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The Adventurer

The Adventurer v7.2.96 - Prozess Software 1994


AGT for Windows v1.5 (321k)
AGT for Windows + Colossal Cave
AGT v1.7
AGTAid - makes it easier to program AGT adventure

AGT Editor - AGT datafile creator and editor by John Whatty
AGTLint - debugger
AGT Master - this is an updated version of the version originally in the library which takes it up to v1.6
- fixes AGT games to run on faster machines and removes 'runtime 200' error (10k)

Alice + Underground + Fable + Elf - needs runtimes

Adventures in Sherwood


Around the World in Eighty Days
Bajoran Mercenary
Betty Carlson's Big Date
Castle of the Alchemists (+ pophints)
Christian Text Adventure
Cod Wilcox II: Pagan Puppy
Colossal Cave
- David Gasior (104k)
Crime to the Ninth Power
Cruising the Strip

Deadly Labyrinth
Deena of Kolini
- adult theme (69k)
Destination Earth
Detective, The - author Barringer
- adult theme (75k)
Dudley Dilemma version 2 1998
Elf's Adventure
Escape from Prison Island
Escape from the Eli
Fast Lane
Fleece Quest
Game of Recovery, The
Hardest Adventure Game in the World, The
Haunted House
Hotel Notell
House of the Os

Humongous Cave
Humongous Cave for Windows
Invitation to a Picnic
- author Lyn Strachan (109k)
Jack of Hartz
- author Bev Truter (136k)
Lost Gold
Lost in Space: Dr Smith Goes Home (120K)
Lost Property
Lost Stone Mansion
- demo
Lost Stone Mansion - full game emailed to me by the author Paul Merkley. He also added these instructions:
Once you download the zip file, simply unzip it and click "yes" that it is okay to unzip an .exe file if you receive such a warning in your unzipping program, such as Winzip.  Once you unzip the file, click Mansion1.exe, and the game will install itself.  After that, click on Mansion.bat to run the game!  Please enjoy the game, and feel free to distribute these instructions.
Magic Mansion

Mission's End
Mold 1
Mop and Murder (plus pophints)

Mystery Science Theatre 3000 presents A Fable - AGT Master
Multidimensional Thief, The
- new version with pophints
Murder at the Folkestone Inn

Murder of Jane Kranz
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Presents The Detective (expanded version, AGT Master)
New England Gothic
NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance)

Oceana - Master AGT
Oklib's Revenge
- author Sue Medley(223k)
Orientation to the Van Pelt Library
Personalised Adventure Game (PAG)
Pilot, The
Pyramid of Muna
Pyramid of Peril
Pyramids of Mars
Quest for the Holy Grail
Rescue of the Fair Princess Priscilla
Rift, The
Sanity Clause
Sherlock Holmes (Masters Version)
Sir Arthur
- author Lyn Strachan(130k)
Son of Stagefright
Space Aliens Laughed At My Cardigan (original)
Space Mule - Master AGT (204K)
Spatent Obstruction
Spelunker's Tremendous Cave Adventure
Squynchian Adventure
Star Portal
Still Laughing at my Cardigan
-  author Bev Truter (145k)
Stolen Landmark of Delos
Tales of Tavisa
- (122k)
The Test
To Catch a Rainbow
ToHo Academy - Here's a comment from Javri: "A couple of days ago I downloaded the TOHO university adventure from your site and noticed some P16 files which my version of the game did not have. Asking about the P16 extension on Google gives that they should be sound files, but they are not. It's graphics. Nice drawings in the game which you can see by typing view and the name of the picture, like view window." Thanks for this info
Tomb of the Ancient Pharaohs (89K)
Two Ways
Unborn One, The - author Clive Wilson
Wade Wars 3
What? No Low Alcohol Mineral Water!
Weekend Survival

The Wizard's Castle
- authors Kanga and Yak (173k)
What Personal Computer
- (141k)

 - works with DOS and Windows versions of AGiliTy

NEW - Agility versions of 'Invitation to a  Picnic', 'Jack of Hartz' & 'Still Laughing at My Cardigan' so all 3 will run using either Agility for DOS or Windows. Click below to download the games. You will also need to download AGiliTy itself which you can also do from this page.

