Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !

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Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !

Post by Hialmar » Thu May 19, 2016 4:24 pm

Dom50, on the CEO forums, is trying to make a complete list of all adventure games for Oric and of their solutions and maps.

The thread, in French, is here:
http://forums.oric.org/t311-combien-de- ... -oric#4439

If you don't read French, you should learn it. :lol:
Ahem no that's not what I wanted to say, I meant you can just look at the pictures that I link here.

Games with solutions (you can also see those which also have a map - carte in French - oui meaning yes):
http://i86.servimg.com/u/f86/18/03/88/59/jeux_y10.png

Games with no solutions and no map:
http://i86.servimg.com/u/f86/18/03/88/59/jeux_r10.png

Games that we haven't found (in tap or dsk) yet:
http://i86.servimg.com/u/f86/18/03/88/59/softs_10.png

From this list we have just found:
Lilla et Jacky,
Death Satellite,
Krystal Worlds 2,
Haunted House,
Cells and Serpents (198x)(-)(PD),
Count, The (1998)(Adventure International),
Tevrog's Kingdom II (1983)(Cable Software).

If you have solutions, map and/or tap/dsk that you want to add to this list please post here.
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Re: Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !

Post by Hialmar » Thu May 19, 2016 4:28 pm

Just a note that I suggested to add all Infocom games that can run with pinforic and which have online solutions.
Can someone post a list of the games that are known to work with pinforic ?
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Re: Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !

Post by Chema » Thu May 19, 2016 7:16 pm

Hi!

All version 3 (standard series) games should work. James Groom has a list on his website The Reluctant Dragon (http://freespace.virgin.net/james.groom/oric/rev2.htm):
Here is a list of Infocom games which should be compatible with Pinforic:- Zork 1, 2 & 3 , Ballyhoo , Cutthroats , Deadline , Enchanter , Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy , Hollywood Hijinx , Infidel , Leather Goddesses Of Phobos , Lurking Horror , Moonmist , Planetfall , Plundered Hearts , Seastalker , Sorcerer , Spellbreaker , Starcross , Stationfall , Suspect , Suspended , Wishbringer , Witness.
And Håkan Karlsson has a lot of them for download in the Swedish Archive: http://www.skarstad.net/oric/index2.html

Look in the Infocom section.

And I think most (if not all) have complete solutions online, for instance here http://www.textfiles.com/adventure/INFOCOM/

And the famous clues can be found online here: http://gallery.guetech.org/index.html

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Post by Hialmar » Thu May 19, 2016 10:30 pm

Awesome thanks.

I thought we could only play them on a real Oric but Symoon pointed out that it works on emulators too. But I suppose making the DOS .dsk is not a simple process.
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Post by Chema » Thu May 19, 2016 11:43 pm

It is not difficult! The read me file include instructions made by Fabrice :)

And in the Swedish Archive there are dsk versions, if I am not mistaken. Can't remember for sure, though.

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Post by Hialmar » Fri May 20, 2016 9:58 am

Yes you are right the dsk are there.
I'll post about it on the CEO forum.

Thanks a lot.
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Re: Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !

Post by Chema » Fri May 20, 2016 10:41 am

Great!

I've just taken a look at the readme file and the process is easy if you have a 3,5 DD, as you can make the common step (format, copy the dat file) and then create a disk image (with dd or WinImage or something similar). But nowadays this is not the usual case... But there surely are tools for creating/managing virtual floppies (i.e. disk images).

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Re: Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !

Post by Steve M » Mon May 23, 2016 11:22 pm

Not sure if Crowley's House is different from Pallida Mors which was, I believe by the same author. It was a type-in I did from Oric Computing.
I think it is on a OUM disk. I think the pages said Cowarth Park Horrors. It should be different. These were available on tape.

I think I have the master disk for Enchanted. OUM may have printed a solution(?) I should have Sausages and Grandad on tape.

Getting these on to PC is the problem for me at the moment.

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Post by Hialmar » Wed May 25, 2016 9:09 am

Thanks for the help and no rush at all Dom50 has a lot work already with all the games he already has.
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Re: Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !

Post by Chema » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:17 pm

Hi all. It seems the Oric Swedish Archive is down or something. No more games for downloading there, including all the Infocom dsk images.

Anybody knows anything?

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Re: Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !

Post by coco.oric » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:28 am

Hakan is going to refresh his website.
May be he'll put these archives later.

However, i should have a backup and able to upgrade oric.org.
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Re: Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !

Post by Chema » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:05 am

Okay, thanks Didier.

I was looking forward those disk images with the Infocom adventures mainly. I may have a copy somewhere.

They are MSDOS disks with the .dat game file as only file after formatting which Pinforic can read. Easy to do on a PC with MSDOS and a 720 FDD. Creating the image was easy IIRC with Linux (a matter of using dd, I thinkg) but required some program on MSDOS.

Now that I think of it, maybe it is not completely legal. Not sure if those are freeware now :oops:

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Re: Adventure Games and Solutions, Help needed !

Post by Steve M » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:39 pm

Not sure how many of these there are but I've got 20 of them.

Let me know if there's any you're after.

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