Adv770 bugs, problems and change history

All comments welcome!
 
Colour code: fixed, fixed in next release, not reproduced, reproduced but not fixed

Firstly, a fundamental restriction, due to the way the A-code engine handles player input. Game-save names cannot contain the dot character. All player input, including responses to prompts, is passed through the command parser, and dots are command separators (as are semicolons). Hence a game-save name will be truncated at the first dot, and the rest will be assumed to be a separate command or response.

  • Version 2.13, 24 February 2016
    • No bugs or issues reported so far.
  • Version 2.12, 14 June 2015
    • If the name of a game dump is given as a separate input, rather than as the second argument to SAVE or RESTORE, it is improperly subjected to abbreviation expansion. For example saving game B creates saved game called BACK. Reported by Brian Ball. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.13.
    • The game refuses to acknowledge dwarves at NE Repository.
      Reported by 'username5243'. Severity: silly but benign. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.13.
    • A spontaneous offer of help can come up during GET ALL or DROP ALL action sequence, causing some objects to be omitted.
      Reported by 'username5243'. Affects all previous versions. Severity: moderate. Fixed in version 2.13.
    • It is possible to load immediately a freshly saved game without the standard penalty.
      Reported by 'username5243'. Severity: negative (from players' point of view :-)). Affects .html (i.e. Javascript) builds of versions 2.11 and 2.12. Fixed in version 2.13.
    • Screen handling commands (SCREEN, WIDTH, MARGIN, JUSTIFY) can get listed by the VOCABULARY command in browser display modes and appear to work, while actually doing nothing.
      Found in testing. Severity: confusing but benign. Affects all previous browser-capable versions. Fixed in version 2.13.
    • A number of small typos in game messages and descriptions.
      Reported by 'username5243'. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.13.
  • Version 2.11, 10 May 2015
    • In the console mode invoked through an icon, the game fails to wait before closing the console window when the game exits.
      Reported by Roger Durrant. Severity: serious (the game effectively crashes). Affects a number of previous versions. Fixed in version 2.12.
  • Version 2.10, 27 Dec 2014
    • There is a confusion between RUG and CARPET at the soft room.
      Reported by Roger Durrant. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.11.
    • The little figure offering crypting hints may appear "in the light of your lamp" even though the place is not illuminated by the lamp.
      Reported by Rofer Durrant. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.11.
    • LOAD results in a somewhat inappropraiate way when there are no saved games to load.
      Found in testing. Severity: cosmetic. Affects version 2.10 and 2.09. Fixed in version 2.11.
    • Version 2.09, 31 May 2014
    • The setting of BROWSER NONE in the A-code config file has no effect.
      Reported by: Brian Ball. Severity: annoying. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.10.
    • A few more silly text typos.
      Reported by Brian Ball. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.10.
  • Version 2.08, 28 Jul 2013
    • Windows browser based version may fail to start when invoked for the first time.
      Found in testing. Severity: serious. Affects versions 2.07 and 2.08. Fixed in version 2.09.
    • Under some circumstances the location of the caged bird may get dissociated from the location of the cage!
      Reported by Arthur O'Dwyer. Severity: minor but ugly. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.09.
  • Version 2.07, 25 Mar 2013
    • Switching the lamp off works but also produces a spurious resopnse of "Pardon?" or similar.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: cosmetic but puzzling. Affects version 2.07. Fixed in version 2.08.
    • Experienced Adventure players may find themselves unable to exit the repository.
      Reported by Brian Ball. Severity: minor but annoying. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.08.
    • When played in the console mode, the game crashes if the player responds to an input prompt with Ctrl-D.
      Found in testing. Severity: annoying. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.08.
    • Windows and DOS builds hang in response to RESTORE, if there is no saved game.
      Reported by Brian Ball. Severity: major. Affects versions 1.83 to 2.07. Fixed by re-packaging adv770w.exe and adv770.zip in this version -- please re-upload.
    • DOS mode build does not work
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: catastrophic for DOS users. Affects version 2.07. Fixed by re-packaging adv770.zip in this version -- please re-upload.
    • Version 2.07 refuses to restore games saved by earlier 2.* versions
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: major. Affects version 2.07. Fixed by re-packaging this version -- please re-upload.
  • Version 2.06, 15 Mar 2013
    • Some serious debug mode problems potentially affect non-debug play.
      Found in testing. Severity: serious. Affects versions 2.01 to 2.06. Fixed in version 2.07.
  • Version 2.05, 05 Mar 2012
    • GET WATER fails to pick up a container containing water.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.06.
    • Debug checkpoint messages appear at one location.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: cosmetic but embarrassing. Affects version 2.05 only. Fixed in version 2.06.
    • A saved game _adv770 spontaneously appears on the list of saved games.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: confusing. Affects Windows build in versions 2.04 and 2.05. Fixed in version 2.06.
    • Several typos still lurking in the game's text.
      Reported by Brian Ball. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous version. Known typos are fixed in version 2.06.
    • Text ivolving centred lines or blocks can be misformatted in log files.
      Found in testing. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all versions from 1.89 to 2.05. Fixed in version 2.06.
    • The last line of the vanilla HELP message misformatted.
      Found in testing. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all versions from 1.89 to 2.05. Fixed in version 2.06.
    • The vocubulary command fails to list two essential verbs to do with the rug!
      Reported by Richard Standing. Severity: major (but players should just do what they would naturally do in real life). Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.06.
  • Version 2.04, 11 Mar 2011
    • Windows versions always give the "dusty voice" preamble.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: mildly annoying. Affects all versions from 1.89 to 2.04. Fixed in version 2.05.
    • In the console mode, the margin setting is not always honoured on the right hand side.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all versions from 1.89 to 2.04. Fixed in version 2.05.
    • In the console mode, if log file is requested, the 'More?' prompt comes prematurely.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: a serious nuisance. Affects all versions from 1.89 to 2.04. Fixed in version 2.05.
    • Several misspelling got propagated from Adv550 through Adv660 to Adv770.
      Reported by Arthur O'Dwyer. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.05.
    • Some formatted dispays are not centered as intended.
      Found in testing. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all versions from 1.89 to 2.04. Fixed in version 2.05.
    • A particular way to escape from a single pursuing dwarf results in a message referring to the dwarf in plural.
      Reported by Tim Walsh. Severity: cosmetic. Affects versions from 1.89 to 2.04. Fixed in version 2.05.
    • Jumping down from the top of the small pit into the Hall of Mists is not fatal, which it should be.
      Reported by Arthur O'Dwyer. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions (as well as Adv550 and Adv660). Fixed in version 2.05.
    • Windows version fails to run under Win2000.
      Reported by James Hurwitz, who also found a fix. Severity: major for the Win2000 platform (DOS version OK), nil otherwise. Affects all previous versions. Fixed by repackaging adv770w.exe in this version.
  • Version 2.03, 16 Jan 2011
    • Typo correction mechanism interprets ROF (mistyped ROD) as an abbreviation of ROFL.
      Reported by Andrew Usher. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.04
    • At the rocky beach and some sandy beach locations, CLIMB CLIFF rejected on the grounds of "no cliff here".
      Reported by Andrew Usher. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.04.
    • Commands such as R GOLD, where a substance is named, rather than an object, have the effect of simply repeating the previous command.
