As soon as the manuals are complete i will start a own thread for them.
I completed today the "Quiz Booklets" for "TV Schoolhouse I" which was a lot of work, but i guess it was worth the effort.
The single pages of the quiz booklet wil use up to 100MB in a PDF, the one i created is 1.5MB.
It's a "printer friendly" manual kept in b&w since the yellow and orange color isn't important at all and will use up all your yellow ink (This change i made to all manuals i completed, they are kept in b&w except for the "cover").
To print out the "quiz booklets" could become handy for those who like to play "TV Schoolhouse I" for two player.
For fun added a single new quiz "Name the Portrait", in my version of the "quiz booklet" which is a appendix to the manual are some portraits splattered of which you have to guess the names of the portraited person.
Yes the quizzes are simple and use always the same scheme, nonetheless it's somehow cool to solve them especially because 10 or 20 seconds aren't much time and
parts of what is asked is a riddle to me (non metrical measurements).
Instead of 73MB single pages or 83MB as PDF, 1.3MB of text and graphics with an index linked to the pages.
SV500 TVSchoolHouse1.pdf 1.24MB
like i said the box fronts and icons have changed to, instead of the "all green" for the MPT-02 games i made some new images, perhaps i wil still change one or two because of copyrights.
I don't know what the rest guesses but i like those rotten old games, they are primitive and certainly they missed the state of art of '77.
Nonetheless i have fun playing them, maybe it's the struggle with the keyboard or whatever, but they have charm.
For sure i'm aware there is a "real" studio II emulator, however the stuff suits well to the intellivision and i can't wait to play them on the console.
They have even more charm on an Intellivision.
Nostalgic? for sure!
It reminds me of my childhood and i remember well that after my father builded a pong himself he baught once a simple "pong / hockey console" for us.
If i'm not wrong i noticed the "studio II" once, or one of his clones, at least i remember that i liked to have one while my father thought it was similar to the odyssee
and instead of programmed cartridges he stated back then "it just switches a couple of contacts, it's a sort of fooling".
He was wrong! He was often wrong, but i can grant you he never was wrong.
I had to wait until i earned my own money and that was when i baught the intellivision.
5 years, i baught my inty in '82, can be a big difference, the difference from aged 11 to aged 16.
Well and not long after i had to buy me a own TV, he couldn't stand i occupied his TV permanently.
You can't bring this back, the laughter my mother had when she saw for the first time the "running man", no innovation in gaming not even a "mind controlled game"
can match this. Computers have become very common, especially older ppl can't imagine what evolution it was and what difference it is.
In every phone is a little computer, my mother usually quits when she had to imagine such, we all just use it without being aware what's behind.
Very sad i didn't own his homebrew pong anymore, it had self made slider controls.
Also he builded once a lightgun game and a lightgun of an old pellet gun, a simple moving dot on the screen, but well.
Unfortunately my father never had sense for old electronics, thus he trashed all when we moved to another town (if i didn't "trashed" it already, i wasn't careful as child).
Together with his calculator that only could add and subtract, which was my first "electronic toy" i was simply fascinated by the nixie tubes or adding until it overflowed,
it would be a little museum. "Calculator", for pops it was a fun project, he was faster with the slider as most with a calculator.
Don't take the "pioneer" stuff to serious, i was once co-dev, or to say it proper i was mainly responsible for the artwork in the game until the crew changed and i was punched out.
the "Pioneer Space Pilots Guild" is in fact a script form a friend of mine who scripted a lot of missions for the game, it simply offers cheaper services for your spacecraft for a monthly fee. I just found this approval by the guild a cool thing to label on the box.
Perhaps, or i thought about, we could make a competition who's best in "Space War" and the winner(s) (while every one's a winner) will officially become members of the "Guild".
i guess i could easy redraw/vectorize the badge and make a couple of stickers of it to hand out to the winners.
But maybe i have to draw a new one, not because the badge isn't my artwork, but because it displays a "Frontier First Encounters" spaceship.
They should have changed this anyway a long time ago since none of my "FE2/FFE" spaceships or conversions are to find in "Pioneer" anymore.
On the other hand i shouldn't take this to serious, "Geraldine" (which is a pioneer veteran like me) presents still my "Imperial Courier" as my artwork.
While she's aware that it's based on FE2 but she thinks that it's quite different to the original, or to tell it right the most beautiful and sleekest ship, still even better as E4.
note to myself: create a new badge!
Who is "C"?
A 0 Marie Curie
B 1 Archimedes of Syracuse
C 2 Abraham Lincoln
D 3 Omar Khayyam
E 4 Pierre Bézier
F 5 René Descartes
G 6 Valentina Tereshkova
H 7 Ferdinand Magellan
8 Thomas Jefferson
9 Robert E. Lee
Press the number for the correct answer to score
Edited by Gernot, Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:10 PM.