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    Hi all

    Just wondering if the adventure series was ever produced in a format that runs directly under LS-DOS on a Model IV?

    Any information here would be appreciated.

    Kind regards

    John

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    Based on the last catalog I could find on AI games, the answer is no.
    https://mocagh.org/loadpage.php?getc...eries=Catalogs

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    It wouldn't be very hard to port some of the modern runtimes for Scott Adams to LSDOS. The C one I wrote fits in well under 32K including game file and the 6803 asm one I wrote to run them on the MC-10 even less. They'll also then run the UK games that I don't think ever made the Trash80 like Robin of Sherwood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EtchedPixels View Post
    It wouldn't be very hard to port some of the modern runtimes for Scott Adams to LSDOS. The C one I wrote fits in well under 32K including game file and the 6803 asm one I wrote to run them on the MC-10 even less. They'll also then run the UK games that I don't think ever made the Trash80 like Robin of Sherwood.
    Well good news then perhaps. Just a little strange that such an iconic series series never made it to the later operating systems, but then again very little software appears to have made the transition.

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    Did you see the following thread from a few days earlier?

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthrea...roject-Scott19!

    Even though the port is currently for the Model I/III, it might be worth asking in that thread what's required to get a native Model 4 version working.
    Last edited by gonk23; September 14th, 2019 at 07:44 PM.

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    Actually, that port appears to already support 80x24 on a Model 4. Try running the adv05/cmd file that comes with it on a Model 4. The code auto detects the model.

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    I have contacted the thread since it appears to lack disk save/load functionality.

    Kind regards

    John

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    I've got save/load now working on M4 under LDOS. There are a few glitches with the cursor, but i (think) i know what that is and will fix that as well soon.

    Also, i ought to tidy the format a bit for 80 cols.

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    Great news and thanks very much again for your efforts.

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