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duplicate game

#1 Post by Alex » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:17 pm

I decided to play Cranston Manor Adventure on the Atari, but I noticed it's the same game as Cranston Manor. The locations are mapped a little different than the Apple and the PC version but the puzzles are the same.

I also noted that the game on this site is listed as hi-res adventure #5, but the box image I've uploaded from the pc version states it's #3.

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Re: duplicate game

#2 Post by Alex » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:35 pm

On the website http://www.sierragamers.com (which is the site of the author Ken Williams) the hi-res adventures are numbered in the following order:

Hi Res #0: Mission Asteroid (1981)
Release 1 - Mission: Asteroid (White Folder)
Release 2 - Mission: Asteroid (Black Box)

Hi Res #1: Mystery House (1980)
Release 1 - Mystery House (Blue Sheet)
Release 2 - Mystery House (White Folder)
Release 3 - Mystery House (Black Box)

Hi Res #2: The Wizard and the Princess (1980)
Release 1 - The Wizard and the Princess (Yellow Folder)
Release 2 - The Wizard and the Princess (White Folder)
Release 3 - Adventure in Serenia (IBM Release)
Release 4 - The Wizard and the Princess (Black Box)

Hi Res #3: Cranston Manor (1981)
Release 1 - Cranston Manor (Black Folder)

Hi Res #4: Ulysses and the Golden Fleece (1982)
Release 1 - Ulysses and the Golden Fleece (Orange Folder)
Release 2 - Ulysses and the Golden Fleece (Black Box)

Hi Res #5: Time Zone (1982)
Release 1 - Time Zone

Hi Res #6: The Dark Crystal (1983)
Release 1 - The Dark Crystal
Release 2 - Gelfling Adventure

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Re: duplicate game

#3 Post by dave » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:15 am

Alex wrote:I decided to play Cranston Manor Adventure on the Atari, but I noticed it's the same game as Cranston Manor. The locations are mapped a little different than the Apple and the PC version but the puzzles are the same.
I'm not certain I agree, if you look at the advert linked to on the page at Atarimania, it advertises it, written by Larry Ledden (although it could be a clone) and also for CP/M and lNorth Star(??). Unfortunately I can't get any of the disk images I can find to boot on Atari800win plus so I can't dig more.

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Re: duplicate game

#4 Post by dave » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:20 am

Aha! A bit of digging found this. This includes a statement from the author: the Atari version is the original and the Sierra version is licensed!

So it wasn't actually written by the Sierra guys!

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Re: duplicate game

#5 Post by Alex » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:08 pm

Nice to have this one sorted out!
dave wrote:Unfortunately I can't get any of the disk images I can find to boot on Atari800win plus
I did play the disk image from atarionline.pl with Altirra 1.7 without any problem.

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Re: duplicate game

#6 Post by dave » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:55 am

I found out the problem on atari800win plus is that it disables BASIC by default and as this game is written in BASIC, it needs that ROM.

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