Calixto Island

So, on a whim, I searched for “Calixto Island”, the first adventure game we had for our TRS-80 16K CoCo. I was 7 years old. It used cassette tapes, including one I could wear my hands out playing, “Packet-Man.”

I found what looks like it, though possibly in Portugese, something called “CALIXTOP.PAK”. I also found an emulator called “MESS” and got it to load a TRS-80 COCO 2 ROM. That works. My first program

Now if I can just get it to load CALIXTOP.PAK or ADV3.DSK and run the game.

This came about because I was wondering: Why not write an adventure game. It could be web based. It would be an interesting way to mess around with vocabularies. I might be able to come up with some pretty interesting interface. And maybe start an adventure game community. People could contribute plots, code, and artwork.

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  1. I actually have an emulated version (in English) of this game at home on my PC. If I remember correctly, it’s the version from when they added graphics to it, but all the text is untouched from the original. I found it years ago, but in searching this weekend no one seems to have it anymore. Drop me a line and I’ll send it to you when I get back home tomorrow. (I also used to play this on TRS-80 from cassette, back in the day!)

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