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[News] Remember Roketz ? Now its freewareANN.lu
Posted on 05-May-2002 19:37 GMT by catohagen11 comments
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Get the game from Aminet, filename : roketz.lha

From the readme :
"First things first, this version of Roketz is FREEWARE. This is a small
modification of 1.38 that was originally shareware-only. It is now
registered to the Amiga Community, with permission from the original
authors."
If you like this game, please mail me and say so! There's the thought of
creating a C version with a few extra features, and it would be nice to
know if there are any ideas (or perhaps a few willing coders) out there.

If you have the full version 1.38 then here's list of what's changed:

* Re-wrote some of the quickdocs
* Slight tweak to remove some spelling mistakes.
* Removed a bug with the music.

And for those that have only seen the PD version, or (shame on you!)
have never seen Roketz before, this is what you get:

- 6 worlds of raytraced battlegrounds featuring active background elements as
cannons, teleporters, forcefields etc.
- 4 customized roketz
- lots of different weapons and upgrades

Roketz can be copied directly to any dir on your HD. The game was originally
designed to run from floppy too. If you copy the executable, the DAT files up to
(but not including) Roketz_06.DAT, and a startup-sequence to one floppy, along
with the libs diskfont.library and mathtrans.library, then the
rest should go on a disk called "Roketz Disk 2". Let me know if you have problems,
and I will work out exactly what to do, along with a script to do it for you. :)


Important! When playing from disk remember to unprotect it and keep
it in disk drive while playing if you want the status and scoring system
to work properly.

When started from HD then no assigns must be made, just make sure
diskfont.library and mathtrans.library are present in your libs: - these
are needed too.
Remember Roketz ? Now its freeware : Comment 1 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by catohagen on 05-May-2002 17:43 GMT
oh....an online version of this game would be awesome, imagine like Dynamite,
logging into a server and play this game online :)
Would this be possible ? with AMarquee (TCP Data Broadcast System (library & server)
This would be a good game.....
Remember Roketz ? Now its freeware : Comment 2 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by darklite on 05-May-2002 18:36 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (catohagen):
Indeed... would be great fun... plus if one would be able to destroy walls like in GF, it would be 'poifekt' ;)
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Posted by Rimmerz on 05-May-2002 18:54 GMT
This is my all time favorite 2 player game!! Its awesome!! I have spent countless hours with friends playing this one! We even built a "cockpit" over the TV so one couldnt see the other players screen!
Yes a TCP net version would kick some serious ass!!!
Great work, to the team behind it!!
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Posted by cOrpse on 05-May-2002 19:07 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (darklite):
You could do like i do with snex9x at college ... Basically you both run the game and send each other your input signals , IIRC there is a version of UAE with this , so it could be done on pc's but i wouldn't bother trying it on UAE on the amiga , its just to damn slow and an arse to get working anyways.
Maybe someone will do a decent port of UAE for the amigaONE , i hope so , cuz it will be a good way to play the classics :D.
/me goes back to RC5 ( yes , my amiga is taking part ;) ) , downloading OpenBSD , poking .net server beta's and other computer related phun woo ! :D
Remember Roketz ? Now its freeware : Comment 5 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Nicolas Sallin on 05-May-2002 20:35 GMT
There is a nullmodem version of Roketz but it doesn't really work.
A lot of hard work is needed before being able to use TCP/IP in
Roketz... Like rewriting all display and memory management code :-/
So, enjoy the full free release and pray :)
Remember Roketz ? Now its freeware : Comment 6 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by James Carroll on 06-May-2002 04:28 GMT
Isnt the latest version of Roketz v2.28 ?
This is my all time favourite Amiga game as well by the way!
Remember Roketz ? Now its freeware : Comment 7 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 06-May-2002 07:31 GMT
Ah, this was one of my fave games back in '95-96. Oh, the memories just come flooding in... :)
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Posted by Anonymous on 06-May-2002 15:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (catohagen):
Why would you need AMarquee? Are you a pleb?
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Posted by volm on 06-May-2002 17:59 GMT
Really nice. I remember playing this game for hours and hours with my friends (hi djemo) :) and it came awfully close to 'turboraketti' in lastability.. :)
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Posted by Frank on 06-May-2002 21:28 GMT
Wow! Cool! This game rulez!
Remember Roketz ? Now its freeware : Comment 11 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Chris Kelley on 07-May-2002 03:11 GMT
Xpilot is a multiplayer Rocketz type game. There is an Amiga version on the aminet (Apilot, I think). I've wasted way too much time playing xpilot.
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