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    Captain Blood

    Did anyone else play Captain Blood back in the Amiga days?

    This was a game I was hooked on at the time, not least because it's music score was by the famous musician Jean Michel Jarre who I had become a big fan of at the time! I even managed to eventually complete the game which felt like a huge achievement at the time.

    I've just written a review on the site if any of you are interested in reading it. The biggest feature of this game, apart from the great music, was the icon driven communication system you used to communicate with the inhabitants of each planet you visited. A great and complex game of space based detective work.

    Playing the later game of Dune by Cryo many may instantly notice it has a similar feel to Captain Blood in terms of control and design. This is because Cryo was founded by Exxos, the developer of Captain Blood.

    Also at the time of it's release I owned the Atari ST version (and later the Amiga version). I discovered that the Atari ST version had an open file structure and that all of the in game music was stored in standard sound sample files. This allowed us to load the music into an ST or Acorn Archimedes Sound Sampling program so we could listen to the music outside of the game.

    If you haven't played a classic game in years, it's never too late to start!


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    Never heard of that one. I just had a look at the screenshots and it looks rather complex and difficult, especially if you have no manual.

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    It's not actually that complex once you start playing it. But I will stick the text version of the manual on the site tonight just in case you fancy trying it out at some point.

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    I played captain blood it it was awsome.

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    I just read this post know,

    I played Captain Blood in Atari St in 89 i think. I played it later with winuae.
    I found it fantastic.

    I have the Captain Blood PDF PRE Story of the game. Tells what happend before the game.

    Did you know Blood was a programmer, and he was creating a full galaxy system called Captain Bllod , he was at his home, and when it was done he insert the commands :
    edit...compile...run
    and then ... the monitor went blank for a moment and.... then, he was inside the ARK...

    I think the story is part of the original Box.
    You should read it. If you want give your email i send you the pdf.

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    That PDF would be great to include on the site on the game's page. If you can email it to me I will include it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison View Post
    That PDF would be great to include on the site on the game's page. If you can email it to me I will include it.

    It's in your mail box !
    Cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiago View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison View Post
    That PDF would be great to include on the site on the game's page. If you can email it to me I will include it.

    It's in your mail box !
    Cheers

    I found a larger document, full story about Captain Blood. I didn't remember this one, this one is fantastic.

    "The Ark According to Captain Blood.doc"

    I will put in your mail box this one too.
    cheers
    Last edited by Tiago; 23rd August 2007 at 12:14. Reason: Double posting - posts have been automerged

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    Great. Just received them.

    I will add them to the site today.

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    OK, I've now added the two documents to the site. You can see them here.

    I've added the classicamiga cover page to both. I also had to edit the novel quite a bit as the OCR software used to scan the original created a lot of messed my words. I think I worked it all out though.

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    Great Work !!
    I'll see if i get more stuff

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