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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:45 pm 
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I'm not sure if this is a secret that Cyan wants out (Don't worry, I found them on accident, and my findings expanded from that point on from deductive reasoning!), but I believe I have found the real-life brand of the elusive D'ni Goggles that were used not only in Riven, but in Uru!!! (and possibly Myst V as well, haven't played it yet.) And just to let you know, the goggles used as props in Riven are NOT welding goggles.

I didn't know they still existed! I thought the goggles used in Riven were as old as they looked (at least 60 years old.), and were the extremely rare kind! Thankfully, while perusing through eBay for another pair of D'ni-like goggles, a kind soul posted THESE goggles (AND I WON THEM!!!), and I found 3 different websites with all of the same type of goggle. :D

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0777575684


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Compare those goggles to these images:

Atrus' Goggles
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Gehn's Goggles
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I would have posted this sooner, but I didn't want anyone to steal my chance at getting my own pair of D'ni Goggles :P In fact, while I was drafting this post [on June 20th], the bidding period still had one day to go.

The brand is Cébé, a French company that produces more recognizable single-lens and metallized-lens snowboarding goggles.

In fact, the goggles are the exact same in Uru!! The Cébé logo, believe it or not, is actually present on the texture used for the goggles(!!!), but it's very small, and very compressed, so as to be barely readable.

The goggles are different in Riven and Uru, presumably because they are of an earlier model. (My goggles have red X's on the headband but I can probably change that later.) UPDATE: I found a picture of the goggles that show the back of the strap clearly! The X's on the goggles are untouched!!!! This is the REAL DEAL!!! 8))

Unfortunately, while they're not rare, the goggles are hard to find. I don't know of any other websites that sell them, but if you find a good pair that aren't too expensive, I suggest you take the chance! (Mine cost approximately $42!)

Just a bit my idea, in light of this, I present a motion that the word for "goggles" in D'ni should be "saybay". (sAbA) :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:11 am 
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Cool! Very cool; I assume Cyan probably used them as props in Riven, but worked something out when they used them in Uru, especially if it has a logo somewhere in the texture file.

Looks like the company stopped making these back in 2007, and now works exclusively with Sunglasses and Snowboarding goggles. Sad, because I'd purchase a pair immediately! :)

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I'm guessing this was that secret you were torturing people with the other night. :P

Nice find. ;)


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Wow, this really made my day. I always figured the D'ni goggles were specially-modified flight or motorcycle types, but you found the exact brand! I know this will eat me up inside until I find a pair, I've always been a huge fan. ;)

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It seems a certain boy wizard also wears those goggles :lol:

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Hogwarts has connections to the DRC? Well, that'd explain D'ni tech. Magic!


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Tomala wrote:
I'm guessing this was that secret you were torturing people with the other night. :P

Kohdi wrote:
Wow, this really made my day. I always figured the D'ni goggles were specially-modified flight or motorcycle types, but you found the exact brand!

Trekluver wrote:
Looks like the company stopped making these back in 2007, and now works exclusively with Sunglasses and Snowboarding goggles. Sad, because I'd purchase a pair immediately! :D


Tomala: Yes, I wanted to tell people about it, but I couldn't reveal all the info (only that I had found something BIG) without compromising my chance for my own pair of goggles on eBay. :P (Hey, someone could have swiped them if I had told everyone!)

Kohdi and Trekluver: You MIGHT be able to find them, although they are hard to find. If you're lucky a few times, one of them might pop in on eBay. (However, the last one that appeared on eBay was almost exactly one year ago, June 21st, 2011.)

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"antique military mountaineering & motorcycle goggles" will get you real close to the goggles.

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I still had the link to where I got mine. They have the right lens holders but not the nice leather strap & backing.

http://www.steampunkemporium.com/store/002686S.php
http://www.gentlemansemporium.com/store/001805.php
http://www.steampunkemporium.com/store/001843S.php


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semplerfi wrote:
I still had the link to where I got mine. They have the right lens holders but not the nice leather strap & backing.

http://www.steampunkemporium.com/store/002686S.php
http://www.gentlemansemporium.com/store/001805.php
http://www.steampunkemporium.com/store/001843S.php


AWESOME!!! Thank you times a million. I am putting this on my wish list immediately! :D

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This is so great!!! Semplerfi, I've never seen someone looking so completely
like his/her avi like you ... Great picture in nature btw with sunny and shiny
colors, you can almost smell the summer breeze and the greenery ... :D

The goggles you've posted look awesome and are quite affordable ... :P

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Those Googles remind me the ones my GrandPa used when he was working at the French National Railroads Company.
They were similar but made with chromium plated steel, but the general shape was almost the same.

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If anybody is interested in these goggles at a good price:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cebe-500-goggle ... 59&vxp=mtr


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I WAS GOING TO POST THAT!!! :P (But I didn't want to incite a bidding war. :roll:)

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T-Squared wrote:
I WAS GOING TO POST THAT!!! :P (But I didn't want to incite a bidding war. :roll:)


Yeah, man, thanks for telling EVERY MYST FAN YOU KNOW to come and bid on these! :P

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HarveyMidnight wrote:
T-Squared wrote:
I WAS GOING TO POST THAT!!! :P (But I didn't want to incite a bidding war. :roll:)


Yeah, man, thanks for telling EVERY MYST FAN YOU KNOW to come and bid on these! :P


I was wondering where all those new watchers and pageviews came from. Now it makes sense. Crap, I was really hoping to win those!

These goggles are actually a lot rarer than I thought they'd be. I've been stalking eBay for half a year and this is only the third pair to show up...


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