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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by Erik_Twice Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:55 am

I haven't played this one in ages. I remember I played it for a while, stopped and when I tried to come back I was totally lost. I don't remember anything else.


Which version should I play?
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by BogusMeatFactory Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:16 am

General_Norris wrote:

Which version should I play?


The one in Call of Duty: Black Ops... nah I'm kidding. I say go with the GoG Zork Anthology set. It comes with some digital feelies that can help out.
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by alienjesus Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:38 pm

I had a mess around with this over the weekend, made some progress. Picked up lots of stuff and dropped a fair bit too because I was carrying too much all the time.

I made it to a dam area, but ended up accidently flooding a room, and after reading more about it, I found out that that unfortunately means I've gotten myself into an unwinnable situation.

I didn't save, so I'll have to have another go some other time.
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by noiseredux Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:43 pm

alienjesus wrote:I didn't save, so I'll have to have another go some other time.


how do you save?

(Please tell me I'm an idiot and you save by typing "save."?)
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by alienjesus Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:49 pm

noiseredux wrote:
alienjesus wrote:I didn't save, so I'll have to have another go some other time.


how do you save?

(Please tell me I'm an idiot and you save by typing "save."?)



Well, the reason I hadn't save is because I didn't realise you could. I'm willing to bet it's by typing save >_<
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by noiseredux Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:10 pm

I did some digging. It seems to save you type (sigh)

SAVE


and to load you type

RESTORE


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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by dsheinem Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:15 pm

first go: got an egg, got into the house, found a trapdoor, found a troll, got eaten by a grue. yay.
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by noiseredux Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:27 pm

this should be helpful, y'all.

Move commands

Command Shortcut Action

north n Move north
south s Move south
east e Move east
west w Move west
northeast ne Move northeast
northwest nw Move northwest
southeast se Move southeast
southwest sw Move southwest
up u Move up
down d Move down
look l Looks around at current location
save Save state to a file
restore Restores a saved state
restart Restarts the game
verbose Gives full description after each command
score Displays score and ranking
diagnostic Give description of health
brief Give a description upon first entering an area
superbrief Never describe an area

Item commands

Command (Argument) Action

take (item) Removes item from current room; places it in your inventory
take all takes all takeable objects in room
throw (item) at (location) Throws the item at something
open (container) Opens the container, whether it is in the room or your inventory
open (exit) Opens the exit for travel
read (item) Reads what is written on readable item
drop (item) Removes item from inventory; places it in current room
put (item) in (container) Removes item from inventory; places it in container
turn (control) with (item) Attempts to operate the control with the item
turn on (item) Turns on the item
turn off (item) Turns the item off
move (object) Moves a large object that cannot be picked up
attack (creature) with (item) Attacks creature with the item
examine (object) Examines, or looks, at an object or item or location
inventory Shows contents of Inventory
eat Eats item (specifically food)
shout Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!
close [Door] Closes door
tie (item) to (object)
rape (item) Dismisses command as an "ehem, strange idea"
kill self with (weapon) Humorously commits suicide
break (item) with (item) Breaks item
kill (creature) with (item) Attacks creature with the item
pray when you are in temples...
drink drinks an item



the most annoying thing to me is that USE is not a command.
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by alienjesus Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:10 pm

dsheinem wrote:first go: got an egg, got into the house, found a trapdoor, found a troll, got eaten by a grue. yay.


Avoiding the grue is pretty easy, you probably walked right past the exact item you needed.

The fact that the game has a rape command and not a use command is pretty sad.
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Re: Together Retro: Zork

by noiseredux Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:11 pm

alright so I'm in the cellar area, and basically don't know how to get out. I've found the troll, and attacking him is useless.
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