Merlin's Apprentice (CD-i)
Merlin's Apprentice has you solve alchemy-themed puzzles and brew potions in order to locate and become the apprentice of
Hektan from Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon the wizard Merlin.
Go to the game piece menu. From left to right, top to bottom, click the pieces in the following order; 11, 12, 4, 3, 8, 6, 12, 3, 6, 9, 5, 2, 10, 1, 7. If any mistake is made, leave and re-enter the menu. A magical chime sound will play once the code is entered correctly.
Once activated, puzzles can be instantly completed by moving the cursor to the top-right corner and pressing Button 1. On the magic potion screens, using the skip once will gather all ingredients, and a second use completes the potion and starts the next section of the game.
In addition, clicking the flower on the main menu while the mode is active will show a set of SMPTE color bars.
Located within the file cdi_merlin are error/debug strings for two pieces of CD-i development software, BOSS and Traffic Cop:
BOSS_Init: NumBitsPerVar = %d. Should be 1,2,4, or 8. -- using 8. BOSS: NVRAM is out of date BOSS: NVRAM is missing or invalid, removing BOSS: CurrentState = %d BOSS: Returned from CurrentState = %d BOSS_EXECUTE: Invalid Help ID BOSS_Execute: Software Error occurred in state %d BOSS_Execute: Illegal event %d returned from state %d BOSS: Unable to play help audio correctly BOSS: Unable to stop jukebox play BOSS_NVPack: TokenNum value = %d exceeds the number of game tokens BOSS_NVUnPack: TokenNum value = %d pack: number of bits to pack into = %d should be 1, 2, 4, or 8 pack: number of bits to unpack from = %d Traffic Cop Could Not Open Animation:%d Traffic Cop Could Not play Animation:%d Illegal Animation Definition:%d. No Menubar should be allowed. Traffic Cop Could Not Close Animation:%d Unexpected signal number $%X - Application Terminating
The abstract, bibliography, and copyright text files begin with a version number and the date they were last modified:
A slightly modified version of Merlin's Apprentice was created for its demonstration/promotional discs. Labeled "Version 1.11" with a build date of February 1st, 1995 - the final is Version 1.10 and dated January 31st, 1995 - the only change made was enabling the puzzle skip (and, by proxy, the SMPTE color bar display) by default.