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Old 14 May 2011, 04:40   #1
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MISSING: Wilbert's Winter Wonderland

"Wilbert's Winter Wonderland" aka "Magic Forest 3" (Deja Vu AMOS Licenceware #63) by Aaron Fothergill of Shadow Software (circa 1991).
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Old 26 November 2012, 10:32   #2
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"Wilbert's Winter Wonderland" aka "Magic Forest 3" (Deja Vu AMOS Licenceware #63) by Aaron Fothergill of Shadow Software (circa 1991).
With successful finds of "Beetle" and "Cantaloupe" under my belt perhaps I should have a go at tracking this one down.

Will see what I can do.
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Old 26 November 2012, 22:48   #3
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Hehe, thanks. Good luck with that, Rob!
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Old 26 November 2012, 23:49   #4
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Go for it Rob - good luck mate!
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Old 28 November 2012, 15:05   #5
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Ok, let's see what we 'do' know about this...


Game: Wilbert's Winter Wonderland (aka "Magic Forest 3")
Author: Aaron Fothergill
Label: Shadow Software
Disk Info: Deja Vu AMOS Licenceware #63
Reviews: Amiga Power 14 (Jun 1992). Reviewed by Stuart Campbell. It was given a rating of 2/5
Deja Vu Owner (as of 1992): Sandra Sharkey
Deja Vu Address (as of 1992): 25 Park Road, Wigan, Lancs, WN6 7AA
Deja Vu Tel No (as of 1992): 0942 495261

Further reading...

Aaron and Adam Fothergill's web site: http://www.strangeflavour.com/index.html

Unfortunately neither of the above have a copy of the game in their collection.

Screenshot (linked from the AmigaPD interview with Aaron and Adam)...


I'm sure in my searches yesterday I found the name of the lady who ran Deja Vu, but I can't find the info now.


What now?

I've got a few avenues to go from here. I could send a letter to the Deja Vu address and see if I get anything that way. I could also drop Stuart Campbell an email to see if he still has the disk. It's unlikely he does, but worth a try.

Any other suggestions or people/places to try, please let me know.

Cheers!

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Old 28 November 2012, 21:23   #6
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Sandra Shakey...? (I think Amigapd mentioned this)

Most of the Licenseware companies just seem to have disappeared into thin air - there is very little about them, or any other Amiga PD companies on the net at all.

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Old 29 November 2012, 02:15   #7
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Sandra Sharkey...
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Thanks guys! I've added Sandra's details to my info post.

Now, before I attempt to send a letter to the old Deja Vu address, has anyone already done this? I don't want to waste my time if they have.
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Old 29 November 2012, 11:15   #9
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OK. I've just dropped Stuart Campbell an email.

I'm sure he doesn't have this in his collection, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
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I have never written to the Deju Vu address - Iv'e not read about anyone else here writing to them so maybe it's worth a shot Rob.
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I have never written to the Deju Vu address - Iv'e not read about anyone else here writing to them so maybe it's worth a shot Rob.
OK. If I get chance at the weekend I'll get something put together and sent off.
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OK. After a bit of digging I think I've found Sandra on Friends Reunited.

I've dropped her a message, so keep those fingers crossed!
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Thanks, Rob. Here's hoping!
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Old 02 December 2012, 16:00   #14
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Ive email them before and they were very helpful I assume AmigaPD did the same if you do contact them again can you ask them about the AMOS AGA extention x
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Apologies for the lack of updates here. Just before Christmas I experienced "the joys" of redundancy, so have been spending much of my time job hunting.

I think I'm now sorted, so I may have some more time to continue with my investigations.

I can update you a little, though. With regards to Friends Reunited, I've had no reply from Sandra via this method. It's looking like a dead end here.

Looking on 192.com, without an account, it looks like Sandra has moved. I 'think' I've found where to, but will need to look into how much credits cost to purchase before I can view the full address details.

Does anyone here have a full 192.com account?
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Old 10 March 2013, 11:27   #16
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Timelord has mentioned in a number of threads that he has a massive collection of PD titles. I've asked him if he could have a rummage through that lot and report back.

Keep those fingers crossed!
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Slightly off-topic:

I was going through various adventure games and books, starting from the ZX Spectrum, when I came across a pdf book called Adventures on the Spectrum (Mike Gerrard) and upon reading it, I saw this:

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to thank Sandra Sharkey very much indeed for the use
of her photocopier and for her time.
... and got me thinking that I've heard that name before during my (real) Amiga days on numerous occasions. Couldn't figure where then I realised that Sandra is to do with the AMOS PD library and of course Deja Vu Lisenceware. Did a search on the 'net and it brought me to this thread lol.

Anyhow - that's another mystery on my part from the past and confirms I'm not going senile just yet so...

...back on topic: Has there been any further developments? Would be great for this game to be uncovered.
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another review, with screenshots http://read.oldgamemags.com/Multi-fo...).pdf/#page/42
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