Comprehend Adventures

Transylvania

PC Archive

This is an unprotected original master disk from our "vault". Unfortunately the PC graphics are all in 4-color CGA format; other computer formats used 16-color graphics earlier, so if you get a chance, check out the DSK version with an Apple emulator.

To run the PC version, double-click on NOVEL.EXE from Windows Explorer. This version is written for DOS, before anything really resembling "multitasking" was used. You started your computer with our disk in the drive, and when you were done and wanted to do something else, you restarted the computer. In Windows 95, you can just press Alt-Enter to view the game screen in a window. You can shut down the game application by clicking the "close" box (the "x" at the top-right corner of the window). You don't have to restart your computer when done.

DSK Archive

This program was distributed on a double-sided disk. Since the disks were double-sided, they were not written to work on a two-disk-drive system. You will sometimes see a prompt that says "Turn your disk over". When that happens, just "load" the other disk in the set.

Use the "side 2" disk to start the game. The Comprehend adventures all "booted" from side two to load the game essentials, then ran most of the program accessing the data on side one.

Transylvania Documentation

Transylvania's packaging included a business card with this information:


ZIN

Grande Necromancer

  Coronations
    Weddings
      Bar Mitzwahs
        Parties
         (miracles extra)

MEMBER WIZARDRY LOCAL 1229

ZIN
999 Winding Path Lane
Just Sing "Some Enchanted Evening"

NO CHEAP TRICKS!

The Crimson Crown

PC Archive

This PC Archive is re-engineered from a production disk. The protection was removed, but you cannot run the game directly. Special thanks to Dave Grebe and Paul David Doherty for the patch. The PC graphics are all in 4-color CGA format; other computer formats used 16-color graphics, so if you get a chance, check out the DSK version with an Apple emulator.

To run the PC version, double-click on NOVEL.BAT from Windows Explorer. You can only run NOVEL.EXE from a floppy disk. The BAT file convinces the system that drive a: is the NOVEL directory. In Windows 95, you can press Alt-Enter to view the game screen in a window. You can shut down the game application by clicking the "close" box (the "x" at the top-right corner of the window). You don't have to restart your computer when done.

After exiting the game, you can restart the computer to make drive a: your floppy disk again, or you can go to the Start menu (or a DOS prompt) and type the following line:

subst a: /d

DSK Archive

This program was distributed on a double-sided disk. Since the disks were double-sided, they were not written to work on a two-disk-drive system. You will sometimes see a prompt that says "Turn your disk over". When that happens, just "load" the other disk in the set.

Use the "side 2" disk to start the game. The Comprehend adventures all "booted" from side two to load the game essentials, then ran most of the program accessing the data on side one.

Crimson Crown Documentation

Crimson Crown's packaging included a parchment with the following three riddles, which are needed when you find the Gryphon:

UNTO THINE EYES ALONE

Hands I do not have, yet I grasp so tight.
I love darkness, my enemy is light.
Both the mighty and low know me well,
For in the hearts of men do I dwell!

I wonder as I wander: where am I?
I shed tears, yet I cannot cry,
I trek but cannot walk, swim, or fly,
I am born to die. Say, what am I?

I am, I'm not. I visit young and old,
Some I make timid and some I make bold,
Unwise is the one who pokes fun at me.
Beware, for I am a shadow of thee.

The Coveted Mirror

DSK Archive

This program was distributed on a double-sided disk. Since the disks were double-sided, they were not written to work on a two-disk-drive system. You will sometimes see a prompt that says "Turn your disk over". When that happens, just "load" the other disk in the set.

Use the "side 2" disk to start the game. The Comprehend adventures all "booted" from side two to load the game essentials, then ran most of the program accessing the data on side one.

Oo-Topos

PC Archive

This is an unprotected original master disk from our "vault". The PC graphics are all in 4-color CGA format; other computer formats used 16-color graphics earlier, so if you get a chance, check out the DSK version with an Apple emulator.

To run the PC version, double-click on NOVEL.EXE from Windows Explorer. This version is written for DOS, before anything really resembling "multitasking" was used. You started your computer with our disk in the drive, and when you were done and wanted to do something else, you restarted the computer. In Windows 95, you can just press Alt-Enter to view the game screen in a window. You can shut down the game application by clicking the "close" box (the "x" at the top-right corner of the window). You don't have to restart your computer when done.

DSK Archive

This program was distributed on a double-sided disk. Since the disks were double-sided, they were not written to work on a two-disk-drive system. You will sometimes see a prompt that says "Turn your disk over". When that happens, just "load" the other disk in the set.

Use the "side 2" disk to start the game. The Comprehend adventures all "booted" from side two to load the game essentials, then ran most of the program accessing the data on side one.

Talisman, Challenging the Sands of Time

PC Archive

This PC Archive is re-engineered from a production disk. The protection was removed, but you cannot run the game directly. Special thanks to Dave Grebe and Paul David Doherty for the patch. The PC graphics are all in 4-color CGA format; other computer formats used 16-color graphics, so if you get a chance, check out the DSK version with an Apple emulator.

To run the PC version, double-click on NOVEL.BAT from Windows Explorer. You can only run NOVEL.EXE from a floppy disk. The BAT file convinces the system that drive a: is the NOVEL directory. In Windows 95, you can press Alt-Enter to view the game screen in a window. You can shut down the game application by clicking the "close" box (the "x" at the top-right corner of the window). You don't have to restart your computer when done.

After exiting the game, you can restart the computer to make drive a: your floppy disk again, or you can go to the Start menu (or a DOS prompt) and type the following line:

subst a: /d

Talisman Documentation

Talisman's packaging includes an "Arabian Express" credit card looking roughly like this:

         +-----------------------------------+
         |          ARABIAN EXPRESS          |
         |                                   |
         |    RJ8906               TA3756    |
         |                                   |
         |  VALID DATES                      |
         |  9/480 THRU 9/481                 |
         |                                   |
         |  XERXES                           |
         +-----------------------------------+

It also includes an advertisement leaflet from Muhammad's Market, containing the following two ads for flying carpets:

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practical in every way. Soft sand    crafted by Murphy's of Mecca,
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art looking to save some Darics,     Richly-colored with a variety of
this is the only way to fly!         designs. Adorned with 4" fringe.
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                                     flights -- takes you everywhere
                                     hands free!
                                     CP 65013 DeLuxe Carpet  99 Darics

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