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Unknown Roguelike: Dungeons of Morabis
« on: March 27, 2013, 03:55:52 PM »
Found this while looking for some Dungeon Master clone:

Couldn't pass the first room: some kind of blinking ghost killed me.

You can download it from here:

Note that the game is real-time and turn based. You will understand if you try it. Basically, time is passing and computer gets its turns even when you are idle. But when you move or do some action, the computer will take its turns too.

For playing, you will need to use DosBox or Dosemu.
Next download an uncompress the .rar.
To actually play the game, you need to execute MORSETUP.EXE with DoSBox first.
Then you can play the game with MORABIS.EXE.

In fact, when you run MORSETUP.EXE a new character and dungeon will be created.

Some keybindings I managed to find:

ArrowKeys: move
I: inventory
L: look + direction
Q: quaff
E: enter a place. Probably to go downstairs
A: attack (in fact, using A+arrowkey is the only way to attack)
R: Read Scroll (R + inventory letter)
O: Open with key (actually it says 'you are short of keys', so it is supposed this will open something closed)
S: Search (probably traps & hidden doors)
D: drop (D + inventory letter)
G: get, pick up
Z: zap
C: rename object
V: turns on/off the sound
Shift+Q: save and quit
Shift+E: eat something (Shift+E plus inventory letter)
Shift+S: save game


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Re: Unknown Roguelike: Dungeons of Morabis
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 10:42:40 PM »
Very cool, thanks for posting! I remember a couple of obscure dos roguelikes (aside from the major ones like alphaman etc.), if you run across any more, let us know :)
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Re: Unknown Roguelike: Dungeons of Morabis
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 01:32:00 AM »
Yep, always good to rescue more from the throes of antiquity.   8)
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Re: Unknown Roguelike: Dungeons of Morabis
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 02:25:13 AM »
I remember that game. Played it years ago when I was gobbling up just about any ascii/text-mode game I could find after first discovering Rogue and other other text-mode games like ZZT, Kroz, and Thor's Trilogy. Think I still have it on a floppy somewhere.

Definitely needs a slowdown utility to play.

If I recall correctly, the dungeons are not random though.