Dare you enter the Cave? The rewards are great, but so is the danger!
The Cave consists of four levels. Entering, you start in the centre of
level 1. Going up from here takes you out of the cave and ends the
game. Exploring North, South, East or West you will find stairs down to
the deeper levels. The Cave contains treasure and your objective is to
collect as many gold pieces as you can. But beware, the treasures are
guarded by goblins, trolls and a dragon. You will find the dragon
guarding a large hoard of gold at the centre of the lowest level. There
is also a wizard in the Cave. If you meet him, approach respectfully.
He may help you, but he is capricious and quick to anger.
There are two ways to install Cave# on your PC:
The large map of 3x3 locations
shows your immediate surroundings; you are in the centre, brighter
area. On the left is shown a plan of the parts of the Cave you have
explored so far. Options available at any time are shown by the buttons
which are enabled on the right hand side.
Clicking on the large map can also duplicate the effects of the option buttons:
Left click in the regions surrounding your location, means
North, South, East or West. Within your location, it means Fight or use
stairs Up or Down.
Right click means Retreat or Pick/Put, whichever is enabled at the time.
Good luck in your treasure hunting!
1. Cave# requires the .net framework to be installed. Many PCs already
have this. You may be able to simply download this zip file, unzip it
to any folder, and run Cave.exe .
2. To install Cave# and the .net framework it depends on, download, unzip to a folder and run setup.exe:
CAVE first existed on a DEC VAX computer in the early 1980s, written by R.Griffiths & R.Wills.
Another version was written for the BBC Micro in 1986 by R.Wills.
This version is a re-write in the C# language by R.Wills with graphics created by M.Thompson.
The program is now called Cave#, acknowledging its previous history.
The latest version of Cave# is v1.1.
Programming by R.Wills. www.brokk.me.uk
Artwork by M.Thompson. mayan-art.deviantart.com/gallery/