Thursday, January 8, 2009

Blast from the past, Hurray-Catching some criminals




Here Uncle Jim, this is for you, darn your 256 color requirement, I will get it in color shortly

4 comments:

Sean Harvey said...

did u partition ur HD to play this?

Peter H of Lebo said...

Yeah, sorta but no (notice os x in the background). I haven't looked into the exact terminology but I created volume, partition of 250 megs then using a program in Os X emulated the CPU 68040 environment. This allowed me to access virtual floppies that I had mimic the Mac Os 7.5.3 system (available off the apple website) install disc. I installed the system on the 250 meg partition. Though I can not directly view or affect the 250 meg volume through just os x I can change it through the emulator environment program in os x. The short answer, it is a virtual partition, a 'classic' environment for os 7,8,9. I have also emulated os 6. Also, trying to get apple II working so I can play bard's tale.

James R Harvey said...

Wow! Impressive! Sorry, I added the code to check for 256 colors after the owner of a graphics company (I was looking for artists.) crashed his brand new machine since the memory needed for creating 2 offscreen buffers for thousands of colors was far beyond any machine's capacity.

Someday I will rewrite the game.

Peter H of Lebo said...

haha, actually I think somewhere in the program you can change the environment to 256 color, I kind rushed through without looking at the program in depth. Once I get home and get it in color I'll put up the screenshots, the game is still every bit as fun as I remember.