English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Main > Amiga scene

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 20 March 2012, 01:44   #1
Minuous
Coder/webmaster/gamer
Minuous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Canberra/Australia
Posts: 1,658
Trying to contact David Wright

Hello all, I'm trying to get in touch with famous Amiga developer David Wright about obtaining source code for CRobots and Empire to continue development of these programs.

I managed to find his page at http://blogs.nvidia.com/author/david-wright/ but there doesn't seem to be an email address there or any way to contact him (or nVidia for that matter). Does anyone have an email address for him? Thanks.
Minuous is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
Old 20 March 2012, 02:00   #2
johnim
Amibay Mod/Staff

johnim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: birmingham uk
Age: 42
Posts: 1,024
is this the same guy here

http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidawright
johnim is offline  
Old 20 March 2012, 02:58   #3
Minuous
Coder/webmaster/gamer
Minuous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Canberra/Australia
Posts: 1,658
Yes.
Minuous is offline  
Old 28 March 2012, 16:46   #4
wuselfuzz
 
Posts: n/a
Empire has been improved over the years already. Check out http://wolfpackempire.com/
 
Old 28 March 2012, 16:54   #5
Minuous
Coder/webmaster/gamer
Minuous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Canberra/Australia
Posts: 1,658
Yes, and so has CRobots for that matter. I'd like to merge some or all of the improvements into the Amiga version, I'd prefer to update the existing version rather than re-port from scratch.
Minuous is offline  
Old 28 March 2012, 16:58   #6
wuselfuzz
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minuous View Post
Yes, and so has CRobots for that matter. I'd like to merge some or all of the improvements into the Amiga version, I'd prefer to update the existing version rather than re-port from scratch.
Source for Empire 1.0 was available on some fish-disk, unfortunately, that's not the latest released version. Being written in Draco would be another obstacle, even though it is an easy language, as far as I remember.

Oh, these days, playing Empire with a friend who hooked up his C-64 to my Amiga using a Userport-RS232 interface.
 
Old 28 March 2012, 17:18   #7
TCD
Registered User

TCD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Germany
Age: 39
Posts: 24,032
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuselfuzz View Post
Source for Empire 1.0 was available on some fish-disk, unfortunately, that's not the latest released version.
It's on Fish disk #118.
TCD is offline  
Old 29 March 2012, 07:21   #8
Minuous
Coder/webmaster/gamer
Minuous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Canberra/Australia
Posts: 1,658
>Being written in Draco would be another obstacle, even though it is an easy language, as far as I remember.

Yep, it's pretty easy. I've already written and released a Draco-to-C conversion program and some trivial Draco programs.

>It's on Fish disk #118.

Yes, I have that version. There's also some later binary-only versions on later Fish disks, and apparently some even later (presumably binary-only) versions (eg. V2.25w) which aren't in the Fish library but which were released elsewhere, I haven't had any success tracking those down.

WRT CRobots, there have been AFAIK 2 binary-only Amiga versions, and ports to various platforms but no source code for any of them has been released. Mr Wright did mention in the docs however that he was happy to send source to anyone who wanted it. I've ported CodeWar to Amiga which is a similar kind of program, I'm still interested in doing something with CRobots though.
Minuous is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
 


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
David Makin - former Amiga programmer David Makin Member Introductions 23 04 February 2013 17:39
Talin (AKA David Joiner) Interview CodyJarrett project.Amiga Lore 3 27 June 2012 17:59
Tim Wright (SOTB 2) releases new album alexh Amiga scene 0 13 January 2010 02:19
Activision's Ghostbusters (David Crane) mattbarton.exe Retrogaming General Discussion 10 23 August 2009 20:50
David Papworth - Where is he now?? caffeinekid Retrogaming General Discussion 0 17 March 2007 14:10

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 05:17.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Page generated in 0.16743 seconds with 11 queries