Comments on: Review: Serious Sam

Global Star Software has created a Palm version of Serious Sam: The First Encounter. This is another example of a PC game making the jump onto the small screen. It's a first-person shooter in which players must fight their way through lots of levels filled with monsters. World-class Palm-gamer Pepper brings us this review.
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Too easy?

I.M. Anonymous @ 1/22/2002 2:45:08 PM #
The only thing that I do not agree on is that the game is too easy(one of the listed cons). The health meter only goes up by itself if you play on tourist mode, normal and serious mode do not allow the same ease.

Cut down on space...

ssummer @ 1/22/2002 3:40:25 PM #
Serious Sam works great with PiDirect VFS (about the only prog I have found that actually does). I put the .pdb in a PiDirect directory and keep the (large) .prc in main mem. Saves a lot of space.

RE: Cut down on space...
digilaw @ 1/22/2002 8:49:44 PM #
Let me add that it also works with MSmount and Silver screen/OS 4. I put the large file (man it is large) in the MSMount directory and put the game file in the launcher directory. Using this method a huge game takes up no space unless you are playing it. Let me also add that I am using afterburner overclocker so that may be why, when running the game off the mem stick, the game runs very smoothly.

RE: Cut down on space...
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/26/2002 11:21:30 PM #
When I try to run the game off the card, (Main prog in Launcher, big File in /PALM/MSMount) I get a Fatal error when I try to start it...

I'm using MSMount, and Running Afterburner on a m505

Any Ideas ?

Great Game

I.M. Anonymous @ 1/22/2002 5:01:13 PM #
BUT I need a Pentium 4 and 256MB RAM to run the thing! A Palm 33Mhz/8MB 160x160 don't cut it.

When/if OS5/ARM comes this will be killer.

RE: Great Game
digilaw @ 1/22/2002 8:52:53 PM #
I am not clear as to why you say this. The game runs incredibly smooth on my Clie n760. As I posted above I am even running it off the memory stick and still it runs smoothly. What handheld are you using? Is it grey scale or an old processor based model?

RE: Great Game
I.M. Anonymous @ 1/22/2002 9:10:20 PM #
I'm running the state-of-the-art m505.

RE: Great Game
digilaw @ 1/22/2002 11:58:23 PM #
I see, that is strange. Well, as I said in the post above I am using an overclocker. Maybe that would help. It seems you like the game so maybe you should demo fastCPU and see if that speeds things up.


geekd @ 1/22/2002 5:02:10 PM #
How do you control it? Obviously you can't use the mouse for your view control like the PC version.

Is it all keys, or is the stylus worked in there somehow?

RE: Controls?
Pepper @ 1/22/2002 6:18:39 PM #
It is pretty much all done with the keys, although to switch weapons you tap in the grafiti area


I love my Palm . . . do you?


I.M. Anonymous @ 1/22/2002 6:52:01 PM #
crap game, not playable


popko @ 1/22/2002 8:19:18 PM #
Serious Sam for PC is a great benchmark. So I was wondering if there is anyway to banchmark Palms using Serious Sam for Palm.

RE: benchmarking???
I.M. Anonymous @ 1/23/2002 6:35:28 PM #
I got your benchmark right here

Problem with handspring visor deluxe

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/10/2002 8:20:20 PM #
Damn, them. They dont offer tech support. anyways, my prob is when i scroll down to it, when i hit the down button and it should appear on the screen, it causes a fatal error and makes me reset. i tried the full version and when that wouldn't work, the demo! AND STILL IT WONT WORK!!! anyone have any ideas where i can get help or anyone know what the problem is??? thanks

RE: Problem with handspring visor deluxe
Coyote67 @ 2/13/2002 5:52:25 PM #
I have this problem too. And its only on the visor, what the hell.

When you have a Clie shoved up your mouth, you can only talk in vowels.


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