The first guestbook

The Magnetic Scrolls Memorial had a couple of different guestbooks over time and some of the external ones were lost when the service shut down. However the very first guestbook from the first two years in the existance of the Memorial was conserved and is presented here. All these visitors accompanied the Magnetic Scrolls Memorial from its very early stages.

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1999-12-30/12:14
Klaus Meier mail@klausmeier.de / http://www.klausmeier.de/ wrote:

Congratulations to your new domain and my best wishes for the future of this site. Your papa
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1999-08-28/22:51
Anthony mavarch@freeuk.com / http://welcome.to/mavweb wrote:

I think Magnetic Scrolls adventures are great
Until now I have not been able to get hold of The Pawn or Guild,(As Jinxter and Fish I have on the Atari ST),
There are others I think were conected to MS or Rainbird - and they are Silicon Dreams(Worm in Paradise I had that and lost it,Return to eden and snowball) anywhere I can get these titles from....
55
1999-08-13/15:18
Richard Hewison rhewison@cix.co.uk / no homepage wrote:

I was lucky enough to work for Rainbird during the development and publication of "Corruption" and "Fish!" and I was involved with bug testing both games across all the formats they were published on. I also used to man the phones and help people out with all their Mag Scrolls questions. It's nice to see sites like this keeping these games alive!
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1999-07-29/00:40
ed szumlas ed@frecklesgraphics.com / no homepage wrote:

Finding this site was very excitng to me. You have done an excellent job interpreting the essence, feel and depth of such historically significant games that a friend and I played enjoyed so much in the 80s. They etched a permanent "realm" of sorts in our mind and inspired much more. Thanks for keeping such treasures alive.
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1999-07-04/21:36
Anthony Brereton Anthony.Brereton@Virgin.Net / no homepage wrote:

Good Site! I first started playing Magnetic Scrolls games back in 1988 with 'The Pawn' on the c64 and progressed to an Amiga 500 and enjoyed 'Guild Of Thieves' and 'Fish!' I still boot up my Amiga emulator and play them occasionally...
52
1999-06-12/12:33
reakktor no email / no homepage wrote:

guild of thieves... i love this game (i still do!)
ive got it!
thanx guys!
51
1999-06-07/16:22
Richard Karsmakers cronos@atari.org / http://www.fortysecond.net/rich wrote:

There were few companies as totally excellent and totally cult as Magnetic Scrolls. I, too, was captured by their games. Around the time of the release of "Fish!" and friend of mine and myself did an interview with Anita Sinclair. I will see if I can find that interview somewhere and mail it to you if you're interested.
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1999-05-30/01:54
Alex Bunch Alex.Bunch@BTInternet.com / http://www.btinternet.com/~bmack wrote:

I was re-reading all my old Zzaps and Crash's and was wondering whatever happened to the loverly Anita Sinclair?
49
1999-05-27/17:07
Seth Goldstein SGoldstein@allbusinessys.com / no homepage wrote:

Neat site
48
1999-05-24/08:53
The Meditator meditator@home.ro / http://meditator.someone.net/ wrote:

Corruption is the best game I've ever played!

Great site! I've turned the web upside down to find Crruption!
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1999-04-29/11:24
Spiggy joeri.dillen@student.kuleuven.ac.be / no homepage wrote:

Great page for what were probably the best adventures ever. I was wondering: would it be possible to re-use the interpreter to make new adventures? Is there documentation on the .mag format? please mail me if you know sth.
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1999-03-25/18:37
hayley hayleyll@aol.com / no homepage wrote:

wowsers!
i remember playing jinxter all night on my old Atari ST... and guild of theives..... now i can once again play them!!! what a good site.
any chance of having wonderland story files for mag interpter here??

hayley
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1999-03-24/13:42
clive beale no email / no homepage wrote:

I remember standing in a newsagents, drooling over a magazine article on the Pawn when it first came out. I was desparate to buy an ST just to play it (but eventually got an Amiga instead..) The graphics and parser made everything else before look childish. Your site brought back some great memories. Excellent stuff... cheers
44
1999-03-12/23:33
S.L. no email / no homepage wrote:

YOUR SITE IS GREAT! GREATEST!
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1999-03-09/22:46
Ery ery@gmx.de / no homepage wrote:

