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#1 Post by urbanghost » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:14 pm

Recently joined the site so I thought I would say a quick hello.
I have been playing adventures since the early 80s, I started on a ZX81!! I have recently started back playing text adventures and I have a collection of a few thousand adventure games on various 8 bit systems. I have a C64, VIC20, zx 48k, zx 128k, atari 800, atari ST and an amiga that I play them on. Hoping to get a BBC and a Dragon to complete the systmes out when I was a kid that I always wanted. I use floppy emulators on most of them tape emulators on others, but I also play tapes when I can get them.
My aim is to complete all the games i have, but my collection grows all the time so probably not going to achieve it, but I will try. So thats me.
I have clicked all the games I have finished over the last week and will add them as I progress through them. If there are any games anyone would like me to play then let me know or if you need any hints for the ones I have completed. :thumb:

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#2 Post by Mr Creosote » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:29 pm

Hello and welcome, urbanghost! Nice to hear from someone who is so dedicated at playing (experiencing) games instead of just putting them on a shelf for collection purposes :)

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#3 Post by urbanghost » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:14 pm

Mr Creosote wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:29 pm
Hello and welcome, urbanghost! Nice to hear from someone who is so dedicated at playing (experiencing) games instead of just putting them on a shelf for collection purposes :)
Thank you for your welcome.
I couldn't own a game and not play it. Games are for playing not for looking at and they deteriorate much quicker sitting around not being used.

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#4 Post by Strident » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:39 pm

Nice to have a post in here that's not from a spammer. :) Welcome to the site.

My personal interest lies in homegrown 8-bit text adventures from the late 80s and early 90s from mail order companies such as Zenobi, The Guild, The Adventure Workshop, Compass, River and Tartan.

Always nice to hear from someone who is actually playing adventures... not just reminiscing about them. :)

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#5 Post by urbanghost » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:29 pm

Strident wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:39 pm
Nice to have a post in here that's not from a spammer. :) Welcome to the site.

My personal interest lies in homegrown 8-bit text adventures from the late 80s and early 90s from mail order companies such as Zenobi, The Guild, The Adventure Workshop, Compass, River and Tartan.

Always nice to hear from someone who is actually playing adventures... not just reminiscing about them. :)
Thank you for the welcome.
I like all text adventures but my favourite are scifi themed. I also prefer the early homegrown adventures and can remember actually buying then in the 80s from magazines. The first adventure I ever played was Twin Kingdom Valleys. Didn't know anything about mapping and spent weeks just wandering around, I can remember the first time I actually saw the twin mountains in the game after aimlessly wandering around, made my day. Don't think I ever got to finish it at the time, but I will be playing it again soon so maybe this time!! It would have only taken me 38 years. Don't think I can wait that long again so I am determined this time. Haha.
Still play them old school, pen and book to map and keep notes. Makes a big difference when you know where you are.
I am playing Jhothamia 6 at the moment by Anthony Collins, he made some pretty good adventures. Played Nythyhel by him before this one and that was a great game.
I am also writing an adventure game while playing all these games. I am using Quest at the moment. The game is based on the film and TV series The Quatermass Conclusion, one of my favourite films, so will probably be looking for a few people to try it and let me know how bad it is!! I will update you when it is nearly ready.

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#6 Post by Strident » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:28 pm

Well, technically Jhothamia 6 is not a Tony Collins game... as far as I'm aware he was only responsible for the C64 port. The game was actually by David Edgar... the CASA entry should probably have Tony's involvement mentioned in the notes section rather than as an author.

But, yes, Tony did do some great games. The Hermitage is great, Corya is very accessible, and I did enjoy his Nythyhel/Methyhel series... so much so, that I was, at one point, working with him on the next game in the Sinister Investigations series.

Good luck with your game.

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#7 Post by urbanghost » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:11 pm

Strident wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:28 pm
Good luck with your game.
Well I decided yesterday to switch from quest to inform for the game. There seems to be more games written with it so it should be accessible to more people. Bit of a nightmare moving the code today but think I've got the hang of it now.

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#8 Post by Strident » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:48 pm

urbanghost wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:11 pm
Well I decided yesterday to switch from quest to inform for the game. There seems to be more games written with it so it should be accessible to more people. Bit of a nightmare moving the code today but think I've got the hang of it now.
Inform is more portable... depending on the version you've chosen, you can even get your game running on 8-bit and 16-bit computers.

There are lots of people still programming directly for 8-bits too, using "old" adventure systems such as the Quill, the PAW and DAAD.

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#9 Post by Gunness » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:43 am

A bit late to the party, but a warm welcome from me as well :)
I'm not much of a collector, either - I'm afraid my shelf space is too limited (or at least fighting for space with movies and board games, and usually losing). Enjoy your stay here :thumb:

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#10 Post by urbanghost » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:19 pm

Gunness wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:43 am
A bit late to the party, but a warm welcome from me as well :)
I'm not much of a collector, either - I'm afraid my shelf space is too limited (or at least fighting for space with movies and board games, and usually losing). Enjoy your stay here :thumb:
Thank you. Its great to find a good list of games to see what I haven't got. My shopping list is getting longer all the time. :D

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