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Terry Warner Message #119940, posted by twarner at 09:43, 3/4/2012
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This subject lies equally between Games and Programming so I had to pick one of them.

Is there anyone interested enough in the wonderful RailPro signal simulation to be prepared/able to put together a PC clone?

I have never seen anything on a different platform that comes close to the intense frustration and mounting tension offered by RailPro as the game progresses; or is it just me?

Terry Warner
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Paul Johnson Message #119944, posted by nodoid at 16:56, 3/4/2012, in reply to message #119940
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Is the source code available?
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Gunnlaugur Jonsson Message #119945, posted by Gulli at 17:03, 3/4/2012, in reply to message #119940
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I did consider doing it a while back but my Windows programming skills were rather limited at the time so I never did anything about it.

I wouldn't mind getting a copy myself.
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Gunnlaugur Jonsson Message #119946, posted by Gulli at 17:05, 3/4/2012, in reply to message #119944
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I think it's written in BASIC so the source code should be available. My RiscPC is in a box at the moment so I can't check.

Just a question of copyright etc.
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Paul Johnson Message #119947, posted by nodoid at 17:29, 3/4/2012, in reply to message #119946
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filetype for the runimage is coming up as App
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Terry Warner Message #119954, posted by twarner at 10:25, 4/4/2012, in reply to message #119947
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I know that the author, Jos Keijzers is sadly deceased and within his game description, he said "This program is freeware and only for purpose of enjoyment. If you wish to distribute it, don't hesitate, it's alright by me."
Does that make it free for a clone to be written?

Terry
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Paul Johnson Message #119955, posted by nodoid at 10:51, 4/4/2012, in reply to message #119954
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Yep - looks that way.
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Gunnlaugur Jonsson Message #119956, posted by Gulli at 11:19, 4/4/2012, in reply to message #119947
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filetype for the runimage is coming up as App
Ok, I must be remembering looking into a different game then.
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James Lampard Message #119966, posted by Lampi at 19:27, 4/4/2012, in reply to message #119947
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filetype for the runimage is coming up as App
http://www4.webng.com/resurgam/App2Bas116.ZIP
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Terry Warner Message #119973, posted by twarner at 12:50, 5/4/2012, in reply to message #119966
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Don't like to keep harping on but may I ask, is there actually anyone interested/talented enough to attempt actually doing this?

It would be nice to see this game in the more general computer world before I fall off the perch. wink

Terry
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Michael Drake Message #119974, posted by tlsa at 13:21, 5/4/2012, in reply to message #119973

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https://launchpad.net/semaphore

All, I know is that it's incomplete. But maybe it's a good start?

[Edited by tlsa at 14:23, 5/4/2012]
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Terry Warner Message #119975, posted by twarner at 13:47, 5/4/2012, in reply to message #119974
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Looks as though it's been nearly four years since anything's happened. unhappy

Terry
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Jason Togneri Message #119976, posted by filecore at 14:22, 5/4/2012, in reply to message #119975

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Looks as though it's been nearly four years since anything's happened.
What are you trying to say? That's pretty recent, in RISC OS terms.

It should be quiet at work next week, so I might actually try to get all the Haunted House screenshots done... then it'll only be at most three years of inactivity before I finally get round to it big grin
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Paul Johnson Message #119977, posted by nodoid at 15:04, 5/4/2012, in reply to message #119973
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Might be a fun port...

Lets see what App2Bas shows
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Paul Johnson Message #119978, posted by nodoid at 16:16, 5/4/2012, in reply to message #119977
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Anyone got a copy of FrontEnd 1.15 or newer please?
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James Lampard Message #119979, posted by Lampi at 17:57, 5/4/2012, in reply to message #119978
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Anyone got a copy of FrontEnd 1.15 or newer please?
App2Bas should also work from the command line.
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James Shaw Message #119980, posted by Hertzsprung at 18:11, 5/4/2012, in reply to message #119975
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Looks as though it's been nearly four years since anything's happened. unhappy
What can I say, I got distracted smile
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Rob Heaton Message #119981, posted by robheaton at 18:37, 5/4/2012, in reply to message #119978
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Anyone got a copy of FrontEnd 1.15 or newer please?
Just sent you version 1.31!

