Searching for Krystal Worlds (edited by OUM)

Want to talks about games you like, would like to see developed on the Oric, it's here.
Post Reply
User avatar
coco.oric
Flight Lieutenant
Posts: 391
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:50 am
Location: North of France
Contact:

Searching for Krystal Worlds (edited by OUM)

Post by coco.oric » Sun May 14, 2017 7:25 am

Hello,

We have some missing games on oric.org. One of them is Krystal Worlds (the first one). Steve has found and shared some informations about the game but i've not this one and it seems that there's no backup of this game in the wolrd.

Does anobody has this tap or dsk file (or even able to digitalize this one) ?
It should have been edited by OUM alias Mirage Software, and programmed by Robert Cook.

Thanks a lot.
Didier
coco.oric as DidierV, CEO Member
Image Image

User avatar
Chema
Game master
Posts: 1934
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:55 am
Location: Gijón, SPAIN
Contact:

Re: Searching for Krystal Worlds (edited by OUM)

Post by Chema » Sun May 14, 2017 3:37 pm

Never heard of that one. Maybe released too late, when there was no more information or news about the computer here in Spain.

I already mentioned it, I think, but I once saw an educational software called Quimioric or Quimoric. Does anybody remember it?

User avatar
coco.oric
Flight Lieutenant
Posts: 391
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:50 am
Location: North of France
Contact:

Re: Searching for Krystal Worlds (edited by OUM)

Post by coco.oric » Sun May 14, 2017 5:32 pm

I've found a Quimoric advert in MicroHobby 027 (spanish mag), with some games sold by "Software Center" in Barcelona but ... that's all.
No tap file in my archive
Sorry
coco.oric as DidierV, CEO Member
Image Image

robcook
2nd Star Corporal
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:20 pm

Re: Searching for Krystal Worlds (edited by OUM)

Post by robcook » Wed May 17, 2017 7:11 am

Sorry, guys, I have no copies. KW1 was Quilled, so perhaps not portable to disk or emulator? I don't think I've ever seen an Oric Quilled game make it to a non-tape format, but I could be wrong there...

User avatar
Chema
Game master
Posts: 1934
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:55 am
Location: Gijón, SPAIN
Contact:

Re: Searching for Krystal Worlds (edited by OUM)

Post by Chema » Wed May 17, 2017 7:52 am

@coco.oric Ah, too bad. I think this one is a real Missing In Action.

@robcook sorry for the silly question but what does "Quilled" mean? Which other Oric games were "quilled"? :?:

User avatar
Symoon
Archivist
Posts: 1061
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:44 am
Location: Paris, France
Contact:

Re: Searching for Krystal Worlds (edited by OUM)

Post by Symoon » Wed May 17, 2017 12:02 pm

The Quill was a program designed to make adventure games. Transfered it but never used it.

Anyway I think Quilled means the game was made with The Quill ;)

EDIT: I thought I had games using The Quill, but apparently not after a 1st quick search.

User avatar
iss
Flight Lieutenant
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:43 pm
Location: Bulgaria
Contact:

Re: Searching for Krystal Worlds (edited by OUM)

Post by iss » Wed May 17, 2017 12:36 pm

This is very interesting! Thanks for sharing.
EDIT: Two download links: on oric.org tap file, inlay and scanned manual,
and HERE 13MB zip file containing the same tap file and Quill_(Oric)_Manual.pdf.
Last edited by iss on Wed May 17, 2017 1:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Chema
Game master
Posts: 1934
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:55 am
Location: Gijón, SPAIN
Contact:

Re: Searching for Krystal Worlds (edited by OUM)

Post by Chema » Wed May 17, 2017 1:01 pm

Ah, the name rings a bell! But why wouldn't those games be transferred to tap or dsk?

User avatar
Symoon
Archivist
Posts: 1061
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:44 am
Location: Paris, France
Contact:

Re: Searching for Krystal Worlds (edited by OUM)

Post by Symoon » Wed May 17, 2017 1:04 pm

Are you sure there's no manuals on Oric.org ?
I scanned them, but maybe didn't put them online yet... (can't check from work, oric.org banned)

EDIT: yes, everything is on Oric.org, just just have to scroll down to the "stuff"section (you need to be logged in 1st, though)

robcook
2nd Star Corporal
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:20 pm

Re: Searching for Krystal Worlds (edited by OUM)

Post by robcook » Sat May 20, 2017 2:00 pm

Yes, sorry for not clarifying. The Quill was a brilliant adventure-writing system. A fantastic bit of software, later eclipsed on other micros by GAC Graphic Adventure Creator, as The Quill was text only.

User avatar
Chema
Game master
Posts: 1934
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:55 am
Location: Gijón, SPAIN
Contact:

Re: Searching for Krystal Worlds (edited by OUM)

Post by Chema » Sat May 20, 2017 4:30 pm

For what I read, it was the precession of PAWS (Professional Adventure Writing System) which incidentally I used on the Spectrum :D

If shares some concepts, and I agree it was a fantastic piece of software, very easy to use and quite powerful for the day!

Did not know it existed for the Oric... Does anyone know any game written with it (available, that is)?

User avatar
coco.oric
Flight Lieutenant
Posts: 391
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:50 am
Location: North of France
Contact:

Re: Searching for Krystal Worlds (edited by OUM)

Post by coco.oric » Mon May 22, 2017 10:29 pm

Well, i hope that we'll be able to find KW1 and digitalize it.
I didn't know the gilsoft adventure system. Thanks iss for the link
coco.oric as DidierV, CEO Member
Image Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests