Hi Jim.

Wow! interesting to think that when I'm playing your golf game I'm playing something that started 20 years ago, ;D.


Out of idle curiosity, which of your games were written originally for dos and then converted? and are there stil any dos games you haven't released windows versions of yet?

Beware the Grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Kitchen" <j...@kitchensinc.net>
To: "dark" <Gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 1:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] How did you start?


Hi,

I like many started playing video games in the late seventies and early eighties on an Atari 2600. I also had a Texas Instruments 99 4A and an Atari 800 XL home computer which I started programming video games on in Basic. Then in 1990 I got my first talking computer. It was a NEC 286 running Jaws for dos version 1.0 with an Accent SA hardware synthesizer. So I was now writing blind accessible text games. In 1990 or 1991 Phil Vlasak found the source code for a golf game and found a sound file player like Plany and SBPlay and added sounds to the golf game. You know before that we only used the little PC speaker for sounds. But now we could add wav files to our games. So I also found a different golf game and added sounds to it. So in the nineties I programmed games in dos Quick Basic (PDS7) with text and sound files played via the external sound file player. In 2000 David Greenwood helped me to get started switching from dos Quick Basic to Visual Basic for windows. So now in windows we could play the sounds right in the code of our games and make the games totally sound based. So that is what I have been doing for the last ten years. Allot of the time was spent converting and improving my dos games to windows versions, but I have also written several totally new windows only games.

Just for the heck of it, again here is a list of my games for windows.

Baseball, BattleShip, Black Jack, Bop It, Concentration, Craps, Draw Poker, Football, Golf, Hangman, Homer on a Harley, Life, Mach 1, Mach 1 tts, Master Mind, Monopoly, Pong, Puppy1, Roulette, Simon, Skunk, Slot Machine, Snakes and Ladders, Spanker, Star Mule, Triple J Shooter, Trivia game engine, Trucker, Yahtzee

Braille reference guide, Brain, Reader, Waver, Batting practice, Golf course maker

BFN

    Jim

The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.

j...@kitchensinc.net
http://www.kitchensinc.net
(440) 286-6920
Chardon Ohio USA
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