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Unreleased games by Clockwize
« on: 22:54, 27 May 17 »
While browsing CPC-POWER for the latest set of updates, and being reminded of this post from 2014 in another thread, I noticed that details of several unreleased games by Clockwize have been added to CPC-POWER:
No CDT or DSK files are available to download yet (and I don't know when, or if, they will become available), but the screenshots look very appealing! :)

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #1 on: 01:41, 28 May 17 »
The games have been preserved by Dean himself and they will appear in the next CPC-Power update.


Thanks to Frank Gasking, I got in contact with Dean a few years ago and two weeks ago, he wrote me that at last he had time for preserving the CPC versions of Clockwize's games.


He is an AMAZING guy and has given his permission for making the games public available.


He told me a lot of nice stories about Clockwize/Video Images, for example, Clockwize was found when they got the contract for making the R-Type loading screen (we updated the credits in CPC-Power), and I hope that we will see in a future Retro Gamer more information about Dean and Clockwize, because after talking with him, him and his company has converted in one of my favourite CPC developers ever, hehehe.


And I love Unpredictaball with all those rasters and even a level editor in 22 KBs.

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #2 on: 13:08, 28 May 17 »
These all look very nostalgic and old school. Can't wait to play them, do let us know when they're up!

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #3 on: 14:59, 28 May 17 »


Looks like Donald Trump  ;D
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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #4 on: 20:19, 07 June 17 »
These all look very nostalgic and old school. Can't wait to play them, do let us know when they're up!

All four games are now available to download from CPC-POWER.

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #5 on: 22:55, 07 June 17 »
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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #6 on: 20:47, 10 June 17 »
Hi!

Seeing that almost all are on CDT:

I just made a compatible loader for mass storage devices of "Acolyte"

download it from:

ftp://amstrad@amstrad.serveftp.com/incoming/Joseman/mass%20storage%20games/Acolyte/Acolyte%20%5Bloader%20by%20Joseman%202017%5D%7Bmass%20storage%20compatible%7D.dsk

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #7 on: 09:44, 11 June 17 »
Hi!

Seeing that almost all are on CDT:

I just made a compatible loader for mass storage devices of "Acolyte"

download it from:

ftp://amstrad@amstrad.serveftp.com/incoming/Joseman/mass%20storage%20games/Acolyte/Acolyte%20%5Bloader%20by%20Joseman%202017%5D%7Bmass%20storage%20compatible%7D.dsk


What devices are those? 

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #8 on: 09:48, 11 June 17 »
M4, X-mass, symbiface...

and of course from floppy

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #9 on: 09:53, 11 June 17 »
Haha I see. I just woke up and I read it like "an Acolyte mass storage" or something :D




Anyhow, I'm attaching it here, hope you don't mind :)

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #10 on: 17:07, 11 June 17 »
Have just completed Ninja Grannies without cheating, so it must be an easy game, because I'm a lousy player.
Anyway funny Game.

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #11 on: 22:42, 11 June 17 »
Haha I see. I just woke up and I read it like "an Acolyte mass storage" or something :D
Anyhow, I'm attaching it here, hope you don't mind :)

You can attach my dsk's without problem, i give you permission forever :)

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #12 on: 18:30, 19 June 17 »
Is " Ninja Grannies " available on disk anywhere?

I can see the other three games are available on disk from cpc-power, however " Ninja Grannies " is only available on tape.

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #13 on: 19:28, 19 June 17 »
Is " Ninja Grannies " available on disk anywhere?

I can see the other three games are available on disk from cpc-power, however " Ninja Grannies " is only available on tape.

I would like to do the mass storage version for ninja grannies, but i don't know if i will have time this weeks...

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #14 on: 20:10, 19 June 17 »
I love Ninja Grannies. A fighting game like Spitting Image with a lot of sense of humor.
The CDT version is not the best thing for a fighting game. I will thank you for that DSK.

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #15 on: 00:05, 20 June 17 »
I love Ninja Grannies. A fighting game like Spitting Image with a lot of sense of humor.
The CDT version is not the best thing for a fighting game. I will thank you for that DSK.


If you win, the game stay in an infinite loop with some pics+sounds -> you have to reload the game  :-X
use RASM, the best assembler ever made :p

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #16 on: 07:44, 20 June 17 »
Yes. Infinity loop at the end.

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #17 on: 12:10, 20 June 17 »

If you win, the game stay in an infinite loop with some pics+sounds -> you have to reload the game  :-X

Yes, I ended Acolyte, it has some map location errors (i made a map, but some rooms just didn't respect the map), when you end the game, there is a little ending that loops continually and you have to reset the game to play again.

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #18 on: 10:24, 22 June 17 »
Is " Ninja Grannies " available on disk anywhere?

I can see the other three games are available on disk from cpc-power, however " Ninja Grannies " is only available on tape.


Chany released a DSK version BUT it need a memory expansion to run properly (256? 512?)
http://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/ninja_grannies.htm#DL
use RASM, the best assembler ever made :p

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #19 on: 15:21, 22 June 17 »
I think 512k
You can run it, if you turn on winApe's 64+256 RAM Expansion + 256k Silicon Disc
or turn on WinApe's 4M Expansion memory.

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #20 on: 16:28, 27 June 17 »
Good news!!!

Another game MIA of clockwize has been dumped!!:

Thankyou to @SyX that fixed some things and the generosity of Dean Hickingbottom this game has been recovered!







Source: http://www.zonadepruebas.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=421&start=130#p75734

cdt: ftp://amstrad.serveftp.com/CPC/Clockwize%20Games/

(user: amstrad, pwd: amstrad)

soon on: http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=10014

Thankyou to @deepfb for warning me with the good news!!

« Last Edit: 16:32, 27 June 17 by Joseman »

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #21 on: 17:46, 27 June 17 »
This is wonderful.
Thank you both SyX and Dean. ;)
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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #22 on: 19:49, 27 June 17 »
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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #23 on: 21:23, 27 June 17 »
funnily the Psygnosis style is clearly visible on this speccy-shat yet soemwhat classy mode1 (despite being 1 bit per pixels, ouch) intro picture splatch screen.


Dammit.


Nice to have a whole batch of unreleased games being released at last for the fun.

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Re: Unreleased games by Clockwize
« Reply #24 on: 22:23, 27 June 17 »
It is great to have the game but, certainly, that loading screen could have more color and a less radioactive color combination. That yellow and that purple can burn your eyes in a matter of minutes  :)