This is a TRS-80 adventure by Greg Hassett. It can be played on a TRS-80
emulator, such as Jeff Vavasour's IBM PC Model I emulator (available from
oak.oakland.edu in /pub/msdos/emulators), or on a TRS-80 Model I. (It may
also work on a TRS-80 Model III, or Model IV in III mode, but I haven't
tested it). If its extension is CMD it is a machine-language program,
if BAS a Level II BASIC program.
Greg Hassett's adventures are similar to Scott Adams': two-word commands
and fiendish puzzles. His BASIC games are fairly simple, but the machine
language games are far more challenging. Greg Hassett was best-known
back in the days of the TRS-80 for having written his first adventure when
he was 13.
These games save and load to cassette tape. If you are using a TRS-80
emulator, chances are you don't have a "virtual cassette" option. You
can, however, save the game quite effectively simply by saving the entire
"image" of the running emulated TRS-80; on the registered version of
Vavasour's TRS-80 emulator this is available by pressing F3. Other emulators
may have a similar feature.
Greg Hassett can be found on COMPUSERVE, at the Internet address:
email@example.com. However, he does not have any copies of
his games nor any hints to give out. He has agreed to release these
games into the public domain.
- David Librik