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#1 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:32 PM

Charlie Kulas (who programmed the 8-bit version of Up'n Down and Musical Pilot) sent me some disks, which I was able to read. In our interview, Charlie mentioned Leafer Madness, a game that he started to write. It was demo'd at some publisher's booth at CES, and received a couple hundred orders, but the publisher vanished before Charlie finished the game.

 

Well, thanks to him, we now have a playable demo (with music!), and the complete assembly source code. Check it out. Or, someone could dive in and make it a complete game. 

 

Some screenshots:

 

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Leafer Madness screenshot.png

 

I also found some concept graphics for Number Castle, a proposed educational game. Charlie doesn't think he did any code for this one.

 

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The ATR-format disk images are attached.

 
Leafer Madness Ramdisk DEMO 1984-07-31.atr
Attached File  Leafer Madness Ramdisk DEMO 1984-07-31.atr   90.02KB   25 downloads
Boot with BASIC disabled, it shows a title screen with bouncing letters. Press START.  Joystick to control caterpillar. Move the caterpillar around, avoid spiders.
 
Leafer Madness Scroll Demo side A.atr
Attached File  Leafer Madness Scroll Demo side A.atr   90.02KB   18 downloads
   boots to OS/A+. Many files to explore. According to label, type SCROLL.OBJ then RUN 3100 but that crashes for me.
 
Leafer Madness Scroll Demo side B.atr
Attached File  Leafer Madness Scroll Demo side B.atr   90.02KB   19 downloads
   boots to OS/A+. Many files to explore.
 
Number Castle Picture.atr
Attached File  Number Castle Picture.atr   90.02KB   19 downloads
   boots to Koala Micro Illustrator. Several pix on the disk, including Leafer Madness background and Number Castle concept graphics.
 
Leafer Madness Dev Backup #1 1983-12-23.atr
Leafer Madness Dev Backup #2 1983-12-23.atr
Leafer Madness Dev Backup #3 1983-12-23.atr
Attached File  Leafer Madness Dev Backup #1 1983-12-23.atr   179.64KB   17 downloads
Attached File  Leafer Madness Dev Backup #2 1983-12-23.atr   179.64KB   15 downloads
Attached File  Leafer Madness Dev Backup #3 1983-12-23.atr   179.64KB   14 downloads
Many files across these three disks, seems to be Mac 65 source code for Leafer Madness.
 
UPNDOWN unprotected 1984-09-28.atr
Attached File  UPNDOWN unprotected 1984-09-28.atr   90.02KB   17 downloads
   seems similar to commercial release. Bad sectors 181-198. Didn't worry about them because UPNDOWN is already preserved.
 
Musical Pilot ver 1.6.atr
Attached File  Musical Pilot ver 1.6.atr   90.02KB   18 downloads
    seems similar to APX release
 
 
Dig in and post what you discover!
-Kevin
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#2 Jinroh OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:44 PM

Rad Thanks Kevin. I was curious about this when you tweeted about it. I look forward to trying the demo of Leafer Madness it looks trippy.

#3 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:52 PM

I can't believe it, Kevin did it again! A game droped as a demo, now can be altered as a game due to the available soure code. So, we are able to make the dream alive.

 

Kevin, again(!) endless thank youuuuuuuuuuu! :-)))))

 

WOW!



#4 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:22 AM

As always, please thank the author for us and a huge thank you to you Kevin for the hard work, time and effort in finding these people and archiving it..

 

Amazing stuff...






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