[Coco] Fahrfall, is there any chance it can ever run on a CoCo3?

Gladson, Mark mark.gladson at ftr.com
Tue Mar 1 16:52:52 EST 2016

So what do you have to do to get one at this years cocofest?  I put my name on a list at last years event (pretty near the top) and haven't heard anything :(

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From: Coco [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of John W. Linville
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 11:18 AM
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Subject: Re: [Coco] Fahrfall, is there any chance it can ever run on a CoCo3?

On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 11:06:20PM -0500, Barry Nelson wrote:
> Is there anyway to patch Fahrfall to run on a CoCo 3?

There are some GIME settings that Nick Marentes pointed-out elsewhere that might _mostly_ enable the video mode, although the score and other text probably won't display correctly.  I haven't tried it, and don't currently plan to do so.

> The latest copy I found (beta 3) uses one of the semi-graphics modes 
> that the CoCo 3 does not support.

All versions do.  That is, of course, quite intentional and was one of the primary motivations for writing Fahrfall.

> Also, is beta 3 the latest version of Fahrfall?

It is the latest version available for download.  The latest version available outside of my house is the "COCOFEST! EDITION" which was burned into the ROM paks I sold at CoCoFEST! (and one on eBay) last year.  That version is close to the Beta 3 version, but there are a couple of minor bugfixes in the later version.

The latest version is what I am calling the "GOLDEN EDITION", which has a couple more minor bugfixes.  I intend to offer this in ROM paks beginning at this year's CoCoFEST!

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