Originally Posted by leathered
Hi! :-) Thought I'd swing by to see how it's going, maybe read some more abuse, that kinda thing.
had several years, multiple people, MAME, much better hardware and ~5x as much ram to do the original FF.
But... eh, the playability probably still would've sucked. It really would have been lovely to have used the gameplay code from the original PCB; would've saved me a lot of time. I promise you I did look at the possibility for a day or two.
I can't remember how much time I had to write FF but it can't have been more than six months; it was just me (for both Amiga+ST versions; the ST version I did after Amiga FWIW) including ripping the sprites from the PCB (I ripped the backgrounds as well but it was hopelessly impractical to try to convert them so some not-very-motivated artists did a not-very-good job on it).
Man, that was such a long time ago... :-)