The goal behind the jumpman project is to
convert this self booting game from 1983 to a DOS application which can be run under
This is for nostalgia's sake as well as learning the inner workings of a very popular PC arcade game.
This web page is in no way designed to harm the original author, Randy Glover or the company Epyx by releasing their products into the public domain without permission. This is a page of worship for the original authors and repayment for the hours and hours of enjoyment I received from the game back in the day. Jumpman is a game I feel deserves to be resurrected to operate on today's high speed computers with enhanced graphics and sound. Since Epyx can no longer do it, I am honoured to do the job for them.
The primary objectives of this project are:
|Complete gameplay.||Complete! Game is 100% playable.|
|Free commented, compilable source code||Complete! Code still needs more comments, but compiles.|
|Runs under DOS/Windows 9x/NT/||Complete! Reports are that it doesn't run under WIN2K or XP.|
|Speed throttling for even the fastest machines||Complete! A few levels run a tad too slow. No biggie!|
|PCjr EGA graphics on VGA systems||No Progress yet.|
|Enhanced sound via soundblaster||No Progress yet. I'm pretty soundblaster dumb.|
|Level editor||Beta 002 ready!|
This project was begun over christmas
break 1999 and version 1.0 is now finished.
Can you help? There are still lots of pieces to unwravel in the 10,000+ lines of assembly code.
Current release: 1.0 July 5th 2003
Read the history file. <-Look here for the latest news (July 5th 2003)
Download the source code.
Download the level editor
Read the Jumpman Project FAQ
See more screenshots.
some Jumpman Links