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Old 12-24-2005, 10:08 PM
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Nice review, and download links: http://free-game-downloads.mosw.com/...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.
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Old 12-26-2005, 06:25 AM
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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?
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That would be totally awesome... I think that if you did that and posted the download this site might get a bit more traffic
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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.
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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?
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:14 AM
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:41 AM
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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.
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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.
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I remember playing SOA in the late 80's as kid. I hardly understood English by then, but that did not stop me!
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dude, i though im only the one who used to play SOA in 80's?hehe. but the game is awesome!
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