Sega Columns remake for SymbOS

Sega Columns remake for SymbOS

by edoz on 04-06-2015, 19:33
Topic: Development
Tags: Columns, Edoz, Sega, SymbOS
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The multitasking operating system SymbOS just got even more interesting with the release of a Sega Columns remake created by edoz. Sega Columns is created with the Unify IDE which will be released later this month as a public beta release together with a SymbOS 3.0 beta.

The new beta release of SymbOS will have a network stack onboard and some other nice new features! Because of the upcoming network support in SymbOS the next game project is already started / in development! It’s called “Battle Ship!” The famous classic game comes to SymbOS where there is a possibility to play with other players using the new network daemon for SymbOS. Currently Prodatron is working on the network daemon where Trebmint is developing the network support in Unify and Edoz is putting it together in the form of Battle Ship in Unify. It is really a team that works together on all different levels, low-level, middle-level and development in Unify.

For now we hope that you enjoy this remake of Sega Columns which can be downloaded here

We also suggest to keep an eye on the SymbOS development thread

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Comments (8)

By NYYRIKKI

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05-06-2015, 08:46

@Edoz: Great that you took the battle ship idea under development!
I think this is perfect choose as a first network game because:
1) Very hard to play it on single computer as the whole point is that other player can't see your screen.
2) Pretty easy to implement the game play
3) Does not require much from CPU or network

By fernando.collazo.5682

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06-06-2015, 01:06

WOW! Looks fantastic. Congratulations edoz

By Meits

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06-06-2015, 12:27

I'll check on my ps/2 mouse converter supplier if he's finally ready to repair it so I can check out symbos, and with that this game Smile

By syn

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06-06-2015, 15:03

Looking good man!

By Prodatron

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07-06-2015, 23:17

Beside that this is really a fun game I like the fact, that it looks great with 16 colours but also with 4 colours, which are just downscaled in realtime! Big smile

By karloch

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07-06-2015, 23:51

YAY! Awesome work!

By edoz

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12-06-2015, 17:24

NYYRIKKI wrote:

@Edoz: Great that you took the battle ship idea under development!
I think this is perfect choose as a first network game because:
1) Very hard to play it on single computer as the whole point is that other player can't see your screen.
2) Pretty easy to implement the game play
3) Does not require much from CPU or network

Yes it seems so!!

By edoz

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12-06-2015, 17:33

Quote:

I'll check on my ps/2 mouse converter supplier if he's finally ready to repair it so I can check out symbos, and with that this game

ah yes! .. Big smile BDW SymbOS can be used without mouse. Ok a mouse is easier but it works also without,

For Example :

Use CTRL+ESC to open the startmenu
Use Arrow keys to navigate to the startmenu items
Use TAB key to swith to the correct control
Use SPACE or ENTER to execute.
GRAPH+ENTER to toggle between fullscreen and window (in symshell for example)

You can also use the keyboard to move the mouse!
After booting symbos you can simply hold the GRAPH key down (and keep it down) and then use the arrows to move the mouse. While holding down the GRAPH key and pressing the SPACE key (it's the mouseclick).
So you could start Columns. In the Menu of Columns you need to navigate to the Menu's using the mouse pointer .. but after that you can just use arrow keys (witout GRAPH) to play the game..

I know it is easier to have a mouse .. but SymbOS is able to operate without Big smile