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#501 LS_Dracon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:31 PM

Tnx all.

Am I the only one that can't download the binary? I've tried it in Safari and Chrome. Safari stalls at 6.9KB and Chrome can't even seem to start the download. Weird. :? The posted screen shots look great, though!


Perhaps because it's a .bin file. I'll post the zip, let me know if it works. This latest version includes some new sprites (crouching) and an incomplete (w.i.p.) drink animation, hold button + forward.

Another thing, on Stella emulator, you can press Alt+Z to disable the player character, then you can see only the missiles pixels that I spoke so many times about.

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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:53 PM

Am I the only one that can't download the binary? I've tried it in Safari and Chrome. Safari stalls at 6.9KB and Chrome can't even seem to start the download. Weird. :? The posted screen shots look great, though!


Perhaps because it's a .bin file. I'll post the zip, let me know if it works. This latest version includes some new sprites (crouching) and an incomplete (w.i.p.) drink animation, hold button + forward.


That worked! It looks fantastic. The feel is spot-on also. I love the shadow. Excellent work! :thumbsup:

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Posted Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:33 PM

Awesome! :thumbsup:

#504 LS_Dracon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:40 AM

Thanks guys.

That worked! It looks fantastic. The feel is spot-on also. I love the shadow. Excellent work! :thumbsup:

I have the same problem last year, try to configure your firewall, setting this forum address as safe (you know the ROM files you're downloading are not a virus). BTW Stella loads .zip file, there's no need to uncompressed to test on emu.

Note : This last demo also is a bit faster, runs at 5 fps, the original PoP runs at 12 fps, once the sprites are smaller, it requires to run faster. I think the speed of animations is something around 5 or 6 fps, this must to be fixed in gameplay testing (you know, good timming to jump etc...)

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Posted Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:53 PM

I really need the Jordan Mechner authorization to keep working on it.


Why? The author of the C64 homebrew didn't need permission.

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Posted Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:01 AM

Good question. :)

AFAIK, C64 version was not sold, you can download and play on a emulator (witch I need to try out, looks a great port) or load on a disk to play on real hardware. A fan game just as it. Usually softwares are "soft" about fan game related things (drawings, fan arts, cosplays etc...).

The 2600 will be sold in a cart, with manual and I hope, a box too. A fan game too, but with money things changes.

Prince of Persia still one of greatest video game franchise from a big software (Ubisoft). Certanly we don't wanna problems with them.

With Jordan Mechner authorization, will be like Halo. If I understand, Ed Fries have an authorization from Microsoft to make the game, nothing really technical, just an "ok". They know his game will not damage the Halo franshise because he was know by them and so on. Even if Jordan Mechner don't owns PoP rights anymore, Ubisoft will not be such disrespectful, I think. We will sell 150 or 200 carts with luck, like any other 2600 homebrew. We know we're not here for money, most of the price of the cart is to cover the costs of production but will Ubisoft understand it?

And for etics, as a foreiger don't want to people think I don't care about copyrights from others countries, even if it's an international law.

And finally will be really sad not be able to call this amazing project as "Prince of Persia". :)

Edited by LS_Dracon, Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:08 AM.


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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:42 PM

Jordan posted the source code for Prince of Persia (Apple ][ version) on Github earlier this year.

blog post
http://jordanmechner...2012/04/source/

source
https://github.com/j...Persia-Apple-II

There's also his POP technical document here -> http://jordanmechner...opsource009.pdf

He has released some notes about POP development as an inexpensive eBook.
http://astore.amazon...tail/B005WUE6Q2

#508 LS_Dracon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:23 PM

Jordan posted the source code for Prince of Persia (Apple ][ version) on Github earlier this year.


Thanks for the links.

#509 TheAtarianGuy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:17 PM

Has anybody been working on this lately? It seems like this project has just stalled for a while.

#510 LS_Dracon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:22 AM

No, sorry.

I'm working on personal projects (2 Atari 2600 games).

About POP, there's not much for me to do, just finish the skeleton and Jaffar fight animation (all sprites are done and needs small fixes).

