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cj (7 posts) Click to EMail cj Click to send private message to cj Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Mar-07-17, 06:57 PM (Pacific)
"Wizardry for Mac OS (classic)"
I have a Mac OS version of Wizardry I (runs on the classic Mac OS, not X). I've been revisiting it the past couple weeks for the first time in about 10 years, and browsing lots of Wizardry websites during that time. I have yet to see any other reference to it. I feel like I'm the only one who's ever used it.

It's probably one of the most playable version. You can open a separate moveable window for each character's stats, and leave it open while you go through the maze and fight. There is a separate maze window. Although you can do anything with the mouse, can fly through the maze and battles with keyboard commands. Graphics are certainly a lot better than the old Apple ]< version I played 33 years ago, but not anything close to the PS1.[P>There are some subtle changes from the Apple ]<, but not much. Items use the newer naming (eg Armor of Lords instead of Lord's Garb). There are mapping crystals. Not really that useful for mapping, but I've never seen them mentioned elsewhere. Diadem of Malor is missing.[P>I think some of the monsters may be treated differently than the Apple ]< version. For example, I've seen lots of people mention that you can makanito giants, and monster lists show them with no spell resistance. With the Mac version they appear to be 95% spell resistant, except for Earth Giants. So basically you have to slash away at them. I recall this also being true of Apple >< version, but I'm not certain.[P>Another difference is that all characters start with 8 HP. Makes it a bit easier to survive until your first level gain.

The very sad thing about this version is that I don't believe they ever released wizardry 2 or 3 on the Mac, so it's a dead end. I'd love to play these scenarios, but don't want to go down the path of getting it running on some clunky emulator. I tried DOSBox with Wizardry 1 just to see how it worked and quickly said no way.

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cj (7 posts) Click to EMail cj Click to send private message to cj Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Mar-08-17, 04:57 PM (Pacific)
1. "RE: Wizardry for Mac OS (classic)"
LAST EDITED ON Mar-08-17 AT 05:06 PM (Pacific)

LAST EDITED ON Mar-08-17 AT 05:01 PM (Pacific)

I just found Wizardry 2 for Mac and it seems to work. Woo hoo!

https://www.macintoshrepository.org/4494-wizardry-ii-knight-of-diamonds

I couldn't find Wizardry 3. Wikipedia list Mac as a supported platform for 2 but not for 3, so I guess they never released it. They did release Bane and Gold though.

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rabaker07 (2 posts) Click to EMail rabaker07 Click to send private message to rabaker07 Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Apr-23-17, 11:42 PM (Pacific)
2. "RE: Wizardry for Mac OS (classic)"
I recently found Wizardy I, my childhood favorite, and I'm running it on an emulator. My problem is, I can't enter the maze without the magic codes. Any ideas on where I can find this chart? My original copy was lost many, many, many years ago.
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John Mc (3 posts) Click to EMail John%20Mc Click to send private message to John%20Mc Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Apr-24-17, 05:45 PM (Pacific)
3. "RE: Wizardry for Mac OS (classic)"
Is there a file on the disk image that has the code?
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rabaker07 (2 posts) Click to EMail rabaker07 Click to send private message to rabaker07 Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Apr-25-17, 00:58 AM (Pacific)
4. "RE: Wizardry for Mac OS (classic)"
I can't open the file, it's a txt file but it won't open.

I think I figured it out, however. You need to play off the wizardry 04 disk (not 03), and then when prompted to enter the maze, you type 4 lower case o's.

I'm IN!!!!

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CregganG (1 posts) Click to EMail CregganG Click to send private message to CregganG Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Jun-28-17, 10:12 AM (Pacific)
5. "RE: Wizardry for Mac OS (classic)"
I'm playing the same version of Wizardry 1 on the Mini vMac emulator and ran into the same issue with copy protection on the Wizardry_3 disk image. When you first enter the Maze, you get this message:

An apparition appears and says:

"Enter the magic
word to continue."

This is followed by a random spell. Here are a few examples of the random spells that are displayed.

SPELL: KANA ANTO ????

SPELL: KATE USAN ????

SPELL: KIAN INIS ????

I have posted a screenshot here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5fyfjttgknndsx9/Wizardry1MazeEntry.png?dl=0

It's true that the Wizardry_4 disk image allows you to get past this by just entering four lowercase letter o's. I'm just surprised that with all the material posted online for Wizardry, I haven't been able to find the magic words for Wizardry 1 anywhere online (or for that matter, anything below Wizardry 6). The rest of the contents of the box (player's manual, mapping graph sheets, registration card) are posted, but not the magic word list.

Does anyone have this information or know where it is posted online? While there are cracked versions of Wizardry 1 available, it would be nice to have the magic word list documented somewhere for nostalgia's and completeness' sake.

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cj (7 posts) Click to EMail cj Click to send private message to cj Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Sep-15-17, 08:28 PM (Pacific)
6. "RE: Wizardry for Mac OS (classic)"
I have a printed copy. Not sure if it's legal to upload it.
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Llevram (5385 posts) Click to EMail Llevram Click to send private message to Llevram Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Sep-15-17, 09:22 PM (Pacific)
7. "RE: Wizardry for Mac OS (classic)"
I think it is fine ... you can post it here if you'd like. Since the owner (Sirtech) is long out of business, and you can get the game for free, the documentation should be no issue.

WindowShadez™

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