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2007-11-30 02:57
Matt

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 538
Release id #32484 : Pinball Dreams C64 Preview

what's the latest?
 
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2017-11-22 22:27
Frantic

Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 1319
No, doesn't count at all.
2017-11-22 22:27
Oswald

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 4136
Quote: Does it count that I have a new job aswell since a couple of weeks? ;-) I'm also half asleep at work sometimes because of the bad nights .zzZZZzzzZZ

no its totally understandable, sometimes one just has enough of a project finished or not :) certainly its none of these reasons PD wasnt finished yet.
2017-11-22 23:06
JackAsser

Registered: Jun 2002
Posts: 1254
Quote: Does it count that I have a new job aswell since a couple of weeks? ;-) I'm also half asleep at work sometimes because of the bad nights .zzZZZzzzZZ

If it's of any help, I've just asked Pantaloon to ask Andreas Axelsson for the original sources so that we don't have to reverse engineer the scoring system. This is really what's blocking a release as far as I'm concerned. A big blob of BORING code after all fun and hard code was finished. Cross your fingers that we'll get them.
2017-11-22 23:10
WVL

Registered: Mar 2002
Posts: 830
I remember asking Andreas about that, don't think he had it anymore. Can't find that e-mail back though :-(
2017-11-23 10:15
pepto

Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 34
Another interesting source for the Pinball Dreams scoring-system might be Vesa Halttunen (vesuri^daJormas), who spent some time working with the source code, as far as I know...

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I completely rewrote the game in C++/OpenGL from the original 68000 assembler source code in 2009. The rewrite includes 100% exact original gameplay
2017-11-23 11:44
Shadow

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 314
There are a quite a few ports of Pinball Dreams for different systems (I remember there even being one for the GamePark32 which is a quite obscure hardware...) so maybe it's possible to track down someone who worked on one of the ports if none of the original Digital Illusions dudes has the source?
2017-11-23 14:08
Pantaloon

Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 118
I'm digging out the sources for Jackasser so they can have a look.
2017-11-23 14:35
JackAsser

Registered: Jun 2002
Posts: 1254
Quote: I'm digging out the sources for Jackasser so they can have a look.

Very kind of you!
2017-11-23 22:29
WVL

Registered: Mar 2002
Posts: 830
Thanks Panta!
2017-11-25 22:43
Rhino

Registered: Apr 2011
Posts: 1
Hi everyone!

I am the Batman Group coder that is doing the Pinball Dreams port for Amstrad CPC, which I hope to finish in a few months.
I recently found this thread, which seems quite interesting ...

@WVL
I hope you can finish the project some day, since I see that you are doing a great job and it will be interesting to compare both versions :)

I also wanted to ask you about the game rights. I read somewhere that you got the rights, how did you do it?, I've been trying to contact Rebellion, through their website, Facebook, etc ... but I have not received an answer :/

I would also like to have the approval of the original authors and if anyone can get in touch with them, I will be grateful.

Thanks in advance!
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