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#26 Tarzilla OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:43 PM

IntyBASIC Showcase Volume 2 is pretty much set, but maybe Vol 3 ;)...or something else...;)



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Posted Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:32 PM

IntyBASIC Showcase Volume 2 is pretty much set, but maybe Vol 3 ;)...or something else... ;)

 

Nice!  Which titles are included in this one?

 

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Posted Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:49 PM

We'll announce Vol 2 once the IntyBASIC Showcase Vol 1 contest is complete. I want to announce the contest details soon but having some issues with one of the main prizes.



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Posted Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:51 PM

 

Nice!  Which titles are included in this one?

 

      -dZ.

Stupid fingers...

 

I meant to also say that none of the Vol 2 or Vol 3 games will be games from the contest. 



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Posted Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:08 PM

Can't wait :)



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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:04 AM

Thinking about it, there is one thing I'm not really sure about the original, as everyone knows uncovering a mummy adds it to the game permanently, but what when you use the scroll? Removed only from level or permanently?

BTW there is an extra men after passing 10 levels, but it doesn't show number of current level :dunce:

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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:08 AM

Thinking about it, there is one thing I'm not really sure about the original, as everyone knows uncovering a mummy adds it to the game permanently, but what when you use the scroll? Removed only from level or permanently?

BTW there is an extra men after passing 10 levels, but it doesn't show number of current level :dunce:

 

I think using the scroll should remove the mummy permanently from the level.  There are hidden sarcophagi around so there is still a chance to get a mummy back in.

 

Did the original have a level counter display?  In any case, I think it would be useful to have. :)

 

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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:52 AM

Here is a 30 minute longplay video that should answer most of your questions:

 

Things I observed:

 

* The score is inversed when you get the scroll, exactly like Nanochess implemented it here

* The music doesn't play all the time, at least not in the above video

* The trail you leave behind is supposed to be footprints - not sure if those visually could be improved on the Intellivision

* There is no level counter on the Amstrad version of the game

* Even after you used the scroll on one level, the next level starts with as many mummies as was the maximum on the previous level (just like this implemention does)

* After completing level 5 (4:32 into the video), you get an intermission text screen and the number of mummies is reset to 1

* However on level 7 (5:17 into the video), it seems the player still only has 1 mummy to beat, despite he awoke one in level 6

* On level 8 (6:00 into the video), the player faces 2 mummies again. On this level, he never awakens another one.

* On level 9 (6:44 into the video), there still are only 2 mummies to start with, since he didn't awaken one on the previous level

* On level 10 (7:30 into the video), there still are only 2 mummies, despite he killed one and awoke one on level 9

* After level 10 (8:10 into the video), the intermission text is displayed again and mummy count reset to 1

* On level 12 (9:55 into the video), the player faces 2 mummies, despite neither killing nor waking up any on the previous level Sorry, he awakens & kills one on level 11 that I didn't see

 

Well... it seems like an odd pattern. The first five levels seem to have a consistent mummy pattern while on later levels I can't explain what is happening. Also I don't know if there is a detailed description or strategy guide available anywhere, so perhaps any way of operation is good enough.

 

As a bonus, here is a homebrew for the Genesis which seems to take the original game and add a few elements of its own, like the water levels where you don't see your footprints:


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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:29 AM

Here is a 30 minute longplay video that should answer most of your questions:

 

Things I observed:

 

* The score is inversed when you get the scroll, exactly like Nanochess implemented it here

* The music doesn't play all the time, at least not in the above video

* The trail you leave behind is supposed to be footprints - not sure if those visually could be improved on the Intellivision

* There is no level counter on the Amstrad version of the game

* Even after you used the scroll on one level, the next level starts with as many mummies as was the maximum on the previous level (just like this implemention does)

* After completing level 5 (4:32 into the video), you get an intermission text screen and the number of mummies is reset to 1

* However on level 7 (5:17 into the video), it seems the player still only has 1 mummy to beat, despite he awoke one in level 6

* On level 8 (6:00 into the video), the player faces 2 mummies again. On this level, he never awakens another one.

* On level 9 (6:44 into the video), there still are only 2 mummies to start with, since he didn't awaken one on the previous level

* On level 10 (7:30 into the video), there still are only 2 mummies, despite he killed one and awoke one on level 9

* After level 10 (8:10 into the video), the intermission text is displayed again and mummy count reset to 1

* On level 12 (9:55 into the video), the player faces 2 mummies, despite neither killing nor waking up any on the previous level Sorry, he awakens & kills one on level 11 that I didn't see

 

Well... it seems like an odd pattern. The first five levels seem to have a consistent mummy pattern while on later levels I can't explain what is happening. Also I don't know if there is a detailed description or strategy guide available anywhere, so perhaps any way of operation is good enough.

