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Back of Styrofoam Folder - Apple II (US):

    OTHER VENTURES

    Since their inception, Scott Adams' Adventures have been a mainstay in the libraries of computer owners. Now, the company that brought you these great programs brings you the fantasy-adventure games of other authors in this NEW series. Each program reflects many months and sometimes years of development by their respective authors.

    Our standard Adventure series reflects Adventures written and executed using Scott's special machine-language interpreter. Our Other-Venture Series will contain adventures written using different methods, though still meeting the high standards set by Scott's original series! We hope you have as much fun with this new series as with Scott's. (Be sure to look for new packages in both series in the future!)

    WHY ANOTHER VERSION OF ADVENTURE?

    Since Will Crowther and Don Woods created it years ago, ADVENTURE has been programmed to run on nearly every computer known to man. The original Fortran version ran on a large PDP machine requiring nearly 300K of storage. At least three other versions of ADVENTURE exist for the APPLE. Some claim to be the only complete version; some claim to fill whole disks with program and data. To date, however, all require diskette access during the game to retrieve text for display on nearly every command. All added "features" of their own, changed some of the original text, or omitted something from the original.

    In this version of ADVENTURE you get nothing but the real thing. NOTHING has been added or left out. By using a text compression technique seldom used on microcomputers, the nearly 44K bytes of text fit in less than 25K. This means no disk access is needed during the game and that it can be played on your system without disk drives. Both tape and Disk versions are identical, only the media is different. The tape version includes instructions for making a disk copy.

    CLASSIC ADVENTURE
    OTHER VENTURE #1
    PROGRAM PARAMETERS

    LANGUAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Machine
    NUMBER OF PLAYERS (min/max) . . . 1/1
    AVG.COMPLETION TIME . . . . . . . 1 month
    SUGGESTED AGE GROUP . . . . .12 to Adult
    RECOMMENDED FOR NOVICE? . . . . . Yes
    CLASSIFICATION: . . . . . . . . Compu-novel
    SOUND? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No
    GAME SAVE FEATURE?. . . . . . . . . . . . Yes
    MULTIPLE SKILL LEVELS?. . . . . . . . . .No
    GRAPHICS ORIENTED? . . . . . . . . . . . .No
    REAL TIME? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No
    SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: . . . . . . . . . . None

    Contributed by jean-louis (50018) on Nov 03, 2019.

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