Thanks!!! I played the games with the amiga. Time is gone but the remember of this lucky day's have make many fun to me. I have learned english with this games, guild of thiefs and the others and this fun it better then the many 3d games i played. But to you. The site is exellent!!! I find very good to see a person that like this games and give that to the web. Thanks and Bye. Ery.
42
1999-03-05/23:11
Unknown no email / no homepage wrote:

Thanks for the walkthrough on Wonderland. I have wanted this for a long time.
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1999-02-26/23:57
Kalle Kiminki hunam@saunalahti.fi / no homepage wrote:

Once upon a time a salesman told me, that no - they don't have Pawnee by Magnetic Roads.
Utterly defeated I was certain, that I would never ever get to play Pawn during this lifetime.
Well, I guess I have died and gone to heaven.
This is SO cool !!!
40
1999-02-25/02:08
Mike Ball mike.ball@bigpond.com / no homepage wrote:

And they say time travel is impossible!!
After downloading The Pawn, and booting it up in my PC (with the lights down) I was transported back to the eighties, once again playing the game on my old C64.
What a buzz!!!

My congratulations and admiraton go out to you for a truly wonderful and comprehensive site.
39
1999-02-21/03:52
Marek Kosmala markos@gmx.de / no homepage wrote:

To use a typical English understatement - when I accidentally stumbled upon your homepage, it simply knocked me out my feet. Have you any idea for how long I've been looking for Jinxter and all the other superb MaS releases? Ages!

Well, what can I say... a big tnx, you made my *millenium* :)))

Marek Kosmala.
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1999-02-20/04:12
Nick Morrott drweesh@hotmail.com / no homepage wrote:

It's soo cool to be able to play Guild again, with the full version of What Burglar and the hints section. Magnetic keeps getting better and i look forward to the MUSH/MUD thing in Kerovnia

Keep up the great work Stef,

Nick Morrott
UK
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1999-02-16/06:49
Robert Korr Robert_jk@hotmail.com / no homepage wrote:

I can't beleive I found the PAWN. Thank you so much
for your effort to keep old, still fun, game alive.
Although I never came anywhere near finishing the
game, I always enjoyed playing. When I show my cousin that I have his old game, and the solutions
that dogged us for years he's going to sh--. Thank
again, RJK.
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1999-01-27/10:40
Iain iain_black@yahoo.com / http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/decimal/81/ wrote:

Nice Page, I wasn't really into adventures on the C64 but it's nice to see a page recording all the games from one company.
35
1999-01-22/11:26
Frank Hunter frank_hunter@voyager.net.uk / no homepage wrote:

A Great Page Stefan, That Keeps Getting Better
34
1999-01-12/23:05
Peter Verdi sermon@netway.at / no homepage wrote:

Really great to have you back online!!!

The Internet is now worth looking at again!

Peter
33
1998-11-10/11:46
K.E Bergmark Kjlbek96@student.umu.se / no homepage wrote:

Fantastic to hear about my favourite kingdom Kerovnia again!
32
1998-11-03/09:16
Medded mphawkeye@hotmail.com / no homepage wrote:

The site and the idea of it is great, I like to play the games, too, and think they were the serious made counterpart in quality to LucasArts Adventures.
Does anybody know what Anita Sinclair and the others are doing these days?
31
1998-10-19/22:48
K. Lau no email / no homepage wrote:

Thank you for remembering these absolutely great games.
30
1998-09-15/20:21
Peter sermon@netway.at / no homepage wrote:

Finally Magnetic Scrolls get the appreciation they deserve! This is a really wonderful page!
I played all of their games on C64, Amiga and PC and still do. Forget Tomb Raider, Unreal and all the other "good" games we have now.
So, this leaves me just one sentence left to say:
Magnetic Scrolls lives on forever in our hearts!
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1998-09-13/02:59
Federico fzonca@spin.it / no homepage wrote:

Hello,
i really like whenever i see some page about interactive fiction classics, and I must say you
did a great job with giving this tribute to Magnetic Scrolls..
I still have original boxes etc of Wonderland, Corruption, Jinxter and the Pawn, if you like some scanning job or anything else just ask, it would be a pleasure to me.

