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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #25 on: 16:33, 10 October 16 »
What a cool game!!
I didn't know that this would be so addictive! I was wasting now 2 hours trying to solve the first board :)
I also like the interface and style and first I couldn't believe this new EGX graphic mode  :o
Great work, Targhan! It's cool that currently there is so much activity in the CPC scene again!

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #26 on: 16:43, 10 October 16 »
Thanks all !


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Great work, Targhan!

Ah, it's a team work :). Sylvestre is the inventor of the EGX mode. I'm just the slave that included it into a real game :).
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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #27 on: 19:31, 10 October 16 »
Just got some time time to look at it and I love it, graphics and music.

Well done guys, outstanding production for the CPC!
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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #28 on: 19:37, 10 October 16 »
Nice game , and I have to say congratulations on giving us a decent cursor control. Such as small thing but can make the difference between an irritating, slow or jerky experience. To making it a pleasure to play . Great game Mahjong Solitare /Shanghai

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #29 on: 20:16, 10 October 16 »
Playing it right know! It is absolutely great!!  :D

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #30 on: 20:19, 10 October 16 »
Wow...

First, the technical performance is impressive  :o

The rendering is really nice on a real Amstrad CRT. The music is really good, i would only say that it feel a little "distant" (like the digitized music in the OP intro), but this is not a big deal as it's uniform in the game. I might try to pull my stereo hi fi to see what it gives.

The game has a real Cargosoft feeling to it... Wouldn't be out of place as a (not mini) game in Orion Prime  ;D

On the game side, it's really pro. A very complete Mahjong game that, as you say in the manual, will really give a lot lot hours of gameplay.

And... I won my first game (and i don't always win at Mahjong, far from it) so it's a good sign :D

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #31 on: 20:49, 10 October 16 »
Very good job, congratulations!

The game itself is very addictive, the overall atmosphere is very good and new video modes looks amazing :)

A suggestion, mouse ballistics for AMX users should be great!

On the other hand, I'm desiring to know more about these modes... :)

Regards!

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #32 on: 21:03, 10 October 16 »
Dam damn damn! I am away from my CPC. Currently sat in the 3 arena waiting for JMJ to take to the stage, then back to a hotel room tonight where the only retro is..... 2 spectrums, an Amiga 600, a GameCube, N64, an elk and 2 C64s. Not a CPC in sight until I get home tomorrow.
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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #33 on: 21:19, 10 October 16 »
Dammit.


Won a couple of games but that one.. argh...
The game has superb presentation.  Sorry I had to use an emulator (my Amstrad is a 464 with no add-ons).   Great job on this production. :)
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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #34 on: 21:21, 10 October 16 »
I'm just playing it on the real hardware on a CTM644 and it's beautiful, amazing, enjoyable!

What a gift to the CPC Community.

Thanks guys!

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #35 on: 21:23, 10 October 16 »
Dam damn damn! I am away from my CPC. Currently sat in the 3 arena waiting for JMJ to take to the stage, then back to a hotel room tonight where the only retro is..... 2 spectrums, an Amiga 600, a GameCube, N64, an elk and 2 C64s. Not a CPC in sight until I get home tomorrow.
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Nah seriously , I can imagine that it is a spectacular gig with great atmosphere .

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #36 on: 22:07, 10 October 16 »

Ola

Je me joins a la liesse populaire pour vous adresser (Sylvestre et Targhan) mes sincères félicitations.
Autant j'ai pas grande motivation pour un MahJong (on en a deja suffisement parlé), autant la réalisation est excellente.


Particulièrement le mode graphique général qui est ingénieusement beau. (je sais comment ça marche avant tout le monde :) )
Ainsi que la partie sonore trés enthousiasmante.


Et vive la France !!! :)
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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #37 on: 22:18, 10 October 16 »
Thanks a lot for this game. It's at least on AMIGA level :)

Hint: if you turn off "TURBO" mode in WINAPE it looks way better :picard:

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #38 on: 22:26, 10 October 16 »
Holy sir lancelot, very impressive on the CTM644, the poor CPC pushed again, saying me, "see, I'm not even a low-res ST".
Black magic, waiting when you'll talk about the top secret tech or we'll have to perform an autopsy...

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #39 on: 23:10, 10 October 16 »

Looks damned impressive on WinAPE and on my 6128+ (with CM14). I have no idea if it looks even better on old school machines, but it's well done anyway. Look forward to more details on how it actually works from a technical perspective.


Cunning effects aside, it's also a bloomin' good version of those Mahjong tile matching games too.  ;D

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #40 on: 23:17, 10 October 16 »
It looks absolutely gorgeous!


Also, the keyboard control is fantastic.


Congratulations!

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #41 on: 00:04, 11 October 16 »
Thanks a lot for your comments.


Maybe you haven't noticed, but you can generate levels from a typed sentence. For example, Player A can challenge Player B to finish his level called "Mahjong is great". This is nice to challenge people, but also to remember levels you couldn't defeat.
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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #42 on: 00:33, 11 October 16 »
My girlfriend, that has been playing for a while, noticed!  :D By the way, she typed "silk" and she could not pass the level, although she tried a couple of times  :laugh:

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #43 on: 00:44, 11 October 16 »
Neat...

 :o

Post-post : basically alternating mode1 and mode0 lines... I wonder how CPU intensive such routine is ?
I guess the game not being action based helps and really it seems better than "flashouilles" or split rasters to add colours per lines in mode1.
Cleverly designed graphics indeed.
with this technique CPU can be used to change mode between lines, but the screen is not heavier.
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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #44 on: 01:02, 11 October 16 »

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By the way, she typed "silk" and she could not pass the level, although she tried a couple of times

Ah, my girlfriend is a "Mahjong Master" and always finished every level she began.


She will try "silk" :). First Mahjong challenge, great :).
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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #45 on: 01:06, 11 October 16 »
Oh. Wow. :o My jaw didn't hit the floor but I stared at the screen open-mouthed in awe for a long time. :laugh: It looks absolutely gorgeous!

I'll have to play this game more thoroughly over the next few days. :)

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #46 on: 01:57, 11 October 16 »
Lol No Heckling him, shouting out 'Play the tune from Captain Blood'  [emoji14] loon
Nah seriously , I can imagine that it is a spectacular gig with great atmosphere .
I resisted the temptation! Damn good show tho. Like being inside the best demo you can imagine on any format!
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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #47 on: 11:18, 11 October 16 »
Very nice game  !

Excellent musics !

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #48 on: 11:41, 11 October 16 »
I had my play through. It's really really impressive, music is really good (my fav atm is #4). Took a me sec to figure out the menu, but once I found help it was all cool. I especially liked varying animations for tile disappearing.

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Re: Imperial Mahjong: CargoSoft new game.
« Reply #49 on: 11:59, 11 October 16 »
A nice technical acheivement. I'm not a Mahjong fan, but I like the polished work!  8)
Now, I think that game should be more dynamic if the tiles pair can disapear simultaneously.
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