New ZX81 Game: Against The Elements

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Re: New ZX81 Game: Against The Elements

Post by Villordsutch » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:44 pm

Done and review done to along with thanks to this site both in the video and the description (link included).
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Re: New ZX81 Game: Against The Elements

Post by Fruitcake » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:12 pm

A video showing a complete playthrough of Against The Elements is now available on YouTube. The video shows the game utilising the colour facilities of the Chroma 81 SCART interface.

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Re: New ZX81 Game: Against The Elements

Post by Fruitcake » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:43 pm

I've just released a minor update to Against the Elements that adds a slight performance improvement (when run on both 50Hz and 60Hz ZX81s). No other functionality is affected. The updated game can be downloaded from here.

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Re: New ZX81 Game: Against The Elements

Post by Fruitcake » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:34 pm

I've created a patch for Against the Elements that allows the game to be played using the joystick socket of the ZXpand interface. The patch can be downloaded from here.

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Re: New ZX81 Game: Against The Elements

Post by Fruitcake » Sat May 06, 2017 1:42 pm

Fruitcake wrote:
Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:34 am
if anyone knows of any then I would be interested to hear about them
Well I ended up answering my own question regarding whether there were other games that used the alternate pseudo hi-res technique employed in Software Farm's Z-Xtricator!

Odyssey Computing released High Resolution Invaders in 1983, a year before Z-Xtricator, and it essentially uses the same technique but achieves it using a more convoluted display driver routine. Unlike Z-Xtricator where everything moves at character level resolution, i.e. 8 pixels, High Resolution Invaders makes efforts to move at finer resolution. This inevitably means that the graphics do not remain perfectly formed as they do in Z-Xtricator, but it does give the game's animation a much smoother feel.

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Re: New ZX81 Game: Against The Elements

Post by sirmorris » Sat May 06, 2017 8:40 pm

I've never been able to get this one running. I wonder if I've had bad rips :?

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Re: New ZX81 Game: Against The Elements

Post by Fruitcake » Tue May 09, 2017 11:09 pm

sirmorris wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 8:40 pm
I've never been able to get this one running. I wonder if I've had bad rips :?
I've listed some instructions to load High Resolution Invaders into the EightyOne emulator on this posting.

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Re: New ZX81 Game: Against The Elements

Post by BarryN » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:34 am

All the links to download "Against The Elements" seem to be coming back as error 404.

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Re: New ZX81 Game: Against The Elements

Post by mrtinb » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:43 am

The whole Fruitcake website is down. We hope he'll get it back soon. (hosting problems)
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Re: New ZX81 Game: Against The Elements

Post by mrtinb » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:49 am

The website can be seen on the Internet Archive Wayback https://web.archive.org/web/20190225154 ... ements.htm

And the software I found on my hard drive: https://trello-attachments.s3.amazonaws ... ements.zip
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