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chirinea (47495) on 4/18/2012 3:08 AM · Permalink · Report

The Apple II version, to be more precise. The background story on how he recovered this once lost source code is something interesting also.

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GTramp (81965) on 4/18/2012 12:05 PM · Permalink · Report

"ports of POP to various platforms such as PC, Amiga, Sega, Genesis, etc."

eh, Jordan

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Pseudo_Intellectual (66360) on 4/18/2012 3:34 PM · Permalink · Report

??

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chirinea (47495) on 4/18/2012 7:58 PM · Permalink · Report

I guess GTramp is pointing out the error in including a coma between SEGA and Genesis. Mechner probably meant the SEGA Master System or the SEGA CD, but who knows?

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GTramp (81965) on 4/18/2012 8:50 PM · Permalink · Report

Yes, and I think Jordan could never tell the difference between those systems. Not a huge problem, of course, but it made my eyes sore.

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vedder (70810) on 4/18/2012 9:02 PM · Permalink · Report

We had a Master System when I was young and I never really knew that was the name until I looked it up years later. I always knew it as the "SEGA". Did know its successor as the Mega Drive.

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Игги Друге (46653) on 4/18/2012 6:06 PM · Permalink · Report

This has thus far resulted in a port to C64, 25 years too late.

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Trypticon (11024) on 4/28/2012 2:07 AM · Permalink · Report

[Q --start Игги Друге wrote--]This has thus far resulted in a port to C64, 25 years too late. [/Q --end Игги Друге wrote--]

That conversion was released earlier last year, afaik without access to the original code.

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Игги Друге (46653) on 5/26/2012 1:27 AM · Permalink · Report

The development blog mentions going through the sources. Only for reference, naturally, since the platforms differ too much to allow porting the code itself.