Resurrecting the original ArcVenture series

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Trapper
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Re: Resurrecting the original ArcVenture series

Post by Trapper » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:59 pm

I've just moved my school over to the hosted version of SIMS from Facility CMIS. Their remote app is hopeless! It can take minutes to login, load SIMS and pass the credentials through.

I wish I'd stayed self hosting.

MarkyV
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Re: Resurrecting the original ArcVenture series

Post by MarkyV » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:09 pm

A bit more progress :) - I now have an un-protected version of Arcventure 1 The Romans working under emulation - and also the Vikings demo running in RPCEmu on the Raspberry Pi 3b - Unfortunately my A3000 turned out to be beyond repair without several replacement parts so I think my next step is to find an Archimedes that still works then perhaps re-assemble the AV1 disks in non-protected format and image them.

When I get to that stage I think I will also get in touch with Sherston to to make sure we are clear on the copyright issue before releasing any materials into the wild :)

Mark

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Re: Resurrecting the original ArcVenture series

Post by JonAbbott » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:33 pm

If you're going to the RISC OS London Show, I can image them for you there.

If you could PM me the contact details for Sherston, I'll have a conversation with them about releasing all their Archimedes titles.

MarkyV
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Re: Resurrecting the original ArcVenture series

Post by MarkyV » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:41 pm

Thanks Jon - I don't think I will be able to get out for the show but I should be ok with imaging - if I can get a disc set without the need for reading a zapped sector - that's the main problem at the moment. If I could find network versions that would solve that I think.

I have pinged a msg to the current Sherston owners (bigcleverlearning.com) - but I don't know if I am talking to the right person yet - they have passed me around a bit :) - If I get through to someone who can make decisions I'll let you know their details. If the contracts were the same as mine for other authors it may be that we have to approach each one for the copyright - but I can probably help with that.

Mark

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Re: Resurrecting the original ArcVenture series

Post by MarkyV » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:28 pm

Hi Jon,
Hope you are well - I think we are finally getting there - with the help of Dave Hope I have an unprotected version (and full original pack) of ArcVenture 1,3 and 4 - AV1 works on Arculator, 3 and 4 work on RPCEmu - so maybe a little work still to do - still looking for AV2 The Egyptians pack - I will get a pdfs of all the paperwork sorted and send them over to you once that's done.

Mark

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Re: Resurrecting the original ArcVenture series

Post by MarkyV » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:41 pm

In terms of other Sherston titles - I have spoken with Simon Hosler and unfortunately he doesn't have any of his old discs - he will be chasing his brother about the Aztecs program - I think Dave Hope may have de-protected the Victorians program which I think was Simon's.

As of last month, Sherston is gone - Big Clever Learning seems to have disappeared too so the copyright of programs will revert to their authors. For the ArcVenture series I now have copyright and the trademark so no problem with putting those on the archive once I have sorted them :)

Mark

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Re: Resurrecting the original ArcVenture series

Post by JonAbbott » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:04 pm

That's good news Mark, thanks for the update.

Regards the PDF conversion, I can sort those out for you, if you have 600 dpi scans you can send over. Same goes for any box artwork etc.

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