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Post 1 of 19sorressean
Veteran Zoner
91 posts
Monday, 16-Dec-2013 18:37:48

hello:
I was looking to find these games and it seems Bavisoft has gone away. Anyone know what's going on with them? I'd really like to play if possible. You can either post or get in touch with me through the info on my profile. Thanks!

Post 2 of 19brandonmcginty
Generic Zoner
42 posts
Tuesday, 31-Dec-2013 2:50:15

I've got Grizzly Gulch, and I thought I had another title...somewhere. AFAIK, these games will only play in windows, and apparently on windows xp only.
Will see if I can dig up any of the ISO's.
If someone could verify death of Bavisoft, I'd be appreciative.
No reason not to post the games if the company is truly dead...
Brandon McGinty-Carroll

Post 3 of 19Elrobin
Generic Zoner
35 posts
Tuesday, 31-Dec-2013 10:30:25

As far as anyone can determine, Bavisoft has ceased selling games or responding to anyone's inquiries. They have not released their games as abandonware so there is no way they can legally be obtained.

Eleanor Robinson
7-128 Software

Post 4 of 19BryanP22
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3645 posts
Friday, 03-Jan-2014 4:22:07

Exactly. My advice is don't waste your time. THe games were good for the time they were released but they have almost no replay value and the fact that their performance on newer operating systems is at best extremely sketchy is another reason to avoid them.

Post 5 of 19write away
I'll have the last word, thank you!
839 posts
Saturday, 04-Jan-2014 18:18:26

I had bavisoft games years ago and they broke down and kept getting stuck after a while. Not because the disks were scratched, mind you, just that they stopped working. I think Bavisoft flunked out, and with good reason. Don't look to obtain their games; they're fun for a time, but not worth it. Useless.

Post 6 of 19UniqueOne
I just keep on posting!
793 posts
Monday, 13-Jan-2014 0:04:49

I think brian hit the nail on the head same with writeaway. They were awesome though for the time they were around.

Post 7 of 19battle star queen
Help me, I'm stuck to my chair!
558 posts
Saturday, 18-Jan-2014 21:42:39

My favorite game from them was grizzley gulch.

Post 8 of 19GreenTurtle
Music is life. Love. Vitality.
2569 posts
Sunday, 19-Jan-2014 3:08:02

Well, when they came out, they were pretty much the only accessible Windows games. Or, more accurately, when Grizzly Gulch came out, that was the case. Before, there were plenty of text adventures, some DOS games with sound, but Grizzly Gulch really opened up the world of audio gaming. I got that game when I was 10, and I was blown away by it.
Of course things are different now, but for its time, it really was revolutionary. I guess that's why people still ask for it so frequently.
I never got into Chillingham, though. Personally, I just didn't like the story.

Post 9 of 19battle star queen
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558 posts
Monday, 20-Jan-2014 21:35:51

I agree with the last poster. I could play grizley gulch for hours and never get bored.

Post 10 of 19GreenTurtle
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2569 posts
Thursday, 23-Jan-2014 0:48:45

Well, I could back then, anyway. Once you beat it, it doesn't have much replay value, beyond the occasional nostalgia trip. I've said before that I can think of tons of ways that game could have been improved, lots of things that would have given it replay value, and given it something other than the status of mostly forgotten, old and crappy game. Of course, Bavisoft's reputation doesn't help matters in the slightest.

Post 11 of 19battle star queen
Help me, I'm stuck to my chair!
558 posts
Friday, 24-Jan-2014 13:12:43

I never beat grizzley gulch.

Post 12 of 19sound warrior
Generic Zoner
21 posts
Saturday, 25-Jan-2014 9:54:18

so whatís cool and current in the world of audio games guys? Iím a bit out of touch. And is there any thing cool for mac os10.

kind regards trey.

Post 13 of 19GreenTurtle
Music is life. Love. Vitality.
2569 posts
Saturday, 25-Jan-2014 22:23:32

Well, that depends on what kinds of games you're into. I would recommend having a look around audiogames.net if you haven't done that already.

Post 14 of 19sound warrior
Generic Zoner
21 posts
Monday, 27-Jan-2014 14:04:56

well iím in to games that are real games, that are like video games not like rs games and all that crap.

Post 15 of 19BryanP22
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3645 posts
Monday, 27-Jan-2014 17:18:10

The only real reason to revisit Grizzly after beating it would be to blow all your money at the Salloon

Post 16 of 19UniqueOne
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793 posts
Sunday, 02-Feb-2014 22:34:57

lol brian..I never beat it. I got stuck at the level of the rats in the hotel

Post 17 of 19GreenTurtle
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2569 posts
Monday, 03-Feb-2014 0:11:51

That level does defy all logic. Rather than trying to grab each individual rat as it's running, which would be what one would think would need to be done, you kind of just hold down the arrow that you hear the rat in for a few seconds. Release it, and see if the rats are still in the same location. If they are, keep holding it down, if not, hold down the corresponding arrow depending on where they've gone next. You keep doing that until the lady says something about how you've caught them all. It takes awhile, and I'll admit that the first time, it scared the crap out of me, because it wasn't what I was expecting to happen.
Bryan, even blowing your money in the saloon isn't any fun if you know the cheat to get an unlimited amount of money, which is freely available now, so even that part of the game isn't fun for me, really.

Post 18 of 19write away
I'll have the last word, thank you!
839 posts
Monday, 03-Feb-2014 8:45:11

Rats. Hmm. My version got stuck in one of the shooting levels, unfortunately, so I didnn't even have the chance to beat it. Shame.

Post 19 of 19BryanP22
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Saturday, 08-Feb-2014 22:21:41

That's odd. I never had to hold down the arrows when catching the rats. I just had to tap the arrow that corresponded to the direction I heard a rat in.

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