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Old 23 April 2016, 00:36   #1
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Free game, Cosmic Ambush 20 years

Just realized its 20 years since my old gang released a game for DOS (Hobby project, released for free in 1996).
Yes its a PC game, but the Amiga connection is that I did all the graphics for it on my A1200 back then. I didn't even have a PC when we released the game so I couldn't play it at home ;-)
All graphics were done in Deluxe Paint IV / V and Imagine 3D (for rendered backgrounds, logos and some enemy ships).
Backgrounds are static and use a 128 color palette for each screen + a fixed 128 color palette for all other stuff (player ship, enemies, explosions, bullets, HUD)

Don't know if DOSbox runs fast enough to be run on an Amiga these days (Vampie?) but in any case, to run it on a modern PC you need to run it through DOSbox. On Win10 at least I can run it with working sound.

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Enjoy (hopefully ;-)
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Tough crowd, free oldskool game, no ads... :-)
anyway.. just realized DosBox for Amiga apparently won't run stuff using dos4gw etc.. so this one should be a "no go" on Amiga.


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I've not used DOSBox since my distant Windows days otherwise I'd give it a go. Is there any footage on YouTube?
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I've not used DOSBox since my distant Windows days otherwise I'd give it a go. Is there any footage on YouTube?
Sure, why not ;-)
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Sure, why not ;-)
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Looks nice. Is that red counter the FPS ?
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Looks nice. Is that red counter the FPS ?
yes, I used FRAPS to grab a video + audio from DosBox. A bunch of settings affect the FPS while recording.

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I've noticed it's listed in a few places online with no description of the gameplay style. Maybe a one-liner to draw people in and connect the dots might help? Something along the lines of it being an evolved Space Invaders maybe.

Anyway it seems to play well and the vertical movement addition is a nice touch. I'm sure much of the credit for this goes to your pooch. You should get him on Sweden's Got Talent.
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I've noticed it's listed in a few places online with no description of the gameplay style. Maybe a one-liner to draw people in and connect the dots might help? Something along the lines of it being an evolved Space Invaders maybe.

Anyway it seems to play well and the vertical movement addition is a nice touch. I'm sure much of the credit for this goes to your pooch. You should get him on Sweden's Got Talent.
If the pooch was still alive today, he'd be in Guiness book of records by now ;-)
This game came out 20 years ago, remember? :-)

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Old 06 June 2016, 00:45   #9
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You know, I read that and then all of five seconds later totally forgot, sorry.

Announcing the winner of this year's Darwin award... me!

What a cool way to commemorate and immortalise him anyway.
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