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by Alastair
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Possible solution problem - Murder Mystery Weekend
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Possible solution problem - Murder Mystery Weekend

Would be curious to hear opinions of anyone else who may be peeking at this thread. It's not explicit that it is an instruction to be carried out there and then, so I can see why it can lead to confusion, therefore I've changed the solution. The paragraph that read: At the start select your sex, th...
by Alastair
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Solutions with errors
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Solutions with errors

There's a few, so is there a preferred part of the forum to post them? "Site feedback & announcements" is probably the best place to post corrections. Though please keep in mind that it is always possible that a game, and thus the solution, may differ slightly between platforms or release versions ...
by Alastair
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Savage Island part 1 - no knife?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Savage Island part 1 - no knife?

Our own site has a page about emulators - https://solutionarchive.com/emulators/ - though it is several years old and some of the links may be out of date. But not to worry as we also have a thread about emulator links - https://solutionarchive.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=476&start=15 - though is...
by Alastair
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: submitting new games
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: submitting new games

Yes, this does seem to be the way to submit new games (at least it appears on the submission list as a new game). I've added Mysterious Realm to the site, so if you have any more information about the game it should be more convenient to add that info now. Re. the publisher's name, should it be comp...
by Alastair
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Reluctant Hero BBC Quilled game
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Reluctant Hero BBC Quilled game

I haven't played the game so these are just guesses, but is the lift the only way down from your hotel room? Or, if the problem is that you have to wait for the lift to open on your floor, then perhaps you need to call the lift or jam the lift door open before entering your room.
by Alastair
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: The Orion Quest c64
Replies: 42
Views: 1785

Re: The Orion Quest c64

I wouldn't be surprised if the original game came on tape only and the game became corrupted when someone tried copying it to disk.
by Alastair
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: The Orion Quest c64
Replies: 42
Views: 1785

Re: The Orion Quest c64

Strident wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:32 pm
It would probably be worth mentioning the fact that a corrupted/non-working version of the game exists, on the game page (or in the solution).
I've added a warning to the "Notes", please check it to see if I have got it right.
by Alastair
Mon May 11, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Castle Blackstar - Getting past the dragon
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Castle Blackstar - Getting past the dragon

Well done! It's always the way, when you first play a game you sail past certain problems, thus you don't consider them to be difficult and the solutions never lodge in your memory. Years later, should you play the game again, you come across the same problems, only now the spark of inspiration that...
by Alastair
Sun May 10, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Castle Blackstar - Getting past the dragon
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Castle Blackstar - Getting past the dragon

I now have a fresh idea! The problem may lie in the emulator you are using, so have you tried other emulators?
by Alastair
Sat May 09, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Castle Blackstar - Getting past the dragon
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Castle Blackstar - Getting past the dragon

When playing Spectrum games I usually set the emulator to emulate a 128k Spectrum and use "Tape Loader" to load the game, but I have noticed that some games become problematical when loaded in this manner. For these games I either choose "48 BASIC" from the menu or emulate a 48k Spectrum, and then u...
by Alastair
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted
Replies: 48
Views: 8547

Re: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted

I've deleted Schatten über London.

With regards to Fun City, should it be deleted or should it come under the "joke" genre? (See the M25! thread for an earlier discussion on what qualifies as a joke game. Does Fun City come under Hannes's definition?)
by Alastair
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted
Replies: 48
Views: 8547

Re: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted

Done.

It looks like we will need to resolve the Conrad Knopf/Conrad Button conundrum.
by Alastair
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted
Replies: 48
Views: 8547

Re: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted

Jeff has been no platformed. :(
by Alastair
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted
Replies: 48
Views: 8547

Re: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted

Done.

(Jacob, for the remaining entry you will have to add your name to the "Users who have solved this game.")