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by dave
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: duplicate game
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: duplicate game

Aha! A bit of digging found this. This includes a statement from the author: the Atari version is the original and the Sierra version is licensed!

So it wasn't actually written by the Sierra guys!
by dave
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: duplicate game
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: duplicate game

I decided to play Cranston Manor Adventure on the Atari, but I noticed it's the same game as Cranston Manor . The locations are mapped a little different than the Apple and the PC version but the puzzles are the same. I'm not certain I agree, if you look at the advert linked to on the page at Atari...
by dave
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Duplicate Pyramid Entries
Replies: 1
Views: 1142

Re: Duplicate Pyramid Entries

You're right and fixed. Thanks!
by dave
Tue May 15, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Extracting a GAC'ed C64 adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Extracting a GAC'ed C64 adventure

Right I think I've got a version that will read C64 GAC files (saved as a vice snapshot: .vsf), or at least on the couple I've tested it on. Some of the verbs may be a bit screwy as the C64 seems to have a couple of extra headers that none of the other version have.
by dave
Tue May 15, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Extracting a GAC'ed C64 adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Extracting a GAC'ed C64 adventure

Any chance of a copy of the snapshot? In theory it should be quick to add the C64 format, but it depends on how much of the file format they kept the same.
by dave
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Duplicate Prisoner Entries?
Replies: 7
Views: 2308

Re: Duplicate Prisoner Entries?

A quick search on Google found this page where some seems to have got hold of the versions and got screen shots. The versions that seem to have snaps on WoS are: No 6, The Prisoner , by Francis A Shailes; neither of the 3 solutions match the game. Prisoner Number 6 which matches all 3 solutions in t...
by dave
Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Time Traveller now released and existing games at half price
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Time Traveller now released and existing games at half p

If you want to convert GAC games, I wrote a basic GAC player/dumper a while back, which can be found on sourceforge. The version there isn't the latest version, but I can supply you with that if needed.
by dave
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Problem with Masquerade
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Re: Problem with Masquerade

When booted it just runs the Basic program "hello". You need to tell it to run the game manually:

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BRUN MASQUERADE
by dave
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Screenshots resolution
Replies: 7
Views: 2606

Re: Screenshots resolution

Some GAC games (e.g. Zed) use the higher res of the CPC. I know of none that use the higher res modes of the BBC though (you only had 32K of memory and the smallest high res screen use 16K for screen memory).
by dave
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: New site name?
Replies: 28
Views: 9517

Re: New site name?

Don't lose the domain name! Seriously solutionarchive.com is a good domain name, and if you let it lapse it would end up with the many IGN-style games site that never go anywhere. Getting a new domain name based on "casa" would probably be difficult as casa is a common word in Spanish. I still think...
by dave
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Brian Howarth and the final Mysterious Adventures
Replies: 12
Views: 3235

Re: Brian Howarth and the final Mysterious Adventures

Is it me, or does the description for After the Fire sound like the game Lone Survivor

As Lone Survivor only had a C16/Plus4 release as a throwaway I wonder whether it was completed, but never got to full production quality...
by dave
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Brian Howarth and the final Mysterious Adventures
Replies: 12
Views: 3235

Re: Brian Howarth and the final Mysterious Adventures

Re: WoS's permission.... it's based on a general permission Howarth gave in a newsgroup back in 1998. So they haven't actually been in touch with him. I missed that somehow (and that's the time when I used to read r.g.i-f. A quick search of the newsgroups does show some tantalising bits, for exampl...
by dave
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: X-Men
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Re: X-Men

It's possible that a contract was signed for 12 comics/games, which then fell through, I know some of the comics were written (I've seen an electronic reprint of the X-Men one).

We could of course just ask Scott Adams, he's generally friendly (if he can remember the details).
by dave
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Battlestar solution?
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: Battlestar solution?

We already have an entry for it, although we don't have any solution yet. This may be one that people can work through if a useful port can be found. (As it's standard C, I can just compile it, although I'm short on freetime at the moment.)