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by Mr Creosote
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: The modern era
Topic: PunyJam #1 games are ready for playing and judging
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Re: PunyJam #1 games are ready for playing and judging

A friend of mine (not a text adventure expert) has played Captain Cutter's Treasure and posted about it here: https://www.goodolddays.net/game/id%2C1 ... asure.html
by Mr Creosote
Sat May 29, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: The Master Storytellers did (Info-)Comics (and nobody took notice)
Replies: 0
Views: 1313

The Master Storytellers did (Info-)Comics (and nobody took notice)

https://www.goodolddays.net/article/id%2C27/The-Master-Storytellers-did-%28Info-%29Comics-%28and-nobody-took-notice%29.html Just published article about Infocom’s least-known publications (and reviews of all the related games), complete with new interviews with Amy Briggs, Dave Lebling, Elizabeth L...
by Mr Creosote
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: The modern era
Topic: ADRIFT platforms
Replies: 30
Views: 3578

Re: ADRIFT platforms

Don't forget to list the minimum version of DirectX required (and maximum version supported)! That's essential information ;) In all honesty, though, how large do you think the group of people on the one hand interested in text adventures, but on the other hand unaware that pre-2000 games may not "n...
by Mr Creosote
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: The modern era
Topic: ADRIFT platforms
Replies: 30
Views: 3578

Re: ADRIFT platforms

I don't see why PC Booter should have its own entry. Think of it this way, how many people will run the older PC titles native on hardware from that era as opposed to running those games on an emulator hosted on modern hardware? More recent Windows titles, however, will more likely be run native th...
by Mr Creosote
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: The modern era
Topic: ADRIFT platforms
Replies: 30
Views: 3578

Re: ADRIFT platforms

Sorry, this batch approach will lead to one major issue. Many games before, say, 1987 were actually not for MS-DOS, but in various self-booting formats.
by Mr Creosote
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Twine games?
Replies: 15
Views: 2971

Re: Twine games?

Since a number of participants to this thread remarked not being familiar with the subject in question, let me try and explain a further distinction. I'd say there are two different kinds of games in question there. 1. "Classic" CYOA type games. You have a paragraph of text (or three paragraphs, or ...
by Mr Creosote
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Not a text adventure...?
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

Re: Not a text adventure...?

I confirm it's a board game conversion, exactly adapting the original. Pretty cool game. It does contain a number of typical text adventure elements; the main stepping stones towards each cases solution being textual riddles, language/word play etc. Though I agree, depending on the definition of tex...
by Mr Creosote
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: The Next Adventure Jam
Replies: 5
Views: 1978

Re: The Next Adventure Jam

Garry wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:36 am
Personally, I'm a bit paranoid and I like to have a local copy. It's a bit awkward, but it is possible to save a local copy by following these steps:
Cool, thank you :D
by Mr Creosote
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: The Next Adventure Jam
Replies: 5
Views: 1978

Re: The Next Adventure Jam

Cool! Just a pity that all those which have no downloadable version will be lost forever in no time.
by Mr Creosote
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Atari Legend external links broken
Replies: 2
Views: 1633

Atari Legend external links broken

Their game search URI apparently changed, so all links go to 404.
by Mr Creosote
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last
Replies: 13
Views: 4568

Re: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last

:) Mostly the same here. Unless there is a special mechanic, like in Zombies, then I want to get a feeling for how this works and I give it a try.
by Mr Creosote
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last
Replies: 13
Views: 4568

Re: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last

How do you go about it these days? Do you actually roll a character, honestly calculate the fights, try your luck etc.?
by Mr Creosote
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last
Replies: 13
Views: 4568

Re: Temple of terror going through the stone door at last

I'm always a bit torn about these revivals. Eye of the Dragon , for example, was pretty awful, I thought. Blood of the Zombies was so-so… but then, I sometimes have the creeping feeling that I would have enjoyed them if they had come out when I was a kid ;) But it's the same with the old books anywa...