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DefaultGen
01-17-2010, 02:35 PM
I couldn't find much info on this. Wikipedia says that Codebusters made a commercial port to IBM PC, of which I couldn't find so much as a picture of a disk saying "Rogue" on it. When I downloaded 10ROGUE.exe, the title screen says "Made possible for public domain by Codebusters" which confused me more.

Can someone enlighten this DOS noob?

Cantaloup
01-17-2010, 02:45 PM
I don't know about the PC version, but I know there was a commercial version for the Atari ST published by Epyx. Check out this article:

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/4013/the_history_of_rogue_have__you_.php

Page 2 has a screenshot and box art.

DefaultGen
01-17-2010, 02:46 PM
Ah great, thanks. Didn't really care what version of the game I had but I wanted something physical!

Plus that box art is boss.

Flack
01-17-2010, 05:27 PM
I can remember seeing Rogue for sale in my parents' computer store. We only carried software for Apple, Commodore and IBM, and I'm pretty sure I am remembering the PC version.

Ze_ro
01-18-2010, 11:35 PM
I don't know about the PC version, but I know there was a commercial version for the Atari ST published by Epyx.
In fact, Epyx released the game for a number of different systems, including DOS PC's. However, the DOS version looks pretty weak compared to the others (even the C64 version puts it to shame).

MobyGames has more information, including plenty of screenshots (http://www.mobygames.com/game/rogue).

--Zero

Griking
01-20-2010, 11:17 PM
I actually have a sealed copy of that for the Mac around here somewhere. Same cover art and all.

Flack
01-22-2010, 03:44 PM
In fact, Epyx released the game for a number of different systems, including DOS PC's. However, the DOS version looks pretty weak compared to the others (even the C64 version puts it to shame).

MobyGames has more information, including plenty of screenshots (http://www.mobygames.com/game/rogue).

--Zero

The DOS version just used colored ASCII characters for everything. I had no idea the game was released for the C64 -- woot! Off to play! Also I saw on Moby that there's an iPhone port as well!! Happy day!!