Think something needs changing? Got an idea you think would make the game better? Bring it on. Even if I disagree, and think you're Mr Wrong of Wrongtown, I'll explain why, because if I can't, I'm probably Mayor of Wrongtown. And nobody wants to be that guy.
Yup. Good idea. Also need to make chests more obviously spew spells, and pickups to give more feedback in general.
And I hate you for spotting that blooper. The tractor feed paper was really crumbly in this area near a fold, so I... um... inserted a likely drink/drug/thing he'd have wanted to spend money on. Initially, I put 'Twinkies' but that just seemed wrong.
As well, or instead of, a notification, maybe spells that are maxed out could be gently highlighted in your inventory? Actually, I think I much prefer this. A highlight is still useful three minutes later, when you've forgotten which notification you received and which spells you've used since then.
Turn the numbers red?
To me, red suggests something bad is happening. How about turning them yellow (for gold!) or putting them on a colored background? I defer to your proven sensibilities.
No, it's 1981 (Defender was released in February that year). I believe Bower was working at Williams at the time, contemporaneous to Defender (in the next windowless lab). He showed it to Eugene Jarvis at one point, who laughed and said "I don't even have a reverse button on my game and that's still considered too complicated. You're nuts." (This is true - Defender originally only allowed you to fly forward). The reason I haven't mentioned either direct quotes from Eugene or the name 'Williams' is that (cough) Lawyers (cough, splutter). I redacted them. :-)
As for the 6503, somewhere between '75 and '81, someone was doing weird stuff with the 6502. I am presuming a former cult member.
Bower went missing at the end of 1981, but is believed to have moved to Sinneschlosen, although that can't be confirmed, of course. Some believe Polybius IS just Spellrazor with a re-skin (hence the short timeframe), but those people are probably fools.
In any case, thanks for your dedication to restoring this piece of history. Looking forward to playing through the rest of it.
I think that post might win 'posts'. Go home everyone. It's been won. Don't waste your time here. The winner is Big-E. We're done. No, really. I can't think of anything anyone could do to top that. That is just amazing. Thanks so much!
No problem; I love doing research :)
Edit to add; You should read the comments on that article I linked; Tons of info! Apparently someone had tracked down Mr. Ollefen in 2011, and supposedly: 1) he doesn't work in the electronics industry at all anymore and 2) "Doesn't remember much from back then"... Very strange...
I'll add this to the list. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I've played it so much I just stare through things like this, now!
And here I was, trying to be funny... (sigh) :-)
Not so amusingly, I realized today I had misspelled 'intemperance'. Can't fix without wiping people's save files. Doh!
Ah, I'm such a space cadet: I got so used to scrolling right down to the download buttons I overlooked that what I'm asking for is front and center at the top of the page. Sorry to waste your time. :-)
And I'll definitely be signing up for emails, thanks.
There's no 'sell all's but you can see how many you have and type 'sell 32 b'. That's a good idea, though. Good you're enjoying it. I'll see if I can do something about the adventure's pacing, too.