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by bills442
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Panicman for 3k and 8k vic
Replies: 55
Views: 10365

Re: Panicman for 3k and 8k vic

I've been reworking the speeds to be as accurate to the arcade as possible now that I have the capability to run a full 60fps ( ntsc ). One thing I've been having questions about is the "Cruise Elroy" feature of blinky. Using the awesome Pacman Dossier as reference once again: https://www....
by bills442
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Panicman for 3k and 8k vic
Replies: 55
Views: 10365

Re: Panicman for 3k and 8k vic

Thanks guys. I'm actually working on the code a bit now, so maybe I'll get a new version out and include pause and intermissions which I wanted. Apparently Jeff ( the music guy ) saw the cover and ordered a cassette drive off ebay because he wants a cassette now, lol. Nice job.
by bills442
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Panicman for 3k and 8k vic
Replies: 55
Views: 10365

Re: Panicman for 3k and 8k vic

I think the vic + 3k jmp instruction to the main loop was at $40e 82 040b endif 83 040b 00 00 00 HEX 00 00 00 84 040e 4c c7 0c jmp main 85 0411 - else ;not basic startup 86 0411 - jmp main .... I can't remember what I put up on google drive, I'm assuming it was the version that was supposed to load ...
by bills442
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: Odyssey 2 Speedway random thoughts
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Odyssey 2 Speedway random thoughts

Does anyone remember the game "speedway" for the Odyssey 2? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA0ySQhzUeg My friend and I during a bout of nostalgia in the mid 90s played the heck out of this game. There was in theory a 'perfect' game. The perfect game was where you held full throttle immedi...
by bills442
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New Release: Tank Battalion
Replies: 46
Views: 4247

Re: New Release: Tank Battalion

beamrider wrote:I just remembered, it looks like it's payback time for when I reported that bug in Panicman, that only occured under Vic+Megacart...


heh maybe so. I am still thankful for all the help you gave me on that one.
by bills442
Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Games
Topic: New Release: Tank Battalion
Replies: 46
Views: 4247

Re: New Release: Tank Battalion

I feel like a kid again destroying 8 bit tanks over the christmas holidays ; too bad this cool game didn't come with my VIC which I got for Christmas in 1982, lol. Nope, it was tank vs UFO after typing it in;ha. I saved a snapshot of the game; which ( I assume ) is just a memory dump and restores th...
by bills442
Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New Release: Tank Battalion
Replies: 46
Views: 4247

Re: New Release: Tank Battalion

I got addicted playing your game tonight :) One odd thing happened; I don't know if VICE got mad at me, or something, but I'd been playing the game _quite_ a while and it seems like it ended up in a loop? The screen stopped mid game The monitor says it's looping in 25f8,25fb something like: .loop LD...
by bills442
Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New Release: Tank Battalion
Replies: 46
Views: 4247

Re: New Release: Tank Battalion

Ok, this got me going; on VICE under linux with my core two duo at 2.6GHZ which claims full frame rate I got to level 4 with 18xxx darnit the screen flashed over before I could read it, is there no way to see the running high score? boy was level 3 hard, then it went back to the bricks on 4 and I go...
by bills442
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Path to Wizard of Wor
Replies: 33
Views: 2474

Re: Path to Wizard of Wor

I agree that the info on the edges of the screen isn't super important; It certainly wouldn't be a loss if that wrapped off the screen on some configs, the tunnel and the player count can be determined even if cut off. I can test on my NTSC any screens you want pictures of ( should have time to try ...
by bills442
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Path to Wizard of Wor
Replies: 33
Views: 2474

Re: Path to Wizard of Wor

A couple of quick thoughts before we retire on this side of that Atlantic. The Balley game I looked at on the link you sent didn't seem to have a sprite much bigger than 9x9 or so? I like the idea of using existing tooling ( like Rob's SSS ) and also the super labor savings of using the C language. ...
by bills442
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Path to Wizard of Wor
Replies: 33
Views: 2474

Re: Path to Wizard of Wor

Hi BeamRider; My first question to the discussion was going to be what to do about colors and see how people felt about multi-color mode. This makes it look doable as a multicolor mode game; although my initial concern was the probably the same as everyone else's when a multicolor game it put on the...
by bills442
Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Path to Wizard of Wor
Replies: 33
Views: 2474

Re: New Release: Tank Battalion

Very nice conversion! Might it be too optimistic to say that now that you've created this game engine, you are half-way toward finally realizing Wizard of Wor on the VIC-20? It seems to be a very similar type of game - shooting enemies while walking around a maze. "Sprites" (or whatever t...
by bills442
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New Release: Tank Battalion
Replies: 46
Views: 4247

Re: New Release: Tank Battalion

Awesome! I *remember* playing this game in the Arcade. I have a standup MAME cabinet at home with this on it and it's great fun. An outstanding port -- the vic is well suited to this game. Thank you!
by bills442
Thu May 29, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: What programming environments are you using?
Replies: 26
Views: 3757

Re: What programming environments are you using?

I use the 'xa' assembler and VICE on Linux. But meditative debugging is starting to do my head in. I guess that's the main problem for people to start assembly, isn't it? What do you use? I know the WinVice monitor is probably super powerful, I never learned/bothered to use the 'symbol table' featu...
by bills442
Sun May 04, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: 6502 Professional Development System for the VIC
Replies: 5
Views: 3634

Re: "6502 Professional Development System" from HES

Does anyone have the manual for this "6502 Professional Development System" from HES? I have the tape but do not have a manual. Ah nothing like resurrecting an old thread. I just purchased a Vic20 locally which came with quite a collection of software, and it too had this program. It does...

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