanted to discover new and exciting ways to get out of their grapple charge combo. Cause seriously, warrior grapple/charge + mage = dead mage. I also liked how mages could get a spell that would kill everything around them, including themselves. Damn it. I just liked mages!

  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I lent my single player and install disc to someone else, and kept the multiplayer disc, and never got those two back.

    Man, I loved that game so much.
    It was so good.

    Force of Nature. Fist of Vengeance. Shit, how young was I when this came out?

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  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I lent my single player and install disc to someone else, and kept the multiplayer disc, and never got those two back.

    Man, I loved that game so much.
    It was so good.

    Force of Nature. Fist of Vengeance. Shit, how young was I when this came out?

    hahah, the two main spells I used since I always played conjurer in multiplayer. It was fun (and cheap) to spam force of nature down hallways to kill people. Also in deathmatch, stun+fist of vengeance, haha loved that combo. Also, I liked either summoning a mechnical golem to wreck people randomly around the map, or summon four of those fireball throwing demons since they did decent damage and when they died, they exploded and caused even more damage. Man...I miss Nox multiplayer.

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  • FerrusFerrus Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    The MP. So many fond memories.

    One time I shot a crossbow right into some warriors face, killed him and the bolt burst right through him to hit a mage standing nearby killing him too! :lol:

    I would like to pause for a moment, to talk about my penis.
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  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ferrus wrote: »
    The MP. So many fond memories.

    One time I shot a crossbow right into some warriors face, killed him and the bolt burst right through him to kill a mage standing nearby killing him too! :lol:

    haha nice one. Warriors were annoying, seeing how as a conjurer you couldn't stun them, only slow them down with the spell. That and they could follow you through your teleport. Yet it was always hilarious when i was carrying a staff of Force of Nature and when a warrior, thinking he is all cool and bad ass war crying me so I can't cast....surprise bitch!

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  • mr_ekimmr_ekim Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I was actually thinking about Nox last week after playing some Titan Quest, but I've lost the game discs. I guess I'll have to go bargain bin hunting for this.

    Man, wouldn't it be great to see all of Westwood's games on Gametap or Steam sometime? Nox with some Lands of Lore would be epic.

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  • PejPej Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I remember playing both the single player and multiplayer demos quite a bit though I never got around to buying the full game. It's probably still on my Amazon wishlist in fact. :) Multiplayer was surprisingly fun!

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  • ZarcathZarcath Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I set up a Hamachi server

    PANox:wang

    can someone hop on and we can test out Nox LAN? 1.0, didn't update Nox yet.

  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dagnabit where are my Nox disks?

  • KyanilisKyanilis Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I would so be for that assuming I knew where my PAX cds might have gone.

    Argh, why must you taunt me so?

  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Installing now.

  • Anonymous RobotAnonymous Robot Registered User
    edited August 2007
    I am so up for some Nox once my net gets fixed. I actually made a Nox thread a few weeks ago.

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  • JAEFJAEF Unstoppably Bald Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I am so in on this when I get off work.

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  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    It keeps crashing when it tries to load the menu :( .

  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Fixed it, ran it in compatability mode.

  • ZarcathZarcath Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    hop on hamachi and see if you can join. Network Connection -> List

  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Zarcath wrote: »
    hop on hamachi and see if you can join. Network Connection -> List

    Nothing.

  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    Me and my brother also figured out that when you installed the game, sometimes it'd give you the Staff of Oblivion for multiplayer (as a debug option to spawn), other times it wouldn't be there.

  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ah, here's the patch it auto-installs: http://www.fileplanet.com/47675/40000/fileinfo/NOX-Quest-Add-on-Pack

    It adds multiplayer co-op quests. Awesome.

  • ZarcathZarcath Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    you're trying to join with 1.0 or 1.2 vers?

  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
  • warder808warder808 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I played and finished this about a year ago. This is a really really great game. I wish someone would remake it.

    I have limited hard drive space for a reinstall but I'll look.

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  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Install that patch that I linked to (the download should take less than a minute) and tell me the version number it shows on startup.

  • JustinChar99JustinChar99 Registered User
    edited August 2007
    I found my old Nox disc, but I don't have a CD key anymore, and I haven't bought any C&C games lately. Am I SOL?

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    Go buy the C&C collection (or Decade) and have fun. the Collection (Tib Sun, RA2, Renegade and all expansions that apply) is like 15$.

  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm so lonely :'(

  • JustinChar99JustinChar99 Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Anyone want to play on PANox right now?

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  • ZarcathZarcath Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
  • VhalyarVhalyar Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Conjurers were a blast online. Teleport + Poison for the suicide bombers is the best combo when trying to grab a flag.

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  • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I played the hell out of the demo before but never bought the game. I regret not buying it,

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