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#1 JamesD OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:12 PM

A work in progress video of an Elite like game for the Oric Atmos.
Pretty cool!


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Posted Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:00 PM

Wow! Nice work! - when can we expect a port to the 8-bit Atari? :-)

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Posted Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:11 PM

Wow! Nice work! - when can we expect a port to the 8-bit Atari? :-)

I don't think the author is an Atari fanatic so I doubt he will port it. However, there is always a chance he'll release the source code. You can follow development here. Please don't bug him about an Atari version or source code.

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Posted Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:57 AM

I really looks cool, but the wire frame animation seems a bit (too) slow.

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Posted Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:17 AM

I really looks cool, but the wire frame animation seems a bit (too) slow.

The Oric has a 1MHz 6502 and a bit of a funky display so that's actually not bad. I do think he can speed it up more before he's done.

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Posted Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:26 AM

The Oric has a 1MHz 6502 and a bit of a funky display so that's actually not bad. I do think he can speed it up more before he's done.

Understood. I wonder how many cycles he needs for a pixel.

Maybe I can help with my experience from my own Elite demo.

I tried to register to the forum linked to above to offer my help, but the process always crashes. Is that just me?

Edited by Thomas Jentzsch, Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:16 PM.


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Posted Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:02 PM

The Oric has a 1MHz 6502 and a bit of a funky display so that's actually not bad. I do think he can speed it up more before he's done.

Understood. I wonder how many cycles he needs for a pixel.

Maybe I can help with my experience from my own Elite demo.

I tried to register to the forum linked to above to offer my help, but the process always crashes. Is that just me?

I see 1 problem. The C64 version draws circles with lines where this tries to draw a real circle.
I'll mention to the admin you had trouble registering.

#8 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:08 PM

I see 1 problem. The C64 version draws circles with lines where this tries to draw a real circle.

That shouldn't be a big problem. There exist ultra-fast circle drawing algorithms. I am pretty sure he used them already.

I'll mention to the admin you had trouble registering.

Thanks, but I found a way to contact the admins myselft. Problem solved. :)




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