      Reported by Ryan Pruitt. Severity: nil – the VOCABULARY command clearly shows R being a special abbreviation for REPEAT rather than RELEASE. But fixed in version 2.04 anyway.
    • The brief description of one of the locations lacks an important feature, which fact may confuse players in the endgame.
      Reported by Ryan Pruitt. Severity: moderate. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.04.
  • Version 2.02, 12 Jan 2011
    • Game unplayable. E.g. the player never gets the axe (and other problems throughout).
      Reported by Ryan Pruitt. Severity: catastrophic. Affects just this version, which was withdrawn on 14th Jan, reverting to version 2.01. Fixed in version 2.03.
  • Version 2.01, 18 Nov 2010
    • A command consisting of a noun with no verb results in "I know no such word" if the object is nearby.
      Reported by Ryan Pruitt. Severity: moderate. Affects all versions from 1.89. Fixed in version 2.02.
    • In the console mode, the game may give a redundant "More?" at the end of the list of nearby objects.
      Reported by Ryan Pruitt. Severity: mild but irritating. Affects all versions from 1.89. Fixed in version 2.02.
    • If two different kinds of killable beings are present, the verb KILL used without a noun results in a "there's nothing here to attack" message.
      Reported by Ryan Pruitt. Severity:moderate. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.02.
    • In some circumstances the noun IT may appear to have no value.
      Reported by Ryan Pruitt. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.02.
    • Under some circumstances dwarves are able to steal objects deposited in the house.
      Reported by Dave Haskell. Severity: serious. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 2.02.
  • Version 1.90, 02 Nov 2010 (new release, 04 Nov 2010)
    • Game refuses to load save files generated by earlier versions.
      OOOPS!!! My apologies, but this is not going to be fixed. I have now re-badged this release as 2.01.
    • Windows Glk version can mangle player commands when these are recalled via up arrow.
      Reported by Ryan Pruitt. Severity: medium. Affects all previous versions. Fixed by the new (04 Nov 2010) release of this version. Please re-download if necessary.
  • Version 1.89, 02 Apr 2010 (release date 29 July 2010)
    • In some circumstances (e.g. trying to pick up the unrolled rug for the first time) the game fogets to issue the next command prompt.
      Reported by Ryan Pruitt. Severity: confusing. Affects only this version. Fixed in version 1.90.
    • In one location throwing an object one does not carry has an inappropriate effect on the object in question.
      Reported by Ryan Pruitt. Severity: moderate. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.90.
    • Game fails to start on Linux systems (e.g. Mandriva 2010.1) with the new version of xdg-open (1.0.2).
      Found in testing. Severity: catastrophic. Affects just this version. Fixed as of 29 July by coding around the problem.
      If you are affected by the problem, please re-download this game version. Alternatively you can edit the acode.conf file (~/acode/acode.conf) to move (or insert) the line specifying your preferred browser to the top of the browser specification block.
    • The linux tarball link labeled adv770.tgz actually points at the old 1.88 adv770h.tgz tarball.
      Spotted in testing. Severity: pretty stupid! Affects just this version. Fixed as of 27th May.
    • Norton Antivirus classifies the game as malware and forcibly removes it. Thanks a bunch, Symantec! :-(
      Reported by Jim Sanderson. Severity: high. May affect version 1.88 as well. Fixed by a Norton upgrade some time prior to 6th July.
  • Version 1.88, 27 May 2008
    • A command consisting of a "noise" word followed by an unknown word crashes the game on MacOS, and gives null response on other platforms.
      Reported by Charles Belov. Severity: moderate. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.89.
    • Some references to SEED not understood until seed picked up.
      Reported by Ryan Pruitt. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.89.
    • GO DOOR does not work in the storeroom.
      Reported by Steve Harmon. Versions affected: all previous versions. Severity: minor. Fixed in version 1.89.
    • Several minor inconsistencies in game's responses.
      Reported by Charles Belov. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.89.
    • The MacOS prebuilt executable crashes out if player command contains an unknown word exceeding 20 characters.
      Found in testing. Versions affected: 1.88. Severity: mild. Fixed in version 1.89.
    • When a command referring to water cannot be obeyed, the game may erroneously claim that the player has no water.
      Reported by Charles Belov. Versions affected: all versions of Adv770, Adv660 and Adv550. Severity: benign but confusing. Fixed in version 1.89.
    • The MacOS prebuilt executable crashes in response to a null command.
      Reported by Steve Ervin and by Kendrick Killian. Versions affected: 1.88 on recent version(s) of OS X. Severity: serious. Fixed (with Kendrick's invaluable help) in version 1.89.
    • Using the IT pseudo-noun (e.g. DROP IT) may result in slightly strange response (e.g. "You drop the carpet" when the object being dropped is the rug).
      Found in testing. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.89.
    • A location name mentioned in the endgame is not recognised as a vocabulary word.
      Reported by Mike Hinde. Affects all previous versions. Severity: mildly confusing. Fixed in version 1.89.
    • CAGE BIRD not understood to mean CATCH BIRD.
      Observed in player logs. Affects previous versions. Severity: moderate. Fixed in version 1.89.
    • Attempting to REDO more commands than there are on the forward stack gives a spurious, incomplete message before informing the player that it cannot be done.
      Found in testing. Affects all previous versions from 1.60 onwards. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.89
    • Inconsistent messages can result from trying to get past the snake in south-westerly direction.
      Reported by Ryan Pruitt. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic, but ugly. Fixed in version 1.89.
    • Time to get rid of xGlk for windowed operation on Unix/Linux - its fonts handling is simply too awful!
      Found in testing. Affects all previous versions. Severity: serious! Fixed in version 1.89, which uses a local browser for its display.
      (Would be nice to do the same on Windows!)
  • Version 1.87, 09 Apr 2008
    • The Linux windowed build (the Glk-instrumented adv770x) bombs because of being unable to find its preferred fonts).
      Found in testing. Probably affects all recent versions. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.88. (A lot of entropy seems to have crept into my build-and-publish system over the last couple of years, but it has been now thoroughly cleaned up and updated.)
    • If an UNDO command is used as a part of a multiple (i.e. semicolon or dot separated) command sequence, it is mistakenly applied to the state of the world before all of the multiple command, instead of to the current state.
      Problems with UNDO reported by Jacob Turner. Affects all versions since 1.61. Severity: major. Fixed in version 1.88.
    • Using UNDO can result in corrupting the game's world.
      Problems with UNDO reported by Jacob Turner. Affects all versions since 1.61. Severity: major. Fixed in version 1.88.
    • Command orphan word handling is broken in the CGI mode (i.e. in the on-line version).
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: a nuisance. Fixed in version 1.88.
    • Orphan handling for the DROP command is broken in all modes.
      Found in testing. Affects versions 1.86 and 1.87. Severity: a nuisance. Fixed in version 1.88.
  • Version 1.86, 08 Apr 2008
    • Objects cannot be read or examined!"
      Found in testing (better late than never, I suppose!). Affects version 1.86 only. Severity: catastrophic! Fixed in version 1.87.
  • Version 1.85, 13 Dec 2007
    • The correct skeleton key does not work!
      Reported by Blair Carter. Affects some games saved by version 1.83 or 1.84 and restored by version 1.85. Severity: catastrophic! Fixed in version 1.86.
