Quick Peeks: Quod Init Exit [C64]

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QUOD INIT EXITIt's nice to see new software being written for classic machines. Today we will be taking a look at a new platform game which was released on October 29th, 2010 called "Quod Init Exit".

Quod Init Exit is a new platform game released for the Commodore 64 by Simone Bevilacqua. The game concept originated as a bit of an inside joke that the author would not expound upon. Perhaps that's for the best as this is an odd game.

Quod Init Exit is a game where you take on the role of a greedy pig who hops from level to level trying to eat as much food as possible. Eating food will increase your pigs stamina. You must also lookout to avoid the poison, as eating that will lead your pig to an early demise. Once you have eaten enough food, a toilet will appear. You must get your pig to the toilet as soon as possible to be able to advance to the next level.. otherwise the pig will drop a deuce right on the side of the platform and walk off. The game will end if the pig dies or he missed getting to the toilet on time.

Like I said, the game is a bit strange. :-)

I haven't transferred the game over to real hardware yet but it plays fine under VICE and the C64 Forever modified VICE emulator.

Download the game as a D64 image here. You can also download an archive containing the D64 and Tape images (with fastloader) from this website.

Enjoy,
-Gandalf42

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Bill Loguidice
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Impressive colors for a C-64

Impressive colors for a C-64 game!

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Chip Hageman
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Yes, the game has an

Yes, the game has an impressive overall look to it. Very clean. Especially since he claims it's a compiled BASIC game.. using the BASIC-Boss compiler? I've seen references to this compiler but never actually found a copy of it. It does a good job though; interrupt driven music and sprites, small file size, etc. Almost indistinguishable from a native machine language game.

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Simone Bevilacqua (not verified)
Miscellaneous notes

Hello Chip Hageman,

first off, let me thank you for taking the time to talk about my little game; also, I'm glad you liked it :)

Here are a few notes for your information:
* yes, it's been written in BASIC and then compiled;
* Basic-Boss Compiler: you can find it on planetemu.net;
* interrupt-driven music and sprites: no, no interrupts used (I don't even think the compiler offers a functionality of that kind);
* small file size: the compiler seems to be quite good, but it doesn't do magic - the key is the original source code (same goes for speed) ;)

I hope this helps.

Chip Hageman
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Thanks Simone for clearing up

Thanks Simone for clearing up a few points. I'll have to check out the compiler and give it a whirl. With everything you have going on (music, sprites, the overall speed of the game, etc) in a compiled basic program- it's a testament to your coding ability. I still have horror stories of my efforts with Blitz BASIC, back in the day. ;)

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You're welcome, guys :)

You're welcome, guys :)

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Great series Gandalf!

I must say I am very impressed by your recent posts mr Gandalf42 - you sure worked your magic!

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Agreed
Mark Vergeer wrote:

I must say I am very impressed by your recent posts mr Gandalf42 - you sure worked your magic!

Me too, Chip. We all appreciate your postings. I'd prefer it if you did what our own Rob Daviau did and changed your username to your real name, and just used the Gandalf42 handle as a sign-off/second identity, sort of like "Chip 'Gandalf42' Hageman", as it would better align with the AA philosophy of only using real names, but even if you don't want to, I still greatly appreciate your contributions.

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Bill Loguidice wrote:

Me too, Chip. We all appreciate your postings. I'd prefer it if you did what our own Rob Daviau did and changed your username to your real name

When I first made the account I just told you my handle since I use it everywhere.. once I got on, I noticed everyone was going by real names. I have no aversion to going by 'Chip Hageman' if you want to change it for me.. I couldn't find a way to do it from my end.

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Sounds good...
Gandalf42 wrote:
Bill Loguidice wrote:

Me too, Chip. We all appreciate your postings. I'd prefer it if you did what our own Rob Daviau did and changed your username to your real name

When I first made the account I just told you my handle since I use it everywhere.. once I got on, I noticed everyone was going by real names. I have no aversion to going by 'Chip Hageman' if you want to change it for me.. I couldn't find a way to do it from my end.

I can do it on the admin side. If you wish for it to be changed back, let me know. By the way, the user name thing goes for anyone... If you'd like a change, we'll be happy to do it!

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Mark Vergeer wrote:

I must say I am very impressed by your recent posts mr Gandalf42 - you sure worked your magic!

Thanks Mark.. I'm happy to contribute.

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