Re: [stella] Gunfight 2600: The final Kernel!

Subject: Re: [stella] Gunfight 2600: The final Kernel!
From: Manuel Polik <cybergoth@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 09:05:06 +0200
Ruffin Bailey schrieb:

> Startin' to remind me quite a bit of that game High Noon for the C=64.  

That's cool! Actually that's where I ripped the sprites from! :-)
No kidding! I had to resize & modify them and rearrange the color scheme
to the VCs' abilities, but I started with a disassembly of High Noon :-)

The coach now is straight outta the Atari 800 Gunfight. I zoomed a
screenshot in Paintshop Pro until it displayed the grid & then typed all
'1's & '0's by hand into notepad.

> Now that was a fun, but incredibly simple, game.  Might be neat to 
> try and get that into the 2600, but I think that though the graphics
> are similar to what you have now, all the fellers movin' 
> 'round the screen would get a little tough.

High Noon is superb really! I played it a lot for inspirations :-) I'm
not into copying it's gameplay though, but I though about ripping more
graphics out of it. I especially liked the undertaker carrying you away,
once you were shot. Maybe...

BTW: Despite Gunfight, there's also an Outlaw port for the Atari 800,
which has some really cool graphics! And then there's another game
called Showdown, which is similar too. I play all of them regularly for
inspirations and to get a feeling for this type'o'game. These A800 games
are better then the Arcades of Gunfight & Boothill IMHO. Maybe I'm
adding some page about these cowboy games soon to my homepage, so that
everybody can see were the Gunfight 2600 inspirations came from :-)


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