The Warlord (1988), Acorn User (via BBC Soft)

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The Warlord (1988), Acorn User (via BBC Soft)

Post by lurkio » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:07 pm

Here's the text adventure game The Warlord, published for the BBC Micro by Acorn User magazine in 1988:
Play online:
Documentation from Acorn User magazine:
Encrypted hints, copied and pasted from Acorn User, and proofread:
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    Q: I GET LOST IN THE MIST
    H: =KH7:AC@T)JM$=M9>M=F>\
    A: @HQ.ACB4$496F99Y05MA<?!
    
    Q: I KEEP DROWNING IN THE MARSH
    H: R6FK(9U/[32OL96F=N36>AL?M4;@Q,CHX
    A: LA5C@T'HQ.ACB4$496F99Y05MA<?!
    
    Q: I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING IN THE DARK
    H: R6FK.7@?\!R@6JA-M5B*
    A: ?CE6\!_,5LCP!M6\,=>ALL)K[
    
    Q: I GET BLOWN UP BY THE MINE
    H: GAEL/?>MG'H=8\)JM/7Z6+KI0*
    A: =K?Y-L4-J:[!MK;4AE9Y&L=>S44=M3*
    
    Q: I GET SHOT BY A DEAD TROOPER
    H: L2MD/NM96FK27>ALL&ICN,C@E5E9(
    A: EC@<U%GG2R1=M3[&ICN!_7.<O??!
    
    Q: I GET FATALLY BURNED BY COINS
    H: M4=M3[!Q3[#L@=T#L:EEM.7<QN(=M3*
    A: @K3@?\&ICN'H=8\72C@T'>OL96FK.AH1=M3*
    
    Q: I GET CARRIED INTO SPACE BY A MISSILE
    H: P19SL96FK32@FU)JM.AEL(=M3*
    A: =K?Y-L4-J:[44=['H=8\/?R44=[2/LC_
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND THE CUBIX
    H: <>K@=E9%4#>K@=E9'2,5S1MZ4,5S1M]
    A: O3J6KL44=[#FKES444=IR5>2[44=[2/CEF
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET THE DEAD TROOPER'S GOLD OR HIS LANCE
    H: L2MD/NM96FK27>ALL&ICN,C@E5E9(
    A: M>C0[M3"S?L44=M3",M!MAE4=MN,5M5B*
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET THROUGH THE DESERT
    H: E=D<K1?\%S85?EK5F?EM#>MR"C[5>2AO7#
    A: A9Q2HMG3B=>B7J6E9'2)KS,M$A<CHMV
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND TIM TREVYL
    H: L<>8=M5UG+CAH<M71=M3[(=[)J\
    A: M4=[+>E9Y!M6\(AJM"JC@5CN,Q2\+CAHX
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET OUT OF THE DESERT
    H: M4AE=U"?BH#2)KS,M44=[7.NA1M<R$AN2MB[
    A: K3O>/BB[96F=N3A1KCY4/CN'HQ%<RA[
    
    Q: THE KING'S BLOODGUARD ARE NASTY TO ME
    H: R,OL6+Q/M9:QN)JM45DS4>3QC3[,M&L7<I6+
    A: L.XG45DS4>3QC3[,M.3L8*
    
    Q: I GET LOST IN THE MOUNTAINS
    H: FBC3[&I@=T96FZ
    A: M4=M3[)JM.AE4AE9Y44=M3)2'HQ3<F?4'
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET THROUGH THE FOREST
    H: BKL*K>AL-<>ALL"C[!_4>/O_
    A: @HQ.ACB4X4;Q'>OL/F?[
    
    Q: HOW CAN I AVOID BEING ROBBED ON THE ROAD?
    H: R6FK.7@?\3<>8[$AA?I5B*
    A: ?CE6\!_7.<O??^4/CN0?H.M4O7T&L7<I6O\
    
    Q: HOW CAN I MAKE USE OF THE GYPSIES?
    H: R6FK.7@?\44=[-<J@6E9Y%G9H8IF[
    A: @BM/[44=HS!_36CJ/MN"S?@;?!
    
    Q: I GET KILLED IN THE BANDITS' CAMP
    H: @>OL,I.HNG72K4X'H=8+
    A: R6FK.7@?\44=['H=8\,C4H:O[
    
    Q: I GET KILLED FALLING DOWN THE RAVINE
    H: :O@B=2BEX)KL&L=>S44=[%<RA[
    A: N>2[!_2=A5*
    
    Q: I GET SHOT AT THE WEST GATE
    H: I1S5<I5B[-LG&L7<I6+
    A: P*HKL!SL44=[':S1[&ICN/?7[4A=<!
    
    Q: I GET EXECUTED AT THE WEST GATE
    H: M4=['N,Q2OM&CE6\3<>8O4AE9Y/7@?IE6M/*
    A: R6FK-H>AL$N=AP44=[,5M5B*
    
    Q: I GET EATEN ALIVE IN THE MOAT
    H: R6FK-H>AL"C[6/MGG39CHX
    A: <I=D5^"?BHU5;P4;Q44=["P7;C>*
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET PAST THE DOG
    H: ;M?7[);H9[#R=Z4"MC3?\!M6\(M99KGV
    A: ?CE6\!_"M?7[4;Q'BM/[(AD"
    
    Q: WHAT CAN I USE TO DISTRACT THE DOG?
    H: EC@<U!Q=F96*2.AEL/?7["S?L44J3@\N
    A: BER44=[7.G@ 444=[#BG@5QAY444=[1D,Q@GV
    
    Q: A SOLDIER KNOCKS ME IN THE MOAT
    H: K3G5WI?"C[&L7<I6HMG4;Q(ADTN
    A: L.XG(=G@CQM3/CN!MK;4AE9Y%GG2*
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND THE WELL
    H: K3<C\#>Q3AO7@MG/?R44=[.ACB4X7*K@#
    A: GACB4O.NAL)ER44=[-4Q9:OL3>D,Q3*
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET OUT OF THE WELL ALIVE
    H: M4=['K/U3KEG/7Z96F=N%M@=CN!O@1KGM5>\
    A: H?>MG4-J:[/?7[/3H;>QL72K4X96FZ
    
    Q: I NEED SOME MONEY
    H: EC@<U&ICN!_.7@?H9)@@A
    A: '@@[ER44=[(9X:A-BH$
    
    Q: I NEED SOME GOLD
    H: M4=[,5M6HCC2#,M$=T2AL1MN(9RM#E9Q;"
    A: M>GG44=[)E@RM3.AEL44=["?S@89AC<G8+
    
    Q: I NEED SOME MORE SILVER
    H: ?CIAAL'>OL,I.HNG72K4X'H=8+
    A: M4=M3[)JM!_"S?@;?R)ER!_,C4H:?\2=@>"
    
    Q: I NEED A THIRD SILVER BUTTON
    H: H?7[7*RM$N=A@5?\/G/MN!_0B3>FG9:B*
    A: EC@<U$KH7R)ER44=[2/U3E7*
    
    Q: I'VE BEEN TO THE CITY BUT I STILL CAN'T FIND TIM TREVYL
    H: M-J:[44=['R7CFN,M!CR3:B*
    A: ;?BHU4;Q44=[3A-QBX4!M6\5>2[44=[2/CEF
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO ABOUT THE RUFFIAN?
    H: :F@K3N@6F?R-<>ALL'>OL96FK3<>8R1=M3*
    A: AAKL44=[2C1@C8MRM34C2:B*
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET BACK PAST THE DOG
    H: @BM/[)KL3<>8[%S-M1FJ2*
    A: ?CE6\!_"M?7[!M6\44J=HI)K[
    
    Q: HOW CAN I GET PAST THE CENTRAL COURTYARD?
    H: ;C[/F=N'N0NALM3/CN44=[+>E9 ,\
    A: L5GHI44=HS96F=N)EH3K-S5F?!
    
    Q: HOW DO I GET THROUGH THE ENTRANCE HALL?
    H: R6FK(9U/[!_23P>.AJ9[)K1HS72K4X96FZ
    A: @BM/[44=[)EH3K-S5F?!
    
    Q: I'M NOT ALLOWED THROUGH THE CARVED DOORS
    H: R6FK-H>AL"C[4;@Q30OC1@SV
    A: ?CE6\44=[$N3N@6E9Y2=@>"
    
    Q: THE GUARDS ARE FASCINATED BY MY ACCENT
    H: ?;R0FE3S1[44=HS%Q/IR-BC3*
    A: M-K?U!AMF?L45DS4>3QC3#
    
    Q: I FALL TO MY DEATH FROM A TREE
    H: R6FK!Q3[)ER4;@Q-H.EX/7Z!_(M=@GV
    A: <I=D5^$KH7R"CAIC3[96FK-BG/[/7@)
    
    Q: THE DOG WON'T GIVE ME WHAT I WANT
    H: BKS,M!_'K3@?UG$K8(
    A: M4=M3[!Q3[44J3@["M?7N[2'>OL!MAE4=M]
    
    Q: WHAT USE IS THE HAYSTACK?
    H: M4=[6+KI0[)JM72K4AE!
    A: EC@<U)ER)KL&ICN3<>8O4AE9Y96FK.7@?+
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I GET A WEAPON
    H: :_3<?;:],5M5B'405M69OC,0
    A: BER44=[&;QN7.NA[
    
    Q: I NEED SOME GLASS
    H: M4=M3[)JM0<9IFEG!Q=F96*2.7<QN!M6\&;Q]
    A: M4=M3[)JM-BC3[449MR/?7[3<F=1B)244AE=$
    
    Q: THE KING IS APPALLED BY MY LACK OF COURTESY
    H: M5DS4>3QC3T+CAH<M719SL4;Q$K
    A: K3<C\44=[.AE1[/?R44=["C?N=@>S$K@C]
    
    Q: I GET EATEN BY A VOORVOKURP
    H: E=B:[!_35=@KP96FK(9U/['H?7[!RA>/XV
    A: M4=[0<5BB[96FK!Q3[)ER)JM!_4>/O_
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND A LAMP
    H: @HQ4;Q44=[&;QN%<RAX4!M6\$KH7!
    A: :SL44=["ME@;>S/7Z44=["?BHU3A-HIA\
    
    Q: I HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF THEFT AND THROWN IN THE DUNGEON
    H: BKS,M27J8NG"CDE9Y05I@;C9N@\
    A: ;SDG!_$N7E=UM3$K?Y-L3A1<K#
    
    Q: I FALL AND BREAK MY NECK IN THE CITY
    H: M4=M3[!Q3[/E4=MN7*X:M/7Z'H:E9Y4;Q-4Q9:O[
    A: @HQ3<F?4$444=IR%<RAX444=IR.ACB4'
    
    Q: HOW CAN I GET THE GREAT HUMMING DOOR OPEN?
    H: M4=M3[!Q3[4C8Q36;ANM4;Q)K[
    A: H?>MG&L=>S44=[)EE6;A*
    
    Q: HOW CAN I GET INTO THE INDEX ROOM
    H: R6FK(9U/[%T,NY4$K?Y-L96F*0
    A: BEE=5>QL44=[$K@C]
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS FUNNY SHAPED HOLE?
    H: BEE2MBL3<>8O4AE9Y44=[3.L8[359O5*
    A: R6FK.7@?\!_(=S)FH?3KT+:TV
    
    Q: I NEED SOME KEYS
    H: @>OL96F=A2G:Z#>ODA=3?+
    A: M4=["?M6EK?M(9U/[3<>8*
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND THE RAVINE FROM THE EAST
    H: M4=M3[)JM!_01S4X,9<CEE9Y44=M3*
    A: P.NAL&L=>S1D,Q@GG/CN.ACB4X&L=>S2=2C+
    
    Q: I SEEM TO NEED AN INDEX CARD
    H: M4=M3[)JM!_2=@>S&ICN44=[0E=>?D2*
    A: ?CE6\!_7*XG)EF;Q44=[)E6ASH2=@>"
    
