port monkey island to C64 anyone?

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added on the 2005-02-09 03:14:38 by Chris_ZD Chris_ZD
I find your copy/paste research about the SCUMM engine fascinatiing!

Go and do that port why don't you.
added on the 2005-02-09 09:47:42 by Shifter Shifter
I think it would be easyer to invent a new scripting engine, than to reverse engineer monkey island... but thats still not easy. The main problem is rather this than codings/gfx, etc. The converts are ok, but nothing mindblowing, a c64 gfxman can do those pix 10 times as nice.
added on the 2005-02-09 09:59:51 by Oswald Oswald
shifter: of course it was copy and paste. What's the problem?
added on the 2005-02-09 11:23:00 by Chris_ZD Chris_ZD
Those conversions keep the original aspect of the game. Who cares if someone else could pixel them better? They look very nice I think.
added on the 2005-02-09 11:36:37 by Chris_ZD Chris_ZD
I did not play Monkey Island so I don't realize the size of the project.

Anyway if a c64 gfxman could make greater justice to the game and the real potential of the C64 than some automated conversions, why passing by ?
added on the 2005-02-09 11:40:44 by p01 p01
Whatever the project is cool. But who will have the guts and motivation to work on it till the end.
added on the 2005-02-09 11:43:54 by p01 p01
What project?
added on the 2005-02-09 12:14:21 by havoc havoc
"why should it be better if its already good?"
"why should it be on c64 if its already on amiga?"
Slummy: who said it should be better? It should be on C64 for the same reason Maniac Mansion is on it and besides I think Amiga is really crap. I mean. Videogames on C64 were really something... on Amiga I always had the feeling that they were not as good as they could have been. That's why I played a lot on C64 and never on Amiga. On C64 I had this "oh look what astonishing graphics, theyare really good" sensation. On Amiga: "what crap! They have the resources to do better and they just don't!"....

Want a simple example?

Look at this screen from C64 version of Led Storm:

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Now look the amiga one.... it's total crap!

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Monkey Island on Amiga could have been better... instead they just ported the PC screens and did not use all the resources.
added on the 2005-02-09 12:59:52 by Chris_ZD Chris_ZD
other example:

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they really painted a good one on c64 ...

what on amiga? A super crappy screen with that perspective effect from dpaint. Just looks ugly

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added on the 2005-02-09 13:13:04 by Chris_ZD Chris_ZD
oh no, yet another platform flamewar starting... -_-
added on the 2005-02-09 13:19:26 by psenough psenough
no flaming. I am just saying that I played games on c64 and only watched demos and intros on Amiga... I really played only 4 or 5 games on Amiga
added on the 2005-02-09 13:21:14 by Chris_ZD Chris_ZD
i hope you include pinball dreams as one of them or you're in for big trouble mister ;)
added on the 2005-02-09 13:39:29 by psenough psenough
Bringing up a couple of crappy ports fails to illustrate whatever point you're trying to make.

I mean just look at Rez on the Dreamcast and PS2:

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Obviously the PS2 port isn't pushing the boundaries of the platform. Hence the PS2 sucks! </retarded>
added on the 2005-02-09 13:44:10 by Shifter Shifter
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this clearly proves that pc sucks and amiga rules, and this is why I only watch sceneprods on A*M*I*G*A*H!
welcome to pouet :P may the *BASS* begin :P
added on the 2005-02-09 14:03:05 by psenough psenough
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added on the 2005-02-09 14:10:15 by Shifter Shifter
this started out interesting, but it seems to have devolved into an argument... i think porting a newer scumm engine based on info from scummvm might actually work better than trying to convert monkey island to the maniac mansion version of scumm.
added on the 2005-02-09 14:11:32 by madcrow madcrow
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Clearly, the latter is less impressive!
added on the 2005-02-09 14:13:23 by Shifter Shifter
I didn't tell Amiga is crap for demos.
added on the 2005-02-09 14:18:01 by Chris_ZD Chris_ZD
added on the 2005-02-09 14:22:18 by kusma kusma
null, make the C64 beat this:

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added on the 2005-02-09 14:32:51 by Kodoichi Kodoichi
beat that? it's easy:

hours of pure videogaming joy

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added on the 2005-02-09 16:19:13 by Chris_ZD Chris_ZD
this discussion is pointless, we all know that c64 sucks because chuckie egg spectrum version is alot better.
added on the 2005-02-09 16:32:39 by psenough psenough