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Guide and Walkthrough by THayes

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 09/17/2010

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                               FAQ/Walkthrough for
                           ADVENTURE F: THE EYE OF BAIN

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GUIDE INFORMATION
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Author:   Tom Hayes
E-mail:   thayesguides(at)gmail(dot)com
System:   ZX Spectrum
Updated:  17th September, 2010
Version:  1.0


CONTENTS
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1. Introduction
2. Walkthrough
3. Item List
4. Map
5. Credits
6. Copyright Information


VERSION HISTORY
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1.0:  17th September, 2010  (First version)


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1.                                Introduction

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Published in 1984, Adventure F: The Eye of Bain is the sixth in a series of
eight interactive fiction adventures made by Artic Computing. In this game you
play as the mighty warrior Tarl, who has been sent to the land of Alvania to
recover a priceless treasure known as the Eye of Bain. After being caught by a
tribe of the Alvanians at the start of the game, the aim is to recover the Eye
of Bain from the serpent in the temple and then escape from Alvania.


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2.                                Walkthrough

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The game starts in the grass hut. LIFT POLE to release the chain. GET POLE. GET
DAGGER. GET NET. GO HOLE to the village outskirts. Move EAST to the apiary.
THROW NET to cover the bees. EXAMINE HIVE to see honey. GET HONEY. Move WEST
and SOUTH to the crossroads. RELEASE MAN from the whipping post with the
dagger. GET POST. Move EAST to the mountain path. GET STONE. BREAK CHAIN with
the stone. DROP STONE. Move WEST, SOUTH and WEST to the forest.

JUMP RAVINE with the post. GO HUT to enter the stone hut. GET AXE. Move EAST to
the forest clearing. JUMP RAVINE with the post. DROP POST. Move EAST to the
edge of the forest. DROP POLE. DROP AXE. GET BUCKET. Move NORTH and WEST to the
rocky path. FILL BUCKET from the stream. Move WEST twice to the desert. DRINK
from the bucket. Move WEST and SOUTH to the rocky canyon. GET SHOVEL. FILL
BUCKET from the river. Move NORTH and EAST to the desert.

DRINK from the bucket. Move EAST twice to the rocky path. FILL BUCKET from the
stream. Move WEST and NORTH to the desert canyon. DRINK from the bucket. Move
NORTH three times to the oasis. CLIMB TREE. GET BANANAS. Move DOWN to the
oasis. GO TENT to enter the nomad's tent. THROW DAGGER at the nomad. EXAMINE
GIRLS and a ruby will drop to the floor. GET RUBY. EXAMINE TAPESTRY to find a
hole in the wall. GO HOLE to enter the field. DIG with the shovel to find some
worms. DROP SHOVEL. GET WORMS. GO CAVE to enter the large cave.

GIVE HONEY to the bear and he will become friendly. GO TUNNEL to arrive on the
narrow ledge. THROW WORMS and the magpie will chase after them. EXAMINE NEST to
find a cross. GET CROSS. Move NORTH and EAST twice to the nomad's tent. GET JAR
of oil. GET SCIMITAR. Move SOUTH to the oasis. FILL BUCKET from the pool. Move
SOUTH twice to the desert canyon. DRINK from the bucket. Move SOUTH twice and
EAST to the rocky path. FILL BUCKET from the stream. Move WEST twice to the
desert. DRINK from the bucket. Move WEST and SOUTH twice to port of Amrath.

KILL PIRATE captain with the scimitar. DROP SCIMITAR. EXAMINE PIRATE captain to
find a hook. GET HOOK. Move NORTH to the rocky canyon. FILL BUCKET from the
river. Move NORTH and EAST to the desert. DRINK from the bucket. DROP BUCKET.
Move EAST three times, SOUTH and WEST to the forest. CLIMB TREE. GIVE BANANAS
to the ape to receive a vine. Move DOWN and EAST to the edge of the forest.

GO WELL. SAY FIRE and the shapeless beast will vanish. DROP RUBY. GO HOLE to
enter the beast's lair. EXAMINE BONES to find a skeleton key. GET KEY. Move
NORTH and UP to the edge of the forest. GET AXE. CUT UNDERGROWTH to reveal a
hidden path. DROP AXE. GET POLE that was dropped in this area earlier on. GO
PATH to enter the secret path. Move EAST to the ruined tower. UNLOCK DOOR with
the skeleton key. DROP KEY. GO DOOR to enter the entrance chamber.

