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May 8, 2015

Maps from the past

Filed under: General,T-Files — Tags: , , , , , — Bryan @ 8:00 am

I was trying to clean up my Inbox and found an e-mail from a month ago that I had somehow missed previously. I’m really glad I didn’t delete it as it contained a surprise that put a smile on my face. It’s in relation to some video game maps I made back in the 80’s. I’ll just reprint the e-mail below:

Hi there,

I just wanted to share with you a picture of something I’ve kept for nearly 30 years.  My brother and I played Ultima IV back in ’86, and your map files were given to me by a friend in high school.  Well, I printed them on our dot-matrix printer and spent several days actually coloring each character (you can see I kind of gave up being accurate on the ocean tiles).

Over the years I’ve googled The Red Pirate without success, just to see if I could find who made those, and I finally discovered your page last week.  I pulled my map out of storage, laid it out on the floor and took a picture of it for you to enjoy.

Thanks for the memories!



Thank you for writing and sending the photo, it was really fun to see.

Anyone else still have your printouts stashed away? E-mail me your story and a photo and you might see it here on my blog.