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by Alastair
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Diamond Trail and Magic Castle - the lost Dragon versions
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Diamond Trail and Magic Castle - the lost Dragon versions

For anyone wondering about the Dragon versions of Diamond Trail and Magic Castle the information comes from near the end of a six hour "Dragon Talk" video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNDDh1ZLkYg&t=19712s - in a section where Tim Gilberts describes Gilsoft's use of a Dragon to help run the busi...
by Alastair
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: The Guild/The Guild Adventure Software
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: The Guild/The Guild Adventure Software

I can manually change over all The Guild references to The Guild Adventure Software... but if there is a quicker, higher-level admin way to do it then that would probably be better. There is an admin tool that may do this but I was told not to touch it! So I will have to leave it to Jacob to run th...
by Alastair
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: SC-3000 Rabbit Hole... Unlisted Adventures
Replies: 75
Views: 2179

Re: SC-3000 Rabbit Hole... Unlisted Adventures

If MAME is causing headaches you could try either MAMEUI or MESSUI (if you don't care about console emulation), see https://messui.1emulation.com/ or https://arcade.mameworld.info/messui/ Not only do these versions contain an integrated front-end but they also have an optional menubar available when...
by Alastair
Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Yes we have 1000 topics on the forum!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: Yes we have 1000 topics on the forum!!!

Strident wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:53 pm
You must have ten secret threads that none of us mere mortals can read. :)
Don't trust the board, the statistics may say 1000 but if you add up all of the topics on the front page you get 1010. We have the mystery of the missing topics!
by Alastair
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Uploading game
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Uploading game

Hello and welcome back. When you say "upload a game" do you mean uploading the actual game program, or do you mean creating a new game entry on the site? If it is the former then generally speaking we will accept fixed programs (when the original games are so bugged that it is not possible to comple...
by Alastair
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Appleton/The Village... Original source?
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Appleton/The Village... Original source?

Do we know if Walter Pooley also wrote the original version? It could be that it was the original Dragon version that was never released and he later Quilled his own game.
by Alastair
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Appleton/The Village... Original source?
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Appleton/The Village... Original source?

An update.

I have looked through all of the issues of Dragon User, the Dragon program listing books I own, and any additional English language Dragon program listing book I could find at the Dragon Archive and I have been unable to find any game that matches the plot or name of the Quilled title.
by Alastair
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Appleton/The Village... Original source?
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Appleton/The Village... Original source?

The name and plot don't resonate with me, perhaps it was one of those games advertised in the small ads. I'll have a look though Dragon User, I just need to resist the temptation of reading any of the articles - so many hours/days/weeks can be lost that way!
by Alastair
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: The modern era
Topic: ADRIFT platforms
Replies: 30
Views: 3212

Re: ADRIFT platforms

Also, Alastair suggested that it would be sufficient to split the Windows titles into a separate group, but shouldn't PC Booter also have its own entry? I don't see why PC Booter should have its own entry. Think of it this way, how many people will run the older PC titles native on hardware from th...
by Alastair
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: The modern era
Topic: ADRIFT platforms
Replies: 30
Views: 3212

Re: ADRIFT platforms

I'm still of the opinion that a need has been shown that we should separate the modern Windows OS games from the other PC platforms, but no need has been shown that further separation within the non-Windows games is necessary. Creating a new "Windows OS" category and leaving everything else in the "...
by Alastair
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: The modern era
Topic: ADRIFT platforms
Replies: 30
Views: 3212

Re: ADRIFT platforms

Jacob, please re-read what I wrote. I'm arguing for as few PC categories as we can get away with, and I reckon we can get away with two - "Windows" for Win 9x and NT games, and "PC" for everything else (which will probably be 99.9% DOS games). If it becomes apparent that we need to separate the DOS ...
by Alastair
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: The modern era
Topic: ADRIFT platforms
Replies: 30
Views: 3212

Re: ADRIFT platforms

I could be wrong, but I think that 99% of the PC titles would fit under either DOS or Windows (OS). If you ignore the UNIX-like OSes then it would probably be over 99%! For starters we could separate the Win 9x and NT games and classify them under the category of Windows platform, leaving the rest ...
by Alastair
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: The modern era
Topic: ADRIFT platforms
Replies: 30
Views: 3212

Re: ADRIFT platforms

Can we agree that it would suffice to split PC into DOS and Windows? This would bring up the matter of OS/2, C/PM-86, GEM, and any other operating system or environment created for the (IBM compatible) PC. Also, would "Windows" refer only to operating system Windows or would it include the environm...
by Alastair
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Twine games?
Replies: 15
Views: 2753

Re: Twine games?

I have made the What games should we include? thread "sticky" (partly because doing so will save me spending time searching for it in future). As the title indicates the thread is meant to address what sort of games should CASA cover and it may be well if people read/re-read it to get an idea of the...