Baby Blue Azure Posted November 25, 2018 Share Posted November 25, 2018 GALAXIANS - based on the original GORF7800 set of games released by Steven Scavone (2009)It’s hard to believe it’s already been 9 years since all that went down with Steve. The guy did a tremendous amount of work on the GORF family of games even before what all he did for us on the 7800. He had to go and it’s completely our loss. But to our gain, he did drop off his source code to Bob. Of course Bob knows what to do with source lists and make things “pretty.” But I couldn’t get the source to work and I went to Bob and he couldn’t get it to run either. So it was dropped - back into my hands. So a couple of years ago I did a disassembly of everything - GORF, WARBIRDS and UFO!. On GALAXIANS I’m on revision G16 which I just built today - so it’s been a long road to get here. Today I built a new spare life indicator sprite and changed the color to match the player sprite. Cool! In the original games, the scoreboards didn’t work, in some cases player collision works, and some games drop bombs and some don’t, and there’s a myriad of other enhancements that could be done. GORF and WARBIRDS have 5 game modules each that can be played in sequence or skipped across. Personally I have my 5 favorites which are ASTROBATTLE and GALAXIANS in GORF, and ASTRALASSAULT and DEATHSQUAD in WARBIRDS and then UFO! It is possible that those 5 could be imported into a new modern version of GORF. Or, as I was thinking, we could have stand alone versions of some or all of them. Enjoying GALAXIANS the most with that wonderful entrance dance, I started with that and have another one UFOgenesys. They are both done except for player collision and other minor housekeeping. Knowing the time I have spent on these I just can’t justify continuing. So I’ll be putting this out there with the complete documentation and hope someone will pick it up.We don’t know whatever happened to Steve Scavone but would love to hear from him at firstname.lastname@example.org, if possible. You did a grand job on everything! But you already know that.PHOTOS:GALAXIANS START-UP SCREEN:GALAXIANS 49-POINT BONUS:GALAXIANS WAVE 04 START: SUPPORT DOCS:GALAXIANS DISASSEMBLY:GALAXIANS_G16_BEC7_Disassy.pdfGORF TO GALAXIANS CHANGELIST:GALAXIANS_G16_BEC7_Changelist.pdfGALAXIANS HEXDUMP: GALAXIANS_G16_BEC7_Hexdump.rtf GALAXIANS NTSC bin:GALAXIANS_G16_BEC7.binGALAXIANS NTSC a78:Galaxians_G16_32K.a78 ENJOY THE GAME!Baby Blue Azure 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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