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Merlin
12-24-2005, 10:08 PM
Nice review, and download links: http://free-game-downloads.mosw.com/abandonware/pc/strategy_games/games_so_sy/sword_of_aragon.html Unfortunately, you have to pay to get download privileges.

Here's a more interesting thing: Return to Aragon, an open source sequel: http://sourceforge.net/projects/rtaragon/ Too bad nothing is happening there.

Merlin
12-26-2005, 06:25 AM
So, I got inspired and was playing a little Sword yesterday and today. Then, I recalled that Moriority has a version 1.1 that had *greatly* improved AI. So I thought I'd look and see where I have that version.

Instead of that, I found the long lost source to Sword. I'm almost tempted to convert it to VB.NET and get it running under Windows. I'm sure if I did that, I'd have to make about 6,000 changes to make it better. Maybe it could be Sword 2.0?

Ziech
12-31-2005, 07:39 PM
That would be totally awesome... I think that if you did that and posted the download this site might get a bit more traffic

Merlin
10-28-2006, 12:55 AM
I was poking around Wikipedia, and ran into a listing for Sword that is empty. I think I'll have to write an entry for Wikipedia.

Atharan
08-29-2008, 10:32 PM
So, I got inspired and was playing a little Sword yesterday and today. Then, I recalled that Moriority has a version 1.1 that had *greatly* improved AI. So I thought I'd look and see where I have that version.

Instead of that, I found the long lost source to Sword. I'm almost tempted to convert it to VB.NET and get it running under Windows. I'm sure if I did that, I'd have to make about 6,000 changes to make it better. Maybe it could be Sword 2.0?

woah, you have the source?! can you post a link?

Merlin
08-30-2008, 01:14 AM
woah, you have the source?! can you post a link?
I've thought about it, but I don't own the copyright. Hasbro owns it now, I think. SSI was sold to Mindscape, who were then gobbled up by some other company, eventually ending up with Hasbro.

I'd like to see someone do a .NET version. It was written in QuickBASIC. Some of the tools would have to be updated, but it shouldn't be too hard to do for someone with the time.

Mike
03-06-2009, 02:21 AM
Yes! Create a Sword of Aragon II. If any game deserved a seuqel, it's this one.

The open-source sequel would've been nice if it wasn't dead...the map could have been expanded to include the western and southern lands (previously impossible to reach), and navies/ ship-to-ship combat and artillery could've been added to the mix. Sigh. It's a great idea, I must say.

Merlin
03-06-2009, 02:41 AM
We had plans back in the early 90's, but got side-tracked by SSI's deal with TSR, and spent a lot of time working on a D&D game instead. We still kick ourselves for not doing a sequel to Sword.

mikpig
11-20-2010, 08:43 PM
We had plans back in the early 90's, but got side-tracked by SSI's deal with TSR, and spent a lot of time working on a D&D game instead. We still kick ourselves for not doing a sequel to Sword.

It's never to late man :)

I remember playing SOA in the late 80's as kid. I hardly understood English by then, but that did not stop me!

francthomas_31
04-19-2011, 08:04 AM
dude, i though im only the one who used to play SOA in 80's?hehe. but the game is awesome! :) :)

Deuce Traveler
10-18-2014, 04:59 PM
I just wanted to let you know that I have done a Let's Play of this game at RPG Codex here:

http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/sword-of-aragon-with-a-codexian-war-council.93069/

I have also completed a retrospective review of the game here at Tacticular Cancer, the RPG Codex strategy game sister site:

http://www.tacticularcancer.com/content.php?id=4503

Finally, it will be included in felipepe's CRPG Book Project, and I will be the lead writer for the article:

https://crpgbook.wordpress.com/

Merlin
10-24-2014, 11:45 PM
That is a great run through! I hope you councilors are victorious.

amish119
05-02-2017, 08:32 AM
I'm almost tempted to convert it to VB.NET and get it running under Windows.