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by danp68
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Darkon - My C64 Game
Replies: 3
Views: 5904

BTW some important points from the lost documentation. The "up arrow" on the C64 keyboard was used to exit dungeons. And if you don't have a torch or a light spell, you can't see inside of dungeons (per Ultima and BT). Spells are single letters of the alphabet which correspond to each clas...
by danp68
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Darkon - My C64 Game
Replies: 3
Views: 5904

Darkon - My C64 Game

Yeah, I actually wrote a full CRPG for the C64 over 2 decades ago. It was a shareware homage to Ultima, written 100% in 6502 Assembly (which I unfortunately don't remember a thing about: http://www.gamebase64.com/game.php?id=13908&d=18&h=0 Okay, it doesn't compare to Ultima and the documenta...
by danp68
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Remaking the Bard's Tale 1-3
Replies: 7
Views: 10941

I would be 100% behind any effort to bring these old classics back to life. But more than remakes, I would prefer to see the spirit of the series continue with home brewed sequels. Honestly if the BTBuilder ends up being a success, that would be the ultimate. I can envision a repository of new BT ga...
by danp68
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Dragon Wars
Topic: Somebody needs to be the first to post
Replies: 8
Views: 14034

Right. Now that you mentioned that, I think I remember why I bought it in the first place. 8) It allowed you to import BT3 characters, didn't it?
by danp68
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Tales of the Unknown
Topic: bard songs
Replies: 6
Views: 6688

On a related note, is there a known bug with the C64 version (or any of the emulator hacks) which prevents hit points from regenerating when Bard Song #4 is played while Traveling? I've yet to successfully regenerate hit points when walking around in Skara Brae during the day, and end up relying too...
by danp68
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Dragon Wars
Topic: Somebody needs to be the first to post
Replies: 8
Views: 14034

I never gave it a fair shot either. It didn't capture my imagination right away, so I gave up on it. I still have all the disks at home buried somewhere. Maybe it's time to try it under Vice64 and see what I really think of it. I really loved Thief of Fate, and the same basic programming team is beh...
by danp68
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: The Thief of Fate
Topic: Thief of Fate - First CRPG I purchased in 1988
Replies: 0
Views: 3273

Thief of Fate - First CRPG I purchased in 1988

Thief of Fate is very special to me, as it was the first CRPG I purchased. My best friend got me into Ultima III on the C64 and let me borrow his disks in 1988. Before that I had no idea what CRPGs were, and had never played DnD. I'd go over to his house and play Ultima III endlessly on my machine, ...
by danp68
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: The Thief of Fate
Topic: Which version of Bard's Tale III (3) is the best?
Replies: 8
Views: 12432

I love the C64 version for nostalgia purposes but also because it really pushed the system's graphics back in the day. Good songs too.
by danp68
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Original Might & Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 3726

You can some of them in the emulator world. I quickly found 1 & 2 for the C64 at:

http://www.gamebase64.com/game.php?id=4816&d=18&h=0
http://www.gamebase64.com/game.php?id=4817&d=18&h=0
by danp68
Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Tales of the Unknown
Topic: Beginning Strategies
Replies: 12
Views: 12318

I just revisited BT1 for the first time in several years this week. It was a bit of a shock to be reminded of how hard it is to survive the first level in this game. I've never tried the skeleton trick. But I remembered (and still use) the samurai trick. It will get an entire party from Level 1 to L...
by danp68
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Silly Question.....
Replies: 7
Views: 7894

I played my first RPGs on the C64, so because of nostalgia I highly favor the C64 emulators. The catalog of available games is ridiculously huge, which is also a plus. I play BT1-3 on the Vice64 emulator under Win7. It is very stable, and it has some added functionality like being able to auto load ...