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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #75 on: 20:30, 01 March 12 »
Well, maybe once the CPC Ethernet project is complete, maybe we could send him a free version that he could test out, it calls home when the CHQ2 cart is inserted and uploads an image to TFM/FS!

Yes! Good idea! For the Ethernet card he needs a ROM card (so a MegaFlash) an I will just patch the upcoming ROManager 1.44 in a way that patches the CPC-OS and the Amsdos when he is using the "Write Flash option". This way he will not recognice that we implement a Trojan into his CPC. He may miss the FILL command in BASIC, what probably he will never use it. And the FILL command need a lot of space in the ROM, that's enought space to install a small Spy-OS ;-)
 
On the other hand TotO is right too. Why not do a clean remake (using the more quick CHQ I engine in case you like) or even start From Scratch ((c) Vanity) with a very new game. Chase HQ III ;-) Then we send him a copy and he starts weeping ;-)
 
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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #76 on: 00:27, 02 March 12 »
On the other hand TotO is right too. Why not do a clean remake (using the more quick CHQ I engine in case you like) or even start From Scratch ((c) Vanity) with a very new game. Chase HQ III ;-) Then we send him a copy and he starts weeping ;-)
Or just take the code and music from the Speccy version, slap the C64 graphics on it and have a version that's probably 90% identical to the official release.  :laugh:

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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #77 on: 18:07, 02 March 12 »
No car-race engine were done "from scratch" by the modern homebrew development scene yet... if i remember well...

As a lot of style of game actually...
 Wargames ? RPGs ?

It would be interesting to see a modern approach on the mater...

something like... using the 128K RAM or 512K Cartridge or course, and the proper PLUS utilized.

Having 128K RAMand/or 512K ROM would enable more precalculated sprites content, hence perhaps a smoother experience.

Got to remember that Burnin' Rubber actually is a very small ROM game... as it could share the 128K with the Basic...


Would anyone set a list of the best Car-race games on CPC/PLUS ?
those in pseudo "fake 3D" third person...

==Burnin'rubber and Wec le Mans are quite good.
==Buggy boy was a bit on the sluggish side.
==Fire and forget series was almost decent.

==Chase HQ (#1) was good.

==Powerdrift was quite impressive, not sure if fast enough.

==Stunt car racer seems good too (and in almost real 3D)

==Lotus turbo esprit Challence was sadly a little bit slow, a little to much speccyported and the screen was so small if hurt... but somewhat managed to be decent and the multiplayer split screen is a sweet feature too.

What Else ?
I was never quite fond of those kind of game, unless you had some Arcade "kill and destroy" aspect (fire at enemies...)


Fire and forget2 and Space Harrier are then the kind I would prefer...
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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #78 on: 19:09, 02 March 12 »
I did enjoy the Crazy Cars series, especially the second which came with a map (from memory).
http://www.mobygames.com/game/cpc/crazy-cars
 
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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #79 on: 21:00, 02 March 12 »
Funny thing is that Crazy Car2 was percieved as a good game on CPC but was judged crap on GX4000...
 ;D

Same with fire and forget2 and op.Thunderbolt...

And those games actually had upgraded graphics.

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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #80 on: 22:38, 02 March 12 »
Yes, GFX were a bit updated, but it didn't make it much better.
 
The point is (/was probably as their POV) that the GX4000 offers much more as the CPC:
 
- Hardware-Sprites
- Enhanced Scrolling
- Mixed Modes (ab)using Sprites
- hardware-split screen
- and and and
 
So, agreed, you can expect more from a GX4000 than from a CPC464 (which was the machine people usually did games for).
 
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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #81 on: 23:04, 02 March 12 »
Titus was not that a good developper company anyway...
 ;D


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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #82 on: 23:17, 02 March 12 »
Hehe, but Titus had this nice fox! Maybe even more cute than Sonic the hedgepig ehm hedgehog ;-)
 
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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #83 on: 23:29, 02 March 12 »
Quote
Hehe, but Titus had this nice fox! Maybe even more cute than Sonic the hedgepig ehm hedgehog ;-)
:o

Nope.
In france we had.... Vincent Lagaff'...

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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #84 on: 08:26, 03 March 12 »
What The Fox !?
Look his right hand, looking the camel one...
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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #85 on: 06:14, 10 March 12 »
Well. Elmsoft did some awesome games for Titus. Just take a look at Xyphoes videos :-)
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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #86 on: 16:53, 12 March 12 »
I did enjoy the Crazy Cars series, especially the second which came with a map (from memory).
Crazy Cars for Amstrad CPC (1988) - MobyGames


Yes me too... I really liked the 6128 version of Crazy Cars 2. You had to be careful, and could really open her up on the highways. I completed it as well, i think it gave me a code for each section completed.

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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #87 on: 16:56, 12 March 12 »
Funny thing is that Crazy Car2 was percieved as a good game on CPC but was judged crap on GX4000...
 ;D

Same with fire and forget2 and op.Thunderbolt...

And those games actually had upgraded graphics.


If you play Fire and Forget 2 on the Sega Master System, it shows up how bad the GX4000 version was. Operation Thunderbolt was a joke in that you can't see the flippin crossair... can anyone modify this as it'd be a good game if people could see where they were bloody aiming.

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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #88 on: 18:26, 12 March 12 »
If you play Fire and Forget 2 on the Sega Master System, ...

Looked it up a youtube. Well thanks! So, finally I found an interesting use for my parallax scrolling routines (one day in future I hope to have time for such projects)  ;)
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Re: CHASE HQ 2 cart
« Reply #89 on: 21:28, 22 February 13 »
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