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Preview of

Super Cars II STE

Another vapourware project was started  by Schemantix/Stax(?) with a posting  at
the dhs scene bbs:

Hi all, 
does  anyone fancy SuperCars 2 enhanced for the  STe or Falcon ? I've only  just
started this  project in  ASM and  are currently  sorting out  the Title  Screen
featuring the  MOD from the  Amiga  version. What  I really need is  an assembly
programmer willing to write the level code and an artist  to enhance the levels.
Tell me if  anyone is interested.  It  would be  nice to see this game  revamped
do  you think?
It was followed one day later by the following one:

As Things go I've written the initial pictures into the prog, Gremlin,  Woolwich
ad (sucks) and am  now at the SuperCars  2 title screen  where   the music kicks
in. I  really  would  like some  help in developing  TCB tracker  routine  to be
used as  a |JSR  PLAY  | JSR  STOP |  if  anyone has the  time.   Its  a tracker
i'm familiar  with  and  the only  one  i know  for sure works  on STE and  STFM
without dying ;)

And surprisingly the very same day a demo of SuperCars II STE was announced:

Hey, i did this one for myself :))) no help needed, thanx anyways 

Ok, this PRG shows  the first three screens,  plays the music in  STe or normal,
just press space to  exit. btw, i know  i want to fade  each picture ;) tell  me
whether its any good or not pls. 

The demo was merely a slideshow of three pictures. It displayed a gremlin  logo,
a magnetic fields  logo and finally  a Super Cars  II logo. The code seems to be
assembled in a  hurry since there wasn't  even time to  hide the mouse. You  can
easily check it yourself  by moving the mouse  while either of  the  pictures is
displayed. Needless  to say that the  pictures are just flipped  in, there is no
fader or any effect  to make a smooth transition. However while  the last screen
is displayed an Amiga tracker module is replayed.

Personally I  doubt we  will ever  see much  more of  the game  than this little
screen since we all know Scheme. But you never know :) Besides according to some
rumours it seems  Bod/Stax had taken  over the project  but then someone  posted
something  about  Grand  Theft Auto  being  better,  so Bod  is  now  working on
something based on GTA. Anyway Supercars II is on hold or more likely cancelled.
So we can stop this preview right here ;)

Cyclone/X-Troll for Alive 2004-08-11

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Game Title: Super Cars II

Genre: Racing

Supported Machines: [ ] ST [x] STE [ ] TT [ ] Falcon [ ] CT60

Minimum Memory: [?] 512 kb [ ] 1 MB [ ] 2MB [ ] 4 MB [ ] more

HDD Installable: [x] yes [ ] no

Coding Language: M68k or Demo-Maker :)

Description: Conversion of the Amiga version of Supercars II

Game Design: Taken from the Gremlin game

Coding: Bod/Stax?

Artwork: n.n. working on graphics provided by Gremlin

Sound: Gremlin Graphics Amiga Modules

Current State: Picture slide show plus tracker replay are already done.

Planned Release: who knows


Contact: ???(at)aol(dot)com  (according to  a reliable  source scheme
                    always gets trouble with  his internet access and  loses his
                    connection data every other   week, so it  will  probably be
                    difficult to contact him.)


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