New Software 2019

People are still making stuff for the Sinclair related machines. Tell us about new games and other software that runs on the Spectrum, ZX80/ZX81, Pentagon and Next.
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by g0blinish » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:43 pm

for programmers(read task into file_id.diz):
FizzBuzz
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by hikoki » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:12 am

New beta 4 for Lovecraft Mythos and awesome level editor! at ancientbytes.com
the beta 2 was great and addictive, imho it only needed some more introductory levels.. what do you think about the new changes?
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by R-Tape » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:59 pm

hikoki wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:12 am
New beta 4 for Lovecraft Mythos and awesome level editor! at ancientbytes.com
the beta 2 was great and addictive, imho it only needed some more introductory levels.. what do you think about the new changes?
Just had a play and 'found' 4 levels. It takes a bit of getting used to but it's fun to run rings around these creatures of the underworld, apart from the Chthonian—that scares me and gets me into a right lather. What has changed since the first version? I can't see any differences.

@Cebrian, was this made with MK2, La Churrera, or neither?
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by hikoki » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:53 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:59 pm
What has changed since the first version? I can't see any differences.
this is far better imho https://yadi.sk/d/6EA8gK4Iscqj8w
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by Cebrian » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:01 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:59 pm

Just had a play and 'found' 4 levels. It takes a bit of getting used to but it's fun to run rings around these creatures of the underworld, apart from the Chthonian—that scares me and gets me into a right lather. What has changed since the first version? I can't see any differences.

@Cebrian, was this made with MK2, La Churrera, or neither?
Thanks for playing! There are quite a few changes in the new beta. Here is a short list:
  • A difficulty selector. In easy mode bullets give you three times more ammo, and pickups are more frequent.
  • Health pickups, which should only appear under dire circumstances.
  • Night Gaunts are now slower and have some limited ability to circumvent obstacles.
  • An intermission screen (to retry a level). Now starting the game from the main menu always starts in the first screen.
  • A new ending screen for easy mode
  • The three last screens are now different as they were too unfair.
There should still be a new beta in a week or so with bugfixes and a few extra changes, but it's pretty close to final. Any feedback about the game (and the changes) is welcome :)

The game was written directly in assembler, using Pasmo, and uses no library or engine. I plan to release the source alongside the final version (it's clumsy and uninteresting, but I love open source and full Spectrum game sources seem to be rare, so why not).

By the way, the Cthonian will almost always spawn behind you and is not fast enough to get you if you run in a straight line without delay. It's only dangerous in late levels when there is no space to get away. It can also be killed with a bullet if you turn around and are fast enough.
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by hikoki » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:26 pm

Oh well I already told the author that I disliked the new Night Gaunt and changes on level design
there you have a RZX walkthough that I recorded half-drunk https://yadi.sk/d/dsxpg9ADgk0LfA
I am not a good player but wanted to keep pushing. The latest beta does not get to push me the same way
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by Cebrian » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:55 pm

hikoki wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:26 pm
Oh well I already told the author that I disliked the new Night Gaunt and changes on level design
there you have a RZX walkthough that I recorded half-drunk https://yadi.sk/d/dsxpg9ADgk0LfA
I am not a good player but wanted to keep pushing. The latest beta does not get to push me the same way
Have you tried hard mode? Or calling JESUS in the Gods menu? The resulting challenge should be closer to the original beta.
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by g0blinish » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:42 am

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Re: New Software 2019

Post by R-Tape » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:58 pm

g0blinish wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:43 pm
FizzBuzz
Fizz Buzz is a very simple programming task, asked in software developer job interviews.
A typical round of Fizz Buzz can be:
Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100 and for multiples of '3' print "Fizz" instead of the number and for the multiples of '5' print "Buzz".
I know FizzBuzz as a spoken word game, but didn't realise it was a common software developer question.

Has anyone here ever been asked to do this at a job interview?
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by g0blinish » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:12 pm

Actually no :) only some SQL questions & tasks during interview.
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