Well I know its been a while. And dont think I have forgot about you guys. I am subscribed to the news letter and read it every week. At any rate the past 2 weeks I have been digging up my old Atari 800XL (home computer, not game system, a lot of peeps dont know atari actually made a computer!) and getting back into my roots. I still have my 800xl, my fathers 800xl, and an 800xl I bought on ebay some years ago, plus diskette drives and all my software, carts and joysticks. At any rate I have been using an emulator as I cant seem to find an old video game switch that was required to hook it up to a tv via the coaxial cable. Hopefully mine will be here this week from ebay!
At any rate Jay I hope it was ok I needed an idea to use to play with and since platdude is in essence 8-bit I barrow him for my re-integration into Atari Basic! Here's the vid!
Platdude Error : Missing Pixel At Line 5 : Redo From Start
I still have my ST sitting in a nice case in my room, but never had an earlier Atari computer. Guy up the street had one, but.. you know.. you don't go around to a mate's to sit and code in basic for an hour
(Although, if I had, perhaps more mates would "get it" nowadays!!)
So...in the right image of platdude....should this just a normal side scroller where you jump the obstacles? Remember this is the atari! 1 button! I could make it so moving + button fires, and to jump you stand still and press button then move the character! or push up diagonally to jump. which would be simpler!
But this is all assuming that platdude uses a gun/weapon! Does he?
If you want an idea of "Proper" Platdude physics, (ie, not JNKPlat Two-Jump-Button, Gridded world, etc) give NeonPlat a try.
Platdude does NOT suit a gun. That was decided many many years ago.
He can throw things, but.. he's not a gun guy.
If you'd like to attempt to remake NeonPlat on there, that'd be entirely do-able.
Lines for floors, 1 sprite for Plat, a couple of balls, and a bat or two.
It'll be slightly simpler, but it really is a nice and easy game to make.
Note To All : I don't normally let people do this sort of thing, but this is different. It's on an Atari 800!! I'd be complaining long before now, if it weren't!