Parallax games now freeware

Parallax games now freeware

by ro on 02-03-2021, 11:06
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Cas Cremers, known as the founder of Parallax Software, has announced at his Twitter account, that all Parallax games are now considered freeware. That means, you can play, copy and distribute them freely. A great gesture, which also guarantees that these significant Dutch goods will be preserved.

If you're not familiar with Cas Cremers, or Parallax software, a good way to read up is this interview.

Parallax Software has brought some solid game titles to the MSX scene, mostly MSX2 based with MSX-Music. A good mix of top-down action adventures and layered (or parallax, yes there's pun in that) side scrolling action adventures. Each follow up improving on graphics and, most notably, technicality.

One of the returning themes of the later Parallax games are big animations added with fast scrolling. While using hardware sprites and static screens was the thing to do, Cas did his utterly best to make sure to squeeze out every bit of the MSX to have large moving objects on screen. Every new game release was typically even more impressive than the last. It's a shame their master piece Core Dump never seen the daylight...

Have a look for yourself at the list of released, and now freeware, MSX games from Parallax:

All these are now freely downloadable from the MRC software database (click the title to download). Have fun!

Relevant link: Parallax homepage
Relevant link: Cas Cremers Twitter profile
Relevant link: Forum post

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Комментарии (16)

By fernandomanuel.garciagarcia

Master (190)

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02-03-2021, 11:12

That's really good news!
Thanks Cas & co.

By tfh

Prophet (2898)

Аватар пользователя tfh

02-03-2021, 11:16

Great news indeed.
Thanks for releasing these games as freeware!

By sanparr2016

Supporter (5)

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02-03-2021, 12:32

Excellent news, thank you very much Cas Cremers.

By mesiasmsx

Prophet (3301)

Аватар пользователя mesiasmsx

02-03-2021, 19:42

Thanks for this one. Parallax forever!

By valkyre

Hero (541)

Аватар пользователя valkyre

02-03-2021, 19:52

A stunning collection of high quality games, Bladelords and Akin are never far from my msx.

By Philip

Champion (379)

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02-03-2021, 19:53

That's awesome, thanks!

By JGM

Expert (122)

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03-03-2021, 08:42

Great! Those games are such high quality! Cool

By Avkooi

Expert (87)

Аватар пользователя Avkooi

04-03-2021, 20:18

Thank you very much for these great games, Cas! Back in the days, I bought and played Black Cyclon a lot! Never finished it unfortunately... And I hope I have some time in the near future to try all your other games!

By alexito

Paladin (743)

Аватар пользователя alexito

08-03-2021, 20:38

Excellent News, Thanks Cas.
About AKIN long time ago I hear it can be Installed and played from HDD (I think was Manuel Pazos) I'm not talking of using Software FDD emulator like. I just want to know if it's true or false?

By MSX4ever

Master (227)

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09-03-2021, 19:27

Thanks for the excellent Games !

By sanparr2016

Supporter (5)

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09-03-2021, 19:59

alexito wrote:

Excellent News, Thanks Cas.
About AKIN long time ago I hear it can be Installed and played from HDD (I think was Manuel Pazos) I'm not talking of using Software FDD emulator like. I just want to know if it's true or false?

Yes, there is a second edition, where I believe it can be copied into a folder and reproduced from an HD.

By alexito

Paladin (743)

Аватар пользователя alexito

10-03-2021, 12:54

@sanparr2016:
" Thanks for let me know now I got something more to fill in my MSX wishlist's games"

By Gloriou

Master (204)

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13-03-2021, 11:12

Excellent
I didn't know about those guys and their quality games
Thank you for these additions ????

By Creepy

Champion (332)

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13-03-2021, 13:54

Is there anyone who has Magnar running from the Megaflashrom or another HD/Memcard/usb device? I cant seem to run the diskimages with sofarun or runit.

By sanparr2016

Supporter (5)

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16-03-2021, 00:57

Creepy wrote:

Is there anyone who has Magnar running from the Megaflashrom or another HD/Memcard/usb device? I cant seem to run the diskimages with sofarun or runit.

In Nextor disc emulation only opens the home screen, I believe the problem is the MemMan used in the game.

By spl

Paragon (1470)

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25-03-2021, 00:42

Outstanding news! Smile Smile