Oh, I've developed a compress method that reduce by 2/3 the use of ROM for missiles tables, that was the big ROM eater, but I don't know if this code can be used in a game, because it's coded for Atari processor and the game is going to be a DPC+ game (uses an ARM processor). BTW 32kb is enough at any way.

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Posted Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:26 AM

Any luck with getting in touch with Jordan Mechner? I believe he still owns the PoP rights, and is pretty approachable on twitter.

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Posted Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:45 AM

We're waiting a better demo to show, perhaps a working stage 1 or something like that.

This project is really time consuming and is taking ages, but it's not like project CiE or Knight Rider, I'll supply sprite demos once I have something cool to show, and you already have the stage demo working too.

Me and Chris are busy working on others projects and for us, we never quit anything related to 2600 programming. Chris is working on Star Castle together with Thomas Jentzsch and I'm working on Super Pong among others stuffs.

Patience my friends. :)

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Posted Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:57 AM

Chris is working on Star Castle together with Thomas Jentzsch and I'm working on Super Pong among others stuffs.

Where you helped with the sound. :)

The project is in its final stages, so maybe Chris has a bit more time soon.

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Posted Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:59 AM

I'm now playing Prince Of Persia on the gameboy. I'm surprised how this game still holds up after so many years. The controls are very good, I like the fact that the player is more or less positioned on a grid. After running/walking the player is always positioned between two tiles.

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Posted Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:24 PM

I'm now playing Prince Of Persia on the gameboy. I'm surprised how this game still holds up after so many years. The controls are very good, I like the fact that the player is more or less positioned on a grid. After running/walking the player is always positioned between two tiles.

Yes, master system version doesn't care about this and the game is almost unplayable.
Btw any news about BallBlazer? And that Sokoban game? ;)

Edited by LS_Dracon, Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:25 PM.


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Posted Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:07 AM

Btw any news about BallBlazer? And that Sokoban game? ;)

Both games are still on my mind :)

#517 LS_Dracon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:05 PM

Skeleton animation demo.

 

This character has no defense animation because it's invincible, you should push him, hitting with a sword, in order to force him to fall into a pit and be locked.

 

Once you load the demo the skeleton is dead as normally one skeleton should be.

 

Press up for giving a new life to our friend

Press left to walk to left

Press back for display "get hit" animation

Press fire button to attack anim.

Press reset to reset and be dead again.

 

You can't wrap around screen because some bugs in this kernel, I don't want to fix it right now.

And as aways it's not the final sprites, I'll work more on it other day.

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Edited by LS_Dracon, Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:38 PM.


#518 TheAtarianGuy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:33 PM

I'm glad to see something new from this project.

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Posted Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:40 PM

The skeleton animating to 'life' is tremendous and gave me a little thrill to see. Great job on that one!



#520 LS_Dracon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:03 AM

I'm glad to see something new from this project.

Next will be the Jaffar fighting animation.

 

The skeleton animating to 'life' is tremendous and gave me a little thrill to see. Great job on that one!

Thanks! BTW I would like to add more animation frames, I'm using the original amount (4 frames) I think this animation deserve more frames.



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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:07 AM

A simple but functional Jaffar animation demo.

 

jaffar.JPG

 

Press left to walk, right to "get hit" and fire button to attack. I'll not convert others animations for now, but they're done.

 

That is, all the character are done, now I need fix some sprites that doesn't looks good to me (usually, I need to fix the feet, arms and head positions by 1 pixel or so).

 

BTW we already have all functional sprites, running on real hardware, for code the game. :)

 

 

 

 

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#522 MathUser OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:58 AM

So, aren't you guys worried about a C & D since they are still making games in this series?



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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:21 AM

No legal expert here, but you can only tell someone to cease and desist from making money from it, otherwise it's just a different "fan" media. They cannot stop people from drawing pictures of PoP, right? So this needs to be put on a cart and sent out with a box and manual for free!




...plus 50 dollars shipping and handling fees. 😏

Edited by dubxcube, Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:23 AM.


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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:19 PM

We'll seek for authorization when the project get further. I can't promise an authorized game BTW, but hardly believe in C&D letter from Ubisoft.



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Posted Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:30 AM

Really excited to see this is still coming along :)






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