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by Garry
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Tim Hartnell and Clive Gifford's Mysterious Adventures
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Tim Hartnell and Clive Gifford's Mysterious Adventures

Thanks for finding this book. On a quick skim, only the first (The Explorer) and last (Golden Nugget) look like adventures. The others are RPG or CYOA.
by Garry
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: C64 Mountain Valley
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: C64 Mountain Valley

by Garry
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 246

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

No, but I'm not a Spectrum person. I could never understand how the Spectrum ZX became so popular in the first place, except for the fact that it was dirt cheap. It's a bugger of a thing to use. (Strident will be jumping down my neck as soon as I click Submit. He thinks it's the greatest thing since...
by Garry
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 246

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

maybe it's just that you're a little frustrated and cranky that you never had a game published when you were a kid! Not at all. It's just that I was always working on too many things and doing too much for other people and never got any of my own adventure projects finished. I ran an Atari users' g...
by Garry
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 246

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

Two spaces between sentences is an antiquated practice from the day of the typewriter. It is redundant nowadays. If you find two spaces, change it to one. Remember that in the day of the 8-bit micro, the font was mono-spaced and the number of characters per line was fixed. In the case of the C64, it...
by Garry
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 246

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

DESCEND looks right. I don't know what INTR is likely to be. It might depend on context. VERI and VERS are also a bit of a mystery. Try them in the game and see what they return. If they give you the version, then just use VERSION and ignore VERI. If they give you something different, then that will...
by Garry
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 246

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

Yes, I believe Dorothy was from Brisbane, whereas I'm from Sydney. Dorothy was C64, whereas I was Atari 8-bit. We were both on the adventure scene around the same time, except that she wrote games in BASIC and AdventureWriter that were published and I wrote games in BASIC that weren't published. I h...
by Garry
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 246

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

You could try sending Dorothy a personal message. As far as I know, she's still around. See Dorothy is Still Here.
by Garry
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Two-word Adventuron treasure-hunt game jam is underway
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

Re: Two-word Adventuron treasure-hunt game jam is underway

Thanks for the reminder. I must get onto it. I've also prepared maps and solutions.
by Garry
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The modern era
Topic: Two Days to the Race - Text Adventure - Stuck!
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Two Days to the Race - Text Adventure - Stuck!

It's okay to post hints. Just keep them a bit cryptic so that the person playing the game will be able to work out what you're talking about, but no one else will.
by Garry
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Savage Island part 1 - no knife?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Savage Island part 1 - no knife?

Do a Google search for emulators for each of the 8-bit and 16-bit platforms that you're interested in. There are lots to choose from. Some of these can be difficult to use if you're not familiar with the original platform, not because of the emulator, but because of the original hardware and operati...
by Garry
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: How long does it take to show a new submission in the database?
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: How long does it take to show a new submission in the database?

When you submit data, it is not automatically added to the database. The data is vetoed and manually added by an administrator. The administrators do this on a voluntary basis when they have some spare time, so it might take a while for your additions to appear. I have had some that have taken month...
by Garry
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Searching CASA
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Searching CASA

I wonder if we could add two more check boxes to the advanced search. One for "Show only games without maps" and one for "Show only games without screen grabs".
by Garry
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Adventureland.Z5 problem with Genie
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: Adventureland.Z5 problem with Genie

You're welcome.

You can also play the Scott Adams' games on many other platforms. I must admit that the z5 versions are very convenient to use, as you only need an interpreter and z-code interpreters are available for Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android and many others.
by Garry
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Adventureland.Z5 problem with Genie
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: Adventureland.Z5 problem with Genie

The version of Adventureland that you've been playing is one of Graham Nelson's demonstration games for early versions of Inform. After examining the source code, I can see that it has a number of bugs. For example, as auraes said, you need to get the oily slime in the lamp before you can rub the la...