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Wishing for homebrew ...

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:20 am
by Trev
I was thinking about possible new 3do releases (or lack thereof) and was bouncing around ideas in my head about what would be the most simple project to get the ball rolling among fans (assuming the encryption cracking is either discovered, shared, or (gulp) sold)

Anyone remember those old text adventures from the early 80's ... no graphics & sound, just pure text? I would love to play the next Zork on 3do.

Oh well, I can always dream ...

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:29 am
by 3DOKid
Easiest one would be something like Plumbers don't wear ties. Not necessarily just like it.

A tree based path with player deciding what to do next.

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:49 pm
by Trev
'Choose your own 3DO adventure'

Something like the psx rpg maker series, but only w/the option to create &/or alter text.

Ex ...

You are standing in front of a 3DO multiplyer. The light flickering on the side indicates that it is running. Turning on the television you see the "game" Plumbers don't wear ties"

smash 3do

You don't really want to ruin your favorite console do you? How else will you be able to play the only true version of Need for Speed?

put fist through television

Sorry, but you need this older model television to support your ALG lightgun. What would life be without Space Pirates and Demolition Man?

Play Plumbers

Sorry, my system is not designed to respond to sarcasm.

Eject disc, run it through blender, flush remains down toliet.

Like an exorcist, you finally cleanse the 3DO of this foul beast. To promote healing, you quickly pop in Twisted. The long slow road to recovery begins ...


To be continued ... ?

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:24 pm
by 3DO Experience
AWESOME!!!! I'd play that! Too bad we don't have modems for the 3DO, we could MUX like the old days.

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:00 pm
by Vance
In theory, a video-based tree is not much more complex than a picture-based one like Plumbers. But there is a lot of crunching to do on the video clips. But if you can handle that, variables like scores, dollar amounts in Zhadnost, etc are typically child's play in comparison.

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:34 am
by Mobius
If I ever get around to it, my plan for a first homebrew was just to compile all the demos in the SDK and put them together with a menu/interface so people could just play around with them.

There's not a whole lot of motivation without encryption, though...

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:09 am
by Mobius
Well, I got the development environment up and running on my new computer and compiled another demo to refresh my memory on how to do all this stuff. It's nothing exciting -- just the 3DO logo spinning and a crowd cheering. But if someone has a testing station or dev capable version of Freedo, then feel free to download it: