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#1 Philsan ONLINE  

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Posted Wed May 7, 2008 9:32 AM

I have received some programs transferred years ago to PC and I have found De Re Pac-Man, an interesting Basic/ML game.
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I have searched the well-known software websites but I haven't found it so I have decided to post it here (I have inserted it in an autobooting .atr image).

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Edited by Philsan, Wed May 7, 2008 3:24 PM.


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Posted Wed May 7, 2008 11:00 AM

I have received some programs transferred years ago to PC and I have found De Re Pac-Man, an interesting Basic/ML game.
atari000.png
I have searched the well-known software websites but I haven't found it so I have decided to post it here (I have inserted it in an autobooting .atr image).


Very nice find! Thanks!

F.

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Posted Wed May 7, 2008 12:37 PM

Great find Philsan, thank you very much!

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Posted Wed May 7, 2008 12:45 PM

I have received some programs transferred years ago to PC and I have found De Re Pac-Man, an interesting Basic/ML game.

I've not seen or heard of this PacMan cloan either. It's quite impressive being partly Basic. Another new one for AtariMania

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Posted Wed May 7, 2008 12:56 PM

Very impressive clone.

Awesome find!

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Posted Thu May 8, 2008 12:53 PM

I have received some programs transferred years ago to PC and I have found De Re Pac-Man, an interesting Basic/ML game.
atari000.png
I have searched the well-known software websites but I haven't found it so I have decided to post it here (I have inserted it in an autobooting .atr image).

This is a gorgeous looking clone. Plays very smoothly.

Too bad Pac-Man can't stay ahead of the ghosts at turns.

- Steve Sheppard.

Edited by a8isa1, Thu May 8, 2008 1:01 PM.


#7 Shannon ONLINE  

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Posted Sat May 10, 2008 11:13 PM

Not bad for a basic program!! :)

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Posted Sun May 11, 2008 12:38 PM

Nice clone, good find.

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Posted Mon May 19, 2008 2:21 AM

De Re Pac-man "gots back". Ghosts have directional detail and more detailed fruit than Atari's. It's always intriguing to see the detail that Atari left out - not to mention the cool animated Inky Blinky Pinky & Clyde intro screen.

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Posted Sun Apr 9, 2017 6:16 PM

How do you get this game to work on Altirra? As soon as I press start on the title screen, it crashes.  :?



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Posted Sun Apr 9, 2017 7:53 PM

Are you using Atari BASIC?  I tried it on BASIC-XL first, and it crashed every time on my real 800.



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Posted Sun Apr 9, 2017 8:02 PM

I tried it with Atari BASIC on Altirra and it crashed for me too. Interesting, if you try to explorer the .atr file, Altirra says the file system appears to be damaged.

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Posted Sun Apr 9, 2017 8:29 PM

This doesn't work with Altirra BASIC.  But I was able to play it on Altirra with OS Rev. C and Atari BASIC Rev. C.



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Posted Sun Apr 9, 2017 8:35 PM

Works ok for me in Altirra,  even in demo mode...



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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:48 AM

Here's a COM version I found in my stuff, named to xex to allow the upload....Should work either way, and tested in Altirra fine.

 

Also found a BAS file version in my lot which also names the creator...Works in Altirra...

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Edited by Mclaneinc, Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:51 AM.


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Posted Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:12 AM

I have received some programs transferred years ago to PC and I have found De Re Pac-Man, an interesting Basic/ML game.
attachicon.gifatari000.png
I have searched the well-known software websites but I haven't found it so I have decided to post it here (I have inserted it in an autobooting .atr image).

Thanks for sharing. You missed the best site for Atari software: http://www.atarimani...-man_20742.html

I found this game while looking for a Pac-Man version that is better than Atari's release. (Now, of course, we have Pac-Man Arcade!)

EDIT: I just realized this post is from 2008.  Maybe it was here before it was on Atarimania. I am not sure. Chicken-Egg thing going on.

 

This is an interesting port, but I never understood the purpose of programming a clone of Atari's own release. What makes it even worse is that it's not as good as the official.

The monsters tend to zero in on Pac-Man, instead of alternating like the arcade or Atari original. With such unforgiving collision detection and crippled cornering, it's really not much fun.

I pushed myself to finish the strawberry level. No intermission cut scenes. :(

In fact, when I finally made it to a fruit (Pac-Man moves so slow), I found out there's not even a gulp sound.

 

Interesting find though. I think this would have been a cool project to see finished: http://atariage.com/...l= pac#8208man=

 

Tep392's Pac-Man Arcade is the top right now: http://atariage.com/...e/#entry3639839


Edited by darryl1970, Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:27 AM.


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Posted Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:20 AM

De Re Pac-man "gots back". Ghosts have directional detail and more detailed fruit than Atari's. It's always intriguing to see the detail that Atari left out - not to mention the cool animated Inky Blinky Pinky & Clyde intro screen.

Atari didn't "leave out" the directional detail. The arcade monsters did not face any direction while blue. I did notice that about this version, and it's kind of cool; but it's not arcade accurate. It wouldn't have been appropriate for Atari to modify the scared monsters for a direct port.



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Posted Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:50 AM

Thanks for sharing. You missed the best site for Atari software: http://www.atarimani...-man_20742.html

I found this game while looking for a Pac-Man version that is better than Atari's release. (Now, of course, we have Pac-Man Arcade!)

EDIT: I just realized this post is from 2008.  Maybe it was here before it was on Atarimania. I am not sure. Chicken-Egg thing going on.

 

Exactly ah ah. I was not a newbie and I knew Atarimania back then... 

In fact De Re Pac-Man was added on Atarimania after my post.



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Posted Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:43 AM

De Re Pac-man "gots back". Ghosts have directional detail and more detailed fruit than Atari's.

 

The Pac-Man sprite is also rounder and better defined than Atari's.



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Posted Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:45 PM

Here's a COM version I found in my stuff, named to xex to allow the upload....Should work either way, and tested in Altirra fine.

 

Also found a BAS file version in my lot which also names the creator...Works in Altirra...

Works Great. Thanks again for sharing.  :)



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Posted Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:19 AM

My pleasure, glad to see it being enjoyed..

 

Paul..






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