Well, I don't know what computer the game was programmed on, and they don't mention it in the magazine, as far as I can tell.
When I look at the listing, I think it should work without any problems on an Amstrad CPC, so maybe it's that... but it could just as well be another computer with a very similar BASIC!
I tried searching the web for the name of the author ("Rafi Deryeghiyan"), and I've found two other programs
by the same author, and they're on Apple II... but unfortunately, Sorcellerie
totally does not
look like an Apple II BASIC program, apparently, so it can't help us!
(By the way, the latter Apple II program, War
, is definitely another parser-based text adventure in French. It was "published" in the issue 17 (November 5, 1987) of Tremplin Micro
. Or rather, it was too long to be published and you had to buy the disc from the magazine, but the comments about the game in the magazine make it very clear that it's a text adventure with a parser.)
Are there any BASIC experts here who could tell us if there were actually other BASICs than the one from the Amstrad CPC with all
- ON <variable name> GOTO
By the way, maybe we should also mention on the game page that this is not
at all the same game as Sorcellerie
, the French translation of the famous early CRPG Wizardry
, released a few years before? You never know, some people might
Actually mangling the URL that eriorg sent, we can get to page 1
Here's a better link
if you want to search the magazine.