Unexpected festive gifts

The “festive season” isn’t exactly your correspondent’s favourite time of the year and he tends to avoid it wherever possible or at least shout “bah, humbug” at people trying to be jolly towards him. With that said, one nice surprise this time around came from Commodore 264 series fan Gerliczer who, for reasons best known to himself, decided to convert the C64 version of Stercore over to his favourite Commodore 8-bit. Although the work was done on Stercore 264 in the summer of 2019, the final release had a ribbon wrapped around it for the 22nd of December.

Your correspondent is somewhat bemused by Gerliczer ‘s interest in converting Stercore 64 in the first place and the subsequent the positive reaction over at Plus/4 World considering the game’s origins, but now we have a Spectrum game which has been ported to the C64 and then onwards to the 264 series; that lays to rest a lot of the author’s false “arguments” about how difficult the C64 is to program in comparison to other platforms since the way this game works is pretty much identical on all three computers.

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2 Responses to Unexpected festive gifts

  1. gerliczer says:

    Better yet, the original ZX Spectrum version can be run on the Enterprise computer with the help of a software emulator. See here: https://enterpriseforever.com/konvertalas/re-spectrum-emulator/msg73938/#msg73938 Enterprise 64|128 is another Z80 based platform from the 80s that was almost dead on arrival, but it got a devoted fan base in Hungary.

  2. TMR64 says:

    Okay, that’s slightly bonkers and I love it! =-)

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