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ProDOS port announce [message #380005] Wed, 23 January 2019 13:21 Go to next message
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I'm abandoning the old thread in order to create dedicated entries.
This one is intended for anyone to announce the release of a new port.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #380009 is a reply to message #380005] Wed, 23 January 2019 13:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: James Davis

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 10:21:39 AM UTC-8, qkumba wrote:
> I'm abandoning the old thread in order to create dedicated entries.
> This one is intended for anyone to announce the release of a new port.

Thanks, the old one was getting too big, anyway.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #380019 is a reply to message #380009] Wed, 23 January 2019 15:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Portal is in Asimov /incoming.
It's too big to fit on a 800kb disk, even without ProDOS.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #380571 is a reply to message #380019] Sun, 03 February 2019 15:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Photar 8k file and Tunnel Terror 20k file are in Asimov /incoming.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #380806 is a reply to message #380571] Thu, 07 February 2019 03:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bad Dudes
Batman
Platoon
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #380850 is a reply to message #380806] Fri, 08 February 2019 03:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Commando
Heavy Barrel
Ikari Warriors
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #380854 is a reply to message #380850] Fri, 08 February 2019 06:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2019-02-08 08:42:56 +0000, qkumba said:

> Commando
> Heavy Barrel
> Ikari Warriors
> Bad Dudes
> Batman
> Platoon

Nice work!

Is the Victory Road (also uploaded to Asimov and currently in incoming)
any different to the one you did a couple of years ago?

- Alex
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #380859 is a reply to message #380854] Fri, 08 February 2019 12:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Qkumba did the Quickloader thing by Quicksilver (for Data East but there's no Q here) ;-)
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #380861 is a reply to message #380854] Fri, 08 February 2019 14:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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> Nice work!

Thanks.

> Is the Victory Road (also uploaded to Asimov and currently in incoming)
> any different to the one you did a couple of years ago?

It's repackaged, and should load a bit faster than before. I rewrote my loader to be essentially the same for all Quicksilver titles, rather than custom which I tried originally.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #380865 is a reply to message #380861] Fri, 08 February 2019 17:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2019-02-08 19:05:22 +0000, qkumba said:

>>
>> Nice work!
>
> Thanks.
>
>> Is the Victory Road (also uploaded to Asimov and currently in incoming)
>> any different to the one you did a couple of years ago?
>
> It's repackaged, and should load a bit faster than before. I rewrote
> my loader to be essentially the same for all Quicksilver titles, rather
> than custom which I tried originally.

Awesome! Look forward to Robocop as part of of the QuickSilver titles.

Also is Kid Niki: Radical Ninja a Quicksilver port as well?

- Alex
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #380866 is a reply to message #380859] Fri, 08 February 2019 18:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Anthony Adverse

On Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 4:35:13 AM UTC+11, Antoine Vignau wrote:
> Qkumba did the Quickloader thing by Quicksilver (for Data East but there's no Q here) ;-)

Seeing as it was Data East, maybe it was a Q for the west ;)
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #380867 is a reply to message #380866] Fri, 08 February 2019 19:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kid Niki is done.
However, after completing level 7, there's some corrupted graphics and it restarts on level 2.
There is no end-sequence.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #380890 is a reply to message #380867] Sun, 10 February 2019 01:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381224 is a reply to message #380890] Mon, 18 February 2019 02:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381225 is a reply to message #380890] Mon, 18 February 2019 02:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Lancaster.
If the LANCASTER.Z file is not locked, then the high scores will be saved.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381261 is a reply to message #381225] Mon, 18 February 2019 22:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Phaser Fire 12k file.
Hadron 21k file.
Alien Typhoon 20k file.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381320 is a reply to message #381261] Wed, 20 February 2019 17:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Eggs-It 20k file.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381356 is a reply to message #381320] Thu, 21 February 2019 17:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Captain Goodnight.
You're welcome.

High score are saved in GOODNIGHT.O.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381358 is a reply to message #381356] Thu, 21 February 2019 20:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Zenith 17k file.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381359 is a reply to message #381356] Thu, 21 February 2019 21:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2019-02-21 22:56:53 +0000, qkumba said:

> Captain Goodnight.
> You're welcome.
>
> High score are saved in GOODNIGHT.O.

Oh, baby! The one and only. Thanks bigtime!

I'll be sure to give it some thorough testing :-)

- Alex
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381360 is a reply to message #381359] Thu, 21 February 2019 21:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes please.
The code-wheel protection is removed entirely, so the submarine won't ask anything, and you can just press the button on the doomsday device.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381361 is a reply to message #381360] Thu, 21 February 2019 22:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2019-02-22 02:20:48 +0000, qkumba said:

> Yes please.
> The code-wheel protection is removed entirely, so the submarine won't
> ask anything, and you can just press the button on the doomsday device.

Amazing. I wasn't going to ask straight away, because I should just be
pleased enough that this can now run from ProDOS.

It was probably this game that put the fear of god into me that I
needed to get everything right, first time, for success to occur in ALL
aspects of my life ;-) I remember getting to the Doomsday device, heart
pumping to have made it that far, only to f#%k up the switch sequence
and lose the game. I did manage to finish it later replaying it,
without cheats and use of the decoder wheel (it was our first game
purchase shortly after getting a IIGS in mid '87) so was always playing
on the original disk. I should have my high scores still saved on it
actually :-)

- Alex
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381405 is a reply to message #381361] Sat, 23 February 2019 15:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Russki Duck 15k file.
Genetic Drift 13k file.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381418 is a reply to message #381360] Sun, 24 February 2019 07:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2019-02-22 02:20:48 +0000, qkumba said:

> Yes please.
> The code-wheel protection is removed entirely, so the submarine won't
> ask anything, and you can just press the button on the doomsday device.

