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#51 Atari Smeghead OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:29 PM

Your collection is fantastic and has inspired me to start collecting myself.

Just trying to decide if I should bother with boxes or just get the actual carts.


Thanks, Darran! I appreciate it. The great thing about the Lynx is that it's not a HUGE amount of games... enough to make it a challenge, but not overwhelming. It took me 8 years to get this far, but that's with a lot of "downtime" while I was poor/unemployed/into other things.

In my opinion, boxes matter IF you are planning on going all nuts with a large collection. :D It won't cost you all that much more to get boxes, and if you get boxes, you also generally get the instructions. While not always important, some games really need instructions to get the most out of the game.

Besides, it helps with resale value, if you ever do end up selling in the future.

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Posted Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:39 PM

I own full source code, artwork, audio, and rights to Ultra Vortek (now named Ultravore due to a copyright conflict) and Mechtiles. I acquired this at the same time I acquired CyberVirus. I also own a Beyond Game prototype cartridge of CyberVirus, which is quite different from the version I finished and published.

UV has not been worked on in years, but is honestly very close to being complete for a simple fighting game with only 2 characters to choose from. It does support comlynx and several special moves per fighter. It's missing a damage system, and I always wanted to add more fighters but that's a time-consuming process and a big reason why the development stalled. Maybe someday I can get back to it, and just complete it with the existing two characters.

Mechtiles is very incomplete. It looks like the BattleWheels engine, but has a cockpit and some cybernetic dinos to battle. I've considered selling off the Mechtiles source before, but it would take some effort on my part to make it a stand-alone code build (currently it's intertwined with the CyberVirus code), so this has been a low priority item for me.


Carl,

Thanks for the update on those games! I am one of the ones who hope you complete at least one of them. Ya gotta know I'll buy it. :D

Actually, to be honest, I'm a little disappointed you haven't said anything about my collection. :( I hope you realize that I have bought MOST of my new, full-price games from you. I don't have an accurate count, but I'd have to guess I bought at least 13 full-price games from you. Pretty much everything you put out, except for Ponx and Lexis, which I got with a Lynx unit auction from eBay. Why, I even met you at the CGE in Vegas back in 2003, where I bought Sokomania (among other Lynx and Jag items.) But Songbird has gotten a decent amount of my money, both Lynx and Jag products. So, thanks for doing what you do!

So Carl, what does YOUR collection look like? Do you have a complete collection, or did you end up not keeping a copy for yourself of the games that you sold out on? How many carts do you have? Any idea?

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Posted Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:45 AM

Sorry about that - I sometimes don't realize that forum names match up with orders I receive over the years. I knew you had ordered stuff from me before, but had forgotten it was that much! Thanks, I really appreciate that. :)

You obviously have one of the most complete Lynx collections I've ever seen. That takes a lot of time and cash to do - very impressive! And keep up the good work. :)

So Carl, what does YOUR collection look like? Do you have a complete collection, or did you end up not keeping a copy for yourself of the games that you sold out on? How many carts do you have? Any idea?

Believe it or not, I may actually be missing an odd game or two from the Atari days... I think I'm missing Gordo, for example. But I have everything that's been published from Telegames and myself, including 1/25 CC CyberVirus and 1/60 CGE 5th anniversary. :D

I also have a few cool prototypes, such as the CyberVirus one I mentioned which is on PCB that has a Beyond Games logo imprinted on it. The missions are completely different from the ones I published. I have a Lexis proto which I received straight from Shadowsoft, and it has a slightly different intro sequence but basically the same gameplay AFAIK.

I only wish I had more free time! It's a lot of fun coding up games for the Lynx, but I haven't created a full game by myself since Remnant. Although I probably did more code on CyberVirus, it just wasn't all from scratch. I've done some odd bits on Champ Rally and MegaPak to help out (for example, I supplied all the music/audio source code for Champ Rally plus a few of the menu screens, and on MegaPak I did a bunch of code fixes for High Roller and also supplied a cleaned up title graphic). I've always wanted to make a Risk or Axis & Allies game for the Lynx because I love strategy war games, but that doesn't seem very likely these days...

