From: De Eye-lands, Mon
Looks like the save may have gotten corrupted. I have seen data glitches when that happens, thought never that big.
Oh yes. The game, in the first instance, requires memory. People have been jerking Michalem around to provide more "I Want" screens and lists which requires more memory. People think nothing of running the game, tracker, some movie site, porn, and CNN at the same time - more memory.
Since this is a DOS based game, memory is supremely important. Memory conflicts WILL generate unanticipated results and screw up your screens, and more besides.
Nous n'avons pas peur! Vive la liberté! Moi aussi je suis Charlie!
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