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Old 10-11-01, 12:40 PM   #1
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You used to play all-text games (ala Colossal Cave)? Please help me!

When it comes to all-text adventure games from 15-20 years ago, most fans know of Colossal Cave and Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Well, there was a series of three that I played as a kid on my Dad's old Heathkit (ahh, memories). It was roughly 20 years ago. It was called the "Experience" series:
- Remarkable Experience (a cave adventure)
- Galactic Experience (obviously a space adventure)
- Physical Experience (also a space adventure, but with an emphasis on physics and cause-and-effect)

Does anyone here have ANY idea what I'm referring to? I know that there are Windows-compatible imports of the original code for both C.C. and Hitchhiker's (I have both already). If anyone has ever heard of these three text adventures, is there some way I can get them? If not, does someone at least know the name of the original software company that made them? I've searched all over and can't even find a MENTION of them.

Please help. I'm getting old here, and I need to relive my youth!
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Old 10-11-01, 01:00 PM   #2
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Ah, yes...the old Scott Adams games (no, he's not the Dilbert guy).

Here you go:

http://www.msadams.com/

Enjoy!
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Old 10-11-01, 01:17 PM   #3
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As for the Experience games, YGM.
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Old 10-15-01, 11:54 AM   #4
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Thanks to both of you for the replies, although I don't think that was quite it.

Groucho,
Are you SURE these were done by Scott Adams? I scoured his site but couldn't find them. But I did find a dozen or so other games from the same era and with a similar gameplay. I sent him off an e-mail regarding them, so I'll wait and see. And besides - if this doesn't work out, I found a dozen text-based games that I had never played before!!!

Aghama,
Thanks a bunch for the e-mail attachment. I'll admit, a file called experien.dsk sounds really promising! But how does one open a .dsk file? It seemed to automatically associate itself with WinImage, but it kinda stopped there without really opening it.

Ugh, I feel so close...... My youth is slipping away!
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Old 10-15-01, 11:57 AM   #5
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Are you SURE these were done by Scott Adams?
Perhaps not. I could be wrong...it's been many years since I've played those games, but I thought they were Scott Adams.
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Old 10-15-01, 05:28 PM   #6
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It's in Amistad CPC format. You can get an emulator here, but if the game isn't supposed to look like this, don't bother:

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Old 10-15-01, 07:44 PM   #7
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try doing a search on abandonware. That's all I'm going to say.
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Old 10-15-01, 11:37 PM   #8
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try doing a search on abandonware. That's all I'm going to say.
Hahaha.
Looked up www.abandonware.com and started laughing!
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Old 10-15-01, 11:39 PM   #9
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There was a game I played a long time ago called "Sherwood Forest" (something like that, I think) on Apple II's.
If anyone knows where I can get this, it will make a little boy very happy.
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Old 10-16-01, 12:08 PM   #10
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Farmers Daughter was the first all text game I ever played.
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Farmers Daughter was the first all text game I ever played.
Darn, that's too bad.
With a title like that, the last thing I'd want to do is read!
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