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BlockOut II ported to Amiga

PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:30 pm
by Varti
Hi, just to let you know that today I have released an Amiga port of BlockOut, see here: http://os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=game/puzzle/blockout2.lha.

Archive on Aminet: http://aminet.net/package/game/think/pfp-blk2

Thread on Amigans.net: http://www.amigans.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=1764&forum=11

It runs on any PPC equipped Amiga (AmigaOne, Amiga 1200/4000 with PPC accelerator) under AmigaOS 4.0.

I have found a bug, which caused the game to store a wrongly formatted config file, when it was loaded it read wrong values for Sound type, Gfx style and all the HTTP values, resulting in missing graphics when starting a game. In the file SetupManager.cpp, inside WriteSetup(),

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      fwrite(&transparentFace,sizeof(int),1,file);


should be

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      fwrite(&transparentFace,sizeof(BOOL),1,file);


It\'s a great game, I played the original DOS version when I was a child, and I was happy when I have discovered this nice updated version. Well done.

Varthall

Re:BlockOut II ported to Amiga

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:12 pm
by Herc
Great Work ! this is fantastic news. thanks for porting, hopefully this will increase the number of players.

if you contact jean luc pons, there might also be a chance to get the code part for highscore uploading, so that amiga users can also participate in the online highscore lists.

Re:BlockOut II ported to Amiga

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:14 am
by Varti
Ok, I\'ll try to contact him and see if it can be arranged.

Re:BlockOut II ported to Amiga

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:30 pm
by emeck
Way to go Varthall, thank you for this port. :s_bravo:

Lets hope we can join the rest of the BlockOut fans in the online scores soon.<br><br>Post edited by: emeck, at: 2008/06/25 15:30

Re:BlockOut II ported to Amiga

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:46 pm
by Varti
A small BlockOut 2 review by Emeck: http://www.amigans.net/modules/AMS/arti ... storyid=25

Varthall