    • When a particular treasure relocates to the player's location, the event may be reported incorrectly.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Affects versions 1.84 and 1.85. Secerity: minor. Fixed in version 1.86.
    • Under some rare circumstances, the game responds inappropriately to one "unusual" command. (More detail would be a spoiler!)
      Found in testing. Potentially affects all previous versions. Severity: serious - the cause is a deep bug in the ACDC translator. Fixed in version 1.86.
    • A spontaneous offer of help, demanding a yes/no answer can come in the middle of a FIN FOO... sequence, thereby spoiling the sequence.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: moderate. Fixed in version 1.86.
    • The game doesn't understand the word GRAB and mis-corrects it as CRAB
      Reported by Blair Carter. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.86.
    • The chalice cannot be filled at pantry, but the bucket can be.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Affects all previous versions. Severity: minor. Fixed in version 1.86.
    • Some references to the beanstalk result in "I see no beanstalk here" and similar, despite the beanstalk being clearly present.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Affects all previous versions. Severity: moderate. Fixed in version 1.86.
    • The pre-built Linux readline version of the executable drops the last line of output when exiting the game.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.86.
    • The pre-built Linux readline version of the executable misplaces the left margin when querying the player "More?".
      Reported by Blair Carter. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.86.
    • The pre-built DOS and Windows executabls do not work at all.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Affects only version 1.85. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.86.
    • The A-code kernel does not understand the slash character as a file system delimeter under MacOS
      Reported (and resolved) by Richard Mathews. Affects all previous versions. Severity: minor. Fixed in version 1.86.
  • Version 1.84, 05 Nov 2007
    • The sequence FEE FIE FOE FUM followed by FEE FIE FOE FOO results in an incorrect response.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: serious. Fixed in version 1.85.
    • In the CGI mode (i.e. only in the on-line version), if the OS loses sight of the file storing the current state of the game, no error is reported and the player finds himself in a "null" game without any warning or explanation.
      Reported by David Lipsky. Afffects all previous versions. Severity: nasty for on-line players. Fixed in version 1.85.
    • FOO on its own can result in a spurious message falsely claiming the lamp being switched off. *VERY* rare.
      Observed in a player log but not reproduced! Severity: misleading. Might be fixed in version 1.85.
  • Version 1.83, 20 May 2007
    • Vocabulary matching not suppressed when prompting for the game to restore.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic but confusing. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • Limitations on manipulating the alarm not spelt out.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: time wasting. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • Under some circumstances, the unicorn hint may get offered despite the problem having been solved.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: minor. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • After a particular class of commands, the game starts responding to an attempt to take or drop an absent object with "I don't know how to...", instead of "I don't see..."
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: moderate. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • The response to the first request to save the game results in the statement that the player will have to wait for "at least fissure minutes".
      Reported by Blair Carter. Affects all versions since 1.61. Severity: embarrassing. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • The location description at the top of the beanstalk fails to mention the giant, if the giant is present.
      Reported by David Lipski. Affects all previous versions. Severity: may be very confusing under some circumstances. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • The game gives a misleading response to SHAKE RUG.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: moderate. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • Problems with reading the spoon inscription at the location where it is found.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: irritating but benign. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • The location description outside the garden gates fails to mention the white tower.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • The GET ALL sequence should be aborted if the player gets forcibly relocated during its execution.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: confusing but benign. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • In the West Pit, the game refuses to acknowldge the presence of beanstalk foliage.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • The FEE, FIE... sequence can result in a somewhat misleading response.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: minor. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • The EXAMINE OIL command fails to take into the account oil in the flask.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • A sensible but malformed command in the pre-game stage does work but the response, while strictly correct, looks somewhat strange.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • An attempt to offer one's blood to the vampire (ingenious, though misguided), results in an incorrect and rather surprising response.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • A request to translate a dwarf's utterance fails to acknowledge that there was anything to translate.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • The response to FILL CHALICE concatenates a pair of neighbouring words.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.84.
    • The valuation service could do with an upgrade in functionality.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: none; not a bug - just doing it out of the goodness of my heart! Done in version 1.84.
  • Version 1.82, 27 Mar 2007
    • Under some circumstances, THROW fails to default correctly to the object to be thrown.
      Found in testing. Affects all previous versions. Severity: moderate. Fixed in version 1.83.
    • Cannot build the DOS version of the game from the derived C sources using MS compiler.
      Reported by Stuart Munro. Severity: moderate. Affects some recent versions. Fixed in version 1.83.
    • The pre-packaged Linux readline version does not work on modern Linuxes, because it demands an obsolete version of the readline.so library.
      Found in testing. Severity: frustrating for Linux novices. Affects a number of more recent versions. Fixed in version 1.83.
  • Version 1.81, 31 Jan 2007
    • Under some circumstances, once the dragon is dealt with, any objects previously dropped in its lair are irretreavably lost.
      Reported by Wolfgang Freitag. Severity: exceedingly nasty. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.82.
    • There is no way to slow the output speed down for a more authentic experience of the game as it used to be played on old teletypes, thermiprinters, DECwriters etc...
      Reported by Jonathan Bayer. Not a bug, but an excellent suggestion! Added (for "dumb" console modes only) in version 1.82.
  • Version 1.80, 26 Dec 2006
    • A spurious and obviously incomplete message gets displayed in a particular location under some circumstances about some light being visible.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: cosmetic, but ugly and confusing. Affects some previous version - no idea how many. Fixed in version 1.81.
  • Version 1.79, 12 Nov 2006
    • Player can die of thirst in the "misty nowhere".
      Observed in player logs. Severity: oops! -- not as intended. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.80.
  • Version 1.78, 16 Oct 2006
    • For wearable objects, ON and OFF should be synonymous with WEAR and REMOVE.
      Reported by Catherine Berry. Severity: mild. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.79.
    • The lamp's switch cannot be referred to directly (as in EXAMINE SWITCH and similar)
      First reported by Warren Post in version 1.73. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous version. Fixed in version 1.79
  • Version 1.77, 15 Jul 2006
    The previously reported issue related to 64bit architectures is not in fact a bug; both the acdc translator and the code it generates are inherently 32bit and must be built explicitly as such on 64bit architectures.
    • Some uses and abbreviations of the word OBJECT can cause the game to respond on the lines of "I don't know how to do this to a '*GLITCH*'"
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.78
    • The game ignores the option of filling the chalice with water the player is carrying with him.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: moderate. Fixed in version 1.78
    • The picnic grounds notice doesn't show its broken right-hand edge, as it used to in Adv660.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions -- this was quite deliberate, to avoid complications when the game is run on-line through an HTML wrapper. Fixed in version 1.78.
    • The alcove description mentions the light visible in the tunnel to the east, but no such lite is mentioned if the player switches off the lamp.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.78.
    • In the terse mode, the FEE.. sequence (and some other commands) just give the next prompt (after two blank lines in the console versions).
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: not really a bug; that's what the terse mode was meant to do (except for the second blank line) in the days of teletypes. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.78.
    • In the bird chamber, examinig the walls causes the game to remark on "formations", but if the player does so, he is told that no formations are present.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.78.
    • Some words misspelt in a variety of messages.
      Reported by Blair Carter and found in testing. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.78.
    • The external mine door description is missing.
      Found in testing. Severity: moderate. Affects most previous versions. Fixed in version 1.78
    • The FEE... sequence is missing the derisory (but helpful!) comment if the player gets it wrong.
