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Offline Qube

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Interview with Matthew Smith | Maker of Manic Miner
« on: March 08, 2019, 02:57:53 AM »
You've probably all seen this but I've just stumbled across it.

8 weeks to do Manic Miner and build the interface board he used :o - Who says our comps are too short? ;D

Until the next time...

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Re: Interview with Matthew Smith | Maker of Manic Miner
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 03:37:43 AM »
..thats what i call enthusiasm..fantastic dude..

Offline GaborD

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Re: Interview with Matthew Smith | Maker of Manic Miner
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 03:53:48 AM »
Manic Miner was so great.
Legend.


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Re: Interview with Matthew Smith | Maker of Manic Miner
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 06:18:10 AM »
TRS80 as a dev machine   ???

I know a lot of the Atari VCS games were developed on workstations and squirted over to the cartridges. Doom on the Next, etc. a lot of the ps1 games on Silicon Graphics machines.

It's amazing to see how the vero-board interfaced. such genius...


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Re: Interview with Matthew Smith | Maker of Manic Miner
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 07:21:13 AM »
Manic Miner was probably the first computer game that I played.

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Re: Interview with Matthew Smith | Maker of Manic Miner
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 08:44:21 AM »
Legend.
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Re: Interview with Matthew Smith | Maker of Manic Miner
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 10:28:31 AM »
Inspirational, 8 weeks including networking 2 computers, with Vero board... Wow.

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Re: Interview with Matthew Smith | Maker of Manic Miner
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2019, 07:56:47 AM »
just found this ... interesting doco.

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Re: Interview with Matthew Smith | Maker of Manic Miner
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2019, 11:29:12 AM »
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Inspirational, 8 weeks including networking 2 computers, with Vero board... Wow.

Plus he was a teenager coding in Assembly Language!
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