Any Sherlock Holmes BASIC Adventures?

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Any Sherlock Holmes BASIC Adventures?

#1 Post by jgerrie » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:17 pm

I'm wondering if anyone is aware of any Sherlock Holmes themed BASIC language adventure programs? I'm aware that there are a number of fine M/L and higher level language games. What I'm looking for is something simpler, written in BASIC that will fit in a 16K machine. I have been quite surprised that there appears not to be anything like this on the Net. Direction to possible source would also be appreciated.

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#3 Post by jgerrie » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:47 am

I'd looked at the one for Atari, but it turned out to involve multiple files loading from disk. Didn't look at the others cause they came later historically so I assumed they would be m/l or be for powerful machines (i.e. too big), but the one from Lodestar (C64) actually looks promising. Thanks.
ahope1 wrote:A quick search turned this up:
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#4 Post by jgerrie » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:56 am

Can't find "The Search for Sherlock Holmes" for the C64 anywhere on the Net. All the Latif pages are 404. Has there been a massive sweeping of old software for the C64 from the Net?

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#5 Post by Starscream » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:24 pm

I uploaded the file from offline GB64 here:

http://www33.zippyshare.com/v/fP2XP5a7/file.html

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#6 Post by Alastair » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:50 pm

jgerrie wrote:All the Latif pages are 404. Has there been a massive sweeping of old software for the C64 from the Net?
I don't know, but for both The Search for Sherlock Holmes and Gold Fever copying and pasting the Latif link into the Wayback Machine of the Internet Archive gives positive results and I see no reason why this should not be the case for other games.

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Re: Any Sherlock Holmes BASIC Adventures?

#7 Post by jgerrie » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:50 am

Completed my port of The Search for Sherlock Holmes to MC-10.

Noticed using Alex's playthrough that the phrase "BUY MEAT" didn't work. Don't think BUY is one of the verbs. GET MEAT works (and subtracts the money from your wallet).

Thanks again to everyone for the help and Alex for the playthrough.
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