Bye


28
1998-08-26/23:30
stephane stef.pellegrino@wanadoo.fr / no homepage wrote:

Hi guys...
This site is really great...! thanx
(don't forget : oldies = goodies ) 8)
>> Interviews of the authors, cool too :)
bye
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1998-08-26/23:30
stephane stef.pellegrino@wanadoo.fr / no homepage wrote:

Hi guys...
This site is really great...! thanx
(don't forget : oldies = goodies ) 8)
>> Interviews of the authors, cool too :)
bye
26
1998-06-02/21:24
chris jones cw.jones@virgin.net / no homepage wrote:

required to get Guild of Thieves
25
1998-05-31/17:00
Mike Landers plissken@netcomuk.co.uk / http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~plissken/storm.htm wrote:

Wonderful stuff... a great tribute to some fantastic software.

(Although, if I had to nitpick, I think the "next game" graphic is a broken link, and try as I might, I couldn't get The Pawn to download.

Then again, I was proably screwing something up...

Anyway, keep up the good work!

Mike
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1998-05-19/11:23
kevin kpwhite@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca / no homepage wrote:

I looked forever for Guild of Thieves
When I found a copy a year ago it didn't work
using your web pg. I now have a working copy
thanks
23
1998-05-10/18:22
UK Zetnetter zetnetter@yahoo.com / no homepage wrote:

A great Magnetic Scrolls page! I didn't know there was so many people who loved the games as me - not surprising really when you consider how good the games were. They can't be beaten for atmosphere/gameplay. I played Fish!, Guild of Thieves and Wonderland on my old Amiga years ago. I've just started to play The Pawn with the MS Interpretor on my PC! I wish there was a Interpretor version of Wonderland - does anyone know if one will be released? If anyone would like a chat about these great games then feel free to mail me!
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1998-04-25/12:24
James Moore jamesm@quidnunc.com / no homepage wrote:

Bravo!
Our memories will never die.

If anyone wants DOS versions, I own 4 of the 8. On the lookout for the others, with the aim of creating an abandonware site. Mail me to give or receive.
21
1998-04-17/00:23
Jason Reffell jlpicard@captain-kirk.com / no homepage wrote:

WELCOME BACK
Life just wasn't the same without you
20
1998-03-27/18:16
Frank Skagemo skagemo@online.no / http://home.sol.no/~skagemo/if/ wrote:

Congratulations and welcome back on a new (and faster) server! Computer archeology is not the same without you :-)
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1998-02-11/00:18
Pete pete.k@dial.pipex.com / no homepage wrote:

Fabulous site ! It nearly brings a tear to my eye thinking of the talent that was lost when the gaming scene hit critical mass in the early 90's. Oh well, playing C64 games again on my Mac sure is fun :) Btw, anybody out there fancy doing a Mac version of magnetic ?
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1998-02-02/23:20
Andreas assd03@elev.ovik.se / no homepage wrote:

Great page! So much info about the best game makers.
Thank you!
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1998-01-07/01:19
Jason Reffell jlpicard@captain-kirk.com / no homepage wrote:

Love this site
Absolutely stunning. About time someone paid tribute to the best games ever written
Talking of best Games - Anyone know where i can buy Wonderland for the pc. Ive tried the emulated version for the atari and it crashes on me and its my fave game of all time. Help please
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1998-01-03/16:36
Pedro Guerreiro pguerreiro@bigfoot.com / no homepage wrote:

B R I L L I A N T ! ! !

Thats the way to describe your Memorial to Magnetic Scrolls. Being a fan of them from the Spectrum times, I bought all of their games for the PC, and now this site is really a must for any adventure game fan.
BTW, what are the guys (and gal) doing now? Are there any chance that they might join together again to make another game?
Keep up the good work.
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1997-12-24/17:03
Lelah Conrad lconrad@lane.k12.or.us / no homepage wrote:

Super of you to make these games available. Though I played Infocom in the '80's, I never heard of these. (However, my college aged daughter, home for Christmas, walked by the computer screen last nite and said -- "Hey, I remember that game! You're a fish, right? We played it in our TAG class in 4th grade!")
Anyway, as a former librarian, I'm wondering whether there might be some way to make stuff like these games LEGALLY available on a loan basis, just like with library books? E.g., a user could "borrow" the file in order to play the game, just as with the millions of out of print books in a library, and then delete it when done? Maybe even the copyright holders might agree to this, if they could be found. Otherwise, due to the nature of ever changing technology, these games will die a sure death, especially since used copies of them appear to be very rare. From what little I've seen of these games, they should be preserved and enjoyed by reader/players, not just in non-usable archives!
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1997-11-30/23:30
Paul Bell check@chime.prestel.co.uk / no homepage wrote:

