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The famous five
« on: 22:27, 12 December 11 »
When I was growing up I used to love The famous five. One day we were bought the game for the Amstrad (Can't remember why). After a few screens the holidays were suddenly over the game ended, this happened every.damn.time. My dad sent it back and we got another copy! Which also didn't work! Last week I looked for it online and found ALL versions with graphics rather than just text had the same problem, which to me seems a bit of a critical error! I was just wondering if anyone knew why it did this?

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Re: The famous five
« Reply #1 on: 05:30, 13 December 11 »
Sounds like a Spectrum port - sadly.
 
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Re: The famous five
« Reply #2 on: 11:42, 13 December 11 »
I grew up thinking we were unlucky, but when I looked for it online the description said 'although we have the graphic and text versions, the graphic version doesn't let you get far without the game suddenly finishing. all copies with graphics did this' which I couldn't believe! Daft, even for the history of Amstrad games.

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Re: The famous five
« Reply #3 on: 03:50, 14 December 11 »
You know what, I remember the exact same thing happening, and wondering at the time 'what the hell is going on here' !!
 
I must have bashed my mind in thinking am i doing something wrong, and tried to do everything different etc etc.....
 
Poor form indeed.
 
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Re: The famous five
« Reply #4 on: 11:04, 14 December 11 »
Pity I never had that game...It would have been the first and only game I have ever managed to finish!  :laugh:

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Re: The famous five
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Re: The famous five
« Reply #6 on: 01:10, 15 December 11 »
Pity I never had that game...It would have been the first and only game I have ever managed to finish!  :laugh:

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It would say just 'the summer holidays are over, you have to leave before having any adventures' or some such. Basically not the proper end, just the one you should get if you take too long.

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Re: The famous five
« Reply #7 on: 01:10, 15 December 11 »
You know what, I remember the exact same thing happening, and wondering at the time 'what the hell is going on here' !!
 
I must have bashed my mind in thinking am i doing something wrong, and tried to do everything different etc etc.....
 
Poor form indeed.


Same, tried everything a dozen times, didn't work. It had a nice box though......that's about it.

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Re: The famous five
« Reply #8 on: 01:50, 15 December 11 »
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=855

this one ?

Cool game, runs under FutureOS. Must have been one of the first compatible games :-)
 
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Re: The famous five
« Reply #9 on: 05:24, 15 December 11 »

Same, tried everything a dozen times, didn't work. It had a nice box though......that's about it.

 
We must have been doing something wrong, look at this map:
 
http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=plan&num=855
 
hmm, maybe time for a re-play?
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Re: The famous five
« Reply #10 on: 18:09, 15 December 11 »
Just thought I would add, I'm sure Amstrad Action gave this game away around 1992, think it was a text only version though but it might be worth checking in case it was the full one you never know it might have been fixed?
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Re: The famous five
« Reply #11 on: 19:42, 15 December 11 »

The text only version works, then one with some graphics doesn't, it was a known bug that was never fixed as far as I can find.
 

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Re: The famous five
« Reply #12 on: 19:55, 15 December 11 »
Had totally missed that; loved the books, and the gfx look really pretty. Looks like it's got a decent-sized map, too! Shame about the bug...
Maybe the good guys who make us proud all the time her could rip it apart?

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Re: The famous five
« Reply #13 on: 01:29, 17 December 11 »
Had totally missed that; loved the books, and the gfx look really pretty. Looks like it's got a decent-sized map, too! Shame about the bug...
Maybe the good guys who make us proud all the time her could rip it apart?


Could be tricky, sounds like a major bug. The text version works perfectly well, I got a fair way through then got bored really.

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Re: The famous five
« Reply #14 on: 11:44, 17 December 11 »
Could be a simple one though, like a forking mistake in the scenario...

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Re: The famous five
« Reply #15 on: 11:05, 13 August 18 »
Just thought I would add, I'm sure Amstrad Action gave this game away around 1992, think it was a text only version though but it might be worth checking in case it was the full one you never know it might have been fixed?
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