|★ AMSTRAD CPC ★ GAMESLIST ★ DOOMSDAY LOST ECHOES ★|
Doomsday Lost Echoes (DDLE) is a graphical text adventure. The player, you, uses text input to control the game and the computer reveals what is happening via text output. At the same time, the computer displays an image of the current location. We encourage you to read to manual in detail before playing.
In this RAR you can find the game manual in PDF and the two floppy images in DSK format that contain all the files of the adventure. We have also included the images in HFE format in case you want to use them with a HxC floppy emulator or a similar device.
Thank you so much for playing, we hope you will enjoy our little adventure!
All the team.
DDLE comes in 2 floppy disc images. The floppy 1 (Doomsday_Lost_Echoes_v1.0__ENGLISH__Side_A.dsk) is a standard Amstrad CPC image, it can be burnt to a 3” or 3.5” floppy. The second one (Doomsday_Lost_Echoes_v1.0__ENGLISH__Side_B.dsk) is a high density floppy disc image with a capacity of 720KB and therefore requires a drive able to read it and a 3.5” disc if you decide to burn it. It contains the adventure and it is used to store your saved games as well, make sure that it is not write protected. To load the game you need to use these images with an emulator or burn them and use a real Amstrad.
If you are using a real Amstrad and it has two drives, introduce the discs you burnt from the DSK files on them. Make sure that the floppy 1 (Doomsday_Lost_Echoes_v1.0__ENGLISH__Side_A.dsk) is in the drive A and the floppy 2 (Doomsday_Lost_Echoes_v1.0__ENGLISH__Side_B.dsk) is in the drive B. Then, type RUN”DISC. The game will load automatically and you will be presented with a font selection menu. Choose the font you prefer to play the adventure (your selection will be remembered) and wait for the game to load. As said before, you can also use any kind of compatible floppy disc drive emulator instead of real floppies.
If your Amstrad only has only floppy drive it needs to be a high density one, an HxC or a similar device. Introduce the side A of floppy 1 on the drive and type RUN”DISC. Wait for the CP/M to load and choose the in-game font. The computer will configure now the drive B and try to switch to it automatically. However, since you only have one drive, there will be an error. When this happens exchange floppy 1 for floppy 2 and type B:. Once you see the prompt "B>" type DOOMSDAY. The game will load automatically.
If you decide to use an emulator, configure it to have 128KB and two floppy drives.
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L'Amstrad CPC est une machine 8 bits à base d'un Z80 à 4MHz. Le premier de la gamme fut le CPC 464 en 1984, équipé d'un lecteur de cassettes intégré il se plaçait en concurrent du Commodore C64 beaucoup plus compliqué à utiliser et plus cher. Ce fut un réel succès et sorti cette même années le CPC 664 équipé d'un lecteur de disquettes trois pouces intégré. Sa vie fut de courte durée puisqu'en 1985 il fut remplacé par le CPC 6128 qui était plus compact, plus soigné et surtout qui avait 128Ko de RAM au lieu de 64Ko.