AGD converted games: AEON series

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AGD converted games: AEON series

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Hello, this is the second AGD games for the 6809 release
Aeon is a game made by Sunteam for the ZX Spectrum. It was given away free in issue #5 of the online e-zine ZX Spectrum Gamer.
The game has four playable parts and came with 9 tape parts, one presentation for each game part and a final part.
When you end a part, the program will tell you to load next tape.
This version will wait for you to press any key. Same thing happens if you lose all of your lives.
Pressing "Break" will exit the program allowing you to load next part or any other disk.
With any other keypress you could replay from the beginning of that part.

AEON1 seemed to be boring (too slow) to some users. Kees sped it up a bit (doubling horizontal speed)
so that now it is more 'interesting'. Of course for NTSC machines and CoCo3 it could be a challenge!

We found out a bug on AEON3, that exists in the other computer versions including ZX-Spectrum, due to the fact that the game
doesn't control the number of sprites it is working with while the AGD engine only accepts 12. We could have controlled that or
change the ASM file so that 'this' version allows for up to 16 sprites and it becomes a more exciting game.

The conversion of images from colours to B&W creates a very difficult grey scale palette for that game part.
Kees added a dither routine to the converter so that it can be used at will. The result is much better!

Parts 2 and 4 have no issues. They are a straight away conversion from ZX-Spectrum.

To start each part you will do
- For CoCo simply RUN"SETAGD"
- For Dragon/Tano you should do
- RUN"SETAGD" if your DOS is *not* bigger than 8K
- RUN"SET8K" if it is greater (using CoCo-SDC with my DP50Extended)
By now all of the games are being converted using the pixels information from
the ZX-Spectrum, not the colour map. If, in the future, anybody works on these data to produce a PMode3 version,
it will be included to the disc as an update ... Let's see who joins in!

Each part has a presentation made up by some images.
You need to press a key after each one is loaded and you hear a beep.
When the game text screen is shown, you will need to press a key again to start the game after choosing the desired control mode.
In case you get to the end of the fourth part, you will see a message telling you what to do next ...

Enjoy!!
Kees van Oss and Pere Serrat

EDIT: Due to image changes, I have deleted the attachments. You can download the disks in messages below this one ...
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and a few screenshots ...
cheers
pere
EDIT: Some of the images have been updated to be the black background version ...
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Congratulations, Pere!

This is awesome stuff and I will be playing this Christmas holidays for sure.

Keep up the good work!
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robcfg wrote:Congratulations, Pere!
This is awesome stuff and I will be playing this Christmas holidays for sure.
Keep up the good work!
Thanks for your kind words ... and hope you enjoy Foggy, Aeon and next pack I plan to release before Christmas!
By the way, I sent an mail to you but at the mail address you had while in Spain ...
Have you got a new one, now?

I think I have standarized wrongly the disk names, next ones will be
ProgramName (Year)(Converter)[x]
Is there any chance for you to correct the Foggy and Aeon titles?
Inverting Year - Names
Thanks in advance
cheers
pere
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Hi Pere!

Sorry I missed your email as I was moving to Sweden :oops:

For the Aeon disks, I think the format should be "Aeon part 1 (2018)(K.v.Oss & P. Serrat)[!].vdk".

I answered your mail and asked a few questions too.

Cheers,
Rob
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robcfg wrote:Hi Pere!
Sorry I missed your email as I was moving to Sweden :oops:
For the Aeon disks, I think the format should be "Aeon part 1 (2018)(K.v.Oss & P. Serrat)[!].vdk".
I answered your mail and asked a few questions too.
Cheers,
Rob
Files have been renamed.
thanks a lot!
cheers
pere
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Hello,
Roberto Carlos (aka robcfg) has modified the intro and end images for the AEON games, they look great now, thanks a lot!
So, it is time to upload v1.1 of the disks. Games don't change!
cheers
pere
Attachments
Aeon Part1 v1.1 (2018)(K.v.Oss & P.Serrat & Robcfg)[!].DSK
(157.5 KiB) Downloaded 254 times
Aeon Part1 v1.1 (2018)(K.v.Oss & P.Serrat & Robcfg)[!].VDK
(180.25 KiB) Downloaded 233 times
Aeon Part2 v1.1 (2018)(K.v.Oss & P.Serrat & Robcfg)[!].DSK
(157.5 KiB) Downloaded 249 times
Aeon Part2 v1.1 (2018)(K.v.Oss & P.Serrat & Robcfg)[!].VDK
(180.25 KiB) Downloaded 234 times
Aeon Part3 v1.1 (2018)(K.v.Oss & P.Serrat & Robcfg)[!].DSK
(157.5 KiB) Downloaded 238 times
Aeon Part3 v1.1 (2018)(K.v.Oss & P.Serrat & Robcfg)[!].VDK
(180.25 KiB) Downloaded 230 times
Aeon Part4 v1.1 (2018)(K.v.Oss & P.Serrat & Robcfg)[!].DSK
(157.5 KiB) Downloaded 248 times
Aeon Part4 v1.1 (2018)(K.v.Oss & P.Serrat & Robcfg)[!].VDK
(180.25 KiB) Downloaded 231 times
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I’m trying to run the AEON games on my DragonMMC, but they never finish loading...
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robcfg wrote:I’m trying to run the AEON games on my DragonMMC, but they never finish loading...
I am sorry to say that you will not be able to run any of these AGD games from the MMC (by now).
I tried it and found that the module has not native support to emulate a Dragon Drive, instead it requires its own DOS
to access the discs and load files ... On the other side the CoCo-SDC can be used.
I told Phill Harvey-Smith about that and he said that in the future we could have a 'smaller' version of that DOS (under 8K)
or he might publish the souce code on Github.
The problem is that AGD programs need to use the 8k from $e000 onwards so they overwrite the MMC DOS once in MAP1.
That's the reason why I put two bat files to start the games, one of them for people using DOS bigger than 8K, for instance
my DOSPlus5-0 extended that uses 15k and would be overwritten when loading those games.
cheers
pere

Pd you will find more info about that problem here
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5759#p16976
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