    Q: I CAN'T OPEN THE SHUTTERED WINDOW
    H: M>GG!MAE4=MN2=F?1*
    A: M4=[72E6KHI78?Y-L/A5I 244=[$K@CN72C@#
    
    Q: HOW CAN I GET INTO THE LEFT HAND BEDROOM? 
    H: M4=[-BDAL/3T3FF>M7*XV
    A: R6FK.7@?\3<>8[+:T:\
    
    Q: HOW DO I GET OUT OF THE BANDIT'S CAVE 
    H: =K?Y-L&IC5>OL)KS,M96F=N,I.HNG$=XV
    A: AQ7>AE5J2[44=['N,Q2*23D2E9ZN
    
    Q: I SEEM TO BE AN INEXPERIENCED ROCK CLIMBER
    H: N>2[3B4K-AJ9[%LD4G=8IF[
    A: :_2=A5[78F78\"C[5>2AO7#
    
    Q: I CAN'T READ THE SCRAP OF PAPER 
    H: :_4>7:HU/7Z,9J?3Q2K 
    A: K3<C\)KL)ER44=[-<I@=C]
    
    Q: I HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF THEFT AND ESCORTED OUT OF THE CITY 
    H: M>GG44=["CNAL0?==:VV
    A: R6FK-H>AL01XG&ICN44AE9LM)ER44=[-4Q9:O[
    
    Q: THE GUARD WON'T LET ME GO DOWN THE BACK STAIRS
    H: R6FK,C@<U-H.EX4;@Q3:4QB[
    A: M-J:[/7@Z44=[2=3C[/CN44=[72>(
    
    Q: I GET ACCUSED OF BEING A POISONER
    H: R6FK35GF78JY-L7*M6AMN!Q=F96+
    A: @HQ3A>/H>ALL"?BHU$KH7R44=[3A-HIA\
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I GET AN INVITATION?
    H: BER44=[-<;@H9[/7Z44=["?S@89AC<G8+
    A: ?L=>S44=[+>E9 ,M"JC@5CN,Q2+
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND A WAY OFF THE BATTLEFIELD
    H: M4=M3[)JM!_7*XU2+:@KP,C@<>E9(
    A: ?CE6\44=[2=2C\!M6\&I=@CHI)KL.ACB4'
    
    Q: I GOT SCRAPED OFF A WALL AND THROWN IN THE DUNGEON
    H: :U9:;\/7@?I6EE9Y44=[,C4>KG\
    A: ;SDG!_$N7E=UM396FR%@T.7@?\3<>8[-B?7TV
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET SOMETHING SCREWED TO A DESK
    H: BKL)JM0?D@69J9*
    A: R6FK.7@?\!_30O3R-N7M/M]
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET ACROSS THE RIVER
    H: M>GG7*K?>E9YM3/CN27;EE9Y(A>A'
    A: ?CE6\44=["P7;C>*
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET OUT OF THE RAVINE
    H: FBC3[%LD4G=8IFL.7@?A?+
    A: P.<QN44=[3=1BB["M@E?\
    
    Q: THE KING IS OFFENDED BECAUSE I DON'T EAT
    H: A=[-<>ALL"C[&I@=9?\"WG!_*;NA1M]
    A: IB3O1I6\4;Q%<SL3<>8O4AE9(
    
    Q: IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET OUT OF THE DUNGEON?
    H: M4=M3[)JM/?>MG/?7[/3H;>QL0B3N2IF[
    A: R,N[20E>5X44=[4-AJ9*
    
    Q: I INCINERATED THE CITY ACCIDENTALLY
    H: R6FK35GF78\/3CTG)EEA>C.Q5F?E\
    A: =K?Y-L0E7@T44=[,9Q/M]
    
    Q: I GOT A BLACK EYE AND A NOSE BLEED
    H: ?;HEFL(=<QBL.7Q/MN78?R&;HI\@@A
    A: I5MA6JAZ2(AKL44=[2C1@C8MR!F:HE!
    
    Q: I THINK I GOT DRUNK ON THE BEAUJOLAIS
    H: M4=M3[!Q3["CO@1MN5>2NM&ICN!K7L9G=#
    A: =K?Y-L$N7E=U44=[72E7)296FK.7@?\)K[
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO WITH THE METAL DISC?
    H: BKL78F78\&CKL)EF;Q!_3<4H:O[
    A: ?O>2[44=[,=>AL?M72K4X)K[
    
    Q: I CAN'T READ THE SCROLL
    H: M4=M3[)JM/?7[72J2MN449MR96FZ
    A: M-J:[)KL4;Q45DS4>3QC3#
    
    Q: I JUST GOT KNOCKED TO THE FLOOR AND JUMPED ON
    H: ;C[#>Q3AO7T71G>S96FK!S@-BH$
    A: AAKL44=[2C1@C8MR"S?L.AQ/?7[%GG2*
    
    Q: A TREE FALLS ON TOP OF ME
    H: ;S?L)KL#LF78\(9U/["C@IR!_2=4H$
    A: M5<[44=[2=A5[4;Q!_2=4H!4.AEL44=[4>3@*
    
    Q: I TRY TURNING MY VEHICLE, WITH DISASTROUS RESULTS
    H: P1A:EX7*XG$E;\44GD2['N,Q2OM'H00
    A: @HQ%<RAZ24>C>AL44=[!T?;A9CCE[
    
    Q: THE BANDITS DON'T GIVE ME ANY KEYS
    H: G7Q/MN"C[&L7<I6HMG72K4X44A<Q/N\
    A: =K?Y-L35GHU4'BM/'4/CN/A5IR44=[,C4H:O[
    
    Q: I JUST GOT ELECTROCUTED
    H: L.E?OEG&CIAAZ2)KS,M"WG44=[$K@C]
    A: LD2K/EX/7@Z44=[,=>AL[
    
    Q: I GET SOLD A COMPUTER I DON'T WANT
    H: ;C[-BC3[#>Q3AO7T!AMF?L719SL96FK"SDV
    A: BEE=5>QL44=[7*S/E=NM&CIAA[
    
    Q: I GOT EATEN BY A GIANT RAT
    H: R6FK(9U/[4;Q4-J:[96F=N#E9M5BN\
    A: =K?Y-L/A5IR44=[4>/O*&0E7@T44=[72I3*
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I GET A.ROPE?
    H: :MR)EF1MAA1G@5QN4>/CEE9Y0?DA[
    A: ?L=>S44=['R7C6<N\
    
    Q: I CAN'T LIGHT THE LAMP
    H: =E;\96FK&IC5>OL3<>8O4AE980
    A: R6FK.7@?\3<>8[-4S/E=N\
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I GET A TAG?
    H: ?L=>S44=[32>R=7KEG/7@C:B«
    A: BEE=5>QL44=[$AN8!444=IR/A5I @@A
    
    Q: A DRY GREY POWDER WON'T BURN FOR ME
    H: BKL-<>ALL)=Z)KL7*RM7.O[
    A: I?F=N72E7[)EF;Q44=[,5LC_
    
    Q: I JUST HIT THE BOTTOM OF A BOTTOMLESS PIT
    H: EC@<U71=M3[96FK!Q3['H:E9(
    A: E=>ALL44=[,5LCP!M6\4-J:[)KL72K4X96FZ
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO WITH A HOVERCYCLE?
    H: R6FK#LF78\0B3O1I6\)KS,M!_(GCA2*
    A: FBF9FL44=[44AE9%4/CN'>OL/?R)K[
    
    Q: I TURN GREEN AND KEEL OVER SUDDENLY
    H: R6FK35GF78\!U9:;\449SL&IC3D>GR&I@5+
    A: ?I@=T44=[+>E9'2$K?Y-L%<S[
    
    Q: HOW CAN I HELP TIM TREVYL? HE IS UPSET AND CONFUSED
    H: L<>8=M5UG3A;=9[(AJM7*S/E'
    A: M4=[#BIF-T=N72C@T32G@T96FK(AJM7*S/E'
    
    Q: I GET CAUGHT BY A SECURITY ANDROID
    H: ;C[-BC3[#>Q3AO7#
    A: =K?Y-L27E9Y44=["CG@T/CN'HQ%<RA[
    
    Q: I GET KILLED GOING UP THE RAPIDS
    H: M>GG44=["CO@1MN01QBL/7Z6+KCF=]
    A: M49SL)JM.AEL44=[7*XG4;Q44=[2/U3E7*
    
    Q: I GET SHOT WHEN I LEAVE THE CUBIX
    H: R6FK-H>AL45D8[)KL27>AL[
    A: N>2[44=[63<R2E9Y30O3@I!
    
    Q: I GET LOST IN THE LIBRARY
    H: R6FK.7@?\!R@6JA-M5B*
    A: @>OL44=["CG@T!M6\27E9Y)K[
    
    Q: I THINK I NEED A HEXAGONAL KEY
    H: R6FK#LF78\-4J:[)K
    A: ?CE6\44=[(=S)FH?3KT-BF78+
    
    Q: I HAVE BEEN DUMPED IN AN EMPTY TENT
    H: R6FK.7@?\3<>8O4AE9Y4;Q#R?L72K4'
    A: M-J:[44=["?X6?7OL72K4X96FY25>2[)K[
    
    Q: I GET TORN LIMB FROM LIMB BY A HUNTING EAGLE
    H: BKL-H>AL"C[6/MGG(M99KGV
    A: M4J=HI$KH7R!_#L@<:?\2/SL&ICN)K[
    
    Q: I ONLY FLOAT IN THE RAVINE
    H: R6FK(9U/[!_'K/U3KEG0B=3J9HS!F:HE!
    A: R6FK!Q3[#>Q@G0E9Y(=<UCG/3H;>Q?\
    
    Q: I GET CRYOGENICALLY FROZEN
    H: =K?Y-L4>7>@>MN44=[32>R=7KEG30>M!
    A: R6FK.7@?\!_32>R=7KEG4-F(
    
    Q: I KEEP SETTING THE BENCH ON FIRE ACCIDENTALLY
    H: K3<C\44=[)EEA>C.Q5F?E\
    A: BEE=5>QL44=[#OC.F9J9*
    
    Q: TIM TREVYL JUST HOLDS OUT HIS HAND FOR A BOOK
    H: R6FK72C@T*K>AL(9U/[4;Q'>OL)KL&ICN(AD"
    A: M>GG44=[,=9P/QGV
    
    Q: THE LAMP SEEMS TO GO OUT SUDDENLY
    H: R6FR%@T(9U/[4;Q0<5MR!G=<C+
    A: N>2[)KL71AC9[)KL,5RA?\
    
    Q: THE SCREEN SHOWS ONLY SWIRLING MIST
    H: R6FK!Q3['>O@5E9Y!G=<C\/7Z96F=A2G:)
    A: R6FK$K?Y-L.7@?\44=[30O3@IR45C@T,5S1M]
    
    Q: I HAVE FOUND THE CUBIX BUT IT'S LOCKED
    H: M5DS4>3QC3T+:@KCM)KL,C4H:?\5>B,K@MV
    A: @HQ4;Q44=[#FKE"%44=IR5>2[44=[2/CEF
    
    Q: I SEEM TO HAVE DUG MY OWN GRAVE AND FALLEN IN
    H: P8F78\96FK0B3A?MN3<>8J?7[%GG2[)ER)K+0
    A: CK8CP"?BHL*Q2OM/G/MN44=[(G=9*
    
    Q: WE GOT ARRESTED BY THE SOLDIERS NEAR THE BRIDGE
    H: M4=N2[&L3I5EX#>MR"C[%<R6CMG&I@=9?+
    A: L=5<JU&L3I5EX4;Q44=H!244=IR'HQ.ACB4'
    
    Q: MY BATTERIES HAVE RUN OUT
    H: AGHI.7BE9>Q2O7T/7Z96FZ
    A: =K?Y-L,9<U/[44=[2/CEFQ3D2K/E=?\/?!
    
