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Date: 2005-07-29 18:12
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Subject: Stunt Racer 2000

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If you used to (or still do) use some form of RISC OS-based computer (the Acorn Archimedes, the RiscPC, Iyonix, etc - or even if you just use an emulator), and what's more, you played (or play) a game called "Stunt Racer 2000", then I want to hear from you. Basically, I want to try doing a similar sort of game for the PC; perhaps one that could import the original tracks, too. It's vapourware right now, and probably will be for some time at least, but I'd love to produce an OpenGL-based port of it to Windows/Linux.

SR2000 was really, really cool. :D

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User: hot_grace7
Date: 2005-10-08 00:12 (UTC)
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is ur name really ciaran? i love that name i always come upon it in books.

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User: soph
Date: 2005-11-12 13:51 (UTC)
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Sorry for the late reply. Yeah, my name's really Ciaran. :)

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User: hot_grace7
Date: 2005-11-12 21:02 (UTC)
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thats so cool!

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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2005-11-15 00:07 (UTC)
Subject: Hmmmm... looks familiar!

Hi there,
At this stage in the post, you won't know me from some other random person, but you will figure out who it is by the end of the post!! (Wouldn't want to spoil the surprise now, would I?)

Was SR2000 anything like Stunt Car Racer by Geoff Hammond? It's from roughly the right era, if memory serves. BTW, did you know putting "stunt racer 2000 archimedes" into Google, without the quotes, brings up your LJ entry as the first page?

I was only searching to see if my memory was right, and it was like Stunt Car Racer, which first appeared on the Amiga in 1987.

As for developing an OpenGL-based Windows/Linux (I'd prefer a Penguin Production, myself *grin*)

Hmm, that's what, at least 3 clues (2 fairly blatant ones!)

After all, we have developed together before, although it hasn't been for some time, has it, Ciaran?

I was reading theblob.org/journal and just wondered what stuff you still wrote about, knowing that you are an articulate and thoughtful person with interesting ideas and views (which don't include general rants about things)

I also thought you'd been on RinkWorks long before your diary suggests it - I still remember my own introduction to RinkWorks, through an almost forgotten game of Werewolf... Guessed who it is yet?

It's also someone who still hasn't figured out his IM problem yet, but isn't really that bothered, Kopete works well enough even if I couldn't figure out how to compile 0.10.3... *grin*

Just saying, really, that I'm interested in helping develop something, and it'll be good for us to develop something in that manner again.

I should warn you that while my PHP skills extend to all sorts of string manipulation (as a recently discussed website proves), my C skills are second to none. In fact, they are one beyond that: they are non-existant (I could probably read some simple C and make sense of it but I haven't got round to learning it properly yet!)

Still, it's an idea, isn't it? I've been thinking about a tank-driving game in a similar mould, actually, so maybe we can take it from vapourware to GPLware?

You've got my IM/email address, so if you're interested please give me a buzz!!

P.S. I should mention that I'm Pete, if it wasn't painfully obvious!

P.P.S. To all the other readers, I apologise for the length of my post - I've known Ciaran a while and hopefully he'll remember that I can talk for England!

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