New game convertions!

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Por SLotman

Paragon (1241)

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26-11-2007, 22:25

Two games were recently converted from tape to disk: the first is Alteread Beast, convertion done by Amusement Factory - and the second (inspired by Alteread Beast's convertion) is Time Scanner by ICON Games.

So, now those two games can be fully appreciated on any MSX (as long as you have at least 64k RAM) and specially on those with "turbo", so the games run full speed, like in the ZX Spectrum... and there's more to come ;)

Just keep an eye on my site for more stuff like this... ex: a *very* impressive video, made by Luciano Sturaro (webmaster of MSX Pró) on MSX Jaú, showing a demo of Prince of Persia (made in BASIC!) running on the VDU!

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Por ARTRAG

Enlighted (6864)

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27-11-2007, 00:35

good work, but Alteread Beast for msx sucks...
maybe I would have chosen a remake approach

Por JohnHassink

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27-11-2007, 00:44

oO Was there ever an MSX version (even if from a partial ZX Spectrum port)?!? How cool!

On GFX 9000 it can be done like the Genesis or Arcade version, right? Smile

Por SLotman

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27-11-2007, 03:05

good work, but Alteread Beast for msx sucks...
maybe I would have chosen a remake approach

First - remember it is a Spectrum game, and it was just converted from tape to disk

Second, try the game on a MSX2 or higher with TURBO. You will be surprised by how good the game actually is! And the same works for Time Scanner too...

Por dvik

Prophet (2200)

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27-11-2007, 08:15

The VDU is simply amazing. I like that video a lot Big smile

Por spl

Paragon (1470)

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27-11-2007, 08:18

First, thanks very much for all, Slotman, Fudeba et alt!!!!!, and hope there will be some more conversions like for example... Scramble Spirits by SEGA, which was donated to the community by me and Sapphire. If you have used the CAS from Martos of Time Scanner... tape was donated to me by Valkyr and I sent the tape to Martos ^-^.

This is totally great, amazing work! I want to play them just now!! Big smile

Por spl

Paragon (1470)

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27-11-2007, 08:38

Well, I will try the game also in a 1chipMSX at 10 mhz Smile

Por ARTRAG

Enlighted (6864)

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27-11-2007, 13:11

What about Alteread Beast for VDU ?
Big smile
That would be SUPER COOL!!!

Por Fudeba

Expert (113)

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27-11-2007, 13:29

First, thanks very much for all, Slotman, Fudeba et alt!!!!!, and hope there will be some more conversions like for example... Scramble Spirits by SEGA, which was donated to the community by me and Sapphire.

The target is to convert all remaining tape games to file/disk... Smile
I don't know if it'll be possible, though. The conversion process is not "that difficult", but correcting bugs left by the original programmers on those games can be a real pain in the ass. Some of them are really bad programmed ports, which probably explains why they were never converted to disk. But the final result is cool: a new playable game in just a few hours of work... instead of years of work.

Por Fudeba

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27-11-2007, 13:37

What about Alteread Beast for VDU ? Big smile
That would be SUPER COOL!!!

- First we need a finished, full-featured VDU available.
- After that, we need to buy the VDU (and probably the computer attached to it).
- Finally, we need programmers with time to re-create the entire game. Smile

Of course VDU make things a lot easier (and faster) to develop, but without it...

(With VDU, even the ZX Spectrum converted Altered Beast could be VERY better,
being faster even on 3.57MHz computer *and* without color clash!)

Por ARTRAG

Enlighted (6864)

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27-11-2007, 13:55

Developing a full featured game like AB for VDU and distributing it only in bundle with the board
would promote VDU sells (in this way the buyer knows that has at least ONE game
that exploits it Wink )
Otherwise there is the classical chicken/egg problem, (HW without SW / SW without HW)

btw
dreaming for VDU patch for AB...

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