I have been thinking about doing a sequel to CyberVirus. It's a natural given the mission-based approach. I even have a new enemy (deathblade sentry) which is all coded up and ready to use. But again, there's that free time thing that bogs me down. ;)

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Posted Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:06 PM

Sorry about that - I sometimes don't realize that forum names match up with orders I receive over the years. I knew you had ordered stuff from me before, but had forgotten it was that much! Thanks, I really appreciate that. :)

You obviously have one of the most complete Lynx collections I've ever seen. That takes a lot of time and cash to do - very impressive! And keep up the good work. :)

So Carl, what does YOUR collection look like? Do you have a complete collection, or did you end up not keeping a copy for yourself of the games that you sold out on? How many carts do you have? Any idea?

Believe it or not, I may actually be missing an odd game or two from the Atari days... I think I'm missing Gordo, for example. But I have everything that's been published from Telegames and myself, including 1/25 CC CyberVirus and 1/60 CGE 5th anniversary. :D

I also have a few cool prototypes, such as the CyberVirus one I mentioned which is on PCB that has a Beyond Games logo imprinted on it. The missions are completely different from the ones I published. I have a Lexis proto which I received straight from Shadowsoft, and it has a slightly different intro sequence but basically the same gameplay AFAIK.

I only wish I had more free time! It's a lot of fun coding up games for the Lynx, but I haven't created a full game by myself since Remnant. Although I probably did more code on CyberVirus, it just wasn't all from scratch. I've done some odd bits on Champ Rally and MegaPak to help out (for example, I supplied all the music/audio source code for Champ Rally plus a few of the menu screens, and on MegaPak I did a bunch of code fixes for High Roller and also supplied a cleaned up title graphic). I've always wanted to make a Risk or Axis & Allies game for the Lynx because I love strategy war games, but that doesn't seem very likely these days...

I have been thinking about doing a sequel to CyberVirus. It's a natural given the mission-based approach. I even have a new enemy (deathblade sentry) which is all coded up and ready to use. But again, there's that free time thing that bogs me down. ;)


Keep on doing good work for the Lynx.

The collection is very impressive...

Greatings Matthias

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Posted Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:57 PM

Sorry about that - I sometimes don't realize that forum names match up with orders I receive over the years. I knew you had ordered stuff from me before, but had forgotten it was that much! Thanks, I really appreciate that. :)


That's okay.. I forget that I'm not me here, but some guy with a silly name. You're welcome, Carl. Again, thanks for doing what you do!

You obviously have one of the most complete Lynx collections I've ever seen. That takes a lot of time and cash to do - very impressive! And keep up the good work. :)

Thanks, Carl. Couldn't have done it without ya. And you know I'll buy the next cart that comes out. I have MegaPak 1, after all.

Believe it or not, I may actually be missing an odd game or two from the Atari days... I think I'm missing Gordo, for example. But I have everything that's been published from Telegames and myself, including 1/25 CC CyberVirus and 1/60 CGE 5th anniversary. :D

I also have a few cool prototypes, such as the CyberVirus one I mentioned which is on PCB that has a Beyond Games logo imprinted on it. The missions are completely different from the ones I published. I have a Lexis proto which I received straight from Shadowsoft, and it has a slightly different intro sequence but basically the same gameplay AFAIK.

I only wish I had more free time! It's a lot of fun coding up games for the Lynx, but I haven't created a full game by myself since Remnant. Although I probably did more code on CyberVirus, it just wasn't all from scratch. I've done some odd bits on Champ Rally and MegaPak to help out (for example, I supplied all the music/audio source code for Champ Rally plus a few of the menu screens, and on MegaPak I did a bunch of code fixes for High Roller and also supplied a cleaned up title graphic). I've always wanted to make a Risk or Axis & Allies game for the Lynx because I love strategy war games, but that doesn't seem very likely these days...

