DiscoverCoCoTALK!Video episode 130 - Chet Simpson updates, Dragon Games, Assembly series, and more!
Video episode 130 - Chet Simpson updates, Dragon Games, Assembly series, and more!

Video episode 130 - Chet Simpson updates, Dragon Games, Assembly series, and more!

Update: 2019-10-20
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Featuring game development updates from Chet Simpson, CoCo news from around the globe, and a little show and tell from the CoCoTALK! panel.


 


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To find out more about the Color Computer visit http://imacoconut.com


 


Some news stories for October 19, 2019 show:


 


1) Petsasjim1 has put up more Dragon gameplay videos (Copta Snatch & Cosmic Crusader are quite good):


Chuckie Egg+


https://youtu.be/M5tUCIujuM0


Chateau of Gold (interesting interface for a text adventure game):


https://youtu.be/1ZPXujEkKuA


Championship Darts:


https://youtu.be/avMxWV-ctAA


Clowns:


https://youtu.be/y8LkGXLuByM


And Clowns part 2?


https://youtu.be/n5GBfL24EUU


Tom Mix Colour Golf:


https://youtu.be/lv77A9n1Lx4


Convoy:


https://youtu.be/-OmZ--aWfZs


Cuthbert in Space:


https://youtu.be/2LWsEs8VrH0


Cuthbert Goes Digging:


https://youtu.be/IZO9ccNYHhE


Cuthbert and the Golden Chalice (jump to 2 minutes in to show multiple screens):


https://youtu.be/8wJLMhkuAlU


The Cricklewood Incident (another cool "GUI" for an adventure game):


https://youtu.be/-uuHvdS2uDQ?t=45


Cruising (actual gameplay starts around 2:20)


https://youtu.be/MPNM77DepAs


Crusader:


https://youtu.be/t0EfMpM9FGw


 


Copta Snatch (A hi-res semi-graphics game similar to Chopper Strike/Scramble):


https://youtu.be/EysJf_Xap74


Cosmic Crusader:


https://youtu.be/CBCTVlo-PH8


 


2) Ed Snider (Zippsterzone.com) has his shrunken footprint Orchestra-90 cards for sale (called CocoDAC-16).


https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157559098787641/


 


3) Paul Shoemaker has an update on his porting Oregeon Trail from the Apple II to the Coco:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157560611492641/


 


4) John Linville has made a video demonstrating his first version of replacing the standard Extended BASIC PLAY for the GMC


https://youtu.be/uj-WKwgIGy8


 


5) ShareSquid put up another "Tips and Tricks" video, this time for Dungeons of Daggorath:


https://youtu.be/WGofc41TV6k


 


6) Frédériic Griignon Posted a video on Facebook about a video game tournament from Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1983. The price as a 16K Coco 1, and the competition was playing Mega Bug. All in French.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157566416852641/


 


 


7) Matchy released a video showing a Coco generating a QR code (and using the Axel F MOD file playing using Sock Master's MOD player as background music), and showing that is scannable.


https://youtu.be/DyAYuW-hG9o


 


8) GigerPunk on YouTube started to do long play Dragon game reviews about a year ago - on the real hardware, but I just found out about his page with his latest video, released this week.. He also reads out the original instructions, too.


When he got his Dragon:


https://youtu.be/gUJ3u--7V-I


Transylvanian Tower:


https://youtu.be/BLi4B7_6r7I


Phantom Slayer:


https://youtu.be/KUenov72GQ0


Backtrack:


https://youtu.be/Dqjb717REmw


 


9) Secretly helped by our own host Steve Strowbridge, Manny Wolfe II got an awesome anniversary present from his wife & Cloud 9 - a 2 MB RAM, 6309 Coco 3 (including 2048K replacement sticker):


https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157570045997641/


 


10) Rick Adams put up some details and background story behind his first game cartridge, Temple of Rom, that he has discovered while going through the sourcecode, with an eye on making an updated version of the game:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157578172622641/


 


11) Neil Blanchard put up a photo of some Game Master Cartridge boards being manufactered, as the unstoppable onslaught of winter starts approaching us that live in the Great White North:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157577927592641/


 


12) Simon Jonassen put up some graphic images showing a technique that he is working on of (I think) just using the primary RGB (& black & white) colors with dithering, and alternating lines vertically with red, blue and green based palettes to make it appear as if more colors are being display (kind of like a zoomed up version of the RGB phospher dots that appear in a triangle on a TV):


https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157577945362641/


https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157578152282641/


 


13) Glenside has released the latest Coco~123 newsletter, with some tweaks by brand new newsletter editor, Stevie Strowbridge:


https://glensideccc.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ede30d58ff87ad93d480d6401&id=10507e4a80&e=d6af30851b


 


13) Stevie has gotten Steve Bjork's assembly series in a separate playlist on his Youtube account:


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDfh7JjQaSYAs92js43dJ05ytKqswUV4


He also has a download page for the slides and sample files from the tutorial:


http://cocotalk.live/6809asm/

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Video episode 130 - Chet Simpson updates, Dragon Games, Assembly series, and more!

Video episode 130 - Chet Simpson updates, Dragon Games, Assembly series, and more!

Steve Strowbridge