Author Topic: THE SANDMAN: LOVE and MAGIC PD game by Ulrich SCHREITMUELLER  (Read 670 times)

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1995 German graphic text adventure game based on characters from the Neil Gaiman comic book.  This very large game (two full discs!) is easily of commercial quality. In this video I look at the setup menu, the readme file, the background file and finally the intro.

Setup - 0:06 to 0:17
Readme/instruction file - 0:38 to 3:05
Explain (background) file - 3:36 to 6:50
Sandman Intro - 7:33 to 16:04


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd5d2SJC-qY


Dsk file and complete walkthrough solution for the game available here:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=3089


Other links:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandman_(comic_book)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Electric_Monk

https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/the_sandman-love_and_magic.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure_game

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactive_fiction

https://adventuregamers.com/forums/viewthread/648


Some gameplay by s2325 is shown in the YT video below - gameplay starts at the nine minute mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mb_jUKBC2I


Not emulated - original hardware and software

Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
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Oooooh, thanks for the suggestion, I didn't know about this game! :)

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Each day I learn about a game I didn't know, is a good day.

And what a game! I mean, haven't played it obviously to judge whether it's fun etc, but the presentation is very impressive. 1995... Can't help but feel for the guys working so much long past the CPC's shelf life ending!

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"Can't help but feel for the guys working so much long past the CPC's shelf life ending!"


Couldn't agree more and by 95 I assume that, like the UK, all the European CPC mags were gone and therefore no recognition/appreciation of this game and the other games/programs being produced at that time and probably very little distribution (no WWW).
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I was online properly by 1995, but I really don't remember seeing any CPC-related sites...

Now *that* would be an interesting topic!

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"Can't help but feel for the guys working so much long past the CPC's shelf life ending!"

Couldn't agree more and by 95 I assume that, like the UK, all the European CPC mags were gone and therefore no recognition/appreciation of this game and the other games/programs being produced at that time and probably very little distribution (no WWW).

I remember seeing this game on The Electric Monk's GeoCities web site way back in 1997 or 1998 (another blast from the past there!). I think it was one of the first CPC web sites I discovered when I started university.

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I remember seeing this game on The Electric Monk's GeoCities web site way back in 1997 or 1998 (another blast from the past there!). I think it was one of the first CPC web sites I discovered when I started university.

Darn I'd like to see that site... do you remember which neighborhood it was in? I can't find it :(

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Darn I'd like to see that site... do you remember which neighborhood it was in? I can't find it :(

It was http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Alley/1842, and later on, http://www.geocities.com/electricmonk.geo/, but I can't find any working archives of either of these sites online.

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It was http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Alley/1842, and later on, http://www.geocities.com/electricmonk.geo/, but I can't find any working archives of either of these sites online.


There are barely any working archives of Geocities pages these days.

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Thanks for this - I'm going to have a go on it next week after I've had my eye operation.

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The wayback machine has bits of it, it just also archived the site after it got deleted so you have to go to an earlier snapshot:
https://web.archive.org/web/20021212234832/http://www.geocities.com/electricmonk.geo/amsgames.html

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Damn, the archives that *are* working have a snapshot from after it was deleted... So Archive is the best bet, pity about the images :(