Black and White - it knows your name!
Okay, okay, I can sympathise with those who think I've lost my mind. This really happened... When I was playing (on land 3) earlier this evening, I heard a whisper (kind of like the incredibly creepy "death" whispers but in a male voice - if you've got the game you'll know what I mean) and it was my name "David"... Jesus. That made me f*!king jump I can tell you!
I checked out this thread on the B&W messageboards at boards.bwgame.com to make sure I wasn't losing my mind:
What an amazing game.
That's freaky as hell.
/me now requires all the willpower he could ever possibly have to not play the game till summer.
The resulting addiction would surely ruin any life i once had. So i'm gonna try to wait till summer when i have nothing to do.
"I got this great idea for a movie. It'll be about these two guys, and they have the party of their lifetime. But when they wake up, they can't find their car! I think i'll call it, 'Where's my car, dude?'"
Hey, unordinary names can come in handy sometimes!
• An Underground view of Thief
• Dark Engineering progresses
• Madness down the Rabbit Hole
• All the latest Conspiracies
And a master plan to rule them all.
Same here. I had to pour Holy Water all over my computer to exorcise the demon that had surely taken residence within
But HOW does it know your name?
And someone tell me, does the game have "Greg" in it? I wanna be freaked out too!
"I'm not waiting for the answers on a sunday afternoon. I'm just too drunk too remember why i always slip through. The drugs and fake ambition have been helping me to hide. But it's the endless television that has kept me inside. Where does it stop? Where does it end? Where do we go? Why am i always complaining? I can be good, i can be bad, i can be loved. But everything's gone black. You're looking for that sun, you're looking for that light. Lonely, you're not the only one to feel this way. Big green monkey, everyone's a junkie."
It may be from the registration, or... Remember when you installed Windows, it asks for Your Name, Company Name, etc? It might be peeking at that, too.
Some people over on the bwgame.com forums say that it's just to do with what you call your god and/or creature. I called both of mine "David" so maybe that's how it worked it out. However, someone else said that he called neither his creature or god by his own name and it still said his name so that was when the registration theory came about - either registering online or what you typed when you registered your computer. Remember, this game also has access to your Outlook Express address book so it's not exactly dumb.
It also seems to pick the closest name it can find to the one you typed in. Someone else said he had called his god "ATARIAN" but the game whispered "Adrian"...
The file with all the names in it is at this location (if you've got the game). The names are in MP3 format and the file can be opened with winamp:
C:\Program Files\Lionhead Studios Ltd\Black & White\Audio\Dialogue\Guidance.sad
The list of all the names is quite long but I couldn't see a Greg in there. Anyway, if you're interested it's at the following URL:
I think the game looks at what name Windows is registered under, as the game is registered in my girlfriends name (as it's her game), and we haven't used our real names for the players names, yet the game still whispers my name. Strange.
Too much shroom tea is not good.
You guys need to cut back.
"I despise you all....
And I dont even know you yet."
hmm, i hope it's from the name windows is registered in. then i'll hear a voice whispering SHODAN, hehe. cool. i'm just on the 2nd island though. 3 more villages to convince...
I'll propably never hear how it would manage "Ville", as it mysteriously teleported me back to land 2 (from land 3), and I find the single-player game so irritating I completely lost intrest.
Wish they'll put out more skirmish maps .