Re: Forces of Darkness - BBCSDL version

Richard Russell
 

In case anybody is interested, you can find a video of Forces of Darkness running on a Raspberry Pi 3 here.  It doesn't always manage to keep up with the full frame rate (50 Hz) but it's remarkable that it runs as well as it does on such a low-powered machine.  Most Android devices will have a faster processor than the RPi, and quite possibly a faster GPU too, so the program should run at least as well on that platform.

Even if, like me, playing that style of video game doesn't appeal, you can still marvel at the skill of the programmer, and hopefully be impressed by what a program written in 100% BBC BASIC can achieve.  If you are inclined to try your hand at something similar, looking at the FODSDL source code should give you plenty of ideas.

Richard.

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