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For Mac OS X
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BlastApp is a simple, "blast everything in sight" type of game, originally written for NextStep 2.0 back in 1990 and updated several times since then. The goal of the game is to fly your helicopter through twenty levels of deadly enemy bases, mines, and ships.


Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

OS X 10.5 Leopard (Universal)


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by SkyCapt - 2020, December 26 - 4:19am

/Developer/Examples/AppKit/BlastApp/ source
in Leopard (&up) but not Tiger.

BlastApp history:
Nov 90: First version of BlastApp, featuring 12 levels, written for NextStep 2.0
Mar 93: NextStep 3.1 version released with more levels
Apr 95: Converted to OpenStep; running on Mach and Windows
Sep 97: Rewritten in Java using the Cocoa APIs; Rhapsody UI
Dec 99: Fixed up for Mac OS X and Aqua
Nov 06: Converted back to Objective-C; using garbage collection

might these describe versions "1 through 6" ?
It says plays better with numeric keypad not arrow keys.

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by Duality - 2020, December 22 - 2:41am

There should be a source code project backing this. It might even be on the Leopard DVD with the Xcode tooling.

BlastApp was an old NeXT sample project to show off GUI programming with a simple game. It's been updated a few times, might even be updated for Sierra/Mojave/etc on somewhere.

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by SkyCapt - 2020, December 21 - 7:33am

Working in OSX 10.5.8 and 10.6.8 but Not in 10.4.11

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by lilliputian - 2020, September 23 - 5:41am

This should be re-uploaded in the Games category.

Thanks @fogwraith!

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, September 22 - 11:58pm

@12Macs: Using font glyphs for the Author and Publisher names is not going to work across all OS's.
Tho' I see that the page has since been updated to remove the glyphs.

Using the font glyph "" on a Mac may work OK if other readers are using Macs to view these pages.
But if the OS is not the same as yours, then your font glyph will probably look just like this: "" Not so good to look at.