[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Converting app from FB2 up to FB4/5

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From: "Mark A. Cenicola" <mark@...>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 22:42:18 -0800
On 11/25/10 9:29 PM, Brian S wrote:

>> Just need to get this application working under OS X.

Yes, I understand that with FB4 it wouldn't be a native application 
under OS X.  I  just want the program to at least run under OS X so I 
can use it as a demo.  Someone would still need a machine running 
classic to see how the program runs to rewrite it in FB5 as it stands 
now.  If going from FB2 to FB4 is just as difficult as going to FB5, 
then it makes sense to do that and hopefully such a person has access to 
classic to use the FB2 version of the program as a prototype.

>>   Here's a link to the overview of the application which also has a link to download a copy of the compiled application.
> Ran via the Basilisk II emulator since it is a Classic app that won’t run on OS X 10.6.x. Reminds me a little of Dungeon of Doom ( later Dungeon Revealed ) by John Raymonds back in the mid-80’s. Noticed Bob Nystrom’s name is on Trolls.
Why didn't I think of running it using a 68k emulator?  Thanks for the 
helpful hint on running the program using Basilisk II.  That solves the 
first problem so going from FB2 to FB4 isn't as big of an issue now that 
I can get the game to run on Snow Leopard.

Also, there are the controls so you can play it:

i = up
, = down
j = left
l = right
m = down left
. = down right
u = up left
o = up right
Space bar = weapon + direction to shoot above (for Warrior and Elf).

> Anyway, there are at least a couple of conversion options( with some sub-options in each major option ) here depending on the goals. Contract work discussion will need to be taken off-list but technical questions on FB and how to pursue it are more than welcome.
Noted - contract work will be taken offline.  Not trying to clutter up 
the list, but didn't know where else to turn for help.