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Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 23:05:38 -0600
From: Bruce Thomas <rbthomas59(at-no-spam)shaw.ca>
Subject: [Homestead] GEOS Games Series of 4 disks now Public Domain!
I have now got files and web pages updated and am happy to pass along some
news that was announced on Saturday May 29 at the LUCKY Spring EXPO 2004.
After nearly 3 years of searching and dealing with numerous people the GEOS
Games Series of 4 disks containing 17 games for GEOS users has been released
to the Public Domain. There are Card Games, Logic Games, Strategy Games,
Brain Teasers and Action Games. Many of the games have built in Editors so
you can create your own levels. A number of the games maintain High Score
lists. There are single player and two player games and some provide
computer opponents. While some are familiar almost all of them present very
interesting and unique feats of GEOS programming.
These disks were previously available in the early 90's as Commercial
Software in Germany in a format similar to the ReRUN disks with an
The original disks can be downloaded in D64 format from the CUE web site
(http://www.edmc.net/cue). Follow the link under the News section or go to
the GEOS Games Download Page.
With the help of Arndt Dettke and Werner Weicht (who was assisted by Colin
J. Thomson) there is now English Documentation available for these games.
The documentation is included on the geoSpecific CD (over 85 MBs of GEOS
software and related information) available on the CUE web site.
Also on the CD is a patched version of one of the games. Todd Elliott
patched Missile Defense to switch a SuperCPU down to 1 MHz so it would be
playable without having to manually reduce the speed. Under Wheels, the SCPU
switches back to 20 MHz when you exit the game. Todd also added color to the
game to increase its appeal. This patched version of Missile DefenCe is only
available on the geoSpecific CD which is available for a limited time at a
10% reduction in price.
All of these games and their documentation will also be available on future
issues of Loadstar - The Premier Monthly Software Digest for the Commodore
64 and 128.
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