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SpaceCommand Update – linked sprite damage and explosion animation to the virtual world —

Here’s another update. I linked the sprite damage code and the explosion animation code together in the virtual world. So now whichever city your missile will hit on any of the player screens, the damage is shown for that city. This is done by coordinating between the missile code from the player’s attacker screen and […]

SpaceCommand – Multi-Screen feature added —

This is a new update [best viewed in 1080p] Hello, I promised some of you that I would give an update about this network game. The player screens are small cause the screenshot video extends over 2 monitors. I’ll have to make another video nex time with my tablet so I can zoom in closer. […]

Space Command update —

It’s been too long since  writing an update on Space Command. But I’m getting closer. I have all of the networking issues straightened out except for one. There is some game code which needs to get finished still. I’m converting the Server network code to use Broadcast packets. Because this is using a C64 with […]

SpaceCommand – code rewrite – Screenshot with 8 players connected – C64 Multiplayer Network Gaming, cont’d… —

It’s been along time since posting on here. This game has gone thru a complete rewrite of the code since last year. I took a cue from Leif’s 2nd network game made on the C64, NetRacer, after his 1st C64 network game Artillery Duel.  Also, I made it so it runs with a C64 Server […]

SpaceCommand – Screenshot with Sprites– C64 Multiplayer Network Gaming, cont’d… —

This is a screenshot with the player’s game screen updated with the various sprites. And also on the screen, it shows the updated status information at the bottom. This has 8 sprites being used for each player’s screen. There are 6 city sprites, one Command Center sprite, and the Missile sprite. the missile sprite is […]

SpaceCommand – C64 Multiplayer Network Gaming, cont’d… —

Tonight, I managed to get a test program running to check the functionality of the Multicolor Character mode. Using the export files from CharPad where I created the background screen, I was able to get the program to load these files properly and display the background screen perfectly. It took some extra work to finally convert […]

SpaceCommand – C64 Multiplayer Network Gaming, cont’d… —

While changing direction with the graphics mode options, – hopefully for the last time – I’m using the CharPad tool now together with the Timanthes tool to organize the background screen using Multicolor Character graphics mode. One of the things I found out this past week is that the Timanthes tool doesn’t properly convert that […]

SpaceCommand – C64 Multiplayer Network Gaming, cont’d… —

It’s been a while since my last post, These winter nights can be a drag without enough caffeine.  So it’s time for a “coming up for air” to write another update, so to speak, on this network gaming project with my crime-fighting cohort, Jeff Brace (Arkaxow). One of the refreshing attributes to programming on 30yr old computers is […]

SpaceCommand – C64 Multiplayer Network Gaming, cont’d….. —

good news, continued from before After organizing the *.d64 images for each instance of VICE running here, I managed to get 4 players to connect to the Server. There was one small moment of a gltich where player#2 didn’t connect completely. So I restarted everything and tried again. I suppose this is one of the […]

SpaceCommand – C64 Multiplayer Network Gaming, cont’d… —

continued from before Something I noticed just now. Even though I could get several instances of VICE to run on my PC using the same *.d64 file, it must have been using the same ‘ipconfig’ file from that image. Even though I would run ‘Configure’ in the beginning for each instance of VICE, the ipconfig […]