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Extension .ssd?

By resu
Jun 26, 2007
  1. hi

    i just downloaded a very old game that i used to play in primary school (93 time i guess)
    its called martello tower .. its text based .. no pictures at all

    its saved as a .ssd file .. what program can i use to play .ssd files?

    please help .. i need to recapture my childhood!

    thanks for your time
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Where did you download it from? Surely they would have instructions for you.

    Also, did you play this game on a PC or some other computer? You would need an emulator to be able to run binaries from other architectures.

    Open the file with Notepad? If it's plaintext, then you may get some hints from the content.
  3. resu

    resu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 218

    thats the site

    lol i can remember the machine i used all the way back then :D i was only a wee lad.
    RM rings a bell .. and i can remember it having a dot matrix printer :p

    i opened it in notepad and it gives me a load of code and then pretty much the script of the game .. e.g " you enter a dark room, all you can see is a bottle..." blah blah

    thanks for your help so far
    i hope you or someone can help me even further :D

  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

  5. resu

    resu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 218

    awesome thanks for your help :D

    hope it works
  6. Yakob

    Yakob TS Rookie Posts: 77

    another way to find out what a file extenstion opens with, try this
  7. resu

    resu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 218

    pretty handy site
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Did you look for this extension on that site?
  9. resu

    resu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 218

    yea it gave me alot of different possibilities so im gonna tryt and get an emulator off the site :D

    thanks for all your help :D
  10. Bigfatgoalie

    Bigfatgoalie TS Rookie Posts: 58


    I cant believe you have found this!! I have been looking for this for EVER! I loved this game as well and am so desperate to play it again!

    Wow 15 years later!

    we HAVE to get this working! PLease if anyone can help i'd love to hear it!

    Ive actually jsut posted a thread somewhere else asking if anyone knows where I can get this game!

    Has anyone had any luck getting this to work yet!!!?
  11. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

  12. Bigfatgoalie

    Bigfatgoalie TS Rookie Posts: 58

    WOW, thanks for the speedy reply!

    Will any of the emulators do? there is a pretty big list!
  13. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    I have no idea, you will have to try them.
  14. Bigfatgoalie

    Bigfatgoalie TS Rookie Posts: 58

    Generally how do they work? Do you d/l an emu and then open it up and then what? Just go 'Load' and select the rom file you want to load?

    Or is there loads of formatting and renaming etc to do?
  15. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    That sort of depends on the specific emulator software. You could do the unthinkable and read the documentation/help/FAQ/readme/whatever that is provided with the emulator :p
  16. hannr15

    hannr15 TS Rookie

    Hey, i recently managed to get a copy of martello tower, after searching for a while, but it needs an emulator. Did anyone figure out which emulator you need to use so the program will run? any help will be much appreciated. Thanks
  17. Bigfatgoalie

    Bigfatgoalie TS Rookie Posts: 58

    It Works!

    HI all,

    managed to get this working at last!

    The emultor I have is called "modelb" you can find it by googling.

    Just open it up once downloaded, go to "quick start" under "file" and then select "Martello.ssd" from whereever you have saved it.

    Should work!

    Have fun and let me know how you get on I am stuck on the Mystic Rose bit so would love some help!

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