Difference between revisions of "Locomotion (DOS)"

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| Platform  = [[DOS]]
 
| Platform  = [[DOS]]
 
| Year      = 1992
 
| Year      = 1992
| Developer = {{Developer|Prestige|Prestige Softwareentwicklung, GmbH}}
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| Developer = {{Developer|Prestige|Prestige Softwareentwicklung GmbH}}
 
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==Music==
 
==Music==
Locomotion features only a title theme song, but it begins with a fitting train track rhythm.
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Locomotion features only a title theme song, but it begins with a fitting train track rhythm. Unfortunately, the game sets a few tracks up to stop. Fortunately, a gamer can fix this by entering:
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sound b4a2e
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before starting the game.
  
 
===Recording===
 
===Recording===
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The music was recorded from the title screen with the above fix on a Pentium 60 MHz with a Sound Blaster 16 CT1740.
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{{TrackListBegin}}
 
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  | Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Matthias Steinwachs}}
 
  | Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Matthias Steinwachs}}
 
  | DurationMin = 3
 
  | DurationMin = 3
  | DurationSec = 18
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  | Game        = Locomotion
 
  | Game        = Locomotion
 
  | Platform    = DOS
 
  | Platform    = DOS
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===Credits===
 
===Credits===
 
* '''Ripper:''' [[User:TheAlmightyGuru|TheAlmightyGuru]]
 
* '''Ripper:''' [[User:TheAlmightyGuru|TheAlmightyGuru]]
* '''Recorder:''' [[User:TheAlmightyGuru|TheAlmightyGuru]]
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* '''Recorder:''' [[User:Professor Chaos|Professor Chaos]]
 
* '''Game Credits:'''
 
* '''Game Credits:'''
 
** '''PC Music:''' {{Credits|Matthias Steinwachs}}
 
** '''PC Music:''' {{Credits|Matthias Steinwachs}}
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The [[ROL]] music and [[BNK]] instrument files are located in the install folder. The game uses the generic AdLib sound driver which is also located in the install folder. The music was recorded during gameplay with DOSBox v0.74.
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Located in the game folder are the song in [[ROL]] format, a custom instrument bank in [[BNK]] format, [[AdLib Sound Driver|Ad Lib's sound driver 1.51]], and [[PlayROL]] renamed to LOCO2.OVL.
  
 
===Audio Devices===
 
===Audio Devices===
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The game detects if the [[AdLib]] driver is loaded, and if so, plays music. Sound effects are played through the [[PC Speaker]].
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For music, the game calls PlayROL and waits until it returns. If Ad Lib's sound driver is not installed, PlayROL returns immediately. The driver assumes an [[AdLib|Ad Lib Music Synthesizer Card]] or compatible at port 388h (or a port specified using the driver's '''P''' option), but does not actually check for it. Either way, PlayROL runs for the song's duration, or until a key is pressed. The actual game plays sound effects on the [[PC Speaker]].
  
 
==Releases==
 
==Releases==
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==Links==
 
==Links==
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/locomotion mobygames.com/game/dos/locomotion] - MobyGames.
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* [https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/locomotion mobygames.com/game/dos/locomotion] - MobyGames.
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{{Series - Locomotion}}

Latest revision as of 20:10, 15 August 2019

Locomotion
BoxMissing.png
Platform: DOS
Year: 1992
Developer: Prestige Softwareentwicklung GmbH

Locomotion is a colorful strategy game where you manipulate switches on train tracks in order to get trains to their expected destinations. Things quickly become complicated as multiple trains being to fill the tracks, and you must prevent them from crashing into one another.

The game was released in both English and German and supports EGA and VGA graphics.

Screenshots

Locomotion - DOS - Title.png

The title screen.

Locomotion - DOS - Menu.png

The game menu.

Locomotion - DOS - Level A.png

Directing trains in level A.

Locomotion - DOS - Crash.png

Oh no! Trains crashed in level B..

Locomotion - DOS - Editor.png

Creating my own track in the level editor.

Locomotion - DOS - Options.png

There are plenty of options in the game.

Music

Locomotion features only a title theme song, but it begins with a fitting train track rhythm. Unfortunately, the game sets a few tracks up to stop. Fortunately, a gamer can fix this by entering:

sound b4a2e

before starting the game.

Recording

The music was recorded from the title screen with the above fix on a Pentium 60 MHz with a Sound Blaster 16 CT1740.

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Locomotion Theme Matthias Steinwachs 3:17
Download

Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

Format

Download

ROL.png BNK.png

Download

(Info)


Located in the game folder are the song in ROL format, a custom instrument bank in BNK format, Ad Lib's sound driver 1.51, and PlayROL renamed to LOCO2.OVL.

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - AdLib.png

Sound

Icon - PC Speaker.png

For music, the game calls PlayROL and waits until it returns. If Ad Lib's sound driver is not installed, PlayROL returns immediately. The driver assumes an Ad Lib Music Synthesizer Card or compatible at port 388h (or a port specified using the driver's P option), but does not actually check for it. Either way, PlayROL runs for the song's duration, or until a key is pressed. The actual game plays sound effects on the PC Speaker.

Releases

  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: Locomotion
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Kingsoft GmbH
  UK.svg   UK
BoxMissing.png
Title: Locomotion
Platform: DOS
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Kingsoft GmbH

Links


Locomotion
Locomotion Platform - AMI.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - C64.png • Platform - DOS.png
Notable Songs Locomotion Theme
Notable Personnel Matthias Steinwachs
Notable Companies Kingsoft