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Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels (DOS)

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Trivia

Sherlock was the first game released by Infocom with built-in InvisiClues.

Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Mar 07, 2001. -- edit trivia



In a recent interview, Bob Bates said this about the last project he worked on for Infocom: "The third was always meant to be a Robin Hood game, but when the opportunity came up to do a game based on James Cameron's The Abyss, Infocom asked me to do that instead. That's the game I was working on at the time the company shut down."

Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Feb 16, 2001. -- edit trivia



After having completed Arthur and Sherlock Holmes, Designer Bob Bates worked on a third historical text adventure, based on the story of Robin Hood. However, the project was scrapped when Infocom closed its doors.

Contributed by -Chris (7365) on Aug 19, 2000. -- edit trivia



Sherlock featured sound for certain systems (like Amiga). Do you want your version to have sound? You can get the missing sound files and a utility to upgrade your .DAT file. It is available via anonymous ftp from ftp.gmd.de at if-archive/infocom/missing-files, and the file is called SHSOUND.ZIP.

Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Jul 13, 2000. -- edit trivia



Bob Bates was the only external Infcom writer.

Contributed by Tony Van (2691) on Nov 26, 1999. -- edit trivia