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The infamous story of a trenchcoated sociopathic crack enthusiast and his worst week ever. Inexplicably resurrected in 2013 with a Steam release and further patching merging the original game and its Apocalypse Weekend expansion together with various little improvements here and there.
Unused textures and weapon animations.
- 1 Unused Voice Acting
- 2 Disabled Scripting
- 3 The 69th Achievement
- 4 Unused Text
- 5 Revisional Differences
Unused Voice Acting
There's a lot of this, and odds are I've included a few used lines by accident.
Present in Sounds/DudeDialog.uax is an audio file called "dude_scratch_temp". It appears to be one of the developers reading off various Postal Dude lines, presumably as a placeholder before Rick Hunter was brought in.
Apocalypse Weekend Movies
Full detail audio for all of the Dude's FMV dialog (which is normally both low-bitrate and mixed into the FMV audio) is present in AWDialog.uax. Of these, one line entirely is unused completely, intended for the Dude's dream sequence in the intro:
"Hey, former child star! Say that "Willis" thing."
The Proud City of Paradise
It seems at some point, the Dude would be a bit more vocal about his displeasure for Paradise and its inhabitants.
"Damn, do all these people look alike, or what?"
"Definitely some inbreeding going on here."
"Holy shit! I'm not racist! These people really DO all look alike!"
"Gyah, I feel like I'll get hepatitis if I touch anything in this fucking town."
"Geez, if the sheriff turns out to be Don Knotts I'm gonna kill everyone and then myself."
Evidently, the Dude was going to get a few cheap shots in at the new friends he makes on Wednesday.
"Hey look! It's Uncle Dad!"
"Grandfather of Jimmy Joe Billy Bob, cousin of Johnny Joe Billy Jimbo Bob!"
Playing as a pacifist involves a lot of lengthy, deliberately agitating lines to buy things.
"Hmm, a long line. I suppose it was inevitable."
"Geez, looks like a goddamn town meeting."
"Hooo, that's gonna be quite a wait."
Evidently, the Dude was planned to make fun of people turning down (or off) the voice volume.
"Does my voice annoy you?"
"Does my voice annoy you?"
"No really, does the sound of my voice get on your nerves? It bugs me sometimes!"
"A little scruffy."
"What for? All the cars in this town seem to be props anyway."
"Did I ask for cheese?"
"He didn't... I didn't..."
"Gee, that wasn't so awful."
Presumably, the walk home after completing your errands on Friday would have involved an extra map screen sequence and a special set of maps, as opposed to just setting you loose in an open world gone mad.
"Man, this apocalypse is some heavy shit."
"Mm, lemme fix that."
"I better get my ass home before some psycho shoots it off."
"Hmm, this seems like a good route."
"Damn, looks like it's not gonna be so easy to get home this time."
"Shit, how far away do I live, anyway?"
At some point in development there were plans for an errand where you deliver something to the arcade on Main Street, causing the police to surround it.
"I better drop this off at the arcade before anything bad happens to it."
"Damn, that stings!"
Things the Dude was supposed to say after, well, going Postal.
"Gimme some money!"
"Hey, I know, you've fallen and you can't get up."
"Here's some lead for YOU to recycle!"
"Here's your tax relief!"
"If there were stricter gun laws, this sort of thing wouldn't happen."
"I'm so wrong."
"I'm so wrong."
"I can relate, bro!"
"I didn't expect that."
"Nothing to see here."
"Hmm. Nothing a coat of paint and some antibiotics can't cure."
"Just call me Dr. Euthanasia."
"I'm bored already!"
The audio file "BritMaleDialog" contains voice lines for situations that Milo cannot normally get into, such as working as a cashier or asking Gary for an autograph. They can be heard in this video. https://youtu.be/Mb4Jk0nXa2Y
On the Main Street map, there's a priest NPC who tends to spend his time robbing passers-by. There is unused scripting, and even text for the hint system, where the priest would attempt to mug you after you fetched the milk from Lucky Ganesh on Monday. Why this was removed is unknown.
The 69th Achievement
Patch 1412 (released on Steam on December 13, 2013 and only available there as of this writing) added achievements to the game. The game was originally planned to have 69 achievements, but according to a developer, one was removed because it caused issues. A user at the game's Steam forums found a set of leftover achievement icons, and one of the developers confirmed that the achievement was related to the game being played on Linux. The textures are still in the game, but the achievement is not active.
Text for the achievement can still be found in GameTypes.u at offset 0x2D4FB:
Mr. POSTAL's Penguins Played the Linux version of the game.
This obituary is used in BaseFX.int for certain damage types (ExtinguishDamage, WindowJumpThroughDamage, UrineDamage, NoKillDamage, GonorrheaDamage, DogBiteDamage, and BloodNoKillDamage) that either do no actual damage or aren't present in multiplayer.
DeathString=%o said to %k to please rewrite this death string or remove it.
Present in inventory.int:
[TazerPickup] PickupMessage=OBSOLETE CLASS--THIS MUST BE REMOVED
From Postal2Game.int, for the dummied-out mugging on Monday (see above):
MuggerHint1=They sound serious! Better drop your MuggerHint2=money if you don't want to get hurt. MuggerHint3=Find the money in your inventory with %KEY_InventoryPrevious%/%KEY_InventoryNext% MuggerHint4=and press %KEY_ThrowPowerup% to drop it before they shoot!
Decreased the loading times, and added two new levels: Obligatory Sewer System and the Tora Bora caves.
The "Share the Pain" version (packed in with Multiplayer mode) comes with this one.
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