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Tiny World '82

by BleuLlama - Jam Entry

This is VERY incomplete. It's not even a game yet. Various things conspired against me, preventing me from getting a proper game even reasonably fleshed out. Instead, I have this. It's just the beginnings of an old-school game. Old enough school, in fact, that it requires an emulator (like MAME) to run. It is a romset for "mspacmab" (bootleg ms pac-man) arcade hardware. (Z80 using my z80 game kernel, available on google code)

About all you can do is drop a coin, hit start, and move the red duck dragon around the planet. I have a lot of a game designed, and will probably flesh it out over the coming weeks, but until then, here ya go.

Download the MAME zip, rename it "mspacmab.zip" drop it in your MAME ROMS folder, then select that romset when you run MAME.

To play in google chrome:
1. download the link labelled 'mspacmab' above
2. rename the "TinyWorld82_002_mspacmab.zip" file as "mspacmab.zip"
3. install the Robby Roto MAME port in chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/kcfbijoldkenmemnbbkjnpdhnijgahck?hl=en-US
4. run it
5. select the link at the bottom: "Click here to run MAME with your own ROMs"
6. find the "mspacmab.zip" file
7. press 'start game'

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#83Innovation(Jam)3.25
#134Theme(Jam)2.94
#157Humor(Jam)2.08
#178Mood(Jam)2.46
#195Audio(Jam)1.60
#211Overall(Jam)2.44
#212Graphics(Jam)2.40
#248Fun(Jam)1.73
#913Coolness28%

Comments

Eliot says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:49am

Wow. I don't have MAME handy but this is legit.

BleuLlama says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:13pm

I should note that this leverages off of my Z80 Kernel: http://code.google.com/p/bleu-romtools/ It's roughly equivalent to someone using LibSDL or some other similar game library.

BleuLlama says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:46pm

To play in google chrome:
1. download the link labelled 'mspacmab' above
2. rename the "TinyWorld82_002_mspacmab.zip" file as "mspacmab.zip"
3. install the Robby Roto MAME port in chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/kcfbijoldkenmemnbbkjnpdhnijgahck?hl=en-US
4. run it
5. select the link at the bottom: "Click here to run MAME with your own ROMs"
6. find the "mspacmab.zip" file
7. press 'start game'

Zillix says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:55am

Haha, it's super awesome that you made a game so incredibly retro. I definitely tried it out- would love to see you add some gameplay to it!

Requiring an external emulator is kind of a big barrier to entry for most players, fyi.

BleuLlama says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:16pm

Understood, Zillix. One of the things i wanted to do was to package it with an emulator, or make it playable directly in a web browser (without the above janking around with chrome stuff)

Mach60KAS says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:56pm

Wow, probably the first game I've ever seen made in MAME!

robcozzens says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:38am

I would try it if you had a Web or OSX version.

PabloAM says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:37pm

Just for do it on MAME you have my rating hehe.

RHY3756547 says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:31pm

Cool that it's on arcade hardware, but there's not much content otherwise.

Gunmonkey says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 12:53am

cool game

triplefox says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 9:46am

Impressive work. It took a few tries but after naming the ROM correctly I finally got it to run.

Make A Game says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 7:22pm

Yep, runs on mame.

guzzungo says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 11:08pm

vote:
ld hl, score
inc (hl)
ld hl, message
rst 10
ret
score defb 10 ;!
message defb 'W', 'O', 'W', '!', 0

johannhat says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 1:42am

Oh, man. This is so incredibly cool. I'm going to take a look at the source just to see what needed to be done, because this is amazing. Also, thanks for the Chrome directions!

BleuLlama says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 7:10pm

Thanks! If any of you need help in getting it compiling on your own, please feel free to contact me. You need to build and install the bleu-romtools (I've only tested it on OS X, but it should build for mingw and linux without issues.)

davidwparker says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 2:40am

Cool that you used MAME, but I don't have it set up to test it out.

machinas says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 6:00am

@davidwparker: ditto

BleuLlama says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 1:31pm

@davidwparker, @machinas -- I did list a way to do it in your browser, or you could just download MAME, and drop this into your ROMS folder. No further configuration or setup is necessary.

demonpants says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 11:34pm

Well... I put in all that effort to get it to run and then noticed the lack of game in it. That's too bad. Cool use of MAME.

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