Epyx "DunjonQuest" series by Aric Wilmunder, made 1981-1982 for BASIC language, the 1981 stuff is primitive, this one "Temple of Apshai" was the main 1982 game having several 1982 sequels, some are expansion packs which require this game as its foundation. The 1983 "Gateway to Apshai" was an arcade-style game with little/nothing in common. The 1985 "Temple of Apshai Trilogy" however is a beautifully made machine language rewrite which preserves all the original dungeons data (and great music was added). This 1982 BASIC version uses many more detailed keyboard commands than Trilogy and is helped a lot by high speed emulation.
Presently the download has 2 sided tape and OEM disk, but the disk requires slow SIO for validating copy protection. The cracked disk version in this download is broken, missing level 4 of 4, level 2 has major differences. I found it easy and worthwhile to convert the 2 tapes into one disk. The crack disk here already has a neato Autorun.Sys file for loading any Basic program from DOS 2.0S, I reused Autorun. All four levels have identical data between tape and OEM disk.
Here you go:
Muffy St. Bernard - 30/03/2008
I wish somebody would put the room descriptions online somewhere! I no longer have the packaging and the game's no fun without them.