    Q: I CAN'T USE THE SCREEN
    H: BKL(9RM!_#LG/MN/G/MN)K[
    A: R6FK-H>AL/A5IR)KL&CIAA[
    
    
    Q: I GOT EXECUTED FIRST AND INTERROGATED AFTERWARDS
    H: P1=M3[72C@T96FK7*M6AM-0
    A: ;C[#>Q3AO7T71=M3[96FK'HQ)ER#E9Q:9M=:&
    
    Q: I CEASED TO EXIST
    H: [1A;C3]>"CAIC3[96FK0B3N@M!MKG"S?@;?E\
    A: =K?Y-L5>2[44=[$AQ3:B["CAIC3[44=[%I6+
    
    Q: WE GET EXECUTED AS ENGLISH SYMPATHISERS
    H: GAEL!_.;:B[0<5BB[4;Q(9M9Y!Q=F96+
    A: R6FK-H>AL'>OL/F?L/7Z#E9Q:9M=:W&;RA[
    
    Q: BOOM! THAT WAS SILLY OF ME
    H: ;CNAL.AEL4;Q"C[44=M3[71=IR)KL'H6NM5;_
    A: I<5BB[!_&O>2'4!M6\'>OL/F?L&;RA[
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I FIND A FUSE?
    H: O/MGG#ICD2[4;Q44=[-4HER':S1K?DA[
    A: M4=[R\6\41IFL.ACB4X/7Z44=[':S1*
    
    Q: I KEEP GETTING IMPRISONED IN THE PIGSTY
    H: M49SL$K6N;Y-L-8<MR96FK(9U/[4;Q3A-XV
    A: M4J3@[63J6K?Y444J3@[%N0>O5[2=F?1N\
    
    Q: I NEED TO GET BACK PAST THE BANDITS 
    H: :U9:;\44=H_4/CN-4J:[44=HS!U9:;\96FZ
    A: @HQ638_44=[2/U3E7'4/CN5>2[44=[,5M5B*
    
    Q: NOTHING I DO SEEMS TO CONVINCE THE SERGEANT
    H: L<>8[05JA<9[!Q3[*K>AL,=B:[449S[
    A: =K?Y-L78C@G"%%N0>O5[&L=>S44=[41IF[
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I FIND SOME SNUFF?
    H: G7<QN44=[-4HER':S1K?DA[
    A: M4=[U_4X41IFL.ACB4X/7Z44=[':S1K?DA[
    
    Q: I SNUFFED IT
    H: M1<BEX96FK4;Q(9M9Y!Q=F96+
    A: @HQ.ACB4X!EN1MN5>6E9Y44=[3;G1@)
    
    Q: SOME SAPPERS TRY TO PICK MY POCKETS
    H: P1QG-<>ALL44=TG"C[)ER44=[-8N@M41IF+0
    A: M4=TG!Q3[(M99KGU2'BM/[44=HS3<>8["C@A)
    
    Q: WHAT CAN THE SAPPERS DO FOR ME?
    H: E9OL96FK4-J:[3<>8[,=>ALL23G=<A)
    A: E=>ALL!_4-O5MN!SL44=DIN"P/Y/<M]
    
    Q: MY FINGERNAILS ARE TOO WEAK
    H: =E;\96FK&CE6\!MK;4AE9Y(=M3:0
    A: M-J:[44=[0<5S1[&CIAA[
    
    Q: I CAN'T AVOID BEING ROBBED AT LEAST ONCE
    H: ;S?L44=TG!Q3[6/MGG#>Q3G9N@M"?M6EK?NN
    A: :MK;4AE9Y44=TG3A1<KT)JM)ER44=[1D,Q@GV
    
    Q: I AM SEEN EASILY AGAINST THE FLAMES
    H: ;CO@1MN.AEL4;Q"C[32@I^4.Y^NAL01R,0
    A: AA;A[596AMN44=[7*FH?R44=M3*
    
    Q: I HAVE BEEN DESPATCHED BY A VETERAN
    H: R6FK.7@?\3<>8[+>E6\/7Z7.<O??!
    A: AAKL(ADS72K4X44=[09JA;=#
    
    Q: THE CUIRASSIER SEEMS TO BE A LIGHT SLEEPER
    H: L<Q96FK"C[!_,=>ALL44A<A)
    A: @>OL44=[4-O5MN3<7N8MV
    
    Q: I SEEM TO HAVE CUT IT RATHER FINE
    H: M4=M3[)JM-BC3[449MR/?7[7*XG/F?[
    A: @HEL44=["?X6?7O+!#R?L44=[41IF[
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS SMALL DEVICE?
    H: R6FK23<K@MG-H>AL01XG!S@1IF5F?!
    A: BEE=5>QL)KX4B1A;C3]J4F:%S85M7D8IFMN
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I FIND SOME BEEF?
    H: GAEL&;QN&L=>S44=[-4HER':S1K?DA[
    A: M4=[T 4X41IFL.ACB4X/7Z44=[':S1K?DA[
    
    Q: GOING THROUGH A HOLE DOESN'T GET ME VERY FAR
    H: M4=M3[!Q3[/?>MG4C8Q0<5BBNM4;Q'H
    A: M>7<?\44=[41IFL4;Q44=[3<F?470
    
    Q: I SEEM TO HAVE LOST A BAYONET - AND A PISTOL
    H: :Q3[96FK3B=3[96FK.7@?\44=H20
    A: M4=[&L3I5EX4-J:[44=H"
    
    Q: I GOT SQUASHED TO DEATH BY FIFTY FURIOUS FRENCHMEN
    H: =KQ96FK(9U/[!MK;4AE9Y4;Q-4S/EX449S+0
    A: ;S=<R44=["P7;C>[5>6E9Y44=[-4S/E=N\
    
    Q: I GET KILLED WHEN THE POWDERSTORE GOES UP
    H: HG/MN44=[(AC@GM!M6*@@A
    A: N>2[!_&O>2'4!M6\'>OL&O=B4=MN!V*XV
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET THE MUSKET - OR THE BAYONET
    H: @>IF8MG$K6NM)KZ2449SS,M44=[7*XV
    A: M-J:[44=["?X6?7OL'>IF8MGH&AEL-H>8:OUF
    
    Q: FIRING THE PISTOL DOESN'T GET ME WHERE I WANT TO GO
    H: O/O1M/MEM5>2[)KL"?BHL*Q2O\
    A: AAKL44=[6/O1M/MR72K4X)K[
    
    Q: I TRIPPED AND GOT DUMPED IN THE PIGSTY
    H: M;Q%Q/MG;4AE9Y44=M3[)JM!_32<R<?!
    A: ?CE7[M3"S?L'>OL!K@T96FK.7@?\&CIAA[
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I FIND SOMETHING TO LIGHT GUNPOWDER?
    H: AAJA;CGG)JM"S9=$
    A: IE7@T44=["S9=U)ER44=[09>LAEV
    
    Q: I GOT BLASTED INTO ATOMS BY A MESON BEAM
    H: BD4FBE7[96F=N.3L8[)JM-!2!K=&
    A: AAKL44=[7*Q:CC2#,M(=I5EE4M!
    
    Q: HOW DO I GET OUT OF THIS EMPTY TENT?
    H: M4AJM0B=3J9HS)JM!_'HC2E8MR+CAE[
    A: R6FK.7@?\44=["?X6?7OL4;Q#R?L44=[41IF[
    
    Q: I GOT FROZEN TO DEATH IN A BATHROOM
    H: FBDAL05JA<9[$K?Y-L,=B:[#L=8\"?S4K\
    A: M-J:[44=[3<2OP!M6\'>OL/F?L&;RA[
    
    Q: A DRUNK DANCES WITH ME, SINGING LOUDLY
    H: AGHI6/MGG$EJAA=0GE9Y&ICN96FK"ME4'
    A: =KQ%Q/MG;4AE9Y1D4<O8MV
    
    Q: I'VE GOT INTO THE INDEX ROOM. WHAT NOW?
    H: K3H8H5CMN44=[-8<M;E9Y/7ZB21G9K1S4A:_]0
    A: M4AE=U!AMF?L44=["M@<U96FK.7@?+
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET BACK INTO THE CUBIX AFTER LEAVING
    H: =K?Y-L"C[3<Q"?BHL*Q2\,C@<>E9(
    A: M>C0)296FK-H>AL'HQ/?!
    
    Q: I GET HIT ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD BY FLYING DEBRIS
    H: B=Z/?>MG)KL(AKL3<>8J?7[%GG2)@@A
    A: ?CE6\45DS4>3QC3T*#(X&Z'L!RM)KL"JCH<\
    
    Q: A SERGEANT DOESN'T LIKE MY OUTLANDISH CLOTHING
    H: A=[$K6N;Y-L$EJ4N4J2[(AJM3B>=9:FF?10
    A: P.<QN44=[(9SLF:#IC2JU&L=>S44=[)E@!
    
    Q: I WANDERED INTO THE PARADE SQUARE AND GOT REARRESTED
    H: M49SS,M44=[,5RAL44AE9Y96FK35GF78\$K
    A: @>OL719SL96FK.7@?\M344=IR4;Q44=[3AEV
    
    Q: A STRAY SHOT HAS HIT ME, WITH LETHAL RESULTS
    H: B=Z!SL&CIAAL96FK$K?Y-L3B.@B@?*@@A
    A: I5MA6JAZ244=M3[)JM!_3.E?[2=F?1*
    
    Q: THE FRENCH TAKE EVERYTHING AWAY FROM ME
    H: GAEL44=[%I6\/7Z44=[78C:8\/CN44=[':L8*
    A: R6FK#>MR'>OL44=HS"?BHU,5S1M]
    
    Q: I STUMBLED OVER A SOLDIER AND GOT MY THROAT CUT
    H: L<F96OM,=B:[!_$=M9>M=F>M!BQ5M3KEV
    A: =K?Y-L'HQ71=M3[44=[&L3I5EX"GM9F,B,
    
    Q: I AM TRYING TO FIND A HILL
    H: R6FK#>MY-L32@[)KL44J=F2AX44=[4>3@N\
    A: <I=D5^!_4>3@[4;Q32@[71=M3[)KL)J\
    
    Q: I SEEM TO HAVE RISEN TO THE RANK OF GENERAL
    H: M5D8[)JM/7Z44=[%N@2I5B*
    A: R6FK-H>AL%N0>O5[&;RAZ22C9R!SL44=[%I6+
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO IN THE BAKERY?
    H: @HEL!MKG&FCC7EE,!5>2[96F=N,C2E)
    A: ;SDG!_,C2EZM3&ICN)E8IC;4S5F?!
    
    Q: THE CHASSEUR CALLS MY BLUFF
    H: D:@KP"JI1@CE9YM3(=",M%<R6CMG&I@=9?+
    A: L6>GR44=[$K4R88IF?Y444=IR3.KI?1*
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS LOOSE BRICK?
    H: :_0?D@69J9[7*XG/F?L/7Z44AJM(G=9:0
    A: IE7@T)KL!M6\-4J:[!_(G=9*
    
    Q: WHAT USE IS THE SEWING ROOM?
    H: @H@5\1D0NA5F? 2'E5C\96FK!R8:?+
    A: :AQ<=I?1GMG.AQ5>2[!SL!K@#
    
    Q: THE SOLDIERS IN THE INN DENOUNCE ME AS A THIEF
    H: M4A<Q/NM!Q3[&;RALM3!M6\36C9IF[
    A: @>OL(9SX4'>OL#IC2J!4'>OL/F?[
    
    Q: WHY CAN'T I GET THE SNOW TO THE FIRE?
    H: BKL-8GH?M"CAIC3[96FK'>OL)KL44=M3*
    A: P;=?9Y4>/BH#244=[3;AHI)JM.AQ5>2*
    
    Q: WHY CAN'T I BUY A CANDLE?
    H: M49SL#>M6H9NA5:HU-4J:MN)JM#O/Y?V
    A: ?IC5>OL44=[#>M6H95&'>OL(AJM30FJ@<CA\
    
    Q: THE CANDLESTICK MAKER DENOUNCES ME TO THE FRENCH
    H: A=",M#O/Y?!&(M8BF=N(AD"
    A: H7@?MN(ADS!_&FCC7E!
    
    Q: I DISTURBED A GROUP OF GRUMPY GRENADIERS
    H: M4=TG!Q3[4>G0E9Y4;Q399@KQN
    A: @HQ44J=F2AX44=DIN41IFL1D4<O8MV
    
    Q: I GET ARRESTED BY THE OFFICERS AT THE CROSSROADS
    H: O9E1[72K4X96F=N&?@OLM3!M6\&;RA[
    A: KC9R1D4:HAMS4"S?L$K?Y-L'>OL#LC<7M3?+
    
    Q: THE CAVALRY CAUGHT ME NORTH OF THE CORNFIELD
    H: :Q3IY-L44=TG2/S4=MN&;QN.ACB470
    A: KC9R.ACB4&244=TG72C@T4A=<R"?BH$
    
    Q: THE FRENCH UNMASK ME AT GOSSELIES
    H: R6FK,9OL449SL"CG;B8MR'HQ72K4GF?L96F*0
    A: N>2[44=["CG;B8MY,M#>Q@78F>[4;Q(A;A*
    
    Q: A CANNON BALL BOWLED ME OVER
    H: M>GG4;Q,C@<U#R?1*
    A: CK8CP/G/MN)K[
    
    Q: I CAN'T ESCAPE FROM THE PIGSTY
    H: N;\4$KH7^4/CN36;AR*X:\
    A: IE7@T44=["S9=!43A-M6\/?R)KX4/CN$E>(
    
    Q: I'VE BEEN DISRUPTED BEFORE I TAKING A FINAL BREATH
    H: L.AME-F>[(AJM"GF^ 8>>G9M;:>KT4A-CN\
    A: @HEL3<>8[3;G1@Z4;Q44J=H(0
    
    Q: I DISTURBED THE EMPEROR'S SNOOZE
    H: R6FK35GF78\(9U/[,9<Q<7?\"WG.AHJN
    A: =KQ!K@T3<7N8MG/CN1D4<O8MV
    
    Q: A BELGIAN GENTLEMAN HAS FOUND ME IN HIS CARRIAGE
    H: N>2[96F=N)D4FBE3S5F?R!_,=K@89[-BC3*
    A: R6FK(9U/[4;Q(A;A[596AMN44=[#>Q@78F>*
    
    Q: I GOT SPLATTERED OVER THE WALLS IN THE VILLA
    H: FBC3[(9RA1'4,9N@M3B=D3M+K#
    A: R6FK5>2?\44=[$AQ3:B[4;@Q3<@?!
    
