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Old 12-01-2009, 05:16 AM   #61
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Wow seems like an in-joke/easter egg? Never noticed that myself to be honest.
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Old 29-10-2009, 03:20 AM   #62

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Hello again guys! Thanks for helping me get the game to work last time

Unfortunately, I think I have a new problem.

Sort of Spoilers:

Has anyone else ever had this problem too?

Resolved: Never mind guys I've figured it out. It turns out that the culprit was a corrupt save game! Thank you though. I hope that this helps anyone in the future. It's a good idea to backup not only normally but also at what you figure are important key points. Although I still have a good backup to continue, if I hadn't, I'd have to start over.

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Old 31-05-2010, 04:36 PM   #63
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JAPO posted here a long time ago that he downloaded it because it was from Microprose. I did the same. I have never seen a bad Microprose game going all the way back to their Commodore 64 games!

Let's face it, Microprose means download on this site as far as I am concerned!
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:01 AM   #64
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Dragonsphere will be available for free from GOG.com soon...

EDIT: Well, it was not available from GOG.com yet when I posted this yesterday, Frodo...

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Old 05-05-2011, 10:49 AM   #65
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Dragonsphere will be available for free from GOG.com soon...
It's available from GOG NOW!
Please click on the baby dragon eggs to help them grow -

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Old 05-05-2011, 04:59 PM   #66
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Is this game suggested ? Is a good adventure ? Never heard of it.
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:22 PM   #67
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Default GOG version/iso

If you are like me and don't like GOG's installers/like to keep your dos folder tidy, this is for you. I have stripped and uploaded the GOG (free) Iso version in plain cd format here:


Unpack to your dos directory and run dragon.bat in dosbox. It will mount the cd and play the game, all without having to run GOG's installer nonsense.

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Old 07-05-2011, 08:30 AM   #68
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One of my favorites.
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Old 26-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #69
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Got to this thread via Googling for "73766,347" in hopes of finding out what it was.

After a bit more poking around, I think I've found it (and so I thought I'd post it here, to help future searchers):
It's the CompuServe address of Matt Gruson, one of the creators of the game.

In the mid-90s, CompuServe user IDs fit that numerical pattern, and there's a direct reference to it being his in the README for some shareware he worked on.

A web search shows references to this number in "Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender" and a config file of "Ripley's Believe It or Not!: The Riddle of Master Lu". Sure enough, he worked on both of those.

So, yeah, it's an Easter egg--"here's contact info for one of the developers."
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:10 AM   #70

Yeah I just played this because it showed up on the game bookshelf on gog.com for free. It was good! Felt like plenty of effort was put into completing it. Not rough around the edges.

Word of warning: gog provides supplemental pdfs including a "prince callash examination paper". It's actually necessary to read that.

It also contains a game manual. I read the manual halfway through the game and found exactly three things I didn't already know:

1. Double-click "look" for a description of the room overall. This can help you focus on what the game considers important about the room.
2. Click both mouse buttons at once for main menu.
3. Space bar speeds up walking. Sometimes. When it feels like working. It's better than nothing.

So if you know those things, don't bother with the manual. Just read the examination paper.

And there is a scar on some character somewhere. That's not a spoiler -- it's a detail you are expected to observe, but that expectation is unreasonable given Dragonsphere's graphics. So watch for an off-color pixel that might be a scar.
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