Forums

Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
SG-1000 / SC-3000 / SF-7000 / OMV
Home - Forums - Games - Scans - Maps - Cheats - Credits
Music - Videos - Development - Hacks - Translations - Homebrew

View topic - Klondike Solitaire

Reply to topic
Author Message
  • Joined: 17 Jan 2020
  • Posts: 33
  • Location: Brisbane
Reply with quote
Klondike Solitaire
Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:26 am
Last edited by under4mhz on Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:55 pm; edited 2 times in total
I'm pleased to announce the release of Klondike Solitaire for the Sega Master System and SG-1000.

The classic solitaire card game now available for the Sega Master System. Sort the cards into order. Left button to select a card to move, then again to move the card. Right button to move the to bottom of the pile, then again to move the the deck. Right click also automatically moves a card to the foundation, if valid. Hold both left and right buttons together to resign the current game.
screenshot1.png (3.5 KB)
screenshot1.png
screenshot2.png (2.94 KB)
screenshot2.png
screenshot3.png (3.63 KB)
screenshot3.png
screenshot1.png (3.35 KB)
screenshot1.png
screenshot2.png (1.85 KB)
screenshot2.png
screenshot3.png (2.49 KB)
screenshot3.png
Klondike-SMS-1.00.zip (35.25 KB)
Klondike-SG-1.01.zip (40.67 KB)
Klondike-COL-1.01.zip (20.36 KB)

  View user's profile Send private message
  • Joined: 05 Sep 2013
  • Posts: 2816
Reply with quote
Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:17 pm
nice! what about an SMS version (mode 4 graphics)?
  View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
  • Joined: 11 Dec 2019
  • Posts: 28
  • Location: Finland
Reply with quote
Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:03 pm
Thanks! Dunno why I laughed when I saw the queen of hearts :D
  View user's profile Send private message
  • Joined: 17 Jan 2020
  • Posts: 33
  • Location: Brisbane
Reply with quote
Post Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:56 pm
sverx wrote
nice! what about an SMS version (mode 4 graphics)?


I wasn't going to. I'm not really set up to do mode 4 graphics.
  View user's profile Send private message
  • Joined: 17 Jan 2020
  • Posts: 33
  • Location: Brisbane
Reply with quote
Post Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:56 pm
helmha wrote
Thanks! Dunno why I laughed when I saw the queen of hearts :D


I'm in love with the queen of hearts.
  View user's profile Send private message
  • Joined: 01 Feb 2014
  • Posts: 572
Reply with quote
Post Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:48 am
under4mhz wrote
I wasn't going to. I'm not really set up to do mode 4 graphics.


I'm sure it will be easy to find someone to convert them for you. There's a couple of talented artists around here, and the scope of the work seems very manageable.
  View user's profile Send private message
  • Joined: 17 Jan 2020
  • Posts: 33
  • Location: Brisbane
Reply with quote
Post Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:39 pm
Kagesan wrote
I'm sure it will be easy to find someone to convert them for you. There's a couple of talented artists around here, and the scope of the work seems very manageable.


Sorry, what I meant to say is my own code is only Mode 2 and I'm not sure I want to go to the effort of recoding it in Mode 4. Part of my interest is I had a SC-3000 computer, I only had an SMS when I was older. I might have a look into how mode 4 works and see how much effort it will take.

Do you think it would be worth the extra time? Will many more people play it when it's more colourful?
  View user's profile Send private message
  • Site Admin
  • Joined: 19 Oct 1999
  • Posts: 13504
  • Location: London
Reply with quote
Post Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:54 am
You might consider automatically detecting the ability to use mode 4 based on the available RAM size. Adding mode 4 will get you compatibility with Game Gear and Mega Drive which will get you far more potential users, particularly on real hardware. I know mode 4 pretty well but not mode 2, but I guess it’s very similar, just 4bpp instead of 1bpp and correspondingly different attributes for the tiles. I guess it would avoid the attribute clash on red cards and allow more traditional art for the face cards. Sadly the classic Susan Kare cards are much too high-res to use here :)
  View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
  • Joined: 29 Mar 2012
  • Posts: 655
  • Location: Spain
Reply with quote
Post Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:57 am
I think that SC-3000 or SG-1000 has totally not appeal outside New Zealand or Australia. Mojon Twin's SG-1000 games are the LEAST downloaded ones from their website.
  View user's profile Send private message
  • Joined: 16 May 2002
  • Posts: 1204
  • Location: italy
Reply with quote
Post Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:17 pm
under4mhz wrote
Do you think it would be worth the extra time? Will many more people play it when it's more colourful?
Let me just say this: if you make a Master System version, I'll gladly record a video of it to help you spread the word. I'm always looking for new interesting content to feature on my channel, and Solitaire is a timeless classic.

I didn't have the chance to try it yet, is there any sound/music in it? I'm asking because this might make things problematic.
  View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
  • Joined: 09 Dec 2013
  • Posts: 196
  • Location: detroit
Reply with quote
Post Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:33 pm
Thank you, I love the sg1k and very happy when there's something new for it!

p.s. it might also be trivial to make Colecovision and MSX compatible versions if you're looking for exposure. Though - me - I'm perfectly happy with the sg1k version!

best regards,
- dink
  View user's profile Send private message
  • Joined: 26 Jan 2014
  • Posts: 546
Reply with quote
Post Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:08 pm
Thank you, page added: https://www.smspower.org/Homebrew/KlondikeSolitaire-SG
  View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
  • Joined: 17 Jan 2020
  • Posts: 33
  • Location: Brisbane
Reply with quote
Post Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:45 pm
I'm pleased to announce a new release of Klondike Solitaire, now for the Sega Master System. I've also improved the card graphics for the SG-1000 version.
screenshot1.png (3.35 KB)
screenshot1.png
screenshot2.png (1.85 KB)
screenshot2.png
screenshot3.png (2.49 KB)
screenshot3.png
screenshot4.png (2.9 KB)
screenshot4.png
Klondike-SMS-1.00.zip (35.25 KB)
Klondike-SG-1.01.zip (40.67 KB)
Klondike-COL-1.01.zip (20.36 KB)

  View user's profile Send private message
  • Joined: 05 Jun 2010
  • Posts: 693
  • Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Reply with quote
Post Posted: Today at 2:04 am
under4mhz wrote
I'm pleased to announce a new release of Klondike Solitaire, now for the Sega Master System. I've also improved the card graphics for the SG-1000 version.


Awesome, thanks!
  View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Reply to topic



Back to the top of this page

Back to SMS Power!