• Thieves Guild for the PC

    From Kirkman@VERT/GUARDIAN to All on Sat Nov 27 16:45:28 2021
    Hey guys,

    Last year I saved the Pascal source code to the Atari ST BBS door game "Thieves' Guild," as well as the Turbo Pascal code for a PC port.

    This PC version, though finished, seems never to have been distributed. Worse, the executable that I saved from the author's floppies would not run in DOSBOX, and log files from the same floppy indicated the program was broken in the same way back in 1995.

    Well, recently both Craig Hendricks and I have been able to compile the PC source code and get it running. I am currently testing Thieves' Guild PC on my BBS (guardian.synchro.net) and I believe Craig also has it on his Constructive Chaos BBS.

    Feel free to log in and check it out. On my BBS, it's in Externals > Games.

    --Josh



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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Kirkman on Sun Nov 28 06:07:04 2021
    Re: Thieves Guild for the PC
    By: Kirkman to All on Sat Nov 27 2021 04:45 pm

    Hey guys,

    Last year I saved the Pascal source code to the Atari ST BBS door game "Thieves'
    Guild," as well as the Turbo Pascal code for a PC port.

    This PC version, though finished, seems never to have been distributed. Worse, the
    executable that I saved from the author's floppies would not run in DOSBOX, and log
    files from the same floppy indicated the program was broken in the same way back in
    1995.

    Well, recently both Craig Hendricks and I have been able to compile the PC source c
    and get it running. I am currently testing Thieves' Guild PC on my BBS (guardian.synchro.net) and I believe Craig also has it on his Constructive Chaos BB

    Feel free to log in and check it out. On my BBS, it's in Externals > Games.

    --Josh



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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Which sort of game is it?

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  • From Kirkman@VERT/GUARDIAN to Arelor on Sun Nov 28 09:20:52 2021
    Re: Thieves Guild for the PC
    By: Arelor to Kirkman on Sun Nov 28 2021 06:07 am

    Last year I saved the Pascal source code to the Atari ST BBS door game
    "Thieves' Guild," as well as the Turbo Pascal code for a PC port.

    Thanks for the heads up.
    Which sort of game is it?

    It's a roleplaying adventure game similar in spirit to LORD. But it's also a meta-BBS game, meaning that the frame story is that the player is a BBS user who has been sucked through a portal to another world, and is looking for a way back. If/when any player finds the way back home, the game resets.

    You can get a good feel for the game by reading my blog post from last year: http://breakintochat.com/blog/2020/09/15/thieves-guild-memories/

    --Josh

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