Firstly, I guess I should introduce myself as I haven't posted on this forum before. I'm from Brisbane, Australia and a mad cricket fan. I've been programming on and off for over 30 years and have always wanted to write a decent cricket program.
I've been starting/stopping work over the years on what I want to write, but have decided to really give it a decent shot this year. The game is based on a program called "Test Match & Limited Overs Cricket" which was originally (I believe) released for the Sinclair home computer. I had the game in the early 80's but it was a rewrite for use on the Amstrad 464 home computer.
Anyway, in an attempt to keep myself motivated, I've decided to Blog the development process. Hopefully if a few people get interested then it will inspire me not to quit writing this after a few weeks like I've done so many times in the past.
For anyone that is interested, the blog is here: Test Match Cricket | An Amstrad CPC Remake. You can either post comments at the blog, or just post comments/suggestions in here. At this stage, I'm looking to more or less just make this a PC remake of the original version, if/when this is completed then I'll move onto expanding the game into what I'd always hoped this game could be - but more about that down the track.
There's not much on the blog at present, but I hope to add to it every day or two and get some early stuff uploaded shortly for feedback. In the first post I give a basic idea of how to play the original game using an Amstrad Emulator - if you've never played this game, I'd suggest at least having a look at the original as even 30+ years after it was released I still find it a fun game to play. I may post more comprehensive instructions in this thread later tonight or tomorrow on how to get the game going using the emulator in case it wasn't clear enough on my Blog.
Well that's enough for now, hope there is some interest