Dizzy and the Mystical Letter

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Dizzy and the Mystical Letter

Post by Andre Leao » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:26 pm

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Re: Dizzy and the Mystical Letter

Post by Ralf » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:50 pm

I'm not 100% sure but it seems to be Russian language only at the moment, am I right?

Actually I played it for a moment and can say that it's a very nice, solid Dizzy game. Would be great if everybody could enjoy it here too.
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Re: Dizzy and the Mystical Letter

Post by R-Tape » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:56 pm

Ralf wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:50 pm
I'm not 100% sure but it seems to be Russian language only at the moment, am I right?
Do you know how to open the accompanying .txt file as regular Cyrillic?

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Dizzy and the Mystical letter
Äèççè è òàèíñòâåííîå ïèñüìî
Also - I'm struggling to find any info on this Dizzy scripting engine, do you know anything about it? It's not a mod is it?

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Re: Dizzy and the Mystical Letter

Post by Ast A. Moore » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:27 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:56 pm
Ralf wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:50 pm
I'm not 100% sure but it seems to be Russian language only at the moment, am I right?
Do you know how to open the accompanying .txt file as regular Cyrillic?
If your text editor doesn’t allow you to choose text encodings, change the file extension to .html, open it in a web browser, and play around with encodings there. It’s probably Windows-1251.
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Re: Dizzy and the Mystical Letter

Post by Andre Leao » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:11 pm

And now the review. Just completed the game. Not too long, but very addictive... :)

https://planetasinclair.blogspot.com/20 ... etter.html
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Re: Dizzy and the Mystical Letter

Post by Ralf » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:14 am

Some info after reading the Russian thread:

- it's currently in Russian only but English version is promised to appear in the future
- some bugs are currently present too (like respawning in weird locations or going through walls), the author promises to deal with them
- it's not a mod, many graphics are obviously borrowed but the engine is original code, developed through last year
- the author wants to release the engine as an editor so everybody could do Dizzy games

This engine is not related to the engine used in Crystal Kingdom Dizzy 2017 ( https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=30381 )
It's an independent project. Actually it made a bit of turmoil at the Russian forum - why do a second engine if there's one already available, some copyright issues were also raised. Personally I respect everyone involved and hope they'll come to agreement and friendship :)
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Re: Dizzy and the Mystical Letter

Post by Ast A. Moore » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:19 pm

I don’t know. It feels . . . sluggish. Playing it on the 128K machine, I see it switches rapidly between mostly contended memory banks. Maybe it was only tested on Soviet clones, which don’t have memory contention.
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Every man should plant a tree, build a house, and write a ZX Spectrum game.

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and zasm Z80 Assembler syntax highlighter.

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Re: Dizzy and the Mystical Letter

Post by Andre Leao » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:53 pm

Good news: english version will be ready very soon... :)
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Re: Dizzy and the Mystical Letter

Post by Andre Leao » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:10 pm

Now translated to english by Epsiloncool. Portuguese version will be next... :)

https://planetasinclair.blogspot.com/20 ... uzido.html
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Re: Dizzy and the Mystical Letter

Post by Andre Leao » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:51 pm

Portuguese version just released...

https://planetasinclair.blogspot.com/20 ... ugues.html
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