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Rhodes

My name is Mark Speir. My father, Michael D. Speir wrote this game when he was active in the Mac shareware community in the early 90's. It was a very pleasant surprise to find it after all these years!

Thanks guys!

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Nice to hear from you!
Thank you for your comment, too!
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Yeah, I wish we would hear from more people involved in the making of some of this stuff, especially from the '80s to early '90s. A few people have websites dedicated to their work, like Cliff Johnson and Chris Crawford.

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I just wish I could find more of his old stuff. I lost all of it when my Mac was stolen a few years back. He, of course, doesn't have a sentimental bone in his body and got rid of everything when he started Windows programming. Sad

Rhodes isn't all that fun, but I like having it around. Unfortunately, it is not playable with Basilisk II. My Pentium D is just about 1000x faster than the fastest 68K processor.

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Can you list anything he designed or programmed? There are still old CD collections floating around with shareware and stuff on them; I even have one that appears to be a copy of the Info-Mac archive from some point in time. If he ever posted his stuff on a BBS or website there's still a chance it could be found.

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I cannot remember all of them. Really, I cannot remember the names of most of them. There is one that I'm looking for, but I doubt I'll be able to find. It's called Rose Garden. It is a top-down view tile-based game (color). He had it pretty much completed and had a commercial software publisher looking at it, but the deal fell through. He didn't think much of it after that and abandoned the project. I'm hoping there is a copy floating around somewhere as I'd like to finish the development using today's newer techniques, but I lost all of the artwork, story, sounds, basically everything when my Mac was stolen. Sadly, I think that was the last copy in existance.

I created a website for it and was actively developing it, but i didn't maintain the site after the theft and do not remember exactly what the web site was called or what service I used to host it.