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Pirate Adventure (Commodore 16, Plus/4)

Pirate Adventure Commodore 16, Plus/4 Start of your adventure.

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Description

This is adventure #2 in Scott Adam's text adventure series. In this adventure, you shuffle between three locales: an unremarkable (at first) London flat and two islands littered with dangerous critters and people. The goal of the game is to find the two pirate treasures on the treasure island. You move about and use objects by typing one or two word commands such as NORTH, INVENTORY, or GET SNEAKERS. You only have to type the first 3 letters of a command or object for the parser to recognize it.

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Pirate Adventure Commodore 16, Plus/4 Start of your adventure.
Pirate Adventure Commodore 16, Plus/4 Stood on a hill.
Pirate Adventure Commodore 16, Plus/4 Found a secret passage.
Pirate Adventure Commodore 16, Plus/4 Came across a pirate.

Alternate Titles

  • "Pirate's Cove" -- Informal name
  • "Pirates Adventure" -- Commodore PET/CBM title
  • "Pirate's Adventure" -- Apple II title
  • "Pirate Cove" -- Misspelled VIC-20 cover title
  • "Baie des pirates" -- Qu├ębec French title

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Commodore User Aug, 1985 12 out of 20 60

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Source code

Scott Adams published the BASIC source code to Pirate Adventure in the December 1980 issue of BYTE Magazine (pp. 192-212); the code sets up the virtual machine for the adventure and then largely consists of DATA-statements, thousands of numbers plugging values into the virtual machine. With this (somewhat obtuse) reference, many text adventure fans among BYTE's subscription base reverse-engineered the virtual machine and used it to help get a leg up on advancing their own homebrew text adventures.

Scans of the pages in question can be viewed online here.

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Kabushi (131934) added Pirate Adventure (Commodore 16, Plus/4) on Apr 10, 2012
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