P’tra lvl1 song

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We have created the first song for the game. We try to make ad or stream most fridays.

The new Darkstone logo

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So after almost 2 years of no new creations, we started again. we stream, chat, create and are clearly present again!The logo is made of dark glass-like material. With a dark deep red glow that radiates from it. with a smoke-like effect to top it off. The darkness radiates from it. oowwww spooky! Join us […]

Sony HitBit pins

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We of Darkstone have created a 3d file of the Sony HitBit pin. You can print your own. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2907289

Pins for hitbit w.i.p.

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First printed pins for the sony hitbit msx. now I need just to find a material to make the pin head rubber.

3D printed parts

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Or new 3d printer can print msx parts! For a philips monitor: Now time to learn 3d drawing and make more parts!

Flat1 in Webmsx!

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If you don’t own a msx, then a emulator is a solution. In the link below you will play FLAT1 demo direct in a emulator online! Webmsx link: FLAT1 demo

FLAT1 demo

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The demo version of FLAT 1 is now available for download. To make it not easy, this demo version contains level 3. The game has been written in Kunbasic. We hope you like it! link to download: FLAT1 

Up comming game : FLAT1

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At the moment, Darkstone is developing a new game. It is in an advanced stage. Some levels and sound need to be made before it’s finished. The name of the game is: flat1 . The maze exploring game.

Hardware photo’s

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We took some images of or msx collection.

Screen 3

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It is a fascinating screen that is not used a lot on MSX. On MSX2 I once made some animations from gif to MSX. It was a lot of work to set the correct palette for each frame.   more ad or youtube account

Darkstone logo in Sc8

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Still progress on the game Petra.The game is made in Screen 8(256×212 256 colors), so the Darkstone logo should be also.

Demo Petra game play

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This Youtube movie shows part of the game play of the upcomming game : Petra

Upcoming game: Player 1

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Part of the intro image is made. The ‘player’ is done. now we need to draw her to game size.

24th Bonami Retro Computer Fair

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At the Bonami fair, Darkstone will show a first live peek of their upcoming game! The 24th Bonami fair takes place from 10:30 to 15:30 on September 27 in Matenpark, Heemradenlaan 130, Apeldoorn. The entrance fee is 4 euros.

Donation to Bomani

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In celebration of Bonami computer and game museum opening a new location, Darkstone has donated a wall painting. Most people will recognise the concept of the game depicted in the artwork, which looks a lot better in real life. Checking out the wall painting would not be the only reason to visit the museum though, […]

Screen 8 art

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Drawn on msx in paint4. MSX: Sony HB-f9P inc. Nowind, sony hitbit mos-1 mouse , 21″crt Setting: 256×212 256 colors. Total 10 hours of drawing. Lost civilization with a Steampunk girl in front. See the progress @ Lord Zett’s Flickr.  

Lots of “new” graphics

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We have uploaded a lot of old en mostly never used graphics. Klick on the Image button or on this link.

Small updates and a new background

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The Darkstone site has received some minor styling updates, amongst which a new background image and improved legibility. The ‘darkstones’ on the background are based on the Charred photograph by Filip H.F. “FiXato” Slagter. The original is available for licensing.

Darkstone present at 16th Bonami Retro Fair

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This Sunday, on the 29th of September, Bonami is organising their usual retro computer fair in Apeldoorn again, and it will be bigger than ever. Of course Darkstone will be attending as well, and to make it easier for you to spot our booth, we’ve had a new banner made for us: Whether you also […]

Dutch Gaming Festival & Bonami retrocomputer fair

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Bonami retrocomputer fair will be held on Sunday the 9 of Juni on the ground of the Dutch Gaming Festival. The location is Antoon Coolenlaan 3 5644RX Eindhoven and it opens for visitors at 10am.  Darkstone will be there to promote their software and mods!  

Level 1 gfx

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Sometimes drawing in a certain style takes too much time and effort to create enough levels for an entire game. For example the graphics that Lord Zett drew for a possible Darkstone project. Below you can find “The City”, which was supposed to be level 1 of the project. He’s sharing this on Darkstone for […]

First of 3 Bonami fairs

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First of 3 Bonami retrocomputer fairs will be held on Sunday the 24st of March. The location is Heemradenlaan 130 – 7329BZ – Apeldoorn and it opens for visitors at 10am. Darkstone will be there!

Pixiedust is opensource

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This great game made by Lord Zett and Edwin (infinity) is now opensource A nice way to look into a game how it’s made. Download the Pixiedust sourcecode from Infinite’s website; it comes with music and GFX. If you have questions about the code go to Infinite’s post about open sourcing Pixiedust.

Pixiedust is ready!

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You now can play Pixiedust! Download Pixiedust from #msxdev 2012 website or watch:

electric power converter

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Darkstone has finished designing a component that will be used (among other components) for a much larger project Darkstone’s working on. This finished component is however already available for those interested. It’s an electric power converter that converts 9 volts to 200 volts, to light up nixietubes. Nixietubes are vacuum tubes containing numbers or other […]