War in the East MKII

War in the East is a much enhanced version of the original War in the East wargame.

Following the success of the updated version of D-Day, CGH Services asked Rich Mellor to look at this program with a view to eradicate bugs and improve the game, as well as converting it to run from disk.

As with D-Day MKII, the original SuperBASIC code was completely re-written to make it modular and to merge the three original scenarios so that the game formed a single narrative, and decisions you make in the earlier scenarios can affect the outcome of the later scenarios. The speed of game play was again radically increased by creating hand written 68000 machine code routines to smooth (and speed up) the panning and scrolling of the huge screen; along with compiling the program with the Turbo BASIC Compiler.

The RWAP Software version has the following improvements over the original version:

  • Correction to bugs in the game
  • Correction to routine used for display of fonts, so that it worked on all QLs
  • Improvements to speed of play (including compiling the game with Turbo and custom scrolling routines)
  • Addition of 2 player and postal games
  • Changed to work from disk
  • Ability to continue playing the next module from the end point of the previous module - making for longer term strategic planning.
  • Improved computer intelligence

For more details on the game see War in the East

Screenshot of Sinclair QL War in the East MKII
Title: War in the East MKII
Language: Written in SuperBASIC and compiled with Turbo and some 68000 machine code
Author: Mark Stueber and Rich Mellor
Publisher: RWAP Software
Year of Publication: 1990
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators, although not SMSQ/e compatible
Commercial Status: Commercial
Price as at June 1990: £10
Reviews: Unknown
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: RWAP Software website

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