      Found in testing. Affects all previous versions. Severity: minor. Fixed in version 1.78
  • Version 1.76, 04 Mar 2006
    • A special treasure remains "here" when dropped in places, where it logically should disappear to elsewhere.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.77.
    • The request to climb the orange stalactite is refused as silly, if the stalactite is referred to as a column.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.77.
  • Version 1.75, 21 Jan 2006
    • A bridge is present in the valley of stone faces, but the EXAMINE command denies it existence.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: confusing. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.76
    • The description of the vending machine mentions features which ought to be understood by the parser, but aren't.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.76.
    • Some in flight commands are rejected inappropriately.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.76
    • A fairly reasonable use of a class of objects is not catered for.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.76.
  • Version 1.74, 30 Oct 2005
    • The game can report incorrect contents of the already full bucket, when declining to FILL BUCKET.
      Reported by Rand Phares. Severity: confusing. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.75.
    • The orb may cease to be visible through the portcullis, even though it remains in place.
      Reported by Rand Phares. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.75.
    • The player may be advised to lighten his load, even though not carrying anything
      Reported by Rand Phares. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.75.
    • The detailed description of the bird table fails to change in the end-game.
      Reported by Rand Phares. Severity: confusing. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.75.
    • One of the location descriptions assumes that the player arrived from a particular direction, even though he may not have done so.
      Reported by Rand Phares. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.75.
    • The message in response to removing a small worn object when arms are full, is somewhat inappropriate.
      Reported by Rand Phares. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.75.
    • A number of typos and syntax errors still present in messages and descriptions.
      Reported by Rand Phares. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. All reported ones fixed in version 1.75.
  • Version 1.73, 15 Oct 2005
    • Debug info gets displayed in the whirlpool room under some conditions.
      Reported by Warren Post. Severity: embarrassing! Affects versions 1.72 and 1.73. Fixed in version 1.74
    • The lamp switch cannot be examined or otherwise referred to.
      Reported by Warren Post. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all versions up to and including version 1.78. Fixed in version 1.79
    • Cannot examine the wood of wood beams, spoon's handle, sword's pommel or unicorn's mane, horn and hoofs.
      Reported by Warren Post. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.74.
    • Word CUP is misinterpreted.
      Reported by Warren Post. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.74.
  • Version 1.72, 10 Sep 2005 -- BUGGED! Anybody playing this version should upgrade a.s.a.p. to a later one!
    • Dark forest exit message is given on every move within the dark forest, instead of on exit from it.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: HIGH! This is a symptom of a bug in ACDC, which has some other, far more serious consequences throughout the game. Affects only version 1.72. Fixed in version 1.73.
  • Version 1.71, 31 Jul 2005
    • The game mentions a mouse disappearing down a mouse hole, but refuses to acknowledge the hole's presence at that location.
      Reported by Warren Post. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.72.
    • In one specific case, the eggs are clearly present, but the game does not acknoledge the fact.
      Reported by Warren Post. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.72.
    • The player cannot examine or pull threads in the spider web.
      Reported by Warren Post. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.72.
    • Whirlpool action descriptions not always entirely accurate.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.72
    • The ice maze exit location includes a spurious sentence.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.72
    • In two locations DRINK STREAM fails, even though the simple DRINK works and the location description mentiones a stream.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.72
  • Version 1.70, 28 May 2005
    • In some specific circumstances, the game refuses to empty a full vessel, but it becomes empty anyway.
      Reported by Subhash Bose. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.71.
    • Building Adv770 from C sources with -W -Wall results in a number of warnings.
      Reported by Matthias Rustler. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.71.
  • Version 1.69, 07 May 2005
    • In repository, one object cannot be referred to in a natural manner.
      Reported by Marty Sinclair. Severity: high! Affects only version 1.69. Fixed in version 1.70.
    • In the later stages of the game, a "glitch" message may appear, complaining about a flag value being some number higher than 15.
      Reported by Marty Sinclair. Severity: mostly cosmetic, but ugly! Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.70.
    • One of the magic words can give a somewhat misleading response if used (unnecessarily) with a noun.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.70.
  • Version 1.68, 24 Apr 2005
    • Dwarves, snakes and beanstalks cannot be referred to in the repository.
      Reported by Dave Picton. Severity: minor. Affects most previous versions. Fixed in version 1.69.
    • Various objects not described as present can be picked up in the repository.
      Reported by Dave Picton. Severity: serious. Affects most previous versions. Fixed in version 1.69.
  • Version 1.67, 13 Apr 2005
    • There is no way in non-GLK versions, to force a pause before the game exits, after printing the exit messages.
      There is, actually, but I forgot to document the -p command line option. :-( Reported by Warren Post. Severity: irritating. Documentation fixed in version 1.68.
    • There are still some small display inconsistencies when playing the Linux readline version.
      Found in testing. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.68.
  • Version 1.66, 27 Mar 2005
    • When restoring a game saved by an earlier game version, display mode gets set to "verbose", even though the game was saved in the "normal" mode.
      Reported by Warren Post. Severity: mild. Affects versions 1.59 to 1.66. Fixed in version 1.67.
    • The "actual score" is claimed to be 20 point lower that the difference between points scored and penalties accumulated.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: oopsie! Affects versions 1.60 to 1.66. Fixed in version 1.67.
    • In the Linux readline version of the game, some game messages are truncated and the following prompt is missing too.
      Reported by Warren Post. Severity: serious! Affects all previous versions Worked around in version 1.67. Proper fix implemented in 1.68.
  • Version 1.65, 26 Mar 2005
    • LAMP OFF not understood, though OFF LAMP is (and ditto for LAMP ON, and various alternatives to ON and OFF).
      Observed in player logs. Severity: nasty! Affects all previous version. Fixed in version 1.66.
    • The XGlk-instrumented executable does not allow the player to specify an alternative font.
      This is a feature of XGlk - one can't expect players to fiddle with X resources! Fixed in version 1.66, by allowing the default font family to be set via the environmental variable GLKFONT (e.g. GLKFONT=helvetica ./adv770x). Note, however, that XGlk will crash if the specified font doesn't have all variants it wants (e.g. italic).
  • Version 1.64, 13 Mar 2005
    • In the on-line version of the game, the UNDO command claims there is nothing to undo.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: serious. Affects version 1.60 to 1.64. Fixed in version 1.65.
    • The second stream maze hint is misleading.
      Reported by Warren Post. Severity: moderate. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.65
    • Cave (and other) walls cannot be always examined, even though obviously present.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all precious versions. Fixed in version 1.65.
    • In the sewer, some object descriptions are somewhat inappropriate.
      Reported by Warren Post. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions (including Adv440 and Adv660). Improved in version 1.65.
    • If specifying comma, dot or semicolon command delimiters with a trailing blank, the last few chars of the last word may get interpreted as a separate, additional command word.
      Found in testing. Severity: serious. Affects versions 16.3 and 1.64. Fixed in version 1.65.
    • On some platforms the pre-built XGlk executable is unable to find the Adobe times font, and crashes out as the result.
      Found in testing. Severity: serious. This is a mis-feature of the XGlk library. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.65 by modifying XGlk default font spec.
  • Version 1.63, 27 Feb 2005
    • Bushes etc are described around the house, but the game denies their existence.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: cosmetic but embarrassing. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.64.
