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by Marco
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Paranormal/Occult/Horror Themed Games
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

Now, if it's any horror game that you're interested in, rather than just Lovecraft, I would give strong recommendations to The Abbey and Hampton Manor . Both of these are "modern", though about 15 years old now. Hahaha, yeah, "modern" is definitely in the eye of the beholder! I'm sure that some ret...
by Marco
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Paranormal/Occult/Horror Themed Games
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

About 2 years ago I posted a short list of various Lovecraft-inspired games that I've come across on the IF archive, over HERE . The big ones have already been brought up -- Hound of Shadow , Lurking Horror , and Anchorhead . Some of the others on the list are well worth checking out, though. To tha...
by Marco
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Paranormal/Occult/Horror Themed Games
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

Have you tried "Hound of Shadow"? It's a Lovecraft-themed game, supposedly pretty good, though I haven't done much of it yet.

Marco.
by Marco
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Private Messages
Replies: 0
Views: 2358

Private Messages

*DELETE*

Nevermind. I'll try reading the other things that are posted here before shooting my mouth off next time. :oops:
by Marco
Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Hezarin
Replies: 0
Views: 2617

Hezarin

If anybody has checked on the IF Archive lately, Richard Bos recently submitted a walkthrough to Topologika's Hezarin . This is an extremely large game, comparable to Acheton , and every bit as difficult and unforgiving (I've never gotten very far). http://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/phoenix/hints/...
by Marco
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: The modern era
Topic: Lovecraftian Games on the IF Archive
Replies: 10
Views: 5450

Sorry, but I still haven't done anything with this game. Too much on my plate at the present.

Is it any good so far?

Marco.
by Marco
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Transylvania II - Crimson Crown
Replies: 18
Views: 8022

Yes, thanks for the inside information. I had been thinking about trying to contact you, but I didn't know if you'd appreciate unsolicited emails from strangers asking about pirated copies of your company's software. If it's any consolation, the Penguin titles I played and loved in those days were a...
by Marco
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Transylvania II - Crimson Crown
Replies: 18
Views: 8022

Amby wrote:Wow, this one must be rare. Can't find it at Ebay, Amazon or Alibris...Don't suppose anyone here has one for sale?
Don't worry, it'll turn up on Ebay eventually. You just need to be patient.

(let's just not bid on it at the same time, though, okay? ;) )

Marco.
by Marco
Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Transylvania II - Crimson Crown
Replies: 18
Views: 8022

Yup, there's a volume 3. Don't know what games it covers, though going by the precedent set by the first two books, I'm guessing it's going to have all c64 and apple 2 games, with Infocom and Scott Adams adventures heavily represented. Maybe not, though, since the first two books covered most of tho...
by Marco
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Transylvania II - Crimson Crown
Replies: 18
Views: 8022

Another chapter in the saga of this mystery version. I recently bought off eBay Kim Schuette's The Book of Adventure Games volume II. One of the games that is mapped and solved is Crimson Crown , the first half only! It is cited as being by Penguin Software rather than Polarware. Here is what the en...
by Marco
Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: The modern era
Topic: Lovecraftian Games on the IF Archive
Replies: 10
Views: 5450

Lovecraftian Games on the IF Archive

Anybody else fanatic about H.P. Lovecraft like me? As important as his work was to the horror genre in literature, it always surprises me how few games there are that tribute Lovecraft. The best known commercial examples in the interactive fiction world are probably Infocom's The Lurking Horror and ...
by Marco
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Transylvania II - Crimson Crown
Replies: 18
Views: 8022

I tried out those instructions in AppleWin, and it worked quite well. The Crimson Crown version in question does not have any of the rooms from the second half of the game stored anywhere on either disc. I have been able to display all the rooms from the first half, though. So the question is why is...
by Marco
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Transylvania II - Crimson Crown
Replies: 18
Views: 8022

That's possible. My reason for thinking this might not be true is because that same file also describes a method for cheating by displaying some of the game's text and graphics. My AppleSoft Basic is very rusty, so I haven't yet gotten around to rolling up my sleeves and trying out any of his code, ...
by Marco
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Transylvania II - Crimson Crown
Replies: 18
Views: 8022

Small update on this problem. Completely by accident, I came across a solution for the game apparently written in 1985, which seems to have come from one of the old bulletin boards. The solution takes you right up to where the game stops and concludes with: Congratulations! End of Part I. (to be con...
by Marco
Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Help with Amistrad
Replies: 0
Views: 2463

Help with Amistrad

I'm trying to play the Amistrad version of Castle of the Skull Lord on Caprice. I'm not familiar with the Amistrad's operating system, so if a game doesn't automatically run when rebooting with a disk image inserted, I have no idea to proceed. Can anyone give me some tips? Thanks. EDIT: Nevermind. A...