    Q: I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE RED & ORANGE BUTTONS
    H: IB3N@M/? 244=TG#>MR"C[&C>N=3?\/F?[
    A: HC/M9>[4;8@E9NM/?_"7@(223?\&CI3N\
    
    Q: I GET ARRESTED FOR BUTCHERING THE BUTCHER
    H: ;CNAL!U9:;\44=[!O@5<Q/M5B[/7Z'N4CH[
    A: =K?Y-L4-J:[44=[#I9<U/M\24>GG!_"?X6?7O[
    
    Q: I CAN'T TAKE THE EMPEROR'S MAP
    H: P19SL-4J:NM96FK44AE=U96FK.7@?\)K+0
    A: M>C0)2*K>AL4-J:[44=[*K2Y/7Z72E7*
    
    Q: THE CAVALRY CUT ME DOWN BY THE CORNFIELD
    H: R6FK4;@<U!_7;=?9Y4A=<;E9Y"?BHU44=M3*
    A: @HQ7.NAX4._"^'L01RAL44=[359Q>C5G@E1M]
    
    Q: PRUSSIAN DESERTERS STEAL EVERYTHING FROM ME
    H: P.G@T44=TG(9U/[4;Q3A1<KT3<>8O4AE9ZN
    A: E9OL44=HS3A1<KT3<>8O4AE9Y5>2G9N@\
    
    Q: THESE MUSKET BALLS ARE NOT GOOD FOR MY HEALTH
    H: @>OL/F?L/7Z44=[7*XV
    A: M4=[/?>MG7*XG)JMB"KH7TM
    
    Q: ENGLISH DESERTERS BEAT ME TO DEATH
    H: R6FK(9U/[4;Q4-J:[44=[27>ALL2=F?1*
    A: BER44=[&ICA2NAX4-4J:[&ICN44=[(AC@#
    
    Q: I GOT CUT IN TWO BY THE WARLORD'S HENCHMAN
    H: R6FK(9U/[4;Q45D8[96F=N3.AME-F>*
    A: E9<U/[!_&O>2[,=KL)ER44=[0?H-AMN3A;C3*
    
    Q: A SHARPSHOOTER GOT ME
    H: M1G@T(ADS96FR+3[/?R44=[3.L8[36;A*
    A: A=",M&L7<I6HMG23<K@MU27*U/[4;Q(AD"
    
    Q: AN ARMY OF ANGRY INFANTRYMEN ACCUSE ME OF ARSON
    H: M>GG%Q/MGG2=F?1[/F?L/7Z44=M3*
    A: @HQ%<RAL)EF;Q44=[,5S>7E7N\
    
    Q: THE WHISTLE DOESN'T WORK
    H: BKS,M/?>MG(9K:Z!_71AJA89*
    A: BEE2MBL!_05<_)EF;Q)K[
    
    Q: I DISTURBED THE EMPEROR'S BODYGUARD
    H: GAQ#L>@8IF[
    A: =KQ!K@T1D4<O8MV
    
    Q: I'M STANDING ON THE BUNK. WHAT NOW?
    H: R6FK-H>AL32OL96F=N36>AL?M%Q/IR(A>A=M]
    A: IE7@T44=[2=@7Z45C9NM4;Q-4J:[!_(G=9*
    
    Q: I GET DENOUNCED BY A FARMBOY.
    H: L<F96OM,=B:[4;@Q-H.EX/7Z!_'H@5\44AE9(
    A: R6FK-H>AL'>OL/F?L/7Z44=[#>QBL%<Q:=<M]
    
    Q: I NEED TO REUSE THE LANCE, BUT THERE'S NO CHARGE
    H: L<>8=M5UG3A>/M9>[#>MR23>E9Q5>[)K[
    A: @HQ44J=F2AX44=[&IC3NALM3!M6\'N0N@\
    
    Q: I STOOD IN THE WAY OF A FRIGHTENED STALLION
    H: G7S<L45D8'4$K?Y-[
    A: @HQ%<RAL4;Q!U9:;\)K[
    
    Q: I GET BLASTED BY A MARSHAL WITH A BEARD
    H: ;S?L)JM44=["C<Q2\23<K30
    A: IE7@T44=["C<Q2\!V*XV
    
    Q: I GOT A BULLET NEATLY THROUGH MY FOREHEAD
    H: M4=M3[)JM-BC3[449MR/?7[%I6\4;Q!_'N9!
    A: AAKL44=[6/O1M/MR72K4X44=[09JA;=#
    
    Q: THE CART DISAPPEARS
    H: R6FR%@T(9U/[4;Q-BG/[&;RAL44=I!
    A: BKS,M'H:E9Y.ACB4&296FK(9U/[/?7[4A=<!
    
    Q: I GET TRANSPORTED TO AUSTRALIA
    H: LA-M6=Q2\4>3<S98IFL&ICN44A<Q/N\
    A: =K?Y-L3A1<KT44=[-4O_
    
    Q: I DON'T HAVE TIME TO GET EVERYTHING THE FRENCH TOOK
    H: M-J:[!_35GCBL#R?L4;Q!K@T96FK7*MF[
    A: [2-J:[!K@V>-<>ALL(=GD_
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I GET A PEA?
    H: K3H8H5CMN1D,MF-HE;8MR3<F;/0
    A: BER6+Q/M9:QU,M+>K/E=IE\
    
    Q: THE SENTRY REFUSES ME ENTRY TO THE GRAND HOUSE
    H: A=[-<>ALL,9OL44=[0?DA94MR)E!
    A: R6FK.7@?\3<>8[$AN=1S/E=NM4;Q35GHI(AD"
    
    Q: A HUNDRED HUGE HORSE GUARDS HAVE HUNG ME
    H: A9M9Y!Q=F96\!_"GKL,C?9>MN44=I!
    A: H?7[4A=<R)ER44=[,5S>7E7NY444=IR.ACB4'
    
    Q: I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THE DUKE MEANS
    H: M4AJM)JM!_(AEF[
    A: -A+4A=<EM4;Q&I:CT44=[7*Q:CC2#,M0<CE[
    
    Q: I CAN PRODUCE A PIERCING NOTE
    H: M4=M3[)JM!_45D8[!M6\!_0<5BB)@@A
    A: N>2[44=[71AJA89[,5S1M]
    
    Q: THE BRITISH ARMY DON'T WANT MY ASSISTANCE
    H: P.G@T$K?Y-L/7@?MN44=HS!MKG44=I!
    A: @HQ.ACB4X/CN3<F?4X&L=>S7*S1M:C@
    
    Q: I CAN GET BOTH THE MODULE AND THE LANCE TO BRUSSELS
    H: L<>8J?7[%GG2[#LF78\4-J:[44=[,5M5B*
    A: =N=AP)KL)ER44=[&;Q;5MJN,M#>QB[
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING USEFUL IN THE DUKE'S STUDY
    H: BKS,M"COC.@IR44=[/3H;>Q?M-8IF5F?7?+
    A: E==NL44=[-4O^2)KS,M596AM<7<S4'
    
    Q: I KEEP GUESSING WRONG ON THE HILL
    H: A=[(9RM"C@IR)ER44=[&L3I5EX#>LC_
    A: =E;\96FK23<C\44=['K/E@CK560
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET ALL THE THINGS I WANT THROUGH THE FOREST
    H: L<>8J?7[%GG2[)JM'H:E9Y4;Q"PC>@2GG\
    A: F4J:[5>2[/7Z44=[&;Q;5MJN,M#>QB[
    
    Q: THE PRUSSIAN DESERTERS ACCIDENTALLY SHOOT ME
    H: M4=M3[-H>AL"C[3<>8[!KH1M<3S5M/*
    A: M4=M3[!Q3[4C8Q7*X:M/7Z!U9:;EE9Y44=H"
    
    Q: THE WARLORD'S MINIONS FIND ME VERY QUICKLY
    H: M>/U/GT,=>AL[
    A: M4=TG#>MR32@[44=[,5LC_
    
    Q: I CAN SHOOT ONE MINION BUT THE OTHER GETS ME
    H: +.)JMR.R.-4MKV
    A: H?7[!SL!_45D8[)JM0?D@69J9*
    
    Q: SOME HINTS ABOUT THE ENDGAME IN THE GRAND HOUSE
    H: =KH7R72K4X44=[7*Q:CC2\96FK-H>AL"C*
    A: L<>8R1=M3["CCAE6\44=[4-O5NA>GV
    
    Q: MORE ENDGAME HINTS
    H: @BM/[44=[,5M5B[M3!_71AJA89[&ICN96FZ
    A: B>GAC3[44=['K3@I^4-<J99<C\44=["JI0*
    
    Q: MORE ENDGAME HINTS
    H: E9<C\44=HS!_$=M5B'4!_&C>N=3[/7ZX7
    A: ><RAL!SL44=[32R.MZ444=IR&;K@TF:7*HK[
    
    Q: MORE ENDGAME HINTS
    H: R6FK#>M@AEL3.U/'496FK#>M@AEL3A;C3*
    A: ?ICNTA+4A=<EM!M6\05M69OCM/?7[-BC3*
    
    Q: TIM TREVYL NEEDS TO CUT SOME WIRES
    H: M>7D@<E9Y72:HHM)JM36D<C5Q]
    A: M4=[#>M6HGA5:HU-4J:MN(9C\30FJ@<CA\
    
    Q: WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH A THICKER STRIP
    H: EC@<U)ER96F=N&CC=E9Y#>AGE7O[
    A: N96AMN44=[-4OP)ER44=[3AA/UV
    
    Q: SOME METAL ISSTUCK IN THE COGS
    H: ;COC.@IR44=[41@O470
    A: F4J:[45DS4>3QC3[,M"C?\&ICN(AD"
    
    Q: I NEED SOME TWEEZERS
    H: N>2[44=[7*Q:CC2#,M01HI]
    A: ?CE6\44=HS)ER44=[&L3I5EX#>LC_
    
    Q: I NEED SOME GLUE
    H: @EI0[]#'N8" 
    A: ?L=>S!_'N8 VE=R2E9Y3<=8E<M]
    
    Q: WHAT IS BEST FOR SPLITTING A DIAPHRAGM?
    H: BK?M,=B:[,C@<>E9Y&ICN!-@@2)ER!-@@A
    A: P1=M3[$E;\96FK&CE6\44=[&CIAAL36CJ/M-0
    
    Q: WE NEED TO SHORT SOME CONTACTS
    H: A9U/IY-L96FK$K?7[449SL"CAIC3:0
    A: R6FK%N0>O5?\&L=>S6+Q/M9:QU,M$Q99>J?10
    
    Q: NO GOOD WITHOUT SOME OIL
    H: I1KAS4>3@NM!M6\3.M6*@@A
    A: BER44=[#R-GOH"?S4J=@>"
    
    Q: I THINK TIM TREVYL IS TOO CLUMSY
    H: :_&?<S4=M[_=>ALL4;F.EX)JM"CO@1M]
    A: ?L=>S44=[2/U3E7[/?R1D,MF-HE!
    