Move DOWN to the gloomy crypt. OIL LEVER with the jar of oil. DROP JAR. PULL
LEVER and a skeleton will jump out. SHOW CROSS to the skeleton and it will fall
to bits. DROP CROSS. EXAMINE COFFIN to see a sword blade. GET BLADE. Move UP
twice to the altar. DROP POLE. EXAMINE ALTAR to balance on the pole until the
trap door closes. GET HILT. Move UP to the top of the tower. GET TORCH. GO
WINDOW to arrive on the high ledge. TIE VINE. When asked to what, enter TO
GARGOYLE. CLIMB VINE to return to the ruined tower. Move WEST twice, NORTH and
EAST to the mountain path. CLIMB SLOPE to the mountain top.

LIGHT WOOD with the torch and the villagers will run away. Move DOWN, WEST and
NORTH to the village outskirts. GO HUT to enter the grass hut. GO DOOR to the
village clearing. MAKE SWORD from the sword hilt and sword blade. GO TEMPLE to
enter the temple. KILL SERPENT with the sword. CLIMB IDOL. GET EMERALD with the
hook. EXAMINE HEAD of the idol to see a small lever. PULL LEVER to hear a
grinding noise. Move DOWN to see that a passage has opened. GO PASSAGE to enter
the lit passage. Move EAST to the river bank. GO BOAT to complete the game.


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3.                                 Item List

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AXE
  Found in the stone hut. It is used to cut the undergrowth at the edge of the
  forest to reveal the hidden path.


BUCKET OF WATER
  Found by filling the bucket from the stream on the rocky path, the clear
  river in the rocky canyon or the pool at the oasis. The bucket of water can
  then be drunk in the desert when Tarl says that he needs water badly.


BUNCH OF BANANAS
  Found at the top of the tree next on the oasis in the desert. It is given to
  the ape at the top of the tall tree in the forest to receive the vine.


EMPTY BUCKET
  Found at the edge of the forest. It can be filled from the stream on the
  rocky path, the clear river in the rocky canyon or the pool in the oasis.


FINE NET
  Found in the grass hut. It is thrown at the apiary to cover the bees so that
  honey can be taken from the hive.


HEAVY CHAIN
  Available at the start of the game. The large stone is used to break the
  chain. After the heavy chain has been broken, the tree on the oasis in the
  desert can be climbed.


HONEY
  Found in the hive at the apiary after the fine net has been thrown on the
  bees. It is given to the bear in the large cave so that the tunnel to the
  narrow ledge can be entered.


HOOK
  After killing the pirate captain with the scimitar at the port of Amrath, the
  hook is found by examining the pirate captain. It is used to get the huge
  emerald at the top of the idol in the Temple of Bain.


HUGE EMERALD
  Found at the top of the idol in the Temple of Bain. It can only be taken when
  the hook is in the inventory.


JAR OF OIL
  Found in the nomad's tent. It is used to oil the lever in the gloomy crypt.


LARGE RUBY
  Found by examining the girls in the nomad's tent. It needs to be in the
  inventory when saying the word fire to make the beast vanish in the well.


LARGE STONE
  Found on the mountain path. It is used to break the heavy chain.


LIT TORCH
  Found at the top of the tower. It is used to light the pile of wood on the
  mountain top to make the villagers run away.


SCIMITAR
  Found in the nomad's tent. It is used to kill the pirate captain at the port
  of Amrath.


SHARP DAGGER
  Found in the grass hut. It is thrown at the nomad in the nomad's tent.


SHINY CROSS
  Found by examining the bird's nest on the narrow ledge after the worms have
  been thrown for the magpie. It is shown to the skeleton in the gloomy crypt.


SHOVEL
  Found in the rocky canyon. It is used to dig in the field to find some worms.


SKELETON KEY
  Found by examining the bones in the beast's lair. It is used to unlock the
  door to the ruined tower.


STRONG GLOWING SWORD
  Found by making the sword while the sword blade and sword hilt are in the
  inventory. It is used to kill the giant serpent in the Temple of Bain.


STRONG POLE
  Found after lifting the pole in the grass hut. It is dropped in the altar so
  that Tarl can balance on it when the trap door opens.


SWORD BLADE
  After the shiny cross has been shown to the skeleton in the gloomy crypt, the
  sword blade is found by examining the coffin. The sword blade and the sword
  hilt are needed to make the strong glowing sword.


SWORD HILT
  After the strong pole has been dropped in the altar room, the sword hilt is
  found by examining the altar. The sword hilt and the sword blade are needed
  to make the strong glowing sword.


VINE
  Found by giving the bunch of bananas to the ape at the top of the tall tree
  in the forest. It is tied to the gargoyle on the high ledge so that the vine
  can be climbed down to the ruined tower entrance.


