A downloadable game for Windows

In 1980 I started playing games on my TRS-80 computer and my favorite games were adventure games and especially the adventure games from Adventure International. During that time I also wrote my own adventure game in basic based on an article by Scott Adams (the man behind Adventure International) about his adventure interpreter. Years later I came into contact with Scott and a friendship developed and even now I still have regular contact with my American friend. In 1997 I adapted the scottfree version of the adventure interpreter and I improved it and added missing features. I wrote a windowed version for Microsoft Windows (Visual C) and this version was  released on a CD with a large collection of old Adventure games in America.

In 2005 I made a new version and in 2013 I made a new improved version with a new user interface. In 2019 (with some Spanish help) I made a Spanish translation, up till then I did not know that these games had been translated into Spanish and are also very popular in the Spanish speaking part of the world. In 2021 I recompiled the game with the latest version of Visual Studio and made the initial window a little larger. I also digitally signed the executables and the installer.  The installer also includes the dat files of the original text Adventure games.  The legal rights of the adventure games still belong to Scott Adams and they are not Public Domain, but I have permission to redistribute them. My adventure game interpreter is freeware you can download it for free, use and distribute. If you like this program or have a comment, you can send me an email.

The program has buttons for the most used commands, a separate inventory window and dropdown lists with all commands and objects. This makes it easier to play as sometimes the old games were more "guess the right words". This version of the program makes it easier to play these old adventure games with a modern user interface. I made this program "just for fun" because sometimes programmers just have to make something fun without any commercial interest just because "it's fun!".  I hope you will also enjoy this program and the old adventure games.

The games included are: Adventureland (1978), Pirate's Adventure, Mission Impossible (1979), The Count (1981), Strange Odyssey, Mystery Fun House, Pyramid of Doom, Voodoo Castle, Ghost Town, Savage Island, part 1, Savage Island, part 2, Sorcerer of Claymorgue Castle (1984), Return to Pirate's Island.

Special thanks to Scott Adams who made all these great games! 

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Release date Nov 26, 2021
AuthorHein Pragt
GenreAdventure
TagsCult Classic, Exploration, Retro, Text based
Average sessionA few seconds
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish; Latin America
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksBlog

Download

Download
setupAdvint305.exe 1 MB

Install instructions

The windows installer is digitally signed and the install directory also includes several game dat files and a Spanish version of the program.

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I too played them on the TRS-80 so long ago.  Now I have a MAC and an Iphone.  and suggestions on how I can play them?  Have a version written for scottfree which I dont have and a IDOS2 emulator which I am not sure how to use.  Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.