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Postby tokra » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:36 pm

Special Issue 3, 1985:

http://www.tokra.de/vic/64er/sh8503/sh8503.zip

MOUSETRAP (+8K): A Radar Rat Race-clone. After the intro press CTRL to start. Move with joystik. Fire-button slows down enemies. Comes with small maze-construction tool.
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CIRCLE CIRCUIT (+8K): A car-race game with a smooth moving pseudo-sprite and large screen. Move with joystick. Give up with F1-key. You can set parameters an create your own course. Use keys T,F,G,H,V,W,X,Y,Z and # for finish line, F3 to F7 to position your car. F1 returns to menu.
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SPION (+8K): Collect 6 different items in the rooms, by collecting the colored 1-coins. Make sure to pick them up with the middle of your man, or it won't count. In the final room there is a safe, you need the key, identity card and codenumber-item to open the safe (place your man directly under it). Some other items help out as well:
- sneaker: makes your man one unit faster
- glasses: the enemy-spies won't notice you anymore
- monkey-wrench. Let's you disable the electronics for your enemies in the eleveator level (on the E-square top floor)
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Postby tokra » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:10 pm

Special Issue 3, 1986:

http://www.tokra.de/vic/64er/sh8603/sh8603.zip

HYPER GRAPHICS (+8K): A BASIC-extension to use 208x256 (virtual) resolution on the VIC. This only works by keeping enough characters blank. If you fill more than half the screen you get an error. See the demonstration program for how to use the extension.
Note: This was the inspiration for MAXIGRAFIK, since the Hyper Graphics-manual claims 160x192 to be the maximum possible resolution on the VIC. It may have taken 24 years, but we proved them wrong :-)
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TH.BASIC (+8K): Another BASIC-extension for graphics on the VIC. This one is interesting because it supports a flexible screen size. See german manual.
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CHECKSUMMER V3 (all VICs): A new version of the type-in proofreader. Again, just for completists.
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ZINSEN (+8K): Calculate interest with the VIC.
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MUSIK MAESTRO (+16K): Make music with the VIC. See german manual.
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ASTEROIDS (+8K): An Asteroids-clone.
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DAS BOOT (+16K): A movie tie-in... Steer your U96 safely home. Be sure to pick up some food packages on the way.
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PENCO (+8K): A Pengo-clone. You can center the image with joystick or X and /. Move with joystick or Z X ; / Pause with F7. Reset with F5.
Highly recommended. Maybe the best type-in ever.
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OUT-BREAK (+16K): Flee the house in this german graphic adventure. Use commands like VOR, RECHTS, LINKS, ZURUECK. The first 4 letters of each word suffice. Some hints from the manual: "Spinnen können den Schaum von Feuerlöschern nicht vertragen, man sollte es hier mit den Tasten B, N und SHIFT probieren. In blauen Räumen verliert man leicht die Orientierung. Verschlossene Türen lassen sich nur mit einem Schlüssel öffnen. Schir unüberwindliche Abgründe lassen sich mit einer Leiter überwinden. Manchmal findet man auf weggeworfenen Zetteln brauchbare Informationen. Um im Dunkeln zu sehen, muß man eine Lampe anmachen ("LAMPE AN"). Bei Schwierigkeitsgrad 2 und 3 kann die Tür zur Freiheit nur mit einem Spezialschlüssel aus einem Tresor geöffnet werden. Die Freiheit lockt hinter der grünen Tür."
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LIFE (+3K): The game of life. First choose 1 and set some cells with * key, erase with SPACE. Press R to return to menu. You can watch your cells evolve with option 3. Return to menu with F7.
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IMPERIUM ROMANUM (+8K): Germanic tribes against romans. Each player can move his armies. Press key when finished, hand over the joystick and have the next player make his move. The germanic tribes must capture four out of the five roman cities. The romans must prevent this for 25 years. The germanic tribes start stronger at the beginning of the game. In the year 405 armies are replenished, but the romans are being favored this time.
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TACCO (unexpanded VIC): Re-release of the Happy Computer-type in of the month 10/1984.
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RELOCATABLE (+8K): Tool to rewrite machine-language programs from the C64
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16 FARBEN (unexpanded VIC): Small BASIC-extension to make use of the extended color-mode.
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Postby PhilRanger » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:49 pm

tokra wrote:16 FARBEN (unexpanded VIC): Small BASIC-extension to make use of the extended color-mode.]


What is the "extended color mode?
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Postby Mike » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:54 am

tokra wrote:IMPERIUM ROMANUM (+8K): Germanic tribes against romans. Each player can move his armies. Press key when finished, hand over the joystick and have the next player make his move. The germanic tribes must capture four out of the five roman cities. The romans must prevent this for 25 years. The germanic tribes start stronger at the beginning of the game. In the year 405 armies are replenished, but the romans are being favored this time.
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... and this is where I took the inspiration for the hires screens of VICtoria Gold from. ;)

PhilRanger wrote:What is the "extended color" mode?

