It works wonderfully! The mainboard measures 88mm x 108mm and features audio line out and svideo out. Here it is in comparison with a 5200 cartridge. And with an Atarimax USB flash cartridge, shell removed, running Pac-Man off of that cartridge.
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Posted by wt808 on Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:26 AM
Posted by Propane13 on Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:58 AM
I don't understand the desire to lock this thread, is it simply because you don't like it?
Posted by pitfall1982 on Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:06 AM
Posted by Sheddy on Mon Jul 4, 2011 5:34 PM
Posted by PacManPlus on Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:33 PM
... play Astro Blaster!
Happy Holidays everyone!
I've been working on this for a few weeks now, and I'm trying to get it finished for sort of a 'Holiday Gift' to everyone here. Still needs work, so no bin yet. But, here are a few screenshots:
For the purists out there, I copied the sprites directly from the arcade game, as well as the movement tables. I'm using 320A mode to get the look/feel down. The 'Fuel' gauge is the same as the arcade *divided by three* to fit on the line with the temperature gauge, which is *divided by two*. All increments / decrements to both gauges have been adjusted appropriately, so they should work exactly like the arcade.
For the most part, the playfield is the same, except that I had to take one zone (i.e. 8 scanlines) away from under the ship (no biggie), and one zone away from the very top of the playfield. On my TODO list:
- Fix some collision detection when the enemy ships are at the top of the screen
- Finish the movement / placement of the enemies for sectors 4 and 5 (half-way through 4 now)
- Warp Button
- Enemies that drop in certain waves
- Hidden bonuses
Regarding the 'Speech', I will only implement speech at non-gameplay points (i.e. after losing a ship *2 ships remaining*, when the game has ended *play over*, etc.). Any other important information (i.e. the Warp countdown) will be written on the screen behind the action. I do plan to have the attract mode announcement (i.e. the title of this thread).
It was challenging getting (up to) 16 enemies, 6 enemy shots, 1 player shot and the player to update each frame during VBLANK, but I finally did it. Of course, it will use the HSC.
I am hoping to have a BIN ready by next week, On or before Christmas.
*BTW, before someone asks, "Why do you mostly do ports?" - It's because 1) I like to do them, and 2) It's fun to see what would have actually been possible back in 1984-1986. Now that I've scratched this itch, I can see about a (somewhat) original game I've been thinking about.
Thank you, Trebor, Nathan, Schmutzpuppe and Al for the feedback and testing up to this point.
Posted by Retro Rogue on Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:43 AM
The surgery went well, Curt's recovering.
Posted by Curt Vendel on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:23 AM
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Posted by Albert on Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:52 PM
In before the lock.
Posted by Bryan on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:16 PM
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Posted by NorthPole(heeHAW) on Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:55 AM
Posted by Curt Vendel on Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:18 PM
I saw some of the posts in the thread about 3.5 years...
I am not going to get into anything with anyone. The timing of this unfortunately is not great. I am supposed to be sitting home today resting, relaxing and destressing before my 6th heart surgery tomorrow morning. So needless to say, reading many of the posts, well it hasn't helped so I stopped looking after a few very hurtful and, some, quite vicious and spiteful.
I will post an update later next week once I've had a chance to recover a bit and can sit down and work on my laptop for a bit. I will post up some info, and some photo's I know a few have wanted to see, then we'll take things from there. Yes, I am to fault, I will be the first to admit it and accept it, but the viciousness, and the outirght spiteful, hateful and in some cases, out of line things said about me... they neither help nor are appropriate or right to have said.
Posted by MattPatrol on Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:02 AM
I'm the guy who did the original Moon/Matt Patrol for ColecoVision in 1984.
It was canceled by Atarisoft 30 years ago just as I was finishing it up and was about to do the title screen.
I still have my original design/development notes - including my artwork and code.
I looked through them today and found the final approved box design and manual mark-up. I also found my title screen art for CV Joust.
I could code changes/improvements to CV Moon Patrol.
Anybody care? Any questions?
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