TURACO
The Ultimately Radical Arcade Changing Operator
 


Development work on this version of Turaco has ended.


I just put the final nail in the coffin.

Be sure to check out the new program in development, Turaco CL.


The Message Board has been taken down due to abuse.

Sorry.


What is Turaco?

Yes, that's very nice, but what does it do?

Here's what Turaco looks like...


a file selector pacman loaded in
The file selector...
Pac-Man graphics loaded in...


What's new?

Since I haven't really worked on Turaco for over three years now, I've decided to finally end it, and stop even thinking about doing any sort of development work on this code base. I haven't been able to build a new version of it for well over two years now, nor have I had the desire to do so. I attempted to port Turaco to Linux about a year ago, and had little to no success with doing so, due to poor coding on my part. MS-DOS is very forgiving with poor coding. heh. Oh well.

The code does live on though, in the form of Turaco CL. Turaco CL is a command-line based, and will let you extract and build graphics roms for all of the games that Turaco supports, letting you edit the graphics in your favorite image manipulations program!

This page will remain for those of you who wish to continue using and downloading this version of the program. If you can use it, go for it!


What's new in this experimental version of Turaco? (v1.1.3) (2000 October 12)


What's new in this experimental version of Turaco? (v1.1.2) (1999 March 7)


What's new in this version of Turaco? (v1.1) (1999 February 6)



Turaco Downloads...

Executables
Filename
Version
Size
Description
TRCO_113.ZIP
1.1.3
2000 Oct 12
211k
The current 1.1.3 executable distribution.
The Driver distribution is required!
!NEW! Bitmap Animations!
DRIV_1_1.ZIP
1.1
6 Feb 99
433k
The current 1.1 drivers distribution.
Drivers updated!
847 games supported
TRCO_1_1.ZIP
1.1
6 Feb 99
182k
The current 1.1 executable distribution.
The Driver distribution is required!
Developer's Files
Filename
Version
Size
Description
T113_BAK.ZIP
1.1.3
2000 Oct 12
127k
The current experimental source distribution.
To build it, you need:
NOTE: degui needs a modification as documented in txt/build.txt
A pre-compiled, modified version is also available.
T112_BAK.ZIP
1.1.2
7 Mar 99
130k
The 1.1.2 experimental source distribution.
T111_BAK.ZIP
1.1.1
7 Mar 99
127k
The 1.1.1 experimental source distribution.
LIFE.ZIP
1.1.2A
17 Mar 99
10k
an update for 1.1.1 -- unzip -d this over the 1.1.1 source distribution. All it does is add in Conway's Game Of Life. (ie nothing useful). Draw or load something into the edit sprite and hit [F12]. :]

More Information about "life".

T11_BAK.ZIP
1.1
6 Feb 99
127k
The current stable source distribution.
D11_BAK.ZIP
6 Feb 99
529k
The current driver source distribution.
 
Historical Turaco Files
Filename
Version
Size
Description
TRCO_112.ZIP
1.1.2
24 Mar 99
186k
The 1.1.2 executable distribution.
!NEW! Capcom CPS1 games fixed!
TRCO_111.ZIP
1.1.1
7 Mar 99
186k
The 1.1.1 source distribution.
T103_BAK.ZIP
1.0.3
4 Jan 99
127k
The 1.0.3 source distribution.
D103_BAK.ZIP
1.0.3
4 Jan 99
550k
The 1.0.3 driver source distribution.
TRCO_101.ZIP
1.0.1
11 Dec 98
159k
The 1.0.1 executable distribution.
DRIVER10.ZIP
1.00
09 Dec 98
136k
The 1.0 drivers distribution.
TURACO10.ZIP
1.00
09 Dec 98
159k
The old 1.0 executable distribution.
NAGE_BAK.ZIP
1.00
09 Dec 98
207k
The old source distribution.
T101_BAK.ZIP
1.0.1
10 Dec 98
191k
Source distribution.
T102_BAK.ZIP
1.0.2
15 Dec 98
150k
Source distribution.
 
Historical AGE Files
Filename
Version
Size
Description
age063b.zip
0.6.3
5 Apr 98
213k
Executable distribution.
Supports map & text for pac-games and some others.
age063s.zip
0.6.3
5 Apr 98
299k
Source distribution.
age6_bak.zip
HACKED
0.6.3
09 Dec 98
98k
Source distribution only!
Modified to dump .ini files (age -dump)
age07b.zip
0.7
20 Sep 98
356k
Binary distribution.
ini drivers, no map or text support
age07s.zip
0.7
20 Sep 98
191k
Source distribution.
ini drivers, no map or text support




2 African birds in the hand are worth two in the bush.




Wanna see some pictures of real Turacos?
Common Name
Name
Link
From www.softbills.com:
Schalow's Turaco Tauraco schalowi softbills.com
White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus softbills.com
Red-crested Turaco Tauraco erythrolophus softbills.com
Hartlaub's Turaco Tauraco hartlaubi softbills.com
Knysna Turaco Tauraco corythaix softbills.com
From ZooNet:
White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus zoonet
From American Pheasant & Waterfowl Society:
Red-crested Turaco Tauraco erythrolophus APWS


Turaco Information

  • Distribution: Mid to southern Africa (Congo to Angola)
  • Habitat: Acacia and broad-leaved forests
  • Size: 50cm
  • Food: fruits and berries




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