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The Land - an old 'roguelike' game set in, well, the Land

 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: The Land - an old 'roguelike' game set in, well, the Land Reply with quote

I don't frequent Kevin's Watch anymore but I thought I should share this. I've been trying to find a working version of this game for a while.

It's roughly a 'roguelike' - i.e. a difficult, simple-ish RPG with some degree of randomised content to increase replay value. Originally created in the 1980s as far as I can discover, and it shows. I haven't played it much but I plan to try.

A couple of screenshots for the road:



If you want to try it out, you can download it from old-games.com here (though you have to buy at least a one-day subscription).

You'll want to use the 'Download - Easy Setup' link on that page, because that will give you everything you need to run the game just by extracting (with something like 7zip) and then double clicking it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey - good to see you.

That looks pretty neat.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks a lot like the old Ultima games. So by "roguelike," do you mean randomized for each time you play it?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see you around, CJr!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, all. It's a weird nostalgic sensation seeing the old haunts.

Cagliostro wrote:
It looks a lot like the old Ultima games. So by "roguelike," do you mean randomized for each time you play it?

I haven't played enough to be sure yet (ur-viles kill me a lot) but it seems as though the general world map is consistent (which makes sense, it being the Land) while individual locations you enter are randomised internally. Some better known roguelikes work like that too - Omega, ADOM and TOME 4 spring to mind.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had tried to dig this game up a while back. I ended up needing to use a DOS simulator to get it to work, because it would only work on old versions of DOS. Did you have to do that, CovenantJr?

Haven't tried playing it yet. But as I like to play Pixel Dungeon, I would probably enjoy it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayfriend wrote:
I had tried to dig this game up a while back. I ended up needing to use a DOS simulator to get it to work, because it would only work on old versions of DOS. Did you have to do that, CovenantJr?

Haven't tried playing it yet. But as I like to play Pixel Dungeon, I would probably enjoy it.

The version I got comes as an executable file that automatically runs DOSBox and the game at the same time. So yes, I had to use a DOS emulator but it happened automatically.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi CovenentJr!

Your name was much invoked at the 'Fest during the summer especially in relation to the famed 'Spectrum of the English Language' photo from Seafest:




We added to that tradition with the latest range which includes Oirish, Teeeennesseeeeish, Engerlish, and Ozzyish:



Hopefully at the next one we can extend the range even further Laughing

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