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by Strident
Sun May 19, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: "The Classic Adventurer" magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: "The Classic Adventurer" magazine

Issue 5 is now available featuring interviews with Simon Ainsworth, Simon Price & Mike Lewis, Scott Adams and more...

Free download & paid-for printed softback magazine available from: http://classicadventurer.co.uk/
by Strident
Fri May 10, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Can anyone recognize this game? (Lost in Wales).
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Can anyone recognize this game? (Lost in Wales).

It turned up about seven years ago, mentioned in a post on World of Spectrum, and we discussed it there back then. It's cropped up a few times in discussion since but nobody has ever managed to identify the author or the source of the game. (Given the identical content of your post to the post on WO...
by Strident
Thu May 09, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: Random game link failing

The game is listed with the title ---> Greg Lemon/Soda - Bacardi Feeling! I would imagine the '/' in the game name is causing the issue as it's inaccessible even from the search page. There is also a second game.... Greg Lemon/Hood - Ritter des Rechts which also has a slash in its name http://soluti...
by Strident
Tue May 07, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Anyone know/remember this text adventure?
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

Re: Anyone know/remember this text adventure?

Still haven't spotted anything like this referenced online, even scouring the text of the magazines stored on the Internet archive. The closest I've come across is The Pilgrim's Progress, which is based on a similar allegorical piece, albeit an English one, from 1678. Maybe it only exists in a paral...
by Strident
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Hi all - submitted some solutions
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: Hi all - submitted some solutions

Some interesting videos on your YouTube, Ben. It's particularly nice to see the walkthrough for the SAM Coupe title Days of Sorcery, having heavily been involved in the SAM Coupe adventure scene back in the day.
by Strident
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: CASA 20 years
Replies: 15
Views: 1212

Re: CASA 20 years

As I've said elsewhere already, many congratulations Jacob... running a site for 20 years is no mean feat. It's been invaluable for me since I discovered it a few years ago. I was interviewed and video taped by two professors from the Universities of Adelaide and Wellington, who were doing research ...
by Strident
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: The Bianco Mansion
Replies: 26
Views: 878

Re: The Bianco Mansion

I've joined up. Lots of interesting stuff and CASA does get mentioned quite often. I'll probably lurk for a while until I have a chance to read the backlog and get a feel for the general vibe. I recognise a lot of familiar names on there, including Jacob and other CASA regulars. It's generally very...
by Strident
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: The Bianco Mansion
Replies: 26
Views: 878

Re: The Bianco Mansion

Gunness wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:08 pm
I have thought of it, but spamming the FB group might turn a lot of people off.

Anyway, I will post tomorrow as it's a special date :)
CASA gets a lot of mentions on the FB group... I probably link to it at least three times every day. :)
by Strident
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: The Bianco Mansion
Replies: 26
Views: 878

Re: The Bianco Mansion

I've avoided Facebook for years. You've just given me a reason to reconsider. I had no idea there was an 8-bit text adventures group on there. It's really the only reason I'm on there myself. Almost 1,400 members in the 8-Bit Text Adventures group (which is really a "Classic Adventures" group)... l...
by Strident
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: The Bianco Mansion
Replies: 26
Views: 878

Re: The Bianco Mansion

As mentioned on the 8-bit text adventures Facebook group, it's pretty similar to Clive's 'The Nielson Papers' game http://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C5273/Nielson+Papers%2C+The.html I guess it made a lot of sense to tweak and reuse ideas for all the books he wrote for different computers. He's sti...
by Strident
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: hi all
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: hi all

Well I decided yesterday to switch from quest to inform for the game. There seems to be more games written with it so it should be accessible to more people. Bit of a nightmare moving the code today but think I've got the hang of it now. Inform is more portable... depending on the version you've ch...
by Strident
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: hi all
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: hi all

Well, technically Jhothamia 6 is not a Tony Collins game... as far as I'm aware he was only responsible for the C64 port. The game was actually by David Edgar... the CASA entry should probably have Tony's involvement mentioned in the notes section rather than as an author. But, yes, Tony did do some...
by Strident
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: hi all
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: hi all

Nice to have a post in here that's not from a spammer. :) Welcome to the site. My personal interest lies in homegrown 8-bit text adventures from the late 80s and early 90s from mail order companies such as Zenobi, The Guild, The Adventure Workshop, Compass, River and Tartan. Always nice to hear from...
by Strident
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: 8bitAG.com/info
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: 8bitAG.com/info

I've uploaded a revised version 1.3 up to http://8bitag.com/games/trolleymania.html of the Spectrum version. I'm just building a new Amstrad version now. The "play online" version won't be updated until/unless Spectrum Computing update their version of the files. I will send them the new ones. Basic...
by Strident
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: 8bitAG.com/info
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: 8bitAG.com/info

Oh! I've found it, I think!

I've used flag 69 is another place!

Both versions will be bugged!

(Attempting to correct)