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About Sos (twitter: @Sosowski)
Hi! I'm Sos!
I'm an average programmer guy and I suffer from untreatable compo addiction. That's how I got here :P
Also, I have a website: http://www.sos.gd/
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I’m super late due to having to deal with my car having holes in the roof and it raining the entire day, but I began on the game and it’s impossible to beat so I added a way to cheat!
You can edit memory and maybe even win! Let me know if it’s any fun or hard! There are at least several ways to beat the game.
Time to sleep!
Matchbox is complete. I don’t know what kind of game this is.
PLAY & RATE
So, CGA has more color palettes than you’d think! Here are the default ones:
First mode is the standard CGA mode as you know it, it’s most widely used because it looks best on b/w monitors.
Second mode colours are devoid of blue component, and appear much darker on b/w screens
Third mode is ‘undocumented’ but I actually stumbled on it by accident. It has some quirks but it looks nice.
Switching them in-game is quite tricky, so I’d rather stick to one. Which one should I choose?
Writing everything from scratch takes some time, but I am having so much fun! The game is coming together nicely, I am getting used to awful CGA colours, and I need to test it on my black and white CRT screen!
I’ve been doing some optimisations as I go and it appears as if the game should run smoothly on a 12MHz 80286. 8086/8088 is kind of out of the question, though, if you played any games made for that you should know what I mean.
Actually you can only walk left and right BUT, you can walk left and right on your sweet new 286!
Works only under DOS and Windows 9x.
Wrote myself a tool to convert true-colour BMPs to CGA compatible blits and I have a fast and simple CGA blitter now. I need to draw more stuff!
Also, it appears I will have to load bigger graphics from disk on-the-fly rather than cache them given 64kb memory limit! I don’t want to deal with far pointers, oh no!
48 hours? 24 hours? 4 hours? 1 horse? Whatever! Are you bad enough to make a game in zero hours? Join 0h Game Jam and make a game during DST time shift! It’s simple, start your work at 2am and have your game ready before it’s 2am again! For more information check out the rules section on the website!
It is done! Please do not break your computers with it!
But only after 10 seconds! Grab red thingies to speed up and overtake the glitch!
The memory is assorted so that linear glitching is represented pretty clearly on the screen. When glitcher gets out of video memory it continues to screw stuff up until generating a general protection fault.
Should crash exactly after 10 seconds at smooth 60fps. Shouldn’t go down even on 10yo hardware at all.
Don’t run under Windows 98, don’t debug, don’t run as administrator.
I heard it works under vine.