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Today Ι was exploring my old disks that most dont work, and one game has survived all these years.

It is a traditional Greek card game, called XERI, where each player throws a card. If you have the same number of the card that your opponent just played (or simply a < J >), you take all the cards in the middle.

The game is in Greek only. The developer is Nikolaidis Kostas in 1985, as mentioned in the intro.

I remember that game very well from my childhood, playing it οn AMSTRAD. I have not found it anywhere else, in any database or any video, so I upload it here and I also made a small video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UUm0LbqHmg
« Last Edit: 00:51, 04 February 21 by skylas »
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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #1 on: 02:15, 19 January 21 »
It actually looks like a well polished game. It is great when things like this are found and rescued  :D

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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #2 on: 09:46, 19 January 21 »
Pretty nice, for an early game and if you liked your cards.

It's really great when such software (local and of local interest) gets found and preserved... how I wish I could find all the Greek programs from my childhood (mainly educational, but oh well)!

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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #3 on: 17:14, 19 January 21 »
Questions to our Greek friends: How do you like the Greek characters? Are they good? Would you use them? Are they good for other programs/games?
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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #4 on: 17:15, 19 January 21 »
I think this charset was pretty standard back in the day, works fine and is very legible but nothing to write home about with regards to aesthetics.

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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #5 on: 17:38, 19 January 21 »
Questions to our Greek friends: How do you like the Greek characters? Are they good? Would you use them? Are they good for other programs/games?


I will agree with Gryzor.


Personally, the best greek fonts I have ever seen on the CPC....in Ninja Carnage!  8)

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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #6 on: 17:41, 19 January 21 »
Questions to our Greek friends: How do you like the Greek characters? Are they good? Would you use them? Are they good for other programs/games?
In my opinion greek characters in this game are more than acceptable, i have seen worse many times
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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #7 on: 20:35, 19 January 21 »
Personally, the best greek fonts I have ever seen on the CPC....in Ninja Carnage!  8)
Any link by any change? (Not the game - the character set).


But on topic again: I had a play, and this game here is fun too. Thanks for the DSK Skylas.  :)
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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #8 on: 20:57, 19 January 21 »
Any link by any change? (Not the game - the character set).


But on topic again: I had a play, and this game here is fun too. Thanks for the DSK Skylas.  :)


I don't have these fonts, I guess you can ask Christophe. :)

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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #9 on: 22:43, 19 January 21 »
Indeed the font in Ninja was a very pleasant surprise. Original and very very functional, but pretty too!

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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #10 on: 20:10, 20 January 21 »
Updated! Just found:

1) PRO-PO, a greek program makes advanced calculations for PRO-PO, an old popular game for betting in 13 football matches (only 11,12, and 13 wins).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FakKlcuLJjU

2) GEOGRAPHY. A program in English that is a platform and you can enter countries and capitals, and then save the list, or search. Nothing was in the list, but i added Greece, and it was saved correctly.

I added these in the first post, as attachments
« Last Edit: 21:36, 20 January 21 by skylas »
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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #11 on: 10:01, 21 January 21 »
Thanks for sharing :)

ProPo was really popular as a theme for local software! I remember the Compupress ads...

Geography looks like a nice introductory exercise in databases :)

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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #12 on: 10:21, 21 January 21 »
If these are all BASIC programs it might be useful to List them at the end of the video. :)

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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #13 on: 10:37, 21 January 21 »
Yes they are :)

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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #14 on: 00:49, 04 February 21 »
Another one that I found (already existed in dsk files uploaded on the internet), is prime minister of Greece. Uploaded in 1st post.
I made a small video for that nice game!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGY76hOYLVE
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Re: XERI (ΞΕΡΗ) Traditional Greek game found in an old disk
« Reply #15 on: 09:40, 04 February 21 »
Heheh I think I've got a dsk of it somewhere :)