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Yo no tuve mucho tiempo de estudiar estos días, pero un colega tiene bastante fresco el tema y me mostró como se hacía un hola mundo, cómo esperar input del usuario en un loop hasta que se recibe algo, cómo comparar ese input para ver si es una tecla específica, y en caso de serlo, salir del loop y terminar el programa, entre otras cosas.
Ya dijimos que el año que viene presentamos una demo en la #flashparty 😂
I did have the original boot disk but it was not recognised as a system disk. So I imaged it in case I wanted to get back the files, then wrote the proper Amstrad disk image on it. I used a Windows Xp laptop with a floppy drive and used roadkil imager (1.6)
In a sense, it is a bit like a laptop. Built in LCD monitor with MDA and CGA modes, but no backlight. No colors either. This model is the PPC512S, with a single double density 3.5 floppy (720KB). It has the nicest keyboard you've ever used on a laptop. Full size. It has 512KB ram but I plan on adding some chips to get it to 640KB (This is for DOS, so fine).
It is an Amstrad PPC512. It was not booting and didn't display the error message on the screen. I knew it was a dip switch issue and got it booting and running DOS programs. It was an unusual machine for 1987 (although quite heavy).
That was close. The C sized batteries looked bad but didn't leak acid, fortunately. So, what is it anyway? Not my usual Casio music keyboard post. 10 x 1.5v makes for 15V. It is a portable computer that can be powered by C sized batteries... at least for a short while. It came in a nice bag too, to carry it. Seen this before?
Washington Post: Russia has been working in recent years to undermine confidence in election integrity around the world, according to a declassified State Department cable, which said that the U.S. intelligence community assessed that Russian actors made a concerted effort to attack confidence in election integrity in at least 11 elections across nine democracies between 2020 and 2022.
🕹️ Step back in time with us at the Computer Museum! 🚀 We brought the nostalgia to the streets with our "retro DOS playing" stand right in front of our museum. 💾
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💾💾 We aspire to collect, preserve, and showcase as much Slovenian software for the DOS environment as possible. Many of these treasures have been unearthed from aging hard drives, while others have been graciously contributed by generous donors.😍
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Spent the weekend with some #retrocomputing and #retrogaming vibes. Launched this little fella and wrote programs in #Python and #Qbasic to transfer files over COM port from my modern #Linux machine to this #DOS oldie. The speed is around 2kB/s, but hey, I can transfer games to it!
Been a busy ol' weekend here on SharkaNet, but one thing I have enjoyed doing is taking a peek at something I've been meaning to do for ages, Conquests of the Longbow from Sierra Online, released in 1991.
I'm rather charmed by it. The VGA graphics are lovely, there's a humourous air to the writing that feels very fitting, and I dig its take on being a strategic adventure game.
Touché: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer Fan-Made Soundtrack v2.0 Released for ScummVM
Spending some time tonight with one of my favourite Sierra Online adventure games that flies under the radar beneath all the Kings, Space, and Police Quests.
That game is Manhunter: New York.
It's a shame because firstly, just look at that box artwork! It's one of my absolute favourite game covers. It captures the forbidding apocalyptic feel perfectly and feels like it could be an 80s action flick involving ninjas and post-WWIII crime-ridden cities, though the game itself is anything but completely serious and the premise sounds like schlocky sci-fi.
It's 2004 and 2 years earlier, alien eyeballs from space invaded Earth and subjugated mankind. Penned up in ruined cities and forced to wear LOOM-esque cowls and forbidden to speak to one another, humans eke out a dreary life. Some of them are picked out by the orbs to become Manhunters, agents and crime investigators for the Orb Alliance.
Be sure to click through for the heartwarming story behind it.
You can buy a PDF of the pattern (not the physical product!) from its creator here: https://brokenneedle.gumroad.com/l/westofhouse
MS-DOS game programmers had do deal with several limitations, In this article, we'll go over some of these obstacles and learn how we used the DOS/4GW extender & protected mode to unleash the power of 32-bit DOS.
It's the 29th anniversary of the first commercial Czech game for MS-DOS: The Secret of Donkey Island!
Many people have wanted an English release over the years, and today it is available to download, free! Check out donkeyisland.zip for the file!
We're also streaming it, right now! If you want to avoid spoilers, stay away! twitch.tv/emmxyzzy
@dabbling_duck and I are creating a dungeon crawler for the DOS game jam! The game runs using VGA Mode 13h, which means being limited to 256 colours, 320x200 resolution, and working with non-square pixels - a real challenge for me. Here's one of my latest sprites, aspect-corrected for modern screens 😀)
I made Brooklands - home of motorsport!
Opened in 1907, it was the world's first purpose-built banked racing circuit.
Hard to get the skewed-oval shape historically accurate, as Stunts only does 90° turns. But I'm happy with the result, complete with start/finish straight, infield sections, correctly placed factory buildings and an overhead loop because, well, Stunts 😉
@theLobdegg's THE ACHING is out now on Steam and itch.io!
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