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Author Topic: Gamasutra - From PS4 to 1.44 MB floppy: Porting Retro City Rampage to MS-DOS  (Read 870 times)

Mark0

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Interesting presentation, and memories!  ;D

At GDC 2016, Provinciano elaborated on exactly how he did it, and in the process shed light on how he reduced memory usage down to 4MB, increased performance to run on a 486 PC, reduced disk space to fit on a single 1.44MB floppy, and finally ported the game to MS-DOS itself.

http://www.gamasutra...Rampage_to_MSDOS.php

The other video/talks referenced in the video are also interesting.

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Watching and enjoying!

Note for viewers: I think this video is really going to be of interest only to coders.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2017, 11:15 AM by mouser »