Linux Format forums Forum Index Linux Format forums
Help, discussion, magazine feedback and more
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Whatever happened to Space Invaders.
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Off Topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Bazza
LXF regular


Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:16 am
Posts: 1473
Location: Loughborough

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Whatever happened to Space Invaders. Reply with quote

Last Sunday, 07-07-2013, myself and 3 others went to the Silicon Dreams antique computer fair at Snibston Museum in Coalville Leicestershire, UK.

There were many machines including coin slot Arcade games units.

None had Space Invaders but plenty of other oldies.

There were dedicated small consoles that were runnuing the early 70s Tennis. The strange thing is the kids were queu(e)ing to play these oh so simple Tennis games! Talk about addictive.

There could be a market for OSS versions of both just like they were in the Arcade days but using todays HW...

Just a thought.

BTW, AMIGA fanatics, AmigaKit.com were there with OS 4.1 in full bloom - nice.
_________________
73...

Bazza, G0LCU...

Team AMIGA...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
johnhudson
LXF regular


Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:37 pm
Posts: 870

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try http://www.moddb.com/games/space-invaders/downloads/space-invaders-20-linux
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
1slipperyfish
Forum Jester


Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 3:52 pm
Posts: 2429
Location: wigan

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's loads of space invaders games for android and galaxians too Very Happy
paul
_________________
i am a follower of the culture

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
guy
LXF regular


Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 1:07 pm
Posts: 1069
Location: Worcestershire

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
there's loads of space invaders games for android and galaxians too Very Happy

How does galaxians compare with android? I haven't seen galaxians OS in action. Wink
_________________
Cheers,
Guy
The eternal help vampire
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
1slipperyfish
Forum Jester


Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 3:52 pm
Posts: 2429
Location: wigan

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's ok but after a few minutes desktop icons start descending and trying to destroy your cursor Very Happy
_________________
i am a follower of the culture

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
heiowge
LXF regular


Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:21 pm
Posts: 1901
Location: Cheshire, UK

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know what game I miss?

That side scrolling space game. I have no idea what it's called, but I can describe it.

You had a single ship that could fly left or right facing and could move up or down. It fired a single laser (one pixel high and to the edge of the screen in width) and I think it had bombs and a hyperspeed or teleport or something. I remember it was cool to ramp up the speed to uncontrolable and smash into something. Laughing

If anyone knows what its called, or even better, if theres a linux version, that;d be great.
_________________
i5 4440 3.1Ghz, Asus H87M-E motherboard, 8GB DDR3, 2GB DDR5 nVidia card, 2x500GB Seagate hd, Coolermaster 750W PSU running Mint 16 MATE and Win7

eeepc 1015PX, 1.66 Ghz Intel atom processor, 2 GB DDR3, 320 GB hd, Mint 14 MATE. Fan needs fixing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pastychomper



Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:54 am
Posts: 52

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, that sounds like Defender to me. I spent a fair few hours with the Spectrum version back in the day.

There's a Wikipedia page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defender_(video_game) - sorry I can't get the link to work for some reason, the bit in brackets is part of the url.

My own favourite was Deluxe Galaga, a particularly well-made top-down scroller for the Amiga, but I've never found a faithful reproduction for Linux. Probably just as well! Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
1slipperyfish
Forum Jester


Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 3:52 pm
Posts: 2429
Location: wigan

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah it was defender it was a classic, you could either shoot the space ships or bomb stuff on the ground (so i've been told as i'm only 32 it was before my time:D)
paul
_________________
i am a follower of the culture

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Nuke
LXF regular


Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:11 pm
Posts: 217
Location: Chepstow, UK

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Whatever happened to Space Invaders. Reply with quote

Bazza wrote:
Last Sunday, 07-07-2013, myself and 3 others went to the Silicon Dreams antique computer fair at Snibston Museum in Coalville Leicestershire, UK.

