Ancient knowledge for free! (sort of)

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Door parallax

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26-03-2006, 23:28

In a nostalgic mood, I'm revisiting some MSX forums again. I've done a bit of MSX coding when I was younger, and now it seems a pity much of this experience is lost, given that people still program for the machine. So!

If anybody has any questions regarding Sigma/Parallax development things, preferably technical Wink then please feel to post them in this thread and I'll see what I can dig up from memory. No promises though, and I definitely don't have infinite amounts of time for this, but I'll try.

Now, let's see whether you've got some good questions Smile

cheers,
Cas (Cremers)

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Van wolf_

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26-03-2006, 23:41

ok, here's one.

What are the odds of you doing a new (msx2-)game from scratch, ready for sale around april 2007? Tongue

Van parallax

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26-03-2006, 23:43

In my current jargon the probability of that is $x$, where $x < \epsilon$.
(But you can just read 'no' for that Smile )

Van wolf_

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26-03-2006, 23:50

question 2: Can someone change/improve that chance? (for ex. offering help etc.)

Van parallax

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26-03-2006, 23:52

Nope, not at all. I thoroughly enjoyed my MSX period but I've left the scene many years ago and haven't touched an MSX since. So this is out of the question. I'm just offering bits of (fading) knowledge... actual coding/producing stuff is not an option.

Van Guillian

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26-03-2006, 23:54

Nice to see you here Cas Smile

Van snout

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26-03-2006, 23:55

Hey Cas... good to see you hanging out here. Welcome (back)! Perhaps a bit of a follow-up on Wolf_'s question... what are the odds of the remaining Core Dump sources becoming open-source (or sent to someone) in order to more or less finishing the game after all? ^_^

(God, thinks parallax, those MSXers never change... why did I come back here in the first place?) ^_^

Van parallax

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26-03-2006, 23:59

Well, it's nice to see people enjoyed the games. Hmm, about sources, well when my harddisk crashed I had an ancient backup (yes we should all backup more, I have learnt my lesson from that) but I don't think these would help you very much. Somewhere in my parents' basement there should be a box of floppies containing those sources, maybe even predating the promo. If they were found, and would turn out to be readable, I don't think they'd be of much help, so you'd be better off asking questions here !

And no, I don't mind the questions, otherwise I wouldn't have posted.

Van Gilneas2

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27-03-2006, 10:28

Are you making games for something other than MSX now?

Van parallax

Expert (85)

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27-03-2006, 10:47

Nope, not at the moment, and it isn't likely in the future either, but you never know.
(Funny: I expected questions of the sort: How did you get X to do Y, or how does Z work?)

Van wolf_

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27-03-2006, 11:51

Well, quite some ppl here advanced on programming/drawing/gamedev over the years. Even when realizing your MSX CV, I really wouldn't know what to ask.. Tongue perhaps other ppl are under the same impression?

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