    Q: I NEED SOME NEUTRINOS
    H: M4=TG4>7>@>MN44=["M>5-
    A: K3?\"S?@;?R&L=>S&L3I5EX#>LC^223<CU&0
    
    Q: I MISSED THE JUICY BITS
    H: A9U/[96FK#E9Q5>[,9ANL)ER44=[,5M5B:0
    A: L5G@EMN
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET 100% SCORE
    H: R6F=N-4OG8C9U)JM2C>AEV
    A: R6FK#>MR)=Z96FK3AA/UV
    
Decryption program in BBC BASIC:
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    REM BBC BASIC program to decrypt the hints for Warlord by Peter Voke.
    REM Only text prefixed by "A: " or "H: " will be decrypted.
    REPEAT
     INPUTLINE c$
     l$=LEFT$(c$,3)
     IF l$<>"A: " AND l$<>"H: " THEN PRINT c$:UNTIL FALSE
     c$=RIGHT$(c$,LEN(c$)-3)
     p$=""
     FOR i%=1 TO LEN(c$)
      c%=ASC(MID$(c$,i%,1))
      IF i%=1 THEN p%=c%+7 ELSE p%=p%+c%-64
      IF p%<32 THEN p%=p%+64
      IF p%>95 THEN p%=p%-64
      IF p%>90 OR p%<32 THEN p$=p$+"#" ELSE p$=p$+CHR$(p%)
      REM PRINT;c%;" ";CHR$c%;" ";p%;" ";:IFp%<32ORp%>90PRINT"#"ELSEPRINTCHR$p%
     NEXT i%
     PRINT l$;p$
    UNTIL FALSE
    
Decrypted hints:
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    Q: I GET LOST IN THE MIST
    H: DOWNHILL IS DANGEROUS/
    A: GO NORTH, YOUNG PERSON/
    
    Q: I KEEP DROWNING IN THE MARSH
    H: YOU HAVE SET YOUR SIGHTS TOO LOW/
    A: STILL GO NORTH, YOUNG PERSON/
    
    Q: I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING IN THE DARK
    H: YOU NEED ASSISTANCE/
    A: FIND A LAMP AND LIGHT IT/
    
    Q: I GET BLOWN UP BY THE MINE
    H: NOT ONLY GOLD IS OF VALUE/
    A: DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FROM THERE/
    
    Q: I GET SHOT BY A DEAD TROOPER
    H: SERVES YOU RIGHT FOR LOOTING/
    A: LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR A WEAPON/
    
    Q: I GET FATALLY BURNED BY COINS
    H: THERE ARE COOL COINS NEAR HERE/
    A: GREED FOR GOLD WILL GET YOU NOWHERE/
    
    Q: I GET CARRIED INTO SPACE BY A MISSILE
    H: WHAT YOU SEEK IS NOT HERE/
    A: DON'T TAKE THE GOLD ON THE RAMP/
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND THE CUBIX
    H: CALLING, CALLING. LATER, LATER/
    A: VISIT THE CITY, THEN USE THE RADIO
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET THE DEAD TROOPER'S GOLD OR HIS LANCE
    H: SERVES YOU RIGHT FOR LOOTING/
    A: TRUE - BUT THERE'S ANOTHER LANCE/
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET THROUGH THE DESERT
    H: LIMITED EXPEDITIONS CAN BE USEFUL/
    A: HARDLY SURPRISING. IT'S DEADLY/
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND TIM TREVYL
    H: SOMEBODY KNOWS WHERE HE IS/
    A: THE KING AND HIS BLOODGUARD KNOW/
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET OUT OF THE DESERT
    H: THINK BACK. IT'S THE WESTERN DESERT/
    A: RETRACE YOUR STEPS, OR GO EAST/
    
    Q: THE KING'S BLOODGUARD ARE NASTY TO ME
    H: YET VARANGAR IS TIM TREVYL'S FRIEND/
    A: SAY TIM TREVYL'S NAME/
    
    Q: I GET LOST IN THE MOUNTAINS
    H: MORE FOOL YOU/
    A: THERE IS NOTHING THERE. GO SOUTH/
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET THROUGH THE FOREST
    H: IT JUST MIGHT BE A TRAP/
    A: GO NORTH TO GET OUT/
    
    Q: HOW CAN I AVOID BEING ROBBED ON THE ROAD?
    H: YOU NEED SOME DEFENCE/
    A: FIND A WEAPON, OR POWERFUL FRIENDS/
    
    Q: HOW CAN I MAKE USE OF THE GYPSIES?
    H: YOU NEED THE MISSING ELEMENT/
    A: GIVE THEM A SILVER BUTTON/
    
    Q: I GET KILLED IN THE BANDITS' CAMP
    H: GET LUCKY WITH GOLD/
    A: YOU NEED THE GOLD LOCKET/
    
    Q: I GET KILLED FALLING DOWN THE RAVINE
    H: APPROACH IT FROM THE EAST/
    A: USE A ROPE/
    
    Q: I GET SHOT AT THE WEST GATE
    H: PATIENCE MY FRIEND/
    A: WAIT AT THE GATE FOR ONE TURN/
    
    Q: I GET EXECUTED AT THE WEST GATE
    H: THE GUARDS FIND SOMETHING OFFENSIVE/
    A: YOU MUST DROP THE LANCE/
    
    Q: I GET EATEN ALIVE IN THE MOAT
    H: YOU MUST BE VERY SLOW/
    A: CLIMB BACK UP TO THE BRIDGE/
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET PAST THE DOG
    H: BONE IDLE CUR, BORED AND HUNGRY/
    A: FIND A BONE TO GIVE HIM/
    
    Q: WHAT CAN I USE TO DISTRACT THE DOG?
    H: LOOK AROUND. NOT ONE BUT THREE!/
    A: IN THE WELL, THE CELLARS, THE QUARRY/
    
    Q: A SOLDIER KNOCKS ME IN THE MOAT
    H: RELAX! BE FRIENDLY TO HIM!/
    A: SAY HELLO - OR ANYTHING ELSE/
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND THE WELL
    H: READ CAREFULLY ON THE NORTH WALL/
    A: NORTHWEST IN THE MARKET SQUARE/
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET OUT OF THE WELL ALIVE
    H: THE GRAVITY OF YOUR ERROR APPALS US/
    A: ONLY TAKE ONE OBJECT WITH YOU/
    
    Q: I NEED SOME MONEY
    H: LOOK FOR A NEEDLE.../
    A: ...IN THE HAYSTACK/
    
    Q: I NEED SOME GOLD
    H: THE LANDLORD'S DAUGHTER HAS CHARM/
    A: TRY THE INN - NOT THE BATTLEFIELD/
    
    Q: I NEED SOME MORE SILVER
    H: FIRST GET LUCKY WITH GOLD/
    A: THERE IS A BUTTON IN A LOCKED ROOM/
    
    Q: I NEED A THIRD SILVER BUTTON
    H: ONE WAS DROPPED OVER A PRECIPICE/
    A: LOOK DOWN IN THE RAVINE/
    
    Q: I'VE BEEN TO THE CITY BUT I STILL CAN'T FIND TIM TREVYL
    H: TAKE THE GYPSY'S ADVICE/
    A: BACK TO THE START, AND USE THE RADIO
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO ABOUT THE RUFFIAN?
    H: AGGRESSION MIGHT GET YOU SOMEWHERE/
    A: HIT THE RUFFIAN - TWICE/
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET BACK PAST THE DOG
    H: GIVE IT SOME EXERCISE/
    A: FIND A BONE AND THROW IT/
    
    Q: HOW CAN I GET PAST THE CENTRAL COURTYARD?
    H: BE OUR GUEST - OR THE KING'S/
    A: SHOW THEM YOUR INVITATION/
    
    Q: HOW DO I GET THROUGH THE ENTRANCE HALL?
    H: YOU HAVE A REUSABLE ITEM WITH YOU/
    A: GIVE THE INVITATION/
    
    Q: I'M NOT ALLOWED THROUGH THE CARVED DOORS
    H: YOU MUST BE TOO SCRUFFY/
    A: FIND THE DRESSING ROOM/
    
    Q: THE GUARDS ARE FASCINATED BY MY ACCENT
    H: FASCINATE THEM EVEN MORE/
    A: TALK ABOUT TIM TREVYL/
    
    Q: I FALL TO MY DEATH FROM A TREE
    H: YOU ARE IN TOO MUCH OF A HURRY/
    A: CLIMB DOWN BEFORE YOU MOVE OFF/
    
    Q: THE DOG WON'T GIVE ME WHAT I WANT
    H: IT'S A GREEDY DOG/
    A: THERE ARE THREE BONES. GET ANOTHER/
    
    Q: WHAT USE IS THE HAYSTACK?
    H: THE VALUE IS WITHIN/
    A: LOOK IN IT FOR SOMETHING YOU NEED/
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I GET A WEAPON
    H: A SONIC LANCE, PERHAPS?/
    A: IN THE FAR WEST/
    
    Q: I NEED SOME GLASS
    H: THERE IS PLENTY AROUND. NEAR AND FAR/
    A: THERE IS MORE THAN ONE SOURCE. THINK/
    
    Q: THE KING IS APPALLED BY MY LACK OF COURTESY
    H: TIM TREVYL KNOWS WHAT TO DO
    A: READ THE NOTE ON THE BEDROOM DOOR/
    
    Q: I GET EATEN BY A VOORVOKURP
    H: LIKE A SHEEP YOU HAVE GONE ASTRAY/
    A: THE PLACE YOU ARE IN IS A TRAP/
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND A LAMP
    H: GO TO THE FAR EAST, AND DOWN/
    A: AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BACK STAIRS/
    
    Q: I HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF THEFT AND THROWN IN THE DUNGEON
    H: IT'S RISKY BEING PENNILESS/
    A: BUY A DRINK - DON'T STEAL/
    
    Q: I FALL AND BREAK MY NECK IN THE CITY
    H: THERE ARE OTHER WAYS OF GOING TO MARKET/
    A: GO SOUTH, THEN EAST, THEN NORTH/
    
    Q: HOW CAN I GET THE GREAT HUMMING DOOR OPEN?
    H: THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO IT/
    A: ONLY FROM THE INSIDE/
    
    Q: HOW CAN I GET INTO THE INDEX ROOM
    H: YOU HAVE EYES, DON'T YOU?/
    A: INSPECT THE DOOR/
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS FUNNY SHAPED HOLE?
    H: INSERT SOMETHING THE SAME SHAPE/
    A: YOU NEED A HEXAGONAL KEY/
    
    Q: I NEED SOME KEYS
    H: GET YOURSELF CAPTURED/
    A: THE BANDITS HAVE SOME/
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND THE RAVINE FROM THE EAST
    H: THERE IS A PATH LEADING THERE/
    A: WEST FROM QUARRY OR NORTH FROM ROAD/
    
    Q: I SEEM TO NEED AN INDEX CARD
    H: THERE IS A ROOM FOR THE PURPOSE/
    A: FIND A WAY INTO THE INDEX ROOM/
    
    Q: I CAN'T OPEN THE SHUTTERED WINDOW
    H: TRY ANOTHER ROUTE/
    A: THE WINDOW WON'T OPEN. THE DOOR WILL/
    
    Q: HOW CAN I GET INTO THE LEFT HAND BEDROOM? 
    H: THE MOST OBVIOUS WAY/
    A: YOU NEED SOME KEYS/
    
    Q: HOW DO I GET OUT OF THE BANDIT'S CAVE 
    H: DON'T FORGET IT'S YOUR LUCKY DAY/
    A: HYPNOTISE THE GUARD. SWING!/
    
    Q: I SEEM TO BE AN INEXPERIENCED ROCK CLIMBER
    H: USE SUITABLE EQUIPMENT/
    A: A ROPE WOULD BE USEFUL/
    
    Q: I CAN'T READ THE SCRAP OF PAPER 
    H: A TRICK OF LEONARDO/
    A: READ IT IN THE MIRROR/
    
    Q: I HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF THEFT AND ESCORTED OUT OF THE CITY 
    H: TRY THE BEST POLICY/
    A: YOU MUST PAY FOR THINGS IN THE MARKET/
    
    Q: THE GUARD WON'T LET ME GO DOWN THE BACK STAIRS
    H: YOU LOOK MUCH TOO SMART/
    A: TAKE OFF THE ROBE OR THE WIG/
    
    Q: I GET ACCUSED OF BEING A POISONER
    H: YOU SHOULDN'T WANDER AROUND/
    A: GO STRAIGHT BACK DOWN THE STAIRS/
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I GET AN INVITATION?
    H: IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BATTLEFIELD/
    A: FROM THE KING'S BLOODGUARD/
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND A WAY OFF THE BATTLEFIELD
    H: THERE IS A WAY. KEEP LOOKING/
    A: FIND THE ROAD AND FOLLOW IT NORTH/
    
