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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by markopoloman » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:32 am

Fantastic :D
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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by Mire Mare » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:53 am

markopoloman wrote:Fantastic :D
Agreed! 8)

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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by gman72 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:56 am

Dude, you and the team at Gamesthatwerent do more for this community than anyone else I can think of and I feel you don't get too much recognition either. Thank you very very much for another great update. :D
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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by fgasking » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:10 pm

Thanks guys! - was fun putting it all together. And there is already plenty lined up for the new year too. Might need to get some new 1541's in for the disk transferring! :)
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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by fgasking » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:15 pm

Thanks to Mark Wilson, two previously unreleased games have been recovered and released at GTW64.

(*) Two new games preserved - Stratagos, Castle Boy
(*) Later version of Starburst recovered
(*) Outpost entry added
(*) 4 other entries updated

http://www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64

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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by markopoloman » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:33 pm

Looking good. Castle Boy sounds interesting.

Heading over for a read right now!
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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by fgasking » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:51 pm

A large update for June which includes a full game of Pluff found and preserved, two homebrew titles and more:

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* Pluff full game found and released!
* Two other homebrew efforts - Amity Island, Robotomania recovered
* 4 new entries added - Captain Future, Death Trap, It Came From The Desert, Night Walker
* And 27 other updates added

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http://www.gamesthatwerent.com/2014/06/ ... ased-more/
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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by fgasking » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:55 pm

Following on from Pluff, after 23 years of being missing on the C64 - Graham Gooch World Class Cricket (what should have been released by Audiogenic in 1991) has finally been recovered and released:

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Update also includes a new entry for a title called The Pinz (a cool Othello type game).

http://www.gamesthatwerent.com/2014/06/ ... recovered/
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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by Bub&Bob » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:49 am

fgasking wrote:Graham Gooch World Class Cricket
Awesome find - I love the original - top work again!!
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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:46 am

Great stuff Frank!
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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by gman72 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:40 am

Outstanding work, as ever. :D
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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by fgasking » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:18 am

One more for now (busy few days!)

Full version of a game called Single Extreme Freedom has been recovered and preserved.

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http://www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64/si ... e-freedom/
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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by merman » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:37 am

Brilliant, great to see these titles saved for posterity.
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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by PaulEMoz » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:08 pm

Oh, fantastic! :D

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Re: Games that weren't 64 updates

Post by fgasking » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:38 pm

Probably the busiest we've been for a while! Next up is a long lost John Vanderaart game called Aurum which was meant for Radarsoft back in 1987.

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Found and recovered via a chance copy from a party back in the 80′s and preserved. Not only has it been preserved, but the past few months have seen a painstaking translation job done on the game before releasing it today.

http://www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64/aurum/
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