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Palace of Sand X 1.0

Classic text-adventure game.

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License / Price:
Shareware / $10.00
Last Updated:
2010-07-09
Operating System:
Mac OS X
Publisher:
Fred Hope

Description of Palace of Sand X 1.0

BSEditor: hat name sounds familiar...

Back in the ’90s, my mom, known online as Lucy24, wrote several text-Adventure games: Grey Tower, Palace of Sand, Muddy Water, and so forth. They are known colloquially as Lucy's Games. You can see and download them all on her site. However, these games were compiled for the Classic MacOS and thus won’t run natively in OS X, and won’t run at all on Intel Macs.

That’s where I come in. I’ve ported two of her games, Grey Tower and Palace of Sand, to Mac OS X. By “ported,” I simply mean that I created idential Versions of the games for OS X. Specifically, I created an application using Cocoa, a Mac OS X API; copied over all of the images and sounds; and went through each game’s code (written with FutureBASIC Many Years Ago), retyping it as Objective C and Cocoa code.

My mom originally wrote these games in 1996. I made Grey Tower X in spring and summer 2005, though it wasn’t released until the beginning of 2006. I completed and released Palace of Sand X in March 2007.

Rather than have two different websites about basically the same games, I’ll leave my mom’s site to talk about the games themselves. The latest download links can be found here, however.

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
Platform: PowerPC / Intel

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