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Old 22 October 2020, 02:37   #1
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Moria V3 for the Amiga

I am sure this has been discussed numerous times on the forum but I just wanted to share my delight at finding a copy of the 'Roguelike' PD disk by K-RAM for the game Moria V3. The disk was faulty but I managed to rebuild all the contents and now have a working copy plus ADF images.


The game 'Rogue' was pretty much the first of its type. The game Moria followed quickly in its footsteps and became a classic. I am so pleased I finally got a copy and can now enjoy what was in truth the early days of
computer 'dungeon' based open spacial games. The game may seem crude and simplistic, but it has all the ingrediants of games way more complex.


Like I say I am sure this has been discussed previously and no doubt tucked away in the sites archives are copies of the disk. It came out on a number of PD disks. I just never found one in my years searching.


'This version of Moria is based on the excellent BSD UNIX C port by James E Wilson of UC Berkeley, which in turn is based on the original 4.8 VMS Pascal sources written by Robert Koeneke, James Todd, Gary McAdoo and others at the University of Oklahoma.'

https://www.scuzzscink.com/amiga/scu...ber20_2101.htm
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There's also this version: http://aminet.net/package/game/role/Moria_gfx_1.2 which is similar and is supported for saved game editing by http://aminet.net/package/game/edit/MCE

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@scuzz; so where can one download this fixed "Moria V3" as an .ADF?
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Moria is bit of a hard act to follow....not only on Amiga, but across the myriad of platforms that have been supported over the years dating back to the game's Pascal roots on VAX workstations. It's partly the reason why I've been putting off creating a HOL entry for a good few years now. Anyway, you can d/l Moria V3.0 (based on UMoria V4.85), amongst others, from the FTP server:

https://is.gd/8mmXOl

The latest version of Moria for the Amiga, however, is UMoria V5.5.x. This Moria history doc details the different versions across platforms reasonably well, and - if you and others are interested - there appears to be more up-to-date info. in the Wiki entry.

https://is.gd/K0nH0k
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@DoubleD
Moria is bit of a hard act to follow....not only on Amiga, but across the myriad of platforms that have been supported over the years dating back to the game's Pascal roots on VAX workstations. It's partly the reason why I've been putting off creating a HOL entry for a good few years now. Anyway, you can d/l Moria V3.0 (based on UMoria V4.85), amongst others, from the FTP server:

https://is.gd/8mmXOl
Thanks.

What threw me is that scuzz talks about:

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I just wanted to share my delight at finding a copy of the 'Roguelike' PD disk by K-RAM for the game Moria V3. The disk was faulty but I managed to rebuild all the contents and now have a working copy plus ADF images.
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I just never found one in my years searching.
...so made it sound like it's nowhere to be found, or if so, broken.

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The latest version of Moria for the Amiga, however, is UMoria V5.5.x. This Moria history doc details the different versions across platforms reasonably well, and - if you and others are interested - there appears to be more up-to-date info. in the Wiki entry.

https://is.gd/K0nH0k
Ah ok.
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What threw me is that scuzz talks about:
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I just wanted to share my delight at finding a copy of the 'Roguelike' PD disk by K-RAM for the game Moria V3. The disk was faulty but I managed to rebuild all the contents and now have a working copy plus ADF images.
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I just never found one in my years searching.
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...so made it sound like it's nowhere to be found, or if so, broken.
Moria has always been PD and was uploaded on many a BBS and distributed by many PD houses back in the day, so it's not really obscure on the Amiga.

I imagine Scuzz got excited over finding a physical copy of Moria V3.0 (the first Amiga release IIRC) on a PD disk, that's all. Probably a rarity in the UK, but perhaps less so in the U.S. where the Amiga developers resided.
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