to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Pawn I just published the first release of Magnetic Scripts.
Saving an restoring games is supported. With most of the current browsers you even get a persistent storage, so your save games are stored across game sessions.
Save game files from Magnetic Scripts can be used with native interpreters.
Optional save game storage on the Magnetic Scrolls Memorial server. Sync your save games across different clients.
Supports HTML Fullscreen mode.
Pictures and music are supported. On desktop machines, the Wonderland music is real Midi playback. Pictures can be scaled at runtime.
Integrated hint system based on the original hints from the manuals.
The classic games support both the Amiga 16bit graphics and the C64 8bit graphics.
And of course, if you find bugs or other annoyances, please let me know and I will try to sort it out. Some parts are surely a little bit rough and although I call it a 1.0 release I am pretty sure that there are bugs and glitches. Over time the project got much larger than originally intended, so it still is some kind of a big experiment that got out of control
The rights on the games are held by Magnetic Scrolls Ltd, which belongs to Anita Sinclair and Ken Gordon. Their games, sadly enough, have been unavailable for years, so there are very few options left to play the games in a legitimate way. The reason for making the games available was to prevent the loss of the games. Anita and Ken - very nice people indeed - both know the Magnetic Scrolls Memorial and didn’t object to the contents, so I assume that the pages are in their spirit and the availabilty of the materials is tolerated at least. Of course this is not a legal entitlement and obviously all the materials can only be used for personal, strictly non-commercial purposes. If you feel uncomfortable with this and don’t want to be in the legal limbo, please refrain from using the site. For the above reason I am safe as houses that there is no risk in using the site, but what’s foolproof in life? So you have to decide for yourself.
Hope, you enjoy it!