WOW - what an AMAZING backdrop! AND great site - innovative programming lives on ...
13
1997-11-01/21:24
Robert A Steed 64519260@mmu.ac.uk / no homepage wrote:

Top stuff! I've got Acorn Archimedes version of some
of the MS games if anyone realyy needs them. Has
anyone got any MS-DOS versions cos I really need
them...!
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1997-11-01/21:22
Mickey Kim mkim@rivernet.com.au / no homepage wrote:

Excellent site Peter. I thought I was the only
person interested in Magnetic Scroll games. Keep up
the good work and if I can be of assistance let me
know.
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1997-11-01/21:21
Stefan Jokisch s.jokisch@avu.de / no homepage wrote:

Magnetic Scrolls deserves a site like this.
10
1997-11-01/18:19
Matej Pokorn admin@soc4-pc.mf.uni-lj.si / no homepage wrote:

Great Site! Keep the good work! The memory of Mag
Rolls will never die!
9
1997-11-01/18:18
Ronaldo Gazel equipe@net.em.com.br / no homepage wrote:

Havent seen a well-organized homepage like this!
Congratulations and dont miss the History Train!
Keep the ST flame burning!
8
1997-11-01/18:17
Peter Villar i Lorente peter@ant.upc.es / no homepage wrote:

I didn't knew there were still people who liked to
play text adventures rather than action games! I
liked this page very much, and I really found
valuable information. Thank you! Peter.
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1997-11-01/18:16
Ian wj684@freenet.victoria.bc.ca / http://www.inetex.com/ianc wrote:

Sure wish you had a walkthrough of Alice in
Wonderland, thats what I came here looking for!
Ian.
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1997-11-01/18:14
Gerry Eversole geversole@frontier.canrem.com / no homepage wrote:

Have Magnetic Scrolls Collection on 5,25 " disks.
(Guild, Fish,Corruptioon). Also have posters etc.
Transferred data to 3.5" disks but can not get to
install on 486-100mhz w. Win95. Any tips?
5
1997-11-01/18:12
Barry Perryman BPerryman@computasoft.com / no homepage wrote:

Way back when I was a spotty 16 year old I became
re-aquainted with a friends brother - Hugh. Hugh
seemed to know everything about computers and
programming including what types of cruddy editors
I would have to learn to use a Uni and that I would
be forced to learn Pascal, but I should ignore that
and just learn C before I went - he even took the
time to explain some of the harder bits of pointers.
On top of all that I spent a lot of the summer of 86
playing early editions of Guild of thieves. Many
thanks for the programming tips and early guidance.
Barry
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1997-11-01/18:11
Tim Slusser tjsluss2@unity.ncsu.edu / http://www.ncsu.edu/ wrote:

Magnetic Scrolls games have always been a favorite
of mine.
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1997-10-30/18:33
Kai Holst kai@scriba.org / http://www.scriba.org/~kai/ wrote:

Thanks for putting up this memorial site. I remember
spending hundreds of hours pouring over the quests
of The Pawn and Guild of Thieves, and with the sole
exception of Dungeon Master, those games were my
most loved ones. It was too bad things went the way
they went with Magnetic Scrolls, but the company
and the games still have a big place in my
computer-enthusiastic heart!
2
1997-10-30/18:31
Frederic Gidouin frederic.gidouin@hol.fr / http://wwwperso.hol.fr/~gidouin/pacifist.html wrote:

Most recent games tend to all have mindblasting graphics & animations, while theirs stories are pitiful. I've always been a great
fan of Infocom & Magnetic Scrolls games, and am glad to see some others also appreciate those old but excellent pieces of
code.
1
1997-10-30/18:30
Stefan Meier Stefan.Meier@post.rwth-aachen.de / http://www.romani.de/homepages/stworld/ wrote:

Have you ever tried to cross the red line? Did you rob the Bank of Kerovnia? These pages are for all of you who want to
indulge in memories or join the world of Magnetic Scrolls... Please feel free to use this guestbook to talk about MagScrolls,
swallow in memories or just read what others have written. Enjoy! Stefan Meier