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Chimaera

Description: rethinking the Colossal Cave adventure
Download: chimaera.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 128kb
Version: c1.001a
Date: 08 Jun 2020
Author: Chris Newall
Submitter: Eugene aGGreSSor Sobolev
Requirements: topaz.font
Category: game/adventure
License: Freeware
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.0
FileID: 11325
 
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Short:        Chimaera - rethinking the Colossal Cave adventure
Uploader:     amitrans()narod.ru (aGGreSSor/CPU)
Author:       Chris Newall
Type:         game/adventure
Version:      c1.001a
Architecture: ppc-amigaos >= 4.0
Distribution: os4depot.net

A highly unusual "infinite" adventure game written by Chris Newall. 

Colossal Cave was great fun but it had one major drawback - it was finite; you
could eventually achieve a perfect score, become an Adventurer Grandmaster and
that was that. It might take many months to achieve perfection, but once you had
done it what was left? You could hang around the office enjoying the struggles
of Novice Class Adventurers, perhaps dropping the occasion hint to help them on
their way or you could get on with real life - such as it is.

Chris Newall decided that it would be fun to try to write an adventure program
which resembled real life in its scope and unpredictability.

The result, Chimaera, was first conceived in 1983 and implemented in Fortran in
January 1984. For over a decade Chimaera version 1.113 [Fortran] languished in
the archives until a meeting with an old and valued friend early in 2002
stimulated Chris to revisit the program. 

Chris Newall decided to recode it in ANSI C and the present program Chimaera
version c1.001 is the result.

INSTALLATION

- Copy Topaz.font and Topaz drawer to your FONTS:
- Click on the icon "Chimaera" in Workbench
- Enjoy!

GRATITUDE

- Chris Newall for excellent game
- Mike Arnautov collection for saving these valuable sources
- Sebastian Bauer for adtools GNU toolchain for AmigaOS

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