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JollyRoger
12-22-2001, 12:10 AM
does anyone know of a program to make a text adventure?

i dont have a life, and i think that would be cool to do :D

Flirbnic
12-22-2001, 01:13 AM
QBASIC.

Meksilon
12-22-2001, 02:34 AM
QBASIC is out-dated. Try QuickBASIC.

=mek=

Chuzwuzza
12-22-2001, 05:10 AM
bah, write in in assembly =)

Trapezoid
12-22-2001, 06:45 AM
No, just use tiny lasers and inscibe the game into the hard drive.

Actually, visit http://www.ambrosine.com/resource.html , there's several great text adventure engines there.

Meksilon
12-22-2001, 07:15 AM
Originally posted by Chuzwuzza
bah, write in in assembly =)

I know someone who knows assembly quite well... I say go all the way - MACHINE CODE!

=mek=

Snootch
12-22-2001, 07:34 AM
Isn't qbasic and quickbasic the same thing?
anyway, you can make good text adventure with qbasic (quickbasic), and there is a program that converts .bas files to exe (can't remember it, i have it on a cd somewhere). Turbo Pascal is pretty simple and good too. I used to make text adventures with qbasic when i had 286. looong time ago.

Snootch
12-22-2001, 07:42 AM
I found this program: http://www.os2games.com/files/RADF100.ZIP
It's supposed to be a text adventure developer which is easier to use than qbasic. I have never tried it so i can't really say if it's any good.

Meksilon
12-22-2001, 08:04 AM
Isn't qbasic and quickbasic the same thing?
No, QuickBASIC suceeded QBASIC.
anyway, you can make good text adventure with qbasic (quickbasic), and there is a program that converts .bas files to exe (can't remember it, i have it on a cd somewhere).
Yeah, I have that program - it's called QuickBASIC.

=mek=

Snootch
12-22-2001, 08:35 AM
can you convert .bas files to .exe with quickbasic?

raVen_image
12-22-2001, 09:00 AM
Helpful info:
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Park/4504/qbasic_faq.html

Snootch
12-22-2001, 09:32 AM
and i thought that i knew much about qbasic programming. :o

dark spirit
12-22-2001, 02:31 PM
don't do text adventures they're outdated!
go to www.clickteam.com and download a program to make proper games!

Gabez
12-22-2001, 03:37 PM
Yes. Or get MMF.

Snootch
12-22-2001, 04:28 PM
AGS (Adventure Game Studio) is the best amateur adventure game developer. In my opinion.

scabb
12-22-2001, 04:37 PM
ADRIFT is a text adventure game maker that is pretty simple to use.

scabb
12-22-2001, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by dark spirit
don't do text adventures they're outdated!
go to www.clickteam.com and download a program to make proper games!

This engine SUX. Most games Ive played on this suck, like that Guybrush Power Melee game, god, who made that? whoever it is deserves the gas chamber... :D

Trapezoid
12-22-2001, 07:41 PM
You need to be VERY experienced to make a stable adventure engine in a Clickteam product... It's really designed for more action oriented genres.

AGS is great for adventures, but I still think you should do a text adventure. They're fun and easy to make (with the right tool), and good if you want to make an early draft version of a graphic adventure.

1.21 Jigawatts?
12-23-2001, 10:31 AM
I've gotta try some of these out.
I've suddenly got lots of free time on my hands.

Gabez
12-23-2001, 10:46 AM
Scabb: yeah, that was Monkey-_'s doing :). And you can make cool games using TGF - like Scurvy's That Night Before, for instance.

JollyRoger
12-23-2001, 11:42 PM
Whoa, thanks a lot.

i think id rather do a text adventurem like trapezoid said, i think it would be easier, and i cant draw. :D

:holosid:

dark spirit
12-27-2001, 02:58 PM
Originally posted by scabb


This engine SUX. Most games Ive played on this suck, like that Guybrush Power Melee game, god, who made that? whoever it is deserves the gas chamber... :D

that would be monkey-_ he's a friend of mine on other forums his website is at http://thanet1.tripod.com though there are other engines at clickteam.com other than klik and play and there are some pretty decent games you can make with them!