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The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« on: November 16, 2009, 11:41:07 AM »

This is a fantastic read and available from Hiive books. If you are into retro, buy it before there are none left!

The magical bit for me is that Jerry Ellis saw fit to put Horace on the last page!! :) :) (made my day!)
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 07:38:23 PM »

more Horace, but nice article ;D....
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 08:00:16 PM »

Horace must live forever!!!

He is our hero and savior!
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 09:03:46 PM »

Very nice.  :)
One thing I've just noticed is that the darn game actually have different enemies where I thought the ghosts were the only ones. :'(
Now I see bloody telephones and stuff! What is that MM stuff I ask? Arrr... :D
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 11:09:40 PM »

LOL...

I could send you the original files (sadly in Psion format - but can be converted) - Oh, they are upped here somewhere I think?
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 12:45:57 AM »

By Thor! Which format might that be, .psi3?  :D
Where upped, where?
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009, 08:08:41 PM »

By Thor! Which format might that be, .psi3?  :D
Where upped, where?

Sucks it does not, to be Soks to the rescue.
Here's the sheet, word, and some thanks is due.

Sorry, just saw a Starwars rap video and felt like rapping...it won't happen again.
...yo!

:D

Here they are. Converted by yours truly.
Hey, perhaps you can do the ones for me at the same time? ;)
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2009, 08:26:10 PM »

sExcuse ME! Hah, scissors, telephone and that crazy mushroom! Jeez, Flash!!  8)
I will stick with Ghosts only methinks but I can redraw the other guys for you soky.
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 10:34:07 PM »

Hey...

Scissors were not in MM, oh! and the parky! He was in the original Horace, and stuff!

There really should have been more enemies in HITMW, but Psion (Joe Odakoya) was concerned with file size. So, no reason why not to go a bit creative? (And they really should have had 4 frames and not 2 - for the same reasons)
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2009, 10:37:09 PM »

Bit scared now,

Just realised there were only 13 different enemies.....
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2009, 10:39:12 PM »

Only?  :D

Hey...

Scissors were not in MM, oh!

But Telephone, Telephone, TELEPHOOOONNNEEEYY!!  ???
Anyway, I like that mushroom, what did you say 'parky' is the name?
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2009, 10:43:11 PM »

Parky is the park warden from the original pacman based Horace game.

Yeah - The Phone was a homage to some platform game that I can just about remember... Hmmm :)

Well, I only had a few to pick from and fit in, so...
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2009, 10:46:05 PM »

Parky is the park warden from the original pacman based Horace game.

AAhh..the Mario guy. :P
At least that's how I drew him.
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2009, 10:53:32 PM »

Bloody MARIO!!! Christ - and you moan about the plagiarism of Telephones! Well, Well, God!

He is a park warden! Can you not tell in that wonderful 2bit postage stamp sized head? And you call yourself a... um... you... call.... yourself.... er....'LOBO'

Ok, I will let you off, just this once!!!  :D
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2009, 10:55:23 PM »

And one more thing!

ANTON the Park Keeper!!! :)

ps.. This was my little bit on my glory of another mention in hardback.. and look what happened LOL LOL LOL
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2009, 10:58:00 PM »

What the h**l is the thing between Parky and the PHOOOONNNEEEYY TELEPHOOOONNNEEEYY?...an elephants foot?
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2009, 11:00:56 PM »

It is an... er.... thing that fills the square!! Yeah... That's what it is... A square filling alien.. Watch out, they suck brains out of your ears...

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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2009, 11:02:35 PM »

God!!!

I had 2 weeks to write this from scratch and find a way to code the psion with ASM... and you are concerned with a square filling alien..

God, there is no pleasing some people!!!
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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2009, 11:06:21 PM »

Looks like a candy dispenser (from space). What is that thing in the bottom though, below the scissors?
It's like a cloud gone wrong or something.
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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2009, 11:09:32 PM »

And one more thing!

ANTON the Park Keeper!!! :)

Ok!

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« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2009, 11:11:13 PM »

Looks like a candy dispenser (from space). What is that thing in the bottom though, below the scissors?
It's like a cloud gone wrong or something.

It is a cloud, and watch it - he's a wrong un!!

LOL

ps.. Tea calls!! YUM!
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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2009, 11:12:29 PM »

Ok!



That a pissed/wino mario LOL - not the wonderful Lavey! LOL

He looks ill mate - cuddle him and read last rights!!  :D
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« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2009, 11:14:52 PM »

He just escaped the grave recently, maybe he can be Anton the Grave keeper instead of park or whatever.

ps.. Tea calls!! YUM!

Damn, are you girls gonna play bridge too?
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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2009, 11:25:49 PM »

He just escaped the grave recently, maybe he can be Anton the Grave keeper instead of park or whatever.

Damn, are you girls gonna play bridge too?
 :D

Yeah, he was pretty cool until all the tea parties and girly excuses about how long he had. *sigh*

Lobs, I think we've lost him for good this time. :D
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« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2009, 11:39:52 PM »

Did someone mention Bridge?
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« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2009, 11:53:05 PM »

Yeah, he was pretty cool until all the tea parties and girly excuses about how long he had. *sigh*

Lobs, I think we've lost him for good this time. :D

No worries, electro shock treatment shall be administered in 5, 4, 3...

Did someone mention Bridge?

Yeah and Bingo too, if you win old people glasses - I want them!!
 
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« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2009, 11:56:00 PM »

Also, this guy is dead. Just thought it should be known...internetwide.

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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2009, 08:32:50 AM »

Also, this guy is dead. Just thought it should be known...internetwide.

If you were made entirely from C64 colors...wouldn't you kill yourself too?
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« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2009, 01:06:30 PM »

Nice smiley ghosts, maybe Flash should incorporate them into this forum?

And that pic is to illustrate what happens to guys who drink tea and play bingo, the other guys drink coffee and BAM! straight into the kisser!
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Re: The 8-Bit Book 1981-199X
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2009, 11:54:14 PM »

Craaap, now this was the long day, pheew.
Found this on the street on my way back home, btw.
Oh, need to send those sprites to soks, totally forgot. :P
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