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by Mr Creosote
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Atari Legend external links broken
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Atari Legend external links broken

Their game search URI apparently changed, so all links go to 404.
by Mr Creosote
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last
Replies: 13
Views: 2403

Re: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last

:) Mostly the same here. Unless there is a special mechanic, like in Zombies, then I want to get a feeling for how this works and I give it a try.
by Mr Creosote
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last
Replies: 13
Views: 2403

Re: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last

How do you go about it these days? Do you actually roll a character, honestly calculate the fights, try your luck etc.?
by Mr Creosote
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last
Replies: 13
Views: 2403

Re: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last

I'm always a bit torn about these revivals. Eye of the Dragon , for example, was pretty awful, I thought. Blood of the Zombies was so-so… but then, I sometimes have the creeping feeling that I would have enjoyed them if they had come out when I was a kid ;) But it's the same with the old books anywa...
by Mr Creosote
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last
Replies: 13
Views: 2403

Re: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last

Great news! I actually re-played this game last year (after wading through the book first). Can't say I was impressed, but nevertheless, very nice to see the final boss at last, even if it's just through a screenshot :D
by Mr Creosote
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 5430

Re: Random game link failing

+ is the RFC standardized way to encode a space in an URI . - is a non-standardized Google convention, which I believe they introduced for better human readability compared to a +. Since the idea is for this part of the URI to attract bots rather than humans, I don't think it matters. Unless Google ...
by Mr Creosote
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 5430

Re: Random game link failing

Garry wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Why do you include the game name at all?
Search engines love it.
by Mr Creosote
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 5430

Re: Random game link failing

I'm making an assumption about the code here admittedly, but I can check in a week when I'll be back home.
by Mr Creosote
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 5430

Re: Random game link failing

Sure, but a code workaround (replacing the slash in the URI with something harmless) would be a change of one line. So probably worth it?
by Mr Creosote
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 5430

Re: Random game link failing

The slash is well encoded in the URI. Must be an issue in the rewrite module of Apache.
by Mr Creosote
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Clarification about conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 2996

Re: Clarification about conversions

We are, of course, limited by the existing structure of the database. Were you to design a reference source for text adventures, from the ground up (rather than a solutions site), then you would create a system so that each version of the game could be listed on the game page with the relevant year...
by Mr Creosote
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Clarification about conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 2996

Re: Clarification about conversions

So what classifies as originally released platform in case of type-in games?
by Mr Creosote
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: CASA 20 years
Replies: 15
Views: 3830

Re: CASA 20 years

Oops, sorry to be late to the party! Happy anniversary, CASA, many heartfelt thanks to Jacob for keeping it running as well as to all those great individuals who share this passion. I do distinctly remember the first time I got in touch with Jacob, after having been a quiet consumer for some time al...
by Mr Creosote
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: hi all
Replies: 9
Views: 3413

Re: hi all

Hello and welcome, urbanghost! Nice to hear from someone who is so dedicated at playing (experiencing) games instead of just putting them on a shelf for collection purposes :)
by Mr Creosote
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Genre Suggestions
Replies: 48
Views: 10689

Re: Genre Suggestions

Wordplay. I had thought that Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It was a one off but I am now aware of another game - Under, In Erebus - that utilises wordplay based puzzles. Two examples are not enough to create a new genre but if anyone knows of any more please list them. With enough tit...