- author Lyn Strachan (24k)
AGiliTy for Windows v1.1.1 (373k)
AGiliTy for DOS v1.1.1 

E-Mailbox + Sir Ramic Hobbs and the Oriental Wok
Invitation to a Picnic
- author Lyn Strachan (34k)
Jack of Hartz
- author Bev Truter (44k)
Still Laughing at my Cardigan
- author Bev Truter
Sir Arthur and To Catch a Rainbow
- author Lyn Strachan, zipped file (327k)

ACE Adventures

ACE and The Hobbit
- ACE programmed by Andrew Clark, The Hobbit is a revamp of Melbourne House's classic with many extras by Peter Clark (124k)

Alan Adventures

To download Alan check out the Alan Homepage

Coming out of the Closet
Don't Be Late

Hollywood Murders

CAT Adventures

CAT : C Adventure Toolkit
Shield of Destiny
- author George Rawson (1.04 meg)
The Four Dragons
- author Patrick Paglan (1.07 meg)

Why not visit the CAT Homepage?

CAW Adventures

CAW- Creative Adventure Writer v1.2 - for text games, plus sample adventures.

Eamon Adventures

Quest for Trezore, The

GAGS Adventures

GAGs plus games - Alice, Ghost Town, Lottery, Fable and Underground

Christian Adventure


Hugo IF

Hugo v2.2
Hugo 2.5 beta

Haunting the Ghosts - text and graphics versions

Inform Adventures (see also WinFrotz)

Some of these utilities also work with Infocom games. For disks with Z5 etc files on them use FROTZ filename

Inform 6.05 and 6.14 archives of all relevant files for a comprehensive Inform package, including manuals and examples

Colours - customise the colours on the screen for Infocom and Inform games
Z-Cut - extract Infocom story files
Z-Files - a list of all the Z-code files legally available at the time (1998)

CD Sample - an example of interactive fiction. Wearing the Claw + In The End + Mini-Zork + Tapestry + Vindaloo
18 ScottAdams advs + 11 Mysterious Advs
(Brian Howarth) converted to Inform plus Infocom and Frotz to run them.
Scott Adams adventures in Inform format with Infocom.exe to run them
Soft Porn + the Family Legacy + She's Got a Thing for a Spring + Sylenius Mysterium
Brian Howarth's Mysterious Adventures
- The Golden Baton + The Time Machine + Arrow of Death (part 1) + Arrow of Death (part 2) + Escape from Pulsar 7 + Circus + Feasibility Experiment + Wizard of Akyrz + Perseus and Andromeda + Ten Little Indians + Waxworks
Windows Interpreter for Inform games (Infocom) + Adventure (Crowther and Woods), BSE, Curses, Looking for Godot

Mystery Science Theatre:The Detective + Frozen: A Night at the Lab + Freefall + I:O Jailbait on Interstate Zero + Phlegm + SP Adventure

Acorn Court


All Quiet on the Library Front

Bear's Night Out, A


Change in the Weather, A
CIA Adventure
Detective - author CE Forman
Edifice, The
Good Breakfast, A
House of the Stalker

Ice Princess, The
Jigsaw (2 parts)
Lists and Lists
Looking for Godot
Lost Spellmaker, The
Mad Bomber, The

Magic Toyshop, The
Meteor, The Stone and the Long Glass of Sherbet, The

Mind Electric, The
Night at the Computer Centre
Night of the Vampire Bunnies, The
Of Forms Unknown
Pick Up the Phone Booth and Die (2 parts)
Piece of Mind
Punkirita Quest 1: Liquid
Resident, The
Return to Karn
Rippled Flesh
Sins Against Mimesis
So Far
Something about Bunny
Space Under the Window, The
Time: All Things Must Come to an End
Travels in the Land of Erden
Tryst of Fate
Tube Trouble
Wedding, The
Week in the Life, A
Windhall 1: The Path to Fortune
Zork, A Troll's Eye View
Zork, The Undiscovered Underground (See also WinFrotz)
Zuni Doll, The

TAB (Text Adventure Builder)

TAB was updated in October 2011.
TAB is available for download at the HomePage: http://tab.thinbasic.com/
Join the TAB Email Group: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/TAB_IF_CREATOR/
Discussion at the TAB Forum: http://adventure.rpgdynasty.com/

TADS/WinTADS Adventures

TADS v1.2 + Ditch source
TADS v2.1 + Ditch Day Drifter source

TADS v2.2 Source Code
TADS Manual
TADS 2.2 HTML Manual
TADS v2.51
TADS Manual - again! - in WRI format
TADS Utilities - adhint, answerme, askabout, brackets, clothing, cmdprmpt, d2array, ddialog, demo22, eliza, footnote, funcs, goto, instruct, jeffslib, music, shoc, surface, tads.tip-sheet, timedisp, and water. Plus PC-GO32_, a compiler and runtime to allow you to use your extended memory. See article in Issue 42 for more details of these files.
WinTADS v1.1.1 + Golden Fleece
Wizard Toolkit v1.2
for TADS 2.1 and up - plus TextOut 1.1, VeriVerb 1.0 and WorldClass

