Welcome to Esmerel, Home of the Waldings

(And of Unicorn Quest, the kids' typing tutor game for one or two hands)

Welcome to Esmerel, home of the Waldings. Grab yourself a candy apple and some hot cider, and come enjoy the site!

Ann Ewan's second book, Brondings' Honour, has lots of Waldings in it! Read all about Ann's exciting fantasy adventure books, Brondings' Honour and Firedrake. Here's a link to Ann's upcoming events.

Waldings love to get mail, but we're having a lot of trouble with spam. Please put our secret code (it's "fox" - shh) in the subject line when you write to us.

Paths to Take through Esmerel

We have the following customized versions of Unicorn Quest available:

If you are interested in any of these versions or would like a different one, contact us and let us know.

Thelion's Toolshop is open for business, and you can pick up his DOS utilities. Or, if you want some awk scripts, Rob finally got them all unpacked.


Unicorn Quest 3.1

Download a copy of version 3.1 of Unicorn Quest! (zipped file 170K, expands to 648K including the zip file). Works for right hand, left hand, or both hands. Visit Thelion's shop for more information about it.

Alternatively, you can get Unicorn Quest by ftp from Garbo, or from Simtel. The file is called uquest31.zip.

Unicorn Quest is a DOS program, which means it doesn't work under the new 64-bit Windows. One of our readers might have found a solution and you can read about it in Thelion's shop.

Unicorn Quest works on DOS, 16-bit Windows, and 32-bit Windows. It can be unzipped with WinZip, JustZIPit, or pkunzip. If you are running Windows and have WinZip installed, then after Unicorn Quest has been downloaded to your machine:

  1. Right-click the file (called uquest31.zip or unicorn.zip) and select WinZip > Extract to folder > C:\uquest31 (or whatever name ends with uquest31).
  2. Go to the new uquest31 directory and double-click the unicorn (or unicorn.exe) file to play the game.
  3. Type your name and press Enter. (Since Unicorn Quest is a typing tutor, it does not recognize the mouse.) Use the arrow keys to select the hand you want (Both is the default) and then press Enter to start the game.

You can have Unicorn Quest take up the whole screen by pressing Alt-Enter. (Press Alt-Enter again to get the other icons back.)

If you don't have WinZip, you can get it from:
http://www.winzip.com

JustZIPit (a simple, powerful, and free ZIP program) is available from:
http://free-backup.info

And if you have more questions, contact us and ask. Please put our secret code (it's "fox" - don't tell anyone) in the subject line.


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Esmerel last updated 09 January 2013, a beautiful winter's day. This site is maintained by Stewart.