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by iamaran
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Text Adventure Games
Replies: 54
Views: 5297

Re: Text Adventure Games

Dethmunk wrote:I did an Adventure: The Darkness of Raven Wood
I really want to find the time to play this!
by iamaran
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5241

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

But in January 1987 he says
Robico's BLAZING STAR should be bulging from a few stockings. If you haven't yet got it I really must recommend it. If you have seen either GHOST TOWN or PONY EXPRESS, BLAZING STAR is in that vein but ten times better.
by iamaran
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Vespozian Affair
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: The Vespozian Affair

It was not a labour of love! Also, it's probably about 50% typed-in and 50% corrected from poor OCRd text. I think I can safely say that all my typing will prove to be correct and all of the errors were ones I missed proof-reading the OCR :wink:
by iamaran
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: The Vespozian Affair
Replies: 2
Views: 455

The Vespozian Affair

From the Computer & Video Games Year Book 1984. I typed it in and the problem is that now I've no desire to actually play it - it's as if the act of inputting it has drained me of all enthusiasm! It'd therefore be great if anyone would like to play it through to the end and correct any errors. Oh, a...
by iamaran
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: The Orb, A&B Computing
Replies: 1
Views: 269

The Orb, A&B Computing

Crashes at line 660, which isn't surprising...

Code: Select all

660IFR2$="DROP"PROC_DROP:GOTO@@@@
Suggest GOTO 440.
by iamaran
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Text Adventure Games
Replies: 54
Views: 5297

Re: Text Adventure Games

fuzzel wrote:Does that include Wizard's Challenge ? I'll be uploading the solution to that today as well as trying to hit 50 points in Oxbridge (the half way mark).
No, not yet. Currently 127 of 480 games are without solutions.
by iamaran
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Adventure 200 - Foilkade Ltd 1982
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Adventure 200 - Foilkade Ltd 1982

lurkio wrote:It would be good to know if the game as uploaded is completable and if the CASA solution works for the Beeb version.
Yes it is, and yes it does. I used Dorothy Millard's solution, with the exception that dropping the lamp very near the end got me killed in the dark.
by iamaran
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Text Adventure Games
Replies: 54
Views: 5297

Re: Text Adventure Games

Gunness wrote:I think you mean woohoo :) That's 135 games waiting to be solved! That's awesome.
129 and falling...
by iamaran
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Text Adventure Games
Replies: 54
Views: 5297

Re: Text Adventure Games

ivor_the_injun wrote:Was it Oxbridge where one of the puzzles meant you had to move as if you were a knight in chess, so as to check off every space on a chessboard?
Yep, definitely.
by iamaran
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Dreadnought / Dreadnaught
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Dreadnought / Dreadnaught

It's spelled 'Dreadnaught' by the author.
by iamaran
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Text Adventure Games
Replies: 54
Views: 5297

Re: Text Adventure Games

CASA has 329 games listed for the BBC/Electron, of which only 166 have not got solutions. That means that 49.5% of all Text Adventures known about for the Beeb/Elk have been solved by somebody :-) Leaving 50.5% unsolved or unsolvable? Sounds like a challenge! Update: There are currently 476 games l...
by iamaran
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5241

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Absolute long shot, but examining your pen reveals it to be unreliable.
by iamaran
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 93
Views: 4106

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

I've been putting together a PDF of the book as I've gone though each game. It's not a complete reproduction (I've left out the listings and the glossary) but everything else is there and is searchable. It also contains maps and solutions for each game. Please will you consider submitting the maps ...
by iamaran
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 93
Views: 4106

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

I will help too, but bit pushed for time this week, so maybe the next game.
by iamaran
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 93
Views: 4106

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

Good work everyone!
by iamaran
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 93
Views: 4106

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

paulv wrote:It's very relevant.
Absolutely. From my admittedly limited experience it can make a perceptible difference, especially when the paper is like Izal.
by iamaran
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5241

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

From those without solutions, the following are supposed to be very good: Cops by Alpine, Dreamtime by Heyley, It's Magic by Central Computing, Oxbridge by Tynesoft.
by iamaran
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Game categories
Replies: 24
Views: 1759

Re: Game categories

"Long Forgotten Arabia" and "Red Button Game" are the sample adventures from the book Adventure Design Language (1986) by A. F. de Geus, J. H. Jongejan and A. M. Koelmans. Pilgrim's Progress definitely a professional release by the Scripture Union: http://www.retrogames.co.uk/017758/Commodore/Pilgri...
by iamaran
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5241

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Glad you're enjoying!
by iamaran
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5241

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

I've never played any of these, but Cube of Zoth is supposed to be a good one, as is Oxbridge by Tynesoft. Quest for the Holy Grail by Epic is missing a solution, which surprises me as it was very popular. Sticky Fingers has an interesting sounding storyline.
by iamaran
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: MIA Model B Computing 8
Replies: 14
Views: 1844

Re: MIA Model B Computing 8

It states on 8bs.com that the archive of 10 is complete apart from issue 8, but issue 11 is on sale here: http://www.retrogamingworld.co.uk/compu ... ng-no.-11/. So at least one more is missing.
by iamaran
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Elk Adventure Club
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Elk Adventure Club

lurkio wrote:I can't answer either of your questions, unfortunately, but have you tried contacting Larry himself?

:?:
Yes. He personally has nothing.
by iamaran
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Elk Adventure Club
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Elk Adventure Club

http://www.nostalgia8.org/larry-fsf/page3.htm The five games that I know of are all extant. Are there any others? Do any of the club newsletters exist? Thanks for any information. The Axe of Kolt by Larry Horsfield Magnetic Moon by Larry Horsfield Reluctant Hero by Paul Waterman Rohak the Swordsman...
by iamaran
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Locks of Luck by Magus
Replies: 45
Views: 4802

Re: Locks of Luck by Magus

fuzzel wrote:Many thanks for the trophy Lurkio !

I'm surprised no one's asked for a walkthrough / map......

I did!
by iamaran
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: 'Doctor Who and the Warlord' text adventure hints/solutions?
Replies: 36
Views: 4596

Re: 'Doctor Who and the Warlord' text adventure hints/solutions?

The Solution Archive version is just the raw solution without the extra FAQ stuff. Still pending.
Give me chance! :D
by iamaran
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: 'Doctor Who and the Warlord' text adventure hints/solutions?
Replies: 36
Views: 4596

Re: 'Doctor Who and the Warlord' text adventure hints/solutions?

Thanks! I'm just waiting for GameFAQs to accept my submission (I included a special thanks to you in there for helping me through that nightmare, hope you don't mind). I'm a little dubious about their site since they've listed the game incorrectly as being for the ZX Spectrum. If it doesn't work ou...
by iamaran
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Solinet
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Re: Solinet

Well, asked Chris at 8BS.com, and he is not allowed to distribute from his site, cause Ron (the owner) does not want them distributed. ?? :?: Why not, aahk well, lost in time then. :cry:

11 years on, does anyone know if this is still the case?
by iamaran
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Village of Lost Souls (Robico)
Replies: 12
Views: 3831

Re: Village of Lost Souls (Robico)

As far as I know, no further games in the trilogy were released.

This article in Electron User 5.05 says part two was to be called 'Communion'.
http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/mags/eu/ ... pen15.html
by iamaran
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Adventure games
Replies: 82
Views: 8998

Re: Missing Adventure games

If it's any consolation, I've sorted Rendezvous for you and will hopefully get Micro Puzzle done tomorrow.
by iamaran
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Adventure games
Replies: 82
Views: 8998

Re: Missing Adventure games

I have a scan of the BBC listing of The Vespozian Affair if anyone fancies typing it in...