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by Garry
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: new member and mulldoon
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: new member and mulldoon

Hi Brennen. How are you going with The Mulldoon Legacy ? I see that no one has given you any hints yet, so I loaded it onto my mobile phone and had a bit of a dabble, then had a more serious attempt tonight. Did you find anything in the long east-west corridor west of the foyer? If not, the brick ma...
by Garry
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Seeking adventure from 'DCW Magazine' for Atari 8-bit
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Seeking adventure from 'DCW Magazine' for Atari 8-bit

Everybody stop looking. It has been found. As I didn't get any response from CASA members, I asked on the AtariAge forum and was able to get in contact with Richard Vermeulen. He very quickly dug out the disk, converted it to disk images (it was double sided) and posted the files on this forum threa...
by Garry
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: new member and mulldoon
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: new member and mulldoon

The game in question is The Mulldoon Legacy by Jon Ingold. It's a Z-code game and can be downloaded from all the usual places including the IF Archive. I haven't played it myself, but it's had nothing but rave reviews. It won the Annual IF Comp in 1999. It was previously discussed at this thread , b...
by Garry
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Searching for 'UK Atari Computer Owners Club' adventures
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Searching for 'UK Atari Computer Owners Club' adventures

In the early 1980s (probably 1981), The UK Atari Computer Owners Club started producing a newsletter called (surprise, surprise) The UK Atari Computer Owners Club . In issue 2, they started issuing software from their own software library based on contributions from members. This included two advent...
by Garry
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Seeking adventure from 'DCW Magazine' for Atari 8-bit
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Seeking adventure from 'DCW Magazine' for Atari 8-bit

I know this is a long shot, but I'm trying to track down an adventure from DCW Magazine . This is a Dutch disk magazine for the Atari 8-bit computers. I first saw it mentioned in Atari Classics , vol.2, no.3, February 1983, p. 10, where staff columnist Ed Hall did a review of disk magazines. He desc...
by Garry
Mon May 20, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Skullduggery
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Skullduggery

I'll be interested to see how you treat the maze. As you said, the maze is not exactly random, but it took me a while to work out what was going on. Once I'd worked it out, I could work out the connections, but it's very difficult to draw. It's similar to one of the mazes in ADVENT, except that ther...
by Garry
Sun May 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Skullduggery
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Skullduggery

Finished!
by Garry
Sun May 19, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Skullduggery
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Skullduggery

Damn, I hate this game. After spending all day mapping that bloody maze and spending untold hours travelling backwards and forwards with various bodies and skeletons, I've eventually made the potion. Hooray! And then, out of the blue, for no reason whatsoever, I get killed by some bloody ghost or fl...
by Garry
Sat May 18, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Skullduggery
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Skullduggery

Progress report... What started out to be a promising game has turned out to be very frustrating (because of the random factors and obscure hints) and very tedious (because of all the repetition, restarts and long distances to travel). I was getting very annoyed at one point and decided to take a pe...
by Garry
Fri May 17, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Skullduggery
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Skullduggery

I'm making steady progress now. I've mapped about 90 rooms, found the parchment, can get out of the animal trap and have found a number of items that are almost certainly related to the "recipe" on the parchment. However, I'm still getting killed in new situations and need to restart every so often....
by Garry
Fri May 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Skullduggery
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Skullduggery

My hunch was right. I have a lit fireplace and a lit candle. Now I'm off to explore some dark places. I might need to light the torch first...
by Garry
Fri May 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Skullduggery
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Skullduggery

Actually it is a very realistic way of making fire. which was actually quite easy to solve for me being a boy-scout leader. That was my thinking too, which is why I mentioned the flammable materials. Newspaper, hay, sticks (which I haven't found), then logs. (I was also a boy scout.) I just haven't...
by Garry
Thu May 16, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Skullduggery
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Skullduggery

I'm making slow progress and have mapped over 70 rooms. I get killed far too often for my liking. I map a bit, get killed, restart, map a bit, get killed, restart, map a bit, get killed, restart... I need to find a light source so that I don't get killed in dark rooms or when night falls. I've found...
by Garry
Tue May 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Skullduggery
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Skullduggery

This is a really creepy game. I played for another hour or so, did some more mapping and found a few more useful objects, including hints of things that need to be done later in the game. I haven't found the parchment yet, but I've still got lots more to explore. I think the parchment contains hints...
by Garry
Mon May 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Skullduggery
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Skullduggery

This sounds pretty interesting. I don't normally play MS-DOS games, but I've downloaded this one and started playing it using DOSBox. It's well written and has the feel of a more modern game written using TADS or Inform or similar. The character graphics are neat, but provide spoilers for what's to ...