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Manhunter (Fan) Website.

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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby notbobsmith » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:18 pm

Probably the only one in existence. Interesting interviews with the creators. I think he jumps to a few conclusion in the game summaries though. It was a long time ago, but I think this page (or a previous incarnation of it) was where I first learned that the third game was supposed to take place in London. There are two posters in the Cable Car Barn of Manhunter 2. The first was the cover of the first game. I never could figure out what the second one was supposed to be. It was only after learning that London was planned for Manhunter 3 did I recognize the poster as Tower Bridge.

One thing I still don't understand is why they changed the Orbs (or at least introduced a new Orb species) in Manhunter 2.
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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby Tawmis » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:02 pm

Was combing the web - and noticed this site no longer existed. :(

So I used the archive.org site to pull it up. Found the owner.

Asked their permission to host the site (since there wasn't any crazy amount of code or anything). Got their permission.

So now, it's hosted on LarryLaffer.net as one of the many pages on there...

http://larrylaffer.net/exxxtras/the-manhunter-shrine/
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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby Collector » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:19 pm

Nice. The two links go through the Wayback, but they are still active sites, so you may want to link to them directly. You might also want to link to http://www.evryware.com site.
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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby Tawmis » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:44 pm

Collector wrote:Nice. The two links go through the Wayback, but they are still active sites, so you may want to link to them directly. You might also want to link to http://www.evryware.com site.


Yeah. I still need to go through all the images as well. They all still link back to Wayback - but I have all the images saved and uploaded - I just need to change their reference point (which will take some time).
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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby Collector » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:33 am

Feel free to link the page to the "Also See" sections of the Manhunter pages on the Wiki.
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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby Tawmis » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:58 am

Collector wrote:Feel free to link the page to the "Also See" sections of the Manhunter pages on the Wiki.


Will do! I need to clone myself so I can do all these things I have planned, but never seem to have time for because I have my hands - no, each of my fingers - in a different idea-cookie jar. :? :|
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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby notbobsmith » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:15 pm

Nice work. It's a shame to see the page go. It probably was the only Manhunter resource out there. I noticed that the game history page seems to be missing.

And it is amazing that Evryware is still around after all this time.
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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby Tawmis » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:13 pm

notbobsmith wrote:Nice work. It's a shame to see the page go. It probably was the only Manhunter resource out there. I noticed that the game history page seems to be missing.
And it is amazing that Evryware is still around after all this time.


Nice catch! I found it and added it -
http://larrylaffer.net/non-lsl-games/th ... r-history/

Still need to fix all the images and such, because they still point to Wayback.

And even more surprising is - Evryware is responsible for "Ancient Art of War" - when I wasn't play Sierra games, I was playing that game _to death._ That an Ancient Art of War At Sea (which I think they did also...) So... weird how that worked out. Did not know then - that they were the same people who made Manhunter. I don't think I found that out until about 10 years ago, as a matter of fact.
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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby notbobsmith » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:37 am

Very good.

I never played "Ancient Art of War", but I knew of it from a Broderbund catalog. I don't think I knew at the time that it was a classic. But Sierra mentioned that the Murrays developed AAoW on Manhunter promotional materials. It's on the back cover of Manhunter: New York. So I guess they thought it was a big enough deal to mention.
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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby Tawmis » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:45 pm

notbobsmith wrote:Very good.
I never played "Ancient Art of War", but I knew of it from a Broderbund catalog. I don't think I knew at the time that it was a classic. But Sierra mentioned that the Murrays developed AAoW on Manhunter promotional materials. It's on the back cover of Manhunter: New York. So I guess they thought it was a big enough deal to mention.


It's a very fun game (Ancient Ar of War) - you move units around, and then zoom in when the battle happens and watch it (control it). Ancient Art of War at Sea, took that and kicked it up a notch. These were fantastic games that held my attention for hours. lol

I used DOSBox to launch them and capture some screenshots that I splattered all over the "History" of Manhunter. Including Sierra Championship Boxing. :) This was the game responsible for sort of getting me into programming ideas... My friend had a computer before I did, and there was a text adventure game called "Raaka-tu" (you can play it online here) which I fell in love with... (this is dating myself)... My friend Shawn - his dad was really into computers back then - and showed us a "new game" that had come out - from this game called "Sierra" called Sierra Championship Boxing. Totally loved this game... and made me go home and made my own "boxing game" (which is ironic now, as I am not a fan at all of any type of boxing, smash you in the face, actual sports), using the code I learned from Raaka-tu and made a game, that essentially kept a player's health in the upper left and right corner, while scrolling a ton of commands, you press a button to stop - and it does that action. "Player 1 hits Player 2 for 2 damage", "Player 1 steps back and rests against the ropes, regains 2 health", etc etc - until one of the players reached a health of 0.

