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Old 08-29-2017, 02:19 AM
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Default EQ on a Z80

due to the rise of a new computing platform in europe(primarily)...we are looking to port a version of eq over to it.

This is the resurrection of the humble 8bit computer....https://www.specnext.com

In reality this machine is a 3 processor computer, as it has an interface which connects to a pi zero. Thre is a gui in development for the machine, although it could be 4months before the alpha version emerges.

if anyone has coding exp and wants to help them.....https://www.facebook.com/groups/772267459595751

the initial port of eq would probably look more like might and magic 6, rather than a full blown 3d world. 3d graphics on the next are still rather esoteric and not yetfull understood.

Hope this project isof interest, especially to european members who recall the spectrum.

(the next currently has the same power as a maxed out amiga 1200)

imo a version of eq can be achieved that is equivalent of EverQuest Online Adventures eg the console version.

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Old 09-03-2017, 06:12 AM
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no classical rpg buffs here?


prob not too many spectrum fans, being mostly smelly americans....
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:35 AM
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I fail to see why anyone would want to play EQ on a 1982 computer.
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:31 AM
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I fail to see why anyone would want to play EQ on a 1982 computer.
He said in europe...

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Old 09-20-2017, 11:43 PM
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I fail to see why anyone would want to play EQ on a 1982 computer.
its a 2017 computer that is 8 bit, please learn to read. or get an education outside of america so that you can read.

tbh the next is more of a 16bit computer, its an 8bit computeron STEROIDS due to all the tweaks it has.
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Still not sure what is the point of the project. Good luck porting a 3D game from 1999 to a 8 bit CPU.
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Still not sure what is the point of the project. Good luck porting a 3D game from 1999 to a 8 bit CPU.
I dont need luck, i have contacts!

there are folk with doctorates working on this project. Its going pretty smooth so far. Tho its a tad slow as folk have day jobs.

tbh its unlikely we would port the 3d char models, just the zones. the npcs would be 2d sprites to start with. Am sure in time somone will crack how to do the models too. SOme very innovative thinking in this project. some of the coders have 40 years of computer experience under their belt.
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I will not be keeping up with this project
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:57 AM
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I like the concept, would be interesting to see what zones would look like.

But yeah, Luclin models and 8-bit models are equally unclassic [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
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