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Subject  :  PARSEC to be open sourced?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  19 Feb, 2003 on 16:01
According to http://www.parsec.org , it will be open sourced in May 2003 (a possible port to OS/2?).
OS/2 Warp-ed to the very end.

Subject  :  Re:PARSEC to be open sourced?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  19 Feb, 2003 on 17:00
For thoose of you that have no clue of what it is: Fast-paced multiplayer cross-platform 3D Internet space combat

Here's some screen shoots:


Close-up of Assassin under attack.


A recently captured shot of the previously unknown Silverhawk.


The EMP cannon in action.


A Claymore approaching a planet.


A Claymore getting wiped out by a Hurricane with swarm missiles.


Bluespire blasting a Stingray with the helix cannon

Subject  :  Re:PARSEC to be open sourced?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  20 Feb, 2003 on 15:48
I posted this information (about PARSEC being open sourced) at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/os2-netlabs in hopes someone might see it as a potential port to OS/2 (no response yet).
OS/2 Warp-ed to the very end.

Subject  :  Re:PARSEC to be open sourced?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  20 Feb, 2003 on 15:53
As mentioned earlier I'm not the biggest gamer around here, but this would be a game that even I would show interest of. Ok, I haven't really played. But, being a fan of both old Elite and to more modern games such as HomeWorld - even I would look forward to a port for OS2.

Subject  :  Re:PARSEC to be open sourced?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  24 Feb, 2003 on 14:45
It seems to be a 3d version of a game that I used to play on my TI-99/4A computer (the first computer that I had ever owned [still have it ]).
OS/2 Warp-ed to the very end.

Subject  :  Re:PARSEC to be open sourced?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  24 Feb, 2003 on 16:17
I clearly recall the TI-99/4A since it goes back to the time when I myself had a Dragon 32. The Dragon 32 home computer was launched 1982 and it was powered by a 6809E at 1.8Mhz (now we are talking speed ).And I still got mine as well. Have you checked out the TI-99er page ?

Here is how picture of it, I don't know if it ever was sold in the states.

Guess that this is starting to get out of topic, now. Might over to the emulator section....


Subject  :  Re:PARSEC to be open sourced?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  24 Feb, 2003 on 19:44
Yes I know of the TI-99/4A page. I have a 'project' page that I had hoped to recreate the TI-99/4A computer but it has proven far more complicated than I had first realized. The TI-99/4A was fun to use and one only had to hit the on/off button when it 'crashed' (since the os was built in, there was no damage to it when one shut it off). IIRC - the cpu speed was about 8mhz (or slower) but the programs were very very small.
OS/2 Warp-ed to the very end.

Subject  :  Re:PARSEC to be open sourced?
Author  :  cyber manic cynic@ptt.yu
Date  :  17 May, 2006 on 14:35

Kim (20 Feb, 2003 15:53):
As mentioned earlier I'm not the biggest gamer around here, but this would be a game that even I would show interest of. Ok, I haven't really played. But, being a fan of both old Elite and to more modern games such as HomeWorld - even I would look forward to a port for OS2.

Hey, what heppened to Elite clone for Warp, there was an page on net with screenshots, and wass looking promising ? Graphic was filled3D like Elite New Kind, not like original one from Acorn.


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