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Ferret

? 1982

Language:
English
Systems:
PL/I info
Platforms:
Mainframe info, PC info
Genres:
Fantasy, misc.
Entered by:
Gunness, iamaran, Kozelek
Added:
30-10-2020
Edited:
24-11-2022

Synopsis

Notes

Huge, Zork-like game with 1,700+ rooms and thousands of objects.

Written by a number of unknown authors in 1982 in PL/I for a Data General mini-computer, the game was - for all intents and purposes - inaccessible to the public until 2022, when it was ported to IBM Visual Age PL/I for Windows.

According to this article in the blog Renga in Blue, a new version (10.01) of this game has recently been made in 2022, making it at last finishable. The official website installer seems to triggers modern virus/trojan detectors, so the author of the blog made a bare-bones version with the install elements taken out.

There's a Facebook group in support of the game.

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User Comments

Canalboy (10-11-2022 18:48)

10.01 is now available from the jugglingsoot home page. I really can't recommend this game highly enough if it's an old style puzzlefest / narrative epic that you're after. If downloading the full version my Norton stripped out ferret.exe but I chose to have it replaced in the Norton options and all works perfectly. Just remember to run ferret.bat and not ferret.exe or the game will exit when you die (and trust me you will umpteen times).

I am currently fighting my way through Phase 5.

Garry (23-11-2022 13:07)

Version 10.10 released on 22nd November 2022.