Mag The Magician - MSX port in development

Mag The Magician - MSX port in development

by JohnHassink on 04-10-2019, 22:09
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In the village of Telerín the wise rule, the wise can perform magic, and only they get recognition.
But Mag is not a wise man, and they will not let him be unless he recovers the five pages of the great book of spells.
Two pages are kept by the wise, two were stolen by the orcs, and the final one was lost.
Recover the pages and you can become a wise person in the eyes of the elderly.
Beware of the pages in the hands of the orcs, one of them is the orc king in person!

Radastan is working on converting his game "Mag The Magician" to our beloved MSX. There is reportedly still a lot of work to do, but for now, the ZX Spectrum version can be downloaded to try out.

Relevant link: Bytemaniacos
Relevant link: MSXBlog

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By sd_snatcher

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05-10-2019, 14:39

It seems to be a very interesting game!

By hamlet

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05-10-2019, 19:51

Seems Spectrum ports reaches the next level. I’m looking forward to play the Magician!

By santiontanon

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07-10-2019, 04:08

Great news! Glad to see that the idea of porting AGD to MSX is already attracting new projects! Wohoo! Big smile

By mtini

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21-10-2019, 18:56

Below is a link to the version of ZX Spectrum converted to MSX

MAG the Magician converted from ZX Spectrum to MSX

By ARTRAG

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21-10-2019, 21:21

it is the plain zx version... trolling attempt ?

By mtini

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22-10-2019, 01:47

No troll, I really converted it. Runs in any MSX.

By mtini

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22-10-2019, 01:49

I also converted "Misco Jones - En Busca de la Vah-Ka Perdida", but no time to make a video.

By Manuel

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22-10-2019, 07:27

Great that it works. The spectrum version seems to be using smaller steps for the player movement, making it look smoother... Can that still be improved?

By ARTRAG

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22-10-2019, 08:01

mtini, sorry for my comment above, but the fact is that the port is not using msx capabilities and looks very choppy
Looking at the pictures in the news I was expecting screen 2 graphics and sprites

By Timmy

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22-10-2019, 15:22

I think you got confused. There are/will be two versions of the game.

There is the version made by mtini, which is a straight Spectrum port, with all the Spectrum graphics.

The other version, the one that is mentioned in this news, is the one the original game developer Radastan is making for MSX, possibly with better graphics.

Looking forward to both, even though I might be only playing the original Spectrum version. Smile

By mtini

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22-10-2019, 19:20

Thanks. I made this and other conversions just to learn something about how to convert games from ZX Spectrum.

By mtini

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22-10-2019, 19:24

It´s because is a direct conversion from ZX Spectrum version, make no uses of MSX capabilities. No problem with your comment. Thank you.

By mtini

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22-10-2019, 19:26

Timmy wrote:

I think you got confused. There are/will be two versions of the game.

There is the version made by mtini, which is a straight Spectrum port, with all the Spectrum graphics.

The other version, the one that is mentioned in this news, is the one the original game developer Radastan is making for MSX, possibly with better graphics.

Looking forward to both, even though I might be only playing the original Spectrum version. Smile

Exactly.