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by DrPaul
Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Zorkmid Coin
Replies: 8
Views: 10962

Re: Zorkmid Coin

Seriously...
Since you have not suggested a ball-park price, do you want to take private bids through your email, or should someone start some open bidding here?

Currency rates today (12/15/2007)
$1.00 US = 0.69 Euro
1 Euro = $1.45 US
by DrPaul
Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Zorkmid Coin
Replies: 8
Views: 10962

Re: Zorkmid Coin

I'm guessing that it's worth about one Zorkmid.
by DrPaul
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: text adventure documentary!
Replies: 4
Views: 3101

Re: text adventure documentary!

I remember being alerted to this more than a year ago on one of the interactive fiction newsgroups.  But not having heard any updates in a long time, completely forgot about it.  I am glad to hear that the project still continues and am amazed at how far alon it seems to be.  Very exciting stuff.
by DrPaul
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: need some Beyond Zork help
Replies: 7
Views: 3604

Re: need some Beyond Zork help

P.S.

We had Sushi for dinner yesterday.  Man, do I feel smart today!
by DrPaul
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: need some Beyond Zork help
Replies: 7
Views: 3604

Re: need some Beyond Zork help

One thing: Compassion is more important than it seems.   I'm a little worried about that.  I did not start out with much Compassion.  Only 7%. In order to get past all those creatures in the Cellar and the Lighthouse I put most of my potential into endurance, strength and dexterity.  Good Adventure...
by DrPaul
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: need some Beyond Zork help
Replies: 7
Views: 3604

Re: need some Beyond Zork help

hack your save file? There's an idea.   After I started over with a little higher intelligence setting, I *still* couldn't read all the scrolls!  I was getting very impatient with this game.  After looking through the manual for anyting that affects intelligence, I saw that Red Herring was consider...
by DrPaul
Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: need some Beyond Zork help
Replies: 7
Views: 3604

need some Beyond Zork help

I've been playing Beyond Zork for a couple of days.  I did all the stuff in the cellar, got the onion, did all the stuff in the Lighthouse, vanquished the MonkeyGrinder and collected a stave, wand, rod and stick plus a few scrolls.   The problem is that my character doesn't seem to have enough intel...
by DrPaul
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Bite-sized fan games
Replies: 9
Views: 4523

Re: Bite-sized fan games

I don't know how I never noticed this before, but I was reading through the Beyond Zork manual and  found that there is a "mode" command that allows the layer to switch between the standard or enhanced display.   After all these years I finally discover the obvious!  I find I can even play it on my ...
by DrPaul
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Bite-sized fan games
Replies: 9
Views: 4523

Re: Bite-sized fan games

I like Zork Zero a lot.  I don't remember how long it took me, but I'm sure it was on the order of weeks. What do you think of Beyond Zork?  I have never been able to play that game all the way through.  Part of the reason is that  there are many things I don't like about it, so I lose interest.  I ...
by DrPaul
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Bite-sized fan games
Replies: 9
Views: 4523

Re: Bite-sized fan games

That's just off the top of my head. I'm re-working my way slowly through all the Zork games chronologically on my laptop. I'm sure I'll see lots of mini game opportunities as I go. Smiley That is impressive!  It would take me months if not years to play all of those games.  When you say chronologic...
by DrPaul
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Bite-sized fan games
Replies: 9
Views: 4523

Re: Bite-sized fan games

Did you just call me a snob?
Yes.  But I meant that in a *good* way.
by DrPaul
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Bite-sized fan games
Replies: 9
Views: 4523

Re: Bite-sized fan games

We have some graphic game snobs here that don't want anything to do with text adventures. OK.  I accept that. I suggest that the best bet for a small, graphic Zork game would be to adapt the scene in which Antheria Jack is freed from his cell in Grand Inquisitor and he then sneaks around to get all ...
by DrPaul
Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Bite-sized fan games
Replies: 9
Views: 4523

Bite-sized fan games

This thread is a continuation of a thread that started in Non-Zork Chat called "A short Tex Murphy demo by DrPaul" We talked about resurrecting the idea of developing a fan-based game by way of creating small 'bite-sized' games which have a better chance at reaching completion.  There were a few way...
by DrPaul
Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Zork Chat
Topic: A short Tex Murphy demo by DrPaul
Replies: 8
Views: 7148

Re: A short Tex Murphy demo by DrPaul

I'm continuing this thread over on Zork Chat since we have turned the corner to Zork. It will be under the topic "Bite-sized fan games". Not that this thread has to die.  For instance, have any of you guys played the short Tex Murphy games I posted on my website. If not, why not?  (I'm not taking no...
by DrPaul
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Zork Chat
Topic: A short Tex Murphy demo by DrPaul
Replies: 8
Views: 7148

Re: A short Tex Murphy demo by DrPaul

I am glad you guys like this idea.  I think it is a way we can resurrect the fan-game in a manner that has a good chance of success.  I think we have many options and wouldn't necessarily have to be restricted to one. Let me just list a few possibilities: 1. Very small episode that fills in the blan...