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by Strident
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen

Plus, one of them seemed to have lived in Kansas and the other one in Oregon. Yep, definitely too different people living in totally different places. From the Frankenstein Listing... by John R. Olsen Jr. P.O. Box 181 Newberg, Or 97132 (503) 538-3031 From the Island Adventure listing... 10 REM TITL...
by Strident
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen

I went on that journey earlier today. :) :D Yeah, the Syntax magazine article that I've posted elsewhere and linked to on John R. Olsen's author bio ages ago has the whole of the Visionary handbook entry in. He doesn't even talk about those "John Olson" games... and he basically goes through everyth...
by Strident
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen

I've converted a game called "Island of Secrets" adventure for the MC-10, but I don't see any author info in the source. I haven't done Gymnasium, or the others. Sorry, I can't be of much help here. Ah, I think it was probably Mansion Adventure that made me think you might have done... https://ifdb...
by Strident
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen

This one seems to be tagged incorrectly too... Palace Adventure https://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C4841/Palace+Adventure.html ...going on the reference on Wurb... https://web.archive.org/web/20110611121552/http://wurb.com/if/game/161 The format of all these "John Olson" games look very similar to...
by Strident
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen

We appear to have Gymnasium Adventure https://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C2406/Gymnasium+Adventure.html incorrectly tagged as a John R. Olsen game, rather than a John Olson game too... Jim, you've ported both these games, in the past, haven't you? Can you confirm the Olson name for gymnasium... an...
by Strident
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen
Replies: 7
Views: 94

TRS-80 experts... John Olson & John R. Olsen

One for the TRS-80 guys... I think I've spotted that we (and *many* other sites out there) have incorrectly tagged the author of this game... Island Adventure https://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C7846/Island+Adventure.html ...as John Olsen. (John R. Olsen) This is the author listed on the filename ...
by Strident
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?
Replies: 31
Views: 1401

Re: Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?

(Here's a nice UK-centric article on BASICODE and the BBC Radio broadcasts... https://nosher.net/archives/computers/comm_008-acorn )
by Strident
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?
Replies: 31
Views: 1401

Re: Does 'De Tijdmachine' exist for Spectrum ZX?

Hi. Could anyone direct me to the BBC BASIC version of this game, please? I can't seem to find it online anywhere. I've found a BASICODE version, but I get the impression from this thread and from the CASA entry that there's a separate BBC BASIC version out there..? The BASICODE version would've be...
by Strident
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted
Replies: 33
Views: 3486

Re: Duplicate games & games that should be deleted

The Atari 400/800 entry for Aural Quest...
https://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C1 ... Quest.html

...is an unofficial conversion of the Spectrum Aural Quest...
https://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C2 ... Quest.html

So the first link needs to be deleted.
by Strident
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Lost Apple II commercial text adventure game
Replies: 26
Views: 649

Re: Lost Apple II commercial text adventure game

Just played the game on the TRS80gp emulator with no apparent issues. EDIT: Oh, you got it working. :) Cool.

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by Strident
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Lost Apple II commercial text adventure game
Replies: 26
Views: 649

Re: Lost Apple II commercial text adventure game

Thank you for the information about Mystery Mansion. I tried that site in the past and did not find it. However, I did find it just now after 3 search attempts. Unfortunately, that file is corrupted. In the TRS80gp emulator, when you get to the title page, an input command overwrites most of the lo...
by Strident
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Lost Apple II commercial text adventure game
Replies: 26
Views: 649

Re: Lost Apple II commercial text adventure game

Some people have reviewed these games. For example, one reviewer in Australia played Mystery Mansion by Greg Hassett on the TRS-80 and has a copy he edited to complete the game. But he never made it available on the internet for others even though all of Greg Hassett's games are definitely in the p...
by Strident
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Lost Apple II commercial text adventure game
Replies: 26
Views: 649

Re: Lost Apple II commercial text adventure game

Have caught up with your posts now, webowl. Apologies if it looked like we were ignoring your comments. :) I've reached out to a couple of people that I know are archiving and accurately imaging some pretty rare Apple II disks, to ask them to look out for the missing game. Odyssey was so extensively...
by Strident
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Primal Adventure... 1980?
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Primal Adventure... 1980?

Jason Dyer was trying to find some confirmation of the year for Primal Adventure by Robert A. Sunners. It's listed as 1980, in various places (including here) but does anyone know of a primary source for that date? I see that Bob had plenty of programs printed in publications, such as Micro-80, at t...
by Strident
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Lost Apple II commercial text adventure game
Replies: 26
Views: 649

Re: Lost Apple II commercial text adventure game

The C64 version is in CBM 64 programs - Volume 1 , Duckworth Home Computing, 1984, pp. 169–189. It is credited to Mark Capella, but I don't know whether he actually ported it. He seems to have some C64 credits but, again, it's hard to tell how many of those were just ports of his work on other plat...