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by Garry
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Port of Tizpan, Lord of the Jungle in zQuill
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Port of Tizpan, Lord of the Jungle in zQuill

The first thing I tried was REMOVE LOINCLOTH, which it did, then it said "I can't." Did it do this in the original? If not, there may be issues with the conversion process.

Otherwise,it looks good.
by Garry
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Tim Hartnell and Clive Gifford's Mysterious Adventures
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Tim Hartnell and Clive Gifford's Mysterious Adventures

I got side-tracked on some other new discoveries, but eventually got back to 'Golden Nugget'. It turned out to be a real dog. I was really stumped at one point until I realised there was a bug in the listing that made it impossible to finish the game. Specifically, when I tried to DIG DIRT in the tu...
by Garry
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Tim Hartnell and Clive Gifford's Mysterious Adventures
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Tim Hartnell and Clive Gifford's Mysterious Adventures

In the meantime, I've submitted an entry to CASA for The Explorer, together with screen grabs, map and solution. I'll do the same for Golden Nugget in due course.
by Garry
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Tim Hartnell and Clive Gifford's Mysterious Adventures
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Tim Hartnell and Clive Gifford's Mysterious Adventures

Hmmm, it doesn't look like I can add an attachment to a personal message. Here's a zip file for The Explorer. I'll add one for Golden Nugget after I've tested it. It might take a day or two.
by Garry
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Tim Hartnell and Clive Gifford's Mysterious Adventures
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Tim Hartnell and Clive Gifford's Mysterious Adventures

I typed in both of those last night. Do you want me to send you the source? I've just finished playing The Explorer. This is a tiny little game, but it's a real bug fest. For example, you can CHOP TREE or CHOP LOG multiple times and the log keeps reappearing, even if you're carrying it. GO <directio...
by Garry
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Tim Hartnell and Clive Gifford's Mysterious Adventures
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Tim Hartnell and Clive Gifford's Mysterious Adventures

Thanks for finding this book. On a quick skim, only the first (The Explorer) and last (Golden Nugget) look like adventures. The others are RPG or CYOA.
by Garry
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: C64 Mountain Valley
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: C64 Mountain Valley

by Garry
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard

No, but I'm not a Spectrum person. I could never understand how the Spectrum ZX became so popular in the first place, except for the fact that it was dirt cheap. It's a bugger of a thing to use. (Strident will be jumping down my neck as soon as I click Submit. He thinks it's the greatest thing since...
by Garry
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard

maybe it's just that you're a little frustrated and cranky that you never had a game published when you were a kid! Not at all. It's just that I was always working on too many things and doing too much for other people and never got any of my own adventure projects finished. I ran an Atari users' g...
by Garry
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard

Two spaces between sentences is an antiquated practice from the day of the typewriter. It is redundant nowadays. If you find two spaces, change it to one. Remember that in the day of the 8-bit micro, the font was mono-spaced and the number of characters per line was fixed. In the case of the C64, it...
by Garry
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard

DESCEND looks right. I don't know what INTR is likely to be. It might depend on context. VERI and VERS are also a bit of a mystery. Try them in the game and see what they return. If they give you the version, then just use VERSION and ignore VERI. If they give you something different, then that will...
by Garry
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard

Yes, I believe Dorothy was from Brisbane, whereas I'm from Sydney. Dorothy was C64, whereas I was Atari 8-bit. We were both on the adventure scene around the same time, except that she wrote games in BASIC and AdventureWriter that were published and I wrote games in BASIC that weren't published. I h...
by Garry
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Land of the Giants (C64), Dorothy Millard

You could try sending Dorothy a personal message. As far as I know, she's still around. See Dorothy is Still Here.
by Garry
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Two-word Adventuron treasure-hunt game jam is underway
Replies: 2
Views: 2456

Re: Two-word Adventuron treasure-hunt game jam is underway

Thanks for the reminder. I must get onto it. I've also prepared maps and solutions.
by Garry
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The modern era
Topic: Two Days to the Race - Text Adventure - Stuck!
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Two Days to the Race - Text Adventure - Stuck!

It's okay to post hints. Just keep them a bit cryptic so that the person playing the game will be able to work out what you're talking about, but no one else will.