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Description: Dumper/player for adventures written using GAC
Download: grackle.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 185kb
Version: 0.4beta
Date: 04 Sep 2020
Author: David Lodge
Submitter: Eugene aGGreSSor Sobolev
Requirements: keyboard
Category: game/misc
License: Other
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.0
FileID: 11403
Comments: 0
Snapshots: 1
Videos: 0
Downloads: 61  (Current version)
61  (Accumulated)
Votes: 3 (0/0)  (30 days/7 days)

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Application by David Lodge [11-Mar-2011]
MorphOS version adapted by Stefan Haubenthal
AmigaOS4 version builded by Eugene aGGreSSor Sobolev


Grackle is a dumper and player for adventures written using the Graphic
Adventure Creator. 
At the moment it supports games from the following systems:

* Spectrum (in .sna format)
* CPC (as extracted files with the AMSDOS header from a disk image or as a .sna)
* BBC Micro (as the raw datafile extracted from the disc image, usually called

bbc-grackle-draw.c is included in this version, this is basic messing code to
redraw the graphics on the BBC Micro from the graphics data file (usually
The BBC Micro used a different format than other platforms.
The image drawing code is very basic and there will be errors in the output.


This can be useful if you are going to remaster an old adventure or 
gain new knowledge about internals of games.


Command line syntax:

grackle [-p|-l] [-s room] file

-p = play game (default)
-l = list game
-s = provide a start room

BBC Micro games aren't quite working yet; the high profile conditions don't seem
to quite work.

(Sinclair ZX Spectrum)

1. Choose a game from List of games created using The Graphic Adventure Creator
and download it.
   (for example Cricket Crazy by The Dreaming Djinn)
   Public Domain:
2. Run your Speccy emulator and load it.

3. Save memory dump as game.sna

4. Use grackle -p game.sna for Play game

5. Use grackle -l game.sna > game.txt for get the source code of the game as

(Amstrad CPC)

Chose a game here:

otherwise similar to above

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