    Q: I GOT SCRAPED OFF A WALL AND THROWN IN THE DUNGEON
    H: AVOID OFFENDING THE LOCALS/
    A: BUY A DRINK - YOU'LL NEED SOME MONEY/
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET SOMETHING SCREWED TO A DESK
    H: IT IS POSSIBLE/
    A: YOU NEED A SCREWDRIVER/
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET ACROSS THE RIVER
    H: TRY WALKING - OR RIDING HIGH/
    A: FIND THE BRIDGE/
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET OUT OF THE RAVINE
    H: MORE EQUIPMENT NEEDED/
    A: WEAR THE SPACE BOOTS/
    
    Q: THE KING IS OFFENDED BECAUSE I DON'T EAT
    H: HE MIGHT BE FOOLED BY A JESTER/
    A: PRETEND TO EAT SOMETHING/
    
    Q: IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET OUT OF THE DUNGEON?
    H: THERE IS ONLY ONE OBJECT PRESENT/
    A: YES. PUSH THE TABLE/
    
    Q: I INCINERATED THE CITY ACCIDENTALLY
    H: YOU SHOULD OBEY INSTRUCTIONS/
    A: DON'T PULL THE LEVER/
    
    Q: I GOT A BLACK EYE AND A NOSE BLEED
    H: FAINT HEART NEVER WON FAIR.../
    A: PERSIST. HIT THE RUFFIAN AGAIN/
    
    Q: I THINK I GOT DRUNK ON THE BEAUJOLAIS
    H: THERE ARE BETTER USES FOR ALCOHOL/
    A: DON'T DRINK THE WINE. YOU NEED IT/
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO WITH THE METAL DISC?
    H: IT WOULD FIT INTO A SOCKET/
    A: FUSE THE LIGHTS WITH IT/
    
    Q: I CAN'T READ THE SCROLL
    H: THERE IS ONE WISER THAN YOU/
    A: TAKE IT TO TIM TREVYL/
    
    Q: I JUST GOT KNOCKED TO THE FLOOR AND JUMPED ON
    H: BE CAREFUL WHOM YOU ATTACK/
    A: HIT THE RUFFIAN BUT NO ONE ELSE/
    
    Q: A TREE FALLS ON TOP OF ME
    H: BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN A ROCK/
    A: TIE THE ROPE TO A ROCK, NOT THE TREE/
    
    Q: I TRY TURNING MY VEHICLE, WITH DISASTROUS RESULTS
    H: WHICH WAY DID THOSE GUARDS GO?/
    A: GO EAST. TRUST THE AUTOPILOT/
    
    Q: THE BANDITS DON'T GIVE ME ANY KEYS
    H: NEVER BE FRIENDLY WITH THIEVES/
    A: DON'T SHOW, GIVE, OR OPEN THE LOCKET/
    
    Q: I JUST GOT ELECTROCUTED
    H: SAFETY FIRST. IT'S BY THE DOOR/
    A: SWITCH OFF THE LIGHT/
    
    Q: I GET SOLD A COMPUTER I DON'T WANT
    H: BE MORE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT YOU BUY/
    A: INSPECT THE WATCHES FIRST/
    
    Q: I GOT EATEN BY A GIANT RAT
    H: YOU HAVE TO TAKE YOUR CHANCES/
    A: DON'T OPEN THE TRAP: PULL THE WIRE/
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I GET A.ROPE?
    H: AN INTERSTELLAR TRADING POST/
    A: FROM THE GYPSIES/
    
    Q: I CAN'T LIGHT THE LAMP
    H: DID YOU FORGET SOMETHING?/
    A: YOU NEED SOME MATCHES/
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I GET A TAG?
    H: FROM THE SECURITY OFFICE
    A: INSPECT THE DESK, THEN OPEN.../
    
    Q: A DRY GREY POWDER WON'T BURN FOR ME
    H: IT MIGHT IF IT WAS WET/
    A: POUR WINE INTO THE LAMP/
    
    Q: I JUST HIT THE BOTTOM OF A BOTTOMLESS PIT
    H: LOOK WHERE YOU ARE GOING/
    A: LIGHT THE LAMP AND TAKE IT WITH YOU/
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO WITH A HOVERCYCLE?
    H: YOU COULD PRETEND IT'S A HORSE/
    A: MOUNT THE THING, OR GET ON IT/
    
    Q: I TURN GREEN AND KEEL OVER SUDDENLY
    H: YOU SHOULD AVOID THAT FOREIGN FOOD/
    A: FOOL THE KING. DON'T EAT/
    
    Q: HOW CAN I HELP TIM TREVYL? HE IS UPSET AND CONFUSED
    H: SOMEBODY STOLE HIS WATCH/
    A: THE CENTAUR WILL SELL YOU HIS WATCH/
    
    Q: I GET CAUGHT BY A SECURITY ANDROID
    H: BE MORE CAREFUL/
    A: DON'T RING THE BELL OR GO EAST/
    
    Q: I GET KILLED GOING UP THE RAPIDS
    H: TRY THE BETTER PART OF VALOUR/
    A: THAT IS NOT THE WAY TO THE RAVINE/
    
    Q: I GET SHOT WHEN I LEAVE THE CUBIX
    H: YOU MUST TIME IT RIGHT/
    A: USE THE VIEWING SCREEN/
    
    Q: I GET LOST IN THE LIBRARY
    H: YOU NEED ASSISTANCE/
    A: GET THE BELL AND RING IT/
    
    Q: I THINK I NEED A HEXAGONAL KEY
    H: YOU COULD MAKE IT
    A: FIND THE HEXAGONAL MOULD/
    
    Q: I HAVE BEEN DUMPED IN AN EMPTY TENT
    H: YOU NEED SOMETHING TO CUT WITH/
    A: TAKE THE BAYONET WITH YOU. USE IT/
    
    Q: I GET TORN LIMB FROM LIMB BY A HUNTING EAGLE
    H: IT MUST BE VERY HUNGRY/
    A: THROW DOWN A COOKED RAT FOR IT/
    
    Q: I ONLY FLOAT IN THE RAVINE
    H: YOU HAVE A GRAVITY PROBLEM AGAIN/
    A: YOU ARE CARRYING HEAVY OBJECTS/
    
    Q: I GET CRYOGENICALLY FROZEN
    H: DON'T TRIGGER THE SECURITY SCAN/
    A: YOU NEED A SECURITY TAG/
    
    Q: I KEEP SETTING THE BENCH ON FIRE ACCIDENTALLY
    H: READ THE INSTRUCTIONS/
    A: INSPECT THE CRUCIBLE/
    
    Q: TIM TREVYL JUST HOLDS OUT HIS HAND FOR A BOOK
    H: YOU WILL JUST HAVE TO GET IT FOR HIM/
    A: TRY THE LIBRARY/
    
    Q: THE LAMP SEEMS TO GO OUT SUDDENLY
    H: YOU'LL HAVE TO PLAN AHEAD/
    A: USE IT WHILE IT LASTS/
    
    Q: THE SCREEN SHOWS ONLY SWIRLING MIST
    H: YOU ARE GETTING AHEAD OF YOURSELF/
    A: YOU DON'T NEED THE SCREEN TILL LATER/
    
    Q: I HAVE FOUND THE CUBIX BUT IT'S LOCKED
    H: TIM TREVYL KEEPS IT LOCKED USUALLY/
    A: GO TO THE CITY; THEN USE THE RADIO
    
    Q: I SEEM TO HAVE DUG MY OWN GRAVE AND FALLEN IN
    H: WOULD YOU PREFER SOMEONE ELSE IN IT?/
    A: JUMP BACKWARDS OVER THE HOLE/
    
    Q: WE GOT ARRESTED BY THE SOLDIERS NEAR THE BRIDGE
    H: THESE FRENCH CAN BE EASILY FOOLED/
    A: SPEAK FRENCH TO THEM. THEN GO NORTH/
    
    Q: MY BATTERIES HAVE RUN OUT
    H: HOW NEGLECTFUL OF YOU/
    A: DON'T LEAVE THE RADIO SWITCHED ON/
    
    Q: I CAN'T USE THE SCREEN
    H: IT HAS A COVER OVER IT/
    A: YOU MUST OPEN IT FIRST/
    
    Q: I GOT EXECUTED FIRST AND INTERROGATED AFTERWARDS
    H: WHERE WILL YOU WANDER?/
    A: BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU GO IN CHARLEROI/
    
    Q: I CEASED TO EXIST
    H: "STORE" BEFORE YOU PRESS ANY BUTTONS/
    A: DON'T USE THE DEVICE BEFORE THE END/
    
    Q: WE GET EXECUTED AS ENGLISH SYMPATHISERS
    H: NOT A NICE PLACE TO HANG AROUND/
    A: YOU MUST GET OUT OF CHARLEROI FAST/
    
    Q: BOOM! THAT WAS SILLY OF ME
    H: BEST NOT TO BE THERE WHEN IT GOES UP/
    A: PLACE A FUSE, AND GET OUT FAST/
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I FIND A FUSE?
    H: VERY CLOSE TO THE MAIN GATEPOST/
    A: THE 2ND TENT NORTH OF THE GATE/
    
    Q: I KEEP GETTING IMPRISONED IN THE PIGSTY
    H: THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO STAY/
    A: THREE VISITS, THREE ESCAPE ROUTES/
    
    Q: I NEED TO GET BACK PAST THE BANDITS 
    H: AVOID THEM, OR MAKE THEM AVOID YOU/
    A: GO VIA THE RAVINE, OR USE THE LANCE/
    
    Q: NOTHING I DO SEEMS TO CONVINCE THE SERGEANT
    H: SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST LIKE THAT/
    A: DON'T WORRY; ESCAPE FROM THE TENT/
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I FIND SOME SNUFF?
    H: NEAR THE MAIN GATEPOST/
    A: THE 5TH TENT NORTH OF THE GATEPOST/
    
    Q: I SNUFFED IT
    H: TEACH YOU TO HANG AROUND/
    A: GO NORTH AFTER USING THE SNUFF/
    
    Q: SOME SAPPERS TRY TO PICK MY POCKETS
    H: WHY MIGHT THEY BE IN THE MESS TENT?/
    A: THEY ARE HUNGRY. GIVE THEM SOME BEEF/
    
    Q: WHAT CAN THE SAPPERS DO FOR ME?
    H: LET YOU TAKE SOME LIGHT RELIEF/
    A: LIGHT A TAPER AT THEIR BRAZIER/
    
    Q: MY FINGERNAILS ARE TOO WEAK
    H: DID YOU FIND ANYTHING HERE?/
    A: TAKE THE PLATE FIRST/
    
    Q: I CAN'T AVOID BEING ROBBED AT LEAST ONCE
    H: BUT THEY ARE VERY CARELESS BANDITS!/
    A: ANYTHING THEY STEAL IS IN THE QUARRY/
    
    Q: I AM SEEN EASILY AGAINST THE FLAMES
    H: BETTER NOT TO BE SEEN, N'EST PAS?/
    A: HIDE UNDER THE WAGON THERE/
    
    Q: I HAVE BEEN DESPATCHED BY A VETERAN
    H: YOU NEED SOME KIND OF WEAPON/
    A: HIT HIM WITH THE PISTOL/
    
    Q: THE CUIRASSIER SEEMS TO BE A LIGHT SLEEPER
    H: SO YOU BE A LIGHT THIEF/
    A: GET THE TAPER SOFTLY/
    
    Q: I SEEM TO HAVE CUT IT RATHER FINE
    H: THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY OUT/
    A: GOT THE BAYONET? CUT THE TENT/
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS SMALL DEVICE?
    H: YOU REALLY MUST PAY ATTENTION/
    A: INSPECT IT, "STORE", & EXPERIMENT!/
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I FIND SOME BEEF?
    H: NOT FAR FROM THE MAIN GATEPOST/
    A: THE 4TH TENT NORTH OF THE GATEPOST/
    
    Q: GOING THROUGH A HOLE DOESN'T GET ME VERY FAR
    H: THERE ARE ONLY TWO PLACES TO GO
    A: TRIED THE TENT TO THE SOUTH?/
    
    Q: I SEEM TO HAVE LOST A BAYONET - AND A PISTOL
    H: ARE YOU SURE YOU NEED THEM?/
    A: THE FRENCH TAKE THEM/
    
    Q: I GOT SQUASHED TO DEATH BY FIFTY FURIOUS FRENCHMEN
    H: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO MATCH THAT?/
    A: BURN THE BRIDGE USING THE MATCHES/
    
