Reply 40 of 67, by Jo22
Pharaoh's Tomb was also a good game. It's a platform game for +8088 PCs.
Apparently it was released in 1990, so I believe it fits the headline quite well. 😀
As a little kid I played this game a lot and it was one of these games that fascinated me.
Despite the blocky graphics and the klunky controls it had this special charme.
Don't know how describe it, but it was similar to playing one of these old LCD based tabletop games where the sun light
shines through a window on the top of the unit. I hope you know that I mean.
Another thing I realized even back in the days was that this games used an odd colour palette.
Some game description talked about CGA, but the colours were red/green not cyan/violet.
This confused me a lot, I never found an explanation why a CGA game can run in other colours on a VGA card
(I vaguely remember my 286 had an ATI VGA Wonder).
Hi, I'm no XT expert, but I've seen Gameports on a lot of Multi-I/O cards.
Perhaps they were in common use before the Sound Blaster cards.
There were seperate 8-bit cards with two Gameports on them, sold well into the 90s.
So it's definitely possible to have an XT with Joystick interface without a sound card.
Ah okay, thank you. I thought that it may was like this but I really wasn't sure.
Albeit my dad told me a bit of the older generations, I haven't operated a real PC/XT until recently
(but I had got an 8088 laptop a years ago if that counts). I was more of a 286 person and back in the 90s I wrote little programs in QB
and Visual Basic v1.0 to read the states of the joystick port's pins. Nothing serious, but it was fun. If you're into electronics and DIY,
this port is/was a nifty little interface. You can easily built an A/D converter with it, hook up several switches to it and much more.
Heck, you can even send data if you know how! 😉
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