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Offline erico

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Baba´s Palace CPC game
« on: 2018-Apr-09 »
I know some of you are a fan of the CPC, and while I never saw the real deal back in the days (no cpc whatsoever in brazil) I´m really enjoying the latest batch of indie games on it.
This goes for Ian Price:
http://www.babas-palace.com/

You guys also must check these two here: EL TESORO PERDIDO DE CUAUHTÉMOC and PROFANATION 2: ESCAPE FROM ABU SIMBEL
https://www.4mhz.es/el-tesoro-perdido-de-cuauhtemoc/
https://www.4mhz.es/profanation-2-escape-from-abu-simbel/

Really great stuff, exactly the kind of games I enjoy and the CPC gfx and sound is just superb!

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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #1 on: 2018-Apr-09 »
Wow looks super - will install on my Android device :)
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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #2 on: 2018-Apr-10 »
@Erico - I downloaded it when it first came out. It's a really nice puzzle game.

I do try to keep up with CPC/C64 and Speccy homebrew development, even now. It's getting harder actually as more and more games are being released every year.

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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #3 on: 2018-Apr-10 »
Looks very nice. Profanation has its source available and it’s an interesting read too,  :good:
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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #4 on: 2018-Apr-11 »
Yep very very nice and funny... is done with CPCtelera (Is comming CPCtelera 2.0, seems will be awesome).
Take a look to the Scene of Amstrad, is comming a couple of games this April awesome, done for ESP Soft.

https://soundcloud.com/mcklain/lady-phoenix (Lady Phoenix song)

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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #5 on: 2018-Apr-12 »
Recently also im have follow Battle of the Ports on youtube with RetroCore. Its also seen many of the arcade games that came to Amstrad is often quite very slow, often slower than the Speccy version. But there is few and some excellent arcade ports he did praised very well.

Today, recently Im have recently done some tunes for Spectrum as well even a arcade game, both as AY tunes (sometimes single AY, sometimes Dual AY). AY is no where good as SID. But im have to admit, its very fun to do tunes in AY as well, property due a excellent tracker.....

For Amstrad and Spetrum tunes, im do use Vortex 2.5, which is a excellent tracker software, which can done music for those computers. Just to have in mind, Amstrad AY sound clock is lower than the Spectrum AY, which cause the pitch to been totally wrong. They need to been transported to sound close as possible. But its not a issue really...... You can transport all patterns at once here as well.
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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #6 on: 2018-Apr-12 »
Babe Palance seens like its such a game, that suit Amstrad just perfectly and very well done.

PS. Also Dragon Attack, another Amstrad game from 2016, is also very cool too. Personly im do not into this kind of game, but its stiil cool anyway and like the music as well.
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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #7 on: 2018-Apr-14 »
I agree that the SID is the king of the 8bit sound chips but I have a very soft spot for the AY in the CPC. First time I heard Rob Hubbard’s Monty On The Run on the CPC it blew me away, spent an age listening to it(More than playing the mediocre game that MOTR). Still the version I prefer, something very pure in the AY tone, even today.
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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #8 on: 2018-Apr-14 »
To me the SID is a very mixed bag - some SID music (like AY and any other - electronic or physical) is fecking awful. The SID masters though can make it really sing (as can the AY in good hands), when done properly. To me though, the melody of a piece is more important that what it's being played on. A good tune carries far - whether played on violin or piano. ;)
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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #9 on: 2018-Apr-14 »
While I agree with the melody point of view, I have a soft spot for the super cheap distorted guitars you usually hear on neo geo games of the early 90ties.
Also, Simon has done some excellent job pushing some complex music on the trs80-color (no sound chip, processor stuff) that sounds so grainy I love it.
Music is by Dya, from Desire demo group.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NosxJfOijOk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NosxJfOijOk</a>

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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #10 on: 2018-Apr-15 »
It's certainly clever getting music out of a machine without a soundchip and it has a catchy beat, but then have you heard the Imperial March played on a floppy drive?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM_sAxrAu7Q" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM_sAxrAu7Q</a>

See what I mean, when you master something, you can do the (seemingly) impossible!
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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #11 on: 2018-Apr-15 »
Hehe, yep I´ve heard it and others too. Always impressive.
Makes me wonder if someone has already done music with the sounds of the tape-loading on the ancient 8bits directly just by coding... ;)

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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #12 on: 2018-Apr-15 »
Here's one that does exactly what you mentioned, erico.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4umA3_9YNs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4umA3_9YNs</a>

I have seen/heard another, properly programmed music from "loading", although it wasn't ever an actual program - it just used the data code specifically to play music as it loaded. I can't find that right now though. :(

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Here's one - not the I was thinking of though -
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScKKkVtB2lc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScKKkVtB2lc</a> Strangely enough it's another Imperial March!
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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #13 on: 2018-Apr-16 »
Nice, that is exactly it, I never thought it would be possible, though I should know better when it gets global.
I guess the imperial march is like a "can it play doom" thing when it comes to music. :D

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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #14 on: 2018-Apr-16 »
You're not wrong! :P
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