I have been thinking about doing a sequel to CyberVirus. It's a natural given the mission-based approach. I even have a new enemy (deathblade sentry) which is all coded up and ready to use. But again, there's that free time thing that bogs me down. ;)


That sounds like a fantastic collection! Maybe one day, you'll have time to post some pics? Love to see what the protos look like.

Oh, I didn't realize CGE 5th had 60 copies... I assumed 25. I wonder why none of them ever surface on eBay? I'd love one... Er, don't suppose you'd ever consider reissuing a few, eh? ;)

The CyberVirus sequel sounds like a good idea... you should pick something you can complete in a relatively small amount of time. But you probably have a "real" job getting in the way, don't ya?

Thanks for the history lesson on your coding. I always wondered how much coding you did on the various games.

Thanks!
Randy "Smeg"

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Posted Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:12 PM

Hey... Randy...

Is it possible to get a pic of that Blue Lightning Demo? The EPROM one?
I was going to use it to put an example of what I am looking for on my 'WTB' thread.

Thanks

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Posted Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:13 PM

Hey... Randy...

Is it possible to get a pic of that Blue Lightning Demo? The EPROM one?
I was going to use it to put an example of what I am looking for on my 'WTB' thread.

Thanks


Here you go, Eric:

Lynx_Blue_Lightning_Demo_EEPROM_20.JPG

Lynx_Blue_Lightning_Demo_EEPROM_Side_20.JPG

I added a side shot, so you can see how tall the chip/seat is.

Cheers,
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Posted Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:28 PM

Hey... Randy...

Is it possible to get a pic of that Blue Lightning Demo? The EPROM one?
I was going to use it to put an example of what I am looking for on my 'WTB' thread.

Thanks


Here you go, Eric:


I added a side shot, so you can see how tall the chip/seat is.

Cheers,
Smeg



Is the Epyx version the same as the Atari produced one, as for as content?

AX

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Posted Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:41 AM

I'm interested in that as well. I think it is, but that is a very good question. SMEG... thank you for the pics!

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Posted Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:03 PM

You're welcome, Eric!

Yes, both of the Blue Lightning demos are identical. I let both play for a bit, and they showed level 1, then level 9. Also, interestingly enough, they both have a copyright on the title screen of 1989, but have a 1990 copyright on the labels.

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Posted Wed Mar 4, 2009 6:34 PM

What is PITS?

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Posted Wed Mar 4, 2009 6:40 PM

What is PITS?

This oughta give you a good idea:

http://www.atariage....s...088&hl=pits

I've emailed the author a couple of times but have not received a reply, so I'm guessing it's one Lynx item I will not be able to add to the collection. :(

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Posted Wed Mar 4, 2009 7:10 PM

That's strange. I got a PITS cart pretty easily when I sent an email a few years back. I obviously need to grab a complete set like the one pictures above. One day... and $200+ later I'm sure I'll get it. Same goes for the CGE cart I want'

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Posted Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:00 AM

I thought I'd do a good old fashioned bump to update this collection.

In 2008 (at the beginning of this thread) I had 112 titles, 109 unique. I am now up to 124, with 113 being unique.

I have added:

Bitchy (soon I'll also have the competition cart)
Lynx FlashCart
Lynxopoly
Zaku

The rest I added are cart style variants. To get all standard-issue Atari variants, I still need:
Blue Lightning - Ridged
Chips Challenge - Curved (regular)
Gates of Zendocon - Ridged
Gauntlet - Ridged

Cheers,
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Posted Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:40 PM

How about a collection of lynx games with as many as possible unopened sealed games new. Thanks. Thats what I am aiming at collecting all new games in sealed boxes with lynx. hehe what you think guys? thanks

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Posted Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:08 PM

How about a collection of lynx games with as many as possible unopened sealed games new. Thanks. Thats what I am aiming at collecting all new games in sealed boxes with lynx. hehe what you think guys? thanks

Well, it's admirable enough, but it does kinda defeat the purpose. You'd be buying games with no intention of ever playing them, and the Lynx has a lot of highly playable games.

