Now suffering from an acute case of nostalgia.
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Now suffering from an acute case of nostalgia.
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That old EA logo though
Hmm, would it be possible to record it to a wav or flac and play the game that way? I mean, it would be totally braindead, but I know that they actually sent programs through the radio back then.
Had it on the Apple IIe.
Dumb question: is this a game or audio cassette?💀
Loved it on my Atari ST. Very hard game though
Sir, these ~~12 year olds~~ folks in here are NOT going to remember this. They absolutely should. I do but also Im 51. I would kill for a demo vid of this working on an old system. Just picked up the Steam version on sale for 3 bucks if anybody is interested.
Such a classic. I spent so many hours in Skara Brae back in high school.
Oh the classic games you started to load before dinner and hopefully it was done loading when you were done eating.
I remember there was on spot where you faced 99,99,99 and 99 of something else once you did that a hundred times the game was a breeze
Oh this is for C64? I had one of those, but we used those giant 5inch floppy disks.
I used to program the C64, had an adapter so I could use a regular tape recorder, can confirm it was slow and shitty way to store digital information.
Hooked it up to an old reel to reel tape system, it worked and was suuuuper bad for load failures , but looked cool. 1983!!
You kids these days with your SSD’s, accessing information instantly.😊
Just bought the newer one on ps4 i think. £1.59 how can I say no.
The tape drive was more-or-less the standard in England. Mostly because disk drives for the C64 were so expensive. They actually were more expensive than the computer itself.
Probably the single biggest flaw the C64 had was the disk drive. It was overly complex and unreliable. Plus, the interface to it was slow. That was solved with various “fast load” solutions, but the complexity of the drive was always a problem.
One of the big reasons the original Apple II was so successful at launch is that Wozniak engineered a very cheap, reliable, and decently fast floppy drive for it.
Loved this game on my C64. Luckily I had the 5.25″ floppy version though, not the cassette.
The song I sing will tell a tale of a cold and wintry day. When brave men bled, and evil fled, and the dark one can to stay. ‘Till men of old, for blood and gold, had rescued Skara Brae.
I can hear this image.
Man the original bards tale inn theme is stuck in my head. If I could find a classical guitar arrangement I would learn the shit out of it.
So cool. I didn’t know games came on cassette, but makes sense. I had a Tandy CoCo2 that I used to save files with cassette, so I don’t see why I couldn’t load a whole game from cassette.
PRESS PLAY ON TAPE
You keep your jpeg’s in a drawer?
Look at Mr. Fancy Pants with the tape drive.
/ cartridge only commoner growing up
God that just hit me with nostalgia about some cassette game I could never find again that was about a mouse trying to get through the sewers or something. Ridiculously hard but really fun.
I found some of my hand drawn maps from that game earlier this year.
**CORE MEMORY UNLOCKED**
1985 – graduated HS 4 years earlier… playing this title with my younger brother (one of us “drives”; the other is the cartographer… one step equals on square on graph paper lol).
Brother falls asleep, I’m doing double duty. Mapping the forest outside of Skara Brae… and hearing birds chirping. “Holy smokes, immersion in this game is off the charts!” — _annnnnnnd_ then realizing the sound is coming from outside – birds waking up in the morning 😀
LIE WITH PASSION AND BE FOREVER DAMNED (if ya know, ya know)
Fuck this game was good.
Can we get a current remake of this please.
Oh the good old days when box art actually meant something.