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#1 cas OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 25, 2010 10:30 AM

Hi,

out of curiosity, do you know any published games (commercial or otherwise) written in ACTION! ?

-- carsten

#2 olavese@online.no OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 25, 2010 10:38 AM

Hi,

out of curiosity, do you know any published games (commercial or otherwise) written in ACTION! ?

-- carsten


Isn't Bill Kendricks games written in Action! Gem Drop and those ... Also have a disk with Action! games at : http://pokeysoft.no/...atari/a8arc.htm

Search for Action games ... Also search for balloonier ... Have source code too

#3 a8isa1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 25, 2010 11:26 AM

Hi,

out of curiosity, do you know any published games (commercial or otherwise) written in ACTION! ?

-- carsten

Advanced search at Atarimania reveals a few Action! games.

- Steve Sheppard

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Posted Tue May 25, 2010 11:46 AM

Tomcat written by TDC, sources are available at Grzybsoniada 2010 stuff atr. Most of games written by Jakub Husak.

#5 Thorsten GŁnther OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 25, 2010 11:52 AM

out of curiosity, do you know any published games (commercial or otherwise) written in ACTION! ?


Peter Finzel's games AFAIK were written in that language, at least he IIRC said so in the description to the eBay auction where he sold his 800 and the sources to these games.

Dave Oblad's "Labyrinth"

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Posted Tue May 25, 2010 12:10 PM

I heard that star fleet was written in action

#7 cas OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 26, 2010 1:13 AM

out of curiosity, do you know any published games (commercial or otherwise) written in ACTION! ?


Peter Finzel's games AFAIK were written in that language, at least he IIRC said so in the description to the eBay auction where he sold his 800 and the sources to these games.


Hello Thorsten,

according to someone supposedly having won that eBay auction and owning the sources now, the games are not in ACTION! My guess thay are in Assembly language (ATMAS II).

-- Carsten

#8 Mecki OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 6, 2010 4:04 AM

i think all of Maik Heinzig Atari games (Monster Hunt, Laser Robot, Plots, Galaxi Barkonid ....) are in Action. Robert

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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:35 AM

R.O.T.O.

https://atariwiki.or...i.jsp?page=Roto



#10 thorfdbg OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:57 PM

Hi,

out of curiosity, do you know any published games (commercial or otherwise) written in ACTION! ?

-- carsten

Kennedy Approach is, to my knowledge, also written in Action!. The speech synthesis is, of course, not. But that is third-party code.



#11 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:06 PM

Kennedy Approach is, to my knowledge, also written in Action!. The speech synthesis is, of course, not. But that is third-party code.

 

The C-64 version was the original, so wouldn't it be unusual for the Atari 8-bit port to be written in that type of computer-specific language?



#12 DanBoris OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:35 PM

 

I forgot about R.O.T.O, that was a cool game.



#13 fujidude OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:30 PM

 

The C-64 version was the original, so wouldn't it be unusual for the Atari 8-bit port to be written in that type of computer-specific language?

 

It would, unless the C64 version was also written in Action!  I have heard that there had been at least some C64 software written using Action!  Action! compiles to straight 6502 machine code, so if one were to write their own custom routines that are tailored to the specifics of the C64 hardware architecture, it should work just fine.



#14 atx4us OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:34 PM

Not as many as it should be considering the capabilities of the language :)

 

Here's my chance to toss another coin in the bucket.  ACTris! is written in Action! by me.

 

http://atariage.com/...d/#entry3525705

 

I also released the source codes for an earlier CTetris version here at AtariAge a long while ago.



#15 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:59 AM

 

It would, unless the C64 version was also written in Action!  I have heard that there had been at least some C64 software written using Action!  Action! compiles to straight 6502 machine code, so if one were to write their own custom routines that are tailored to the specifics of the C64 hardware architecture, it should work just fine.

 

That would be a reasonable theory, but then I would assume the C-64 author would have just handled the Atari port himself in that case, which he didn't.



#16 DanBoris OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:51 PM

Does anyone know what the licensing terms were for the Action runtime? Did you just have to buy the runtime once, or did it have to be licensed for each copy of an Action language program you sold?



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Posted Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:05 PM

I think there was a more expensive commercial version of the runtime package that allowed for unlimited commercial distribution (without a per-game royalty).



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Posted Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:46 AM

I think there was a more expensive commercial version of the runtime package

 

Exactly, as mentioned in the manual with it.






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