To the person complaining about the journal entries, they actually had a reason for that.
The game came on 5.25" disks, and the Apple II 5.25" disks only held 140 KILOBYTES of data per side. Project 64, a precurser to replacementdocs.com for Commordore games has made an ASCII text transcription of the journal. It measures 94 kilobytes of text. The game itself came on 5 disk sides (2.5 disks). Curse of the Azure bonds had 4 double-sided disks (eight sides). Those were 140K sides. Think about how many more disks they would have needed to add all that text. Also it was displayed on a screen with 40 columns and 24 lines of text.
MS-DOS managed to get 180K per side, and using a different architecture manged to use both sides simultaneously for 360K per disk. I do not know how the MS-DOS version came, except for the "Forgotten Realms Silver Edition" compilation that somebody gave me years later so I could play the non-Apple versions, but that was on CD-ROM and the games were copied to the hard drive.
Yes, I played this game originally on a real Apple IIGS as a child. I actually played the sequel first as it was a Christmas present in 1989 and it got me hooked on RPGs as well as getting me and others to from an AD&D group in early 1990.
So I′m trying to mount some old D&D games, I could really use some help, tried just doing it the same way I did warcraft2 and realized the old D&D games didn′t use CD rom "unless I′m mistaken" can someone please give me a "copy/paste" example to paste at the bottom of my options menu. I know people name their folders differently just looking for an example to go by. FYI I′m mounting my lines in the options menu for automatic start-up rather than typing them in manually not hat it should matter its the same thing right?
Oh God I remember these. Some years ago I ran a sales center on the East coast and one of my first contacts wanted to buy the Pools. I called EA and ask what it I would have to do to become a dealer. I told them what my customer wanted and in 3 days I got it. Along with the full SSI catalog at the time which included all of the AD&D programs. Then some years ago, the full collection was available by Amiga on one CD, at least I think that is who sold it. It was still in DOS and just as good then as the stuff was when new. Love it1
- Release name: 光芒之池, Pool of Radiance – A Forgotten Realms™ Fantasy Role-Playing Epic, Vol. I
- Year: 1988
- Platform: DOS
- Released in: United States
- Genre: Role-Playing (RPG)
- Theme: D&D / AD&D, Dungeon Crawler, Fantasy, Licensed Title, Turn-based
- Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.
- Developer: Strategic Simulations, Inc.
- Perspective: 1st-Person
- Dosbox support – http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?showID=748 – Fully supported on current version