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Prophecy: The Fall of Trinadon

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Saxon1974, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Saxon1974gender: ⚧ Cipher

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  2. JarlFrankgender: ⚧ I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Those are some awesome graphics for 1988!
     
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  3. Saxon1974gender: ⚧ Cipher

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    Yea they look a bit too consolish to me though.

    Saw a glowing review of the game in a 1989 computer gaming world mag. Im suprised I had not even heard of this one.
     
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  4. Crooked Beegender: ⚧ wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Anyone has the manual for this game? I really want to play it, but I can't figure out what spells there are and what some of them are supposed to do. :( A scanned copy would be really great, but even if you only own the physical copy, the spell descriptions are all I really need, since spells must be memorised by inputting their names manually (damn copy protection :().

    Knowing the game's back story would be a plus, too.

    Any help greatly appreciated! I may even do an LP if someone can find a copy of the manual for me. :)
     
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  5. Wunderpurpsgender: ⚧ Educated

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    It's a simple but great game, about as good as a single player isometric dungeon crawl could be. Also pretty funny. I don't remember any spells but it's been a while.
     
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  6. Jaesungender: ⚧ Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    You know I was going to reply FFS Ms. Bee! Hello, replacementdocs... but they didn't have it. :(

    Would love to see a LP of this, if you do ever find a manual.
     
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  7. Satori (original)gender: ⚧ Arbiter

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    From HotU.

    "Colourful graphics and cool weapons make up for the near absence of plot development and detailed statistics. Good for RPG newbies only".
     
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  8. Crooked Beegender: ⚧ wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Yeah, the game was designed by Richard L. Seaborne, so I'm pretty confident it must be fun. For those interested, you can check out my Tower of Myraglen LP; that game was also designed by Seaborne.

    You can memorise up to 10 spells, meaning there must be at least that many. They have some cryptic names, to make things worse.

    Eh, that reviewer doesn't get it. Single character real-time dungeon crawlers are a wonderful subgenre of their own. At least I'm a sucker for those, personally. They can also be quite hardcore, as Tower of Myraglen and DarkSpyre show. So I reeeeeallly want to play this game through properly. I believe I'll be able to manage even without the manual, but that wouldn't be the proper kind of experience.

    Thanks, Jaesun. :P

    EDIT. I must say I saw there were replies to my post and thought "hey, someone has already found the manual for me!" I was totally heartbroken. :(
     
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  9. sgc_meltdowngender: ⚧ Arcane

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    I did a rather extensive google search

    unless there's one in another language other than english the manual isn't out there

    there were a few forum requests regarding the copy protection but even that was edited out by moderators because of the esa member thing

    not even underground-gamer has it, even though I found multiple instances of the game itself

    it's 250ish kb zipped up btw, really something considering the graphics

    YOU'RE WELCOME
     
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  10. analtgender: ⚧ Scholar

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    I've got this one, but I won't have access to the docs for a couple of weeks at least. And I remember it being pretty crap. This came from the co-creator of Escape From Hell?
     
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  11. Make America Great Again Fowyrgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Try to experiment with this.

    Harlok
    Cordane
    Corsane
    Schnellt
    Naturlik
    Invofisk
    Duhmasti
    Paxjed
    Minnlost
    Magnin
    Forablee
    Phyrdalk
    Killtenn
    Stambean
    Welenart
    Dextrill
    Trikarak
    Enquiess
    Manndrue
    Vizmiral
    Millikat
    Lomadahl
    Firalap
    Colenses
    Milleano
    Millmeta
    Firalle
    Waewan
    Arro
    Eano
    Metabran
    Schibane
    Wrahbane
     
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  12. Crooked Beegender: ⚧ wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Oooh I'd be sooo grateful if you could maybe scan it once you have access to it? :oops: At least the introduction and the spells?

    Yup. And it may be crap, sure, but I wanna see for myself. Plus I plan on writing a retrospective for the Codex that would include a short review of this game among others, so the manual would come in handy for that.

    Thanks! :salute: I'll experiment with that if the manual doesn't come up.

    Thanks for your efforts, sgc-sensei! :P
     
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  13. Make America Great Again Fowyrgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Looking at the thread title I recalled another game. Does anyone played Prophecy of Shadows?
    Should I try it?
     
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  14. Crooked Beegender: ⚧ wide-wandering bee Patron

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    There's also some stupid copy protection so I can't even travel to the second location:

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    Dammit.
     
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  15. Make America Great Again Fowyrgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Upload your savegame, I'll see what can be done.
     
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  17. Make America Great Again Fowyrgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Answers:
    EMPIRE SENTRY
    ANCIENT SAGE
    GOBLIN KING OF GOBAR
    LORD OF ERTRAXIA
    LORD RICHARD
    EMPIRE ELITE SOLDIER
    GENDORIAN OVERLORD
    DARK NECROMANCER
    EMPIRE HATCHETMAN
    GENDOR OF TRINADON
    ARCH PRIEST
    MYSTIC ENCHANTER
    HELLISH FIEND
    LYCANTHROPE
    TOAD MAN TERRY
    UNHOLY FLYING SWORD
    GUARDIAN CHEST
    OOZING SLUDGE ALAN
    VINE MAN
    SKELETAL GIANT
    VICIOUS HYDRA
    EVIL INCARNATE
    JEDIST OGRE

    I tested, they work. Sorry, I'm too tired for proper crack.
     
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  18. fags suckgender: ⚧ Barely Literate

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    Ha, I too used to know how to crack those old games. Edit a file in qbasic, then scroll through to find copy protection answers. :D
     
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  19. Make America Great Again Fowyrgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    If you lucky, yes. Not in the qbasic, of course. Why use it, when you have Hiew, hex editor with ton of functions like built-in disassembler.
    Using it 13 years already and fucking love it.
     
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    Thanks. :love: Will test 'em out later.


    Still looking for that manual, tho'. Someone! Anyone! Help!
     
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  21. Tripicusgender: ⚧ Scholar

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    The best I could do is find a video where a guy said

    Here is a link to the youtube video he posted of this game and where he made the comment.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVTY-dJih_0

    His last posted video was 4 months ago, most of his videos relate to DOS gaming, so it may still be likely that he will reply.
     
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  22. Crooked Beegender: ⚧ wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Thanks a lot!

    I've sent 'im a message; hopefully he'll respond! *fingers crossed*
     
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  23. Overboardgender: ⚧ Cipher

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    Hah I remember this, used to edit the file to get dark longsword etc.

    I might have the manual, will dig around. There (IIRC) are prefixes you can type in before spellnames to multiply the power of the spell. Bae is one I think.
     
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  24. Make America Great Again Fowyrgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Oh, indeed.
    They are Bae, Par, Kru, Ala, Sun
     
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  25. Wunderpurpsgender: ⚧ Educated

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    You da man, Fowyr. I never thought I'd get to play this game again or indeed anyone but me played in the first place.

    Schnellt is speed, I now remember.
     
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