• Programming new games for the Ody2/Videopac and Ody3/Videopac+ syst

    From Andreas Kohlbach@21:1/5 to chriscard43@gmail.com on Fri Apr 28 16:38:51 2017
    On Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:00:48 -0700 (PDT), chriscard43@gmail.com wrote:

    Le jeudi 28 mars 2013 03:48:00 UTC+1, Robert Wheelock a écrit :
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Jeez!

    And 2013: Jeez²! ;-)

    I downloaded—and ran—the O2EM Launcher (a GUI front-end for the O2EM
    emulator for Windows); I also downloaded a few programming tools for
    it.

    I do have some familiarity with the Ody2 console myself (having
    played games on it at a friend's house years ago...). I just
    deciphered its 16-color palette:

    00 Black 00-00-00 08 White FF-FF-FF
    01 Red 2 C6-00-08 09 Red 1 FF-33-33
    02 Green 2 00-99-18 0A Green 1 3C-F2-79
    03 Brown 9D-85-10 0B Yellow FF-FF-33
    04 Blue 2 00-33-CC 0C Blue 1 66-99-FF
    05 Violet CE-14-B2 0D Pink FF-99-FF
    06 Orange DA-AE-5D 0E Cyan 30-FF-FF
    07 Gray 2 5D-6D-69 0F Gray 1 CC-CC-CC

    After I familiarize myself with Ody2 4048 programming, I'd like to
    try my hand at doing a few NEW games and some game REMAKES:

    New games for Ody2/Videopac:
    Championship Horse Racing (combines Horse Racing with Steeplechase),
    Cribbage, Astrosmash, Snafu, Roulette, Craps, Polo, Lacrosse, Board
    Games Pack 1 (Checkers/Chess/Backgammon), Board Games Pack 2
    (Parchisi/Ludo/Chinese Marbles), Card Games Pack 1
    (Solitaire/Spades/Hearts), Card Games Pack 2 (Rummy/Gin/Hand &
    Foot), ...

    Ody2/Videopac REMAKES (enhancements) for already-existing games:
    Bowling, Basketball, Poker/Blackjack, Hockey, Soccer, Alien
    Invaders, Slot Cars/Go-Karts, Basketball, Baseball, Football, ...

    Thank You!

    have you programmed new games ?

    Would be interesting. I have probably all old games as cartridge images
    though. They are found somewhere at http://www.archive.org/
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    Andreas
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  • From Robert Wheelock@21:1/5 to All on Sat Apr 29 08:28:16 2017
    Hello!

    Would anybody know of some editing/programming tools for Videopac/Odyssey2 videogame (4048) programming?!?!

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  • From greenaum@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Wed Apr 7 05:03:03 2021
    On Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:28:16 -0700 (PDT), Robert Wheelock <rwhlk142@gmail.com> sprachen:

    Would anybody know of some editing/programming tools for Videopac/Odyssey2 videogame (4048) programming?!?!

    I thought you said you'd downloaded some? Worst-case you might be able to knock up a simple assembler yourself for text-mode Windows. Or adapt an existing one, aren't there
    assemblers that can be taught new processors and opcodes? Anyway it's 8 years later and all that time I never saw your post. Did you get anywhere?

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  • From Andreas Kohlbach@21:1/5 to greenaum@gmail.com on Wed Apr 7 02:24:39 2021
    On Wed, 07 Apr 2021 05:03:03 GMT, greenaum@gmail.com wrote:

    On Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:28:16 -0700 (PDT), Robert Wheelock <rwhlk142@gmail.com> sprachen:

    Would anybody know of some editing/programming tools for Videopac/Odyssey2 videogame (4048) programming?!?!

    I thought you said you'd downloaded some? Worst-case you might be able
    to knock up a simple assembler yourself for text-mode Windows. Or
    adapt an existing one, aren't there
    assemblers that can be taught new processors and opcodes?

    The console has an Intel 8048. There should be emulators for that.

    Anyway it's 8 years later and all that time I never saw your post. Did
    you get anywhere?

    2021 - 2017 = 8?

    My abacus just crashed. ;-)
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  • From greenaum@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Mon Apr 12 17:49:59 2021
    On Wed, 07 Apr 2021 02:24:39 -0400, Andreas Kohlbach <ank@spamfence.net> sprachen:

    The console has an Intel 8048. There should be emulators for that.

    Anyway it's 8 years later and all that time I never saw your post. Did
    you get anywhere?

    2021 - 2017 = 8?

    Newsgroups: comp.emulators.misc
    Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:48:00 -0700 (PDT)

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    Subject: Programming new games for the Ody2/Videopac and Ody3/Videopac+ systems
    From: Robert Wheelock <rwhlk142@gmail.com>

    Hello!

    I downloadedand ranthe O2EM Launcher (a GUI front-end for the O2EM emulator for Windows); I also downloaded a few programming tools for it.

    I do have some familiarity with the Ody2 console myself (having played games on it at a friend's house years ago...). I just deciphered its 16-color palette:

    00 Black 00-00-00 08 White FF-FF-FF

    So where are those programming tools!? Took you four years to forget you'd tried it the first time! Would be absolutely great to
    see new games for such a weird console. I dunno if you'd be the first, I think even the Fairchild Channel F has SOME homebrew. The
    Radofin / Acetronic still doesn't, though, again AFAIK.

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  • From Gary@21:1/5 to greenaum@gmail.com on Tue May 25 11:52:23 2021
    On 4/12/2021 10:49 AM, greenaum@gmail.com wrote:
    Would be absolutely great to see new games for such a weird console

    There is already a lively homebrew scene for this console: https://videogamehomebrew.fandom.com/wiki/Odyssey_2_/_Videopac_Homebrew

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