JT, I would still love to work on an adventure game! With the help of the web I have figured out most of the 24bit and 256 color file format. What to do with it is another question?
As far as adventure game making from the fans, there is one reason that we haven’t made a game. We are all too busy. I found out that my daughter has diabeties(sp?). This has turned my world upside down. Most of us that know something about programming (1) don’t know game programming and (2) have families that need our attention.
There is http://www.agidev.com and freesci (google) that have some fan game to play.
I hope we can make a fan game!