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by Garry
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Senobyzal
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Senobyzal

If it's a traditional parser-based text adventure, I'd love to test it, but I won't have any time until mid-July, if that's okay.
by Garry
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: R. D. Foord... type-in mystery
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: R. D. Foord... type-in mystery

I need a little help here. I found a tool that allows me to convert a BASIC program from an ASCII text file to a ZX-81 *.p cassette image file and I can play it in a ZX-81 emulator. However, the original listing had some special characters and I can't for the life of me work out what they mean or ho...
by Garry
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: R. D. Foord... type-in mystery
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: R. D. Foord... type-in mystery

Who knows. I wasn't aware of a download for the ZX-81 game, so I typed it in yesterday. Now I have to work out how to get it from a text file to a ZX-81 tape file. I should have thought of that before I started.
by Garry
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: R. D. Foord... type-in mystery
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: R. D. Foord... type-in mystery

Yes, I've got the disk image, but I couldn't tell you where I got it. I know that I spent a hell of a lot of time tracking down Atari ST adventures. I must update the entries on CASA one of these days, as the ST coverage is very poor. The Type Fantastic reference is how I found out which magazine th...
by Garry
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: R. D. Foord... type-in mystery
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: R. D. Foord... type-in mystery

That is 100% correct. ST Adventure Writing System (or ST_AWS) was written by R D Foord in GFA BASIC 2 and, according to the doco, is based on The Quill. It comes with three sample adventures: Rooms, Demo and Timeswitch. In the opening screen for Timeswitch, it says it is "based on Timeslide by K. Be...
by Garry
Mon May 24, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: The modern era
Topic: PunyJam #1 games are ready for playing and judging
Replies: 2
Views: 782

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

Aw, shucks. You noticed. There were 9 entries. I've submitted maps and solutions for all of them, except 'The Job'. I've actually done a map and solution for that one too, but Fredrik has done a new release, so I'll check that before submitting.
by Garry
Thu May 20, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10
Replies: 129
Views: 34266

Re: Another Classic Ported to TRS-80 MC-10

"Wokers of the world unite". Is this about Chinese cookery? :D
by Garry
Wed May 05, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: The modern era
Topic: PunyJam #1 games are ready for playing and judging
Replies: 2
Views: 782

PunyJam #1 games are ready for playing and judging

For those of you that don't follow all the IF social media, you may be unaware that there is a (relatively) new library for Inform 6 called PunyInform that makes it easier for an author to write an Infocom style game using the Inform 6 programming language and publish that game for 8-bit and 16-bit ...
by Garry
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Appleton/The Village... Original source?
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Appleton/The Village... Original source?

I searched through my Dragon games and couldn't find anything with Appleton or Village in the title. I have a very good collection of CoCo adventures and couldn't find anything there either. I also searched through all the book and magazine type-ins and couldn't find anything close on any platform. ...
by Garry
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: The modern era
Topic: ADRIFT platforms
Replies: 30
Views: 2563

Re: ADRIFT platforms

Alright. No mention of emulators.

I won't be doing this anyway, as I'm not into PC games and don't have the equipment or the expertise to know what works on what.
by Garry
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: The modern era
Topic: ADRIFT platforms
Replies: 30
Views: 2563

Re: ADRIFT platforms

Agreed. Something like "Requires MS-DOS or an emulator such as DOSBox" or "Requires Windows 7 or later".
by Garry
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: The modern era
Topic: ADRIFT platforms
Replies: 30
Views: 2563

Re: ADRIFT platforms

Doing a split sounds like it's going to be too much trouble. I think the best we can do is rely on contributors to add notes on system requirements. This will at least give us an idea whether supplementary software (such as an emulator) is needed on modern platforms.
by Garry
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: The Wizard of Chaos
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: The Wizard of Chaos

I don't see why not. It's still an adventure.
by Garry
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: The modern era
Topic: ADRIFT platforms
Replies: 30
Views: 2563

Re: ADRIFT platforms

For now, I think we have to rely on contributors updating the notes with any information they think necessary to tell you what you need to run the game. I think I did that when I updated all the Alan games a few years ago (these were 2.5, 2.6, 2.8 and 3.0) and I could do it for the Adrift games too ...
by Garry
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: The modern era
Topic: ADRIFT platforms
Replies: 30
Views: 2563

Re: ADRIFT platforms

The lack of detail on CASA always annoys me, but I've learnt to live with it. I'd prefer the system to be Adrift and the platform to be Adrift 3.9, Adrift 4.0 or Adrift 5.0, so that you know exactly which interpreter you need to play it. I think the best you can do is to add this info in a note unde...