Like a month or so later, Shawn's father showed us "King's Quest" and how it had to be booted from a disk, only had four colors (so weird, because I can't find this version anywhere)... and thus, my passion for Sierra Games truly began.
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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby notbobsmith » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:06 pm

I think the first game I had for our Tandy 1000 was "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego". It had only 128k RAM to start, which limited what I could play. I also had "F-15 Strike Eagle". A little later, we added 256k more RAM which led to Starflight and my first Sierra game, PQ1, among others.

I never got that much into programming. I used to take home computer magazines home from the local library and copy the BASIC programs they had in there. I dabbled a little on my own but never really got too far. In high school I took a course in Apple BASIC. Then I took a few courses in C/C++ in college (and one in FORTRAN!). It was kind of fun, but I'm probably only one step up from "Hello world."
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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby Tawmis » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:20 pm

notbobsmith wrote:I think the first game I had for our Tandy 1000 was "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego". It had only 128k RAM to start, which limited what I could play. I also had "F-15 Strike Eagle". A little later, we added 256k more RAM which led to Starflight and my first Sierra game, PQ1, among others.

I never got that much into programming. I used to take home computer magazines home from the local library and copy the BASIC programs they had in there. I dabbled a little on my own but never really got too far. In high school I took a course in Apple BASIC. Then I took a few courses in C/C++ in college (and one in FORTRAN!). It was kind of fun, but I'm probably only one step up from "Hello world."


What Tandy did you have? My first one was Tandy 1000SX... No hard drive, no high density drive. I think the first computer game I officially owned myself was King's Quest IV...

Hah! I did COBAL (COBOL?), Pascal and FORTRAN (and BASIC) in College... and I am probably not much further than "Hello World" myself... My programs could have probably been compressed with better knowledge of coding. :lol:
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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby notbobsmith » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:23 pm

Tawmis wrote:
notbobsmith wrote:I think the first game I had for our Tandy 1000 was "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego". It had only 128k RAM to start, which limited what I could play. I also had "F-15 Strike Eagle". A little later, we added 256k more RAM which led to Starflight and my first Sierra game, PQ1, among others.

I never got that much into programming. I used to take home computer magazines home from the local library and copy the BASIC programs they had in there. I dabbled a little on my own but never really got too far. In high school I took a course in Apple BASIC. Then I took a few courses in C/C++ in college (and one in FORTRAN!). It was kind of fun, but I'm probably only one step up from "Hello world."


What Tandy did you have? My first one was Tandy 1000SX... No hard drive, no high density drive. I think the first computer game I officially owned myself was King's Quest IV...

Hah! I did COBAL (COBOL?), Pascal and FORTRAN (and BASIC) in College... and I am probably not much further than "Hello World" myself... My programs could have probably been compressed with better knowledge of coding. :lol:


Just a Tandy 1000. The original. No suffix. DOS 2.11, 4.77 MHz 8088 processor and no hard drive. It did have, however, a 16 color monitor *and* dual 360k 5.25" floppy drives. That was really great for Sierra games. Game disk goes in A:, save disk goes in B:. It's still sitting in my parents basement for years now. Certainly not the best environment. The last time it was powered up was the late 90s, early 2000s. It was giving me problems though. It would randomly lock-up which it never did before, so I think some of the RAM was going bad. I'm scared to power it up now. I don't want to acknowledge the fact that it's probably a brick.
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Re: Manhunter (Fan) Website.

Postby Tawmis » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:49 pm

notbobsmith wrote:Just a Tandy 1000. The original. No suffix. DOS 2.11, 4.77 MHz 8088 processor and no hard drive. It did have, however, a 16 color monitor *and* dual 360k 5.25" floppy drives. That was really great for Sierra games. Game disk goes in A:, save disk goes in B:. It's still sitting in my parents basement for years now. Certainly not the best environment. The last time it was powered up was the late 90s, early 2000s. It was giving me problems though. It would randomly lock-up which it never did before, so I think some of the RAM was going bad. I'm scared to power it up now. I don't want to acknowledge the fact that it's probably a brick.


Hah! That (non Suffix) Tandy sounds a lot like the Tandy 1000 SX. The only difference I can think of, is the Tandy 1000 SX had a "Turbo Button" - that when you pressed it nearly doubled the blinding speed to something like 7.5MHz!
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