+=3 + Aayela + Tyler's Great Cube Game + Silence of the Lambs + Modernisms + The Singular, and Historically Inaccurate, Misadventures of Nobeard:  Would-be Scourge of the Caribbean
Losing Your Grip + Glowgrass
FooM + The Pesach Adventure + Ski Adventure + The Underoos that ate New York + Undo
Everyone Loves a Parade for WinTADs + George is a Friend (TextFire Inc Demo)
Small World 2 + Everyone Loves a Parade

2044 Stormtrooper
Alice (source code only)
Alien Abduction
Babel (release 2)
Broken String, The
Colossal Cave Revisited
Colossal Cave Revisited  version 2.0G (225K)
Consider the Tortoise
Damp Camp
Deep Space Drifter

Ditch Day Drifter

Dragon Resources Story
- needs HTML TADS (130k)
Dungeon (TADS port)
Escape from the Arboretum

Firebird v1.0, an interactive retelling of a Russian folk tale March 98
Frenetic Five

Frenetic Five - WinTADS version
Frobozz Magic Support
Frustration (Blue screen version
Frustration (B&W version)
GC: A Thrashing Parity Bit of the Mind
Golden Fleece, The
(see also original text version)
Golden Skull, The
Great Archeological Race, The

Gerbil Riot of '67
Hero Inc: Calling All Heros
Hi-Tech Drifter + source code
Holy Grail, The - author Jim MacBrayne, Oct 1995 port to TADS
Holy Grail, The- author Jim MacBrayne, v1.01 release 960227 (I assume this is Feb 96)
Horror of Rylvania - demo
Horror of Rylvania
John's Fire Witch
Kissing the Buddha's Feet

Legend Lives! The
Lethe Flow Phoenix
Magic Realms: The Sword of Kasza

Maiden of the Moonlight
Mission, The
Night in the Museum Forever, A

Obscene Quest of Dr Aardvarkbarf, The
One That Got Away, The
Past Tense including source code
PC University
Perdition's Flames

Sea of Night

Second Pit, The
- TADS - author Sue Medley (223k)
Shadowland 1: The Tower of Tron
Small World
Sunset over Savannah - Winner XYZZY 1997

Underoos that Ate New York, The
Undertow (216K)
Urban Cleanup
Uncle Zebulon's Will
Unnkulian One Half + demo for Unnkulia Zero
Uunkulian Unventure 2 (273K)
Uunkulia Zero
Wormhole, The Beginning

The Second Pit
- GAM file - author Sue Medley (277k)

WinFrotz (see also Inform)

WinFrotz plus Zork, The Undiscovered Underground - WinFrotz can be used to run Inform games in a Windows environment. As part of their release of Zork Grand Inquisitor, Activision gave away copies of Zork: The Undiscovered Underground, a text-only prequel written by Marc Blank and Mike Berlyn. This was the first text-only interactive fiction game released by any of the original authors in 10 years. Welcome to Zork: The Undiscovered Underground! The year is 1066. You are a Private, Seventh Class, in the Inquisition Guard. After being relieved by Earl at the Port Foozle Inquisition Gift Kiosk, you find yourself standing in the Headquarters of Frobozz Electric. Gesticulating in front of you is the Pastor of Disaster, the Minister of Sinister, the Grand Inquisitor. It appears he has a very special mission for you ...

Other Text Adventures (mostly!)

The Legacy of the Necromancer - A trilogy of DOS text adventures (complete versions) consisting of 'The Adventurer's Museum' (previously released as shareware, see link below), 'The Palace of the Necromancer', and 'The Dark Tower'. All were written by Lee Chapel. Sent in by Paul Sanders with permission
Adventure (version of Colossal) + Castaway + South American Trek + Hellfire + Sam Spade

Alien + Dark Continent + Nebula

Aztec Tomb + The Last City + The Vial of Doom (all need QBASIC) + Special Agent + A Misadventure + Escape from Pulsar 7

Babel + Coming out of the Closet (2 versions, 1 Alan)
Coming Out of the Closet + Hollywood Murders (non specific setup files) + Voyage to Atlantis
Dracula in London (text/graphics) + Moon Mountain Adventure