Coalville ! One of the serious contenders for the most unfortunately named place in the UK (some others are Worksop, Workington, Ae and Sidcup).

Anyway, I was once looking for a place in Coalville. This was some years ago and before satnavs, and I had directions "from the town centre". I was driving along a long dreary and dead straight road with houses and a scattering of small shops and other non-descript premises. The only person around was a middle-aged lady on the pavement and I stopped to ask her the way.

Turned out (from her heavy accent) that she was German. Leaving aside the question of what had drawn a middle aged German woman to Coalville, I asked her where the town centre was.

"Town centre of Leicester?" she said.

"No, town centre of Coalville."

She sort of pivoted around, held up and arm, and replied :-

"This is the center of Coalville!"
_________________
Unsolved mysteries of the Universe, No 13 :-
How many remakes of Anna Karenina does the World need?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ram
LXF regular


Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:44 pm
Posts: 1667
Location: Guisborough

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go fill your boots.

"http://www.atari.com/arcade#!/arcade/atari-promo"
_________________

lubuntu LXDE 13.10 running on AMD Phenom II*4; ASUS Crosshair III Formula MB; 4 GB Ram.....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Alex01UK
LXF regular


Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:31 pm
Posts: 221
Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Whatever happened to Space Invaders. Reply with quote

The pub next door to where I live (where they hold the local LUG meets} has one of those tables that has space invaders built in! Infortunately it doesn't work, so if there's any electronics engineers in the area.....

From: Darth Sinbad.
--
Benjamin ''OBI-WAN'' Kenobi,
www.newmatrixism.com
tB.xx
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Alex01UK
LXF regular


Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:31 pm
Posts: 221
Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="heiowge"]You know what game I miss?

It was called ''Rocket Raid'' on the BBC Micro. My Dad's still got his set up in the spare room and it still works! Might have to have a go next time I visit!
_________________
Acer Aspire 5551: AMD Athlon P320 (2.1 GHz), 3GB RAM, ATI HD 425o Graphics.
64bit Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit Ubuntu Studio 14.o4, 32bit Lubuntu 14.o4

''I am what I am, because we are what we are.''
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Ram
LXF regular


Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:44 pm
Posts: 1667
Location: Guisborough

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Whatever happened to Space Invaders. Reply with quote

Alex01UK wrote:
The pub next door to where I live (where they hold the local LUG meets} has one of those tables that has space invaders built in! Infortunately it doesn't work, so if there's any electronics engineers in the area.....

From: Darth Sinbad.
--
Benjamin ''OBI-WAN'' Kenobi,
www.newmatrixism.com
tB.xx


So which LUG and what Pub ?
_________________

lubuntu LXDE 13.10 running on AMD Phenom II*4; ASUS Crosshair III Formula MB; 4 GB Ram.....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
heiowge
LXF regular


Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:21 pm
Posts: 1901
Location: Cheshire, UK

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex01UK wrote:
It was called ''Rocket Raid'' on the BBC Micro.


Thats similar but the ship is wrong. The one I remember is more like a side view of a BSG Colonial viper.
_________________
i5 4440 3.1Ghz, Asus H87M-E motherboard, 8GB DDR3, 2GB DDR5 nVidia card, 2x500GB Seagate hd, Coolermaster 750W PSU running Mint 16 MATE and Win7

eeepc 1015PX, 1.66 Ghz Intel atom processor, 2 GB DDR3, 320 GB hd, Mint 14 MATE. Fan needs fixing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Alex01UK
LXF regular


Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:31 pm
Posts: 221
Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:21 am    Post subject: Re: Whatever happened to Space Invaders. Reply with quote

So which LUG and what Pub ?

The Valley, in Scarborough. It's not a very active LUG, but when they have meets, this is the venue they use. Decent pub too!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Off Topic All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Linux Format forums topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group


Copyright 2011 Future Publishing, all rights reserved.


Web hosting by UKFast