User avatar
intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
Website

Posted Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:55 pm

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).

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.

Have fun!
Attachments
AMFV.jpg
AMFV box cover, Amiga


User avatar
intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
Website

Posted Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:38 am

I've contacted TOSEC and they have expressed interest in the file. I submitted the file for their approval.

I'll be sorting this out soon, I think, but still plan on making it available here (and others) going forward. Some of these other historical preservation efforts are challenging to locate and use, let alone understand, IMO. The more the merrier, as a friend on EAB recently stated.





Return to “Games”