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Beneath Apple Manor - DOS


Control:

Game is con­trol­led by the same keys that are used to playing un­der MS DOS. For full­screen press 'Right Alt' + 'En­ter'.


Help:

This ga­me is e­mu­la­ted by ja­va­script e­mu­la­tor em-dos­box. If you pre­fer to use a ja­va ap­plet e­mu­la­tor, fol­low this link.


Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)



Game info:
Beneath Apple Manor - box cover
box cover
Game title: Beneath Apple Manor
Platform: MS-DOS
Author (released): The Software Factory (1983)
Genre: RPG Mode: Single-player
Design: Don Worth
Music:
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

6771 kB
Download: BAM.zip

Game size:

27 kB
Recommended emulator: DOSBox

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Beneath Apple Manor is a roguelike game written by Don Worth for the Apple II and published by The Software Factory in 1978. Higher resolution 'Special Editions' were released in 1982 and 1983, through Quality Software, for the Apple II and Atari 8-bit family. It was one of the first video games to use procedural generation. The game is the oldest example of so-called 'dungeon crawler' genre and is even 9 years older than the legendary Dungeon Master. This genre of video games is extremely popular to this day, and among the latest examples you can find, for example, Minecraft Dungeons, a game based on the another famous game - Minecraft.
   The goal of Beneath Apple Manor is to obtain a Golden Apple on the bottom floor of the dungeon. There are 10 rooms per level in the low-res version, and 5 in the high-res version. The high-res versions may be played in low-res/text mode, thereby gaining this increase in level size. It is notable for being the first commercial role playing game developed and released for a home computer as opposed to a mainframe computer.
   Despite being included in the 'roguelike' genre, Beneath Apple Manor actually predates Rogue (created in 1980) by two years. The creator claims that neither he nor the implementors of Rogue knew about the other game.
   Alan Isabelle reviewed Beneath Apple Manor in The Space Gamer No. 35, commenting that 'All in all, strengths by far outnumber weaknesses. The game is highly recommended.' Softline in 1983 said of Beneath Apple Manor—Special Edition that 'now it's back, and it's better', including improved graphics, varying difficulty levels, and the ability to save progress. The magazine concluded that 'BAM is not a game that you will tire of easily ... [it] is for any adventurer, beginner to expert'. Computer Gaming World's Scorpia stated in 1991 and 1993 that Beneath Apple Manor was 'terribly slow even by the standards of the day, but it was fun nonetheless' and 'not bad for a game' designed for a 16K Apple II.


Keyboard Command Summary

COMMAND                                 USAGE COST

N*      North                                 DEXTERITY and 1 or 2 turns
S*      South                                 DEXTERITY and 1 or 2 turns
E*      East                                   DEXTERITY and 1 or 2 turns
W*     West                                  DEXTERITY and 1 or 2 turns
R*      Run away in panic             Half of DEXTERITY and 1 turn
B*      Bash door            		     STRENGTH and 1 turn
K*      Knock at door     		     STRENGTH and 1 turn
O       Open door                          -
L        Listen at door              	     -
I         Search for secret passages 	     3 turns
A*      Attack a monster                STRENGTH and 1 turn
O*      Open treasure                    1 turn (BODY if trapped)
D       Drop gold                            Gold lost
1-9     Wait # turns                	     # turns
0        Wait to rest        		     0 or several turns
?        Status of player                   -
Z*      Zap monster                        up to 1/2 INTELLIGENCE and 1 turn
H       Heal                             	     1/10 INTELLIGENCE and 1 turn
X       Xray vision spell                  1/4 INTELLIGENCE +15 and 3 turns
T*      Teleportation                        Gold, 1/4 INTELLIGENCE + 5 and 1 turn

(Commands denoted with * can produce noise which attracts monsters within 3 
squares of distance)
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Notes: Play using RGB only.

More details about this game can be found on Wikipedia.org.

For fans and collectors:
Find this game on video server YouTube.com or Vimeo.com.
Buy original game at Amazon.com, eBay.com or GOG.com.

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Platform:

This ver­sion of Beneath Apple Manor was de­sig­ned for per­so­nal com­pu­ters with o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem MS-DOS (Mi­cro­soft Disk O­pe­ra­ting Sys­tem), which was o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem de­ve­lo­ped by Mi­cro­soft in 1981. It was the most wi­de­ly-used o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was sup­plied with most of the IBM com­pu­ters that pur­cha­sed a li­cen­se from Mi­cro­soft. Af­ter 1995, it was pu­s­hed out by a gra­phi­cal­ly mo­re ad­van­ced sys­tem - Win­dows and its de­ve­lop­ment was ce­a­sed in 2000. At the ti­me of its grea­test fa­me, se­ve­ral thou­sand ga­mes de­sig­ned spe­ci­fi­cal­ly for com­pu­ters with this sys­tem we­re cre­a­ted. To­day, its de­ve­lop­ment is no lon­ger con­ti­nue and for e­mu­la­tion the free DOSBox e­mu­la­tor is most of­ten used. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about MS-DOS operating system can be found here.

 
Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for Beneath Apple Manor. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Beneath Apple Manor are summarized in the following table:
 

Emulator Technology Multiplayer Fullscreen Touchscreen Speed
Archive.org JavaScript YES NO NO fast
js-dos JavaScript YES YES NO fast
js-dos 6.22 JavaScript YES YES NO fast
jsDosBox JavaScript YES NO NO slow
jDosBox Java applet YES YES NO fast

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