Microhobby Semanal 29-32

General software. From trouble with the Banyan Tree to OCP Art Studio, post any general software chat here. Could include game challenges...
User avatar
Juan F. Ramirez
Dynamite Dan
Posts: 1856
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:55 am
Location: Málaga, Spain

Re: Microhobby Semanal 29-32

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:46 pm

La Nave (The Ship) by José L. Rodríguez

Image

Called as 'Nave Estelar' in the starting screen. Cool game in which you must cross the screen from left to right in a space ship avoiding the flashing guys and catching the other graphics that give you points. Also a gunner that fires you from different positions. Whenever you cross the screen you get extra bonus and start again.
1 x

User avatar
Juan F. Ramirez
Dynamite Dan
Posts: 1856
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:55 am
Location: Málaga, Spain

Re: Microhobby Semanal 29-32

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:42 pm

Azatoth by José L. Villalba

Image

Maze game in which you must find the cup shown in the instructions screen. Then, select the level of difficulty and then you appear in a maze when you can get points by catching objects.

The view, as you can see, seems inspired by Atic Atac. Even there are some holes in the ground that let you fall to a lower level of rooms, with similar visual effects, as in the Ultimate hit.

You start with five lifes, you lose any if all the doors in a room are closed. The map is made randomly, so random that if you enter a room and leave the room back to the previous, is different again! :D
0 x

User avatar
Juan F. Ramirez
Dynamite Dan
Posts: 1856
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:55 am
Location: Málaga, Spain

Re: Microhobby Semanal 29-32

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:52 pm

Senet by José A. Elosu

Image

This interesting game is based on Senet, the board game from ancient Egypt.

You can play vs Spectrum or vs another player. Basically the aim is to get the five tokens out the board, made of a 3x10 grid. Every token moves in an inverted 'S' movement.

Opcion 1 in the menu goes to the instructions. Option 2 is Spectrum vs human mode. Option 3, human vs human, option 4 load a previously saved game (using letter G) and 5 reset.

The game starts rolling the dice. Select square by typing A,B or C and 0 to 9.

At the end of the instructions, the program warns you: 'DON'T TRY TO CHEAT, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO!' :shock:

Feel like pharaohs playing this game 4,000 years ago ;)
0 x

User avatar
Morkin
Manic Miner
Posts: 553
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:50 am
Location: Bristol, UK

Re: Microhobby Semanal 29-32

Post by Morkin » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:20 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Monitor by Francisco Coto

Image

It's a programing utility that let you write programs in machine code, hexadecimal and debugging.

You must have the cursors in C mode (capitals) to introduce the commands: C, K, M, G, ... that according to the instructions in the magazine page, makes stuff coders find exciting but I have not idea what it is about. The mentioned page is this one.
"We bought it to help all your code work.."
1 x

User avatar
Juan F. Ramirez
Dynamite Dan
Posts: 1856
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:55 am
Location: Málaga, Spain

Re: Microhobby Semanal 29-32

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:42 pm

Runge Kutta by Jordi Viñas.

Image

I thought, before loading this program, that because of its name, it was about an exotic adventure in the deep african jungle, wild animals, dangerous natives, beautiful ladies to be rescued... but no, it's an utility program about the Runge-Kutta method to solve ordinary differential equations.

If there's still anyone reading this (I don't think so), you must know the program first asks you consecutively (with INPUT commands):

- enter the function (x and y as arguments)
- starting and final values of X
- starting value of Y
- number of points
- "do you want to print the points?"
- "do you want the same scale for both axes?"

The result is a weird group of points and numbers on the screen.

As you can guess, very exciting, but, remember again...

0 x

User avatar
Juan F. Ramirez
Dynamite Dan
Posts: 1856
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:55 am
Location: Málaga, Spain

Re: Microhobby Semanal 29-32

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:15 pm

Ransom by Marco A. Arroyo

Image

After solving so many differential equations (see last post for details) it's time for some action with this nice game.

You're a hero who pilots a chopper and must rescue people and take them back to the aircraft carrier. Beware of the enemy chopper and the explosions from a tank in the castle. Also keep an eye on the fuel level.

Q - up
A - down
I - left
P - right
O - stop the chopper

When the game is finished, to play again press 'S'.
0 x

User avatar
R-Tape
Site Admin
Posts: 2357
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:46 am

Re: Microhobby Semanal 29-32

Post by R-Tape » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:52 pm

If there's still anyone reading this
Reading, but not playing :-)

Of course when we were young, we'd have spent hours learning about the Runge–Kutta method, rather than swiftly moving on to the next fast gratification action game. Kids today...
2 x

User avatar
Morkin
Manic Miner
Posts: 553
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:50 am
Location: Bristol, UK

Re: Microhobby Semanal 29-32

Post by Morkin » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:11 pm

I looked up "Runge Kutter" on Wikipedia.

Saw the words "Wiener process" and started sniggering.
0 x

User avatar
Juan F. Ramirez
Dynamite Dan
Posts: 1856
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:55 am
Location: Málaga, Spain

Re: Microhobby Semanal 29-32

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:56 am

Desensamblador (Disassembler) by Antonio Ocón

Image

As its own name says, this program let you disassembly machine code. Literally, 'show the list of mnemonics corresponding to the machine code along with the address of the main instruction'.

Right then, an excellent program that shows the list of mnemonics corresponding to the machine code along with the address of the main instruction.

If you press a key, the program asks you the starting address, then the number of bytes and finally the program shows you, incredibly, the list of mnemonics corresponding to the machine code along with the address of the main instruction.
0 x

User avatar
Juan F. Ramirez
Dynamite Dan
Posts: 1856
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:55 am
Location: Málaga, Spain

Re: Microhobby Semanal 29-32

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:43 am

Tron by Juan M. Picazo

Image

The usual Tron game for 2 players only.

Controls:

Player 1: Q-A-Z-X
Player 2: P-L-N-M

The program asks you the name of player 1 & 2. Then the number of games (recommended between 5-25) and finally the speed (1-10).

In spite of the BASIC limitations, it can be a nice game to play.
0 x

Post Reply