McTrinsic encourage you to visit AmigaLove, followed by Shot97 review on POR. Also check out Shot97 youtube video on POR. Got me going. Now I am very poor at this game so far. Early stages. I would GLADLY send you my WP document log on the subject. Its great put you to sleep reading haha! Thank you for your interest!McTrinsic wrote: ↑Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:30 pmActually I am *highly* interested in your documentary.
I started PoR some time ago in the GOG version with that helper companion on the PC.
It didn’t really work out for me. Amongst other things, these PC versions were way inferior to the Amiga versions.
Now that’s on my list to consider if I ever have enough time with my Amiga .
Shot I am learning much Amiga knowledge both reading your information on Amiga Love and your Youtube channel. Nice job. I mean I am "into" word processing right now on Amiga. Some folks I am sure that is extremely boring or whatever but its true. Didnt know the history you mention above of WordPerfect etc. I am having fun using it right now. Typing a daily log of POR in WP..Shot97 wrote: ↑Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:24 pmA major complaint about WordPerfect from magazines after the fact was how buggy it was. I say after the fact because there was no shortage of near nauseating love poured onto it from Amiga magazines when it was new. That's my biggest complaint about it, they were so desperate at the time to have this PC product on the Amiga, like that was the ticket to all success; that they really refused to say anything negative about it. When WordPerfect corp was going to stop supporting the Amiga not so long after releasing it, magazines asked the readers to flood the mail and buy their products... and it worked to a degree, they continued to support WordPerfect on the Amiga and released minor versions until 1991 I think, but never another major version, and I think one or two other products.
Anyway, they did that until Excellence and some other graphical products came out which not only rivaled WordPerfect's features, but did it in an Amiga way. At that point they had no problems pointing out flaws to WordPerfect... I think Excellence was described by saying if you're dealing with words, Excellence is the best product and the only one that stands up to the powerful but annoying WordPerfect. They wouldn't have dared have said that originally, and journalisticly it makes me livid that they kissed their butts like that. Not worth it and you probably were responsible for the eventual death of WordPerfect and you certainly did the Amiga no favors either; By not challenging them to take advantage of the Amiga and acting like DOS was all you needed, you made sure WordPerfect treated Windows the exact same way, which destroyed them almost immediately because Microsoft put Word to good use in Windows.
Plenty of wonderful things about WordPerfect, but no shortage of issues either, and for a product that expensive at the time, that stuff was worth talking about.
Appreciate the looks into your Pool of Radiance journey, I've read your posts on it. Fantastic game that while having quality of life issues itself, there was simply NO other game I've ever played where the story stuck with me like that one. Post the screenshot, I know exactly where you're at and what's going on. Mapping, journal reading, the tremendous scope... and then that outdoor area... wow... They topped themselves with the wilderness in the original and it was never as good as that again.