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Posted by Csabo on 2014-08-26carrion converted 3 pictures from the C=64 demo Dutch Breeze.[ comments ]


Temple of Terror!
Posted by Csabo on 2014-08-23
Temple of Terror ManualLet me tell you a little tale about Plus4 Pete. On a nice sunny day in 1987, fourteen year old Pete met up with his two best friends, ZX Zachary and SixtyFour Sid. Both of them had a brand new computer game called Temple of Terror. Over at Sid's place, as they loaded the game up, Pete exclaimed: "Oh, this is Fighting Fantasy! I love those books!" As he scanned over the instruction manual, his eyes caught this phrase: "When loading TEMPLE OF TERROR for a Commodore 16 or PLUS 4 computer..." Excited, he rushed to the nearby computer shop, and slapped a few wrinkled bills on the counter. Victor Vendor, the shopkeeper sniffled, and said to him: "Lookie here kid. That's probably just a typo, they's left it in 'cause it generic text. All I's knows is, I ain't gots this game and that's that." Disappointed, Pete left the shop and walked home. His wish to play the game on his home computer was forever unfulfilled.

But wait, the story's not over just yet! A mere 27 years later, a middle aged Pete dusts off the ol' Plus/4 and loads the game up. His friends, Zachary and Sid are over for the momentous occasion. "Did you guys ever finish playing it?" Pete asks them. "Nah," replies Zachary, "it was full of bugs, and at the end, there's this door, and when you try to open it, it says something stupid about pirates being eaten by crocodiles. I guess my copy was bugged." "Mine too!" chimes in Sid. But lo and behold, the Plus/4 version works!

With that introduction, I'm proud to present my conversion of Temple of Terror adventure game.

Plus4 Pete... IS YOU!
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Posted by MIK on 2014-08-20George has a new blog for his on going Plus4 activities! Link: http://www.patsos.de/blog/[ comments ]


Posted by MIK on 2014-08-20Hollywood Poker: One of the biggest commercial tapes ever to be released on Plus/4 has finally been converted to TAP files![ comments ]


Posted by Csabo on 2014-08-18Plus/4 World now has "one-liners" or "notices", small news items that are usually not more than a sentence.[ comments ]


Back On The Ground
Posted by Luca on 2014-08-15
Super Prg MergerWe really need to land our feet on the solid ground again, after the incredible stuff seen on the scene. And there's no better way to do that than updating the serious side with utils and tools.

SVS has released an English translated version of PLUS-Comp compiler, hence now it can be used worldwide. Please notice that this translated one is based on the Kocka's crack, hence we're still looking for the original one!
Some stuff coded by Litwr has been wrongly omitted from this archive, and it's now time to recover it. First of all, the Super Prg Merger utility. And more, two PC conversion tools: Prg2p00 converts PRG files into [P00] format with no characters mismatching; Txt2seq allows to easily convert any plain .TXT file into one or several SEQ files.
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Rocket Science!
Posted by Csabo on 2014-08-09
Rocket ScienceBauknecht just released Rocket Science (a new Commodore Plus/4 trackmo spanning two disks) at the Evoke 2014 party. Don't delay, check it out now!
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Some Updates
Posted by Csabo on 2014-08-08
XlifeSD2IEC SID PlayerA little retro-active update: Epy released V1.1 of his SD2IEC SID Player. The utility got a nice facelift as well as several other improvements. Check it out and comment on it here on our forums.

The other update is from Litwr: he released V3 of Xlife. He created two new YouTube videos (#1, #2), check them out! If you think the second one doesn't look like a Plus/4, it's not a mistake: the program has also been ported to Amstrad CPC6128 (the first such conversion that we know of!).

Enjoy!
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Dracula Adventure from Brazil!
Posted by Csabo on 2014-08-05
Dracula AdventureBrazil writes:
I had a little free time and I converted an old C64 adventure game to the Plus/4 - again, since I did this once around '86, but that one along with many programs is unfortunately lost. I think the original game is very entertaining, one of the best works from my friend Miklós. In the end, one will either like the game or not, but of course it's never a problem that there's one more piece of software for the Plus/4 :-)
Couldn't agree more! I'm also personally very happy to see one of the Elder Greats sit down and code something after a 26 year break. Anyway, if you're an adventure fan, check out Dracula Adventure!
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Arok #16 Party Releases!
Posted by Csabo on 2014-07-20
The Arok 2014 party has wound down, the competitions are over, and we have the releases! Here they are:

In the graphics compo, Grass released Mechfight and Chronos released Partyland Revisited. Unreal created a C64 graphics, which came in first (Plus/4 version is here)! Results are now up.

In the wild compo, BSZ and Stinky of NST presented something extraordinary: 50 fps animation and 12 bit music on a Plus/4, with the help of some special hardware. It's called Evo Lution, check the video on YouTube! Update: check our page for details on the making of this demo by BSZ and Stinky!

In the demo competition, there were only two entries: Afterglow by Csio/Absence and a C64 invitation intro. Unsurprisingly, the Plus/4 entry won :-) Congrats to the authors! The current release is only a party version, so we're hoping to see a full release soon.
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