Snowclimber, relocated version
Snowclimber is a nice two players demo game written by Vincent Van Dam some
years ago for the "Snowfall Challenge" contest, and it's still
available at www.msx.org website.
The demo was packaged as a 16K ROM file loading at address $4000. That's bad
news if you want to BLOAD this game on your 32K-RAM or 16K-RAM real MSX machine:
you simply can't, unless you:
Fortunately, Vincent made the source code available to everyone, so we could choose step 2a). Be aware that step 2b) is boring, difficult, time-consuming, prone to errors... if you still need to work this way, I suggest to use an old MS-DOS utility called "DAO", it was meant to recompile MSX games to PC, but may help in this task as well.
Vincent warned me that Snowclimber was originally built to work on emulators,
and needed some minor changes to work properly on a real MSX. I will quote my
Game logic/gfx is unchanged, there are
just some minor internal changes i.e.:
Hope you enjoy; if you own a less-than-64K-RAM-MSX, please drop me an email to [email protected] to let me know if/how it runs, thanks in advance for your collaboration.
As usual, no guarantee: use this software at your own risk, though I did my best effort to avoid anything harmful. I tested on my own MSX (Philips VG8010 32K RAM) and it still works happily :) Sincere thanks go to the original author, Vincent Van Dam, for his collaboration and permission to publish his software here, you may have a look at the nice Lotus F3 game he created for MSX, togheter with Daniel Vik.