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Crazy Machines II - Even more puzzle greatness

Vladimir7Vladimir7 Registered User regular
edited June 2008 in Games and Technology
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Name? CRAZY MACHINES II!
Type? Puzzle
Release Date? NOW
Where? STEAM!
Price? $19.99
Demo?HERE
Manual?HERE
System Requirements? LOW
OS: Windows Vista/XP/2000
Processor: Pentium 4 or better
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9 compliant card NVIDIA GeForce 6600 series or ATI Radeon X700 or higher
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
Sound: DirectX 9-comp sound card
Hard Drive: 500 MB available disk storag

WTF IS THIS GAME?
If you have ever played, and enjoyed, The Incredible Machines series (and if you haven't, WTF is wrong with you?) than you are in for a treat.
This game has 200 puzzles of contraptions, and 150 tools of whackiness! This is The Incredible Machine on steroids!
A full Editor is available in game, and allows you to publish your puzzle to the rest of the world! So once you are done tackling the 200 levels, try some other fan made puzzles!

Here, let Valve explain it better:
Crazy machines 2 is packed with all new features to help you create your wackiest "Rube Goldberg-style" contraptions yet! All new elements, plus an amazing 3d physics engine lets you craft even more complex gadgets and effects. Go on tour with the crazy professor and put your skills to the test with challenges from around the globe. Travel, from the bazaars of Egypt to the white sands of the Caribbean, then blast off into space for an out of this world gaming experience. Check out the crazy machines community online! Post machines you've created and download those made by others. Compete for tropies and high ratings.

* All new "rube goldberg-style" puzzles
* Over 150 elements to create and destroy and 200 levels!
* World tour, online, and free-style modes
* All new parts- amazing lightning machines and laser beams!
* Hall of fame win a trophy for your contraption
* Fun for the whole family
* Join the online community!
* Incredible 3d graphics with brand new effects!
* Ageia PhysX hardware support

Screenshots of awesomeness:
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Video of pure win:
Having a problem starting the game?
Some people are having problems launching the game from steam.
If you are having this issue, try these steps

1: Install openal -- Go to your CM2 directory in steam (Steam\steamapps\common\crazy machines 2\Openal\oalinst.exe)
2: Install the Physx drivers (this is what fixed mine) http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/8.04.25/PhysX_8.04.25_SystemSoftware.exe
3: If you are running Vista, download the latest Direct X 10 here http://www.gamesforwindows.com/en-US/AboutGFW/Pages/DirectX10-a.aspx


One of the first game threads I made.. so if you want me to add anything... let me know!

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  • ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Wohoo! Thank you for the demo :D

    My girlfriend loved the screenshots but was really sad that there wasn't a demo so thanks a lot :)

    I'll try it as well!

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Bowling Ball Drops on Cat.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I love these kinds of games. Downloading demo, and I"m sure I'll buy it when I play it. :)

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  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I got interested in this game after getting hooked on Incredible Machines. But I didn't know it was being released on Steam. It's definitely worth checking out.

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Never heard of it but I'll give it a try, I do so love TIM. Where's Crazy Machines I?

    Speaking of which, where the hell is Incredible Machine XBLA?

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  • Vladimir7Vladimir7 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Zek wrote: »
    Never heard of it but I'll give it a try, I do so love TIM. Where's Crazy Machines I?

    Speaking of which, where the hell is Incredible Machine XBLA?
    Only way I found about about II is from the Steam ad today. This is a game made in Germany and than later released here, plus it is from a developer and publisher that isn't known at all... that is my guess why no one has heard of it.
    I may pick up CM1 + expansions after I finish these ones

    The other thing I like about this game, is it gives you hints or a full puzzle reveal that you can use if you are really stuck. However, if you use it, you do not get any points (I am unsure of what points are used for... I am assuming you just don't get a trophy once you finish the puzzle)

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