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Old 19-10-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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Feel free to comment and discuss this game here. Also, if you have any useful tips or tricks don't hesitate to share them with us! Thanks!

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Old 19-10-2008, 01:35 PM   #2
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Have the 'ancients' of this game something to do with Lovecraft?
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Old 20-10-2008, 04:50 AM   #3
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No, nothing to do with HP Lovecraft. But it was probably the first RPG I was able to play through, on the C64. I liked the level-up based on real-time albeit primitive combat, and I learned the dark art <g> of saving before gambling, betting all, then saving or rebooting depending on my luck. Made sheeploads of gold that way. Besides, if you win more than three times in a row in the casino, the town guards come after you and you have to fight your way out or get totally rolled of your cash. Vegas house rules I guess.
The lineage of this series begins with Questron 1 and Questron 2 both by SSI (then mostly into wargames like the bombing sim 50 Mission Crush), very similar, with just more primitive graphics. The team later produced Legacy of the Ancients followed by the similar Legend of Blacksilver (which I've never played).
The other point about this: In those days, the manuals and magazines advised using graph paper to map your way in the dungeons. But I always started in the wrong spot and that totally turned me off RPG's. But with the five of this series, I learned to use a Scrabble board (it fit perfectly) to mark the paces, coins to mark the ladders, pits, and treasure. Then I'd transfer each level from the board to actual graph paper.
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Old 20-10-2008, 09:38 AM   #4
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Have the 'ancients' of this game something to do with Lovecraft?
They could also be the "Ancients" from Stargate
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Old 20-10-2008, 10:29 PM   #5
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I'm getting a 403 when i click the link to download the game.

"Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /ramdisk/a31e63ecf35d6be0033d60f840e7e54bf7b9d179be1e8db683 860962632/Legacy of the Ancients.zip on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request."
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Old 20-10-2008, 11:02 PM   #6
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Bugged archive name, apparently. Will fix tomorrow morning if nobody else does that before I'm online.
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Old 21-10-2008, 02:15 AM   #7
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Old 26-10-2008, 02:28 AM   #8
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The C64 version of the game is much better at least the graphics are a little better. They're still basic but at least everything isn't orange
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:10 PM   #9
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This is also one of my first games on the c64 i bought. I watch a friend play it forever as we figured things out. I then went out and bought my own, and have enjoyed it. sorry to say the 64 died a long time ago but I keep my important stuff, you never know when something will come in handy. I probably have a copy of all the dungeons somewhere. My son and I are now having fun playing it and making new ones.

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but this may interest anyone who is going to download or has and did not own or save the obsidian code-disk. I still have one. If you need a copy please e-mail me and i will try and get you a copy.

And yes its primative but a very excellent game. and it has aged well. still as good as I remembered it.
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Old 20-12-2009, 05:14 PM   #10
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Well, Sebatianos, you may not like being wrong, but I'm afraid you are again, Edu-Ware's 'Space' predates this game by nearly 10 years. (Sundog, Starflight, Alternate Reality and quite a few other science fiction CRPG's were released prior to 1987 as well..)
                       
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