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by Strident
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Recovered ZX Spectrum adventures
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Recovered ZX Spectrum adventures

The Rubber Maze is another lost game that's been recovered...
https://planetasinclair.blogspot.com/20 ... nd-of.html
(It wasn't even known about until we spotted it in a photograph of Tim Gilbert's Gilsoft archive in 2019)
by Strident
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Info for SWAN contradicts games in database
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Info for SWAN contradicts games in database

The page is technically still correct; only one game was ever released.

The other three were either in early development or were never completed. Smirking Horror/Titan Find is the only one that exists in a playable form as the Atari ST version is out there. It was never officially released, though.
by Strident
Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Recovered ZX Spectrum adventures
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Recovered ZX Spectrum adventures

Thanks to the generosity of collectors like Steven Brown and the work of André Luna Leão at Planet Sinclair, there has been a steady release of previous missing ZX Spectrum games and variants these past couple of weekends. I'll post details of ones that Spectrum adventure players will be interested ...
by Strident
Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Description of ADL is wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Description of ADL is wrong

Thanks. Information added/corrected.
by Strident
Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Cursed Be The City - solution removed
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Cursed Be The City - solution removed

Yes, I'll sort that out. Thanks, Garry.

I do have an entire "snapshot" of Dorothy's (now archived) site. I know there were some solutions on there that we don't actually have on CASA.
by Strident
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Cursed Be The City - solution removed
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Cursed Be The City - solution removed

Just to say that I've removed the Cursed Be The City solution from the site that was here... http://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C112/Cursed+be+the+City.html As for some reason only the first part was related to Cursed Be the City... it seemed to have the Cricket Crazy solution pasted over the middl...
by Strident
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Island of Artuan Adventure - kill siren??
Replies: 14
Views: 6136

Re: Island of Artuan Adventure - kill siren??

I'd been randomly looking at some of the games by Kuma Software/Kuma Computing and, when looking up references for another title, and my eyes were drawn to The Island of Artuan. I see that we've got this Kuma game in the database for Einstein, with a current date of release as 1984. http://solutiona...
by Strident
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10
Replies: 148
Views: 37415

Re: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10

I enjoyed the write-up of your conversion process, Jim. ( https://jimgerrie.blogspot.com/2022/01/galactic-hitchhiker-by-knight-1980.html for those that haven't seen it). Yes, I'm Gareth. The solution, walkthrough and map were by benkid77 but the "8bitAG" page of information on the history of the gam...
by Strident
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10
Replies: 148
Views: 37415

Re: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10

Great stuff and, from the video, it looks like you've implemented sensible QoL tweaks like adding a more traditional inventory command and movement system too.
by Strident
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: African Adventures
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: African Adventures

Jungle Bunny seems to be very similar to Peter Gerrard's Castlemaze Adventure but changed to an Afican setting instead of a castle. Lol! Good spot. Yes, looking at the solutions side-by-side, you're completely right. That's a great bit of recycling by Peter, there. :) I tagged Artic Wastes! as one ...
by Strident
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10
Replies: 148
Views: 37415

Re: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10

Yeah, that's definitely further than I've got so far. :)

Jason's got half a map in his blog post. Ben's solution (on the site) and YouTube video is very useful, although there isn't a map.
https://solutionarchive.com/file/id%2C19943/
by Strident
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10
Replies: 148
Views: 37415

Re: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10

It's not in BASIC, which would make re-implementing it a lot trickier, but one historically significant game that I have considered porting is the very early British adventure Galactic Hitchhiker... https://bluerenga.blog/2021/11/04/galactic-hitchhiker-1980/ http://8bitag.com/info/galactic.html ...a...
by Strident
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: David Williams - Adventure Shell
Replies: 0
Views: 49

David Williams - Adventure Shell

I was randomly looking up the entries we have for David M. Williams *** today and came across another of the many "David Williams" out there. This one (British based) was the Your Computer magazine adventure helpline operator in 1985/6. Your Computer started publishing a 'Write Your Own Adventures" ...
by Strident
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10
Replies: 148
Views: 37415

Re: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10

I can't believe that you will have run out of crap, broken BASIC games, Jim. I'll keep my eyes open for anything that looks suitably interesting. I did spot a few a while back but didn't make a note of them. I expect that Jason Dyer's run through of 1982 will bring some interesting targets to light ...