If your purpose is solely collecting for collection's sake, then sure, have at it. But it makes it more of a hobby, like collecting coins or stamps. Games are meant to be played.

But if collecting is fun for you, then there ya go. Collect away! It would make for a unique (and valuable) collection, to be sure.

Cheers,
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Posted Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:59 PM

How about a collection of lynx games with as many as possible unopened sealed games new. Thanks. Thats what I am aiming at collecting all new games in sealed boxes with lynx. hehe what you think guys? thanks

Well, it's admirable enough, but it does kinda defeat the purpose. You'd be buying games with no intention of ever playing them, and the Lynx has a lot of highly playable games.

If your purpose is solely collecting for collection's sake, then sure, have at it. But it makes it more of a hobby, like collecting coins or stamps. Games are meant to be played.

But if collecting is fun for you, then there ya go. Collect away! It would make for a unique (and valuable) collection, to be sure.

Cheers,
Smeg



Thanks that what i aiming to have one collection of all new unopened stuff. and one collection for all playable games. including those super multi games for lan parties. what you think? used carts can be picked up under $5 off ebay posted! dirty cheap!

thanks blesses Arek

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Posted Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:34 AM

i have to say, you have an awesome collection :D
and i thought that i have many Lynx games ^^

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Posted Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:53 PM

i have to say, you have an awesome collection :D
and i thought that i have many Lynx games ^^

Thanks! :)

Of course now, a couple of years later, and I can't call my collection "complete" ...not even with the quotes around it. Alas, I am too poor to be able to buy the new games that have come out. No Hot Dog or Relief Pitcher or the Poker one. However, I do have a pre-release version of EricDeLee's Eye of the Beholder. I can't afford to buy the complete version from him now either, but at least I have the game with the save chip.

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Hello Atari Smeghead and other Atari Lynx fans,

I have recently joined the Atari Lynx bandwagon and am in the process of trying to collect all Lynx games that have been released on cartridge in whatever form. I'm having a hard time finding a nice place online that gives complete information concerning this, so I hope to ask some questions that those who have been following this for much longer than me might be able to answer. Please let me know if I am correct about the current status of these games:

720 Degrees: This game was not completed and is not available in cartridge form at all.
Bitchy: This game is completed but only 15 copies of this were made on cartridge and no more will be made.
Cabal: This game was not completed and is not available in cartridge form at all.
CGE 5th: Only 60 cartridges of this were made by Songbird Productions and no more will ever be made.
Dungeon Slayers: Harry Dodgson has the source code for this but no cartridges have been made available to the public.
Dynablaster: The fact that Atari Smeghead has this game on cartridge is a special case and the public at large should not have access to it?
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters: This game was not completed and is not available in cartridge form at all.
Guardians: Storm Over Doria: This game was only 30% completed before being canned. No cartridges exist.
Geo Duel: This game was not completed and is not available in cartridge form at all.
Marble Madness: Should a cartridge of this be available to the public at all? I've never heard of this apart from Smeghead's collection.
Mechtiles: This game does not exist in cartridge form, but Carl at Songbird Productions has the rights to this and should be releasing it on cartridge in the future.
The Princess & the Barbarian: This game was not completed and is not available in cartridge form at all.
Rapide Race!: The fact that Atari Smeghead has this game on cartridge is a special case and the public at large should not have access to it?
RC Demolition Derby: This game was not completed and is not available in cartridge form at all.
Rolling Thunder: This game was not completed and is not available in cartridge form at all.
Ultra Vortek: This game does not exist in cartridge form, but Carl at Songbird Productions has the rights to this and should be releasing it on cartridge in the future as "Ultravore."
Vindicators: This game was not completed and is not available in cartridge form at all. The whereabouts of the prototype are also unknown?

