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Old 07-29-2016, 02:35 PM   #1
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Prince Of Persia 1990 version


There is a SDLPoP on github. SDLPoP is not new. The original DOS version was disassembled to create this one. Looks like it was a lot of work. The original was written in assembly for Apple II. You will need SDL dev packages. It is a fun game. Not so easy.
 
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Yes, I've tried it, and used to play the original. Works pretty well.
 
Old 07-29-2016, 03:53 PM   #3
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I fail at sword fighting. I don't know which keys to use. Is fighting automatic? I looked at the Readme and even browsed the source.

BTW it is interesting to browse the source of this game. I have already learned a little about game programming.

Also the guy that wrote the original Apple II version kept a diary. You can read some of it free and the rest you have to buy.
That is also interesting as it is a view into that era in the 80's and game programming, etc.
 
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Fighting is not automatic, but I forget which keys to use: http://www.ign.com/faqs/2003/prince-...through-455214 says use the shift key.
 
Old 08-26-2016, 06:32 PM   #5
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BTW the original assembly code for this game was released and is on github. It is a good thing the author did by placing that code into the public. For historical reasons and for curiosity seekers. If not it would have been gone and lost forever.

I remember that Ridley Scott said in an interview that the original footage for Blade Runner was very close to being in a landfill when they went looking for it to make the updated version released on blu-ray.
 
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nice.
it works.
and i'm dead.
it's a little sluggish for something that's not an emulator, but maybe that's on purpose, or maybe it can be changed.
it also has an informative readme: /usr/share/doc/sdlpop/Readme.txt
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Old 08-27-2016, 01:15 PM   #7
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it's a little sluggish for something that's not an emulator, but maybe that's on purpose, or maybe it can be changed.
Not sure what sluggish means. The porters of SDLPoP tried hard to make the game play to be as close as possible to the original.
It is a very challenging game.

It can be changed in a couple of ways. Via the config file or modify the source and compile it.
 
  


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