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 Post subject: not to be a Heretic...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:54 pm 
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Ever considered doing a remake of theZork games with graphics...that would be way wicked!!...your remakes of the KQ games are VERY entertaining


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Read the FAQ's. AGDI will not remake any other games, other than Sierra games.

BUT, maybe someone else will.


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I don't know about the Zork games, but I've seen recently people saying they'll be making a graphic version of Enchanter and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Also, the BBC is arranging an official graphic remake of the Hitchhiker's Guide to promote their new Hitchhiker's Radio series.


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 Post subject: enchanter
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is enchantere that game with the weird wizard named simon who wander around and at some point he has to get past a dwarf by giving him the password beer?

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That's "Simon the Sorceror" adventure game. There's also part 2, and Simon 3D. Can't recall the exact titles.

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There exist a couple of Zork games with graphics, all made by Infocom. The first is Zork Zero: the Coconut of Quendor, which is text-based but shows a picture of each room a la The Hobbit only in pretty EGA, and several years later they had this game called Return to Zork, I believe, which featured digitized video for some characters, and a point-n-click interface. Also, it was absolutely horrible in terms of quality of the video, AND in terms of puzzle design.

Enchanter can be downloaded here:
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(and also its sequels, Sorcerer and Spellbreaker).
I'd recommend giving them a try, they're among the best text adventures ever made and score an excellent rating if you consider the amount of fun per kilobyte.

Keep on frotzin'

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 Post subject: ohhhh
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thats the game simon the sorcerer i think i just played a demo of it when i was a little kid, fun game tho

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Simon the Sorcerer is one of the greatest and funniest adventure games of all time. The second one is my favourite. So funny, and not because of the British humour, because I still don't get the difference between British humour and humour humour. Someone have the heart to enlighten me...

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I think the Simpsons summed it up best:

British humour is basically a bunch of cops chasing a robber around in fast-motion with chase music playing.

American humour is a dumb guy going Doh! all the time.

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I think the Simpsons summed it up best:

British humour is basically a bunch of cops chasing a robber around in fast-motion with chase music playing.

American humour is a dumb guy going Doh! all the time.


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 Post subject: oops
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Sorry about that, I thought that since Zork is freeware, Enchanter would be too. My bad. (and no, I wasn't talking about Simon, and neither was the starter of the thread).
I found one link where an owner of a legal copy allows you to play his over a telnet connection, though... how's that for a workaround :)

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(and no, I wasn't talking about Simon, and neither was the starter of the thread).


Yea we know that, but bartonjo2 asked if the Enchated game was the one where you walk around as a guy called Simon then Swift said no thats Simon the Sorcerer. So whats your point?


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We try to avoid giving links to sites where any abandonware software is hosted. Even if they were freeware, that site does not exclusively deal with freeware.


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On top of that, we uphold a general ban on abandonware sites because we don't want to check out each site thoroughly and monitor them, just to see if there's one or more still copyrighted games in their collection.

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that would be a big pain, but i just find it interesting that you can play games like that over telnet, how is that even possible now im not going to go try it im just wondering.

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 Post subject: yes,
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And that's exactly why I apologized.

Bartonjo -> it seems a matter of piping the text commands (from the telnet client) into the text adventure, and sending the response from the adventure back through the telnet client. In Linux, it's easy to redirect input and/or output streams. In dos/windows it tends to be possible as well.

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 Post subject: so then...
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I think im straying from the topic but then would it be possible to telnet into a computer program on a webserver?

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 Post subject: yes
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Yes, at least in theory.
Note that most programs cannot be telneted to, the program must be able to receive the connection.
Also note that firewalls tend to prohibit this. For good reason.
But technically it's the same method as used in PHP scripts, online multiplayer gaming, and l33t haxxoring.

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makes sense i dont know the specifics on doing it in php though i do more databasing and calculations/design

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and several years later they had this game called Return to Zork, I believe, which featured digitized video for some characters, and a point-n-click interface. Also, it was absolutely horrible in terms of quality of the video, AND in terms of puzzle design.


I really enjoyed Return to Zork. I guess the video quality was pretty bad, but I thought the game was fun.


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