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new DOS game made on FreeBasic

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:20 pm     Post subject: new DOS game made on FreeBasic Reply with quote

I uploaded now a game to http://games.freebasic.net - soon i hope it will appear there
The downloadable file is at http://nitrofurano.altervista.org/freebasic/lawnmower_v20120621191040.zip
It were based on a type-in game for zx-spectrum made 30 years ago.
It was compiled and tested on DosBox
I used "screen 8" for providing that look and feel like from pc88 and sharp-x1 games, and some dos games converted from there (like Silpheed or Thexder)

some screenshots (click to enlarge):




of course this is a very humble attempt, but i'm really curious about seeing more people coding dos games as well! Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:00 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Gonna give it a try later ...... later ......

BTW, you're not very innovative, are you? But that's how to learn coding I guess.
nitrofurano wrote:
It were based on a type-in game for zx-spectrum made 30 years ago.

Already been ported to MsDos platform:
Lawn mower :
http://www.dosgames.com/ss.php?filename=lawn.gif

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v20120621191040 ...???? LMAO. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:54 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

dosraider wrote:
Gonna give it a try later ...... later ......
BTW, you're not very innovative, are you? But that's how to learn coding I guess.
nitrofurano wrote:
It were based on a type-in game for zx-spectrum made 30 years ago.


yes, it's my very first approach on DOS game development, and on FreeBasic development as well - i hope the next ones will be more innovative, but it will be in small steps

it were mostly an experience, and try to see if more people can still code stuff for DOS, and better stuff than me, for keeping the DOS retro development alive! Happy

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Already been ported to MsDos platform:
Lawn mower :
http://www.dosgames.com/ss.php?filename=lawn.gif


where from i download it?
btw, the approach were different

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v20120621191040 ...???? LMAO. Laughing


2012 june 21, 19:10:40! Shit-Eating Grin (i always use date for version! Shit-Eating Grin )
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:43 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

nitrofurano wrote:

where from i download it?

From http://www.dosgames.com/ Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:01 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

dosraider wrote:
nitrofurano wrote:

where from i download it?

From http://www.dosgames.com/ Happy


i tried, and found nothing!
direct link please! Happy thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

It's listed here as "Lawn Mower" Happy

http://dosgames.com/g_sim.php
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:15 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm falling here - http://www.dosgames.com/unauth.php - is it mirrored somewhere? Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:27 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmmmm ...... that doesn't happen much.
Anyway:
There, Lawn Mower:
http://www1.zippyshare.com/v/65506994/file.html

You should take a look@ your browser settings, something is wrong there.
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How to fix this: One of these may fix this problem:

Don't right click and "Save As...". Just left click on the download link.
Turn off any download managers like GetRight, FlashGet or Download Accelerator.
Temporarily disable internet firewall software, especially Norton Security Suite. (These often unnecessarily block the "referrer" attribute in web browsers which causes download problems.)
If you are using a non-standard browser (such as the AOL web browser or Lynx) please try using Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox or Opera instead.

Please hit your BACK button and try the suggestions above. Thank you for your patience!

Also, to allow emmzee to (eventually) avoid such restrictions:
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If none of those work, let me know (and please list your operating system, web browser, and any internet utilities you're running) and I'll be glad to send you the game(s) via email attachment, or I can try to find another location where you can download the game. Thanks, bye!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:03 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Did some try runs, runs fine in VPC2007/FreeDos.
Minor remark: had to slow down VPC, you need to add machine speed check and to regulate game speed according to machine specs.

Without slowing down VPC (and I mean a lot of slowing down) I ran out of oil in less than 3 (yes:3) secs. Not playable that way.


Otherwise, well done, was fun to run a variant of this game once again.
Congratulatory

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