English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > abime.net - Hall Of Light > HOL data problems

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 01 March 2004, 16:31   #1
pcGTW_Webmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 925
Disposable Hero

Developer is "Boys Without Brains". It was developed for Euphoria, not really by Euphoria. The CD32 version was released in 1994.
pcGTW_Webmaster is offline  
Old 01 March 2004, 16:54   #2
Tim Janssen
Junior Member

Tim Janssen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Den Bosch / The Netherlands
Age: 42
Posts: 1,271
Wink Wrong

"Boys without brains" was later renamed into "Euphoria". They developed for Gremlin Interactive.

I can post a Dutch article in which Euphoria were interviewed. Here they state they started as "Boys without Brains" on the C64.
Tim Janssen is offline  
Old 01 March 2004, 18:08   #3
pcGTW_Webmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 925
Wrong ? I don't think so...

The intro says "Gremlin Graphics and Euphoria presents a Boys Without Brains Production". Where's the sense behind that if your statement is correct ?
pcGTW_Webmaster is offline  
Old 01 March 2004, 18:18   #4
Drake1009
Registered User
Drake1009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Denmark
Posts: 2,284
Maybe that they wanted to partially keep their old name?

Always nice to see a new game developed by someone you knew for good games earlier isn't it?
Drake1009 is offline  
Old 01 March 2004, 18:38   #5
pcGTW_Webmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 925
Don't get me wrong but if the game says "a Boys Without Brains Production" then this is what it is...

Maybe they have written games under the name "Boys Without Brains" and published games (later) under the name "Euphoria". Who knows... and who cares ?

You could also say that the developer/publisher of "Maniac Mansion" for example should be LucasArts instead of Lucasfilm, because that's their current name. But HOL should show the name of the company like it was called at that time.
pcGTW_Webmaster is offline  
Old 01 March 2004, 19:00   #6
andreas
Zone Friend
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Age: 44
Posts: 5,857
Send a message via ICQ to andreas Send a message via AIM to andreas
Quote:
Originally posted by WindowsKiller
Wrong ? I don't think so...

The intro says "Gremlin Graphics and Euphoria presents a Boys Without Brains Production". Where's the sense behind that if your statement is correct ?
The HOL team has once had a discussion about that fact HOW wrong game intros can be. Sometimes only the credits for the Atari ST version were copied. Mind you, I have myself already fallen for this many times.

1st Priority = The manual.
2nd Priority = The game intros.
andreas is offline  
Old 01 March 2004, 21:11   #7
pcGTW_Webmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 925
I know that, but Disposable Hero is an Amiga-only game. It's not a conversion...
pcGTW_Webmaster is offline  
Old 02 March 2004, 04:00   #8
andreas
Zone Friend
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Age: 44
Posts: 5,857
Send a message via ICQ to andreas Send a message via AIM to andreas
Hooooo

Apart from conversions, there are also mistakes in game intros with games originally developed on Amiga...and about 1,000 spelling errors to begin with (at least )
andreas is offline  
Old 02 March 2004, 09:26   #9
Tim Janssen
Junior Member

Tim Janssen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Den Bosch / The Netherlands
Age: 42
Posts: 1,271
Maybe I can post the article?

Hmm, maybe it is a good thing for the general 'Amiga-artefacts delving' community that I post the 4-page interview with Euphoria.

The article states how they met, which previous games they published, how they managed to program the shmup, found a publisher and why they never considered to release it on PC.
However, the article is written in Dutch. I don't have the time to translate it to English.
Tim Janssen is offline  
Old 02 March 2004, 12:27   #10
pcGTW_Webmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 925
Re: Maybe I can post the article?

Quote:
Originally posted by Tim Janssen
However, the article is written in Dutch.
I don't care about the language. Please post it.

@andreas: I fully agree but not in this case.
pcGTW_Webmaster is offline  
Old 02 March 2004, 19:09   #11
andreas
Zone Friend
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Age: 44
Posts: 5,857
Send a message via ICQ to andreas Send a message via AIM to andreas
Re: Maybe I can post the article?

Quote:
Originally posted by Tim Janssen
However, the article is written in Dutch. I don't have the time to translate it to English.
No problem for me.
Dutch (*written*!) is almost like German. *Spoken* is another story, though
andreas is offline  
Old 03 March 2004, 13:49   #12
pcGTW_Webmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 925
Re: Re: Maybe I can post the article?

Quote:
Originally posted by andreas
Dutch (*written*!) is almost like German. *Spoken* is another story, though
It is vice versa in my opinion. But I guess that depends on which other foreign languages one speaks...
pcGTW_Webmaster is offline  
Old 03 March 2004, 13:59   #13
Tim Janssen
Junior Member

Tim Janssen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Den Bosch / The Netherlands
Age: 42
Posts: 1,271
Cool I'll post it next week

I have to dig in my pile of Amiga mags at my parents' house to find the Euphoria-interview. Expect the scanned interview in The Zone somewhere next week.
Feel free to translate it to German, Englisch or whatever.
Tim Janssen is offline  
Old 13 March 2004, 12:44   #14
pcGTW_Webmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 925
Despite of that "Boys Without Brains" thing, can someone please change the release date of the CD32 version to 1994 ?
pcGTW_Webmaster is offline  
Old 13 March 2004, 12:50   #15
CodyJarrett
Global Moderator

CodyJarrett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: UK
Age: 41
Posts: 5,798
Done!
CodyJarrett is offline  
Old 13 March 2004, 13:47   #16
pcGTW_Webmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 925
Thanks.
pcGTW_Webmaster is offline  
Old 15 March 2004, 09:05   #17
Tim Janssen
Junior Member

Tim Janssen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Den Bosch / The Netherlands
Age: 42
Posts: 1,271
Post Euphoria interview in The Zone

I've uploaded the Dutch interview/review with Euphoria in The Zone. Happy reading/translating.
Tim Janssen is offline  
Old 15 March 2004, 15:13   #18
pcGTW_Webmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 925
Dank je wel voor de moeite.
pcGTW_Webmaster is offline  
Old 15 March 2004, 21:42   #19
pcGTW_Webmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 925
Okay, I've read the interview. My Dutch isn't perfect but from what I've read so far, Euphoria is the name of the whole company, whereas "Boys Without Brains" refers to the (or some) programmers only.
pcGTW_Webmaster is offline  
Old 17 March 2004, 04:44   #20
andreas
Zone Friend
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Age: 44
Posts: 5,857
Send a message via ICQ to andreas Send a message via AIM to andreas
thanks Tim
andreas is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Disposable hero guru Vollldo project.SPS (was CAPS) 2 20 February 2013 16:14
Disposable Hero on A4000 macce2 support.Games 0 07 March 2007 21:04
Disposable Hero CD32 nikvest request.Old Rare Games 13 01 August 2006 15:13
Disposable Hero DamienD support.Games 2 08 August 2005 13:15
Disposable Hero mtb support.WinUAE 2 08 November 2003 17:21

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 20:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.12103 seconds with 13 queries