Dragon's Lair + Magic Land + Skullduggery
Fifi's Whorehouse + Softporn Adventure (both adult only, don't download if you might be offended) + Basic Adventure _ Fun City Adventure
Ghastly Manor + The Abbey of Montglane + Destiny + Derelict + Hampton Manor + Trouble at the Quatt Wunkery
Starship Columbus, Crypt v2.0, LBSS, Maroon and The Adventurer's Museum

Two Heads of a Coin + Graphic Castle Adventure + The Pleasuredome Adventure
Pirate Adventure + Castle of Hornadette + Stoneville Manor
Kingdom of Kroz + Beyond the Titanic
Masquerade + Escape from Maya's Kingdom + The Thief's Adventure

4K Adventure

10 Basic Adventures
- all with a travel theme, Marco Polo, Tour de France etc

Adventureware - (5 text adventures)
Alice in Wonderland

Another Lifeless Planet ... and Me with No Beer
Asia Challenge

Breath Pirates
Brian Howarth's Mysterious Adventures - three folders (1) as BAT files (Scottfree), (2) Scottfree menu (3) Scottfree menu in Vic 20 style. Sent to SynTax by N. Combie. Read the readme file first please. The games contained are: 11 Mysterious Adventures - The Golden Baton, The Time Machine, Arrow of Death Part 1, Arrow of Death Part 2, Escape from Pulsar 7, Circus, Feasibility Experiment, The Wizard of Akyrz, Perseus and Andromeda, Ten Little Indians, Waxworks plus four bonus games - Supergran and Gremlins were written by Howarth; Robin of Sherwood, was written by Mike Woodroffe with Howarth. Seas of Blood was written by Mike Woodroffe and Alan Cox (but Howarth programmed the interpreter). Seas of Blood is included only for completeness' sake; the game's crucial combat sequence is missing from the version included here. In other words, you can't really play this version.
Castle Droganya
Castle Elsinore
Castle Ralf
CIA Adventure plus 3 other games

Crisis at Dersenia
Cow V V1
Detective, Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Presents ...

Doppy Trilogy
- (Doppyworld, Asylum, Doppy and Pru's Summer Holiday)
Dragon's Quest
Drearcliffe Manor
- author Softworks (47k)
Dungeon 1 plus 3 other games
Elves (Advsys version)
Enchanted Castle

Endless Night (text/graphics)
Escape from Atlantis (Q Basic)

Escape from New York plus 3 other games
Forbidden Lands, Book 1: The City of Falchon
Four with Battune
(Battune the Sailor, Battune in Wonderland, Caverns City and Museum) - author Merle Goodman (58k)
Four more with Battune
(Battune Becomes an Actor, Battune - Crimefighter, Battune Goes on Safari and Battune Meets Sleeping Beauty) - author Merle Goodman (40k)
Geneva Adventure
Gerbil Riot of '67
Ghostbusters: Basic Training
Golden Fleece, The
(see also TADS version)
Golden Wombat of Destiny, The
Gold Rush
Gorraven Papers, The and Starship Solitaire

Hotel California

House at the Edge of Time
- two versions, 4.6 and 5.0
IBM Adventure plus 3 other games
Jacaranda Jim
King James' Quest - biblical adventure
King Pieter's Treasure
Land Beyond the Picket Fence, The
Landing Party - author Rick Pitel
Light: Shelby's Addendum, The

Liquid Cow Shop, The
Lost New York
Marooned Again
- author Denis Drew (20K)
Matter of Time, A
McMurphy's Mansion
Miser's House, The
- author M J Lancing. PC version by Tom Croley 1981 (36K)
Miser's House, The - another one?
Multi-Dimensional Thief
, the
Murder in the Marching Band
Murder on Violet Island

Mush - is a text-adventure game for Windows that puts you in a dog sled race across an Arctic landscape. This demo is limited to 20 game plays. VBRUN300 is included.
Nightmares from the Crypt
- Rings for Bony Fingers, Ghost Riders of El Diablo, Dr Death's House of Horrors
Mystery of the Java Star

Palace Adventure
Pengu's Jigsaw II, The Green Orange
Phantom's Revenge
Pirating (preview)

Pop Star
Pork - see also the AGT version
Prelude and Voyager
two games
Prologue (To Return the Colossal Cave), The
Quest for Kukulklan and Under the Ice - two games
Revenge of the Eland

