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Date: 2003-04 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
Galactic Empires  
 
1.  Coach Gary  
 More options Apr 1 2003, 12:53 am
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From: "Coach Gary" <g@tornadossoftball.com> -
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 09:53:24 -0600
Local: Tues, Apr 1 2003 12:53 am
Subject: Galactic Empires
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Anyone remember a bbs game for the atari called Galactic Empires ?
Anyone know if this game is still playable online anywhere or where i can
get a copy of it ?

Thanks

Gary


 
 
2.  Coach Gary  
 More options Apr 4 2003, 9:03 am
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From: "Coach Gary" <g@tornadossoftball.com> -
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 17:57:43 -0600
Local: Fri, Apr 4 2003 8:57 am
Subject: Re: Galactic Empires
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I cant believe no one knows this game ?

"Coach Gary" <g@tornadossoftball.com> wrote in message

...


 
 
3.  Paul Irvine  
 More options Apr 4 2003, 9:28 pm
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From: Paul Irvine <mclane.dellosYOURFIN@btinternet.com> -
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 13:25:03 +0100
Local: Fri, Apr 4 2003 9:25 pm
Subject: Re: Galactic Empires
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On Mon, 31 Mar 2003 09:53:24 -0600, "Coach Gary"

<g@tornadossoftball.com> wrote:
>Anyone remember a bbs game for the atari called Galactic Empires ?
>Anyone know if this game is still playable online anywhere or where i can
>get a copy of it ?

>Thanks

>Gary

The only Galactic empire I know is an Adv international trading game.
--

Paul...

" Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction of
retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case
by an 'orrible c**t... me! "  SNATCH - 2000


 
 
4.  Paul Irvine  
 More options Apr 4 2003, 9:29 pm
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From: Paul Irvine <mclane.dellosYOURFIN@btinternet.com> -
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 13:26:13 +0100
Local: Fri, Apr 4 2003 9:26 pm
Subject: Re: Galactic Empires
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On Fri, 04 Apr 2003 13:25:03 +0100, Paul Irvine

<mclane.dellosYOURFIN@btinternet.com> wrote:
>On Mon, 31 Mar 2003 09:53:24 -0600, "Coach Gary"
><g@tornadossoftball.com> wrote:

>>Anyone remember a bbs game for the atari called Galactic Empires ?
>>Anyone know if this game is still playable online anywhere or where i can
>>get a copy of it ?

>>Thanks

>>Gary

>The only Galactic empire I know is an Adv international trading game.

Aboard the Flagship Orion.
--

Paul...

" Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction of
retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case
by an 'orrible c**t... me! "  SNATCH - 2000


 
Bill Kendrick Gem Drop Question  
 
1.  Russ Gilbert  
 More options Apr 1 2003, 2:24 am
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From: "Russ Gilbert" <r@en.com> -
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 12:26:54 -0500
Local: Tues, Apr 1 2003 2:26 am
Subject: Re: Bill Kendrick Gem Drop Question
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Hi, Bill, everbody.
It isn't 'Gem Drop X'.  I looked at GDX from your
site and it isn't the same as the one my daughter was
playing.
I see you give credit for the idea, can't remember the
name 'Magic something'.
Ok, I'm gonna go see if I can find it....
It's called 'Super Gem Drop' from
She paid for it.  It is a little different from 'Gem Drop X'.
I must admit not being too savvy about the point of
either game.  I installed and played GDX on my computer.
I'm rambling again.

 
 
2.  William Kendrick  
 More options Apr 6 2003, 6:45 am
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From: b@newbreedsoftware.com (William Kendrick) -
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 21:43:14 GMT
Local: Sun, Apr 6 2003 6:43 am
Subject: Re: Bill Kendrick Gem Drop Question
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Russ Gilbert <r@en.com> wrote:
> Hi, Bill, everbody.
> It isn't 'Gem Drop X'.  I looked at GDX from your
> site and it isn't the same as the one my daughter was
> playing.