 

As a bonus, here is a homebrew for the Genesis which seems to take the original game and add a few elements of its own, like the water levels where you don't see your footprints:

 

Yes, the footprints look more recognizable on that one.  I also see that the music doesn't have the "end" jingle, just repeating the same pattern of four bars, as I had suggested. ;)



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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:52 AM

A neat little game.

 

I need to give it a shot.

 

From watching the videos, it looks like the Inty version has you restart your position at the entrance/exit when you die, but in the original game you simply continue as you were going.  Not sure which method would be better

 

In the Inty version the new mummy seems to pop out immediately making it more challenging; where in the original game the crypt opens much more slowly giving you time to get away.

 

From watching the video of the original, is it that in the original game the mummy (mummies) seem to wander more randomly in the lower levels and in the higher levels they seem to target the player a little more?



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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:28 AM

The original Amstrad author sure liked yellow... (I know you were going for a direct port to get it out of your head, so to speak) but the foot prints graphics were driving me crazy. I understood the effect you were going for but my brain refused to "see" foot prints. Fortunately I was able to fix that for myself in 5 minutes; I also fiddled a with a bit of dimension...an Amidar/Pepper II type game is missing from the Intellivision. Now do Aardvark for the Inty after you finish the 2600 version ;)

 

 

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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:23 PM

The original Amstrad author sure liked yellow... (I know you were going for a direct port to get it out of your head, so to speak) but the foot prints graphics were driving me crazy. I understood the effect you were going for but my brain refused to "see" foot prints. Fortunately I was able to fix that for myself in 5 minutes; I also fiddled a with a bit of dimension...an Amidar/Pepper II type game is missing from the Intellivision. Now do Aardvark for the Inty after you finish the 2600 version ;)
 
 
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The coffins look interesting :)

But now I cannot cease to see small exclamation marks! :P

BTW I could have used 3 MOB because in the original the player has beard and red boots but I preferred to have 6 mommies.

I preferred also the whole first beats of the music as the single first tune was driving me crazy :grin:

So I miscalculated 10 levels for extra man, it could be easily modified to be 5.

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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:18 PM

The original Amstrad author sure liked yellow... (I know you were going for a direct port to get it out of your head, so to speak) but the foot prints graphics were driving me crazy. I understood the effect you were going for but my brain refused to "see" foot prints. Fortunately I was able to fix that for myself in 5 minutes; I also fiddled a with a bit of dimension...an Amidar/Pepper II type game is missing from the Intellivision. Now do Aardvark for the Inty after you finish the 2600 version ;)
 
 
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Cool. Now you just need to help me get my LTO Flash set up and I'll be good to go to try this and lots of other ROM's. So first I have to take the shrink wrapping off right? 🤔😜

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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:31 PM

Cool. Now you just need to help me get my LTO Flash set up and I'll be good to go to try this and lots of other ROM's. So first I have to take the shrink wrapping off right?


Not sure, you only have one LTO Flash!...are you going to be physiologically able to break the seal? ;)

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Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:16 PM

Not sure, you only have one LTO Flash!...are you going to be physiologically able to break the seal? ;)


Wait, didn't I get two? Crap!

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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:02 AM

Publishers should start to use resealable plastic wrap, or perhaps ship games in storage boxes instead of wrap. In that way, you can open it carefully, play the game and put it back and it will look almost like new.



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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:14 AM

There already are clear plastic protective boxes for that, some specifically made for both sizes of Intellivision boxes. They cost $1 each.

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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:28 AM

What I do is , very carefully I just cut along the top or gatefold seem and leave the plastic wrap on.. on the intv release boxes you can access cartridge from top flap..(to know what flap the cartridge is at, just feel the box and see which side its closer to)then us a sharp thin blade cut along blade.. Gatefold boxes just cut along gatefolds free side.. Static keeps wrap stuck to the flap and rest of the box... This works great for me..

Cheers brothers , break those seals and enjoy your games...

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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:34 AM

Here are a couple !!

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Posted Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:27 PM

Are you guys the people who keep their furniture wrapped in plastic as well? :lol:



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Posted Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:34 PM

Are you guys the people who keep their furniture wrapped in plastic as well? :lol:


Yep, and mothballs in the closet too. :rolling:

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Posted Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:32 AM

Now, it's time to program H.E.R.O. ! I will be soooooooooo happppppyyyyyy if you do it :)



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Posted Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:07 AM

I can't believe H.E.R.O. was never released for the Intellivision BITD in the first place. One of my favorites, it would be a welcome addition. :)

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Living in the USA, I feel like I missed out on the MSX and Amstrad and Spectrum machines in the 80's and 90's. I have spent a ton of recent time learning about them to understand more about the AY sound chip used in them and Intellivision, but there seem to be many games that could be ported/converted as well. For example

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It's always interesting to see Amstrad and MSX games, because those weren't really a thing in the US.  Thanks for this, good work.






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