Ricky Raccoon: Adventures in Math (sp?) *SOLVED*

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Ricky Raccoon: Adventures in Math (sp?) *SOLVED*

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Hello,

I've been trying to find this game for years, I played it when I was about 5 (1989).

It is an old shareware edutainment game for DOS obtained from BBS back in the day. The music theme of the animation where Ricky Raccoon gets closer to the club treehouse after each successful solving of a math speed-test was the William Tell Overture. It also had a few other side-games I believe, but the main part of the game was the math speed tests including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Any information as to where I could obtain this game would be immensely appreciated!
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Also, this game was definitely not made by the same people who did Ricky Raccoon: Lost In The Woods. I was able to contact the original developers of that game and clear up any confusion.

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Bump. :angel:

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Dosraider might be able to help you here as I have no idea sorry :(

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I spent some time searching around ... there's two possibilities I came up with but both are sort of long shots ...

1) Adventures in Math for the Amiga
This one is by "Free Spirit Software":
http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=2156
I don't see a raccoon mentioned anywhere though. You should be able to tell in about 2 seconds from the screenshots if that's it or not.

2) Mental Math Games for the PC
The review for this game located here (only available in Google's cache):
http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:Ph ... i_13375056
Mentions:
"The problems are rote memorization type stuff, but she does them so she can keep the mouse out of the traps and direct him to cheese, or move a cute little animated raccoon named Rodney through an adventure, or win the giant stuffed dinosaur in an arcade."
So that's somewhat of a possibility ... there WAS a copy available on eBay but the auction has ended:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0186693580
Couldn't find much more info about this one that isn't in that review URL.

Perhaps one of those is it??? Anything else you can tell us about the game? (I see you've been posting on a bunch of sites, so we wanna help you find this if possible :wow:)
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Wally*Won_Kenobie wrote:Dosraider might be able to help you ...
Absolutely no idea.
I've seen lots of math games from when my children were young, they loved those games, but none fits the description.
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emmzee wrote:I spent some time searching around ... there's two possibilities I came up with but both are sort of long shots ...

1) Adventures in Math for the Amiga
This one is by "Free Spirit Software":
http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=2156
I don't see a raccoon mentioned anywhere though. You should be able to tell in about 2 seconds from the screenshots if that's it or not.

2) Mental Math Games for the PC
The review for this game located here (only available in Google's cache):
http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:Ph ... i_13375056
Mentions:
"The problems are rote memorization type stuff, but she does them so she can keep the mouse out of the traps and direct him to cheese, or move a cute little animated raccoon named Rodney through an adventure, or win the giant stuffed dinosaur in an arcade."
So that's somewhat of a possibility ... there WAS a copy available on eBay but the auction has ended:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0186693580
Couldn't find much more info about this one that isn't in that review URL.

Perhaps one of those is it??? Anything else you can tell us about the game? (I see you've been posting on a bunch of sites, so we wanna help you find this if possible :wow:)
Thanks a bunch! Mental Math Games looks like a good candidate, and I do remember that there were other math minigames with the game I played... I'll look into it further. There aren't too many games out there that have raccoons in them. ;)

Edit: I just sent off an email to Waterford, here's hoping for a reply. :) At least they do have the game listed on their website.

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Okay, found it somewhere for $5, so I went ahead and bought it. Looks like it is a recompilation of the original games, and it's published by Kidsoft, and I *know* dad got stuff from Kidsoft in the past.

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HALLELUJAH! It's the ONE! :D

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU... my mind is at peace now.

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Great!

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Awesome! Glad to help. :angel:
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The help was certainly appreciated. ^_^ I'm currently 1/3 of the way through the game, whee! I should post a video on Youtube when I'm done, the raccoon animation is awesome.

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That would be nice, don't forget to post the youtube link !!!!
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Will do. ;)

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All done beating the game, but it still has the same glitch it had 15 years ago, keeping me from getting inside the treehouse. :P Hacking the save files doesn't help at all unfortunately, perhaps the counting mechanism is messed up. I'll have to try hacking the game itself.

Here are the videos:
Mental Math Games (Music Only)
Mental Math Games (Music and Sound)

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I'm going to have to get that game off you sometime I'm thinking, that video is awesome.

Now I can understand why you were so desperate to find it. :)
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Funny clip indeed.
THX.
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No problem. :D Oh, and I managed to find the source video and music in the game files and got to see the rest of the animation finally, apparently he never did enter his treehouse. XD He just does a little jig at the end.

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Are you plannin on uploading an updated version of said video so the rest of us can see said jig? :P
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Heh, yeah, I was just hoping to figure out a way to do a recording of adlib midi outside the game without stuttering. After all, I can see which drivers the game uses since it loads them at startup... can't I use those same drivers with an external but still dos-based player? :P I uploaded the one I have for now though even though it's at a longer and possibly incorrect length, though the sound and video match up finally.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki0OdSP_bRY

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