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#1 Wally1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:10 AM

ok

 

so this guy has recreated the original Xerox Alto Mazewar.

 

For PC and Macintosh.

 

Supposedly the very first first person shooter with networking play, etc.

 

Now with this minimalist tile based game I think it would

make such an excellent port over to the Atari ST!

 

Only the source code that's been released is way over my head.

 

Maybe one of us out there can do it!!!

 

Here is link to youtube video:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=5V5X5SbSjns

 

here is a picture:

 

maze1.jpg



#2 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:39 AM

So play MIDIMaze on a monochrome monitor? ;)



#3 Wally1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:26 AM

MIDIMaze is probably good

 

but am talking about a 'pixel perfect' recreation

of the original MazeWar.

 

:jango:



#4 ParanoidLittleMan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:51 AM

What is released is source code of recreation, in some modern, online version for WIndows and MacOS - 17-24 MB ++ sizes. That's way inappropriate as base for some Atari ST version making.

+ I have doubts about that 'pixel perfectness' . Did author count pixels on that VGA video ? Since it seems no other source of very original.

I agree that this would work very well on Atari ST in monochrome mode, but it is tremendous work - should do all coding from scratch, and even just porting graphic and maze data in proper formats will be lot of work. Anyone wants to spend whole year on this ?



#5 Wally1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:13 PM

Well it's a great game nonetheless

I wish I could code it!




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