ZX81 Kong Remixes

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ZX81 Kong Remixes

Post by JohnsBargs » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:29 pm

So I had a boring grey Saturday to kill, and I decided to muck around a bit with Paul Farrow's incredible ZX81 port of Donkey Kong, as much to try to figure out the intricacies of Chroma as anything else.

Long story short, I made some new versions with a pretty major visual overhaul. You've now got Jumpman and Pauline sprites, spruced-up springs, twinklier fireballs, fatter hammers, prettier ladders, chunkier girders, symmetrical conveyors, handbags and brollies to pick up instead of £ and $ signs, and much brighter colours.

There's yer basic Core Edition:

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Then there's the VCS edition (the same but without the shadowing on the girders, for a more cartoony look):

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Then there's the Christmas Remix (it's all snowy):

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And last but not least, the ZX81's very own Pauline Edition, with tools to collect:

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The downside is that some of the character edits make the menu screens look a bit wacky, but on the whole I think it's pretty neat. The zip file contains all four versions, plus the base CHR and COL files if you want to poke around with it yourself and figure how it all works. Enjoy!

http://worldofstuart.excellentcontent.c ... /kongs.zip
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Re: ZX81 Kong Remixes

Post by JohnsBargs » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:53 pm

(The original, for reference.)

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Re: ZX81 Kong Remixes

Post by JohnsBargs » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:01 pm

And a couple of tape boxes I made for frontends.

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Re: ZX81 Kong Remixes

Post by JohnsBargs » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:32 pm

Zip now also includes Classic Red Edition.

kongred.jpg

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Re: ZX81 Kong Remixes

Post by Durante » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:18 pm

That's pretty awesome, JohnsBargs. Are you planning to add anything else to this collection?

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Re: ZX81 Kong Remixes

Post by JohnsBargs » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:55 pm

I've already done a Luigi Edition (just a green version of the main character) but otherwise I'm a bit short of ideas now.

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Re: ZX81 Kong Remixes

Post by Villordsutch » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:35 pm

Excellent to see Paul's Kong ZX81 bring Chroma'ed up.

Back in 2017, both myself and Paul worked on the PSS release of Krazy Kong giving that a much needed chroma shine too.

https://youtu.be/16TTRTYvqHo

The Chroma Interface, along with free software are excellent tools and I'd honestly recommend everyone giving them a try.
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Re: ZX81 Kong Remixes

Post by JohnsBargs » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:43 pm

Yeah, I saw your video (and pinched your Jumpman and Pauline :D). Hope you'll do one on these some day :)

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Re: ZX81 Kong Remixes

Post by JohnsBargs » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:18 pm

Zip now includes Red Christmas Edition, plus all non-Christmas editions have been updated with a nice new chain graphic for screens 3 and 4.

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Re: ZX81 Kong Remixes

Post by XavSnap » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:19 am

Hi,
Zx-Kong from 1983...
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