2020-04-05 09:59:14 UTC
I don't know what you guys are doing right now. I however - although still
trying to get at least 30 hours of work for my company done per week - have
plenty of time to kill with house keeping and family-business.
I am used to spending a lot of time with my little daughter (almost 4 y/o), but
for the last couple of weeks, that amount of time increased A LOT. Not only
because child care facilities have been closed three weeks ago, but also
because my wife wouldn't be able to handle her on her own so that I can still
be working as much as I was used to before.
Well... and we all have hobbies. Sort of. Don't we?
When I don't work on building a 1:8 model of a Pontiac Firebird Trans-AM (and
you know what model I am talking about, do you?), I am focussed on my little
collection of C64s here. Recently I received a Commodore 1084P color monitor
which the owner told me was still working fine. Well... it is not. At. All.
Except for the Power LED and a mean noise probably coming from a broken flyback
I have been successful in disassembling the whole thing and ordered a
replacement part. Wish me luck in cleaning up the mess I found in the case and
re-assembling it. ;-)
Also, in this time, I found out that my daughter actually loves the C64. I was
looking for games that she could actually play with me together and found out
about Millie and Molly (https://carletonhandley.itch.io/millie-and-molly). It
is a beautiful puzzle game that - at least for the introductory levels worked
pretty well for my little daugher. Even though she has a hard time using the
Competition Pro, this game allows for rewinding almost endlessly so that you
can do mistakes and don't have to start completely over and there's no
timelimit... even the "monsters" in the first couple of levels are actually
teddies that you simple sort of "collect".
Unfortunately, these levels only exist so that you can get used to the game
mechanics. Once you're done learning, it gets pretty complicated really fast.
Does anyone of you know a game like this but with simple levels... and much of