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Lancelot
OCS
Lancelot - Double Barrel Screenshot
Information 7 reviews 2 manuals Cheatcode 3 weblinks
8 screenshots 4 boxscans 1 diskscan 5 miscshots 7 conversions Gamemap
Information
Year of the first release1988LicenseCommercial
Number of disks (or CD)1PublisherDatasoft [IntelliCreations] - USA
Mandarin [Europress] - Rest of the World
Number max of players1Budget publisher
Simultaneous max players1DeveloperLevel 9
LanguageEnglish
ArtistsCoder : John Jones-Steele (Abersoft)
Coder : Mike Bryant
Coder : Nick Austin
Coder : Pete Austin
Graphician : Joan Lamb
Graphician : Neil Scrimgeour
Graphician : Nusarath Jahan
Misc : Christina Erskine
Misc : Pete Austin
Misc : Pete McBride
Language in manual
HardwareOCS
Amiga original gameno
Have cheatcodeno
Have SPS releaseyes
WHD installyesWHD information
AuthorGalahad
Updated  2004-02-05 22:42:03
HD installyesHD notes- Approx. 770K HD space is required for installation.
- Copy all disk contents to a folder on HD.
- Launch game from HD by double-clicking the 'MENU' file.
Genre
CategoryAdventure
SubcategoryAdventure - Text With Still Pics
Dimension2D
ThemeMythological - Arthurian
Conversion hardwareAmstrad/Schneider CPC464/664/6128
Amstrad/Schneider CPC6128
Amstrad/Schneider PCW/PC
Apple II/IIGS
Apple Macintosh (Classic)
Atari 800/130/XL/XE
Atari ST/E
BBC Master 128/512/Compact/Turbo (Acorn)
BBC Micro/Electron (Acorn)
Commodore C64/128
MSX 1/2
PC (DOS)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128/+2/+3
Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48/128/+2/+3
Conversion notesSeveral 8/16-bit formats were released simultaneously
PC versions: 40/80-column txt mode, Hercules, CGA, EGA

NB. BBC 48K+/Master release was disk only. C64/CPC/Spectrum 128 disk versions featured enhancements (e.g. gfx) over the txt-only tape releases
Classic compilation
Relationship
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Notes:   [1] LANCELOT recreates the tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. It is based on Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, a reinterpreted compilation of French and English Arthurian legends that were first published in 1485 by William Caxton.

[2] Concept & game design by Pete Austin; story and game text by Christina Erskine and Pete McBride. KAOS adventure system by Mike & Nick Austin, John Jones-Steele and Mike Bryant; multiformat computer conversions by Nick Austin and Mike Bryant. Graphics by Joan Lamb, Neil Scrimgeour, Dicken Peeke and Nusareth Jahan.

[3] The U.S. version by Datasoft was released several months after the UK release in April/May 1989.

[4] The game manual contains hints for each of the 3 game parts: Camelot, Logris and The Quest for the Holy Grail; a novella retelling the Arthurian legends; and an advert inviting customers to send a SSAE for the "Official Secrets" clue sheet to the game.

[5] The Amiga release of LANCELOT features the following enhancements (particularly compared to the 8-bit versions):

- Colour pictures (use the mouse, with its left button pressed, to slide pictures up and down).
- Picture cache to reduce unnecessary disk loading.
- Recall and editing of previous commands via the cursor and backspace keys.
- Undo command to reverse the previous move.
- Save/Restore game to disk.
- RAM save/restore game in memory.

- An enhanced adventure interpreter which can be used with KNIGHT ORC, GNOME RANGER and TIME AND MAGIK. Copy the relevant game to a new disk and replace the 'MENU', 'GAME1' and 'PICPROC' files with those from the original LANCELOT disk.


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