I just needed to share :-)
I've been watching the LCD threads and multi-game carts, but I decided to give the emulator a shot on my Moto G. Turns out, the new screen is beautiful and this set me out on a mission.
I wrote a very small game back for my Computer Graphics course in circa 1997. I had rounded up all of my project material, including emulator, compiler, and code, and dropped them onto one of those Iomega 100MB ZIP disks. I put it into a box and forgot about it.
Fast forward 18 years. I'm messing with the emulator on my phone and think "How cool would it be to dust off my old code and play it on my phone?" I found the zip disk, but no longer had any zip drives. I find one on CL and pick it up. I put the disk in and? Nothing. My excitement squashed. I was very upset and disappointed. I decided to share my journey with a friend and he sends me a link for a ZIP disk recovery program. I figured, what the heck? BOOM! Finds almost everything and I get a copy of my old files to my hard drive. I'm able to fire up the copy of Handy in there and I see the C compiler and I start hunting for my program in the 1500 or so files recovered. After digging, I find a file named "Myturn.c". Apparently, I didn't name the game anything creative, but I look at the code and it sure looks the part. I figure out how to fire it up in Handy and off to the races! I can't believe I was able to recover my program!
I copy the .obj file to my phone and I'm able to realize my objective :-) The game runs too fast, but just seeing it on my phone made me feel good.
So, now to get back to playing with the old code. I'm no game programmer by any stretch, but just being able to go from code to game system is pretty fun. I think my son will be excited to see some of this as well.
Are there any areas where folks share code? I might like to play with something that may be a little more advanced then my pong/breakout type game :-)
Well, thanks for keeping the lynx alive and for anyone that took the time to read my post.