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by FFoulkes
Wed May 01, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: The Bear Essentials - C64 Manic Miner-like
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: The Bear Essentials - C64 Manic Miner-like

The YouTube guy has a pretty pristine C64.. :shock: Yeah, in many of his videos he spends a lot of time and effort in restaurating old, usually 8-bit computers. You could say, that's his profession. Actually his videos are rather popular. Probably, because it's so relaxing to watch him work on this...
by FFoulkes
Wed May 01, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: The Bear Essentials - C64 Manic Miner-like
Replies: 5
Views: 912

The Bear Essentials - C64 Manic Miner-like

Hi, on Youtube, the "8-Bit-Guy" reviewed a recently created C64-game called "The Bear Essentials": https://youtu.be/imEKoKg1I1k?t=268 The idea is pretty much the same as that of Manic Miner: Walk and jump around on platforms collecting items and avoiding mobs. That's not new. But it seems, the progr...
by FFoulkes
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Best BASIC game?
Replies: 35
Views: 2466

Re: Best BASIC game?

This IQ-Test is really nice. Not really a game, though.

"Mined Out" would be one of my favourites, too. Very well done.
by FFoulkes
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Best BASIC game?
Replies: 35
Views: 2466

Re: Best BASIC game?

"Go to Jail" (Automata) - Monopoly in Basic (for 2 to 5 players), how cool is that?
by FFoulkes
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Out Run - where the Spectrum fell short
Replies: 40
Views: 3776

Re: Out Run - where the Spectrum fell short

Cool. You may want to watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N60lBZDEwJ8 Or try my Pygame-translation (I wasn't too familiar with Pygame, when I wrote it; maybe I would write things a bit different today. But it works and even runs fast enough): #!/usr/bin/python import pygame import math impor...
by FFoulkes
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Question about Interface 2
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Question about Interface 2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Interface_2

"Only ten games were commercially released" (on cartridge). So fortunately it can be used with more than just these 10 games.
by FFoulkes
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: C on the Spectrum (z88dk)
Replies: 39
Views: 3946

Re: C on the Spectrum (z88dk)

Yep, that seems to work. :) Unless you play it a second time in which case the winner message doesn't appear. :P Thanks for the feedback! Seems, I didn't expect anyone to play it a second time. :lol: As I can't edit the posting above (again), here just for the record once more the fixed version: #i...
by FFoulkes
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: C on the Spectrum (z88dk)
Replies: 39
Views: 3946

Re: C on the Spectrum (z88dk)

Fixed a few bugs, flashing winning tiles and better keyboard I/O (couldn't edit previous posting any more): #include <arch/zx.h> #include <input.h> /* winwithfour.c, 1.0: Compile with: zcc +zx -vn -startup=0 -clib=sdcc_iy -zorg=32768 winwithfour.c -o winwithfour -create-app A little game inspired by...
by FFoulkes
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: C on the Spectrum (z88dk)
Replies: 39
Views: 3946

Re: C on the Spectrum (z88dk)

For now, I stuck to my approach, even if it may feel a bit clumsy now. First time, I could do something interesting in C. With a BASIC and a Python prototype, writing C becomes less difficult, it seems. In such small programs like on the Spectrum, it may even be ok, to allow oneself a few global var...
by FFoulkes
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: C on the Spectrum (z88dk)
Replies: 39
Views: 3946

Re: C on the Spectrum (z88dk)

Thanks. Interesting. Don't get how you do it. So you put the grid-data in a one-dimensional array. Does this help by finding diagonal tiles? I'd say, it can't work. But obviously it does. And it's even fast. So it must be ... magic.