    Q: I GET KILLED WHEN THE POWDERSTORE GOES UP
    H: OVER THE HILLS AND.../
    A: USE A FUSE, AND GET FURTHER AWAY/
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET THE MUSKET - OR THE BAYONET
    H: GENTLY DOES IT. THAT'S THE WAY/
    A: TAKE THE BAYONET GENTLY (NOT MUSKET)/
    
    Q: FIRING THE PISTOL DOESN'T GET ME WHERE I WANT TO GO
    H: VETERANS USE IT BACKWARDS/
    A: HIT THE VETERAN WITH IT/
    
    Q: I TRIPPED AND GOT DUMPED IN THE PIGSTY
    H: TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON/
    A: FINE - BUT GET ALL YOU NEED FIRST/
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I FIND SOMETHING TO LIGHT GUNPOWDER?
    H: HISTORY IS BUNK/
    A: PULL THE BUNK IN THE PIGSTY/
    
    Q: I GOT BLASTED INTO ATOMS BY A MESON BEAM
    H: IMAGINE YOUR NAME IS M. ALI/
    A: HIT THE WARLORD'S HENCHMAN/
    
    Q: HOW DO I GET OUT OF THIS EMPTY TENT?
    H: THIS PROBLEM IS A GORDIAN KNOT/
    A: YOU NEED THE BAYONET TO CUT THE TENT/
    
    Q: I GOT FROZEN TO DEATH IN A BATHROOM
    H: MOST PEOPLE DON'T LIKE COLD BATHS/
    A: TAKE THE SOAP AND GET OUT FAST/
    
    Q: A DRUNK DANCES WITH ME, SINGING LOUDLY
    H: HOW VERY DISTURBING FOR YOU BOTH/
    A: DO EVERYTHING QUIETLY/
    
    Q: I'VE GOT INTO THE INDEX ROOM. WHAT NOW?
    H: REMEMBER THE MEANING OF "TELEPATHIC"?/
    A: THINK ABOUT THE BOOK YOU NEED/
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET BACK INTO THE CUBIX AFTER LEAVING
    H: DON'T BE SO BACKWARD LOOKING/
    A: TRUE. YOU MUST GO ON/
    
    Q: I GET HIT ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD BY FLYING DEBRIS
    H: IF ONLY IT HIT SOMEONE ELSE.../
    A: FIND TIM TREVYL J-U-S-T AS IT BLOWS/
    
    Q: A SERGEANT DOESN'T LIKE MY OUTLANDISH CLOTHING
    H: HE DOESN'T DISGUISE HIS SUSPICION?/
    A: WEAR THE HAT & CLOAK FROM THE INN/
    
    Q: I WANDERED INTO THE PARADE SQUARE AND GOT REARRESTED
    H: THAT'S THE LAST THING YOU SHOULD DO
    A: GET WHAT YOU NEED - THEN TO THE STY/
    
    Q: A STRAY SHOT HAS HIT ME, WITH LETHAL RESULTS
    H: IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED.../
    A: PERSIST. THERE IS A SAFE ROUTE/
    
    Q: THE FRENCH TAKE EVERYTHING AWAY FROM ME
    H: NOT THE END OF THE WORLD OR THE GAME/
    A: YOU CAN GET THEM BACK LATER/
    
    Q: I STUMBLED OVER A SOLDIER AND GOT MY THROAT CUT
    H: SOUNDS LIKE A DANGEROUS ACTIVITY/
    A: DON'T GO WHERE THE FRENCH BIVOUAC/
    
    Q: I AM TRYING TO FIND A HILL
    H: YOU CAN'T SEE IT THROUGH THE TREES/
    A: CLIMB A TREE TO SEE WHERE IT IS/
    
    Q: I SEEM TO HAVE RISEN TO THE RANK OF GENERAL
    H: TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE/
    A: YOU MUST ESCAPE FAST. RUN AT THE END/
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO IN THE BAKERY?
    H: GOT ANY FLORINS? USE YOUR LOAF/
    A: BUY A LOAF - FOR INFORMATION/
    
    Q: THE CHASSEUR CALLS MY BLUFF
    H: KEEP BLUFFING - HE'S EASILY FOOLED/
    A: SIGN THE DOCUMENTS, THEN SALUTE/
    
    Q: WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS LOOSE BRICK?
    H: A POSSIBLE WAY OUT OF THIS HOLE?/
    A: PULL IT AND MAKE A HOLE/
    
    Q: WHAT USE IS THE SEWING ROOM?
    H: GOOD QUESTION. GLAD YOU ASKED/
    A: ABSOLUTELY NO USE AT ALL/
    
    Q: THE SOLDIERS IN THE INN DENOUNCE ME AS A THIEF
    H: THIEVES ARE FAST - AND SILENT/
    A: GET HAT, GET CLOAK, GET OUT/
    
    Q: WHY CAN'T I GET THE SNOW TO THE FIRE?
    H: IT MELTS BEFORE YOU GET IT THERE/
    A: WRONG TRACK. THE SNOW IS NO USE/
    
    Q: WHY CAN'T I BUY A CANDLE?
    H: THAT CANDLESTICK MAKER IS CRAZY/
    A: FORGET THE CANDLE: GET HIS SCISSORS/
    
    Q: THE CANDLESTICK MAKER DENOUNCES ME TO THE FRENCH
    H: HE'S CRAZY: HUMOUR HIM/
    A: OFFER HIM A FLORIN/
    
    Q: I DISTURBED A GROUP OF GRUMPY GRENADIERS
    H: THEY ARE TRYING TO SLEEP!/
    A: GO THROUGH THEIR TENT QUIETLY/
    
    Q: I GET ARRESTED BY THE OFFICERS AT THE CROSSROADS
    H: VOTE WITH YOUR FEET - AND FAST/
    A: RUN QUICKLY, BUT DON'T GET CORNERED/
    
    Q: THE CAVALRY CAUGHT ME NORTH OF THE CORNFIELD
    H: AREN'T THEY RATHER FAR NORTH?/
    A: RUN NORTH. THEY WILL TURN BACK/
    
    Q: THE FRENCH UNMASK ME AT GOSSELIES
    H: YOU LET THAT BELGIAN GO WITHOUT YOU?/
    A: USE THE BELGIAN'S CARRIAGE TO HIDE/
    
    Q: A CANNON BALL BOWLED ME OVER
    H: TRY TO LOOK CUTE/
    A: JUMP OVER IT/
    
    Q: I CAN'T ESCAPE FROM THE PIGSTY
    H: UP, DOWN, OR SIDEWAYS/
    A: PULL THE BUNK, STAND ON IT, OR DIG/
    
    Q: I'VE BEEN DISRUPTED BEFORE I TAKING A FINAL BREATH
    H: SABOTAGE HIS BIO-MECAHANICAL TUBES/
    A: GOT SOME SNUFF TO THROW?/
    
    Q: I DISTURBED THE EMPEROR'S SNOOZE
    H: YOU SHOULD HAVE LEARNED BY NOW!/
    A: DO ALL SOFTLY OR QUIETLY/
    
    Q: A BELGIAN GENTLEMAN HAS FOUND ME IN HIS CARRIAGE
    H: USE YOUR IMAGINATION A LITTLE MORE/
    A: YOU HAVE TO HIDE UNDER THE CARRIAGE/
    
    Q: I GOT SPLATTERED OVER THE WALLS IN THE VILLA
    H: MORE HASTE, LESS SURVIVAL/
    A: YOU USED THE DEVICE TOO SOON/
    
    Q: I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE RED & ORANGE BUTTONS
    H: PRESS ON. THEY CAN BE FIGURED OUT/
    A: ORANGE TOGGLES ON-OFF. RED FIRES/
    
    Q: I GET ARRESTED FOR BUTCHERING THE BUTCHER
    H: BEST AVOID THE APPEARANCE OF GUILT/
    A: DON'T TAKE THE CLEAVER. TRY A BAYONET/
    
    Q: I CAN'T TAKE THE EMPEROR'S MAP
    H: WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU NEED IT?/
    A: TRUE. JUST TAKE THE JUG OF WINE/
    
    Q: THE CAVALRY CUT ME DOWN BY THE CORNFIELD
    H: YOU TOOK A WRONG TURNING BACK THERE/
    A: GO WEST, N-O-T PAST THE SHARPSHOOTER/
    
    Q: PRUSSIAN DESERTERS STEAL EVERYTHING FROM ME
    H: WELL THEY HAVE TO STEAL SOMETHING!/
    A: LET THEM STEAL SOMETHING USELESS/
    
    Q: THESE MUSKET BALLS ARE NOT GOOD FOR MY HEALTH
    H: GET OUT OF THE WAY/
    A: THE ONLY WAY IS "DOWN"/
    
    Q: ENGLISH DESERTERS BEAT ME TO DEATH
    H: YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE RIGHT ROUTE/
    A: IN THE FORSEST, MAKE FOR THE HILL/
    
    Q: I GOT CUT IN TWO BY THE WARLORD'S HENCHMAN
    H: YOU HAVE TO TIME YOUR SABOTAGE/
    A: LEAVE A FUSE LIT IN THE POWDER STORE/
    
    Q: A SHARPSHOOTER GOT ME
    H: TELL HIM YOU'RE ON THE SAME SIDE/
    A: HE'S FRIENDLY REALLY. WAVE TO HIM/
    
    Q: AN ARMY OF ANGRY INFANTRYMEN ACCUSE ME OF ARSON
    H: TRY EVERY ROUTE OUT OF THERE/
    A: GO EAST INTO THE LATRINES/
    
    Q: THE WHISTLE DOESN'T WORK
    H: IT'S ONLY HALF A WHISTLE/
    A: INSERT A PEA INTO IT/
    
    Q: I DISTURBED THE EMPEROR'S BODYGUARD
    H: NO COMMENT/
    A: DO ALL QUIETLY/
    
    Q: I'M STANDING ON THE BUNK. WHAT NOW?
    H: YOU MUST SET YOUR SIGHTS EVEN HIGHER/
    A: PULL THE ROOF TILES TO MAKE A HOLE/
    
    Q: I GET DENOUNCED BY A FARMBOY.
    H: SOUNDS LIKE TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING/
    A: YOU MUST GET OUT OF THE CART EARLIER/
    
    Q: I NEED TO REUSE THE LANCE, BUT THERE'S NO CHARGE
    H: SOMEBODY STRANGE CAN RECHARGE IT/
    A: GO THROUGH THE FOREST - AND GUESS/
    
    Q: I STOOD IN THE WAY OF A FRIGHTENED STALLION
    H: NEXT TIME, DON'T/
    A: GO EAST TO AVOID IT/
    
    Q: I GET BLASTED BY A MARSHAL WITH A BEARD
    H: BUT IS THE BEARD REAL?/
    A: PULL THE BEARD AWAY/
    
    Q: I GOT A BULLET NEATLY THROUGH MY FOREHEAD
    H: THERE IS MORE THAN ONE END TO A GUN/
    A: HIT THE VETERAN WITH THE PISTOL/
    
    Q: THE CART DISAPPEARS
    H: YOU'LL HAVE TO MOVE FAST THEN/
    A: IT'S GOING NORTH. YOU HAVE ONE TURN/
    
    Q: I GET TRANSPORTED TO AUSTRALIA
    H: STANDARD TREATMENT FOR THIEVES/
    A: DON'T STEAL THE MAP/
    
    Q: I DON'T HAVE TIME TO GET EVERYTHING THE FRENCH TOOK
    H: TAKE A SHORT CUT TO ALL YOU WANT/
    A: "TAKE ALL" MIGHT HELP/
    
    Q: WHERE CAN I GET A PEA?
    H: REMEMBER QUANTAINIAN SOUP?/
    A: IN VARANGAR'S KITCHENS/
    
    Q: THE SENTRY REFUSES ME ENTRY TO THE GRAND HOUSE
    H: HE MIGHT LET THE POSTMAN IN/
    A: YOU NEED SOME DESPATCHES TO SHOW HIM/
    
    Q: A HUNDRED HUGE HORSE GUARDS HAVE HUNG ME
    H: HANG AROUND A BIT LONGER THEN/
    A: ONE TURN IN THE LATRINES, THEN NORTH/
    
    Q: I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THE DUKE MEANS
    H: THIS IS A HINT/
    A: 45 TURNS TO FOIL THE WARLORD'S PLOT/
    
