Recent Releases

0.2701 Nov 2020 17:13 major bugfix: There was a bug in the previous release. People were able to play from the Amstrad CPC binaries but no other ones. Sorry. Pleas use only the 0.27 release!
0.2631 Oct 2020 14:24 minor feature: This release enables Amstrad CPC enthusiasts to replay the games by loading the game binaries from DSK image files. The awesome pictures have been preserved, and offer a nostalgic experience.
0.2526 Jul 2020 15:07 minor feature: This release offers a new "make check" target for the operating systems that need it. Internally, the RGB channels have been bumped up from 3 Bit to 10 Bit.
0.2411 Jul 2020 14:07 minor feature: This release offers a new "make check" target for the operating systems that need it. Internally, the RGB channels have been bumped up from 3 Bit to 10 Bit.
0.2306 Jun 2020 21:16 major feature: This release saw major improvements when playing the original games from the MS DOS releases. The images packaged in there used a slightly different format than the AMIGA versions, resulting in muted colours when playing with the LOW ANSI output. An alternative algorithm has been introduced, called -vmode low_ansi2, resulting in much more colourful, nuanced pictures. Just have a look yourself!
0.2213 Feb 2020 11:25 major feature: This release saw MAJOR additions. Not only allows the new "sixel" mode for better looking graphics (in certain terminal emulators), but also the game binaries from "Wonderland" and "The Magnetic Scrolls Collection Volume 1" can be used to play the game directly. Those contained images for playing with EGA graphics. Using the new parameter -ega, it is now possible to enjoy those.
0.2118 Jan 2020 19:04 minor bugfix: This release added two new features: - Loading original MS-DOS binaries for "Corruption" and "Fish!" - The previous release had some debugging code enabled, which was creating a debug.mag file under certain circumstances.
0.2015 Jan 2020 19:18 major feature: This release added two new features: - Loading original MS-DOS binaries for "Jinxter" - A glitch in the textual output made a sliding puzzle unsolvable. This has been fixed.
0.1927 Dec 2019 12:19 major feature: This release added two new features: - Loading original MS-DOS binaries for "The Pawn" and "The Guild of Thieves" - An overhaul of the Random generator results in a completely new gaming experience
0.1811 Nov 2019 18:34 minor feature: This release removed an issue with graphical output in certain installations, where the player was greeted with an empty, black screen in monochrome and low-ansi mode.
0.1728 Jul 2019 09:42 minor feature: This release saw improvements to the low ANSI output. The graphics are being rendered more beautifully.
0.1606 Jul 2019 21:13 minor feature: This release prints out the text with proper alignment. (left, block, right). Makes it easier to read, less distracting when playing. More fun!!
0.1508 Jun 2019 10:12 minor feature: This release allows you to change the characters for the monochrome and low ansi art renderer.
0.1430 May 2019 05:27 minor feature: This release removed some graphical glitches from the ANSI art and the textual output.
0.1324 May 2019 07:07 minor feature: This release made the "low ansi" mode the default mode. The games can now be played in any terminal window.
0.1221 May 2019 12:42 minor feature: This release allows for playing through all the Magnetic Scrolls games, as well as showing all the beautiful graphics. - "The Pawn" - "The Guild Of Thieves" - "Jinxter" - "Corruption" - "Fish!" - "Wonderland" - "Myth" This release vastly improved the "low ansi" output. The graphics look good, even in conditions with a low resolution.
0.1119 May 2019 17:01 minor feature: This release allows for playing through all the Magnetic Scrolls games, as well as showing all the beautiful graphics. - "The Pawn" - "The Guild Of Thieves" - "Jinxter" - "Corruption" - "Fish!" - "Wonderland" - "Myth" This release saw changes in the build process, and in the manpages. The command line options were streamlined and there is the possibility to write logfiles of your adventures.
0.1017 May 2019 16:57 minor feature: This release allows for playing through all the Magnetic Scrolls games, as well as showing all the beautiful graphics. - "The Pawn" - "The Guild Of Thieves" - "Jinxter" - "Corruption" - "Fish!" - "Wonderland" - "Myth" This version improved rendering the game's pictures in ANSI mode.
0.0904 May 2019 20:00 minor bugfix: This release allows for playing through all the Magnetic Scrolls games, as well as showing all the beautiful graphics. - "The Pawn" - "The Guild Of Thieves" - "Jinxter" - "Corruption" - "Fish!" - "Wonderland" - "Myth" It also introduces the interface to the popular GLK library. And manpages.
0.0830 Apr 2019 14:48 minor bugfix: This release allows for playing through all the Magnetic Scrolls games, as well as showing all the beautiful graphics. - "The Pawn" - "The Guild Of Thieves" - "Jinxter" - "Corruption" - "Fish!" - "Wonderland" - "Myth"
0.0728 Apr 2019 22:29 minor bugfix: This release allows for playing through all the Magnetic Scrolls games: - "The Pawn" - "The Guild Of Thieves" - "Jinxter" - "Corruption" - "Fish!" - "Wonderland" - "Myth" finishes now.
0.0628 Apr 2019 16:26 minor bugfix: This release allows for playing through the following games: - "The Pawn" - "The Guild Of Thieves" - "Jinxter" - "Corruption" - "Fish!" - "Wonderland" "Myth" is playable, but whether or not it can be finished is yet unclear.
0.0527 Apr 2019 01:48 minor bugfix: This release allows for playing through the following games: - "The Pawn" - "The Guild Of Thieves" - "Jinxter" - "Corruption" It is also possible to start "fish!" "myth", but not "wonderland" (yet).
0.0423 Apr 2019 09:33 minor bugfix: There has been some uninitialized memory. This release is mostly bugfixing and code cleanup. Anyhow: Enjoy!!
0.0322 Apr 2019 01:02 minor feature: It is possible to play through "The Pawn", and "Jinxter". But I cannot guarantee that the game will not crash on you. The second release saw some improvements in the ANSI renderer, and initial support for "The Guild of Thieves".
0.0218 Apr 2019 22:31 minor feature: It is possible to play through "The Pawn", but I cannot guarantee that the game will not crash on you. The second release saw some improvements in the ANSI renderer, and initial support for "The Guild of Thieves".
0.0114 Apr 2019 21:24 minor feature: It is possible to play through "The Pawn", but I cannot guarantee that the game will not crash on you.