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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby AtariCrypt » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:52 am

I liked the differences, there are many others throughout... But this is a remake based on the originals after all. Not a direct conversion. ?

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby FedePede04 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:10 pm

you are right Steve, but it annoyed my crazy brain. it like when things are in order :-?
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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby FedePede04 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:02 am

I just saw that Steve(ataricrypt) just uploaded a video showing 2 more levels

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby viking272 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:19 am

Ah, the Marge Simpson level ;)

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby AtariCrypt » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:39 am

LOL!!!! I've never thought of it like that before. But it's true :D :D :D

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby Symoon » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:40 am

Nice!
Some versions had extra-levels (Oric version for instance), will you go for the standard version or for the extended one? ;)

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby FedePede04 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:48 am

Symoon wrote:Nice!
Some versions had extra-levels (Oric version for instance), will you go for the standard version or for the extended one? ;)

many thx, I will go with the original levels in the first places, but there nothing wrongs to add more level later on.
the game engine support that :D
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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby FedePede04 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:52 am

btw i have uploaded all screenshots of the levels to Demozoo
https://demozoo.org/productions/195251/
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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby FedePede04 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:56 pm

ok i have desired to uploaded the Beta to Demozoo, since it was showed and shared at Silly Venture 2k18,

grab the beta here :)
https://demozoo.org/productions/195251/

few note, its need a ST1040 and up, to run, (i can maybe get the full version to run on a 520)
it still missing the sound engine and also the Solar Beam on 'The Solar Power Plant'

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key Intro
1-3 change the music in intro mode
1. The Blue Danube Waltz (Defualt)
2. The Hall Of The Mountain King
3. Gold Runner : Rob Hubbard : I used it for testing purpose. i let it stay as a bonus :)
R. Raster On/Off
S. Stop Music
P. Play Music

Games Keys
K. Kills Willy
P. Pause Game (use any directions / Jump key) to start
   Game again       
M. Mute Music

High Score:
Arrow keys to move through the letters
Enter. save name
Arrow up / Backspace go one letter back
Arrow Down / Go one letter forward

Key on all screens
Num Enter : Quit to TOS

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby Stefan jL » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:28 pm

Sorry i had no time testing it but i have added lot's of info to the game entry at Atari Legend :wink: Was there any more play testers than AtariCrypt?
https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=7408
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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby FedePede04 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:55 pm

Stefan jL wrote:Sorry i had no time testing it but i have added lot's of info to the game entry at Atari Legend :wink: Was there any more play testers than AtariCrypt?
https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=7408


Hi.
Np :)

Steve (AtariCrypt) have been on from the beginning, he more or less my partner in crime :lol:
but after i posted here on AF, viking272 have also been testing it.

i don't think there have been others :D

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i just follow the line
there are a couple more

Extro Music Peter Andersen

I also did a version of : the girl from ipanema . (Pause music)

its also have the
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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby MM41 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:10 pm

I had never played at the original, it's not so easy, great game!
Well done FedePede04 :cheers:

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby FedePede04 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:18 pm

Many Thanks, first level is really hard.
on the original Spectrum version, me and 2 friends had a really hard time trying to get through the first level, the next couple of level after that is a lot easier :D
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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby viking272 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:27 pm

Tonight I managed to get through the first 5 levels without losing a life!
Really enjoying this conversion, so thank you for doing it!

Nothing else to report really at this stage!

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby viking272 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:51 pm

BTW I'm up to level 8, but its difficult to not slip the X key a few times! Then I forget and gotta start all over!

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby FedePede04 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:22 am

Hi viking272
i am glad you enjoy it :D
yes the game is damn hard, i think i have to make a cheat mode, that all can enabled.
when testing some of the maps i just had to keep adding life :)
i have also been thinking adding, that if you cheat and add and extra life it would cost let say 1000 points.
so the more you buy the harder it would be to get first place on the high score.
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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby AtariCrypt » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:16 pm

Skylab, Warehouse and Solar are the levels I cannot do (most days lol)... The Bank and Mutant Telephones I can complete, but only on a good day!

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby FedePede04 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:30 pm

i have found a route to get thought Skylap, but one wrong move and i die. crazy hard game :D
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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby viking272 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:14 am

So I managed to hit 25000 points now , so making good progress.
I noticed on level 2 when you drop into the exit door, Willy appears to stay outside of the door, but all other levels the door masks his body if that makes sense.

Also I found on the Kong levels when you jump to flick the switches, there is a flicker in the top half of the border. It might be deliberate but it feels a little funny, maybe its not needed.

Really enjoying this game though!!

Thanks again :)

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby FedePede04 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:43 am

you are welcome and thank you for using your time and effort, helping me out :D

:o 25000 yes that is good, what level is that?, i can't do that with out cheat :lol:, does it still feel like the spectrum on those levels, or did you have to change the route (if you can remember the old route)
it look like that i have to get the solar beam finish, with the speed you are going through the game

the flickering is some left over that i have been to lazy to removed, (color change) should be gone now

i know about the level 2, it is on purpose, there are 3 level where willy is on the out side of the exit, the cold room, the bank and the, final barrier.
it is because the exit opens op, i thought it would be a good idea, but on the cool room i am not sure anymore, do to if you jumping from the top, it look kind of weird so maybe i will remove it from the cold room.

on the final barrier it will make sense when you get through the level (but please don't tell what happen when you get through the game :lol: )

but i am really glad that you enjoy the game :D


viking272 wrote:So I managed to hit 25000 points now , so making good progress.
I noticed on level 2 when you drop into the exit door, Willy appears to stay outside of the door, but all other levels the door masks his body if that makes sense.

Also I found on the Kong levels when you jump to flick the switches, there is a flicker in the top half of the border. It might be deliberate but it feels a little funny, maybe its not needed.

Really enjoying this game though!!

Thanks again :)
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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby viking272 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:35 am

Well I did cheat a little... But this is why I would like the v1 release to only have the two lives.
I think you get an extra life at 10 000 points?

Anyway once I go through a level I usually remember it after a few go's. I did spend a lot of time on Manic Miner when I was about 12!

Thanks for the feedback on my comments, whichever way its left I'm fine with generally, I just mention stuff I notice...

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby FedePede04 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:47 am

viking272 wrote:Well I did cheat a little... But this is why I would like the v1 release to only have the two lives.
I think you get an extra life at 10 000 points?

Anyway once I go through a level I usually remember it after a few go's. I did spend a lot of time on Manic Miner when I was about 12!

Thanks for the feedback on my comments, whichever way its left I'm fine with generally, I just mention stuff I notice...


Hi
Yes you get a life every 10.000 points :)

I am very glad for all your feedback, so please let it keep coming :)
sometime when i comment on it, it also me just thinking loud, so please bear over with me :lol:

btw if it would help you, then i could send a version to you, where i have removed the cheats :D
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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby viking272 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:54 am

I guess I can hold off pressing the X key with a little self control!

The game plays very similar to the Spectrum version, so this why I'm becoming a little addicted!

I'm also thinking at Christmas I will get the real STE setup on a big screen :)

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby ST Graveyard » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:21 pm

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Re: Preview of Manic Miner for the ST

Postby FedePede04 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:59 pm

viking272 wrote:I guess I can hold off pressing the X key with a little self control!

The game plays very similar to the Spectrum version, so this why I'm becoming a little addicted!

I'm also thinking at Christmas I will get the real STE setup on a big screen :)


i don't hope, that it takes to much time for you and you family :D
be aware that the ST-STE have problems with modern LCD screens.
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