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OMG! The game is very similar to the secret HotDog.lnx game we found on the 1st of April. I believe it was discovered on the same strange site.

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Yes the game itself doesn't need explanation but it would be nice to know the history, etc. It's from way back in 93 it seems, any information at all about it would be good.

 

@karri which site are you referring to? is it still running?

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2 hours ago, necrocia said:

 

@karri which site are you referring to? is it still running?

The side the ROM image could be downloaded from last year. it is gone.

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http://54.92.86.186/

 

This site has this lost game that was "created 30 years ago". Or it may be an April Fools prank by @sage, @marss, @Guitari and @karri. Or it may be genuine. Who knows? We do 😎😎😎😎

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The same site also has the long lost copy of HotDog. Perhaps this would give a clue of the authenticity of the games on this site?.

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Ah that site! Yes I've seen it previously. I've got the Hot Dog April Fools on Atari Gamer, it's actually a fun game to play!

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The definite hint that the games aren't that old: The mini-loader (0xff) 🙂

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1 hour ago, 42bs said:

The definite hint that the games aren't that old: The mini-loader (0xff) 🙂

and the eeprom usage ;-)

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14 hours ago, 4ever2600 said:

Tropsy screenshot... think I'm colorblind now.

got a game for free and still complains ...

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next question would be if there is a level editor with which one can change the backgrounds

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3 minutes ago, sage said:

next question would be if there is a level editor with which one can change the backgrounds

Of course there is. It is the same hex editor mentioned in another thread.

 

What about releasing the ultimate configurable game next year? A lnx file full of ones and zeros and an editor for the user to configure ALL aspects of the game?

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Just now, karri said:

Of course there is. It is the same hex editor mentioned in another thread.

 

What about releasing the ultimate configurable game next year? A lnx file full of ones and zeros and an editor for the user to configure ALL aspects of the game?

Oh yes. But three different versions: 256B, 1024B and a full 512KB. (Including easter egg).

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At some point, to make the game more cheatable,  I was considering to add in Nutmeg a hidden feature to poke data in memory (do you remind c64?), but since some memory locations can be dangerous hw registers, I though it's better not to do it.

 

But the idea was cool.

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you can still modify the rom. (see my AVP or Xenophobe cheat for example). Unless its well packed and encrypted (like the tetris above)

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1 minute ago, sage said:

you can still modify the rom. (see my AVP or Xenophobe cheat for example). Unless its well packed and encrypted (like the tetris above)

And not checksum protected (like T-Tris and SIMIS).

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There is always the possibility to leave the eeprom for your own scripts or macros. If your game has a fixed library in RAM then you could compile your own stuff and save the objects that call lynx.lib routines. There is even a 64k eeprom that costs only around €2 and fits my pcb.

 

Or you could include a small threaded interpretive language compiler like Forth and develop your own games on the Lynx!

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