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by Eriorg
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Mines of Saturn, early adventure for the Spectrum 16K
Replies: 38
Views: 2232

Re: Mines of Saturn, early adventure for the Spectrum 16K

Please let me know if this work ok. Thank you... but no, it doesn't work. There's exactly the same error message when I try to send the file in a PM: "The extension sna is not allowed." However, I think I've found the solution on the Internet: see http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=46&t...
by Eriorg
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Mines of Saturn, early adventure for the Spectrum 16K
Replies: 38
Views: 2232

Re: Mines of Saturn, early adventure for the Spectrum 16K

I tried to follow your instructions but I'm not sure I was successful. Unfortunately, it seems that you weren't successful: with my bug fix, you should never die when you cross the bridge. (So it's actually a bit more than a bug fix, because it also suppresses all the randomness -- but we won't rea...
by Eriorg
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Mines of Saturn, early adventure for the Spectrum 16K
Replies: 38
Views: 2232

Re: Mines of Saturn, early adventure for the Spectrum 16K

Juan wrote:Shall I credit you as "Eriorg"?
Yes, thank you!
by Eriorg
Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Mines of Saturn, early adventure for the Spectrum 16K
Replies: 38
Views: 2232

Re: Mines of Saturn, early adventure for the Spectrum 16K

Maybe we can interest one of the programming wizards around here to take a look at the program and see if they can figure out how in blazes are you supposed to cross that bridge? It's actually supposed to be a random element with 9 chances out of ten to succeed (see line 2970 in the program), but i...
by Eriorg
Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Get Lamp
Replies: 44
Views: 11490

There's an interviewee talking about British text adventures, Richard Hewison , who was (among other things) a beta-tester for Magnetic Scrolls. But I don't know if there are any others. Even in more recent IF, I didn't notice any important British authors in the interviewees, such as Graham Nelson ...
by Eriorg
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: A new site?
Replies: 22
Views: 3615

Thanks for your replies!

I'm glad to know that it wasn't abandoned.
by Eriorg
Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: A new site?
Replies: 22
Views: 3615

Are there any news about that new site?
by Eriorg
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: A new site?
Replies: 22
Views: 3615

Thank you, it's much clearer now! About the links on the home page, I think just the names of the games currently played with the links to their forum threads would be enough: no need to have the thread titles or the latest posts, which would indeed not be worth the trouble. But the fact that we can...
by Eriorg
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: A new site?
Replies: 22
Views: 3615

Thank you for your reply, Mr Creosote. Unfortunately, I don't really understand it; what I was imagining was a text box (in the game page) in which the members of the website could simply copy-paste the URL of the forum thread(s), and I can't see why that would require direct access to the forum dat...
by Eriorg
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: A new site?
Replies: 22
Views: 3615

With "Users currently playing this game", I guess we could provide links to the forum threads with people currently trying to solve this game, so that we can help or ask for help? Interesting. Should this be automated? A current concern is that if we integrate too much with the forum, things can ge...
by Eriorg
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: A new site?
Replies: 22
Views: 3615

Re: A new site?

It certainly sounds promising! :thumb: Such a website with a lot of info -- not just solutions -- about obscure (i.e. not from Infocom or other famous publishers) old text adventures will be useful: it's not always that easy to find that kind of info on the Internet, I feel, unless you're willing to...
by Eriorg
Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Now I'm worried...
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Does one of your Facebook friends already have Jacob in his/her own list of friends? That would explain it. At least, the suggestions I had seemed to be simply friends of friends. And most of the time, they were people I didn't know or even had never heard of...
by Eriorg
Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old adventure fanzines/magazine columns
Replies: 5
Views: 3005

Re: Old adventure fanzines/magazine columns

Thank you for your reply! :) Also, are you restricting yourself to 8-bit computer magazines, or will you also cover 16-bit computer magazines? I will also cover 16-bit computer magazines, but only when there's content about "traditional" text (or text-and-graphics) adventures, not just icons or poin...
by Eriorg
Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old adventure fanzines/magazine columns
Replies: 5
Views: 3005

Old adventure fanzines/magazine columns

Hello, For the IFWiki, I've started creating pages about old magazines with adventure (mostly IF) columns, with links to scans of these columns on sites like World of Spectrum or CPCWiki : see this page about Amtix , for instance. I know these magazines had such columns: * ACE * Amstrad Action * Ams...