A few weeks ago I lucked into an impossibly hard to find
copy of Infocom's classic sci-fi political thriller A Mind Forever Voyaging
in excellent complete condition.
This game - for the Amiga - is hard to find in the two most common ways. The primary path for many, of course, is to browse the various ADF hosting sites across the globe. This particular game is nowhere to be found on the Amiga side of things - not in the usual spots, at least. The second path would be original physical media. And as I explained in a previous post
, the scarcity of AMFV on actual Amiga media is exceedingly hard to find. You may find a DOS version somewhere, but an Amiga one? It ain't easy (I've never found one, fwiw). UPDATE: Not only did I find a boxed copy
, but I eventually snagged a never-opened still-in-the-shrinkwrap copy in the summer of 2019 while I was vacationing overseas.
As a result, and in the pure interest of historical preservation, I created an Amiga ADF
of my original disk and offer it here for those that are interested. I do not offer this file with any expectation for profit, nor do I believe that the owners would be losing any money on a platform that frankly died two decades ago. Those of us that enjoy the Amiga today do it out of love for the machine and its software - not for financial gain.
Download the ADF here.
I plan on also updating the paltry Game page
for this title soon with a much more in-depth review, and also finding a more permanent place
for this file (and others like it) here on AmigaLove.com. In other words, there will be more - and they won't live in posts like this. They'll likely be in a dedicated location on the Games Pages themselves.
If you decide to play from this ADF (which I've compressed into an RAR archive), you will need to use the decoder wheel table found here
or somewhere else to get past the old-school disk protection.
I won't be surprised if I start to see this file bubble up on other sites over time, but I think that's OK. The more this game can be enjoyed on the decades-old but still kicking Amiga, the better.