Balmoral Software

Posted by: Jema

Balmoral Software - 07/10/13 08:36 AM

Is Balmoral Software no more? They had some excellent walkthroughs for older games.

wave Jema
Posted by: MaG

Re: Balmoral Software - 07/10/13 08:42 AM

frown It looks like it did close. I like that site also. That's sad.

The last time the site was archived was April 2012 - here.
Posted by: Jema

Re: Balmoral Software - 07/10/13 02:22 PM

Thanks for replying, MaG. Thanks also for the link to the archive - I've bookmarked it.

wave Jema
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Balmoral Software - 07/10/13 04:59 PM

How depressing. I really liked the Balmoral Software website. It was around when I first started playing adventure games and it helped me when I got stuck playing Shivers. It had a nice collection of walkthroughs for older games. I never knew who owned it, but they must have enjoyed playing adventure games.
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Balmoral Software - 07/10/13 05:17 PM

Doesn't THIS site have some of the same Walkthroughs and many more?
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Balmoral Software - 07/10/13 06:13 PM

Walkthroughs for the same games, maybe, but does ***this*** look like ***this*** to you?
At least some of the Balmoral walkthroughs are done really well and aren't found elsewhere.

But even if there were some website with every walkthrough ever made, it wouldn't replace Balmoral.
Balmoral was the first site I found with walkthroughs for the games I was playing.
And that it's no longer there means that someone who was once a devoted fan has now given up on adventure games, which is something else to be depressed about.
Posted by: Jema

Re: Balmoral Software - 07/11/13 12:44 AM

Jenny100, I agree with everything you said 100%.

Their closing must be a relatively recent happening because it wasn't too long ago
that I visited their website to see if they had a walkthrough for an older game I
was thinking of buying.

Jema
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Balmoral Software - 07/11/13 12:52 AM

THis was last updated March 12, 2012 and it says dissolved already. Balmoral company info
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Balmoral Software - 07/11/13 09:18 AM

The site was accessible after March 2012, because I visited it earlier this year. So I guess the subscription they had with their ISP just ran out.
Posted by: oldman

Re: Balmoral Software - 07/11/13 04:18 PM

I also have many memories of the site and have used it often over the years. Seeing sites like this disappear is kind of like losing an old friend.
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Balmoral Software - 12/05/13 06:08 PM

Rumors of its demise seem to have been premature.
It seems to be back, which is by far the best news I've had in months.

http://www.balmoralsoftware.com/
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Balmoral Software - 12/05/13 06:15 PM

Excellent! Thanks for the news Jenny!

Ana wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: Balmoral Software - 12/05/13 10:43 PM

Good news indeed !! Thanks, Jenny100 grin
Posted by: Jema

Re: Balmoral Software - 12/06/13 01:30 PM

Thanks for the wonderful news, Jenny.

I've still been getting it via the archive URL, but it's great to know it's
"live" again. happydance
Posted by: kazzmo

Re: Balmoral Software - 12/06/13 02:25 PM

What a great site and Jenny100 the walkthrough for Shivers is fantastic. I remember this site now but had let it slip away. Now I have it bookmarked.