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December 25th, 2002
December 25th, 2002
December 25th, 2002
December 25th, 2002
December 25th, 2002

[User Picture]04:55 pm - Okay... anyone up for Car Wars? :-)
I'm now the proud(?) owner of a collection of the new 5th Edition Car Wars stuff. =^.^= And shortly I may have the Vehicle Design Rules as well. :-)

Now... I'm reading the new and simplified rules (VASTLY simplified, no more thirty options for every last component, only a couple with a couple different levels now) and looking things over... and wondering... why the hell hasn't anyone looked into making a multiplayer version of this for PalmOS or similair platforms? :-)

So now... I'm downloading a PalmOS emulator and devkit, and pulling out the old fast-sprite-rotation and fast-line-drawing code, both of them with anti-aliasing, that I wrote years ago... and starting to ponder seeing if I can get two Killer Kart's running in an unbounded Arena, and just drop the finished product on SJGames with full source code and rights, let em' sell the thing. :-)

Of course... the other option I'm considering is pulling this over to GBA systems instead... hardware sprite rotation, let it handle all the nitty-gritty, all I need to do then is deal with the engine itself. Would be giving up some raw CPU power (16Mhz versus 20 or more Mhz) for hardware that could handle the rotations and such automagically for me, though without anti-aliasing so it'd look chunky. :-)

But still... which do you think is more realistic? Car Wars on everyone's GBA, or Car Wars on everyone's PalmOS handheld and wristwatch? :-)4 commentsLeave a comment
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