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Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Posted by Michael on 30 April 2007, 05:40 GMT

[Earth Mission 68k]Vincent Corfdir has released a new game for the 89 called Earth Mission 68k. This action-packed platform game features great graphics as you attempt to save the world, plus a nice lisez-moi file (Despite the French, it should be self-explanatory).

But now you are wondering how you are going to satisfy your burning desire to port this wonderful game to the 83+ when all you have to work with is an old computer running Linux. Wonder no more, for Donald Straney has created Z80 Assembly IDE, a new integrated development environment for creating Z80 programs on Linux systems, complete with tabbed windows and macro support. Work is still in progress to add more features.

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Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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This game looks good enough graphically to actually convince me to locate my link cable and attempt to run it...
Seriously though, these days it seems the 68k developers and community has rooted itself firmly in Europe.

Reply to this comment    30 April 2007, 07:20 GMT

sweet!
slimey_limey  Account Info
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This looks like it could be quite fun. I haven't played a platform calc game in a while (ever?). Maybe it's time to start again!

Reply to this comment    30 April 2007, 17:14 GMT


Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
_DigiTan  Account Info
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Yeah, it looks really cool. Sort of like the classic Gameboy platformers. Anyone know where some animated screens of this are?

Reply to this comment    12 May 2007, 17:29 GMT

Z80 Assembly IDE Fedora RPMs
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Fedora RPMs for the Z80 Assembly IDE are now available from:
http://repo.calcforge.org/

Reply to this comment    30 April 2007, 10:31 GMT


Re: Z80 Assembly IDE Fedora RPMs
burntfuse  Account Info
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That's great, thanks a lot. I'd meant to make some RPMs and .debs, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Reply to this comment    30 April 2007, 12:10 GMT

Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Who says that all the people running GNU/Linux are using old computers? What about those of us running GNU/Linux on our new computers? Even if our computers are powerful enough to run Window$ Vi$ta, this doesn't mean we actually want to!

Reply to this comment    30 April 2007, 10:42 GMT

Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Sam Gockel Account Info

Someone please make this game for TI 83+ it looks awesome! :D

Reply to this comment    30 April 2007, 11:07 GMT

Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Chris Williams  Account Info

I'm running CentOS Linux on an old computer that runs at only 2.6 GHz and has only 256 MB of RAM! OK, that's not *that* old. :)

Until about a year ago, my main computer was 300 MHz with 64 MB RAM, running Slackware Linux. Try running Vi$ta on that computer!

Also, I have a Sun Ultra SPARC 2 with 768 MB RAM and 2 CPU's running at 200 MHz each (sweet, eh?) on which I installed the latest FreeBSD. It's not GNU/Linux, but I'm trying out different options of *nix systems. Vi$ta can't even run on that type of processor. ;)

When I upgrade my main computer to something more "modern", I'll wipe out Vi$ta and install some flavor of GNU/Linux. I don't want any of that Digital Restrictions Management cr*p in my operating system.

Reply to this comment    1 May 2007, 16:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Try Aurora for your SPARC, it's the SPARC port of Fedora (with a separate name because it's done independently of Fedora).

Reply to this comment    1 May 2007, 23:50 GMT


Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Travis Evans Account Info

You just reminded me of why I wish I had a new computer. My SUSE system runs "fine" on my 400 MHz Celeron, but I'm getting quite annoyed at how much software, even open-source software, is becoming less and less usable on slow hardware as time goes by. I'm sure that a CPU this slow would be far more capable if popular programs like Firefox, OpenOffice.org, etc., were coded more efficiently.

Reply to this comment    1 May 2007, 17:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Try using Konqueror and KOffice instead of Firefox and OpenOffice.org. Or maybe Dillo and AbiWord. It's not that there isn't choice.

Reply to this comment    1 May 2007, 23:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Travis Evans Account Info

Good idea--I took a quick look at KOffice but it didn't seem to have the features I needed. I didn't look very closely, though. It's hard to move away from Firefox, though, because of all the useful extensions available for it. I haven't looked at Dillo and AbiWord but I think I will some time.

Reply to this comment    2 May 2007, 20:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Dillo is a very slim browser, but that also means it's missing several features usually taken for granted, like JavaScript.

Konqueror, on the other hand, can display most sites on the web, it's really a serious alternative to Firefox, and I use it all the time. And it's normally faster than Firefox and should also require less memory.

Reply to this comment    2 May 2007, 21:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Ben Cherry  Account Info
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A second vote for Konqueror. I still use firefox for consistency between my kubuntu machines and the windows machine(s) i use regularly at work, and for the extensions i have become too used to. But konqueror is always faster, and better at handling downloads too. Slowly i am trying to make the switch...

Reply to this comment    3 May 2007, 23:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
nebousuru  Account Info
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I'll vouch for Abiword -- its much lighter/faster than openoffice (I feel your pain: openoffice runs too slow for my taste on my 933mhz PIII)

Reply to this comment    3 May 2007, 04:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info

Ha, my computer runs at 244MHz with 256 MB of ram. And yet I'm able to run Kubuntu 7.04 with no trouble whatsoever. Heck of alot faster than win98, the os it was shipped with so many years ago.

Reply to this comment    4 May 2007, 18:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
burntfuse  Account Info
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Seriously? I need to try it... Windows XP is actually a lot more responsive than Ubuntu 6.10 (which can be painfully slow sometimes) on my 1 Ghz PIII with the same amount of RAM.

Reply to this comment    4 May 2007, 20:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Konrad Meyer  Account Info

Unfortunately, IIRC, Ubuntu 6.10 was one of the worst Ubuntu releases. Or was Breezy Badger 6.04?

Reply to this comment    6 May 2007, 00:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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7.04 = Feisty Fawn
6.10 = Edgy Eft
6.06 (LTS) = Dapper Drake
5.10 = Breezy Badger
5.04 = Hoary Hedgehog
4.10 = Warty Warthog

Reply to this comment    6 May 2007, 08:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Konrad Meyer Account Info

Heh, so I've been out of Ubuntu for quite a while...

Reply to this comment    6 May 2007, 18:09 GMT

Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
burntfuse  Account Info
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I was hoping Z80 Assembly IDE would get featured, thanks guys. Also, it would be unfair if I didn't point out that Spencer deserves the entire credit for the assembler (SPASM).

Reply to this comment    30 April 2007, 12:17 GMT


Re: Re: Earth Mission 68k; Z80 Assembly IDE Released
Paul Bellar  Account Info
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Revsoft pride!

Reply to this comment    1 May 2007, 02:18 GMT

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