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First post, by madaxe

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Hello everyone;

I have made this little shooter for MS-DOS. It supports VGA, Adlib and Sound Blaster. Requires a 386.
Hope you like it 😀
Download it here: http://sardonic.planetaclix.pt/

Best Regards,
José Mário a.k.a. MadAxe

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Last edited by madaxe on 2020-07-15, 17:07. Edited 1 time in total.

Reply 2 of 15, by keropi

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nice game! thanks for sharing!
also not a fan of controls, this c64 scheme belongs to c64 not dos 🤣

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Reply 4 of 15, by madaxe

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Bondi wrote on 2020-07-15, 13:43:

Nice! Thank you for sharing with us. The game works fine and is fun to play.
But I found the controls not very convenient. Is there a way to chage it to arrow keys?

Sure, it's possible to change the control keys to the arrows keys. I'll make the modification soon.
In fact, Q A O P Space is more like the good old ZX Spectrum in the 80s, 🤣!
Glad you like my little game 😀

Reply 6 of 15, by madaxe

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Mu0n wrote on 2020-07-15, 15:36:

This is freaking cool, thanks a lot for sharing.
What was used to compose the music (on the DOS front)? Was it hard to get it to play back by code?

Hi! Nice you like my game 😀
The music is a protracker .MOD file composed by Fred. I am making a converter that converts .MOD files to Adlib and AY-3-8912 and this music was the first music that I converted. When the converter is finished I'll share and release the sources 😀
It was a bit dificult because Adlib is a bit tricky to get started but you can take a look at the game sources to see how the music is played.

Reply 8 of 15, by madaxe

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NyLan wrote on 2020-07-16, 14:16:

Works fine and very smooth. But so difficult to me to use current controls !

Thanks for your feedback, Nylan 😀
I'm coding a path to change the control keys to the arrow keys.

Reply 9 of 15, by xjas

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Sweet, always love a good classic-style shmup! That said, thanks for not having one-hit-deaths.

This game might make an appearance on my stream tonight. 😀 (7 PM Pacific Daylight Time, link in sig.)

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Reply 10 of 15, by madaxe

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Bondi wrote on 2020-07-15, 13:43:

But I found the controls not very convenient. Is there a way to chage it to arrow keys?

keropi wrote on 2020-07-15, 14:31:

also not a fan of controls, this c64 scheme belongs to c64 not dos 🤣

NyLan wrote on 2020-07-16, 14:16:

Works fine and very smooth. But so difficult to me to use current controls !

Hi guys! Thanks again for your nice feedback 😀
In the attached file you find the new version with the arrow keys as the control keys.
Just replace the the old Sardonic.exe file with the new Sardonic.exe.
Hope you can enjoy the game now 😀

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Reply 12 of 15, by madaxe

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xjas wrote on 2020-07-16, 19:31:

Sweet, always love a good classic-style shmup! That said, thanks for not having one-hit-deaths.

This game might make an appearance on my stream tonight. 😀 (7 PM Pacific Daylight Time, link in sig.)

Thanks, that would be very nice 😀
Hint: in command line type sardonic.exe belenensesrules and you will start the game with a pack of 9 lives 😁
Cheers

Reply 13 of 15, by konc

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madaxe wrote on 2020-07-17, 16:30:

Thanks, that would be very nice 😀
Hint: in command line type sardonic.exe belenensesrules and you will start the game with a pack of 9 lives 😁
Cheers

Savage, imaging being for example a hardcore Porto fan wanting the extra lives. Tough words to admit 😄

Reply 14 of 15, by madaxe

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konc wrote on 2020-07-17, 17:00:

Savage, imaging being for example a hardcore Porto fan wanting the extra lives. Tough words to admit 😄

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