Looking for the Name of a Game/Program

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Hi,
Posting for someone who is looking for an old Apple II educational adventure game. Here is his description of it.

The game I was looking for.. It was a graphic/text-adventure type, like Sherwood Forest or Transylvania, where there was a drawn picture of the area you were in in the top 3/4 or so of the screen, and the bottom 1/4 had about 4 lines of text there, where you would type commands. I remember it was a bit of an educational type, because there was some places where you could do some simple math to earn gold pieces in the game. Actually, I'm sure it was an educational program, because it came with a teacher's guide that had all the answers to the puzzles in the game.

The story line was something like, you've crash landed on this island and you have to find your way off. I remember there was a water bottle that you had that showed up on the right(?) side of the screen, and every time you moved the water level would go down by one line of pixels. You could refill your bottle with water at a place that was like S, E, E, E from the starting point. You couldn't die in the game, if you screwed up or ran out of water, you'd pass out and wake up somewhere back near the beginning.

Of course I don't remember the important things like what it was named or who made it. We never actually owned any Apple ii variety of computer, but my mom was a school teacher, so during the summers she would borrow a IIe from the school, and this was one of the programs that was brought home. Hmm that's all I can think of right now to describe it.

I will pass on any info on it.

Take Care,

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Hi, here is a bit more of add

Hi, here is a bit more of addtional information. Not sure if it helps or hurts.

He has the Hobbit, but that wasn't it. I'm almost certain this game didn't have any combat. The story line in this game involved a plane crash at the beginning, but I don't think that was any more than just introduction text motivating stranding you on an island. I remember at the very end of the game the last guy would give you some clues to figure out a number, and the number was always a 3-digit palindrome like 373.. I think one of the clues that sometimes came up was that the number was prime.

Wil relay the info you given me.

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Geo

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Re: Looking for the Name of a Game/Program

After years of searching, I've finally found the name of this game. It's called "In search of the Secret Stone" and it was published by Creative Publications. I discovered it when I came across the pictures of the manuals and disks here: http://www.mocagh.org/loadpage.php?query=[publisher]Creative+Publications

I still have not found the actual game. If anyone happens across a copy, let me know...

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Re: Looking for the Name of a Game/Program

Kanato,

Just so you know...
That link you posted takes you right back to the thread.

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Re: Looking for the Name of a Game/Program

The Whole link isn't 'clickable'.... by highlighting the entire thing and put it into the address bar brings up a different address...

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laseractiveguy wrote:

The Whole link isn't 'clickable'.... by highlighting the entire thing and put it into the address bar brings up a different address...

I use the Preview button to make sure my Hyper-Links work like they should...

Also, sometimes you need to change the Input Format..

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Re: Looking for the Name of a Game/Program

MarkO I have not forgot about making the disk images for you. In the process of moving and doing taxes and a few other things. Funny how many other things come up never get a head. Well as soon as I get to set up my IIgs again I will be able to make disk images. BTW I told Kanto now that I know the name of program I will look to see if I have it. Well I have it and actually found it. So when I have some time I will be able to make the images.

Take Care

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Re: Looking for the Name of a Game/Program

Twilight_Rodent wrote:

MarkO I have not forgot about making the disk images for you. In the process of moving and doing taxes and a few other things. Funny how many other things come up never get a head. Well as soon as I get to set up my IIgs again I will be able to make disk images. BTW I told Kanto now that I know the name of program I will look to see if I have it. Well I have it and actually found it. So when I have some time I will be able to make the images.

Take Care

Not a Problem... I have a Vernier Box or Two for you... PM me your New Address, when you have time..

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Re: Looking for the Name of a Game/Program

Hey Twilight_Rodent,
Did you ever find time to make some images of In Search of the Secret Stone? I would really love to get my hands on them.