    Q: I CAN PRODUCE A PIERCING NOTE
    H: THERE IS A TIME AND A PLACE.../
    A: USE THE WHISTLE LATER/
    
    Q: THE BRITISH ARMY DON'T WANT MY ASSISTANCE
    H: WELL DON'T OFFER THEM ANY THEN/
    A: GO NORTH OR SOUTH FROM WATERLOO
    
    Q: I CAN GET BOTH THE MODULE AND THE LANCE TO BRUSSELS
    H: SOMEONE ELSE COULD TAKE THE LANCE/
    A: DROP IT IN THE FARMBOY'S CART/
    
    Q: I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING USEFUL IN THE DUKE'S STUDY
    H: IT'S BETWEEN THE OBJECTS MENTIONED/
    A: LIFT THE MAP. IT'S UNDERNEATH/
    
    Q: I KEEP GUESSING WRONG ON THE HILL
    H: HE HAS BEEN IN THE FRENCH CAMP/
    A: DID YOU READ THE GRAFFITI?/
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET ALL THE THINGS I WANT THROUGH THE FOREST
    H: SOMEONE ELSE IS GOING TO BRUSSELS/
    A: MAKE USE OF THE FARMBOY'S CART/
    
    Q: THE PRUSSIAN DESERTERS ACCIDENTALLY SHOOT ME
    H: THERE MUST BE SOME ALTERNATIVE/
    A: THERE ARE TWO WAYS OF AVOIDING THEM/
    
    Q: THE WARLORD'S MINIONS FIND ME VERY QUICKLY
    H: TRAVEL LIGHT/
    A: THEY CAN SEE THE LAMP/
    
    Q: I CAN SHOOT ONE MINION BUT THE OTHER GETS ME
    H: 2 IS 2 2 MANY/
    A: ONE AT A TIME IS POSSIBLE/
    
    Q: SOME HINTS ABOUT THE ENDGAME IN THE GRAND HOUSE
    H: DOWN WITH THE WARLORD YOU MUST BE/
    A: SOMEWHERE BEHIND THE TAPESTRY/
    
    Q: MORE ENDGAME HINTS
    H: GIVE THE LANCE - A WHISTLE FOR YOU/
    A: IGNORE THE GREEN, MISLEAD THE BLUE/
    
    Q: MORE ENDGAME HINTS
    H: LEAD THEM A DANCE, A FIGURE OF 8/
    A: EAST AT THE SEWER, THEN FALL & WAIT/
    
    Q: MORE ENDGAME HINTS
    H: YOU CANNOT SAVE, YOU CANNOT STORE/
    A: FOR 45 TURNS AND PERHAPS ONE MORE/
    
    Q: TIM TREVYL NEEDS TO CUT SOME WIRES
    H: TRIMMING WICKS IS SIMILAR/
    A: THE CANDLSTICK MAKER HAD SCISSORS/
    
    Q: WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH A THICKER STRIP
    H: LOOK IN YOUR FILING CABINET/
    A: UNDER THE MAP IN THE STUDY/
    
    Q: SOME METAL ISSTUCK IN THE COGS
    H: BETWEEN THE TEETH?/
    A: MAKE TIM TREVYL'S BED FOR HIM/
    
    Q: I NEED SOME TWEEZERS
    H: USE THE WARLORD'S PAIR/
    A: FIND THEM IN THE FRENCH CAMP/
    
    Q: I NEED SOME GLUE
    H: GLUE = GUM/O
    A: FROM A GUM-CHEWING SOLDIER/
    
    Q: WHAT IS BEST FOR SPLITTING A DIAPHRAGM?
    H: ITS LIKE LOOKING FOR A... IN A.../
    A: WHERE DID YOU FIND THE FIRST SILVER?/
    
    Q: WE NEED TO SHORT SOME CONTACTS
    H: HAVEN'T YOU DONE THAT BEFORE?/
    A: YOU ESCAPED FROM VARANGAR'S DUNGEON?/
    
    Q: NO GOOD WITHOUT SOME OIL
    H: PALM TREES AND SAND.../
    A: IN THE CUBIX BATHROOM/
    
    Q: I THINK TIM TREVYL IS TOO CLUMSY
    H: A FEATHER-LIGHT TOUCH IS BETTER/
    A: FROM THE RAVINE ON QUANTAIN/
    
    Q: I NEED SOME NEUTRINOS
    H: THEY TRIGGER THE BOMB/
    A: RED BUTTON FROM FRENCH CAMP. READY?/
    
    Q: I MISSED THE JUICY BITS
    H: HAVE YOU CHARGE LEFT IN THE LANCE?/
    A: SHOOT!/
    
    Q: I CAN'T GET 100% SCORE
    H: YOUR MAPWORK IS RUSTY/
    A: YOU CAN IF YOU STUDY/
    
The Warlord is a disc-only version of an earlier game, Doctor Who And The Warlord (1984). Doctor Who And The Warlord was released only on tape, by BBC Soft, and was programmed by Peter Voke and designed by Graham Williams.

(It seems to have been Peter Voke who was responsible for bringing the expanded(?) version of the game to Acorn User in 1988. He not only shortened the title of the game to just The Warlord, but he also changed some of the names of people and things -- so the Doctor became "Tim Trevyl", and the TARDIS became the "Cubix" -- probably to avoid copyright issues.)

I'm uploading The Warlord (1988) here because the copy of the game that's currently on bbcmicro.co.uk is incomplete: it's missing some of the game data:
In the August 1988 issue of Acorn User, Peter Voke wrote:The integrated disc version of The Warlord has six overlays, that is, at six points in the adventure the disc drive will turn on and a new series of locations will be loaded in. The whole adventure is written in a special compressed pseudocode interpreted by a machine code program that operates at high speed: effectively, the micro is turned into an 'adventure processor' at the lowest level possible. The machine code replaces the Basic language, the pseudocode 'adventure' effectively replaces the Basic program.

On this month's disc, in directory W, is the interpreter, all the data files needed for getting the adventure up and running, and the first three of the six overlays. It would be a good idea to put all the Warlord files in directory W, along with the overlays, onto a fresh disc, so you have room to save your positions. You can play the first half of the adventure right away, and next month you can copy the remaining three overlays over from directory W, and continue the game to the end. You must keep the disc in the drive at all times, because of the overlays.
The version of The Warlord (1988) that can be found in the STH archive and on bbcmicro.co.uk is missing the last three overlays. But I've found those missing overlays and gathered them together with the existing ones and bundled them all up into the .SSD attached to this post. (I found the missing overlays on the original Acorn User monthly discs, which I had somehow got copies of from somewhere -- can't remember exactly where. The overlays were compressed, like the rest of the game data, and I had to use the supplied decompression program to extract and expand the files into their original form.)
In the August 1988 issue of Acorn User, Peter Voke wrote:On this month's disc there is the first part of a massive disc-based adventure that I wrote in 1984 with Graham Williams. The Warlord was originally published in a different form on cassette by BBC Soft, but in its new clothes is available to Acorn User readers who buy both this month's and next month's listings discs.

Graham provided an ambitious script which clearly could not fit into the memory of an unexpanded model B, even using the most sophisticated text compression techniques. Nevertheless, the plan of the adventure was magnificent and the quirky humour was exactly pitched to appeal to adventure-lovers. The final game could be played either as two interlinked adventures on a 32k model B, or as a single seamless adventure of 54k on disc, using overlays. Before text compression, the total size of the adventure was over 100k. It had more than 200 locations, with scores of words being understood and the command entry system understanding or parsing up to four words, for instance 'place screwdriver in crucible'.
As Voke says later on in Acorn User, "production of really slick adventures is a really complex business". Maybe it was the overwhelming complexity of creating this game, not to mention having to create his own text-adventure virtual-machine first, that drove him from being a programmer to being a Zen monk. Perhaps he'll soon be joined by certain players of the game who are currently engaged in a desperate struggle to fend off total madness while trying to get a 100% score...

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Post by fancytimes » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:37 pm

This is simultaneously the neatest and cruelest thing I've seen someone do on a message board. =D>

If I make it through the original version with my sanity intact, I'll check this out.

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Post by lurkio » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:08 pm

fancytimes wrote:This is simultaneously the neatest and cruelest thing I've seen someone do on a message board.
I aim to please! :wink:

I've attached the relevant pages about The Warlord from Acorn User magazine (Aug - Sep 1988) to the first post in this thread.

I've also attached the hints (encrypted and plaintext versions) and the decryption program.

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Post by fancytimes » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:26 pm

Excellent work! I've been experimenting with it a little bit and haven't noticed too many differences so far. They've tweaked some systems to try and make them more convenient. For example, in the original you would have to enter this:
unscrew bulb, unscrew disc, get bulb, get disc
if you wanted these items after disconnecting them, but in the revised version the bulb and disc are automatically added to your inventory after unscrewing them.

Also, the dark area in the cellar has been modified as my walkthrough for the original cannot guide me through it safely. I haven't had the patience to re-map the area so soon after my harrowing experience with the original so I'm unsure if they just shuffled the insta-kill pits around to frustrate 'Doctor Who and the Warlord' veterans, or if there's genuinely an expanded puzzle to be solved in a different fashion this time round.

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Post by lurkio » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:37 pm

fancytimes wrote:I've been experimenting with it a little bit and haven't noticed too many differences so far. They've tweaked some systems to try and make them more convenient. For example, in the original you would have to enter this:
unscrew bulb, unscrew disc, get bulb, get disc
if you wanted these items after disconnecting them, but in the revised version the bulb and disc are automatically added to your inventory after unscrewing them. Also, the dark area in the cellar has been modified as my walkthrough for the original cannot guide me through it safely. I haven't had the patience to re-map the area so soon after my harrowing experience with the original so I'm unsure if they just shuffled the insta-kill pits around to frustrate 'Doctor Who and the Warlord' veterans, or if there's genuinely an expanded puzzle to be solved in a different fashion this time round.
Interesting! Thanks.

It's possible that Warlord (1988) is actually the first version of the game to have been developed, and that Voke then cut it down (or chopped it into two parts) for commercial release as Dr Who & The Warlord in 1984 -- and then released the original in 1988 in Acorn User after changing the names to avoid copyright infringement!

I'd quite like to know if that's the correct history, and I've tried contacting Voke to ask him via Twitter (and even via the Zen abbey contact form!), but no reply.

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Post by Rich Talbot-Watkins » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:22 am

I remember being fascinated by this series of articles at the time. I never actually got to play The Warlord back in the day. I often wondered whether TAG was something which was created especially for The Warlord (well, the original 1984 release), and whether the tech was used for anything else. It seemed surprising that such a feature complete set of tools (compiler, text compressor, interpreter) would only have got this one release. It still seems like a clever idea to be able to program every aspect of an adventure game in this kind of pseudo-BASIC!

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Post by lurkio » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:40 am

Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:I often wondered whether TAG was something which was created especially for The Warlord (well, the original 1984 release), and whether the tech was used for anything else. It seemed surprising that such a feature complete set of tools (compiler, text compressor, interpreter) would only have got this one release.

Yes, one of the things I'd like to ask Voke is what he intended to do with TAG -- just make the one game? Or did he hope to make a series? Or did it all start out as just a bit of fun that somehow happened to get him a commission?!
Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:It still seems like a clever idea to be able to program every aspect of an adventure game in this kind of pseudo-BASIC!
Not too different from ALPS, or even Quill or GAC.

But yes, TAG does seem particularly sophisticated. Perhaps it was originally inspired by Infocom's Z-machine, another text adventure virtual machine? (So many unanswered questions..!)

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Post by Rich Talbot-Watkins » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:45 am

I think the thing that stood out was actually using the BASIC itself for line input and holding the program, even if it wasn't really BASIC. Another thing I wondered is how TAG was able to build dictionaries and compile the code on an unexpanded Beeb. It feels as if this shouldn't possibly all fit in memory at once! Perhaps he used a bank of sideways RAM.

Would be interesting to get an interview with Voke, but I wouldn't be too surprised if he's put that part of his life behind him now!

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Post by lurkio » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:03 pm

Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:Another thing I wondered is how TAG was able to build dictionaries and compile the code on an unexpanded Beeb. It feels as if this shouldn't possibly all fit in memory at once! Perhaps he used a bank of sideways RAM.
ALPS does similar things with dictionaries, etc., without using Sideways RAM. It spawns off some functions to utility programs that are separate from the main adventure editor, I think.

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