Paul Robson's SDL Games

Last updated 29th May 2004


Here are some of the GPL Freebies available for you to download and play. Most of the downloads are 300-500k. All these are Linux builds, contain KDevelop project files, and don't need anything else to work. Some have been ported to Windoze, and apparently BeOS and Dreamcast as well.

There's a nice library for SDL simple 2D use (sound,surfaces,bitmaps,joysticks,drawing functions and a font) in the Cruising on Broadway source. There are other versions of it in other files but that one is the most advanced.

Note : Yar's Revenge has been updated, couple of very silly bugs :(

Aklabeth

A remake of Richard Garriott's Ultima prequel.

aklabeth-1.0.tar.gz

Cruising on Broadway

A simple minimalistic painting game, it's another Sinclair Spectrum remake. Simple but more addictive than you think.

cob-0.9.tar.gz

Deathchase 3D

Deathchase 3D is a remake of the Sinclair Spectrum game of the same name. It's a pseudo 3D game based on the light speeder sequence from "Return of the Jedi" where you have to shoot the bad guys' speeders. Finished.

deathchase3d-0.9.tar.gz

Football Manager

A remake of the (in)famous Sinclair Spectrum Football Manager game, complete with stick-man graphics. This is reverse engineered, so it should play identically. Finished.

fm-0.99.tar.gz

Foosball

A table football game for 1 or 2 players, different speeds and formations. A bit silly but quite good fun. Works fine, but might be tweaked as it's not been out long.

foosball-0.92.tar.gz

OpenGoal

A soccer game which is unfinished and probably won't ever be finished, cos if I do it I'd start again. Could be useful if you are interested in SDL.

opengoal-0.1.tar.gz

OpenSpeedBall (OSB)

A speedball game ; same as above (!)

osb-0.5.tar.gz

Trailblazer

One of those games where you move down a scrolling field into the screen, and different coloured tiles have various effects. Quite fun to write, but a bit dull to play I think. The game emerged from a bit of code I wrote for fun :)

trailblazer-0.9.tgz

The Valley

The game that's probably got more home computer ports than any other - a twenty year old graphical RPG. I spent ages playing it as a young chap, it's pretty basic but I just wanted to recreate it - this was done by working on the BBC Micro version. There's more about this game at http://www.classicgaming.com/studio2/valley/valley.htm

valley-0.98.tar.gz

Yar's Revenge

A rather wierd shoot-em-up game that originated on the Atari 2600. It's more fun than it looks. Just released so might be tweaked.

yar-0.99.tar.gz

Paul Robson's other stuff

Emulators mostly for MSDOS. Most of them won't work in XP. There's lots of source if you want them. I've also written other emulators Psion 2 Organiser, Nascom, Emerson, I like digging out these old things - I've probably emulated more unemulated machines than anyone except Marat. AOL address doesn't work anymore.

http://users.aol.com/autismuk/emu.html

Stuff about the RCA Studio 2 , a simple retro console which was a b***h to get the ROMS out of . In the end I conned the machine into thinking my STK200 board was a 1802 CPU. And if you think this is primitive, look up the Odyssey 1 Emulator what I wrote with David Michel at the Pong Story site.

http://www.classicgaming.com/studio2

Email me : mailto:autismuk@autismuk.freeserve.co.uk