Some of you may remember some time ago I mentioned I was creating a text based game in Applesoft. Well, Ta-Da! The main engine is finished. I'm hoping many of you will enjoy play testing this retro '82 experience. I am aware of a few 'bugs'. Back in the day they were bugs and not glitches, but, meh.
There are a few things to get you running this smoothly. First, it must be run in 80 columns. I use Beagle Bros Beagle Graphics (set to DHGR), but did not include it in the attached Rar file for copyright gray areas. Or, grey, if you like. On that note, if anyone can tell me how to 'bload/brun' Beagles' HDGR as part of my Hello program that would be great. I knew how to do it when I was 14...
There are two disks: CASTLE disk and QUEST disk. I run them in AppleWin, starting with CASTLE in drive 1 and QUEST in drive 2 and swap them as instructed during game play. Get your emulator into 80 columns, and run 'Hello' on the castle disk.
If you get into any superhuge issues with characters/save slots there is a program called 'Character Creator' on the castle disk. At the moment it's more of a character re-setter-er (nice palindrome). It will reset any save slot to a basic human warrior with mediocre stats - but the point being whatever was wrong with that particular save slot is now fixed and you can create a new character (sorry about your old one).
Please, if you find a bug in the game it would be great if you could actually post here, or message me and type exactly what happened:
Syntax Error in line 2010 when visiting the Guild.
Purchased 'XXXXXX" but it did not appear in my inventory although the gold did subtract.
My HP kept going up when I did XXXXX and is now 10 times greater than my MAX (lucky you).
and so on....
Lastly, I'm trying to include graphics. I annoyed the hell out of B.Buckels before I remembered that I had tried to use his software. But!!! For some reason my AppleWin does not support Prodos. I've looked for a solution online. Does anybody know of an AppleWin that does work with Prodos or how I can get Prodos to run offline in Win7? That would be great.
Lastly, the game only has one playable Quest - being the first one. And, why people seem to go straight for the quest before visiting the armoury I will never understand
Well, enough rambling. Hope you enjoy.