MagiDuck is a simple platform-game designed to work on 8088/8086 class computers (the first IBM PC:s) with a CGA-compatible display adapter. It runs in a tweaked 40x25 text mode, giving the game a pseudo-pixel resolution of 80x50 with 16 colours and text combined from 2 half height Ascii-characters.
IBM PC or compatible
MS-DOS 3.0 or higher
8088/8086 4.77mhz or higher
CGA or compatible display adapter.
256 KB RAM
120 KB free disk space
Magi is a young duck who can't fly but has the ability to use magic and shoot fireballs. A mysterious stranger has landed on the top tower of her family castle and caused a glitch in the castles protective magic seals. Things are rather chaotic but maybe you can help her sort things out?
Development thread at Vintage-Computer.com forums: Vintage-computer.com
Beta 2 improvements:
- Faster level loader/decoder.
- Compressed tileset file format.
- More efficient sprite file format.
- More efficient menu layout format.
- Executable packed with COMPACK from 92K to 56K.
- More stable camera in POW-mode.
- ESC can be used to go back in menus.
- F1 brings up a quick-help screen.
- Some menu polishes.
Yikes, I'm late for the final release of the game. These loading time improvements are probably worth a little delay though, it's a free game anyways :)
If this version proves to be stable, the final release will be pretty much identical to this. So it's quite safe to regard this release as the full game experience.
Beta 1 of the game is now available for download. I hope it works!
Alpha 2 is now available for download. Lots of new features and many previous bugs should be fixed now.
The last update to the alpha fixed alot of issues and crashes that happened on real hardware. It was proven to run on CGA, EGA, VGA and SVGA cards. A...
Magi got some rather positive coverage in this article about new software for ancient IBM PC:s.
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First beta release of the game. Includes all the content of the final release but everything's only been tested by one person.
Alpha 2 release for testing. Should fix most video problems of the previous version. Various new features and content.
MagiDuck alpha 1.1 (2015-06-14) Released for testing and feedback.
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