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Dick Smith System 80 as a development platform?

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Dick Smith System 80 as a development platform?

by tezza » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:28 am

Given what's going to appear at the movies soon, here is a bit of trivia I found interesting which I thought I'd share. Did you know that famous Sinclair Spectrum game "The Hobbit" was developed on a System 80!? :)
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Re: Dick Smith System 80 as a development platform?

by YetiSeti » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:23 pm

tezza wrote:Given what's going to appear at the movies soon, here is a bit of trivia I found interesting which I thought I'd share. Did you know that famous Sinclair Spectrum game "The Hobbit" was developed on a System 80!? :)

All right, all right, we know you love System 80s :)

Oh, here's a brilliant idea that's a day too late.

Wouldn't it have been fantastic to take your Hobbit computer game to the premiere and have it autographed !
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Re: Dick Smith System 80 as a development platform?

by tezza » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:58 am

Yes, and I was actually in Wellington at a conference at Te Papa on the day of the red carpet. Many wizard hats and hairy feet.

Unfortunately I don't own a copy of the Hobbit (the software), but that would have been a crafty idea.

Pity it was never released for the System 80/TRS 80 M1. It was because the eye-candy graphics were bolted onto the game of course, but, as much of the hard work was done on a System 80, It would be good to have had a text based version for that model.
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