> I posted this to emuchat but it should have gone here, I think.
> There's a long story that goes along with this machine and how it even got to this
> point where it's now running and has functioning link play, but that's for later. Two
> nights ago, we got enough issues ironed out to get it to boot and be stable long
> enough to play some games. Here is a quick teaser of it running:
> Taito System 68020 Hardware [Aug 1992 release]. 4 guns, 2 triggers each. Shaker motor
> (damage) & Solenoid kicker (shot). 8-way joysticks to maneuver. Considered to be the
> grandfather of FPS games, first to define "WASD" style movement (and the ability to
> "circle-strafe"), first to have battle mode (deathmatch). Players stand next to each
> other, but cannot [easily] see other players' location (no split screen!). The
> controls are also unique, never duplicated - playing a FPS with a physical gun that
> kicks! The abilities of the Ensonique ES5505 sound chip are also well showcased in
> this release, a product originating from Malvern, Pennsylvania. Not sure this is the
> right forum for this, as it's more about something that's unemulated (link play /
> custom hardware).
Grats on getting it running. Never having seen an original, I was kind of surprised that the directional control appears to be twist-rudder-like instead of pedals. Nifty.
+++ She probably was texting and calling around. Give that kid to a better family. +++