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Old 09-10-2012, 03:29 PM   #16
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Default Re: Brand new Amiga 500 game release in 2012 - Sqrxz!

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Old 09-10-2012, 03:31 PM   #17
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Default Re: Brand new Amiga 500 game release in 2012 - Sqrxz!

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Availability of floppy disks is my problem... can anyone recommend an ADF explorer type program either for Linux or Amiga?
Try adf2disk
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Default Re: Brand new Amiga 500 game release in 2012 - Sqrxz!

I am serious like a heart attack, where can I buy a floppy disk version like you showed me on the picture for my a1200? thanks.
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Thanks for the game. Oh so awesome with an Amiga 500 game in 2012! You guys rule!.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:04 PM   #20
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Default Re: Brand new Amiga 500 game release in 2012 - Sqrxz!

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I am serious like a heart attack, where can I buy a floppy disk version like you showed me on the picture for my a1200? thanks.
I sent a PM with the same question, no reply yet tho
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:38 PM   #21
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Default Re: Brand new Amiga 500 game release in 2012 - Sqrxz!

Hi, I'm sorry I haven't had time to reply until now.

First of all I hope no one thinks I have anything to do with the making of this game, I'm only spreading the news about it! I suppose I should share some information about the game here too though.

Sqrxz started off as a DOS PC game back in 1996. In 2010 it was remade by a new team, who reprogrammed the game using C and SDL and pixelled all new graphics for it. This version was for modern PCs, and runs on Windows but has been ported to many systems, including Linux, BSD, Aros, MorphOS and AmigaOS4, Dreamcast, Wii, GP2X, Playstation Portable, Dingoo, Android, and others. It then spawned two sequels, which have also been ported around to most of these systems.

This year, the coder who ported Sqrxz to Aros, MorphOS and OS4, phx, re-coded the entire game in 68k Assembly for classic OCS Amigas with 1MB RAM, and considering the original remake experiences ocasional slowdown and bugs on all those modern systems and requires heaps more RAM and CPU power to play, I think it's pretty impressive how well it's been ported.

It's possible that phx may release a hard drive installable version, hopefully with support for a jump button and AGA, but for now we must deal with a Non-DOS floppy disk. So it can't even be mounted and have the program copied to the hard drive yet. However, StingRay has written a WHDLoad patch for it which should be on the WHDLoad site very soon. Once it's up, I will install it myself and can provide a pre-installed version for anyone who can't use floppy disks.

For some odd reasons, the game can not be ordered on floppy disk with that awesome printed label. These are an exclusive item which will only be available at special events such as demo parties and Amiga shows. The first batch were given out at the Demodays party a few weekends ago, and another batch is being sent off to be given out at the AmiWest show which is coming soon.

Here are some quotes from their Facebook page about the disks:

"Sqrxz (first part) for Amiga OCS to be released this weekend on floppy disk only at Demodays 2012 demoparty ( http://demodays.org/ ) in Olten/Switzerland. Pre-orders made via our coder Frank are prepared (40 disks) and will be sent away soon. Our project manager Shahzad will attend Demodays and brings 30 disks along; so if you are there, grab a copy while stock lasts." (koj)

"Bill Borsari of AmiWest fame will hopefully receive 10 floppy disks with Sqrxz as free giveaway. A very huge thanks goes out to Shahzad's working colleague Chelsea Gunn who will make sure all gets there in time, by personally bringing the copies from Austria to the US. Thanks a ton Chelsea!" (koj)

Follow Sqrxz on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/sqrxz
Read the original OCS port thread - http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=64613
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:50 AM   #22
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Default Re: Brand new Amiga 500 game release in 2012 - Sqrxz!

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Try adf2disk
I have that already, it writes ADF files to floppies. The problem is I don't have any spare floppies.
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Default Re: Brand new Amiga 500 game release in 2012 - Sqrxz!

If anyone want to print out a label i tried to make a label using the images in the first post.

Not super good but the best I could do from the pictures of the floppies, I also fixed the colors for better printing quality
Just set size and print, a good size for floppy is 72mm x 55mm.


And here is an Amiga IFF download of the image:
http://som99.sytes.net/files/sqrxz.iff

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Made a new one from scratch to look as much as the label as I could.


Amiga IFF download:
http://som99.sytes.net/files/SQRXZ-NEW.iff
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:41 AM   #24
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Default Re: Brand new Amiga 500 game release in 2012 - Sqrxz!

Too bad they won't sell it and the only way to get a physical floppy is going to one of these demoparties. Unfortunately, i'm too far to go there for a disk!
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Default Re: Brand new Amiga 500 game release in 2012 - Sqrxz!

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I have that already, it writes ADF files to floppies. The problem is I don't have any spare floppies.
I could make you a copy on floppy and send by mail if you like.
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Default Re: Brand new Amiga 500 game release in 2012 - Sqrxz!

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thanks for the offer, but I'll try one of these tricks first:
http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=62695
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thanks for the offer, but I'll try one of these tricks first:
http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=62695
The problem is that the disk is NDOS so you wont be able to run it within WB and it would be a pain to mount and boot from a hard drive :/
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Default Re: Brand new Amiga 500 game release in 2012 - Sqrxz!

Thank you for the awesome floppy label images, som99! I can't wait to get these printed out and put on my awesome translucent green disks.

StingRay has released his WHDLoad patch for Sqrxz! You can download the patch from the WHDLoad site (make sure you have WHDLoad installed too, of course): http://whdload.de/games/Sqrxz.html


Also, I installed it on my A1200 and compressed the drawer for anyone who can't use floppies: http://home.exetel.com.au/amiga/SqrxzHDD.lha (thanks to phx for giving me permission to give this out).
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Thank you for the awesome floppy label images, som99! I can't wait to get these printed out and put on my awesome translucent green disks.

StingRay has released his WHDLoad patch for Sqrxz! You can download the patch from the WHDLoad site (make sure you have WHDLoad installed too, of course): http://whdload.de/games/Sqrxz.html

I installed it on my A1200 and compressed the drawer for anyone who can't use floppies: http://home.exetel.com.au/amiga/SqrxzHDD.lha
Your welcome
I saw an spelling mistake in one of the names and i just fixed it so take the new IFF or JPEG
You have to resize the image when printing to floppy label size, I usually go for 72x55mm, also a printer with more then 600 dpi makes it look a lot better

I have no translucent disks so ill go for a solid green one
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Nice to see a new OCS game :-) Hopefully the sequels will also make their way across, and maybe even an AGA version...
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