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by Garry
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Info for SWAN contradicts games in database
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Info for SWAN contradicts games in database

Ah, I see. Thanks for the info. I now see that the other three are listed as never released, yet all three have screen grabs. That tricked me.
by Garry
Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Info for SWAN contradicts games in database
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Info for SWAN contradicts games in database

In the info for SWAN, it says, "Only one game written with the system, Mindfighter, was ever released", yet there are four games listed. Either the info on SWAN is incorrect or the games are attributed to the wrong development system. Could someone check this?
by Garry
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Broken link for 'The Secret of Landusia'
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Broken link for 'The Secret of Landusia'

In the notes for this game, the last sentence says "see here for details", but the link is broken. See https://solutionarchive.com/game/id%2C9 ... C+The.html
by Garry
Sat Jan 22, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Description of ADL is wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Description of ADL is wrong

There are at least two adventure authoring languages abbreviated to ADL. CASA shows these as ADL and ADL [1]. The entry for ADL is incorrect. It gives the book title as Adventure Design Language (1986) by A. F. de Geus, J. H. Jongejan and A. M. Koelmans. This should be Adventure Description Language...
by Garry
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Cursed Be The City - solution removed
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Cursed Be The City - solution removed

There's also a solution for the C64 version by Dorothy Millard. This is different to the one on The Tipshop, so I've submitted it. I'm sure Dorothy won't mind. If possible, can you show it as being submitted by her?
by Garry
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:05 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

Holy mackeral. I started sorting through my Captain 80 notes today. The maps are dated 2015. How time flies when you're having fun! I've been going through the notes for Arctic Adventure. There's 1 page for the map, 1 page for the solution, 3 pages for notes, 1 page for bug fixes and 70 pages of des...
by Garry
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:18 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

The Captain 80 book of BASIC adventures is one of my favourite series, second only to the SoftSide Adventure of the Month series. I have all the Captain 80 games, including screen grabs, maps (as Trizbort files), solutions (hand-written) and BASIC source code as plain text. Send me a PM for anything...
by Garry
Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Zodiac (Adventure) - A&F Software
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Zodiac (Adventure) - A&F Software

I actually have admin rights, but I couldn't update that one because the root path hadn't been set. This typically happens when two games have the same name. I've now added the cover and the Your Computer advert as well. If you find any other Oric games that are missing, let me know and I'll add the...
by Garry
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Zodiac (Adventure) - A&F Software
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Zodiac (Adventure) - A&F Software

Yes, I've got it. I've submitted it to oric.org. It may take a while to get it updated. I'll let you know when it's available. If you can't wait, send me a PM and I'll send it to you.
by Garry
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: English translations of Slovakian adventures
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: English translations of Slovakian adventures

There are over 200 Czech "adventures" for the Atari 8-bit. Of those, only 146 are currently in the database. I haven't been confident to add the others, as Czech is a complete mystery to me and I can't tell whether they're parser-based, choice-based, simulations or something completely different.
by Garry
Fri Dec 24, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: African Adventures
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: African Adventures

No credits are given on the printed "cover" that the tape was mounted to, but the editor is Peter Gerrard, so it's probably reasonable to presume that he was the author unless further evidence to the contrary comes to light.
by Garry
Wed Dec 22, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: 12 Lost Souls
Replies: 104
Views: 12026

Re: 12 Lost Souls

Without having played the game, your logic sounds reasonable. It would allow you to at least finish the game. Having done the hex editor thing myself on other games, I know how difficult it can be when you can't add or delete bytes. When you've got the source code, it's not a problem, because you ca...
by Garry
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Cornucopia
Replies: 68
Views: 1089

Re: Cornucopia

This may be coincidental, but there is a pattern in the numbers. If 101 is thought of as a binary number, where 1 means use and 0 means don't use, and that is applied to the second and third number, then the remaining digits are the fourth number. If this conjecture is true, then the game may set fl...
by Garry
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: ADAMagic adventures... Working out the origins
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: ADAMagic adventures... Working out the origins

I just realised that the ADAMagic game has the same title screen, but without the clouds and in different colours. The ADAMagic instructions screen also mentions a HELP command, so I reckon this is the last in the evolution of this game on the ADAM.