[Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached

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[Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached

Post by dawnz » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:52 am

Hi to all. I hope this is the right place for such a question!

In going through old papers I have found this map from an educational adventure I played at school in the 1980s:
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I think the classroom computer have may been a BBC Micro. The adventure was text only, and involved exploration of a castle whose ground floor is shown in the image. I believe there was an upper floor and underground area. The game was a treasure hunt, I think.

This map was copied from the map in the game's documentation.

I'd be grateful if anyone could recollect the name of the game.
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Re: Identification of an old game, map attached

Post by leenew » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:29 am

Spooky Manor? Semi-educational adventure from Acornsoft: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=1725

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Re: Identification of an old game, map attached

Post by dawnz » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:43 am

That's it for sure! Thank you for the very quick solution.

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Re: [Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached

Post by danielj » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:22 am

Hi, and welcome to the forum - pretty please can you put the post back as it was originally with the embedded image? It's very confusing when things get deleted, threads no longer make sense.

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Re: [Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached

Post by dawnz » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:29 am

Hi - I didn't change anything in the OP except to mark the topic as [Solved]. The embedded image still shows for me.

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Post by leenew » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:46 am

I can still see it too :D

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Re: [Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached

Post by danielj » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:49 pm

Ah - it's because it's on a non-ssl site. Chrome is refusing to display it. Apologies! As you were :)

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Post by sweh » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:06 pm

Hmm, displays OK for me on Chromium 70; it warns me "connection to this site is not fully secure", but displays the picture.
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Re: [Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached

Post by danielj » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:49 pm

sweh wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:06 pm
Hmm, displays OK for me on Chromium 70; it warns me "connection to this site is not fully secure", but displays the picture.
Version 70.0.3538.102 (Official Build) (64-bit) - Chrome != Chromium it would seem, in that mixed content appears to be blocked by default.

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Post by sweh » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:06 pm

Hmm. "Version 70.0.3538.102 (Developer Build) built on Debian 9.6, running on Debian 9.6 (64-bit)"
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Post by dawnz » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:22 pm

I'd be quite willing to upload the map again to another hosting site to avoid these problems. What do the regulars here suggest?

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Post by lurkio » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:42 pm

dawnz wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:22 pm
I'd be quite willing to upload the map again to another hosting site to avoid these problems. What do the regulars here suggest?
I suggest stardot.org.uk!

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Re: [Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached

Post by BigEd » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:34 am

Yes, attaching an image as a file is a good way to do it! So often we find that image-hosting companies give up, and old threads have interesting stories to tell but scads of missing images.

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Re: [Solved] Identification of an old game, map attached

Post by 1024MAK » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:38 am

For information, the image has been added as an attachment by the original poster :)

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