8-bit memories charm
Long, long ago, in the early 90 's, when I was the holder of one of the greatest computer of all time (Commodore 64). Fascinated me and several of my friends a small game. Movie Business ', because this was the title that we spent in front of the screen many happy afternoons and evenings…
Jak się pewnie domyślasz była to gra o produkcji filmów. Pomimo sporej grywalności miała ona jednak kilka mankamentów. Pierwszym z nich była niemiecka wersja językowa, w czasach, gdy w szkole podstawowej uczyli nas jeszcze języka rosyjskiego był ona dla nas mało przyjazna. Drugą większą wadą było to, że program się wieszała!!! (Tutaj przypis dla młodszych czytelników, porządne komputery się nie wieszają – a C-64 jak już wspomniałem należał do tej kategorii 😉 ).
In view of the above, and the fact that the game had a few limitations, and we will some new ideas, I decided to write a new version. (Yes, even back then I had interested development). So here are the was (I think at the end of my second and third grade high school) Film Business for the C-64.
The game was written in basic 2.0 (WOW!). He was almost all available memory (it was 38 KB available for BASIC – until at some point I had to make some compression/optimization, because it showed me the message OUT OF MEMORY…). However, the final result was successful, because we have abandoned the original and played only in my version… and it's much longer.
Carefree times high school passed, I got to University, and together with this event, I received my first PC. So I started learning a decent, structured programming language that is of Pascal and any days off was the next version of Business this time for PC… Of course, this was not a normal port, as greater hardware capabilities (640 kB memory;)) allowed to develop wings.
Millenium's era Windowsa
Year 2000/2001 is a fascination with the new (for me) a tool for Visual C++. At that time I also had a college course in artificial intelligence. Lady doctor, lead activities, allowed to choose any topic in the laboratory, using this opportunity, educational and entertainment purposes I decided to write a film Business… Windows version… (with computers as a manufacturers – the use of artificial intelligence algorithms).
The final effect was so interesting that I decided to share it on the Internet… Soon after, a man named Joel (Michal Zacharzewski) put the mention of the game on the website gry.wp.pl… and it was just beggining… the game gained more and more popularity. the project, which in total in terms of functional I thought was finished, obrastał in new ideas.
Its popularity has also put her on several CD attached to the largest contemporary Polish computer games magazines (Pc World – The Game, The World Of Computer Games, Click!). Other players send their comments and ideas. Well were do… the decision was made at the founding of the Movie Business 2.
Film Business 2: road to Hollywood
The road to Hollywood, however, was long and bumpy. The new version of the game is again a pretext to change the technology to a more modern (this time fell on .NET and c #). After a promising start, however, the longer the pause in the work on the project (due to several important, in the life of the author, events: write a thesis, professional work – and hence the tight deadlines at the first projects, in the end of the trip… for, as it turned out, a one-year mission abroad).
Many who hoped that BF2 at all will… and yet,… The beginning of the year 2005 and the first Alpha versions of BF2 to a wide range of players… and meet with warm reception.
This year won't be too well remembered by fans. In February, comes version 0.5.0 BF2. And… the work shall be suspended. Again, some important life decisions that they take quite a bit of free time makes that work on BFem are not continued… regret expressed in the comments of the faithful fans for not a lot of help, until the…
… the tip of the year 2009, when it turns out that I will have a bit more time and I decided to dust off sloppy design. By the way there have been a few new ideas and solutions in modern games (I bought my first Console – PlayStation 3 – Hence the new inspirations). Version 0.6.0 is a breakthrough in the history of the Film Business, in fact, introduces a lot of new, innovative ideas to the series, also has been expanded considerably and reviews…
From this point, further updates are already quite systematic. Which does not mean that you still do not happen unpleasant surprises.
With version 0.6.5 first appears with the statistics service players online – BFStats. The idea, though a bit skeptical about adopted by fans, however, is gaining acceptance. Unfortunately, a few months after launch, hosting is dead along with the entire contents of the database. At the same time is closed free server terramail, where the movie Business was hosted almost from the beginning of its existence.
In 2011 the year the game is moved to a new, commercial hosting. The statistics service is reactivated, this time with new features called MovieStats. At the beginning of 2012 year I decide to migrate the official project page, created so far in HTML for a more professional and easier to maintain WordPress.
Biznes Filmowy so called Movie Business
In November 2013 year appears another milestone for the game version 0.8.0 and multi-language support. In the first place, in addition to the Polish language, appeared the English version of the program. Of course, both the official site and MovieStats service shall also be made available for speaking the language.
Finally a year later appears the version marked passes 0.8.5 one functionality that many gamers have been waiting for a very long time – saving game state.
I am glad that by these several years is with me many old fans, who from time to time, refresh the game.
If you do not know the Business of film give it a try, you won't oczaruję You probably are but if you are a lover of films and cinema there is a chance that you will spend some time with him.
Feel free to download the latest version of the game…