It is really just bit 3 of the background/border colour register set to zero. This inverts all (hires) characters. You can then have 16 different "foreground" colours, but only one of them - but the background for each character can be chosen from the 8 first colours.

As the KERNAL initialises the colour RAM per default to white, this BASIC extension also forces the former foreground colour to white, too. Otherwise you'd only get, say, light green characters over blue stripes but the rest of the screen would remain in white, like here:

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POKE36879,16*13+3:POKE646,6

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Postby Kananga » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:03 am

PhilRanger wrote:What is the "extended color mode?

I guess, it is the inverted mode (VIC register 15, bit 3 = 0), where foreground and background colors are swapped and you can choose from 16 foreground colors instead of 8.

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In that mode, all characters share the same (foreground) color. The values in Color RAM set the background color for each screen position.
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Postby orion70 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:51 am

Hey Mike, I thought VICtoria's map was all the product of your imagination... :P Anyway, this seems to be more a 'pure' wargame than a global empire management as VICtoria was, so I'll give it a try.

BTW, I have to learn German for some of these wonderful type-ins (see Out-break, Life, Epidemic, and others), otherwise some kind friend should translate them! :)

Also tried Penco, and it's really smooth and well done. One of the best type-ins, indeed.

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Postby GreyGhost » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:07 am

Not that it really means anything, I like the game no matter what's called, but the game "PENCO" is that the name given in the magazine? It seems I can see the "G" perfectly.
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Postby tokra » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:12 pm

Special Issue 8, 1986:

http://www.tokra.de/vic/64er/sh8608/sh8608.zip

DANGEROUS PYRAMID (+16K): A german graphics-adventure. Use commands: GEHE, LEGE, NIMM, WIRF, OEFFNE, ZUENDE, STECKE, TRINKE, SAGE, SPRINGE, BESITZ, ENDE, SCHLIESSE, KLETTERE. You can also SAVE and LOAD your progress to tape. Hint: To go up and down type "KLETTER HOCH" or "KLETTER RUNTER"
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DISK-FORMAT (+8K at $A000): Quick format a disk (30 seconds). You can format up to track 41. To start just type SAVE after RUN.
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HYPRA-COPY (+8K): A fast file-copy program.
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HYPRA-SYSTEM (+8K at $A000): A floppy-speeder. Start by reset right after load.
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SMON (+8K at $A000): A machine-language monitor for the VIC. See german manual.
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DISK-MONITOR (+8K at $A000): A disk-monitor for the VIC. See german manual. Start with SYS40960.
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40 Zeichen (+8K at $A000): A 40 column Basic-extension. See german manual.
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Note: This was the final 64er-issue with VIC-20 type-ins.

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Postby orion70 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:42 am

tokra wrote:DANGEROUS PYRAMID (+16K): A german graphics-adventure.

Maybe I'm asking too much, but I'd really like this one to be translated in English :) .

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Postby 16KVIC20 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:14 am

I was thinking the same thing actually.

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Postby Mike » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:53 am

tokra wrote:Special Issue 8, 1986: [...] HYPRA-SYSTEM (+8K at $A000): A floppy-speeder. Start by reset right after load.

Here's a bugfixed version of HYPRA-SYSTEM for download. That version has also been included on Mega-Cart.

It accelerates both LOAD and SAVE. The speeder only runs on PAL VIC-20s, with a 1541 or 1571.

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Postby tokra » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:17 am

What was the bug?

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Postby Kweepa » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:55 pm

orion70 wrote:
tokra wrote:DANGEROUS PYRAMID (+16K): A german graphics-adventure.

Maybe I'm asking too much, but I'd really like this one to be translated in English :) .


Working on it!
And done:
http://www.kweepa.com/step/vic20/danger-pyr-en-16k.prg
Hint: use commands MOVE, TAKE, DROP, THROW, LIGHT, INSERT, DRINK, OPEN, CLOSE, CLIMB, JUMP, INVENTORY, SPEAK, SAVE, LOAD, QUIT.
Note that I haven't managed to finish it yet, but I did test the major events. Let me know if something doesn't seem right.
(I added an indication that you can MOVE SOUTH from a room - a break in the ===== at the front of the room graphic.)

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Postby orion70 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:43 am

WOW! Thanks! :D

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Postby Mike » Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:28 am

tokra wrote:What was the bug?

There were actually several ones:

- LOAD would only work with drive address #8 (fixed),
- exiting from SAVE wouldn't re-enable interrupts within program mode, locking the keyboard (fixed),
- two SAVEs in a row would fail (fixed by resetting the drive after SAVE).

I also changed the message 'NUR FLOPPY ANSCHALTEN!' into 'SWITCH ON DRIVE ONLY!'; HYPRA-SYSTEM cannot cope with more than one device on the serial bus.

Finally, the original version used self-modifying code. I made these parts static, so HYPRA-SYSTEM could now be burned into an EPROM and use, for example, RAM in one of the I/O areas as sector buffer. That would have made for a nice dedicated HYPRA-SYSTEM cartridge. :)


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