Desert Adventure, A new game in the Scott Adams format

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Desert Adventure, A new game in the Scott Adams format

#1 Post by Quantum » Thu May 03, 2012 10:21 pm

Recently I discovered A new game, Desert Adventure.
It is written in the the Scott Adams format.
It's at ifarchive.org/indexes/if-archiveXscott-adamsXgamesXScott-free.
Click on Desert_Scott.zip. The game was written by Sam Trenholm in 2007.
It has a scott Adams datafile, a z-code version, A windows executable, Ansi C source for Scott-free and game source code.
I was going to submit it but didn't know how I should go about doing it.
I also have a solution to the game.

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#2 Post by Gunness » Tue May 08, 2012 2:16 pm

Thanks for submitting this :)
I have downloaded the game and a solution was enclosed.

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#3 Post by Quantum » Wed May 09, 2012 3:14 am

I have submitted a commented solution and a review. Sure the game comes with a solution. But the only comments it provides are a spoiler warning. So I submitted my solution, as well as a review.

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#4 Post by Gunness » Wed May 09, 2012 11:43 am

One thing I still haven't found out, and unless I've overlooked it, I can't find it in your solution either: where do I learn the magic word? I didn't come across it, so I had to look it up in the solution.

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#5 Post by Quantum » Wed May 09, 2012 4:19 pm

The magic word is, abre. Just type say abre and you'll be good.

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#6 Post by Gunness » Wed May 09, 2012 4:38 pm

Yes, I know, but how do I find the word in the game?
The game has to be solvable without the solution, but I couldn't find the word anywhere :)

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#7 Post by Quantum » Wed May 09, 2012 11:27 pm

Not sure. I'm not sure if it shows up in the game at all. But hey, one peek at the solution won't hurt, as long as you're not reading it just to solve the game. If I had the author's contact info, I would ask him, but alas I don't.

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#8 Post by Gunness » Thu May 10, 2012 9:42 am

Sure it doesn't hurt :)
I just think it's odd if the game can't be solved on its own. But it's been known to happen before.

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#9 Post by auraes » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:56 pm

Gunness wrote:
Wed May 09, 2012 4:38 pm
Yes, I know, but how do I find the word in the game?
>LOOK LAMP

In game code:
>LOO LAM
? AVL OBJ_9
"The lamp glows and pulsates. On its side, I see the word `ABRE`."
Last edited by auraes on Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:52 am, edited 2 times in total.

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