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Looking for information on Kim R. (Reid?) Schuette - the guy that did "The Book of Adventure Games" game solution manuals back in the 80's [message #242657] Fri, 07 February 2014 15:16 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: Wesley Moyer

Hi all,

This is probably a strange interest, but it directly relates to the fun a lot of us had gaming back in the 80's on our Commodore.

Kim Schuette played most of his games on an Apple II, but the information and hints that he came up with helped the entire gaming community.

I remember seeing volume 1 back in the 80's, but I was never fortunate enough to find one for myself until a few weeks ago.

I really enjoyed reading the introduction to the games, the maps, and the hints - even if I wasn't playing the game.

Looking back, he was probably one of the original 'gamers', and also a early inventor of what we call 'solutions manuals' today.

After doing a fairly extensive search online, I have found little, other than his two adventure game books, and references to them.

I found that he was interviewed in an Apple magazine called A+ in March 1987, but again, dead end finding anything else (like the magazine, or a scan of it).

It's possible that I've found his college yearbook (University of Colorado 1950-1951), but again, it may not be him after all..

As I've searched, I discovered that Kim was in his 50's in 1980, which makes it all the more interesting (at least to me) that this guy was finding games, solving them, drawing out all of the maps, and making a solutions manual. Just mapping Planetfall back in the day almost drove me nuts!

If anyone has any information to add, or happens to have the article from the A+ magazine, I'd love to read it!

Thanks, and game on!
Re: Looking for information on Kim R. (Reid?) Schuette - the guy that did "The Book of Adventure Games" game solution manuals back in the 80's [message #243219 is a reply to message #242657] Mon, 10 February 2014 15:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Wesley Moyer

I just got a PDF of the article from the A+ magazine from a helpful Apple guy that is working on archiving tons of early apple literature.

Here are a few links to Ken's interests:

http://www.Apple2Online.com - the ultimate online resource for the Apple II family of computers!

http://CanonPortablePrinters.drkenb.com - the comprehensive online resource for Canon's portable inkjet printers!

http://Photography.drkenb.com - Photographic library

http://BeauMontFarmWeather.drkenb.com - CWOP Weather Station


Now to see what else turns up!
Re: Looking for information on Kim R. (Reid?) Schuette - the guy that did "The Book of Adventure Games" game solution manuals back in the 80's [message #243220 is a reply to message #242657] Mon, 10 February 2014 15:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Wesley Moyer

I just got a PDF of the article from the A+ magazine from a helpful Apple guy that is working on archiving tons of early apple literature (Thanks KEN!).

Here is a link to Ken's Apple page:

http://www.Apple2Online.com - the ultimate online resource for the Apple II family of computers!

Now to see what else turns up!
Re: Looking for information on Kim R. (Reid?) Schuette - the guy that did "The Book of Adventure Games" game solution manuals back in the 80's [message #244954 is a reply to message #242657] Thu, 20 February 2014 09:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Searghed

> As I've searched, I discovered that Kim was in his 50's in 1980, which makes it all the more interesting (at least to me) that this guy was finding games, solving them, drawing out all of the maps, and making a solutions manual. Just mapping Planetfall back in the day almost drove me nuts!
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> If anyone has any information to add, or happens to have the article from the A+ magazine, I'd love to read it!
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might be, since in 50s

http://www.death-record.com/l/126490542/Kim-R-Schuette
Re: Looking for information on Kim R. (Reid?) Schuette - the guy that did "The Book of Adventure Games" game solution manuals back in the 80's [message #245012 is a reply to message #244954] Thu, 20 February 2014 15:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 20/02/2014 10:30 PM, Searghed wrote:
>> As I've searched, I discovered that Kim was in his 50's in 1980, which makes it all the more interesting (at least to me) that this guy was finding games, solving them, drawing out all of the maps, and making a solutions manual. Just mapping Planetfall back in the day almost drove me nuts!
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>> If anyone has any information to add, or happens to have the article from the A+ magazine, I'd love to read it!
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> might be, since in 50s
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> http://www.death-record.com/l/126490542/Kim-R-Schuette
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Yep, appears to be the case if you read the customer review:

http://tinyurl.com/lw3qk7v

"Mia McCroskey, who worked on both books (she was the editor of the
second). She wrote:

“As I recall, Kim Schuette passed away a number of years ago. I think he
was probably in his sixties when he wrote these books. He was a kind,
quiet mannered man dedicated to reviewing every entry he could find in
the then nascent PC game world.”"
Looking for information on Kim R. (Reid?) Schuette - the guy that did "The Book of Adventure Games" game solution manuals back in the 80's [message #245984 is a reply to message #242657] Sun, 02 March 2014 18:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: hschuette1940

Kim died feb 1989 he was 58 From around 1984 on he began to mentally deteriorate, yet he worked till 1986 at his job as a staff engineer.
Even after brain bio at UC there was never a proper diagnosis. So sad such a brilliant man. We were married from 1971 till his death.
Re: Looking for information on Kim R. (Reid?) Schuette - the guy that did "The Book of Adventure Games" game solution manuals back in the 80's [message #247351 is a reply to message #245984] Sun, 16 March 2014 20:42 Go to previous message
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Originally posted by: Wesley Moyer

Thank you for your reply. I'm sorry to hear that news. I sent you a private message.
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