    • When player is being prompted for the saved game to restore, the CANCEL command is taken to be a game name.
      Reported by an anonymous player. Severity: irritating. Affects all previous versions. Not strictly a bug, but I've fixed it in version 1.64 anyway. The upshot is, you can't have a saved game with a name which, as a command, would be interpreted as QUIT (e.g. Q, CANCEL, ABORT...).
    • A 64-bit game executable cannot restore games saved by 32-bit executables, and vice versa.
      Found in testing. Severity: minor. The problem affects only those players who build their own 64 bit executable from Adv770 C source. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.64, but only for games saved by version 1.64 or later. (Yes, well spotted - this used to be a "nothing to be done about it" problem, but I got inspired. :-)
    • Names (and pathnames) of saved games are restricted to 16 characters.
      Previously thought to be a fundamental restriction for versions 1.*. Severity: irritating. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.64.
  • Version 1.62, 21 Feb 2005
    • If game saved in the location above the chapel, continuing the game, or restoring that saved game, results in an inappropriate message.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: unfortunate! Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.63, but games saved by earlier version will still produce the message,
    • The word QUARTZ not understood in the Morion Room (or elsewhere), until a particular treasure is found.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: irritating. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.63, together with other issues to do with materials of objects (e.g. gold nugget, silver bars etc...)
    • The word island is not recognised on the mainland, except at the picnic place.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: irritating. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.63, together with a few other problems arasing from place names being also vocabulary nouns.
    • The word MIRROR is not understood in most places even after a visit to Mirror Canyon.
      Reported by Blair Carter. Severity: irritating. Affect all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.63, together with a number of other similar problems.
  • Version 1.61, 19 Feb 2005
    • Failed initial game restore may cause the game to be incompletely initialised.
      Discovered in testing. Severity: serious, but rare. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.62
    • Cannot save games with pathnames which begin with "..".
      Discovered in testing. Severity: moderate. Affects all previous versions. Fudged around in version 1.62. This has to be a fudge, because a dot is a command separator, and so (path)names of saved games cannot generally contain a dot.
  • Version 1.60, 31 Dec 2004
    • There is no UNDO command!
      OK, OK... I give up. Change history tracking now hacked into the general A-code engine, and the commands UNDO and REDO added in version 1.61 of Adv770. But undoing a command that resulted in a penalty, won't cancel the penalty - so there!
    • The game denies the presence of a clearely present streambed!
      Observed in player logs. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.61.
  • Version 1.59, 22 Dec 2004
    • The short description of the hill doesn't make sense.
      Reported by Bryan Bishop. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions and most (all?) other Adventure versions (including the original Crowther and Woods one). Fixed in version 1.60.
    • The FOLLOW ROAD command should default to following the forest track as well.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: slightly confusing. Affects all previous bersions. Fixed in version 1.60.
  • Version 1.58, 06 Dec 2004
    • In one specific condition, the player can still be incorrectly advised to explore more above the ground.
      Reported by Robert Barrone. Severity: confusing. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.59.
    • The FEE FIE... sequence has no effect once the imminent closure of the cave is announced.
      Reported by Robert Barrone. Severity: cosmetic (it wouldn't do you any good anyway, at that stage of the game). Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.59.
  • Version 1.57, 22 Nov 2004
    • The game refuses to acknowledge that dwarves are present in the repository.
      Reported by Susan Woodbury. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.58.
    • Some magic words behave abnormally after cave closure.
      Reported by Susan Woodbury. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.58.
    • Command SAVE on its own works, but gives the spurious message "GLITCH! Bad ARGn indicator: 1108"
      Observed in player logs. Severity: high. Affects versions 1.53 through to 1.57. Fixed in version 1.58.
  • Version 1.56, 17 Nov 2004
    • Full points can be awarded in error for the damaged skull.
      Reported by Susan Woodbury. Severity: high. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.57.
  • Version 1.55, 13 Nov 2004
    • In some garden locations LOOK is interpreted as EXAMINE CORNER.
      Reported by Susan Woodbury. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.56.
    • If the player is killed in the desert section, the means of accessing the section are no longer available.
      Reported by Susan Woodbury. Severity: medium. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.56.
    • Teeth always wind up in a neat pile, even if tossed down by the player.
      Reported by Warren Post. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.56.
  • Version 1.54, 01 Sep 2004
    • All references to a particular portable object are misunderstood at the entrance to the dwarf tower.
      Reported by Susan Woodbury. Severity: nasty! Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.55.
    • There is no hint for the slippery shaft. There should be!
      Suggested by Warren Post. Severity: depends on your PoV. Affects all previous versions. Hint added in version 1.55.
  • Version 1.53, 28 Aug 2004
    • In the repository stage of the end-game, all game objects are "virtually" present. I.e. they are not described but can be picked up and/or manipulated.
      Reported by Kipp Hickman. Severity: a bad one - player can escape back into the cave! Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.54.
  • Version 1.52, 14 Aug 2004
    • Under some conditions, the magazines can wind up in the building in the endgame stage,
      Observed in player logs. Severity: serious! Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.53.
    • Beanstalk described but not present in the final stages of the game.
      Repoted by Kevin Bengochea. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.53.
  • Version 1.51, 07 Aug 2004
    • There is an unintended way of escaping from the dwarf tower!
      Repoted by Kevin Bengochea. Severity: serious! Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.52.
    • The tower is present in the hill description, but some commands refuse to acknowledge its existence.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.52.
    • One of the desert locations mentiones a significant feature only in its brief description.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: fairly serious. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.52.
    • Final stages of the game could do with a bit more in the way of hints and visions, to prod the player in the right direction.
      Severity: depends on your PoV. Affects all previous versions. Improved out of the goodness of my heart in version 1.52.
  • Version 1.50, 24 Jul 2004
    • The TRANSLATE command does not always come up with the appropriate quip when applied to various Dwarvish notices.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.51.
    • A-code kernel bug: in a compound command, which includes an ALL EXCEPT construct, the remainder of the command is ignored.
      Found in testing. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.51 (kernel version 11.72).
    • In the pentagram room, ENTER on its own should be understood as ENTER PENTAGRAM.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.51.
    • If the RESTORE command is given without specifying the game to restore, available saved games should be listed before the prompt for the saved game name.
      Reported by Mike Papanicolas. Severity: not a bug, but a feature. Present in all previous versions. Modified in version 1.51.
    • If the name of the saved game to restore has to be prompted for, and the player doesn't want to keep the the save file, its deletion sometimes fails.
      Reported by Kevin Bengochea. Severity: irritating (particularly in the on-line version of the game). Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.51.
  • Version 1.49, 17 Jul 2004
    • Sunstone rules broken in one location, making things unintentionally easier for players.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: benign. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.50.
    • Cannot use VIEW as a verb.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.50.
    • In some circumstances, KILL GIANT results in the response "You have no giant!"
      Observed in player logs. Severity: embarrassing! Affects versions 1.43 through to 1.49. Fixed in version 1.50.
  • Version 1.48, 05 Jul 2004
    • Some inessential commands deny the existence of water, sand or cliff, in locations where these are manifestly present.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.49.
    • There's no warning to players that just opening the flask is not a bright idea.
