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I was looking at Atarimania and did a search for games written in Action!. This game called Star Fleet 1 is interesting as it is written in Action! and the IBMPC version was getting rave reviews. Anyone ever played it or seen the Action! source?

 

Star Fleet 1

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Peter Finzel also wrote his games in Action!, according to the description of the eBay auction where he sold is 800. Atarimania is understandably incomplete in that respect, since there is AFAIK no noticeable difference between compiled Action! and 6502 Assembler.

 

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I was looking at Atarimania and did a search for games written in Action!. This game called Star Fleet 1 is interesting as it is written in Action! and the IBMPC version was getting rave reviews. Anyone ever played it or seen the Action! source?

 

Star Fleet 1

 

I played this game all the time when I was a teenager and still have maybe once a twice a year since then. This is an awesome game; a definite Atari classic!!!

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I have this in shrink-wrapped new condition. I picked it up more than a year ago thinking it looked very strategic and interesting, but haven't played it yet. Did not know it was programmed in Action! How much do you think it'd go for on eBay?

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I played this game all the time when I was a teenager and still have maybe once a twice a year since then. This is an awesome game; a definite Atari classic!!!

Same here, and still play it too. :cool:

 

The full set of docs can be grabbed at my scribd page as well.

 

 

Starfleet I Officers Manual

 

Starfleet I Officers Manual Supplement

 

Starfleet I Training Manual

 

Starfleet I Reference

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How much do you think it'd go for on eBay?

 

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. So, just send it to me. I´ll take care of it. ;-)

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How much do you think it'd go for on eBay?

 

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. So, just send it to me. I´ll take care of it. ;-)

 

Cygnus or Interstel box?

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Interstel Corp.

PO Box 57825

Webster, TX, 77598

(713) 486-4163

 

The box has some very light wear at the corners of a very minorly abraded appearance that I didn't know could occur through shrinkwrap. But it would seem to be the original shrinkwrap because there is a metallic gloss "Electronic Arts Distribution" sticker *on the shrinkwrap*.

 

I should save this one to open on Christmas or Thanksgiving holidays to spend some time playing it.

 

How much do you think it'd go for on eBay?

 

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. So, just send it to me. I´ll take care of it. ;-)

 

Cygnus or Interstel box?

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Interstel Corp.

PO Box 57825

Webster, TX, 77598

(713) 486-4163

 

The box has some very light wear at the corners of a very minorly abraded appearance that I didn't know could occur through shrinkwrap. But it would seem to be the original shrinkwrap because there is a metallic gloss "Electronic Arts Distribution" sticker *on the shrinkwrap*.

 

I should save this one to open on Christmas or Thanksgiving holidays to spend some time playing it.

 

How much do you think it'd go for on eBay?

 

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. So, just send it to me. I´ll take care of it. ;-)

 

Cygnus or Interstel box?

 

 

It might fetch up to USD$50 in that condition. Personally, I think it's a great game with a great box and box art and is undervalued by collectors. I would not sell a copy in that condition for just about any price!

 

Here's the R10 Cygnus version. Not too different.

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I was looking at Atarimania and did a search for games written in Action!. This game called Star Fleet 1 is interesting as it is written in Action! and the IBMPC version was getting rave reviews. Anyone ever played it or seen the Action! source?

 

Star Fleet 1

 

Two more Action games are:

 

Tetra/Blockaboo!

Showdown Hockey

 

both written by Paul Aussem in the early 90's

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I have this in shrink-wrapped new condition. I picked it up more than a year ago thinking it looked very strategic and interesting, but haven't played it yet. Did not know it was programmed in Action! How much do you think it'd go for on eBay?

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If it is shrink wrapped i would pay 35 dollars+ shipping :-)

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hmm,

 

I think some more games by Dave Oblad are written in Action. Maybe someone wants to check this (no need to search for the source, just read the information at the title page of each game): http://www.atari.fandal.cz/search.php?search=Dave+Oblad&butt_details_x=x

 

or look here:

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-beamatron_575.html

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-grabit_12153.html

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-labyrinth_2870.html

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-life_2978.html

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-matrix_3262.html

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-pirates-cove_3981.html

(nowhere mentioned which pgm. language was used)

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-tricky-tracks_5499.html

(nowhere mentioned which pgm. language was used)

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-wumpus-hunter_5868.html

 

A programmer from eastern germany also did some commercial games in Action!, it was Maik Heinzig, then known as mhs (nowadays magnus-soft, I think)... see here:

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-barkonid_2140.html

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-gigablast_2210.html

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-laser-robot_2906.html

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-monster-hunt_3489.html

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-monster-hunt-ii_6070.html

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-plot-s_4014.html

 

And some games (and demos) by polish programmer/musician Jakub Husak were written in Action! language (only those, where He was the programmer), e.g. Duch, Helix, Rycerz and Starball amongst others: http://www.atari.fandal.cz/search.php?search=Jakub+husak&butt_details_x=x

 

Last not least, here I attach all the Action! sources, magazines (german!) and tutorials I have.

Think I also have a disk full of small Action games from the Bellcom PD library (side a with the .EXE files and side b with their .ACT sources)... will upload it here, when I find it...

 

-Andreas Koch.

act_mags_and_tutorials.zip

act_sources.zip

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I was looking at Atarimania and did a search for games written in Action!. This game called Star Fleet 1 is interesting as it is written in Action! and the IBMPC version was getting rave reviews. Anyone ever played it or seen the Action! source?

 

Star Fleet 1

 

Played it on my Atari ST's. Awesome game, played it over and over. Love the humorous text

messages that are sent across your screen. There is a noticeable difference in graphics

between the IBM and ST versions, at least.

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