My Current Lynx Collection:

1. A.P.B.
2. Alien Vs Predator Lynx Demo
3. Alpine Games
4. Awesome Golf
5. Baseball Heroes
6. Basketbrawl
7. Batman Returns
8. Battle Wheels
9. Battle Zone 2000
10. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
11. Block Out
12. Blue Lightning
13. Blue Lightning Demo Card
14. California Games
15. Casino
16. Centipede
17. Championship Rally
18. Checkered Flag
19. Checkered Flag (I have two copies)
20. Chip's Challenge
21. Crystal Mines II
22. Crystal Mines II Buried Treasure (Songbird)
23. Cyber Virus
24. Daemon's Gate
25. Desert Strike
26. Dinolympics
27. Dirty Larry Renegade Cop
28. Double Dragon
29. Dracula The Undead
30. Dragnet
31. Duranik
32. Electrocop
33. European Soccer Challenge
34. Eye of the Beholder
35. The Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge
36. Gates of Zendocon
37. Gauntlet The Third Encounter
38. Gordo 106
39. Hard Drivin'
40. Hockey
41. Hydra
42. Ishido: The Way of Stones
43. Jimmy Connors' Tennis
44. Joust
45. Klax
46. Krazy Ace Miniature Golf
47. Kung Food
48. Lemmings
49. Lexis
50. Lode Runner
51. Loopz
52. Lynx Diagnostic Test
53. Lynxopoly
54. Lynx Reloaded
55. Malibu Bikini Beach Volleyball
56. Marlboro Go!
57. MegaPak 1
58. Ms. Pac-Man
59. NFL Football
60. Ninja Gaiden
61. Ninja Gaiden III
62. Othello
63. Pac-Land
64. Paper Boy
65. Pinball Jam
66. Pit-Fighter
67. Poker
68. PokerMania
69. Ponx
70. Pounce!
71. Power Factor
72. Qix
73. Raiden
74. Rampage
75. Rampart
76. Relief Pitcher
77. Remnant
78. Road Blasters
79. Road Riot 4WD
80. Robo-Squash
81. Robotron 2084
82. Rygar
83. Scrapyard Dog
84. SFX
85. S-I-M-I-S
86. S.T.U.N. Runner
87. Shadow of the Beast
88. Shanghai
89. Sokomania
90. Steel Talons
91. Super Asteroids & Missile Command
92. Super Off Road
93. Super Skweek
94. Switch Blade II
95. Todd's Adventures in Slime World
96. Toki
97. Tournament Cyberball
98. T-Tris
99. Turbo Sub
100. Viking Child
101. Warbirds
102. World Class Soccer
103. Xenophobe
104. Xybots
105. Yastuna Vol. 1
106. Yastuna Vol. 2
107. Zaku
108. Zarlor Mercenary

Thus, as far as Lynx cartridges that I could technically get is concerned, I still need to watch for:
Bitchy
Bouble Trouble
CGE 5th
Fat Bobby
Hotdog
Hyperdrome
Lynx Flash Cart
P.I.T.S.

Am I not accounting for any?

Thanks.

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Bitchy: This game is completed but only 15 copies of this were made on cartridge and no more will be made.

It was for a contest for Lynx anniversary. Should not be make anymore...

Rapide Race!: The fact that Atari Smeghead has this game on cartridge is a special case and the public at large should not have access to it?

Right, the author never gave permission for edition, this is piracy... (like ABL/Ladybug, and some others...)

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:30 PM

super awesome collections!

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:07 PM

Show us some pictures :D

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:03 PM

Show us some pictures :D


Well, I've included games that I've purchased very recently, which are still on their way to me in the mail, as part of the games that I "own." I've been sent notifications by all sellers that the games are on their way, so I truly hope that they'll all make it to me okay. Thus, if I take a picture now, it won't include all the games that I've posted as owning. Nevertheless, once they all arrive, perhaps I'll take a picture and add it to this thread.

Actually, I already have to add 2 more games to the list of games that I own, namely Bubble Trouble and Hyperdrome, as I just ordered them today and already received notice that they are on their way.... I must admit that I'm pretty excited about it. :)

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:15 PM

Thus, as far as Lynx cartridges that I could technically get is concerned, I still need to watch for:

Lynx Flash Cart


Send me PM. :grin:

http://www.atariage....itaire__st__250

I made a release of this game. I have some in stock.

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