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Title: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: Ad Lunam Plus
Post by: Corporal Jonlan on July 09, 2020, 16:15:56 PM
Ad Lunam (https://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=8935.0) was a proof of concept, designed to fit into the humble ZX Spectrum 48K. Here is its big brother, Ad Lunam Plus.

(https://www.alessandrogrussu.it/zx/alp01.png)

The game is now a 128K exclusive - although I have, as for several of my other titles, considered to make a TR-DOS version which can be run on the 48K with a DivIDE/DivMMC. and ESXDOS - and features graphics for many of its sections and AY sound for national anthems and end-of-game congratulations.

(https://www.alessandrogrussu.it/zx/alp02.png)
Will you impersonate Von Braun or Korolev?

(https://www.alessandrogrussu.it/zx/alp04.png)
The main menu

There are other tweakings and enhancements, for instance "pilots" are now aptly called "astronauts" and "cosmonauts" and you can even see their faces when selecting them for training.

(https://www.alessandrogrussu.it/zx/alp07.png)
Choose an ability to train John Glenn in

In the R&D section, you are now able to see pictures of what you are actually researching.

(https://www.alessandrogrussu.it/zx/alp05.png)
Soviet research and development main menu

(https://www.alessandrogrussu.it/zx/alp06.png)
American rockets

Facilities (previously called "structures") can also be seen now, even when they are under construction/repair.

(https://www.alessandrogrussu.it/zx/alp10.png)
The advanced training facility is being built, while launch pad 1 hosts a rocket for a planned mission

You can now follow missions from the control room.

(https://www.alessandrogrussu.it/zx/alp08.png)
Engines started, lift off

End-of-turn messages and communications will be shown as papers on a desktop.

(https://www.alessandrogrussu.it/zx/alp09.png)
The president is pleased with our work

The game is currently at version 1.0 and like its predecessor is available in Italian, English and Spanish. Please report any feedback about possible bugs/strange behavior/typos etc. here or to my email address (shown in the manual).

Enjoy!

Download (https://www.alessandrogrussu.it/ALP.html)
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: Ad Lunam Plus
Post by: Corporal Jonlan on July 09, 2020, 23:59:52 PM
Update: A bug affecting pilots management and a garbled text in the English version have been fixed.
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: Ad Lunam Plus
Post by: TrekMD on July 10, 2020, 00:54:55 AM
This looks quite nice.
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: Ad Lunam Plus
Post by: Corporal Jonlan on July 10, 2020, 16:15:42 PM
Thanks TrekMD!

Meanwhile, another small update: "MISSIONI" instead of "MISSIONS" in the missions main menu has been corrected.
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: Ad Lunam Plus
Post by: Corporal Jonlan on July 12, 2020, 14:07:57 PM
Update: a user reported a bug in the final lunar manned mission, which has been now fixed.
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: Ad Lunam Plus
Post by: zapiy on July 12, 2020, 17:53:43 PM
Great to hear you are keeping the game updated mate.
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: Ad Lunam Plus
Post by: Corporal Jonlan on July 15, 2020, 15:42:14 PM
Sure!  ;) And in fact, here is...

Version 1.1

What's new:
Download link is the same as before. Enjoy!
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: Ad Lunam Plus
Post by: Corporal Jonlan on July 16, 2020, 10:18:00 AM
More news ahead!
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: Ad Lunam Plus
Post by: TrekMD on July 16, 2020, 12:05:59 PM
Nice for the winner! 
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: Ad Lunam Plus
Post by: Corporal Jonlan on July 25, 2020, 09:16:36 AM
A new build (hopefully, the last! ;D ) has been released today.

Savegames from the previous two builds (15.07.2020 and 17.07.2020) are compatible with this one. If you have a game in progress, save it and load the savegame in the new build.

What's new:
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