Runcibal Quest 2.0
Scott Adams Adventures - A ScottFree modified program which loads the Scott Adams adventures in Vic 20 style via a menu
- 18 text adventures from the Scott Adams stable including a sampler in Scottfree format with menu system- Adventureland, Pirate Adventure (a.k.a.Pirate's Cove), Secret Mission (Mission Impossible), Voodoo Castle, The Count, Strange Odyssey, Mystery Fun House, Pyramid of Doom, Ghost Town, Savage Island Part I, Savage Island Part II, The Golden Voyage, Sorcerer of Claymorgue Castle, Return to Pirate's Isle, Buckaroo Banzai, Adventureland (sampler version)v1.01, The Hulk, Spiderman
Silver Cloud
Ski Adventure

Sound of One Hand Clapping, The
Star Stryker

Survival in New York
Tales of Horror
- Frankenstein's Legacy, Night of the Walking Dead, The Sea Phantom
Tales of Magic - Merlin's Magic Forest, Merlin's Golden Trove and Son of Ali Baba
Textfire Inc Demos - 16 TextFire IF demos including Will the Real Marjorie Hopkirk Please Stand Up? (Hugo) plus other TADS and Inform games. Part 1 is TADS and part 2 is Hugo/Z5
Tommy's Manor

Unholy Grail, The
Under the Ice and Quest for Kukulklan - two games
Voyager and Prelude
two games
WinAdv v2.1
World - two versions in different folders
Zork 1, 2 and 3

Apple Emulators and Emulated Games

AppleWin plus Apple games starting with the letters A-B and C
More emulated Apple games - E-F + H
More emulated Apple games - G + I-J
More emulated Apple games - K-L
More emulated Apple games - M-N
More emulated Apple games - O
More emulated Apple games - Q-R
More emulated Apple games - S
More emulated Apple games - U-Z

Odd emulated Apple games - Crypt Crime Stopper + Crypt of MedeaCurse of Crowley Manor +  Dallas Quest + Death in the Caribbean + Demon's Forge + Destiny

Other Emulators and Games

CPC EMU v1.4 + PC64WIN v2.14
PC64 Emulator
to run C64 games on the PC
C64S v0.9B PC C64 emulator - contains several adventures to test
C64S v1.1B PC C64 emulator - 10 mins evaluation only, no reset, allows different file names.
C64S v1.Q, PC C64 emulator
Dorothy Millard's Adventures
- a stack of games! Needs the C64 Emulator. The games are Adventure in Time and Space, Blackpool Tower, Convention Blues, The Dare, Great Aussie Adventure, Harboro, Land of the Giants, Land of the Purple Sea, Lost in the Amazon, Million Dollar Great Jewel Heist, Misty Island, R.J.'s Ultimatum, Revenge of the Vampire, Shadows in the Night, St Jives, Survival, Trouble at Bridgeton, Westbury Mystery, Yellow Peril.
CMB MAC plus 4 C64 games - Dracula 2 + Escape to Freedom + My House + Stowaway plus Multiadventures
TSR-80 Emulator plus Scott Adams and other games
Level 9 Interpreter for DOS and Windows plus Level 9 games in SNA format
ZX32 Emulator plus report and samples
Spectrum snapshots but NO EMULATOR; they are The  Boggit, Bored of the Rings, Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, Hampstead, Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Return of the Joystick, Robin of Sherlock, Robin of Sherwood, Shadows of Mordor, Sherlock, The Big Sleaze, Colour of Magic, Very Big Cave Adventure
SP Convert (Z80 to SNA and vice versa) + X128 Spectrum Emulator v0.8 + UnPAW and UnQuill
WSpecEm Windows Spectrum emulator, versions for 95 and 3.11, Tap2Tape utility, docs and source
The SynTax PC 8-bit Emulators Collection! Emulators for Atari 400, 800, Dragon 32, 64, Tandy Colour Computer II, TRS 80, ZX81, Spectrum 48K/128K (Z80 v3.02), Amstrad CPC

Text Adventures with some graphics

Crimson Crown (Transylvania 2) - Penguin/Polarware, runs through DOS
Ooze, Creepy Nites
So You Want to be a Guru? - written with the Adventurer
- Penguin/Polarware, runs through DOS
Transylvania - Penguin/Polarware, runs through DOS


