The Quest for the Holy Snail (DAAD Edition)

8BitAG.com (2019)
 

Written by Gareth Pitchford & PAWed by The Spud (Scott Denyer)

'Can you, Sir Godfrey de Glastonbury, succeed where many great knights have failed and recover the fabled Holy Snail from the castle guarded by the Bleak Night?'

This page has work-in-progress versions of the The Quest for the Holy Snail (DAAD Edition). The game was originally produced by Delbert the Hamster Software for the ZX Spectrum using PAWs. This 'DAAD Edition' takes the PAWed 2018 CP/M conversion (adapted by Gareth from Scott's original Spectrum code) and runs it through Stefan Vogt's ANTUR transcompiler. The resulting source code has been tweaked further and then compiled as a DAAD text adventure.

You can find out more about DAAD on Stefan's 8-bit.info site. You can read about and download ANTUR from the project's Github page. With ANTUR you are able to take a PAWed game and convert the source code into something you can use to produce a DAAD adventure for the Amstrad CPC, PCW, Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX, PC DOS, Atari ST and Amiga.

All files on this page are work-in-progress and are still being updated and changed, but please feel free to try them out and compare them to the original ZX Spectrum game. Please be aware that these intial versions don't necessarily include auto-loaders so you may need to be familiar with the relevant micro in order to start the game.

 

Downloads:

  • The Quest for the Holy Snail (DAAD Edition) - Commodore 64 Disk version (.d64)
  • The Quest for the Holy Snail (DAAD Edition) - Amstrad CPC Disk version (.dsk)
  • The Quest for the Holy Snail (DAAD Edition) - Amstrad CPC Tape version (.cdt)
  • The Quest for the Holy Snail (DAAD Edition) - ZX Spectrum +3 Disk version (.dsk)
  • The Quest for the Holy Snail (DAAD Edition) - ZX Spectrum Tape version (.tap) / Tape version (.tzx)
  • The Quest for the Holy Snail (DAAD Edition) - ZX Spectrum .Z80 / .SNA
  • The Quest for the Holy Snail (DAAD Edition) - Atari ST Disk version (.st)
  • The Quest for the Holy Snail (DAAD Edition) - Commodore Amiga Disk version (.adf)
  • Tweaked inPAWs source code for the CP/M game (addressing potential conflicts) snail-daad.paw
  • ANTUR-converted and hand-tweaked DAAD source file snail2.SCE
  • Original Spectrum PAWs source code & 2018 CP/M version available here.
 

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