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Short:rethinking the Colossal Cave adventure
Author:Chris Newall
Uploader:amitrans narod ru (aGGreSSor/CPU)
Type:game/text
Version:c1.001a
Requires:topaz.font
Architecture:ppc-amigaos >= 4.0.0
Date:2020-06-28
Download:http://aminet.net/game/text/Chimaera.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/game/text/Chimaera.readme
Downloads:92
A highly unusual "infinite" adventure game written by Chris Newall. 

Colossal Cave was great fun but it had one major drawback - it was finite; you
could eventually achieve a perfect score, become an Adventurer Grandmaster and
that was that. It might take many months to achieve perfection, but once you had
done it what was left? You could hang around the office enjoying the struggles
of Novice Class Adventurers, perhaps dropping the occasion hint to help them on
their way or you could get on with real life - such as it is.

Chris Newall decided that it would be fun to try to write an adventure program
which resembled real life in its scope and unpredictability.

The result, Chimaera, was first conceived in 1983 and implemented in Fortran in
January 1984. For over a decade Chimaera version 1.113 [Fortran] languished in
the archives until a meeting with an old and valued friend early in 2002
stimulated Chris to revisit the program. 

Chris Newall decided to recode it in ANSI C and the present program Chimaera
version c1.001 is the result.

INSTALLATION

- Copy Topaz.font and Topaz drawer to your FONTS:
- Click on the icon "Chimaera" in Workbench
- Enjoy!

GRATITUDE

- Chris Newall for excellent game
- Mike Arnautov collection for saving these valuable sources
- Sebastian Bauer for adtools GNU toolchain for AmigaOS	



Contents of game/text/Chimaera.lha
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[unknown]                  946    1857  50.9% -lh5- 0d76 Jun  8 21:48 chimaera.readme
[unknown]                 3551    8035  44.2% -lh5- c9a6 Jul 12  2002 Chimaera/Author.html
[unknown]                  539    1100  49.0% -lh5- 3033 Jun  8 21:05 Chimaera/Chimaera
[unknown]                61493  180922  34.0% -lh5- 30c7 Jun  8 16:04 Chimaera/Chimaera.exe
[unknown]                 4937    6759  73.0% -lh5- a094 Jun  8 21:08 Chimaera/Chimaera.info
[unknown]                   93    1564   5.9% -lh5- 692d Aug  5  2004 Chimaera/fonts/Topaz.font
[unknown]                 1791    4064  44.1% -lh5- 6c23 Aug  5  2004 Chimaera/fonts/Topaz/11_Amiga-1251
[unknown]                 1573    3292  47.8% -lh5- c232 Aug  5  2004 Chimaera/fonts/Topaz/8_Amiga-1251
[unknown]                 1968    4124  47.7% -lh5- 09a1 Aug  5  2004 Chimaera/fonts/Topaz/9_Amiga-1251
[unknown]                44469  178509  24.9% -lh5- e881 Jun  8 16:03 Chimaera/src/chimaera.c
[unknown]                 8681   31407  27.6% -lh5- 7d1e Jun  8 16:04 Chimaera/src/chimaera.h
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