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When is placed Monkey Island 1?


#21

Can´t see a picture but I´m gonna assume it wasn´t an image of an early aeroplane.


#22

According to the link it must be a picture of a duck duck go - whatever strange animal that is…


#23

That is the question! :slight_smile:


#24

grafik


#25

Meh. I thought you would come up with something strange. Maybe from the The Simpsons. :thinking:


#26

That´s not strange enough for you?!

Ah well then… sigh


#27

@ZakPhoenixMcKracken: Do we have answered the question?


#28

I´m gonna say yes!

grafik


#29

My guess is that we haven’t, because he wrote that it should be in a date between 1560 and 1720, which was before late 1726.

BEEPING 6 years! :ransome:


#30

Yes, but according to the copy protection it can’t be before 1726. So @ZakPhoenixMcKracken: Why do you assume that it must be between 1560 and 1720?


#31

Depends on what year the copy protection takes place.

My guess on that would be 1990.


#32

Well, the game doesn’t necessarily take place in the year in which the copy protection was made. So it doesn’t imply that the story takes place after 1720.


#33

Why? I can see no such imprint there. the copy protection seems to be from a time when there was no copyright law. So, I agree with Someone that 1726 appears to be most realistic.


#34

Party pooper! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: (*) If it was printed in 1990 the copy protection was definitely a reprint. Otherwise there would be more/other important pirates on the wheel.

(*) Yeah, I’m using every opportunity to use that word!

But it can’t be after 1726 or early 1727.

(btw: Aren’t Guybrush and Elaine on the wheel?)


#35

Apparently the codewheel was originally written by a mad arab by the name of Abdul Alhazred in 730 A.D. …


#36

because the pirate era in the Caribbean was during that span of time :blush:


#37

Source?


#38

According to Wikipedia:

the Golden Age of Piracy spans the 1650s to the 1730s

But also according to wikipedia Ron Gilbert is a 7 year old circus hamster who lives in a treehouse in south eastern australia. So take that with a big pile of salt.


#39

Wikipedia


#40

Wouldn´t it be funny if @RonGilbert would just come along and drop a random year, because then @ZakPhoenixMcKracken would have to accept that as the Word Of God. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: