Wizardry Proving Grounds v.3.0 Full Release now available

Snafaru, a retro computing enthusiast and developer, has announced the full release of Wizardry 3.0. This project is a faithful recreation of the classic game Wizardry Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord, released more than 40 years ago.

The full release of Wizardry 3.0 is now ready for distribution and includes over 100 fixes and enhancements from the original game. With the included 140K 5.25″ diskette images, the game can be played using an Apple II emulator or copied onto real floppies that can be used with Apple II computers.

One notable feature of the release is the inclusion of a ProDOS packaged version, for which the source code written in UCSD Pascal 1.1 by Peter Ferrie, also known as qkumba, can be found on GitHub.

Wizardry Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord was a groundbreaking game that introduced many concepts to the role-playing game genre. It was released for the Apple II in 1981 and quickly gained a following. The game’s success led to a series of sequels, and it remains popular among retro gaming enthusiasts to this day.

Snafaru’s Wizardry 3.0 project is a testament to the enduring popularity of the game and the Apple II platform. The project is a labor of love, with Snafaru working tirelessly to ensure that the game is as faithful as possible to the original while also providing modern enhancements and improvements.

The full release of Wizardry 3.0 is a significant milestone for the project and for retro gaming enthusiasts in general. It represents a culmination of years of work by Snafaru and is sure to provide hours of enjoyment for fans of the original game and newcomers alike.

Fans of Wizardry and retro gaming enthusiasts can visit the ZIMLAB website to download the full release of Wizardry 3.0 and experience the game as it was meant to be played. — https://www.zimlab.com/wizardry/

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