Re: [stella] Gunfight 2600: The Final Kernel part 2

Subject: Re: [stella] Gunfight 2600: The Final Kernel part 2
From: Joe Grand <jgrand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 19:52:20 -0400
Very cool!

1) I like the effect of shooting through the coach
2) Re-load is really neat
3) I love the score/mode display
4) Death sequence every time might be okay, if it isn't too long (you don't want it to totally interfere with the gameplay)

It's definetely coming along! :)


At 06:11 PM 5/11/2001 +0200, Manuel Polik wrote:
Hi there!


- Full and (99%) working collision detection for everything. There's a
little bug in it, where players can score points without even shooting,
which I hope to be able to eliminate...

- Full iconized mode / score display

- Integrated the 6-shooter amunition boxes from top/bottom *into* the
playfield. I managed to reinstall the ball for that. Don't ask me how I
did it, I spent more than 10(!) hours on that damn kernel to teach it
that trick... I'd even to remove the second STA WSYNC...

- I rewrote almost everything else of the game, so if you tried to
follow the source developement so far, I'm sorry :-)

- Hope you noticed that I actually integrated a 'Xype' logo as a
playable level :-)

- Use 'select' to cycle through the modes, they are:  standart-shootout
-> 6-shooter -> escape -> score-hunt. I hope the icons are
self-explainable, tell me if not.

- Use switch 'B' for a (dummy :-)) AI ON/OFF (Hey, it's still a demo...)

All in all I worked some 50+ hours into this version, hope you see some
of the benefits...

Please give me some feedback on how you like the modes, make your
suggestions , find bugs other the one I mentioned...

Please give me some additional thoughts on two aspects:

- 4 or 2 bullets at once in the escape scenario?

- Shall I do a death sequence every time a cowboy is hit, or would you
rather have a faster gameplay with a death sequence after 10 hits or
something like that?

And - I'm thinking about music.

I'll definitely do a cover of 'Ring Of Fire' by Johnny Cash. I have to.
I love that song... :-)

Any other suggestions? (Ennio Morricone is to complex for the VCS and I
think doing the version of the High Noon theme would be boring,


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