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#1 PacManPlus OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:44 PM

... and trust me, they look much better spinning. Wish I could make them higher than 16 scanlines without having to use a second sprite; the large 'rocks' look a little small.

For this one, I am keeping it at 160 4-color mode, because I need all of the colors.

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Edited by PacManPlus, Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:50 AM.


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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:30 PM

YES!!!!

Space Duel!

You sir, are the man.

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:36 PM

:-o :-o :-o :D

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:41 PM

Space Duel is one of my favorite Atari color vector games, especially when enjoyed by two people... :D Can't wait to see how you pull it off!

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:06 PM

Umm... What?!

Please tell me this and Asteroids Deluxe will be together in an "Asteroids Collection."

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:26 PM

I think this turning into a nice collection with the 7800 getting the first arcade port of Space duel.

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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:06 AM

Thanks guys :)

@Greg: I'm using different screen modes for both games, and with all of the extra graphics for SD (different 'rock' shapes, etc) it will have to stay a separate game. It's not like PMC where the gameplay and the graphics (for the most part) were the same; just the mazes (and some dynamics here and there) changed between each game.

@Lord Helmet, 8th Lutz, and Allan: Thanks! :party:

@Albert: Cool :) There are two aspects of the game that I'm not sure how I'm going to do yet - 1) That little 'x' which floats around the screen and takes about 12 shots to kill (and changes color each time you hit it), and 2) When the two enemy crafts create a 'wall of shots' between the two of them going across the screen. I think regarding 1) I may only have to abandon the color cycling thing that happens when you shoot one. The enemies are assigned to a specific pallette, and on the later screens where there could be 4 or 5 of them floating around, I don't think I can have separate colors for each of them - there aren't enough palettes.

Let's see what happens!
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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:21 AM

I think this turning into a nice collection with the 7800 getting the first arcade port of Space duel.



FYI.... Space Duel has already been ported to the Playstation edition of Atari Anniversary Edition years ago.

http://en.wikipedia....versary_Edition

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Edited by GrandAmChandler, Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:23 AM.


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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:15 PM

Always cool how each hack leads to something more ambitious down the raod.


I guess the 2600 (actually the Flashback 2) has a port of Space Duel as well, albeit a totally awful one.

Edited by Feralstorm, Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:17 PM.


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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:56 PM

I guess the 2600 (actually the Flashback 2) has a port of Space Duel as well, albeit a totally awful one.

Um... That's Space Duel? I don't think so... :ponder:

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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:11 PM

Another screen shot so far...

I found a cool way to do some of the graphics: I took screen shots of the arcade version, extracted the cubes and diamonds, and used a graphic program to reduce the resolution to 10x16 pixels (that's what the rocks use). Those are the actual reduced resolution graphics of the diamonds and rocks from the arcade version! :D (Again, I must stress, that they look much better in animation).

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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:37 PM

Wow, I thought it would take you alot longer to make Space Duel. Did do some work on make those spinning "fuzzy" rocks yet?

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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:49 PM

Man, oh man Robert. Do you ever cease to amaze? :D

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:59 AM

Thanks guys :)

@Bakasama: I'm actually nowhere *near* done with it - those are just the 'big rock' graphics I changed ;) That's all that's been done so far. Also, which spinning 'fuzzy' rocks do you mean?

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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:37 AM

Always cool how each hack leads to something more ambitious down the raod.


I guess the 2600 (actually the Flashback 2) has a port of Space Duel as well, albeit a totally awful one.


I actually enjoy that game...I just wish they had fixed the screen rolling problem.


@PMP...this is looking really cool :)

Edited by Lord Helmet, Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:38 AM.


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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:51 PM

If the 'tethered ships' mode is pulled off , I'll be suitably impressed and happy.

Now I really wanna see Curt & Co. pull off a 7800 Portable Flashback, if only so all these great hacks can make it there.

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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:04 AM

PacManPlus-first Asteroids Deluxe and now Space Duel.
God bless you bro,you're the reason why Atari will always live on for many of us.
Thanks for such great devotion,you are one crafty guy.

Can't wait to buy these on cart.
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Edited by Angelus, Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:05 AM.


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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:55 PM

Thanks again guys :)

This project kind of got de-railed by my other project but hopefully soon I will be able to get back to it...

Bob

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:12 PM

No problem. Space Duel can wait.

It is a cool 2600 project your doing with Windows xp.

Edited by 8th lutz, Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:55 AM.


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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:19 PM

No problem. :_(

Very cool 2600. :)

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Posted Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:25 PM

Oh HELL YES!!XD I Love playing this game alot WAY WAY Back in the 80s in NYs arcade!

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Posted Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:21 AM

Looks great as usual Atariboy!

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Posted Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:32 AM

Oh HELL YES!!XD I Love playing this game alot WAY WAY Back in the 80s in NYs arcade!

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Excellent work again!

I've been doing some more research on this game, and there are quite a bit of little nuances, and I want to try to get it all in. This should be challanging ;)
I got some good information from Owen Ruben's own site:
http://www.atarimuse.../spaceduel.html

Bob

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Posted Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:06 PM

I gotta ask this, how many kinds of rocks are there in the game?

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Posted Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:15 PM

Excellent work again!

I've been doing some more research on this game, and there are quite a bit of little nuances, and I want to try to get it all in. This should be challanging ;)
I got some good information from Owen Ruben's own site:
http://www.atarimuse.../spaceduel.html

Bob



Funny timing. I've been working on a Flash version for Atari's website on and off for the past few months. And yes, all the rules can drive you crazy (they're not all documented by Owen, and he couldn't remember all of them).




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