Introducing CardSwipe - An Original Game for VIC-20

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Introducing CardSwipe - An Original Game for VIC-20

Postby plbyrd » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:53 am

Instructions:

* Requires 32K VIC-20

CardSwipe is a game of skill where you must collect one of each card (Ace, King, Queen, and Jack). The first person to collect all four cards wins. 4 people can play at once. The winner's score is displayed at the end. The scores are calculated based on the color of the cards in your tray. Black is worth more than Red, which is worth more than Green, which is worth more than Blue.

* There is no AI in this initial version.

Download from: http://cardswipe.codeplex.com/
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Postby Mike » Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:11 am

Nice!

I've opened a new 'Releases in 2011'-thread in the General section. Does the game really require 32K? Or are 16K or 24K sufficient.

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Postby plbyrd » Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:23 am

Mike wrote:Nice!

I've opened a new 'Releases in 2011'-thread in the General section. Does the game really require 32K? Or are 16K or 24K sufficient.

Greetings,

Michael


You can try it with 16k, but less than that will definitely not work because of the way the file is organized.

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Postby Mike » Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:32 am

I just checked in VICE by filling the RAM with ASCII 42, and then running CardSwipe. From what I see, it only extends up to address $3843, but then also extends down from $7FFF for something like a string heap.

So it seems the current binary requires at least 24K, even though 8K RAM would be sufficient if the heap limit was lowered to $3FFF.

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Postby Jeff-20 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:30 pm

First new game of 2011?
High Scores, Links, and Jeff's Basic Games page.

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Postby plbyrd » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:48 pm

Jeff-20 wrote:First new game of 2011?


It appears so. :(

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Postby Mike » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:22 pm

Actually, I first found it on csdb. The guys over there were not too friendly though, and deleted the entry. :shock:

Judging from the last years, it has somehow become a tradition, that the first post for the 'Software releases' thread is not done by the original author of the program/game, but someone other. :lol:

Jeff-20 wrote:First new game of 2011?

Not only is the Releases thread late - I also missed your annual 'The last year in Denial' thread. :(

...

I played around a bit with CardSwipe:

When one player has got a card, the hand over to another player should involve another key. Otherwise it is quite easy to hold down SPACE and skip one of the players.

Sometimes, I found an 'S' displayed on the die. Is this intended?

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Postby plbyrd » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:35 pm

Mike wrote:Actually, I first found it on csdb. The guys over there were not too friendly though, and deleted the entry. :shock:

Judging from the last years, it has somehow become a tradition, that the first post for the 'Software releases' thread is not done by the original author of the program/game, but someone other. :lol:

Jeff-20 wrote:First new game of 2011?

Not only is the Releases thread late - I also missed your annual 'The last year in Denial' thread. :(

...

I played around a bit with CardSwipe:

When one player has got a card, the hand over to another player should involve another key. Otherwise it is quite easy to hold down SPACE and skip one of the players.

Sometimes, I found an 'S' displayed on the die. Is this intended?


Yes, the S is intentional, it means "Skip a Turn". It would be a good idea to provide some feedback to the user to hit a key for the next user's turn. I would also like to find someone to help with some music and sound effects.

Obviously some effective docs would be good as well. :)

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CardSwipe 1.1 Released

Postby plbyrd » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:13 pm

I've taken the feedback I've received on CardSwipe 1.0 and incorporated several changes:
New Features
* Added C64 Version
* Added player turn notification
* Added ability to set number of players (1 to 4)
* Added credits screen

Changes
* VIC-20 now only requires 16K of RAM, not 32K.

I've released a new D64 with both the 64 and VIC versions of the game.

http://cardswipe.codeplex.com

PS. The game is completely open source. Download and modify as you want!

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Postby orion70 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:03 am

Very nice pastime game! Thanks for this. :)


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