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by DrPaul
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:04 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 played all the Tex Murphy games back when they came out. I swear I even read one of the books... didn't both games have accompanying novels? It's been too long for me to remember the details, though.   Yes, it's true that Under a Killing Moon was also based on a novel of the same name.  The disti...
by DrPaul
Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Zork Chat
Topic: A short Tex Murphy demo by DrPaul
Replies: 8
Views: 7148

A short Tex Murphy demo by DrPaul

Don't know if any of you are Tex Murphy fans, or even heard of Tex Murphy, but the TM series has suffered much the same fate as Zork - Game creators bought-out by bigger company who the scuttles series.  Ten years since last installment. Naturally, the fans haven't given up and want to create a fan-...
by DrPaul
Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: New member... well sortof
Replies: 6
Views: 3271

Re: New member... well sortof

While we're on the subject, I wanted to announce that, about ten minutes ago, I added a Java Z-code interpreter to my Dawn of the Demon page (see link in previous post). That means that you can now play Dawn of the Demon in your web browser, instantly! You don't even have to be online to play.  Once...
by DrPaul
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: New member... well sortof
Replies: 6
Views: 3271

Re: New member... well sortof

See the topic just above this one entitled "Finally! A new Zork game.  TAP is here."  Or, check out the author's website http://mywebpages.comcast.net/pdrallos131681/IF/dotd.htm "TAP" stands for Text Adventure Prequel, but the game's real name is Dawn of the Demon.  It is the text adventure prequel ...
by DrPaul
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Infocom to Activision inconsistencies.
Replies: 10
Views: 4799

Re: Infocom to Activision inconsistencies.

Yeah.  This glowing fur seems to present an inconsistency between the description in Sorcerer and in TUU.  From the Sorcerer description, it sure doesn't sound like 'glowing' is something Grues do naturally. I guess the fact that a Frotzed Grue doesn't explode could be explained by the notion that t...
by DrPaul
Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Infocom to Activision inconsistencies.
Replies: 10
Views: 4799

Re: Infocom to Activision inconsistencies.

I just finished playing The Undiscovered Underground.  I completed the game, but only got 67 out of 100 points.  Being a little lazy, I consulted the TUU invisiclues to see what I missed.   While looking through them, I noticed a section in the invisiclues about Grues and about the fact that they ar...
by DrPaul
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Grue Secrets
Replies: 10
Views: 5821

Re: Grue Secrets

I was watching Dr Who on SciFi yesterday.  There was something in the story that I thought was reminiscent of Sirusstar's theory on grues. The Dr Who episode was called something like "Beware the Weeping Angels"  or maybe it was called "Blink".  I'm not sure.  Anyway, there were these statue-like cr...
by DrPaul
Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Infocom to Activision inconsistencies.
Replies: 10
Views: 4799

Re: Infocom to Activision inconsistencies.

Wow!  I'm gonna have to go and do a little studying before I can add something noteworthy. But here's one thing:  I'm not sure if RTZ is off-limits or not in this topic.  The reason is that RTZ was an Infocom game which also provided us with the Encyclopedia Frobozzica, from which much of Zork canon...
by DrPaul
Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Zork fanart
Replies: 36
Views: 14698

Re: Zork fanart

I live in a white colonia myself.  It's actually called a Dutch Colonial.  They are distinguished by a standard Colonial layout, except that the roof is double-angled like a traditional barn roof.  Most people that see our house think it looks like the Amityville Horror house.  It even has the omino...
by DrPaul
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Zork fanart
Replies: 36
Views: 14698

Re: Zork fanart

The many ways in which Activision ignored or mangled existing canon is a subject unto itself. I'm glad you said that.  Now we have lots of things to talk about.   I also like your idea about the cottage spell.  Very clever.  What do you think about trying to create aview of a  'proper' white house ...
by DrPaul
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Zork fanart
Replies: 36
Views: 14698

Re: Zork fanart

There is something that bugs me about the white house as portrayed by ActiVision in ZGI.  That depiction has come to be how most people seem to imagine the white house.  But it's wrong!  Well, maybe not.  The problem is that Infocom was not consistent in it's portrayal in the first place. Taking the...
by DrPaul
Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Grue Secrets
Replies: 10
Views: 5821

Re: Grue Secrets

I hadn't played TUU in a long time so I replayed it last night to refresh my memory. It is a fun little game. In my other old fandom there would be a ton of discussion as to whether it is truly 'canon' or a kind of parody. As it was written by the original authors I have to conclude that it IS cano...
by DrPaul
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Grue Secrets
Replies: 10
Views: 5821

Re: Grue Secrets

Siriusstar wrote: There actually are grues in Nemesis, IIRC. They aren't nearly so easy to stumble upon as they are in the Infocom era games, but I'm pretty sure I remember getting eaten by them at least once.   You're right - I think.  In the Monastery catacombs, near Yoruk's sarcophagus, if you fa...
by DrPaul
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Grue Secrets
Replies: 10
Views: 5821

Re: Grue Secrets

Siriusstar wrote:
My explanation of grues is more in keeping with Nemesis, bizarrely enough.
This is intriguing.  What do you mean by that?  
Also, did I miss something, or is Nemesis the only Zork game that doesn't include grues?  If not, why do you suppose that is?
by DrPaul
Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Zork Chat
Topic: Grue Secrets
Replies: 10
Views: 5821

Grue Secrets

There is a topic I've wanted to discuss here for a long time.  I have held off because of potential spoilers to the TAP game "Dawn of the Demon."  Also, the topic is somewhat self-serving since I wrote the game. Anyway, here's the thing: In all of the Zork and Enchanter series text adventure games (...