Text Adventure Games

discuss text & graphic adventures for Acorns. level 9, robico & epic led this field
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Re: Text Adventure Games

Post by tautology » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:46 pm

You can mark me down for some - I actually legally own most of the Infocom games anyway (Activision, Loki bless you and your discount software re-releases).

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Re: Text Adventure Games

Post by Samwise » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:33 pm

Well, you should both now have the Windows test environment for the latest public release so you can have a play with it. I'm just waiting to hear back from the someone else who may have picked up work on the codebase. Once I know whether I need to update the test environment with a new release, we can chat about how to keep track of who's testing what with.

Hopefully, you can have a play with it now tho, and make sure it at least works for you whilst you're waiting. :)

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Post by iamaran » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:57 am

tautology wrote: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 :-)
mjforbes wrote:Leaving 50.5% unsolved or unsolvable? Sounds like a challenge!
Update: There are currently 476 games listed, of which 341 have solutions, so 135 (28.4%) are unsolved/missing from archives/unreleased.

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Post by lurkio » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:28 pm

iamaran wrote:There are currently 476 games listed, of which 341 have solutions
Woohoo!
Boo-hoo!

:(

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Post by Gunness » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:27 pm

lurkio wrote:
Boo-hoo!

:(
I think you mean woohoo :) That's 135 games waiting to be solved! That's awesome.
solutionarchive.com - text adventures aplenty!

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Re: Text Adventure Games

Post by leenew » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:36 pm

Ha!
He got ya there Lurkio :wink:

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Re: Text Adventure Games

Post by fuzzel » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:26 pm

I'm off work tomorrow so it's soon to be 134 (see Wizard's Challenge thread....)
Next up, Oxbridge revisited. This must be the biggest and most challenging of the unsolved games (I'm happy to be corrected on this one).

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Post by ivor_the_injun » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:38 pm

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?

I think I saw that in one of the reviews, and that may have been the youthful point I realised that one person's idea of fun isn't necessarily mine.

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Post by fuzzel » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:14 pm

I've only amassed 42 points out of 100 so far and I haven't encountered the chess board yet. It sounds very much like an Oxbridge puzzle though, very much in keeping with the Stable puzzle and the Master's Lodge furniture moving puzzle (like a sliding block puzzle), both of which were a real pain to write down the directions for in my partially done solution for CASA.

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Post by ivor_the_injun » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:54 pm

I could never be doing with any text adventures where I had to write things down.

Which, to be fair, probably explains why I had such a troubled relationship with the genre.

Incidentally, how come the Electron version was so pared down compared to the Beeb? The Electron User review says it has 100 fewer locations.

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Post by crj » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:35 pm

At a guess, because the BBC Micro has MODE 7, which only uses 1K of screen memory, whereas the cheapest mode on the Electron is MODE 6 which uses 8K.

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Post by iamaran » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:22 pm

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.

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Re: Text Adventure Games

Post by iamaran » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:00 pm

Gunness wrote:I think you mean woohoo :) That's 135 games waiting to be solved! That's awesome.
129 and falling...

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Post by fuzzel » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:23 am

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).

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Post by iamaran » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:08 pm

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.

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Post by fuzzel » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:39 pm

Just had a good day off from work (due to snow) playing Oxbridge and have now upped my score to 58.
Still no sign of the chess board !

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Re: Text Adventure Games

Post by fuzzel » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:01 pm

Further on still in Oxbridge, score is now 76.
I'm now stuck on a number series puzzle. What is the 4 digit number which is next in this series: 1 9 61 369 ....
I can't for the life of me work this one out. Maybe it's like a GCHQ puzzle where a bit of lateral thinking is required.

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Re: Text Adventure Games

Post by fuzzel » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:06 pm

I've just solved it (well, I cheated, I found the answer by doing a google search, it's part of a 5 dice rolls distribution table (or something).

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Re: Text Adventure Games

Post by Triax » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:11 am

Could you give more detail as to the solution to the number puzzle? Can’t figure out the distribution that would give rise to that sequence...

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Post by fuzzel » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:15 pm

https://forum.rpg.net/archive/index.php/t-463106.html

The sequence was 1, 9, 61, 369, ....

I'm not sure how anyone was supposed to work that one out except fellow Maths phds.

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Re: Text Adventure Games

Post by Triax » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:15 pm

I see.

In that case, the pattern is 5^n - 4^n :

5^1 - 4^1 = 5 - 4 = 1
5^2 - 4^2 = 25 - 16 = 9
5^3 - 4^3 = 125 - 64 = 61
5^4 - 4^4 = 625 - 256 = 369
5^5 - 4^5 = 3,125 - 1,024 = 2,101


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Re: Text Adventure Games

Post by crj » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:47 pm

The On-line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences is your friend. (-8

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Re: Text Adventure Games

Post by Triax » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:38 pm

Didn’t even know about that website..! I just figured it out by reverse-engineering the dice roll calculation.

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Re: Text Adventure Games

Post by Dethmunk » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:00 pm

I did an Adventure: The Darkness of Raven Wood (Runs on BBC B/Electron/Master) runs in an emulator nicely (its disk based). Dunno if anyone ever got it to run from a physical Disk though. :D
http://www.rucksackgames.co.uk

Its pretty simple too, parser is very basic... EXAM CARRIAGE, GET KEY, IN, N, S, E, W, USE KEY.... etc. :wink:
In an emulator if you write enable the disk it should save too. (Type SAVE) Only 1 save per disk though.

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Re: Text Adventure Games

Post by iamaran » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:39 pm

Dethmunk wrote:I did an Adventure: The Darkness of Raven Wood
I really want to find the time to play this!

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