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Old 24 March 2004, 09:50   #1
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old game developers

I was just googling around when I stumbled upon the website from the dude who developed Nitro, Qwak and A.T.R. for the amiga.

Anyone know any other links to websites from ancient amiga game developers?

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Old 24 March 2004, 10:34   #2
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Well that settles it. Qwak has 80 levels. Weren't there some discussion of this earlier?

BTW...he's using the word ROMS for his amiga games.
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Old 24 March 2004, 13:57   #3
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Hes got an unpublished game/demo too

Amiga (programming done in 68000 assembler, and optomised by hand).

Researched the Amiga's hardware capabilities, including hardware scrolling and sprites.
Implemented a hardware scrolling game engine that switched in real time between hardware scrolling and page flipping (not scrolling). This was used to create a 2D elite style space trading game.
Implemented various tile based map editors and other game asset creation tools.
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Amiga (programming done in 68000 assembler, and optomised by hand).
I hope attention to detail was upheld when he was doing his "optomising" - imagine the consequences if you made a typo or spelling mistake when "optomising" your code !
 
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You'd most likely end up with a Guru Medication
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BTW...he's using the word ROMS for his amiga games.
Quick, lets get Akira & Bub the Zombie on the case, he'll change his vile ways then!
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Actually I'd say we should just leave him to his words... I really don't care if he calls it roms. Sure it's wrong, but why preach it to people who just wants to speak the language of many of the people visiting?

I mean, he's most likely that his games were not released on ROMs but rather on disks.
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I wonder if the AGTW crew are onto this?
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Chris Hülsbeck and the whole Factor5 Team (Turrican, etc.) are still busy:


www.factor5.de

www.huelsbeck.com

also Ian Bell, one of the Elite programmers still has a website

http://www.iancgbell.clara.net
 
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Anyone know if those games are cracks on Jamie Woodhouse's site?
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A few that I can think of off the top of my head

Panther Games http://www.panthergames.com/
Jeff Minter (Llamasoft) http://www.llamasoft.co.uk/
Team 17 http://www.team17.com/
Bitmap Bros http://www.bitmap-brothers.co.uk/
Cinemaware http://www.cinemaware.com/

BTTR has a pretty comprehensive list of game companies at http://www.back2roots.org/Makers/Companies/
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Had been going to list Steve Turner's own Graftgold page dedicated to his & Andrew Braybrook's old Graftgold company, though it seems to be out of action at the moment,
http://www.graftgold.com/
You get some bits of history relating to it,(& the link) here though, looks like an EAB member's site, if I'm not mistaken!
http://www.nemmelheim.de/graftgold/index.html
http://www.nemmelheim.de/classicgames/index.html
Nice site!
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