Clint Thompson Posted August 8, 2022 Report Share Posted August 8, 2022 Just in case any of you aren’t already aware, JagStudio (a package that you can code in basic, assembly or even C) exists for the PC to create games for the Jaguar. It is derived from Rb+ (raptor basic plus) and adapted / updated with newer features and ongoing support. If you’ve ever punched in a program on your TRS-80, Commodore, Atari or any other BASIC machine, it’s sort of like that only far more powerful. When it first released, it was BASIC only, but BASIC on steroids and unlike any other basic I’ve used before. There’s also a little bit more of a learning curve to it as a result (if you’ve ever created a website, it’s sort of like that) but being someone who could never wrap his head around assembly with minimal C exposure, BASIC is home. If you’ve used BASIC before, you also very clearly remember the limitations it came with. But surprisingly, not with this package. I highly recommend anyone who has tinkered with programming in the past and looking to mess around with it again to give JagStudio a proper chance to create something on the Jaguar, just for fun or a learning exercise even: https://reboot-games.com/jagstudio/ In the near future, there will be full SD support to access and utilize a ton of storage from the GameDrive so you’ll have a seemingly endless amount of space for your creations! From time to time, I tend to deviate from one of my already started long laundry list of projects and in a single night, created a fully functional foundation for a graphic text adventure game where you can move, interact, hear the sounds, read the text and more with some animations. In reality, I spent about 3 1/2 hours on the programming side and about 3 hours on other asset stuff so just under 7 hours and this is running: A graphic based text adventure along the lines of what Sierra Games did with their 80s/90s styled text games? I didn’t think it would be a good idea at first but others have continued to push the idea so I gave it a shot and much to my surprise, can see it working out ok as long as you’re not expecting 20 different actionable items to choose from. Keeping it simple and streamlined should allow it to work while still being an entertaining experience. Go on! Bring out your inner child and re-live the BASIC dream days to finally create something you’ve always wanted to on the open Atari Jaguar platform! It’s kind of unreal this kind of support is even available in 2022 really but hobbyists to an extreme make it possible. DegasElite, RickR, MaximumRD and 1 other 3 1 Quote 7800 - 130XE - XEGS - Lynx - Jaguar - ISO: Atari Falcon030 | STBook |STe Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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