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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: TEK released!
 

TEK released!

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 09:28, 15/5/2002 | ,
 
Yes, it's finally out! I'm not even going to bother with the usual guff, let's go straight to the full press release:
After more than four years of development, Artex Software are proud to present the realtime strategy game TEK 1608!

Some features:

  • High resolution rendered graphics

  • State-of-the-art design

  • Stunning gameplay, easy to understand but challenging

  • Screen resolutions from 640x480 up to 1024x768 (the latter requires 2MB VRAM)

  • Additional smaller windows can be opened for guarding or tracking your battle units or buildings

  • A small map of the whole area is displayed on the status bar, showing all your units/buildings, and everything you know about the enemy

  • The surface consists of isometric fields with four height levels

  • Your units can only see what's within their radar. So you can hide movements and make really nasty unseen attacks.

  • Everything outside the radar of your units is displayed dark.

  • Every place never visited before is unknown, ie black.

  • Three different terain sets

  • 12 different battle units


People will be able to purchase TEK at the Wakefield Show 2002. The TEK package is available for about 30 ukp and includes the Artex best-sellers "Exodus - The Colonisation of Space" and "Ankh - The Tales of Mystery" as well as "BotKiller 1" and "BotKiller 2".

The game is available from R-Comp Interactive:
R-Comp Interactive
22 Robert Moffat
High Legh
KNUTSFORD
Cheshire WA16 6PS
Tel: (+44) 01925 755043
Fax: (+44) 01925 757377
Email: rci@rcomp.co.uk


Minimum system requirements are:
RiscStation R7500 or similar
16 MB RAM
60 MB harddisc space
CD drive

Recommended system is:
StrongARM RiscPC
16 MB RAM
2 MB VRAM
60 MB harddisc space
CD drive

The game has successfully been tested on the Kinetic.
It needs a "v-boot" with Viewfinder.

For more infos please visit www.artexsoft.com
 
  TEK released!
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  Jason Togneri (12:14 15/5/2002)
    Guest (14:20 15/5/2002)
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                                              Guest (16:36 22/5/2002)
 
[mentat] Message #87378, posted at 10:03, 15/5/2002
Unregistered user Yeah! :) One game every 4 years... not bad! Better than the hardware sitch anyway... ;)
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Jason Togneri Message #87379, posted at 12:14, 15/5/2002, in reply to message #87378
Unregistered user Well I've sent off my order... all that remains now is to see how long it takes to get here/if it gets lost in the post :(

~ J
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Guest Message #87380, posted at 14:20, 15/5/2002, in reply to message #87379
Unregistered user I take it that it isn't going to work with my poor ARM 710 then :(
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Jan Klose Message #87381, posted at 14:28, 15/5/2002, in reply to message #87380
Unregistered user If you have a look at the "rival" site www.acorn-gaming.org.uk, you'll find that Gareth says it's just about playable on a RiscPC 700. We have tested it with the ARM610 and found that, even after optimising, it is just a bit too slow to call it playable with that processor. Future optimisations might improve this, but TEK is already quite speed-optimised.
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Guest Message #87382, posted at 15:46, 15/5/2002, in reply to message #87381
Unregistered user Woo hoo! Just ordered my game on the phone, Xbox your gonna be consigned to the dust. I was also told something is being released that has something to do with Hotmail? Well, we will know at Wakefield.
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Guest Message #87383, posted at 16:04, 15/5/2002, in reply to message #87382
Unregistered user Cool. I'll be ordering my copy as soon as the exams are over! (Wednesday)

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Guest Message #87384, posted at 18:47, 15/5/2002, in reply to message #87383
Unregistered user Oh the hotmail thing. Just checked on the Icon bar, its called Grapevine. Looks pretty exciting, its a chat program. Loads of features.

http://www.arsvcs.demon.co.uk/r-comp/Grapevine/grapevine.html

TEK and Grapevine, suddenly things look very bright for RISCOS. Im also waiting to find out what 1608 stand for, should find out tomorrow in the post...
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Jeffrey Lee Message #87385, posted at 19:01, 15/5/2002, in reply to message #87384
Unregistered user Woohoo!
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Guest Message #87386, posted at 19:22, 15/5/2002, in reply to message #87385
Unregistered user WhooHoo! Par-tay
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Guest Message #87387, posted at 19:37, 15/5/2002, in reply to message #87386
Unregistered user 1608 is the number of your squad. :)


Gareth
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Guest Message #87388, posted at 19:40, 15/5/2002, in reply to message #87387
Unregistered user Thats it? ooh.
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Max Palmer Message #87389, posted at 19:44, 15/5/2002, in reply to message #87388
Unregistered user Have AA got a review copy yet ?
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Guest Message #87390, posted at 19:47, 15/5/2002, in reply to message #87389
Unregistered user If they have im sure they will be too busy playing it to tell us. Soooo no news is good news, eh.
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Guest Message #87391, posted at 01:09, 16/5/2002, in reply to message #87390
Unregistered user A huge round of applause for everyone involved in the creation of TEK!! Well done Artex!

So what's the next project?
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Guest Message #87392, posted at 09:28, 16/5/2002, in reply to message #87391
Unregistered user The next project is Iron Dignity. So whats the situation on that Jan? Anything new? Pleeze tell.
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Tim Fountain Message #87393, posted at 15:00, 16/5/2002, in reply to message #87392
Unregistered user AA review copy is being sorted out at the moment, we haven't got it yet but we should have shortly.
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Mark Quint Message #87394, posted at 21:10, 16/5/2002, in reply to message #87393
Unregistered user I think its officially time to let off loads of fireworks :D
nice 1 artex :)
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Guest Message #87395, posted at 08:13, 17/5/2002, in reply to message #87394
Unregistered user Wow, my copy of TEK turned up in the post this morning. Thank you Artek for all your hard work. Its going to keep the RISCOS community busy for ages.
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Jason Togneri Message #87396, posted at 09:08, 17/5/2002, in reply to message #87395
Unregistered user Still not got mine :( don't know if I can last much longer...

~ J
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Simon Challands Message #87397, posted at 12:15, 17/5/2002, in reply to message #87396
Unregistered user Still not even ordered a copy. What a time to not have any money :-( No Wakefield for me :-(
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Guest Message #87398, posted at 20:06, 20/5/2002, in reply to message #87397
Unregistered user I'm not sure whether to buy it soon or wait until it's more Arm 7 optimised.
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Jason Togneri Message #87399, posted at 12:10, 21/5/2002, in reply to message #87398
Unregistered user Trust me, wait until it's more ARM 7 optimised... I've tried it on an ARM 710 and it's a bit shaky, but then again I'm happy because I'll be upgrading to a StrongARM before long. You're better to wait though, and get the benefits of playing it smoothly. Also, I've met one or two bugs along the way...

~ J
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[mentat] Message #87400, posted at 14:19, 21/5/2002, in reply to message #87399
Unregistered user Possibly more importantly, wait till it's been fixed so that it crashes less... :|
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Guest Message #87401, posted at 16:36, 22/5/2002, in reply to message #87400
Unregistered user I can't get past level 3 because it crashes.

Bummer.

Also, Ankh freezes the machine before leaving the desktop. Oh yes, Exodus does too.

Perhaps it's my machine... (28Mb SA RiscPC RO4.29)

Benjamin
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