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palmtree
September 6th, 2009, 04:58 PM
Hi -- I have an old Kaypro 10 in working condition. I remember about 20 years ago playing a murder mystery detective text game (similar to zork) on my Kaypro but no longer have the discs or remember the name. Can anyone help me at least with the name if not with the software?

Thanks, Palmtree

ahm
September 6th, 2009, 06:53 PM
I remember about 20 years ago playing a murder mystery detective text game (similar to zork) on my Kaypro
It may actually have been an Infocom game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infocom#Titles_and_authors), which would explain why it felt similar to Zork.
They made a couple of murder mystery adventures: Deadline (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadline_(video_game)) and The Witness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Witness_(computer_game))

HTH,
Andy

palmtree
September 7th, 2009, 04:38 AM
Thanks -- yes, Deadline is the game that I remembered. I found a web version at http://www.xs4all.nl/~pot/infocom/deadline.html

Darshevo
September 7th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Deadline gave me fits the way it ran in a pseudo-real time environment. There was no way you were going to sit down and play it and win it first time out. Had to hang out in every room of the house to see what other ppl were doing. It was a good challenge

-Lance