WHIPPING POST
  Found after releasing the man from the whipping post at the crossroads. It is
  used to jump over the ravine between the forest and the forest clearing.


WORMS
  Found by using the shovel to dig in the field. They are thrown for the magpie
  on the narrow ledge so that the bird's nest can be examined.


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4.                                    Map

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 _______    _______    _______*4
| Large |  |       |  |Nomad's|
| Cave  |--| Field |--| Tent  |
|___ ___|  |_______|  |___ ___|
    |                     |
 ___|___               ___|___    _______               _______    _______*10
|Narrow |             |       |  |Top of |             |Top of |  | River |
| Ledge |             | Oasis |--| Tree  |             | Idol  |  | Bank  |
|_______|             |___ ___|  |_______|             |___ ___|  |___ ___|
                          |                                |d         |w
                       ___|___               _______    __u|___*9  __e|___
                      |Desert |             |       |  |Temple |  |  Lit  |
                      |Canyon |             |Clearng|--|of Bain|--|Passage|
                      |___ ___|             |___ ___|  |_______|  |_______|
                          |                     |
                       ___|___               ___|___*1
                      |Desert |             | Grass |
                      |Canyon |             |  Hut  |
                      |___ ___|             |___ ___|
                          |                     |
                       ___|___               ___|___    _______
                      |Desert |             |Village|  |       |
                      |Canyon |             |Outskrt|--|Apiary |
                      |___ ___|             |___ ___|  |_______|
                          |                     |
 _______    _______    ___|___    _______*3  ___|___    _______    _______
|       |  |       |  |       |  | Rocky |  |Cross- |  |Mountin|u |Mountin|
|Desert |--|Desert |--|Desert |--| Path  |--| roads |--| Path  |--|  Top  |
|___ ___|  |_______|  |_______|  |_______|  |___ ___|  |_______| d|_______|
    |                                           |
 ___|___               _______    _______*2  ___|___*6  _______    _______*7
| Rocky |             |Top of | u|       |  |Edge of|  |Secret |  |Ruined |
|Canyon |             | Tree  |--|Forest |--|Forest |--| Path  |--| Tower |
|___ ___|             |_______|d |___ ___|  |_______|  |_______|  |___ ___|
    |                                |         d|                     |
 ___|___               _______    ___|___    ___|u__*5  _______    ___|___
|Port of|             | Stone |  |Forest |  |Down a |  |Gloomy | d|Entrnce|
|Amrath |             |  Hut  |--|Clearng|  | Well  |  | Crypt |--|Chamber|
|_______|             |_______|  |_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|u |___ ___|
                                                |                    u|
                                             ___|___               ___|d__*8
                                            |Beast's|             |       |
                                            | Lair  |             | Altar |
                                            |_______|             |___ ___|
                                                                     u|
                                                        _______    ___|d__
                                                       | High  |  |Top of |
                                                       | Ledge |  | Tower |
                                                       |_______|  |_______|


*1: LIFT POLE and GO HOLE to move south to the village outskirts. After
    lighting the wood on the mountain top, GO DOOR leads to the clearing.
*2: JUMP RAVINE with the post.
*3: The bucket can be filled from the stream on the rocky path, the clear
    river in the rocky canyon or the pool at the oasis. When filled, DRINK
    WATER to survive in the desert.
*4: EXAMINE TAPESTRY and GO HOLE to enter the field.
*5: SAY FIRE when the ruby is in the inventory to make the beast disappear.
*6: CUT UNDERGROWTH with the axe to reveal the secret path. GO WELL to enter
    the well.
*7: UNLOCK DOOR with the skeleton key and GO DOOR to enter the tower.
*8: DROP POLE before examining the altar.
*9: KILL SERPENT with the sword made from the sword hilt and sword blade. The
    lit passage will open after the lever has been pulled on the top of the
    idol.
*10: GO BOAT to complete the game.


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5.                                 Credits

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- EMUZWin (http://kolmck.net/apps/EmuZWin_Eng.htm)
  The emulator that was used to run the tape image for this game.


- GUEmap (http://www.cjmweb.net/GUEmap/)
  A program that was used to map out the locations in this game.


- World of Spectrum (http://www.worldofspectrum.org/)
  A website that hosts a massive amount of Spectrum-related material. The tape
  image for this game was found here.


- ZX Modules (http://www.zxmodules.com/)
  Hosts different applications for managing and editing Spectrum files. The ZX
  Preview application was used to extract information from this game.


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6.                          Copyright Information

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This file is Copyright 2010 Tom Hayes. As it can be difficult to keep track of
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