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Old 13 October 2017, 21:48   #1
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Need help with Fish Disk game..... Clue

Greetings fellow Amigans and G'day from the land of Oz.

A bit new to the Amiga scene. I'm acting like a big kid in a toy store with my brand new old A500 with 1mb Chip Mod, ACA500+ and GotekUSB. Brings back so many childhood memories .

I'm having an issue with the Fish Disk 45 lha archive from Aminet. There's a small Workbench 1.3 mini game on it called 'Clue' which when run from the CLI displays the message "unable to open board.lo4". This happens both on my REAL A500 as well as in WinUAE. I can verify that this file is in the same directory as the executable and all files/folders are as they appear in the Dish Disk lha itself.

I can't see any reason that it shouldnt find and load this file. If anyone remembers this little game, did you have the same issue? How was this solved?

Perhaps someone can test this in UAE to reproduce the issue.

Any help would be much appreciated as this little gem of a game wasted hours of my childhood away .
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Old 13 October 2017, 21:52   #2
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Maybe it's searching for file on disk in DF0: which should also have correct label.
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Old 13 October 2017, 23:15   #3
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I've just downloaded the Clue.lha and unpacked on my HD.

Runs fine from CLI once in the Clue directory.

I couldn't find the disk mentioned in my quick search

Disk found but only contains the same as the LHA

So you need to boot WB and then run the Clue file.

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Old 13 October 2017, 23:52   #4
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Works fine here too. ADF attached if you still having problems.

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Old 14 October 2017, 00:42   #5
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Runs fine from CLI once in the Clue directory.
Hmmm, I didn't think to change directory first. I just used the path to the executable file. This indeed worked.


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Thanks for the replies guys.

I've managed to get the game to run under Workbench 3.1 (using my ACA500+). Sadly this isn't the game I was thinking of . Perhaps a moderator should move this thread to the relevent "help me find....." area?

I'm pretty sure the game I'm looking for was also called Clue, but was a bit less of a Cluedo clone than the one above. It was a Workbench 1.3 game that ran in a inside WB, rather than on its own board/screen - think white text etc on blue background. It was purely text based as well - no images. While it was somewhat'Cluedo-esque' like the above game and had an ASCII art-ish map of the house etc, there was no 'board' as such or pieces to move. The player would essentially interview the suspects until they had enough information to accuse the potential murderer. I would imagine that this was a public domain game, but as I was a kid the last time I played it (20 odd years ago), PD vs commercial didn't mean much to me at the time.

I've been looking for this game since I bought my new-old amiga, and it has remained illusive among the many Cluedo clones out there.

If anyone can find this game/minigame, or knows anything that might help pinpoint it, I'd be very greatful.



Cheers guys.

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Floppy disk Silica Public Domain Disk 2 - Classic Card & Board Games (19xx)(Silica)(PD) have some PD version of Clue
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Perhaps a moderator should move this thread to the relevent "help me find....." area?
Welcome to EAB my antipodean brother

...sure, I can move this thread to the Looking for a game name ? section if you so wish?
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Welcome to EAB my antipodean brother

...sure, I can move this thread to the Looking for a game name ? section if you so wish?
That would be great. Thanks.


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Floppy disk Silica Public Domain Disk 2 - Classic Card & Board Games (19xx)(Silica)(PD) have some PD version of Clue
Thanks, but please read my last post. The game I'm after is definitely not a clone of the Cluedo clone called 'Clue' mentioned above. There are fundamental differences and despite the name, it is a different game altogether - albeit loosely based on the same premise.


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Old 14 October 2017, 01:45   #9
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The game I'm after is definitely not a clone of the Cluedo clone called 'Clue' mentioned above. There are fundamental differences and despite the name, it is a different game altogether - albeit loosely based on the same premise.
Is it this PD version of "Clue", which was released on a magazine coverdisk?

http://amr.abime.net/issue_33_coverdisks

http://amr.abime.net/issue_480_coverdisks
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Old 14 October 2017, 03:43   #10
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That's the same version as on Aminet - which is the wrong one
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Old 14 October 2017, 06:48   #11
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That's the same version as on Aminet - which is the wrong one
I can indeed confirm this. There is also a game called "The Clue" which is (I think) a similar - albeit possibly commercial(?) - Cluedo clone as the one above, just in case anyone was thinking of that.

There is also "Clue: Master Detective" which is pretty much the same as above.

I don't know how many Cluedo clones I've fired up so far while looking for this game that's less like Cluedo than virtually every one I've tried.

Somehow I figure that the moment anyone can find a clue-like game that doesn't have pieces on a board and is purely text-based, that will probably be it, since I haven't found any text-based ones - only clones with a board and pieces etc.

[EDIT]

Just so there's no confusion. The interface of the game shares more in common graphically with this:



than it does with this:


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That would be great. Thanks.
Done and added "Clue" to the thread title
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Old 16 October 2017, 14:41   #13
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Floppy disk

So I'm guessing nobody rememers this little game? The thread seems to have . Oh well. Was worth a try. Cheers guys.
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