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Realms of Antiquity Poll: Media Distribution

Realms of Antiquity Poll: Media Distribution  

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  1. 1. As I work towards the final release candidate for digital, the tangible version of the game is also in the works. I got most everything worked out, except how to distribute the game to 99'ers on an actual media. Things like floppy disk stickers will be a given! And every game box comes with a digital version as well. A cartridge holding the game binary is a nice bonus because it will load faster than it does from disk but you still need the disk system to play the game.

    • Just some stickers for floppy disks is fine, I can burn the digital files onto my own media for use.
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    • 5 1/4" floppy disks! I don't care how expensive they are and that it may jack the price up big-time!
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    • 3 1/2" 720k floppy disks, because I want to make life hard for you and I got one of those weird systems... Hey those stickers better fit too!
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    • CD-ROM, I can get files off of that, and it scratches the nostalgia itch!
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    • An SD-card with the cartridge binary on it would be great! Wait, I still need floppy disks? Argh!
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    • I want that custom cartridge with a pretty game label on it!
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As I work towards the final release candidate for digital, the tangible version of the game is also in the works. I got most everything worked out, except how to distribute the game to 99'ers on an actual media. Things like floppy disk stickers will be a given! And every game box comes with a digital version as well. A cartridge holding the game binary is a nice bonus because it will load faster than it does from disk but you still need the disk system to play the game.

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1 hour ago, adamantyr said:

As I work towards the final release candidate for digital, the tangible version of the game is also in the works. I got most everything worked out, except how to distribute the game to 99'ers on an actual media. Things like floppy disk stickers will be a given! And every game box comes with a digital version as well. A cartridge holding the game binary is a nice bonus because it will load faster than it does from disk but you still need the disk system to play the game.

I admit i have not been following development of this very close.

Does files on TIPI count as a disk system, or do you mean the game really needs a real disk system?

How about a NanoPEB?

 

As for the poll, SD card works for me.

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Where the hell would you get a 5 1/4 Floppies or the drives? They are like Unicorns and cost as much!

 

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I admit i have not been following development of this very close.
Does files on TIPI count as a disk system, or do you mean the game really needs a real disk system?
How about a NanoPEB?
 
As for the poll, SD card works for me.
Tipi works great
Game requires Sams so unless you can hook up Sams with your nanopeb probably not

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Dev section. Technically still in development!

 

I actually may have found a neat solution... I can bulk buy micro SD cards that come with an adapter, are 512mb (small sizes are hard to find), and also include a USB 2.0 interface/storage. I ordered some to test with the FinalGROM. If that works, it could store both the cartridge binary AND all the files.

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4 hours ago, atrax27407 said:

RE: 5.25" disks/ drives

 

There are pages of 5.25" disks on Ebay for about $1 per disk and there are also drives available.

Yeah, most of those are "not working or not tested" disks. :)

 

I got an offer though for a store of used disks from someone. That at least means I could offer the option to someone who REALLY wanted them that way.

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That is not correct - there are lots of new "sealed in the box" auctions - in lots from 10 to 50+. There are a few that are "non-working" auctions but there are still plenty of them available that are good.

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Yeah, most of those are "not working or not tested" disks.
 
I got an offer though for a store of used disks from someone. That at least means I could offer the option to someone who REALLY wanted them that way.
I have good disks for a buck ea

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4 minutes ago, arcadeshopper said:

I have good disks for a buck ea

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I saw them on your site! I think you have 42 at the moment?

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1 minute ago, adamantyr said:

I saw them on your site! I think you have 42 at the moment?

It's all I've used, and there great

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As for the original question, I'm all for a cartridge.  But really, given it runs just fine off TIPI (or TIPI+FinalGROM), the main thing I'd be looking to pay for is physical versions of any and all supporting materials.

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Something important to note, it's not "a cartridge or disks." It's "Disks or a cartridge AND disks. The game will not run on a cartridge alone.

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I have plenty of my own disks, so getting it to a floppy isn't an issue--and since I build lots of cartridge boards, if the disk also has the cartridge binary on it, you can be sure I'll make a test cartridge to play with (and I'll definitely want the final version of the cartridge to go with the three or so sets I want to buy).

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5 1/4" Floppy labels! And I do have 3 1/2" ones as well planned... however, I will have no means to actually create 720K 3 1/2" floppy disks, as I don't have the disk controller on the TI that can do it.

 

Unless someone has a means to create them on a Windows 10 PC using a PC floppy drive but it will format for the TI?

 

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