Advanced Xoru
Aethra Chronicles, The
Alphaman 1.01

Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM)
Azalta - I couldn't get it running ... but Javri could - read on ... "As I am not an RPG expert I cannot tell you how to play this game, but I can tell you how to start it, after having unpacked it. When beginning to play the game you need a name for it (they call it a party) as you play with more players. So type AZALTA <any name you choose>, like AZALTA test (do a return). But before that, it is very important to run the setsound.exe first, even if you don't use sound. That must do it. Then you can go on and choose your 4 characters.
Bandor: The Search for the Storm Giant King
- Self extracting files. Read read1st.bat and run config
Bard's Quest I:Dungeons of the unknown!
The zip file contains amended installation instructions.
Blades of Exile - Blades of Exile is whole new world of adventure not only several fascinating adventures, but a scenario generator you can use yourself! With Blades of Exile, you be able to not only pull new scenarios off the Internet, but make your own adventures as well!
Castle of the Winds
Defender of Boston

Dragonsfield Keep - needs AD&D Unlimited Adventures to run
Dragon's Shard v1.0
Dragon's Shard v1.8
Dungeon v6 (ANSI)

Dungeon v6.0 (another one)
Dungeon of Death - Ultima Underworld style RPG
Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons of Drakklor v4.0

Dungeons of Grimlor: The Gem of Souls
Dungeons of Morabis I v1.7b
DND - Dungeons of the Necromancer's Domain v 2.0.1 - includes Anacalagon, Black Mountain, Mount Galurung, Shelob's Lair and Urukhai Cavern
Evets - the Adventure

Excelsior v2.0 - EXCELSIOR is a RPG which returns players to the classic style of gaming defined in the early '80s.  In Excelsior, you become a "fixer" - A demigod with the task of fixing a glitch in the Lysandian universe.  A chaotic presence has taken control of the king and is threatening to disturb the destiny of the planet.  Your task is to identify the chaos and destroy it so that Lysandia can be returned to its normal course.
Exile v1.11 Escape from the Pit
Exile 2: Crystal Souls
- v 2.0.1
Exile 3: Ruined World - I downloaded this from Spiderweb Software as my copy no longer worked. They say it doesn't work with Vista and recommended the Avernum games instead which are rewrites of the Exile games for Vista
Fantasy Worlds of Tamrak, The
written with the Graphic Adventure Game Builder. Thanks to Javri who directed me to a new working file. This is what he says: you can move with the cursor keys and there are 2 items (a key and a jacket) that you can get (press G when on the key or jacket). F1 gives help. Don't know what more to do ...
Forgotten Futures 1 - H.M.A. Pinafore. the ABC Files
Gateway to Another World
Great Ultizurkian Underworld
v5.0 - a world sim RPG. 
Kingdom of Syree II Black Magic
Land, The
Legend of the Red Dragon - Described as more of a wargame for BBs than an RPG. You can play up to level 7 before you need to register.
Leygref's Castle + Temple of Lore

MAG with C source
Maze Quest

For info on the Moraff series see this Wikipedia entry. Thanks to the webmaster of Classic DOS Games for sorting out the files. They have other versions of the games online too - check them out here.
Moraff's Dungeon of the Unforgiven, module 1 v1.1
Moraff's Revenge
- the first 3D dungeon game - V3.1 (130K)
Moraff's World
- sequel to 'Revenge' - V4 (222K)
Moraff's World
- V5.1 (227K)
Moraff's World
- V7 (234K)

Mordor v1.1 - shareware version
Moria v4.83

Moria v4.872

NetHack v3.1
Nethack Plus v4.0 + ChrHack
Omega v0.71 beta + Dungeon Explorer
Palace of Deceit
v2.1, The Dragon's Plight - gold edition
PC Hack v3.6
Pits of Angband v2.4

Quenzar's Cavern
- Viking RPG (1280K)
Realm of Hakron
Rooms of the Abyss
Stone Mist v2.12

Swords of Chaos

Terradyne v1.0 (EGA/VGA)
Time of Chaos v4.7 described as an RPG/Sim
Tommy's Dungeon

Ultizurk III:Guildmaster's Quest v1.1
Vampyr v2.0
Walls of Bratock v1.0
Yendorian Tales Book 1

Yendorian Tales Book 1 Chapter 2

Games Help Patches, Cheats, Add-ons, Save games, Help etc
NB Save game disks provide the last few moves of a game plus instructions. Remember you'll need the original game to use them. All cheats, saves, patches etc are supplied as-is ... don't hold me responsible if anything goes wrong!). Some disks with maps need a viewer program to look at them.

