Text Adventure Game called "school days" [Solved]

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Text Adventure Game called "school days" [Solved]

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Here's an obscure one. It's a game I had on disk for Apple IIe as a kid. Possibly published in dos format.

It wasn't exactly the kind of game a kid should have had but I ended up getting a ton of random disks from a co-worker of my dad's one year. My memories of the game are fairly spotty but here is what I can tell you about it.

You could use your brother's id to buy beer and give that to a cheerleader to get her drunk. You could find cocaine and give it to some delinquent and he would od and DIE in the bathroom. You could wander onto a football field during a football practice and get yourself killed. You could find a pair of keys in a toilet that went to someone's car, (the principal's I think.)

Regretfully, this is about all I can remember. I'm 95 percent certain the game is called "School Days" but the only game to come up with that title is something entirely different. This had to have been fairly obscure because for the past several years I have looked for it online every now and then and have come up with nothing.

I'd place the creation of this game somewhere in the late 80's to early 90's and I can only confirm it was on AppleIIe, but who knows. I've just always wanted to check it out again.
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I have no idea where to find this game. But it did exist, i have played it, and much like you periodically scour the internet for any reference that it isnt a figment of my imagination. thank you for providing this much needed confirmation, i always thought the name was "highschol" but i believe your momory of it as School Days is more than likely correct. and due t your description i know we are thinking of the same game. i dont remember much of it but do remember giving the delinquent the coke and having him OD. keep up the search there would have to be info on it somewhere....despite the fact i was beginning, after 10 years of searching, to think i was mistaken by my own memory.
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I remember this game. You want to drive the car - but had to find the keys - so you had to go get the frog - drop the frog in the toilet so he would get you the keys.......
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I had this game on the Apple IIe too. It was either on an Uptime or Softdisk disk as those were the only games I had. There was also another text adventure called Cave of the Reaper that I liked a lot too. You had to use a pogo stick to jump up a mine shaft if I remember right. There was a company that sold the entire Softdisk and Uptime library at one point but they didn't answer my recent emails. Does anyone remember an ongoing animation series about a stick man running? He get squished or dies in various ways. At one point he jumps into a vat of liquid, drinks it all, and says it tasted like New Coke.
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Here's a website dedicated to text adventure games on various platforms - perhaps you'll find the game in question there:
The Interactive Fiction Archive

Hopefully this helps! :)
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The Apple II section was pretty small. If this is a periodical disk game it may be hard to find. I wish I had kept my copy. :(
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You always could try your luck @ HotU's Mac section.
They don't have 'school days' in Mac garden
http://macintoshgarden.org/games

but you can ask @ their forum.
http://macintoshgarden.org/forum

Once in a while the Mac garden vanishes .... if so try again later, it always comes back.
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Post by bkrebs1 »

Thanks to everyone for your responses! Knowing that I wasn't in possession of the only copy is definitely more than I had before. Haha. No luck on my end but then again this is just an off and on project. I'll have to keep looking.

I guess if we got enough people together that could remember the game we could just rewrite it or something.
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Post by Quadko »

Have you tried alternate spellings like School Daze or Skool Daze? I come up with hits, but they don't look like what you are looking for; still, might be worth a shot. :)

http://www.mobygames.com/game/skool-daze
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<center><img src="http://i40.tinypic.com/2retwki.jpg"><Br>FOUND IT!</center>

It was on an Uptime disk. I wouldn't have found it without bykfiend42 mentioning that magazine.

You can download it by going here <a href="ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II ... uptime/</a> and downloading Uptime_v12n9a.dsk

It was a little strange that v12n9a was the first one I downloaded to check out. Anyway, this is definitely the game. Enjoy!
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Thanks for letting us know. :)
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Oh man, you guys are amazing, I've been searching for this game for about twelve years myself; all I could remember was at the beginning you chose whether you wanted to play as a boy or a girl, and the delinquent could corner you in the bathroom and carve his initials in your face for a Game Over.

I know I'm bumping an old thread, and I'm sorry, but I had to let you guys know how much I appreciated your work in finding this old game; six-year-old me can finally have his revenge and actually finally beat this game.
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Text Adventure Game called "school days" [Solved]

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Anyone know how to get this game and run it? I downloaded the file named above from a different location because the link given above wasn't working, but it is a .dsk file which I can't seem to get to work on my Mac.
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tom2point0 wrote: but it is a .dsk file which I can't seem to get to work on my Mac.
It's likely for older Mac systems which were nothing like a modern MacOS in terms of architecture. I can't give you good advice on this, but you probably need an emulator. Better ask at some dedicated old Mac gaming website. I can only point you to VOGONS forums which have a Mac section.
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