Gandalf Deluxe

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Gandalf Deluxe

Post by Cgonzalez » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:58 pm

Greeting Speccy fellows!

Today is my Birthday, so I will do the opposite and I will give a Gift to all the spectrum community!

Gandalf Deluxe

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/19NbJGO ... YaQP/view

New version with enhanced performance and in game music.

This version is the same that has been released on Tape, please support us, by purchasing one of the physical editions at MatraNet:

http://www.matranet.net/boutique/zx/gandalf/gandalf.php
http://www.matranet.net/boutique/zx/gan ... dalf_e.php

I will like to thanks, for their loyal support:

Programming:
Alvin Albretch
Einar Saukas

Music:
S9
Beykersoft

Testing:
Fede “Abu Simbel”

Physical Release:
Matra


I hope you enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed programming it!

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Re: Gandalf Deluxe

Post by Ralf » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:28 pm

Thanks!

I had a sort play just now.
And may confirm that it became even better ;)

When I played Gandalf for the first time, it was great multicolor but gameplay at the same time felt a bit unresponsive and clumsy. Now everything seems more smooth.

Who needs Mario if we have Gandalf? ;)
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Re: Gandalf Deluxe

Post by Alessandro » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:51 pm

Gandalf was already great when it first came out, and this revised edition is really welcome. Thanks a lot :D
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Re: Gandalf Deluxe

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:05 pm

Just played it and I must say it's an enjoyable game. Graphics, music and sounds are so arcade-ish! ;)

Congrats for making this nice game and happy birthday, by the way!
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Re: Gandalf Deluxe

Post by Andre Leao » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:46 pm

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Re: Gandalf Deluxe

Post by R-Tape » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:55 pm

Nice one! I might catch the next update with this.

Happy Birthday!
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Re: Gandalf Deluxe

Post by DenisGrachev » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:31 am

Cgonzalez wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Greeting Speccy fellows!

Today is my Birthday, so I will do the opposite and I will give a Gift to all the spectrum community!
great Gift :) please recompile it also for Pentagon timings, even a tap will be ok. Thanks
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Re: Gandalf Deluxe

Post by Cgonzalez » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:28 pm

DenisGrachev wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:31 am
great Gift :) please recompile it also for Pentagon timings, even a tap will be ok. Thanks
Ups! I've forgot about our russian cousins...


Here is Pentagon:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dhwBo ... com75X1Qf1

Also a 7zx version for faster load on real machines (Spectrum 128):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hbr6pt ... sp=sharing


Also I will like to thank to Gabrielle Amore for his idea for the new Gandalf Sprite.

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Re: Gandalf Deluxe

Post by DenisGrachev » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:00 pm

Cgonzalez wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:28 pm
DenisGrachev wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:31 am
great Gift :) please recompile it also for Pentagon timings, even a tap will be ok. Thanks
Ups! I've forgot about our russian cousins...
Here is Pentagon:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dhwBo ... com75X1Qf1
Thanks alot!

By the way, there is some random screen flicks when logic takes too much time, did you use a fast ay music player to save a tStates or it's an regular one?
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Re: Gandalf Deluxe

Post by Cgonzalez » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:07 pm

Yes ,flickering happens sometimes is inevitable.

The AY player is mFX

; mFX Player v0.1
; by Intense in 2017
;
; A sound effect player intended for simultaneous AY music+fx.
; Uses sound effects authored with Shiru's AyFxEdit.
; Uses a single redefinable AY channel for playback.
; If a new sound effect is added while another one is
; playing, the latter is interrupted and discarded.
;
; WARNING: This program expects the stack to contain
; AY register data. It should preferrably be used alongside
; the included mFX edition of the Vortex Tracker II player,
; or another AY music player that supports this mechanism.
; Do not call MFXPLAYM without a preceding call to the music
; player in case you want to play an effect on its own!
; Use the entry point MFXPLAYE for this instead.


You can look at my repo at https://bitbucket.org/CmGonzalez/gandalf

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