Various save games - Hexx save from Roy Sims plus maps of all levels in LBM format. Ravenloft CD-ROM save from Alex van Kaam, and saves for Monkey Island 2 and Beneath a Steel Sky from Shebo

Bane of the Cosmic Forge
- solution, maps etc
Bard's Tale III - solution and maps in ASCII format (open with NotePad)
Crusaders of the Dark Savant - character editor and various text files
Eye of the Beholder 1,2 and 3
help files, solutions, maps, editors etc
Eye of the Beholder II - Hartman Game Utilities
Eye of the Beholder 3 - solution/maps from Mongoose
Frontier: Elite 2 Help disk - 2 save games and a doc telling you all you need to know!
The Hint Library
Lands of Lore
- solution and maps in BMP format by Mongoose
Lands of Lore - solution compiled by Phil Darke. Maps by Phil in mono.  Also includes Roy Sims' full solution.
Legacy solution and maps (LBM)
Level 9 and Sherlock manuals, HTM format, including graphics
Red Alchemist Pro
- release 4, Red Alert utility
UHS (Universal Hints System) 1.61
 + Return to Zork hints + Spellcasting 301 hints
UHS again and a lot more game hints
UHS v2.61 for Windows
UHS v4.10 for Windows and Win 95, UHS Editor v3.00 and 2 solutions

Ultima VII:Part 2 Serpent Isle - Cheat system
Ultima Underworld solution and maps
Ultima Underworld 2 - Hazel Bradshaw's solution and maps (GIF) to Ultima Underworld 2
Wolfenstein Maps

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Other Adventure/RPG Related Games

Wilderness Survival 2.0
: The Case of the Rugglestone Ripper - author Wasteware Inc (38k)

Arcade Games with an adventure slant (sometimes)....

The Dungeons of Silmar, Dunjax + Navjet
Caves of Thor

Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure
- a video game programmed by Todd Replogle and published by Apogee Software in 1992. It is a two-dimensional side-scrolling platform game produced for the PC platform, and features 16-color EGA graphics at 320x200 screen resolution
Dark Ages Volume 1, Prince of Destiny (Apogee)
Dragon's Domain III - 3D graphical dungeon arcade adventure
Duke Nukem

Goodbye Galaxy
(Keen 4) - Apogee
Haunted House
Master Spy
- An intriguing game of reasoning and skill for all who love a real challenge. Pit your wits against a most devious and ruthless enemy, do not be fooled by his comic disguise, he is a master of his craft - a MASTERSPY.
Morkin 2 - Spellcasting game
Mystic Towers 3D
Nitemare 3D
- Episode 1, a House of Horrors
PC Manic Miner and PC Lunar Jetman - blasts from the past!
Pharaoh's Tomb
(Apogee) - Vol 1, Raiders of the Lost Tomb
Wolfenstein 3D + addons, maps, editor

Puzzle Games and Others

Anagram Master + Total Recall + XXIV + 1993Tris

 - action role play game that will let you save the world from a nuke attack. Navigate submarines and explore underwater wrecks...
Fence - FENCE is a Tetris-like strategy game in which you prevent your sheep from escaping by building fences and mazes.  You change the landscape by planting hedges or stonewalls and by destroying unneeded fences. 
 - VGA logic game. A unique and challenging soko-ban style game full of great graphics, mazes and puzzles to solve
Halatafl - The Fox Game v1.0s is a shareware version of the ancient Viking game of Fox and Geese, played from before 1000 AD. by the Icelandic Vikings, which spread to all of northern Europe and became one of the most popular 'Hunt' games of medieval times.  Stunning images, great game-play, excellent MIDI background music, and fun game sounds -- all very authentic. Learn about the Vikings as you play!  Fun and educational at the same time! BUT are you good enough to beat the little Viking girl Gudrun at her own game? Requires VBRUN300.DLL to play.
Tile Match - Tile Match is a variation of concentration solitaire that can be played with a variety of options, including competitive play against the computer or with up to four human players.
Xmas Lemmings

Adventure Gamer for Windows

Adventure Gamer for Windows (shareware version) - This package enables you to play graphic adventure games in Windows. The shareware version includes a Training Game and a full size adventure - The Gates of Macrohard: save the 22nd Century world of the 3.11th Dimension from domination by the double centenarian Old Bill and his JCN Macrohard company. Also includes a limited authoring facility.

Game Builder Lite

Game Builder Lite + Turbo Paint + sample game, Treasure Island - create graphic adventures


A game creation program for graphical adventure games with text input and output much like the original King's Quest.