      Reported by Kevin Bengochea. Severity: hmmm.. hard to say; it's a feature inherited from Adv550. Affects all previous versions including Adv550 and Adv660. Fixed in version 1.49.
    • A novel way of dealing with the troll not coded for.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: minor but significant! Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.49.
    • Troll's presence/absence at the bridge not always explicitly stated.
      Found in testing. Severity: cosmetic. Affects versions 1.38 through to 1.48. Fixed in version 1.49.
  • Version 1.47, 19 Jun 2004
    • Game gives spurious warnings about exploring more above the ground, once the player got the sapphire.
      Observed in player logs (and reported previously by Jonathan Ellis). Severity: highly irritating. Affects all previous versions. Finally tracked down and fixed in version 1.48.
    • There is no hint for the quicksand problem!
      The need for one observed in player logs. Severity: moderate. Affects all previous versions (including Adv660 and Adv550). Fixed in version 1.48.
    • The word ledge is not recognised when and where it should be recognised.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: minor. Affects all post-beta versions. Fixed in version 1.48.
    • Command WATER PLANT does not give the intended response when applied to the other beanstalk.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.48.
    • Attempts to damage the alarm do not give the intended response.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: minor. Affects all post-beta versions. Fixed in version 1.48.
    • Attempts to move clam/oyster does not produce the intended response.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.48.
  • Version 1.46, 13 Jun 2004
    • A particular manipulation of the bottle of water, leads to it being described as "bottle of bottle"
      Observed in player logs. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.47.
    • References to water not handled correctly in damp places (e.g. the dungeon).
      Found in testing. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.47.
    • AXE not understood as a verb (as in AXE TREE).
      Observed in player logs. Severity: minor. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.47.
    • If giant or dwarf present, when describing the current location, any treasures are listed after the giant or dwarves, instead of before them.
      Found in testing. Severity: cosmetic. Affects versions 1.21 through to 1.46. Fixed in version 1.47.
  • Version 1.45, 14 Apr 2004
    • A number of legitimate, though useless, player commands not coded for properly.
      Observed in player logs. Severity: cosmetic. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.46.
  • Version 1.44, 14 Mar 2004
    • Commands with the verb BREAK can result in "I don't know how to break (whatever)".
      Observed in player logs. Severity: benign but extremely ugly. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.45.
  • Version 1.43, 27 Feb 2004
    • A debug statement is printed out on various restore operations
      Not reported. Severity: benign but looks silly! Affects version 1.43 only. Fixed in version 1.44.
    • If run in the cgi-bin mode, the game fails to restore saved games.
      Observed in logs. Severity: catastrophic for the Web front-end; zero otherwise. Affects version 1.41 through to 1.43. Fixed in version 1.44.
  • Version 1.42, 20 Feb 2004
    • Game seg-faults at "Y2" in response to GET ROCK
      Reported by Michael George. Severity: high. Some uploaded bundles too short by a few hunder bytes. Fixed by re-uploading on 25 Feb.
    • The description of the south side of the island ravine sometimes describes the north side.
      Reported by Jeremy Winnick. Affects versions 1.36 through to 1.42. Severity: medium. Fixed in version 1.43
    • The game does not understand CLOSE DOOR at the Peelgrunt Room, though it understands CLOSE SAFE.
      Reported by Jeremy Winnick. Affects all previous versions. Severity: mild but irritating. Fixed in version 1.43
    • A particular reference to the rug can be misunderstood as a reference to another object.
      Reported by Jeremy Winnick. Affects all previous versions. Severity: mild but puzzling. Fixed in version 1.43
    • In-flight use of LOOK results in description repeated twice.
      Reported by Gabe Pan. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.43
    • In-flight descriptions not constructed correctly
      Found in testing. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in varesion 1.43.
  • Version 1.41, 13 Feb 2004
    • Handling a vessel in a particular manner, produces some inappropriate responses, including a spoiler. (I am deliberately not giving full details! :-)
      Reported by Gabe Pan. Affects all previous versions. Severity: nasty. Fixed in version 1.42.
    • The spire does not appear in the noun vocabulary as soon as it should.
      Reported by Jeremy Winnick. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.42.
    • In and around the safe, the game does not recognise some natural variants of correct commands.
      Reported by Jeremy Winnick. Affects all previous versions. Severity: low. Fixed in version 1.42.
    • The BACK command can be used to return to the spire top, when this should not be possible.
      Reported by Jeremy Winnick. Affects all previous versions. Severity: minor. Fixed in version 1.42.
    • Djinn's message will not be delivered while the player is wearing the crown.
      Reported by Jeremy Winnick. Affects all previous versions. Severity: middlish. Worked around in version 1.42
    • Some inconsistent light handling in locations adjacent to lit locations.
      Reported by Jeremy Winnick. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.42.
    • Some inessential beanstalk references not handled correctly
      Reported by Jeremy Winnick. Affects all previous versions. Severity: minor. Fixed in version 1.42.
    • The verb DETOUR is suggested by forest description, but not understood by the game.
      Reported by Jeremy Winnick. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.42.
    • An incorrectly constructed description of a desert location results in a partial sentence. Also an incorrect blocked direction reported in one specific instance.
      Reported by Jeremy Winnick. Affects all previous versions. Severity: minor. Fixed in version 1.42.
  • Version 1.40, 09 Feb 2004
    • Game prints "Value is 7777" when starting up
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects only version 1.40 (some test code left in my mistake). Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.41.
    • Spontaneous offer of help in the middle of a multiple command, messes up the rest of the command.
      Reported by Jeremy Winnick. Affects all previous versions (including Adv660). Severity: irritating. Fixed in version 1.41.
    • If the player causes the safe to fuse, The safe appears to be both open and closed.
      Reported by Jeremy Winnick. Affects all previous versions. Severity: low. Fixed in version 1.41.
    • Trying to close the closed coffin results in "I don't know how".
      Found in testing. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very low. Fixed in version 1.41.
  • Version 1.39, 31 Jan 2004
    • The second part to the troll bridge solution does not work!
      Reported (sort of) by Gabe Pan. Affects versions 1.38 and 1.39. Severity: catastrophic! (Oh dear, or dear, what a cock-up!!) Fixed in version 1.40.
  • Version 1.38, 25 Jan 2004
    • In the valuations room, one perfectly reasonable command variant fails to work
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: minor. Fixed in version 1.39.
    • Dwarves can get irritated even if there are no dwarves to irritate!
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: minor. Fixed in version 1.39.
    • Player should be allowed to jump off the tower roof.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.39.
    • CLIMB DOWN is misinterpreted as CLIMB UP in some locations where climing up is possible, but climbing down is not.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: minor. Fixed in version 1.39.
    • The travel option HILL takes one from outside the garden gates all the way to the end of the road, rather than just to the hill.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.39.
    • Games saved by versions earlier than 1.08 may produce some funnies, and should not be used with this version or any subsequent ones. This is a not going to be fixed!
  • Version 1.37, 18 Jan 2004
    • The CLIMB command may wrongly claim there is nothing to climb at some island locations.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.38.
    • Dropping the starstone in locations without floor, results in a strange action report.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: ugly but benign. Fixed in version 1.38.
    • Dwarves quarters is outdoors, and tower roof is indoors -- should be the other way around.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.38.
    • DOOR not understood to mean also TRAPDOOR.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.38.
    • DOOR not understood to refer to the safe door.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.38.
