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#1 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:05 AM

http://www.wwnet.net...n26/euchre.htmlErik Eid has released a Release Candidate version of his upcoming Atari 2600 card game Euchre. Changes in this version include bug fixes in the evaluation of the computer players' hands, PAL color changes, and improvements in the computer's gameplay. This release will become the final version unless more bugs are found before Friday, October 4th. You can download Euchre, read the documentation and browse the source code at Erik's Euchre Development Page.

#2 Cupcakus OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:18 AM

Hey Erik, just wanted you to know I think your 2600 Euchre is great, wonderful job! I'll definetly buy one when it's available.

#3 Nostalgic OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 30, 2002 7:25 PM

Thanks so much! I'm still amazed at how well the game has been received. I didn't expect there to be enough fans of both the 2600 and Euchre to make much of an impact. I've been pleasantly surprised!

#4 Nostalgic OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 1, 2002 6:05 PM

Wouldn't you know it... I found a bug. :!: Argh!

I saw it happen twice - if I was the lone maker and the "west" player led to the first trick, it would lead a low trump! This is bizarre behavior, so I checked it out.

It turns out that I was reusing the variable that the computer uses to remember who the maker is for other purposes, so it would sometimes think it was the lone maker - thus, leading trump to draw out everyone else's.

I've posted an update at the Euchre web site.

Since this was a very easy bug to correct and no others have come out in my testing, I'm keeping the cut-off date as Friday, October 4 at 11:59 PM EDT.

#5 Nostalgic OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 4, 2002 10:07 PM

It's now just past midnight in Michigan, so it is technically Saturday, October 5 here.

This means that Euchre is now released!

Many thanks again for all those who provided comments and tested the game, as well as the many forum readers who have provided a lot of praise. I'm really pleased about the reaction my game has received!

You can get the ROM image from my Euchre site and read the HTML version of the manual.

There's no cartridges... yet. However, I've submitted both the label designs and manual text to Hozer and I've received the first draft of the manual, so things are coming together well. I don't have a date for the release of the cartridge. (Please don't submit orders or reservations to either Hozer or to me just yet.)

It's been a really fun process and you all make a very great community. I look forward to releasing the game as a cartridge and seeing you enjoy it.

#6 MegaManFan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 5, 2002 12:37 AM

It's now just past midnight in Michigan, so it is technically Saturday, October 5 here.

This means that Euchre is now released!


Wahoo! :D I look forward to the official cart release, and to maybe even getting a copy signed by the author. :wink:

#7 Rob Mitchell OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 9:26 PM

BUMP from 2002!   A friend sat down with my girlfriend and myself to teach us how to play Euchre.  Afterwords we went home to fire up the Atari and play this homebrew!  2600 Euchre is fun to play now that I understand the game.  Thanks to the programmer !!



#8 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 11:03 PM

Since you like it, you could write a store review as penance for necro-bumping a 15-year-old thread. ;)






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