mlynn1974 wrote:They kept Misty and The Missing Link fairly 'lean and mean' as C++ programmers would say today.
I don't know if anyone else on here remembers those days, I'm talking about 1991-1992. Maybe DML will have more information.
I do remember those days - although I don't remember a lot of the details re: what people were actually doing. I knew Colin quite well and still in touch with Neil Stewart today. I didn't know Billy at all. I was fiddling about with STOS stuff around the same time (probably the tail end of that) but I didn't pick up the 'magic info' they got from Mandarin on making proper extensions so I've no idea how that works.
One particular day had Colin, Neil and myself trying to figure out how a new bootsector/bootstrap routine would work in Colin's ST only after it had been put in another ST first. Every time. Despite being write-protected. We tried it over and over. I think we put it down to cosmic radiation and biscuit crumbs, and moved on.
I remember Colin being very good at making maps for games, game puzzles and so on. He also nearly started a fight in a cinema once because some people were talking over the film!
The Barras in Glasgow at the Phoenix PD - ***yarrrr!*** :-p definitely a hangout for the local ST scene.