[Coco] Re: Re: philosphical ... discussions
chazbeenhad at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 7 20:06:33 EDT 2004
Hi Griz, I really didnt mean its crap I just meant as in saying same old
Ports of the old programs to take advantage of the better coco hardware
today would be excellent.
I'm in the same boat, above my capability. (for now)
Tonight I started laying out a map for a graphical adventure, and will hand
draw the art in a drawing program I made myself a long time ago. You can see
examples of it in my game Dragon Castles, on my web page. All I can do is
basic, so thats what I'll do! :-)
"Ray Watts" <rayanddoraleew at earthlink.net> wrote
in message news:41659C15.2030804 at earthlink.net...
> Charlie wrote:
>>Well if you want new stuff, and have to write it yourself, then the CoCo
>>nothing more than nostalgia.
>>All this new hardware is just cooler faster better ways to store and run
>>same old shit.
> Charlie, I don't know how far back you go with the CoCo, but there were
> apps that would look fairly good even on today's computers. Such RSDOS
> apps as the VIP Library, MAX-10 & CoCoMax3 were ,and still are superb. The
> problem that exists on nearly all the good apps is to get them working on
> HGBDOS or to port them over to OS-9. They used their own disk commands
> and need to hacked into conformity. There were also some very good apps
> for OS-9 that seemed to disappear into the woodwork like MVCanvas. So, it
> may not be a requirement of programming from scratch, but just digging in
> and hacking away. Unforch, it is a little above my capability.
> Cheers, Griz
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