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Old 09 November 2006, 03:41   #1
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Small spaceship thruster type game

Hey guys, long time no post.. There was this game I always played but of course I forget the name.. for some reason I thought it was called 'r-type' but when i played it just now, its nothing like that.. In the one I played you controlled a small ship which had 'asteroids-like' thrusters that you needed to use to navigate the map. It had gravity pulling downward so if you didn't use thrusters you'd crash to the ground. That's about all I remember if anyone can help.

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Old 09 November 2006, 06:31   #2
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Question Thrust clones

Try one of these:

Fly Harder
Gravity Force
Gravity Power
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Old 09 November 2006, 08:29   #3
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Zarathrusta too
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Old 09 November 2006, 10:34   #4
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Raider? http://hol.abime.net/1188
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Old 09 November 2006, 10:48   #5
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There have been many, especially as shareware/PD/freeware but one was called R6 or something similar.
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Old 09 November 2006, 13:16   #6
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Rocketz PD is one of them - it's AGA only though and i'm pretty sure it was shareware at one time and you could register to get the extra caves but it is public domain now. Great game - one of my favorites! Linky : http://www.lemonamiga.com/?mainurl=h...hp%3Fid%3D2261
 
Old 09 November 2006, 19:12   #7
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Could also be my mate's game, Rokkit -


http://aminet.net/package/game/actio/rokkit
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Old 09 November 2006, 20:14   #8
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I'd like to find all the thrust type games.

so far I've got

Fly harder
Gravity power
Gravity force
Zarathrusta
Rokkit
R3 (the art of rocketry)
Raider
Dr Plummets House of flux
Fleuch
Space Taxi
Rotor
Blasteroids
Cabaret Asteroids, Hemroids, amigoids etc
The Executioner
Phoenix Fighters
Rocketz
Stardust
Super Stardust

anyone know any more to add, comercial or pd?


I think HOL Should have a seperate listing for thrust games at the moment its under multi-directional shooters

also can someone answer, why does raider run so much slower in ntsc than it is does in pal, the screen is ntsc sized. Ithought to get it faster I should run it in ntsc but its alot slower ?

Also While I'm here, can I ask does anyone have a working adf of Sky Fighter (Rainbow arts) ??
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Old 09 November 2006, 22:02   #9
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hey guys! thanks for the responses and it's funny how many of these types of games there really are, but I think the one I remember might be R3! Unfortunately I cannot find any screenshots of it, I might have it on a floppy at home I may have to dig around for it if I can't find any adf's online.

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I think HOL Should have a seperate listing for thrust games at the moment its under multi-directional shooters
I've been redoing the categories and in the new system sub-genres like Thrust games are indeed separate.
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another possible Starwoids (a fantastic game )

Pity it was never finished!
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Old 10 November 2006, 00:37   #12
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Don't forget 'Space Wars' - based on the first ever computer game.
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Gravatack was a great PD game that was later made into a commercial game I cant remember the name of.
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also can someone answer, why does raider run so much slower in ntsc than it is does in pal, the screen is ntsc sized. Ithought to get it faster I should run it in ntsc but its alot slower?
Usually this is because the original game takes more than a 60th of a second to draw a frame of the display. Most games delay switching to the new frame until the next vertical blank period, otherwise you get flickering graphics. So on NTSC Amigas it is probably updating at half speed, every 1/30th of a second.

The reason PAL is probably quicker is because the screen has 1/50 of a second to be drawn, so if it's more than 1/60th but less than 1/50th, it will update 50 times a second for PAL.

50 fps vs 30 fps accounts for why it appears so slow under NTSC.
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TechX: (Puts needle on record :P ) Try Gravity-Force out if you're into this type of game. I love it
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hey guys! thanks for the responses and it's funny how many of these types of games there really are, but I think the one I remember might be R3! Unfortunately I cannot find any screenshots of it, I might have it on a floppy at home I may have to dig around for it if I can't find any adf's online.

thanks

You can download R3 (no ADF) from here:

http://aminet.net/game/2play/R3.lha

It's the full version and it's great.
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Old 11 November 2006, 21:24   #17
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thanks but i dont know how to use that with winuae, i think i can only use adfs
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Old 11 November 2006, 23:42   #18
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heres some screens for R3



and another thruster called Discovery http://hol.abime.net/5173
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Old 12 November 2006, 00:00   #20
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thanks but i dont know how to use that with winuae, i think i can only use adfs
I made you a cheap HDF file, can you use this ? It would'nt fit on a normal adf
I uploaded it to the zone, I use basic a600 config.
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