New BASIC Paddle Game

Por NetNomad

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15-01-2021, 06:04

Last week I was reading about the MSX paddle and i thought it was a real shame that there are so few games that supported it. one thing led to another and suddenly i started working on a game! you can check out and download the final result here. It's called Meteor Storm! It's a basic game both in that it was written in BASIC and it's very simple, but hopefully it can be a nice warm up or cool down before or after Breakout or Arkanoid. It uses DM System/2 but none of the VDP commands so I believe this will work on an MSX1. It also uses MSX-MUSIC but if you delete METEORS.MGS and rename PSG.MGS to METEORS.MGS you can hear the full music arranged for PSG, just no engine sounds! And if you don't have a paddle, load METEORKB.BAS instead of METEORS.BAS for keyboard support and METEORJP.BAS for joypad support. I do recommend using a paddle if possible though. I hope you enjoy it, let me know what you think or if you have any issues with it!

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Por Danjovic

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15-01-2021, 16:46

Nice!! Thanks for mention to DigiArka. Nice Ascii art title.
I will surely run it on a real machine as soon as I get back home.

Por NetNomad

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15-01-2021, 22:10

Thank you! I actually cheated a bit and made the ASCII art in paint for the itch page, the game itself doesn't have a title screen. That'll be a goal for the next one for sure. And thank you for making the DigiAkra! I wasn't expecting much when I searched for a DIY paddle but it was super easy to build and works great.

Por Manuel

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16-01-2021, 00:43

Try to play it on an MSXturboR Smile
Also, it crashed on my Boosted MSX2 openMSX configuration... but it works fine in for example a Panasonic FS-A1WSX.

Press STOP to enjoy the music! Smile

Por NYYRIKKI

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16-01-2021, 11:45

Manuel wrote:

Try to play it on an MSXturboR Smile

Run this first and you should be fine:
http://frs.badcoffee.info/files/TRNEWDRV.ZIP

Por Manuel

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16-01-2021, 12:17

Can you explain why that makes a difference?

Por NYYRIKKI

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16-01-2021, 12:21

Manuel wrote:

Can you explain why that makes a difference?

It adds the missing paddle support back to BASIC.

Por Manuel

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16-01-2021, 12:42

NYYRIKKI wrote:
Manuel wrote:

Can you explain why that makes a difference?

It adds the missing paddle support back to BASIC.

Oh, was that the issue! I thought it was the R800 being speedy Smile
Actually, still think it is, because I ran the keyboard version of the game.

Por NYYRIKKI

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16-01-2021, 14:24

Manuel wrote:

Oh, was that the issue! I thought it was the R800 being speedy Smile

Well... On tR you can always run the game on Z80 mode as well. Smile

Por NetNomad

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16-01-2021, 21:32

Sorry to hear about the boosted MSX2 crash. is that one of the degaults in openMSX? I'll take a look at it and see if I can fix the issue. Thank you for playing!

Also, I added METEORMS.BAS which allows you to play on MSX2 and above with a mouse, so if you're in an emulator or have a compatible device you can now have a closer experience to playing with a paddle than when using the keyboard or joypad. Suprisingly the mouse version runs better than the keyboard version does in webMSX which chugs a bit at least on my computer.

Por Manuel

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16-01-2021, 21:49

That's one of the default machines indeed, but it's not a realistic one. It's very beefy Smile