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by Bosco
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: Project 2
Replies: 43
Views: 8272

Re: Project 2

Thanks everyone for all the great comments and words of encouragement. You obviously all have impeccable taste. :lol: Still deciding which task in Trello to tackle next, (so many choices) but hopefully I'll have another update fairly soon. Also, Pere, it was a pleasure to meet you at last on Zoom la...
by Bosco
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: Project 2
Replies: 43
Views: 8272

Re: Project 2

It still needs finessing but for now I'd rather press on with other tasks and return to this later. The word "ENTER" will blink above the door and the door itself won't flicker until just before it times-out. I may make it materialise rather than pop-on and display an alternate graphic of the door, ...
by Bosco
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: Project 2
Replies: 43
Views: 8272

Re: Project 2

For anyone wanting to know a little more about Circe's development I thought I'd include a brief summary of how this feature was implemented. So imagine a four digit combination lock represented in binary by a single byte eg. %1111 0000. The top four bits each represent part of the combination. Some...
by Bosco
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: Project 2
Replies: 43
Views: 8272

Re: Project 2

Ok, first pass at portals. This is a game mechanic which I've been meaning to implement for a long time but kept being pushed down the priority list. I wanted to incorporate several secret stages into the game which the player could only reach via magic doorways. Portals can only be opened once the ...
by Bosco
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: Coco Talk Dragon Special episode
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Coco Talk Dragon Special episode

I think this is a great opportunity, especially as we haven't had a Cambridge meetup for two consecutive Summers. :)
by Bosco
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: Project 2
Replies: 43
Views: 8272

Re: Project 2

Hey Curtis. Project 2 is Circe's Island. :D I took down that early demo a good while back simply because it wasn't representative of the game anymore. Also, I haven't been posting on the forum much since the time many of the regulars migrated to Facebook. I actually prefer the forums so happy to sta...
by Bosco
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: Project 2
Replies: 43
Views: 8272

Re: Project 2

Ok, I'll try to post progress updates from here on in. I'll give some thought to where I can share videos, I'd rather avoid YouTube while the game is still in development. The basic premise of the game is pretty much unaltered ie. avoid enemies, grab magic stars as they float past and fill your gold...
by Bosco
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: Project 2
Replies: 43
Views: 8272

Re: Project 2

Hi @Shock Trooper. The game is in a fairly advanced state but to my shame is not yet finished. It has evolved considerably though since it's inception, plus I've shifted development over to the Game Master cartridge (bank switched roms+sound chip), at least for the initial physical release. I'm dete...
by Bosco
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Software Requests
Topic: Text Adventure Creator Program - was there one?
Replies: 33
Views: 11550

Re: Text Adventure Creator Program - was there one?

@Commodore I've not used Lantern myself but, yes, my understanding is you can create your own adventure games on a Windows, Mac or Linux machine and kick out binaries for a variety of targets including 8-bit computers. I'm guessing the CoCo output should run on the Dragon but obviously the keyboard ...
by Bosco
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Software Requests
Topic: Text Adventure Creator Program - was there one?
Replies: 33
Views: 11550

Re: Text Adventure Creator Program - was there one?

IIRC Evan Wright wrote a modern Adventure Game authouring tool for the CoCo which runs on PC and outputs a m/c binary. He gave a presentation at CoCoFest last year or maybe the year before. If I can find the video again I'll post a link. Edit: The tool is called Lantern. http://retroteacher.net/lant...