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 Curt Vendel on Mon Mar 2, 2015 5:53 PM
I see people selling or trading their pre-orders. Just want those who do this to know that I will contact you when your order is next in queue to ship, if you've sold your XM pre-order, you'll just provide the name & address and email of that person its going to and they'll get an email with the tracking # and the order will ship to them. I've been at the XM now steady every night addressing things and I have a major update to send to GroovyBee shortly for his review. Still on track for THIS SPRING to release, no more delays, XM's ship this spring.
Again, those who want to buy one, I'm sure you'll see the buzz here and elsewhere as people get them, post about them and so forth. I will make announcements of the general purchase date, I am hoping to also work with Albert to also make the XM's for sale directly on AA as well as my store so that people will have multiple places to buy.
Lets keep the vitriol down to a minimum and lets keep the positive vibes going, I'm back and fully recovered and really jazzed about the XM's being finished and going out, thanks.
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 PacManPlus on Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:34 AM
I started this around the beginning of October along with Trebor, PAC-MAN-RED, and Defender_2600. Wanted to get it done for Halloween, but it's not anywhere near done yet.
I don't have a name for this yet, but it's a Zombie Apocalypse game, where you have to survive the night while being overrun by zombies.
Here are some screenshots of the game for the time being:
Posted by Willard on Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:49 PM
As per the title, a complete beta of Toki has been found for the Atari 7800.
This announcement is a bit overdue, as it was found several years ago by BuddyBuddies (another AA member) and I on the same test department hard drives as our Lynx discoveries.
It appears to be PAL format and Information on the title screens indicate that it is "Toki Beta 2, Copyright 1993 Atari Corp" which would've made it an usually late release.
Although I've been interested in the 7800 for a little while and have a decent collection of games, we're not very familiar with the 7800 scene so we're starting from scratch in regard to exploring the possibilties of releasing Toki. We are going to try to get the game to the right people and hope to have more information with regard to what can be done with this soon.
For more information on Toki for the 7800, as well as the other titles we discovered on the test department hard drive, please visit our website HERE (where I've already gone through the trouble of organizing the information!).
Other stuff we found on the hard drive include what appears to be some of the latest stuff Atari was working on for the 7800 and Lynx, including Klax (7800), Toki (7800), Hotdog (Lynx), Road Riot 4WD (Lynx), Poker (Lynx), Relief Pitcher (Lynx) as well as an as-of-yet unannounced title.
Below are some screens. Here is the toki specific page of our site.
Posted by Sheddy on Mon Jul 4, 2011 5:34 PM
Posted by pitfall1982 on Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:06 AM
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 DINTAR816 on Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:57 PM
Posted by Marc Oberhäuser on Tue Feb 3, 2015 3:58 PM
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
Posted by Tezz on Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:47 AM
This is my new remake of Shahid Ahmad's classic game Chimera for the Atari XL XE.
Chimera+ is a complete rewrite of the game from the ground up to create an enhanced version with the goal of optimising performance for faster gameplay, changing the controls and, adding the features missing in the original Atari release. The new version works on both PAL and NTSC machines with a minimum of 48k.
Here's a summary of the new features:
The Spaceman (yes it's not a robot!) is now a masked hardware sprite procedure which means it's also independently coloured from the backgrounds.
The room sprites are now drawn and updated dirty rectangle
The game now has directional joystick movement like the c64 version rather than rotate and walk as the original Atari version had
The gameplay maintains a consistant speed regardless of the size of the room or what is occurring within it.
The rooms all have a new colour scheme designed instead of the ubiquitous shades of the same colour monochrome original
The vocal samples are now featured including the famous scream.
I disassembled and ported Rob Hubbard's c64 music player procedures which I'm playing via Święty/Saint's Pokey SID emulation procedures for the title music and game completion music.
There's a new title screen which is a mix of the c64 and original Atari version
The sound effects have been tweaked and there's no longer a clash of effects during gameplay. The walking and life support ECG sound effect have been changed.
The gameplay screen is slightly larger than the original version
Thanks to Popmilo and Phaeron for their support.
Phaeron has kindly tested the game on various hardware configurations for me. With one 800xl equiped with Ultimate1Mb there was a lockup during the sample playback which wasn't reproduced on other machines or under emulation so that might be due to the Pokey installed in that particular machine. Please let me know if this occurs with anyone elses machine.
To fit all the new features in and keep the game within 48k I've removed the broken Kettle of Fish game. My original intention was to retain Chimera+ running under the OS rom so the new game would be compatible with 48k 400/800 machines. The OS VBL takes up too much time however so the title screen with sid music fell down under ntsc and I needed full control for the sample playback so it was pointless in the end working around the OS rom and memory restriction.
Here's a brief YouTube video. If you're using the Chrome browser you can view the video at 1080 50fps
I'll add a packed version with the loading picture here at some point.
Posted by Pixelboy on Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:53 AM
Posted by pseudografx on Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:08 PM
Let me introduce our game for the annual ABBUC Software Contest 2014.
Your task is to eliminate all robots in a level by deactivating their RGB components. To deactivate a component, shoot at the robot with a missile that has the colour you want to deactivate. For example, to deactivate a red robot, shoot at him with a red missile; to deactivate a cyan robot, shoot at him with a blue missile and than a green missile (or vice versa); to deactivate a white robot, shoot at him with red, green and blue missiles consecutively in any order. You can change your missiles' colour at the recalibrators or by picking up certain bonuses. There are 8 levels in the game with increasing width and complexity, including the single-screen introductory level 0. When you run out of energy, the game is over.
A stock Atari 8-bit computer with 64 KBytes of RAM and a joystick. Tested on PAL 800XL/XE models. Not fully tested on NTSC.
Code and game concept by MaPa
Ingame visuals, level design, music, sound effects and documentation by PG
Additional graphics (title screen, etc.) and font by Ooz
Betatesting by Fandal, Matosimi and therealbountybob. Thank you!
Posted by sdamon on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:49 AM
Posted by DINTAR816 on Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:28 PM
Nice how the dots are different from the wall colours.
Not a 2600 expert here but I'd guess the ball is used for the vertical sections that don't have the gaps, PF is used for remainder which explains the gaps where they're on the same vertical co-ords as the dots.
Some wall sections seem darker, I would guess there is some flicker going on there? Capture devices and/or YT video can make this sort of stuff hard to work out.
The ball I use for "power pills". In the vertical sections that have no gap is the playfield that changes color in this line twice: begins with the blue color of the maze, then just before the first dot, turns yellow and then change to blue again after the last dot.
Here is the rom:
pacman2600_4k.bin 4KB 849 downloads
Posted by candle on Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:39 AM
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