Questmaker 2.1 - DOS executable, docs and sample game
Questmaker v2.4

House with No Doors

Game demos (eg of commercial games)

Castle Master (Incentive) - level 1, playable

Indiana Jones, Fate of Atlantis
Return to Zork

Shadowcaster - playable demo
SimCity 2000 - 20 min demo

Graphic Adventures (includes icon driven ones etc)

Blackstar: Agent of Justice (616K) - point and click graphic adventure
Bob's Dragon Hunt
Dare to Dream

Eerie - VR game in a haunted house
Entombed - in the tradition of Myst

Hot Rod Harry
Hugo's House of Horror v1.9
- (Self extracting archive) (208k)
Hugo II: Whodunnit
Last Half of Darkness
Maddog Williams (demo)
Mel Odious Goes Six String Searching
Moon Plague

Sir Avalot d'Argent
Teenagent - official description - First class point-and-click animated graphic adventure þ Beautiful graphics Rotoscoped game characters Over 20000 frames of animation Multi-channel digitised soundtrack Over 100 sound effects Mega cool humour
Weird Island
WinDetective v1.0

Other Adventure Writing Systems, help files etc
(See also the relevant sections eg Inform, TADS, AGT for specific utilities and games)

Adventure Compiler / Interpreter and game (MUgger) + AdvSyS + Adventure Maker
Adventure Interpreter + L9Cut Version 2.09 + Zork Tools 1.6
Adventure Writer (text)
DC Games Graphics Adventure Game Builder v3.0 - create RPGs,

Sims / Strategy / Wargames

African Desert Campaign In African Desert Campaign there are two armies, the Allied forces and the German. The object of the game is to destroy your opponent's army.
Army v1.2
 ARMY is a strategy board game for two players along the lines of Capture the Flag
Captured by Pirates

Civil War Battle Set  - American Civil War Game
Conquest v2.0
Facing the Empire
- Facing the Empire is a one-player interstellar conflict simulation.  The object of the game is to drive the Morte Star Empire out of the stellar periphery of the Lyran Federation. At the same time the 8 Lyran Star Bases must be protected from attack by Morte ship groups. 
Green - a sim like Populous
Isle Wars v2.0

King Arthur's Kort
Medieval War
Mother of All Battles
(for Windows 95)
Mother of all Battles (another version)
Napoleonic Battles (2 player)
NexTrek + Dragonriders of Pern + Facing the Empire
Reaping the Dungeon v1.1
- VGA strategy game! Battle powerful creatures with modern weapons and devices purchased at shops. Sell treasure at varying prices. Many abilities can be improved using Raw Crystals which are found deep below Jupiters surface! Species of magical mushrooms and visual orbs will help with your weapon recovery mission!
SimCity extra cities volume 1 - for PC or ST
SimCity Cities 2
- more. I collected all these when I was hooked on SimCity
Soccer Management System (W3.1)
Space Empires II v1.0
- space strategy
Sport Manager
- soccer
Two Trek games - MS-Trek and Galaxy Trek

Useful utilities, some are gaming related

FRP v1.0 + Zanebar v1.10 (AD&D tools) + Industrial Prose and Magic MUDS (MUG authoring system)

Amstrad CPC emulator -  after unpacking and then running it (cpe.exe), press F6. Choose a dsk here, like cursed.dsk. Press return. Do a cat. Now run "cursed.bas . F10 quits. Thanks to Javri for this info
AD&D Character Creation Utility v1.21 (Puffinburger)
Adventure Blaster 1.0
- is an improved (very much) Interactive Fiction Utility. It comes as a self-extracting file and will install itself where you decide, complete with help file, and puts a shortcut in place. The adventures supplied are graded and are shown as such on the dialog box. Also shown are various details such as - play controls, adventure details, and the adventure system used. Also available from the dialog box is an I.F. tutorial in an easy read point and click file. Has to be seen to be in action to be really appreciated. If you want to try I.F. this is the way. Includes 10 games.
Dungeon Maker v1.3
- Windows program to help DMs design dungeons, can also be used for mapping. Needs VBRUN300.DLL
Fantasy Tools v1.1 - A set of tools for AD&D
Fantasy Tools v2.5 - Game Master Assistance for Fantasy Role Playing Games
Frobot Magic Adventure Mapper - map Inform games
Gemulator Explorer
- lets you view and access Atari and Mac files - please also see this page
Magic TOS OS for PC / Win95 (German demo)
PBM Umpire v2.1 - This program is a generic system capable of moderating any wargames campaign set between 3000 B.C. and 1600 A.D. with up to 30 players
Spectrum Emulator Z80 v2.01
WinMag10 and Magdos10 - interpreters for Magnetic Scrolls games (game files not provided)
Z80 Spectrum Emulator v3.0 - dated Oct/Nov 1994

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