By the time that I started seriously developing games (like SpaceChem), computers had come a long way from when I started playing PC games in the early 90's. In an effort to nostalgically reconnect with my past and broaden my understanding of antiquated programming paradigms (aka research for future Zachtronics games), Keith and I set out to port SHENZHEN SOLITAIRE to MS-DOS!
The port itself is finished, so all that's left is to manufacture and distribute the game. If you back this project you will receive the game and its source code on a signed 3.5" floppy disk.
The game requires an IBM compatible PC with a 386 or better, at least 640 kB of RAM, a VGA-compatible graphics card, and a mouse. We compiled the game with Borland C++ 3.1, which is not included.
Risks and challenges
The port is finished, so there's no risk of us failing to develop it, but our ability to test the game on actual hardware is limited.
The game runs well on my oldest PC (386SX @ 20 MHz / 4 MB RAM / VGA / MS-DOS 6.22), but it's entirely possible that you'll run into compatibility issues on your retro-computer of choice. In the event that this happens you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll issue you a refund. The hazards of releasing a game for MS-DOS in 2017, I suppose.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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