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Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Postby RWAP » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:41 pm

Does anyone know if Warlock of Firetop Mountain was converted to the QL?

One of my customers has recently acquired quite a few items of QL software and there was a microdrive case with a simple label on the side saying "Warlock of Firetop Mountain" and a cartridge inside. Unfortunately, the tape is snapped and jammed, so no chance of reading it!

It might be a conversion of the Spectrum version (which I think was written in Quill), or just the Spectrum version on Spectrum microdrive (although everything else was QL software apparently)....


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Re: Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Postby Dave » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:15 pm

That was a Crystal game. Crystal never wrote or released any QL games.


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Re: Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Postby Outsoft » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:37 pm

I think I've dumped some months ago but Max haven't test it.

Were 2 Md's and with It I found another MIA with a very long name.

Need to check it ;)
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Re: Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Postby vanpeebles » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:03 am

It is a QL game? :)


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Re: Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Postby Dave » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:25 am

No. Crystal ceased trading before the QL was released.


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Re: Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Postby Derek_Stewart » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:41 am

vanpeebles wrote:It is a QL game? :)

Yes, load the .mdv file into Q-emulator and do a DIR, you will see 3 files:

WARLOCK_12
WARLOCK_13

Which are Superbasic files.

If you do not know how to look at MDV files, I have created a ZIP file see attached.

Looks like 2 Superbasic adventure programmes.


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Re: Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Postby Ralf R. » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:43 am

Derek_Stewart wrote:If you do not know how to look at MDV files, I have created a ZIP file see attached.


Lost in a cave ...? ;)


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Re: Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Postby dilwyn » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:38 am

Ralf R. wrote:
Derek_Stewart wrote:If you do not know how to look at MDV files, I have created a ZIP file see attached.


Lost in a cave ...? ;)

The zip file has ended up in Wales, let me see if I can shove it back through Ralf's cave and into QL Forum... :twisted:

Actually, it looks to be well indented and fairly easy to read, although I did notice poor code like IF key$ INSTR "Aa" THEN... - obviously checking for both upper and lower case keypresses even though INSTR is not case sensitive on QL. Ported from another system, perhaps?

Do we know who the author of this is and whether it's OK (copyright) for me to make it available via my website's games page?
warlock.zip
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Re: Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Postby Ralf R. » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:05 am

Thank you :) . It is not so badly written as QL.Gardener :D . And a GOTO in a DefProc just makes sense if compiled, as intended to run as SB it is badly behaved.



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