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Scorch v1.2 Beta
Posted by Michael on 14 April 2005, 04:59 GMT

[Scorch 68k]Martin Huber has released a beta of his "Scorched Earth" adaptation for the 89/92+/V200. Scorch 68k v1.2 currently features eight weapons, seven tanks, four types of armor, randomly generated landscapes, and lots of other fun goodies. In the future the game is expected to add a better AI and more weapons, among other things.

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Re: Scorch v1.2 Beta
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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Ahh, a new program to try on my 89. And a new news article besides, always a good thing. I like games of this type, I can think this way, unlike in FPS where I tend to be killed rather easily.

Reply to this comment    14 April 2005, 05:06 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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Yea, after playing games like this for long enough though, it becomes a bit too easy to win. Hopefully you can set the AI to be really tough...

Reply to this comment    14 April 2005, 17:53 GMT

Re: Scorch v1.2 Beta
DWedit  Account Info
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Needs more violent invertebrates!

Reply to this comment    14 April 2005, 07:05 GMT

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Gergely Patai  Account Info
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Same game with different story.

Reply to this comment    14 April 2005, 19:34 GMT


Re: Re: Scorch v1.2 Beta
Michael McElroy Account Info
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Scorched Earth came first..

Reply to this comment    16 April 2005, 00:04 GMT


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DWedit  Account Info
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No, QBasic Gorillas came first.

Reply to this comment    16 April 2005, 06:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Scorch v1.2 Beta
Ranman  Account Info

Actually, a game called "Castle" for the Apple II came before Gorillas.

Reply to this comment    16 April 2005, 16:52 GMT

Re: Scorch v1.2 Beta
Chris Oliver  Account Info

Oh, man! I so wish I had a TI-89 or 92.... Scorched Earth is like one of my favorite games on my Windows 3.1 computer! Must go to store....

Reply to this comment    14 April 2005, 20:50 GMT

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Charlie Picard  Account Info

I know what you mean, this game was awesome. No IS awesome. I just hope it lives up to what it used to be.

Reply to this comment    15 April 2005, 03:47 GMT

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Nameon  Account Info

In regards to Chris’s statement.

"Oh, man! I so wish I had a TI-89 or 92.... Scorched Earth is like one of my favourite games on my Windows 3.1 computer! Must go to store...."

Wouldn’t it be easier if someone would just write a half-decent game (like this one) for us good old TI-84, TI-83 users…

Wouldn’t it be good?... :)

Reply to this comment    15 April 2005, 04:15 GMT


Re: ????
Kevin Ouellet  Account Info
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I think it would be possible, just with no grayscale maybe

Reply to this comment    15 April 2005, 17:05 GMT


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blauggh Account Info

Yeah, and the playing field would pretty much have to be smaller.

(The bitmaps for those tanks probably can't get much smaller than they already are, so just 'scaling things down' probably won't save too much real estate on the screen.)

Reply to this comment    15 April 2005, 20:43 GMT


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Chris Oliver  Account Info

Yeah, it would be kind of tough to make for us 83+/84+ users and we would probably be limited to about 5 players MAX.

Reply to this comment    15 April 2005, 21:32 GMT


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Drantin  Account Info
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...You could have more players if it scrolled left and right rather than throw everything on the screen at once...

Then again, you could try using the graphics from the 85 game in the link that I used to play... and you wouldn't have to cut out so much...

Reply to this comment    16 April 2005, 11:35 GMT

Re: Re: Scorch v1.2 Beta
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I've still got it :-)

Reply to this comment    15 April 2005, 09:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Scorch v1.2 Beta
Chris Oliver  Account Info

I think I only have a shareware version, but it still rocks!

Reply to this comment    15 April 2005, 21:33 GMT


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David Phillips  Account Info
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Windows 3.1? I remember playing Scorched Earth on DOS on a 286.

Reply to this comment    15 April 2005, 16:46 GMT


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artraid  Account Info
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Too bad they don't have Scorched Earth on newer Windows. :(

This game is superb. I love these old school games, they kick ass.

Congratulations to the author!

Reply to this comment    15 April 2005, 21:01 GMT

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Chris Oliver  Account Info

I agree with you! My old DOS games still get played fairly often. I am an old school kind of gamer. I still play my shareware Duke Nukem 1 & 2 games quite a bit! w00t! Go Duke Nukem!

That's another game we 83+/84+ users need: A good Duke Nukem game. I was going to write one, but I never have much time to program and I can't do didly squat in ASM yet...

Reply to this comment    15 April 2005, 21:36 GMT

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elbarto  Account Info

ah, them good old days ... those where we all played Apogee games :) Duke Nukem, Crystal Caves ... and Accolade's Winter Games .... Prince of Persia, Lemmings, Rick Dangerous ... *nostalgia*

I once started a Crystal Caves port to the 83+ ... and had finally gotten somewhere after stealing a tile routine from somewhere ... I could navigate my little "milo" around the (not so interesting) level, but he couldn'tdo much more than that ... until... a disk crash wiped EVERYTHING I had ... including motivation :( infact I had other things to worry about re-writing first, which included a few essays :(

Now at uni, time for hobby programming seems to lack even more :(

Reply to this comment    15 April 2005, 22:08 GMT


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Coolv  Account Info
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I think fetchfido has a "Tanks" game where you can do things similar to this...

Reply to this comment    16 April 2005, 19:36 GMT


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Ranman  Account Info

A shareware game called "Pocket Tanks" is an awesome Scorched Earth style game. It works with Windows XP. Here's a link http://www.blitwise.com/ptanks.html

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matt zelda  Account Info

i have actually played that game quite alot its very fun

Reply to this comment    18 April 2005, 15:27 GMT

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