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xx New game added to BBCSDL
« Thread started on: Mar 2nd, 2017, 8:07pm »

I've added another game to the BBCSDL distribution: a blast from the past, 'Dropperz' (there's no attribution in the source code but I'm sure it's one of David Williams' early productions).

The introduction is amusing and shows a degree of prescience: "It is the Year 2016, and the people of Britain are living in the clutches of an oppressive and intrusive fully-fledged Police State...".

The five editions (Windows, Linux 86, Mac OS, Android and Raspberry Pi) can be downloaded from the usual place.

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« Reply #1 on: Mar 3rd, 2017, 09:19am »

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I have reason to suspect that the collision detection isn't working reliably on Android, because of the 16-bit colour depth. It doesn't seriously affect gameplay (at least, not at my level of expertise) and would probably require the attention of the original author to fix!

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« Reply #2 on: Mar 4th, 2017, 3:58pm »

on Mar 3rd, 2017, 09:19am, Richard Russell wrote:
I have reason to suspect that the collision detection isn't working reliably on Android

It was only collisions with the Grey Bombs that weren't being detected, but it's fixed in the latest update anyway.

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« Reply #3 on: Mar 6th, 2017, 09:07am »

I've fixed a couple of minor bugs in Dropperz:
  • Collecting a 'slow pill' caused the defender to display incorrectly (because of having a non-integer x-coordinate).

  • The LEVEL animation resulted in a crash on some Android devices, because of starting ridiculously small (1 pt!).
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