I've only managed to play three games, none of which I completed, but
got to Doom Island on the last attempt. It all worked flawlessly, even
running from System 6.0.x – except for checking the high scores – after
which, it reset my IIGS.

I'll do more testing, see if the game resets when run from ProDOS 8 on
its own, and hopefully get to play to the end to make sure that all
works properly.

- Alex
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381430 is a reply to message #381418] Sun, 24 February 2019 21:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The game intentionally reboots after displaying high scores.
I hope that that's what you meant, not that it reset before displaying them.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381435 is a reply to message #381430] Mon, 25 February 2019 05:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2019-02-25 02:55:14 +0000, qkumba said:

> The game intentionally reboots after displaying high scores.
> I hope that that's what you meant, not that it reset before displaying them.

Nope, that's it, the game reboots after seeing the high scores. I would
have thought after seeing the high scores a keypress would take you
back to the title graphic and intro, rather than a reset.

- Alex
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #381472 is a reply to message #381435] Tue, 26 February 2019 13:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: ProDOS port announce [message #382308 is a reply to message #381472] Thu, 21 March 2019 22:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: ProDOS port announce [message #382972 is a reply to message #382308] Thu, 11 April 2019 01:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Star Blazer 19k file.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #383061 is a reply to message #382972] Sat, 13 April 2019 20:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2019-04-11 05:28:46 +0000, qkumba said:

> Star Blazer 19k file.

Thanks qkumba! Also thanks to 4am's recent Woz image of this, revealing
the animated title screen for the first time (at least to me).

I've played through all 5 stages of the game through to its end with
nary an issue.

High score support would be great if the original 5.25" disk release
included it, but still over the moon about this ProDOS conversion :-)

- Alex
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #383092 is a reply to message #383061] Sun, 14 April 2019 23:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The original doesn't save them. There's no write routine in memory.
If there were, be sure that I would have included it.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #383097 is a reply to message #383092] Mon, 15 April 2019 07:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2019-04-15 03:34:59 +0000, qkumba said:

> The original doesn't save them. There's no write routine in memory.
> If there were, be sure that I would have included it.

Noted! Very much appreciated.

- Alex
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #383104 is a reply to message #383092] Mon, 15 April 2019 12:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Anthony Adverse

On Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:35:01 PM UTC+10, qkumba wrote:
> The original doesn't save them. There's no write routine in memory.
> If there were, be sure that I would have included it.

I heard you were really clever and could add one in ;) But I guess it wouldn't be a "clean" crack then...

A
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #383105 is a reply to message #383104] Mon, 15 April 2019 12:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Monday, April 15, 2019 at 10:02:20 AM UTC-6, Anthony Adverse wrote:
> On Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:35:01 PM UTC+10, qkumba wrote:
>> The original doesn't save them. There's no write routine in memory.
>> If there were, be sure that I would have included it.
>
> I heard you were really clever and could add one in ;) But I guess it wouldn't be a "clean" crack then...
>


All the rules have been broken. It has been ported over to Prodos. Anything now goes.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #383107 is a reply to message #383105] Mon, 15 April 2019 14:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Mon, 15 Apr 2019, I am Rob wrote:

> On Monday, April 15, 2019 at 10:02:20 AM UTC-6, Anthony Adverse wrote:
>> On Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:35:01 PM UTC+10, qkumba wrote:
>>> The original doesn't save them. There's no write routine in memory.
>>> If there were, be sure that I would have included it.
>>
>> I heard you were really clever and could add one in ;) But I guess it wouldn't be a "clean" crack then...
>>
>
>
> All the rules have been broken. It has been ported over to Prodos. Anything now goes.
>

I've created a monster.

-uso.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #383316 is a reply to message #382972] Mon, 22 April 2019 17:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oops i think asimovlookerafterer put this in uso's directory by mistake.
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On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10:28:47 PM UTC-7, qkumba wrote:
> Star Blazer 19k file.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #383317 is a reply to message #383316] Mon, 22 April 2019 22:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Mon, 22 Apr 2019, frank_o_rama@hotmail.com wrote:

>
> Oops i think asimovlookerafterer put this in uso's directory by mistake.

Yikes!

I've been having electrical problems at my apartment which mgmt can't be
bothered to fix (currently trying to get help in relocating) and can't
even use the computer with my 6502/Apple ][ tools right now.

-uso.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #383678 is a reply to message #383317] Tue, 07 May 2019 01:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Rampage. Double-hires, requires 128kb RAM.

High scores are saved in RAMPAGE.6.
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #383683 is a reply to message #383678] Tue, 07 May 2019 06:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2019-05-07 05:14:59 +0000, qkumba said:

> Rampage. Double-hires, requires 128kb RAM.
>
> High scores are saved in RAMPAGE.6.

Awesome!

- Alex
Re: ProDOS port announce [message #383685 is a reply to message #383678] Tue, 07 May 2019 10:38 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 1:15:01 AM UTC-4, qkumba wrote:
> Rampage. Double-hires, requires 128kb RAM.
>
> High scores are saved in RAMPAGE.6.

Rampage on the Apple II gets dinged for being a bit slow, but to me that's what made it playable (same with Arkanoid). It's still my favorite version of the game (although the Lynx version is a lot of fun too).
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