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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: Yet Another Late Roundup

Yet Another Late Roundup

Posted by John Hoare on 10:59, 18/3/2003 | ,
DIY 4.4
As reported on Drobe, Andreas Dehmel has updated Doom It Yourself, his portable Doom source code based LinuxDoom 1.10, to version 4.4. For RISC OS, it has been made 32-bit compatible (although doesn't require a Risc PC to run), and bilinear resampling and masked segments have also been added.

The DIY frontend has also been updated to 1.15, and is now 32-bit compatible as well. ArmDeu, a utility that merges WADs that is needed for various patches, has been updated to version 1.18.

32-bit version of FastSpr
Bruno D'Arcangeli has made a 32-bit version of Andrew Southgate's FastSpr. This sprite-plotting module has been used in many games (*cough*Asylum*cough*), and whilst of course it doesn't automatically convert any game using it to 32-bit, it means some of the nasty work has already been done. He's also converted TrackerModule, which makes me all nostalgic...

And now, a rarity in RISC OS land - a new game (or at least, new to us, anyway. Ahem). Written by Neil White, here comes Shemozzle. "The probe bots you have sent down to the planet are malfunctioning. It seems the magnetic pull of the planet is affecting the control circuitry in all related mechanisms, so you'll have to try to use the remote contol panel to get them to their launcher pods" is how Neil describes it. And if you want to know what the Shemozzle means, try here.

Edge Retro
As mentioned on our forums by David Boddie, this month's edition of Edge Retro has reprints of their various articles detailing the making of various games, including Exile, Elite, Repton and Chuckie Egg. Well worth a look if you didn't get them the first time round.

And finally, there's a wonderful thread on comp.sys.acorn.games at the moment, with old Acorn games authors giving some nice behind-the-scenes info about their games.
  Yet Another Late Roundup
  (11:40 18/3/2003)
  John Hoare (11:51 18/3/2003)
    Guest (14:16 18/3/2003)
      Guest (00:13 19/3/2003)
        ne (20:41 23/3/2003)
          Jason Tribbeck (09:36 24/3/2003)
Guest Message #87508, posted at 11:40, 18/3/2003
Unregistered user Any screenshots of Shemozzle?
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John Hoare Message #87509, posted at 11:51, 18/3/2003, in reply to message #87508
Unregistered user I'll do some for tomorrow, unless anyone does some before then :-)
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Guest Message #87510, posted at 14:16, 18/3/2003, in reply to message #87509
Unregistered user Nice one Mossy poo. :sparky: :heart: :moss:
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Guest Message #87511, posted at 00:13, 19/3/2003, in reply to message #87510
Unregistered user Ooh.

:sparky: think Shemozzle velly nice
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ne Message #87512, posted at 20:41, 23/3/2003, in reply to message #87511
Unregistered user There is now a screen shot of shemozzle on the site, due to my shoddy programming it's actually quite difficult to take screen shots of my games :)
but i selected a relativley interesting level, it only took about 8 shots to actally get the whole screen :)


i'm still waiting for an email with comments about the game :)
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Jason Tribbeck Message #87513, posted at 09:36, 24/3/2003, in reply to message #87512
Unregistered user Whenever I write a game, one of the first things I do is make it so that a keypress takes a screenshot.

Makes life a lot easier when you want to put a website together...
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