    • LOOK UP is misinterpreted at tower base.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.38.
    • Spurious fire alarm cancellation message.
      Reported by Jonathan Ellis and "melmoth100". Severity: benign, but worrying. Affects all versions up to 1.61. Fixed in version 1.62.
    • The warning about exploring more above ground refuses to go away, even though it should.
      Reported by Jonathan Ellis Severity: highly irritating. Affects all versions up to 1.47 inclusive.
  • Version 1.36, 07 Jan 2004
    • All magic words should be effective even if not yet revealed to the player.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. OK, OK... I give up! Fixed in version 1.37.
    • The pine hint offered repeatedly.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affect all previous versions. Severity: irritating but benign. Fixed in version 1.37.
    • In some contexts, the pine cannot be referred to as a tree
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affect all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.37.
    • The FERTILISE command can report failure in an inappropriate manner.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affect all previous versions. Severity: ugly but benign. Fixed in version 1.37.
    • Rug descriptions don't always correctly reflect its value.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affect all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.37.
    • Some direction inconsistencies in desert descriptions.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affect all previous versions. Severity: medium. Fixed in version 1.37.
  • Version 1.35, 30 Dec 2003
    • If the only source of drink is a filled vessel on the floor, the simple DRINK command may result in an inappropriate advice being given.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.36.
    • A RESTORE command performs an implicit REMEBER before the restore, destroying any previously memorized state.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.36.
    • The RECALL command requests confirmation of action before checking that there is a memorized game image.
      Not reported. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.36.
    • Game restore timing becomes unreliable if the machine goes into the suspended state.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Severity: irritating but benign. Can't fix. This appears to be a quirk of the time() function, on some laptops, at least.
  • Version 1.34, 25 Dec 2003
    • Use of the ALL EXCEPT construct may under some rare circumstances misbehave on the last object in the except list.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. May affect all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.35.
  • Version 1.33, 11 Dec 2003
    • Documentation erroneously swaps screen width and height values, when describing the use of the -s command line keyword.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous non-GLK versions. Severity: high. Fixed in documentation accompanying version 1.34.
    • After examining the opened coffin, it becomes possible to open it again, even though it is still open.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: ugly but benign. Fixed in version 1.34.
    • Opening the shed door from inside the shed, gives the response appropriate for opening it from outside the shed.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: ugly bnut benign. Fixed in version 1.34.
    • Some innovative uses of the vase and the helmet not allowed for.
      Reported by Arnold C. Vermeulen. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.34.
  • Version 1.32, 30 Nov 2003
    • Initial vending machine description is missing a reference to the machine itself.
      Reported by Dave Picton. Affects versions 1.30 through to 1.32. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.33.
    • The 'read' verb is too fussy about its objects and doesn't always default as it should.
      Found in testing. Affects all previous versions. Severity: irritating but benigh. Fixed in version 1.33.
  • Version 1.31, 28 Nov 2003
    • Saving game in a time critical condition does not allow for the extra turn taken, which may make the saved game practically useless.
      Found in testing. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.32.
    • The ordering of some orb visions may mislead more imaginative players.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: medium. Fixed in version 1.32. Also added two new visions.
  • Version 1.30, 16 Nov 2003
    • Several wrong but ingenious player actions not catered for.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: medium. Fixed in version 1.31
  • Version 1.29, 15 Nov 2003
    • Vending machine description only mentions obtaining batteries after batteries have been obtained!
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.30.
    • Game does not complain, as it is meant to, about commands which cannot be coerced into the verb/noun format
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severuty: high. Fixed in version 1.30.
  • Version 1.28, 09 Oct 2003
    • READ STONE doesn't work where READ ROCK is expected.
      Observed in player logs. Affects all previous versions. Severity: medium. Fixed in version 1.29.
  • Version 1.27, 23 Sep 2003
    • On second reading, a couple of inscriptions found around the cave cause the subsequent prompt to be followed by a null. This is displayed by Windows as a hex value.
      Reported by Alan Beal, 27 Sep 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.28.
    • Dwarves can steal the cage, leaving the caged bird behind!
      Reported by Alan Beal, 27 Sep 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.28.
    • Recharging the lamp does not make the current location lit for movement purposes
      Reported by Alan Beal, 02 Oct 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.28.
  • Version 1.26, 21 Sep 2003
    • Restoring a game dump with an underscore in its name, crashes the game.
      Reported by David Scriven, 23 Sep 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.27.
    • Specifying a name with an underscore for game save, causes the game to be saved with the part of the name following the underscore.
      Reported by David Scriven, 23 Sep 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.27.
    • Windows executable fails to run.
      Reported by David Scriven, 23 Sep 2003. Affects only the windows executable of 1.26. (No idea what happened there!) Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.27
  • Version 1.25, 02 Jul 2003
    • Linux readline executable: parser gives really strange results.
      Reported by David Scriven, 15 Sep 2003. Affects versions from 1.19 to 1.25 inclusive. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.26.
    • Saving a game is sometimes reported to fail, even though it in fact succeeded.
      Reported by David Scriven, 15 Sep 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.27.
    • Some spelling errors and a spurious translation into Dwarvish in one message.
      Reported by Russel Dalenberg, 16 Sep 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.26.
    • SAY XYZZY doesn't work in the Debris Room, though just XYZZY does work.
      Not reported. Affects most previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.26.
    • The tower "doesn't exist" whan standing outside the gates.
      Not reported. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.26.
    • Game responds with an equivalent of "don't be silly" more often than intended.
      Not reported. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Improved in version 1.26.
  • Version 1.24, 27 Jun 2003
    • Some actions in the game may cause the player to be stuck in the final stage of the end-game.
      Reported by Robin Gatter, 01 Jul 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.25.
    • Mangled location description in the panultimate location of the end-game.
      Not reported. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.25
  • Version 1.23, 22 Jun 2003
    • Replying "no" to query whether a game is to be restored with a penalty, leaves player in a wierd state.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 25 Jun 2003. Affects versions 1.22 and 1.23. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.24.
    • The "back" command can be used to evade some important movement constraints.
      Reported by Robin Gatter, 25 Jun 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.24.
  • Version 1.22, 16 Jun 2003
    • Upper case and mixed case commands not understood.
      Not reported. Affects versions 1.20, 1.21 and 1.22. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.23.
  • Version 1.21, 11 Jun 2003
    • The R RUG command is not exactly equivalent to the DROP RUG command. Specifically it fails to trigger an important response in the building. Similar anomalies may occur whenever R is used for dropping an object in a location where this is meant to evoke a non-standard response.
      Reported by Robin Gatter, 12 Jun 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.22.
    • Some references to roses in the rose garden not handled correctly.
      Reported by Robin Gatter, 16 Jun 2033. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.22.
    • The VOCABULARY command fails to display some nouns, despite corresponding objects having been seen by the player.
      Not reported. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.22.
  • Version 1.20, 26 May 2003
    • Sapling description doesn't change as it should.
      Reported by Robin Gatter, 11 Jun 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: medium. Fixed in version 1.21.
    • The small Roman coin cannot be referred to as "coin".
      Reported by John Tempest, 05 Jun 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: medium. Fixed in version 1.21.
  • Version 1.19, 22 May 2003
    • Some "wrong" commands mis-parsed by the door on the island.
