Release programming is finished.
All parcels have been packed and were brought to the post office yesterday.
TODAY actually the first one arrived – so I deem this is the time, this is the place – Release is released to the public domain.
Here comes the full package of everthing that is and was Release V1.02:
UPDATE! – Above file was updated on 25th of February 2019!
In version 1.0 there were glitches in the demo mode!
In version 1.01 there could be garbled vectors on rare Vectrex hardware (took two years to come up!).
The above file is about 8.2MB in size. It contains all source code, all music, cartridge label, box title, instructions – everything.
Even the binaries! Please consult the provided textfiles (or see below), which “bin” file to use.
There is even a “making of” history included which consists of 32 different “stages” of Release programming. The earliest from January 2017 when I did first tentative tests, without even the permission of the “Originals”.
After seeing Vectrex Roli’s last Video – one advice for playing Release:
Please adjust the brightness of your Vectrex, so that you can clearly discern the starfield.
That brightnesslevel really makes a visual difference in my opinion.
That said, there are two textfiles included. One for the “user”, one in the source directory for the interested “programmer”.
For convenience sake, here direct links:
I hope some of you have as much fun playing Release as I had porting it.