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Retro gaming article - space filler ?
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M-Saunders
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurrah for Elite! And a slightly louder Hurrah for Frontier, which ate up an alarming amount of my youth trading saved games with friends. Somewhere I still have scraps of paper containing outdoor worlds at bizarre coordinates like -4000,-1000 etc. My dream is to own a real-life Panther Clipper one day...

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bhoggett



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found the article strangely compelling because even though there have been lots of retro-games articles and a myriad of magazines - and there's even a dedicated mag - they all look at it from the Windows perspective. Seeing it from a Linux perspective was refreshing.

(and of course Amithlon got a completely gratuitous mention too Razz)

evilnick wrote:
On the C64, it was probably Lords of Midnight.


Going a bit off-topic here - or at least on a tangent - did you know Alan Cox once started writing a conversion of this to GTK+? Now there's a spooky link considering Alan was featured in the same issue...

BTW, for Lords of Midnight fans (like me) there's a multi-user on-line version called Midnight/MU. You can google for the link as I don't want to spam the forum. Beware, don't join if you value your job, relationships, social life etc. It's bad for your sanity.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bhoggett wrote:
(and of course Amithlon got a completely gratuitous mention too Razz)


If you knew who had written the Amiga emulation part, you would not be at all surprised by that Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
If you knew who had written the Amiga emulation part, you would not be at all surprised by that Smile

Once I read it, I had my suspicions. Wink

However, I was still surprised to see it there because it is more relevant through its Linux links than through its retro-gaming ones. A shame it died when it did, or else it might have warranted an LXF featurette at some point. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incidentally, I received a mail from Cloanto earlier today, there's a new version of Amiga Forever coming out next week.
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