[Edited by robheaton at 19:40, 5/4/2012]
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Terry Warner Message #119984, posted by twarner at 11:14, 6/4/2012, in reply to message #119980
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Looks as though it's been nearly four years since anything's happened. unhappy
What can I say, I got distracted smile
Nice to know you're still interested.

Is there any way to send you a PM on these forums?

Terry
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James Lampard Message #119985, posted by Lampi at 18:20, 6/4/2012, in reply to message #119984
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Looks as though it's been nearly four years since anything's happened. unhappy
What can I say, I got distracted smile
Nice to know you're still interested.

Is there any way to send you a PM on these forums?

Terry
No, I think you'll have to exchange email addresses.
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Terry Warner Message #119987, posted by twarner at 10:11, 7/4/2012, in reply to message #119985
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Which was why I asked about PM.
So, short of broadcasting my email address here, (which I'd rather not do) and hoping that the other party will see it and respond, (Which I presume he'd rather not do), how do I go about this?

Terry

[Edited by twarner at 11:12, 7/4/2012]
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Blind Moose Message #119988, posted by Acornut at 11:38, 7/4/2012, in reply to message #119987
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How about bunging up your mobile number, then when we does the same, texting each other your respective enails' grin
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Paul Johnson Message #119990, posted by nodoid at 12:47, 7/4/2012, in reply to message #119981
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Anyone got a copy of FrontEnd 1.15 or newer please?
Just sent you version 1.31!

[Edited by robheaton at 19:40, 5/4/2012]
Thanks. Right, it's now converted to BASIC. Only problem is that it's bascrunched (or something like bascrunch).

Inevitable question - anyone got a debascruncher? Search and replace will work to an extent, but not with munged names etc.
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Martin Bazley Message #119993, posted by swirlythingy at 20:43, 7/4/2012, in reply to message #119990

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Inevitable question - anyone got a debascruncher? Search and replace will work to an extent, but not with munged names etc.
No, but I've got some spirit level bubbles and tartan paint to sell you...
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Paul Johnson Message #120000, posted by nodoid at 18:52, 8/4/2012, in reply to message #119993
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Cool - but I only want the bubbles with a 12 month guarantee of an upgrade from a certain OS company that can't get it's act together and work with another OS company to make a uniformed OS that we can all enjoy....
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Blind Moose Message #120001, posted by Acornut at 21:32, 8/4/2012, in reply to message #120000
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Cooo. Sarcasm shock
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Jason Togneri Message #120005, posted by filecore at 06:50, 9/4/2012, in reply to message #120001

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Cooo. Sarcasm shock
Nope, sounds more like plain old-fashioned anger or irritation than sarcasm.

It's a shame that people seem unable to grasp basic grammatical concepts in this day and age*.

Although ironically, the first hit with a Google define: search shows that apparently "irony" is a synonym of "sarcasm". Sometimes I just want to weep.
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Simon Willcocks Message #120006, posted by Stoppers at 06:52, 9/4/2012, in reply to message #120005
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Cooo. Sarcasm shock
Nope, sounds more like plain old-fashioned anger or irritation than sarcasm.

It's a shame that people seem unable to grasp basic grammatical concepts in this day and age*.

Although ironically, the first hit with a Google define: search shows that apparently "irony" is a synonym of "sarcasm". Sometimes I just want to weep.
Sound's like someone got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning.
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Jason Togneri Message #120007, posted by filecore at 07:02, 9/4/2012, in reply to message #120006

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Sound's
Sounds
No, I'm like this normally.

[Edited by filecore at 08:03, 9/4/2012]
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Blind Moose Message #120010, posted by Acornut at 08:41, 9/4/2012, in reply to message #120005
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Ok, ok. Maybee I should've said, "Cooo Witticism shock" for the more erudite, punctilious and pedantic types amoungst us. wink
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