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 :(


A remake of Richard Garriott's Ultima prequel.


Cruising on Broadway

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


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.


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.



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.



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.


OpenSpeedBall (OSB)

A speedball game ; same as above (!)



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 :)


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


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.


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.

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.

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