The Silvern Castle RPG by Jeff Fink has been updated to version 9.5. Silvern Castle is the longest running RPG specifically for the Apple II series computers which still recieves regular updates.
Bugs Fixed in v9.5:
- Thanks to Choi Youngjoo for reporting error #53-4035 (and subsequent #53-143 at title page) due to potential overflow of message time delay variable at Red Dragon Inn.
Stuff Changed in v9.5:
- Added rarity byte to each monster.
- Low-level encounters more likely to be patrols or swarms.
- MicroDot error codes are now reported in the range 256-511.
- Casting sleep or dispel now displays the total number of identical monsters affected instead of per group.
- Characters must have stowage containers to carry more than 100 coins without incurring an encumbrance penalty. You may carry as many containers as you have open slots, but to simplify game management, for those containers to be used to carry coins they must be equipped. Encumbrance is optional – see the preferences.
- Confirmation shown when Equip All selected.
New Stuff Added in v9.5:
- Stowage containers: Backpacks (2000 coin capacity) and sacks (500 coins).
- Camp now has a S)towage option to easily manage encumbrance.
- New status: DYING! When your hit points reach zero or below you are considered unconscious (DYING). You become DEAD when your hit points fall below a negative number equal to your maximum hit points. A DYING character is unable to act and takes damage like a POISONED character until DEAD.
About Silvern Castle
Silvern Castle is a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) for the Apple II in the spirit of the classic Wizardry. Unlike Wizardry, which was written in Pascal and proclaimed as a game “that simply could not have been written in Basic”; Silvern Castle is almost entirely written in AppleSoft Basic.
Purchased by Softdisk Publishing in 1988, Silvern Castle was never published. After Softdisk discontinued Apple II publishing, I requested and received permission from Softdisk to have the rights to the program revert back to me. Released for the first time as shareware in 1999, I subsequently reclassified it to freeware status later in 2000.
To Download Silvern Castle
Silvern castle is available in several formats complete with the manuals. You can download everything you need at the Silvern Castle website at:
The program can also be downloaded from:
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Also, see this blog for a recent user experience with Silvern Castle: