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#1 PacManPlus OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 8, 2016 4:29 AM

Hello All:

 

Here are some unfinished games that will most likely stay that way unless someone can pick up the ball and run with it.  Some will compile, and some will not (i.e. ReZolve - as I was in the middle of re-writing the Display Lists when I lost interest).  If anyone wants to finish these, please be my guest.

 

Enjoy!

Bob

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#2 Marc Oberhäuser OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 8, 2016 7:06 AM

Great! I am pretty sure that those files are very useful for new 7800 developers :)



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Posted Mon Feb 8, 2016 9:23 AM

I can understand the others.. but damn I have to frowny-face at Defender. :(



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 11:04 AM

Does this mean you're retiring? :(



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 11:35 AM

I'm kind of sad about ReZolve.  That one looked pretty cool.



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 11:57 AM

You didn't finish every game I wanted! You ruined my childhood! :D



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 12:03 PM

Do what you want, you're under no obligation to anyone. I'm enjoying your games and look forward to whatever you might do next.



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 12:15 PM

Do what you want, you're under no obligation to anyone. I'm enjoying your games and look forward to whatever you might do next.

 
I think everyone will agree with me when I say that good things are good and bad things are bad. The sky is usually blue and water is wet most of the time. :D



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 2:17 PM

Does this mean you're retiring? :(

 

Oh, I don't know.  I'm kind of burnt on this.  Just haven't felt like doing it for a while.  For quite a few years, I was putting out about 2 games a year.

 

Also, I have to be careful how I put things; I find that if I say anything, certain people accuse me / us of "exist in your bubble and ignoring the obvious cycle", like they think they know anything at all about me :roll:, so I tend to not post anything of my intentions one way or the other.

 

Sorry about Defender and ReZolve, guys - I usually don't like to let people down.

Bob


Edited by PacManPlus, Tue Feb 9, 2016 2:18 PM.


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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 2:34 PM

If its any consolation, I just purchased Frenzy today.



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 2:36 PM

 

Sorry about Defender and ReZolve, guys - I usually don't like to let people down.

Bob

You have nothing to be sorry about.  You have single handedly done more for the 7800 that Atari ever did.  You can be quite proud of the work you have done in such a short amount of time. You have a lot of fans here.

 

edit: I should add that it is extremely cool and unselfish of you to share the source code for your games.



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 2:50 PM

You deserve a break, Bob. If it's permanent, so be it -- you've done so much for us.



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 2:52 PM

If its any consolation, I just purchased Frenzy today.

 

Uhmmm......that'll.....be one of the best purchases you've made in a long time. I bought it last year and it was one of the best purchases I made in a long time.



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 2:52 PM

BTW, PMP -- Clean Sweep....as in the Vectrex game????? :-o :-o



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 3:00 PM

edit: I should add that it is extremely cool and unselfish of you to share the source code for your games.


Future post from someone:

"But you didn't convert the source code to work with 7800basic! You're a monster! A lazy monster!"



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 4:00 PM

Thanks guys :)

 

@Dauber - yes, I had started porting that at one point...  It was going to be a surprise. :sad:

@Inky - Thank you :) It was fun working with Alan McNeil on that.

@tep392 - Thank you ;)  I try to contribute to the community in whatever way I can.  The *only* reason why I might not give source code at any point would be fear of someone saying, "look at the way he did this - so inefficient...  horrible code!" :)  (I know, I'm weird that way) ;)

 

I'm not saying I'm going anywhere, or not.  I just kind of lost my enthusiasm for now.  I hope it's temporary.



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 6:05 PM

Will cookies help? I will send you cookies!

I fully understand the sensation of burnout... I guess my real sense of loss is that there is literally no one in our community that can fill your shoes. I really wish that there was something I can offer to get your enthusiasm going again. 



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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 8:13 PM

 

Oh, I don't know.  I'm kind of burnt on this.  Just haven't felt like doing it for a while.  For quite a few years, I was putting out about 2 games a year.

 

Also, I have to be careful how I put things; I find that if I say anything, certain people accuse me / us of "exist in your bubble and ignoring the obvious cycle", like they think they know anything at all about me  :roll:, so I tend to not post anything of my intentions one way or the other.

 

Sorry about Defender and ReZolve, guys - I usually don't like to let people down.

Bob

You let no one down Bob, where would we be without you? Thank you for all you do!



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Posted Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:02 PM

All the best whatever you choose! :)

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"Not my problem." :P

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Posted Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:19 AM

 

Oh, I don't know.  I'm kind of burnt on this.  Just haven't felt like doing it for a while.  For quite a few years, I was putting out about 2 games a year.

 

Also, I have to be careful how I put things; I find that if I say anything, certain people accuse me / us of "exist in your bubble and ignoring the obvious cycle", like they think they know anything at all about me  :roll:, so I tend to not post anything of my intentions one way or the other.

 

Sorry about Defender and ReZolve, guys - I usually don't like to let people down.

Bob

 

Bob - your generosity definitely has us all spoiled - myself included. Thank you for your hard work. I understand what life is like when you need to recharge. 

 

Best wishes!



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Posted Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:09 AM

Sad news, but as others have said - thanks for all that you've done Bob! Hope you stick around and if you ever get the urge to pick these back up, know that you've got a little community here willing to purchase these. No pressure or obligation though! :)



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Posted Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:45 PM

Thank you Bob!  What a guy.  The best there ever was.  He'll be back, he'll get the itch again after a while.  This gives other developers a unique insight on how Bob operates, and his techniques going into what he does, looking at those 5 unfinished games.  Perhaps some could pick up where Bob left off.  Kudos to Bob for releasing those codes.  Well Bob, at least you have decent weather down there, I'm in an ice storm in Northern VT, 2 days ago it was -30 up here.  Not like when I saw you in Austin.  Enjoy the weather, give some heady microbrews a good 6 month whack, and hope to see you back when you are feeling it.  

 

Best,

 

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Posted Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:47 PM

By the way, Bob - Ms. Pac Man Twin seemed to be complete when we played it down in Austin, no?



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Posted Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:43 PM

Hi Bob
Why are there always guys,who criticize you.Why do not they show...that they can do better?I See nothing....
I Miss you my friend....take a break and come back...
When time has come

Greetings Walter

Edited by gambler172, Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:44 PM.


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Posted Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:40 PM

Thanks for everything Bob. Hopefully someone will pick up where you left off!






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