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Post by Thornwillow » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:30 pm

Can anyone tell me titles of old text adventure games? Ones for computer, like the old Kings Quest? Ive been bored so i want to look for some, i love old text games

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Post by Darth Fett » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:32 pm

Text games? :?
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Post by cowsgoquack101 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:37 pm

Yeah where they tell you what you see and tell of objects.
Example:You arrive in a small town. Ye see a flask in yon' dungeoun. Possible directions are North, East, South, and Dennis.

They only have text too.

But The one one homestarrunner.com is an o.k. one (I just quoted from it).

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Post by gotchocolatemilk2 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:39 pm

yeah but the one on homestarrunner cant be won
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Post by Reaperman@home » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:41 pm

king's quest was a graphical adventure.


...but anyway, here are some of my faves:
zork
ballyhoo
hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
planetfall
leather goddesses of phobos
bureaucracy
border zone
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Post by bicostp » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:42 pm

Yeah, a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_adventure">text adventure game</a>, a game with just written words on the screen. Most were made back "in the day" before PCs had decent graphics displays (if any at all). They're also called "Interactive Fiction" games. They are sort of like playing one of those paper-dice-and-book RPGs with your computer.

www.the-underdogs.org has a ton of them! :D

Zork
Zork II
Zork III
The Lurking Horror
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Leather Goddess of Phobos ;)
A Mind Forever Voyaging

<a href="http://www.the-underdogs.org/company.php?id=210">Here's a list of all the Infocom Text Adventure games on Home of the Underdogs</a>.

There's a text adventure minigame on the MMORPG <a href="www.kingdomofloathing.com">Kingdom of Loathing</a> called "The Strange Leaflet Quest", but you have to play the game for a while in order to get to it. But KoL is a fun game! :D

Making your own can be fun, too. Go back to Home of the Underdogs and look up "Computer NOVEL construction set". You don't need to know ANY programming to make a text adventure. (but it uses message boxes and stuff, but all with ASCII characters and stuff. :D)

Also look up ANSIDUDE, a text based "alien on Earth" game.

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Post by Reaperman@home » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:48 pm

bicostp wrote:Yeah, a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_adventure">text adventure game</a>, a game with just written words on the screen. Most were made back "in the day" before PCs had decent graphics displays
but according to Infocom they use 'the most powerful graphics processor ever created'. :roll:
I guess the human mind is pretty powerful, but I raised mine on too many cartoons.

to this day I don't know exactly what a grue looks like, but I *really* don't want to find out.
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Post by bicostp » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:51 pm

Reaperman@home wrote:
bicostp wrote:Yeah, a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_adventure">text adventure game</a>, a game with just written words on the screen. Most were made back "in the day" before PCs had decent graphics displays
but according to Infocom they use 'the most powerful graphics processor ever created'. :roll:
Return to Zork was pretty graphically advanced for a 1994 PC game...

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Post by daguuy » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:52 pm

there's a text game called "adventure." there's also pesant's quest :wink:
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Post by Ian_B » Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:17 pm

http://free-game-downloads.mosw.com/aba ... anada.html

Cross Country Canada, that game was one of my staples while going through early grade school mainly because it wasn't there blasted math games lol

Great game also just read the description on that website.

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Post by wallydawg » Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:45 pm

Ian_B wrote:http://free-game-downloads.mosw.com/aba ... anada.html

Cross Country Canada, that game was one of my staples while going through early grade school mainly because it wasn't there blasted math games lol

Great game also just read the description on that website.
Us in the States had Oregon Trail, another fine staple in elementary computing.
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Post by Reploid Ayla » Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:49 pm

Hugo's House of Horrors

bottom line greatest game ever.
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Post by Conn » Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:02 pm

gotchocolatemilk2 wrote:yeah but the one on homestarrunner cant be won
Untrue, I've beat both.

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Post by nos_slived » Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:08 pm

I had 5 of the Trail line games, but only a couple were good.
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Post by totokan » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:40 pm

Reploid Ayla wrote:Hugo's House of Horrors

bottom line greatest game ever.
I had that. it was funny. and weird...
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