Bug in Arrow Of Death 2

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Bug in Arrow Of Death 2

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Looks like there's a bug in Arrow Of Death 2 by Brian Howarth. The bug was reported in a comment by Jonathan O at CASA:
At CASA, Jonathan O wrote:There seems to be a problem when playing the BBC Micro version of this game under emulation (both online and using BeebEm) - when you get to the point of making the vital arrow, you are told that there is something missing despite having all the ingredients. This problem definitely did not exist in the original version, as I remember playing it through to the end on a real BBC.
Here's the bug. Compare the Beeb version with the apparently bug-free C64 version:

Screenshot 2020-12-07 at 13.16.51.jpg

Not sure how to fix this one.

:?:

EDIT: Here's the walkthrough in pasteable form:

EDIT: See updated walkthrough below.
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Re: Bug in Arrow Of Death 2

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I'm guessing that there's only one archived BBC version of Arrow of Death 2? Do we know which release of the game is archived?

I wonder if there are any different Digital Fantasia, Molimerx, Channel 8, Adventure International versions?
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Re: Bug in Arrow Of Death 2

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8bitAG wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:59 pm
I'm guessing that there's only one archived BBC version of Arrow of Death 2? Do we know which release of the game is archived? I wonder if there are any different Digital Fantasia, Molimerx, Channel 8, Adventure International versions?
I'm not sure I know the answers to all those questions, but what I can tell you is that I've tried most or all of the Beeb and Elk copies that I can find online, and they all behave in the same way -- including all the STH ones, and the one in Pernod's collection, and the ones at Everygamegoing.com, and a couple of other random downloads.

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Re: Bug in Arrow Of Death 2

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Lee wondered if the Beeb version of the game was unique, and in particular whether there were any objects added to the Beeb version that don't appear in other versions. I'm not sure, but here is a list of the object-words in the Beeb game datafile that don't appear in the CASA walkthrough (though of course some of them might be synonyms for words that do appear in the walkthrough):

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WILL
GRIL
SLAB
OFF
GUAR
CHEE
BEGG
JETT
LEAV
CLOA
MOUN
WIND
VEIL
BONE
MARS
STAI
LAKE
GORG
LEDG
WATE
BOUL
DIRG
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Re: Bug in Arrow Of Death 2

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I have my bitd adventure solutions file to hand and here's what I wrote (not had a chance to check it of course):

At Arnid's location:

GIVE WEED TO ARNID
DROP ARROWHEAD
DROP FEATHERS
DROP BRANCH
MAKE ARROW

This worked for me, although maybe I had a different version.
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fuzzel wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:04 pm
I have my bitd adventure solutions file to hand and here's what I wrote (not had a chance to check it of course): At Arnid's location: GIVE WEED TO ARNID // DROP ARROWHEAD // DROP FEATHERS // DROP BRANCH // MAKE ARROW
This worked for me, although maybe I had a different version.
Haha! That works! Thank you!

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Re: Bug in Arrow Of Death 2

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Argh! Even though your solution to the making of the arrow worked, fuzzel, the walkthrough still doesn't quite win you the game on the Beeb. The final command, SHOOT XERDON, just gives "I can't do that just now!"

Any idea why?

Here's the updated walkthrough:

EDIT: Updated walkthrough updated!:
viewtopic.php?f=51&t=21241&p=299757#p299757

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GET ARROW when ARNID has taken the trouble to make it for you. :roll:

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Re: Bug in Arrow Of Death 2

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leenew wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:18 pm
GET ARROW when ARNID has taken the trouble to make it for you. :roll:
Well done. I wondered who'd be first to spot the deliberate mistake...

:^o :oops: 8-[

Updated final walkthrough (also submitted to CASA):

Arrow Of Death 2 walkthrough.txt
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