      Reported by John Tempest, 25 May 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.20.
    • Some commands involving the verb CROSS not understood, though they should be.
      Reported by John Tempest, 26 May 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: medium. Fixed in version 1.20.
    • Responses to "wrong" knocker commands can be misconstrued.
      Reported by John Tempest, 26 May 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.20.
    • Commands using definite articles may give a mangled response, while performing the correct action.
      Not reported. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.20
  • Version 1.18, 16 May 2003
    • George being a pest in games saved by earlier versions.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 19 May 2003. Specific to version 1.18. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.19.
    • Cosmetic changes in responding to some "wrong" one-word commands.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 22 May 2003. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.19.
  • Version 1.17, 16 May 2003
    • This experimental version uploaded in error. It cannot read normal save files, and other versions won't read save files it creates. Sorry, this is not going to be fixed!
  • Version 1.16, 10 May 2003
    • Unable to visit the audience hall more than once
      Reported by Dave Picton, 09 May 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.18.
    • A number of small textual gremlins.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 09 May 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.18.
  • Version 1.15, 30 Apr 2003
    • Commands involving the generic noun "treasure" followed by one or more specific objects (as in "drop treasure and rod"), associate the specific objects named, with the verb of the preceding command.
      Reported by Blair Carter, 07 May 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.16.
  • Version 1.14, 26 Apr 2003
    • DOS version unable to replay logs.
      Reported by Dave Curr 17 Apr 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.15
  • Version 1.13, 11 Apr 2003
    • Ravine descriptions not correct.
      Not reported. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.14
  • Version 1.12, 10 Apr 2003
    • A door description out of synch with the relevant location description in the "exits barred" stage of the endgame.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 11 Apr 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.13
  • Version 1.11, 08 Apr 2003
    • Troll can still linger in the dungeon in games saved by version 1.03 or earlier
      Reported by John Tempest, 09 Apr 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.12
    • Single word commands at top of stalactite misinterpreted as DOWN.
      Reported by John Tempest, 09 Apr 2003, Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.12
    • A verb which which should be applicable to self, only works if "self" not specified
      Reported by John Tempest, 09 Apr 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: mild. Fixed in version 1.12
    • If an object dropped in the repository, it cannot be picked up again.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 09 Apr 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.12
    • Unable to elicit the repository hint
      Reported by Dave Picton, 09 Apr 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: medium. Fixed in version 1.12
    • Possible to escape from the cave in the "exits barred" stage of the game
      Reported by Dave Picton, 09 Apr 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.12
  • Version 1.10, 07 Apr 2003
    • Minor irregularities in a couple of quips, in games saved by version 1.07 or earlier.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 08 Apr 2003. Affects versions 1.08 through to 1.10. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.11.
  • Version 1.09, 04 Apr 2003
    • The rug refuses to be unrolled in one particular location.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 07 Apr 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.10
    • East and West swapped in a couple of island locations
      Reported by Dave Picton, 07 Apr 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.10
    • An animal is seen departing, without having been previously described as present.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 07 Apr 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: irritating but benign. Fixed in version 1.11.
    • Can't always go down from the top of stalactite (south from the secret canyon above the bedquilt)
      Reported by Dave Picton, 07 Apr 2003, Severity: high. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.10
  • Version 1.08, 02 Apr 2003
    • Games saved with games saved with versions 1.00 through to 1.05, in which the player has been through the catacombes, are restored with the wrong key and the catacombs layout incorrect.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 03 Apr 2003. Affects versions 1.06 through to 1.08. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.09
  • Version 1.07, 01 Apr 2003
    • Some incrementing messages get out of phase in games saved by earlier versions (e.g. "it still says..." even though the inscription in question is being read for the first time).
      A specific instance reported by Dave Picton, 02 Apr 2003. Affects all previous versions. Fixed in version 1.08.
      Severity: high. (NB: the fix unavoidably means that on a smaller scale the same will apply to games saved by 1.07 and restored by subsequent versions. Sorry, nothing to be done about that!)
    • One gates description message has an inverted logic.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 02 Apr 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.08.
  • Version 1.06, 29 Mar 2003 -- BADLY BUGGED!
    • Giant at the picnick grounds can behave apparently inconsistently.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 31 mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.07, 01 Apr 2003.
    • Unable to restore games saved by earlier versions of adv770.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 31 Mar 2003. Affects version 1.05 and 1.06. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.07
    • The "-l name" option doesn't work in Linux Glk-enabled version, even though plain "-l" does.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 28 Mar 2003. Severity: irritating. This is a Glk feature. As a work-around, from version 1.07, for Glk-enabled non-Windows versions, -l keyword changed to -log. (Winglk doesn't support command line keywords at all.) Documentation amended.
  • Version 1.05, 26 Mar 2003
    • Placenames (such as "building") not understood until the relevant place is visited.
      Reported by Blair Carter, 29 Mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.06.
    • Plaque at sandstone chamber cannot be examined, it has to be read.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 29 Mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: medium. Fixed in version 1.06.
    • No info immediately on entering the fog, even if fog conditions are satisfied.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 29 Mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.06.
  • Version 1.04, 25 Mar 2003
    • Full points awarded in error for some damaged objects.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 24 Mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.05.
    • Can't "hit" an object but can "attack" it.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 24 Mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.05.
  • Version 1.03, 24 Mar 2003
    • Troll may appear in error when player forced to drop all posessions.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 24 Mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.04.
    • Trying to pass through a closed door may result in a garbled message. (A few other obscure messages are also affected.)
      Reported by Dave Picton, 24 Mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: medium. Fixed in version 1.04.
    • Waving objects may fail to check that the object to be waved is actually carried.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 24 Mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.04.
  • Version 1.02, 22 Mar 2003
    • Bucket contents not always in synch with bucket descriptions.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 22 Mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.03.
  • Version 1.01, 18 Mar 2003
    • At Fourier passage, "examine coral" responds with "coral" and no prompt.
      Not reported. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.02
    • The -l command line keyword doesn't work with Glk-enabled Windows executable.
      Reported by Dave Curr, 19 Mar 2003. Severity: irritating. Permanent GLK restriction under Windows. Documentation amended.
    • Chunks of texts missing or are inappropriate for the context, if saved game restored by specifying it on the invocation command line.
      A specific instance reported by Dave Picton, 19 Mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.02.
    • Handing the crucifix to the vampire produces null response.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 19 Mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: high. Fixed in version 1.02.
    • Replying "no" to the "do you want an early restore?" results in "OK." and then "I don't know the word 'no'".
      Repored by Dave Picton, 18 Mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.02.
    • At Golden Chamber, one word commands other than movement ones result in description of Warm Chamber.
      Repored by Dave Picton, 18 Mar 2003. Affects all previous versions. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.02.
  • Version 1.0, 16 Mar 2003 -- BADLY BUGGED!!!
    • Impossible to move out of the east part of the ravine. The word "ferns" is displayed instead of the prompt.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 18 Mar 2003. Severity: catastrophic. Fixed in version 1.01.
    • Looking down the cliff by the notice, does not note the changing scenery below the cliff.
      Reported by Dave Picton, 18 Mar 2003. Severity: cosmetic. Fixed in version 1.01.
    • Command "ravine" at the cliff view elicits the response "don't be silly".
      Reported by Dave Picton, 18 Mar 2003. Severity: very high. Fixed in version 1.01.

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