Season greetings!

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Re: Season greetings!

Post by ibisum » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:12 pm

For me:

* Write a couple of light and cute Oric games with 8-bit Unity
* Get my Telestrat working again

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Re: Season greetings!

Post by Chema » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:01 pm

* Getting some free time back, so I can resume my retro activities :(
* Learning more asm programming on the Amiga
* Patching Blake's 7 so it works with the Jasmin, once iss solves the problems :lol:

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Re: Season greetings!

Post by kenneth » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:24 pm

For my next project, I would like to make a contribution about 3D Oric programming started by Jbperin. My Basic code written 25 years ago is slow and wrong. I plan to make a demo as it exists with Apple2.

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Re: Season greetings!

Post by Dbug » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:36 pm

I tend to avoid doing this type of thing because "time flies", but on the long list of things that may or may not be this year:
  • Make a few more Oriclopedia videos (I'm thinking dropping to one video a month - max)
  • Fix the tape drives I collected, and make a giant comparative of them to see which ones are best for Oric game loading
  • Try to get some work done on Quantum Fx Turbo Ultra and Encounter HD
  • Try to get some nice demo effects for the Oric Exos

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Re: Season greetings!

Post by Symoon » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:06 pm

Chema wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:01 pm
* Learning more asm programming on the Amiga
If:
1- you enjoy programming on Amiga
2- you like the game Don't Press the Letter Q
then I may have something for you ;) (well, it's in C, not ASM).

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Re: Season greetings!

Post by Chema » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:03 pm

Symoon wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Chema wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:01 pm
* Learning more asm programming on the Amiga
If:
1- you enjoy programming on Amiga
2- you like the game Don't Press the Letter Q
then I may have something for you ;) (well, it's in C, not ASM).
Sounds interesting...

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Re: Season greetings!

Post by Symoon » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:21 pm

Chema wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:03 pm
Sounds interesting...
Well, long ago I interviewed Andrew Moore. I then learnt that he an a friend ported DPTLQ onto Amiga.
He didn't have anything left of it but I eventually got in touch with this friend, that sent me sources disks. I made ADF files of them.

I'm no C expert, and even less Amiga programmer, and I tried to compile it all using GCC on Amiga, but failed. It seemed some libraries were missing. Years later I gave the sources to a friend who knew Amiga programmers, and they told him the source code wasn't complete - too much to be compiled easily. I'm not sure they were motivated by DPTLQ, and it then went into limbo.

So if you liked the game and like challenges, I can send you the source disks (should I find them back ;) ), so you could try checking how (in)complete it was, and if it could be fun finishing it.
Just an idea ;)

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Re: Season greetings!

Post by rax » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:48 pm

Happy Holidays to all of you!

I have started a few games more. I hope to be able to finish them in the new year.

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Re: Season greetings!

Post by Chema » Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:27 pm

Please, send them... I am not sure I will have time anytime soon, and I am not even optimistic, but we'll see..

Regarding Amiga programming, all I managed to do is this little effect in asm:
MyMovie (1).gif
MyMovie (1).gif (555.42 KiB) Viewed 692 times
And I started playing with isometric graphics, but the blitter is a hard beast!

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Re: Season greetings!

Post by Symoon » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:19 pm

Chema wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:27 pm
Please, send them... I am not sure I will have time anytime soon, and I am not even optimistic, but we'll see..
Sent by email ;)

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