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remembering the good old days of the XT
« 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)


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Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
« Reply #2 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
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Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
« Reply #3 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
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Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
« Reply #4 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 :)

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Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 05:28:25 pm »
Ah ok. Back then there were a lot of similar games of the same style. :)
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Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 07:23:40 pm »
does anyone remember a game called Xonix?  could do with being remade for calc

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Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2017, 07:28:31 pm »
Fwiw EotB did support more proper colors.


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
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Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2017, 07:33:49 pm »
what a screenshot  :D
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Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2017, 07:14:27 am »
@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.
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Re: remembering the good old days of the XT
« Reply #12 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=
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