VIChaos

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Re: VIChaos

Postby Vic20-Ian » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:14 am

I wasn't a Spectrum user so never played Chaos but did play a superb version on the C64 called Arena by Cult Games.

I bought it for my friend for his birthday and we played many games with customised Wizard names based on words spoken by Moroni in spoof gangster film Johnny Dangerously (Eyeshole and Sumanumbatch always featured) and a mix of 1-8 computer vs human players.

Lots of fun with armies, Evil Eye that could fly and zap, undead creatures like Skeleton and Vampire as well as real and fake spells dispelled with true sight. Lots of fun watching the computer conjure a fake Gold Dragon then zapping it with true sight.

Lots of bad teenage puns like it is time for Yeti.... not yeti!

The C64 game had a 4x4 screen layout you could scroll around with the cursor which made the game seem huge back then.

I look forward to trying this one out.

Thank you.

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Re: VIChaos

Postby Kweepa » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:14 am

I made a windows version of the sound editor:
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(See the thread in Emulation and Cross Development for a download.)

Left drag paints values on the sound channels.
Right drag selects regions for cut and paste (Ctrl-X, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V).
Undo and redo work (Ctrl-Z, Ctrl-Y).
"Auto" plays the sound automatically after every edit.

If you need a different format for the output, let me know.

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Re: VIChaos

Postby Vic Porter » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:06 am

This was unexpected... I don't use closed source (or Windows-only) software, but I bet this beats the VIC-20 version hands down. If the output format is the same as in the VIC-20 version (prg, 5 bytes/frame, ...) then this should be great for helpful individuals. Thanks.

Now there are less excuses to not contribute some sounds. Anyone?

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Re: VIChaos

Postby Vic Porter » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:16 am

Vic20-Ian wrote:I wasn't a Spectrum user so never played Chaos but did play a superb version on the C64 called Arena by Cult Games.
I have never used a Spectrum. I bumped into Chaos via the GameBoy Advance port. No, I have never used a GBA either. ;)

I have tried to get into Arena a few times, but still haven't figured out how to end the turn. The size of the arena in Arena seems too large for my tastes; a game would take far longer than I have patience for (these days).


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