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12:24 AM
Got my gaming question in before they're banned :^)
 
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Q: Name of Atari ST 3D game?

Alex HajnalI've been trying to track down a 3D game from the late '80s/early '90s. It was on the Atari ST and featured simple polygonal (space)ships1 floating over flattish polygonal ground. It was definitely not sprite-based. IIRC it was mouse controlled and the ships moved only in the plane (rise and f...

 
12:40 AM
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Q: Source code for Balls (STOS game)

Alex HajnalI'm seeking the source code for an old Atari ST game STFBalls a.k.a STBalls a.k.a. Balls which was released as shareware back in the early '90s. According to the author, anyone making a shareware donation would get a copy of the STOS source code. Does anyone know where the source code might be ...

 
Joe
1:05 AM
@wizzwizz4 I think it doesn't meet the bar of retrocomputing.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic - it's basically asking for download resources for a random library and leads to link-only answers. I realize retro is different than many of the sites in that that regard but the tour states this site is for "working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about retrocomputing." and I'm not sure this applies to this question.
@wizzwizz4 that last comment in response to chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/47618776#47618776
 
Methinks my latest questions will incur @Joe's wrath...
 
Hihi.
@AlexHajnal I'm already working hard to ban them :))
@AlexHajnal Oh, and I might have a leas for the balls question, except my google-fu is a bit slow today :))
 
I absolutely love that game (Balls). I bet it would be pretty easy to port to something like HTML/Javascript (which is what I'd like to do).
 
1:23 AM
:)
 
 
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7:32 AM
@AlexHajnal Could you vote on the meta question if you haven't already? My argument with Raffzahn isn't really establishing the community's consensus.
@DrSheldon I don't see how that close reason fits. Could you explain?
@Joe That makes sense. Would you also consider this question to be similarly off-topic?
 
 
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11:11 AM
@wizzwizz4 Hate to say it but I'm siding with both of you :^)
See my answer there for details
 
 
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1:25 PM
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Q: Inglish parser on the Hobbit (1982 video game)

WilsonMost adventure games, to keep the parser simple, might just have some simple rules, which accepts verb + noun or a cardinal direction, and simple things like that. In Backus-Naur Form, a simple parser might look like: s => D s => v s => v object object => noun object => ADJ NOUN ADJ => {red, bi...

 
 
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5:39 PM
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Q: What's the reason for the the Lagonda Series II dashbord to use a mixture of metric and imperial?

RaffzahnThe title says it all. I'm puzzled if there is a technical (Hardware/Software) reason behind the weired mixture of metric (Celsius for temperature) and non metric (like psi for pressure) in the Aston Martin Lagonda Series II (and later) dashboard. This is especially noteworthy as distance and sp...

 
 
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7:54 PM
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Q: Is it possible to upgrade original iMac (1998) memory (RAM) to above 256 MB?

Randall HallI am looking into buying myself an original iMac, and I want to mess with the older system a little bit. Also, is it even remotely possible to change the RAM in the system to being over 256 MB. I am willing to do it even if it means changing out other parts to allow it to be possible. (Also, I ...

 

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