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by Strident
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 238

Re: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard

Yes, there are various known issues with the word wrap and the control codes in (literally) edge case instances like that. It's why, if you look at various PAWed games, you'll see the author inserting a manual line break every so often when using coloured text highlighting.
by Strident
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Solution problem? Mutiny (part 2)
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Solution problem? Mutiny (part 2)

If you SEARCH DEBRIS at this location then you uncover the ruby...

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by Strident
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 238

Re: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard

I can remember Quill users like Laurence and Simon talking about this a lot back in the day; and it's the reasons why a lot of their games, and games by other Quill authors, have points-of-no-return in them (such as a one way boat trip); so the very limited number of flags could be reused.
by Strident
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 238

Re: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard

Nah, it'd be impossible to justify or even enjoy that sort of purchase at the moment. Thanks for the offer but there are far better and more needy causes to donate to than unnecessary computers for middle-aged blokes. :)
by Strident
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Solution problem? The Ellisnore Diamond
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Solution problem? The Ellisnore Diamond

Use...

CHECK VERSE instead.
by Strident
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Solution problem? Mutiny (part 2)
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Solution problem? Mutiny (part 2)

Do you even have the ruby at this point?
by Strident
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Solution problem? Silverwolf
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Solution problem? Silverwolf

You need to BECOME THUNDER to rub the ring with the scarf as thunder is the one with all the items.

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by Strident
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Solution problem? Silverwolf
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Solution problem? Silverwolf

Remove the scarf first?

(Waiting for the RZX to spool to the end)
by Strident
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Solution problem? Feasibility Experiment
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Solution problem? Feasibility Experiment

There are many different versions of that game.

The site has a Spectrum specific solution.
http://solutionarchive.com/file/id%2C10035/
by Strident
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 238

Re: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard

Not as soon as you hit submit, Gary... but, yes... easiest thing in the world to use. :) However... if you are emulating, then it makes a lot more sense to go for a 128K model where you don't have to get your head around the keyword system which only really makes sense with a proper keyboard. (I wil...
by Strident
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 238

Re: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard

In the early days of Adventuron, the system had an instant "port from Quill to Adventuron" tool which Chris deactivated as he wasn't keen on people porting games to Adventuron without the permission of the original authors. The import from PAW worked fairly well too.
by Strident
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 238

Re: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard

VERI and VERS trigger message 45 which contains details of the version of the game. (Presumably VERI is a contraction for version information) Looking through the response table I think it would be safe to ignore INTR. (It can be important to remember that in the Quill, unlike later systems such as ...
by Strident
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 238

Re: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard

Hopefully so, as she was on the forums just last year. Dorothy was a well known name to us on the scene in the UK; just as much for her regular letters and endless contributions to Adventure Probe, as for her own, well-regarded Quilled games. She even distributed a lot of UK authors' work in Austral...
by Strident
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Spectrum game "Who is Gordon Bennet"
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Spectrum game "Who is Gordon Bennet"

Always an interesting to trawl back through the archives as there's always something new to be noticed... For example... I think this game is another (late) Jonathan Scott game that's been filed under "Jon Scott"... https://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C3625/War-Lord.html [Edit: additional informati...