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Re:Your Blockout Story - post it here!

Postby ChrizDavidson » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:44 pm

Back in 1991 I was in 7th grade, and my uncle started making me and my brother learn DOS on his computer. We had no idea why... until later that year, we received our first computer as a Christmas present from our Grandmother. It was an Emerson with the Intel 80286 processor running at 12.5 mhz, and a 40MB hard drive. (We were thrilled, although we later found out that she made the innocent mistake of buying the 286 instead of the newer 386, which was much more expensive, and she saw no difference.)

Soon after that, a friend of mine introduced us to Blockout and I was immediately hooked! I\'ve played it on and off for over 20 years, never venturing too much into the extended blockset, but still enjoying myself. The other day I decided to look for Blockout again, not having installed it on my last two computers. I was thrilled to find this website! I still can\'t get Blockout II to work correctly on my laptop, but I was able to get the original version to work with the help of Dosbox and I\'m having a ton of fun, and getting absolutely nothing accomplished at work today!
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Re: Your Blockout Story - post it here!

Postby Jack » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:52 pm

I got my first PC when I was in primary school as a gift from my uncle. It was an i286 PC. There were several games. Civilization and Blockout were the ones I spent all day long on.

I like geometry so I loved Blockout from the first moment. I don’t remember my scores. But I do remember a special feeling back to those times when manipulating 3d objects gives you some sort of magic power :)

Late in school I was constantly buying/selling and upgrading my computers (386 -> Pentium -> Pentium 2). And new games took place in my life.

Since 2012 I have been occasionally studying game dev as a hobby. In 2014 I got an idea for a game inspired by Blockout. I did a prototype back then but put it aside. And a month ago I decided to revive and finish it.

And the first thing I started doing was looking for an old Blokout game to play it. That’s how I came here. But unfortunately the source cannot be compiled on modern mac. And I’ve started porting it to mac (WIP). So hopefully I and maybe some other mac users can play almost a “classic” version again.
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