GameHouse's "Super Gem Drop" seems _kind_ of similar.

My game was based on Magical Drop III, a NeoGeo/arcade game.

-bill!

--
b@newbreedsoftware.com                                            Hire me!
   


 
Text Adventures -- IF Archive  
 
1.  snowdog  
 More options Apr 1 2003, 2:43 am
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From: ageprog@hotmail.com (snowdog) -
Date: 31 Mar 2003 09:43:52 -0800
Local: Tues, Apr 1 2003 2:43 am
Subject: Re: Text Adventures -- IF Archive
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David, I agree with you.  Maybe we could start a running list
somewhere of all known adventures on the system?  Anyone else have any
other ideas?


 
 
2.  Jindroush  
 More options Apr 1 2003, 9:21 am
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From: Jindroush <jindro@nospam.seznam.nospam.cz> -
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 02:08:38 +0200
Local: Tues, Apr 1 2003 9:08 am
Subject: Re: Text Adventures -- IF Archive
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snowdog wrote:

> David, I agree with you.  Maybe we could start a running list
> somewhere of all known adventures on the system?  Anyone else have any
> other ideas?

What about this:

--
Jindroush <jindro@nospam.seznam.nospam.cz>
- Home of Atari Cartridge Dumping Project
Remove both 'nospam's from the address to reply.


 
 
3.  David Dayton  
 More options Apr 1 2003, 10:12 am
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From: davidday@potchgult.com (David Dayton) -
Date: 31 Mar 2003 17:12:08 -0800
Local: Tues, Apr 1 2003 10:12 am
Subject: Re: Text Adventures -- IF Archive
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Actually, there should now be a mostly "finite" number of titles made
on the Atari platform. It might be possible to catalog every known
title developed for the Atari -- the only problem being defining what
the "cut off" is on software... is the 10 line program I made to
generate blank pages for printing valid software for such cataloging?
Heh.

I remember a few different interesting pieces of free/share type
software for the Atari in the past. One piece was distributed as a DCM
image... title screen loaded up a (Graphics mode 7?) castle image,
then a menu of 3 or so games made by one guy and distributed in just
that format.

The other thought I had was concerning what format the files should be
stored in on the Archive if submitted. Storing them in the original
Atari executables would be nice for the purposes of history, but
probably a poor choice for ease of use... as I have a slightly sinking
feeling that no matter how many folks still use their Atari's to some
degree, a PC clone is being used as a file server or net connection
for us all. Storing them as disk images would allow the original files
to be kept intact (although you'd need a utility to extract them for
use on a real Atari), but also allow easy use for emulators.

A self booting image would be best then... to allow more access to the
general public for 'em. Menus were never my strong point... but any
suggestions on a decent, quick loading menu type program for the
Atari? Or, better yet, the easiest way to make the program just boot
up by itself? Storing each adventure as a single disk image might be
the best solution in this case...

Well, Autorun.sys would work, I suppose.


 
 
4.  snowdog  
 More options Apr 1 2003, 11:53 pm
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From: ageprog@hotmail.com (snowdog) -
Date: 1 Apr 2003 06:53:33 -0800
Local: Tues, Apr 1 2003 11:53 pm
Subject: Re: Text Adventures -- IF Archive
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It's been a while, but I used to use several menu programs on the 8
bit.  I could dig around and see what I have, or try to create one
again.  Basically you want each game on its owm disk image? or do you
want a menu with multiple games, or both where space permits?  Might
be a problem with disks that allow saves, but I'll check on that as I
create the disk images.
    As far as the link in a previous post, I've visited there before,
but it seems to concentrate on the commercial programs and not the
ones that are not 'professionally' created.  Some of the non
commercial games are better than some commercial games in my opinion.
Might as well start a running list of adventures here.

Anyone remember 'GFS Sorceress'?  


 

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