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Development => PC, Mac & Vintage Computers => Topic started by: kotu on October 25, 2016, 02:35:01 pm

Title: remembering the good old days of the XT
Post by: kotu on October 25, 2016, 02:35:01 pm
who else had an XT??

mine was 4.77Mhz, 10Mb hard disk, CGA graphics. i ran msdos 3.3 and quickbasic

i remember PGA tour golf - in 4 colour CGA
xenon 2 - in monochrome
zork
and
leather goddesses of phobos.

these games were amazing and these are the ones i remember best..

so who else had an xt? (im 38)
Title: Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 27, 2016, 04:25:31 am
I never had the chance to try it myself. It seemed kinda fun and old school. We did have some computers in elementary school that could use CGA, though.
Title: Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
Post by: kotu on October 31, 2016, 10:35:55 am
i completed eye of the beholder like this

https://ancientelectronics.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/eyecga.jpg

i did have the maps though.  :D
Title: Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 09, 2016, 06:35:34 am
Wow, that game looks old school O.O. I remember playing games in 4 colors like this (cyan, magenta, white and black) but no adventure game. Also @JamesV was making a similar game for the 84+CE but I don't know if he's still into calc stuff nowadays. It would be cool if he added a CGA mode, just for kicks. :D
Title: Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
Post by: JamesV on December 09, 2016, 08:38:29 am
Indeed - Zargul is inspired directly by Eye of the Beholder, even though admittedly I've not played EotB a great deal.

I am still working on calc stuff.. Just slowly :( Although the last few weeks I've been spending more time on a new project :)
Title: Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 09, 2016, 05:28:25 pm
Ah ok. Back then there were a lot of similar games of the same style. :)
Title: Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
Post by: kotu on January 02, 2017, 07:23:40 pm
does anyone remember a game called Xonix?  could do with being remade for calc

*edit
(adding screenshot)
(https://codewalr.us/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myabandonware.com%2Fmedia%2Fscreenshots%2Fx%2Fxonix-52%2Fxonix_6.png&hash=9ebb9d33e88817fa83f60c43e904e21d)
Title: Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
Post by: Streetwalrus on January 02, 2017, 07:28:31 pm
Fwiw EotB did support more proper colors.
(https://codewalr.us/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myabandonware.com%2Fmedia%2Fscreenshots%2Fe%2Feye-of-the-beholder-bas%2Feye-of-the-beholder_11.gif&hash=31f0fa35a2e4b86df64927425f6d00e7)

I'm way too young to have known the XT, all I know is that the legacy cruft left by the IBM PC is a horrible plague for modern systems. :P
Title: Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
Post by: kotu on January 02, 2017, 07:33:49 pm
what a screenshot  :D
Title: Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 05, 2017, 08:23:09 pm
@Streetwalrus JamesV is porting this game to the CE kinda. Or at least he's re-using some of the graphics. The character UI looks identical. I don,t know what happened to it, though.
Title: Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
Post by: JamesV on February 05, 2017, 08:53:06 pm
@Streetwalrus @DJ Omnimaga It's still on my to-do list. It's an EotB style game using the graphics, but I had a different story planned with different levels and was going to add my own touch to the game play, etc.

https://codewalr.us/1451/41847 (https://codewalr.us/1451/41847)
Title: Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
Post by: Streetwalrus on February 06, 2017, 07:14:27 am
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on February 05, 2017, 08:23:09 pm
@Streetwalrus JamesV is porting this game to the CE kinda. Or at least he's re-using some of the graphics. The character UI looks identical. I don,t know what happened to it, though.

I think you meant to mention @kotu. :P

I don't have a CE myself, and I don't really intend to get one for now, but I'll still wish you the best James. I should give your 83+/84+ Alien Breed games a try sometime instead. And make Illusiat happen. Been a while since I've messed with calculators.
Title: Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 06, 2017, 05:43:45 pm
Street I was mentioning you since you posted that screenshot. :P

And yeah I agree about Illusiat :3=