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The Page 6 PD Library / What's with the leech detection?
« on: December 08, 2008, 11:10:47 AM »
I decided to download any of the ST disks with adventures, but when I click on the disk download icon, I get a leech detection page. What gives? I'm just using an ordinary, everyday browser (Firefox, of course), not some sort of automated download tool.

Has anyone else had this problem?

General Page 6 Discussion / Adventure column
« on: October 15, 2006, 12:12:45 PM »
Hi folks,

I've updated all my articles from Page 6 and sent them to Paul. This includes all the Adventure columns and Adventure articles from issues 9 to 41 and a few other articles from issues 4 to 25.

I've corrected all the typos, reformatted all the Adventure hints (so they're a bit easier to read) and replaced most of the images. I added a splash of colour to some of them. It was very time consuming, but fun. I just hope Paul sees the light and converts the site to standards-compliant XHTML and CSS to make everyone's life a lot easier. I could have done the work in a fraction of the time.

I found the original GEM files of the Adventure maps for The Dark Crystal and Escape from Traam, converted them to Adobe Illustrator format using Corel Draw, then imported them into Macromedia Freehand to fix the botchy conversion. I then imported them into Macromedia Fireworks, spiffied them up a bit and exported them to GIFs. Whew! The end result was much better than a grainy black and white scan, so it was worth the effort.

This was a real nostalgia trip. I remembered my program listings (Grab An Apple, Colour Palette and Speed Check), but there were many Adventures that I can't even remember playing! It was a real joy to reread the articles. I hope everyone else enjoys them as well.

- Garry Francis

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