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by Richard Bos
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thank you, Uncle Clive
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Thank you, Uncle Clive

Uncle Clive Sinclair died yesterday. I'm not going to demean him by calling him Sir Clive. To us, in the Speccy community, he was always Uncle Clive. He was Sir Clive because of what he sold; but he was Uncle Clive because of what he gave us. To begin with, Uncle Clive gave me a career. Not personal...
by Richard Bos
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Doem Pyramide
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Doem Pyramide

Note that Pyramid has been spelled wrong in Dutch. This should be Piramide.
Hrmph. Officially, of course, you are correct. I'd still spell it with an y-grec myself, if only because the Grecs did.

Yes, I am contrary, thank you very much.
by Richard Bos
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Steven C. Darnold
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Steven C. Darnold

Hm. You call them "ports". I think you're being too nice. I'd call them rip-offs.
by Richard Bos
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Can someone explain these number conversions
Replies: 6
Views: 3323

Re: Can someone explain these number conversions

Ooh, a Commodore game. I've never had anything to do with the Commie and don't have an emulator for it - being firmly a Spectrum man myself. I could have a look at it, but I'm afraid I'd be starting from scratch and would mainly be guessing.
by Richard Bos
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Can someone explain these number conversions
Replies: 6
Views: 3323

Re: Can someone explain these number conversions

I only printed a part . The value goes from 1 to 255, If you convert the hexnumbers from the last column to decimal numbers and you look at the gaps the difference between the numbers is as follows from 1 to 255: 1x256 2x64 4x32 8x16 16x8 32x4 64x2 128x1 That makes it even odder - though it might b...
by Richard Bos
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Can someone explain these number conversions
Replies: 6
Views: 3323

Re: Can someone explain these number conversions

It's weird. They're clearly four-digit hex numbers, and if you plot them, you get something that looks somewhat like a jagged, simplified attempt at creating an exponential graph using integers only. Are they perhaps used in sound generation? Frequencies are exponential, after all. What baffles me m...
by Richard Bos
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: The Twelve Days Of Christmas by Zenobi Software ..
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

Re: The Twelve Days Of Christmas by Zenobi Software ..

As Dave is saying, it's not too complicated to extract a list of all locations (including how they're connected), items, verbs, nouns etc., and if you wee so inclined, you could probably sit down and code the game in BASIC if you're fairly proficient in that language. But I think it would be a lot ...
by Richard Bos
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Infocom adventure game run on PC using Windows FRONZ
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: Infocom adventure game run on PC using Windows FRONZ

Also, there are at least two versions of Windows Frotz, one of which is called WinFrotz. I think they're separate ports of the original Frotz code to Windows, not branches of the same project, but I could be mistaken. And then, of course, there are all the other Windows ZMachines. Filfre and Nitfol ...
by Richard Bos
Sun May 29, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: It's all fun and games
Topic: Adventure Challenge
Replies: 461
Views: 78399

Re: Adventure Challenge

Mr Creosote wrote:Since things have been turning a little complicated lately (normal effect in such a game), I'll try to tune it down a little. This hint translates pretty much directly into the title you're looking for!
Wot, "Greeting Bird"?
by Richard Bos
Thu May 12, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: It's all fun and games
Topic: Adventure Challenge
Replies: 461
Views: 78399

Re: Adventure Challenge

impomatic wrote:Here you go :)
Witches' Cauldron?
by Richard Bos
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: It's all fun and games
Topic: Adventure Challenge
Replies: 461
Views: 78399

Re: Adventure Challenge

Alex wrote:it sounds like:
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What, "insufficient material"?
by Richard Bos
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Searching for Adventure Game
Replies: 8
Views: 1746

Re: Searching for Adventure Game

DominateMind wrote:This was a text only adventure with no graphics as far as I remember and no other characters were present. It takes place in a house or mansion. So far the obvious house/mansion games have not been the one I'm seeking.
Any idea which system this ran on?
by Richard Bos
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best beginner's game in English for non-native speakers
Replies: 14
Views: 5435

Re: Best beginner's game in English for non-native speakers

Oh, Giant Killer looks like an excellent suggestion - never tried it, so would make for an ideal teamwork project. Thanks! Note that it comes with manuals for both student and teacher, the latter containing some pretty clear hints on the way forwards and how to solve the problems. I don't recall wh...
by Richard Bos
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best beginner's game in English for non-native speakers
Replies: 14
Views: 5435

Re: Best beginner's game in English for non-native speakers

What's my best bet if I'd like a game with brief descriptions but a good vocab and parser . You're Danish, right? I don't know how appropriate the language is for your daughter (I find such matters hard to judge), but this one was aimed partly at English children and she should at least recognise t...
by Richard Bos
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best beginner's game in English for non-native speakers
Replies: 14
Views: 5435

Re: Best beginner's game in English for non-native speakers

What about a multiple choice game like Danger Mouse in Black forest Chateau . It's not needed to understand every word and it is easier to solve because one can choose a command rather than having to write it oneself. Even without understanding every word you get a general idea of what you are doin...