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#1 sanny OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:44 AM

Hello,

I recently got a 1040ST with monochrome monitor.

I tried some games, but all complain that they need a color monitor.

Is there a list of games which are working also with a monochrome monitor?

chris

#2 sgrddy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:02 PM

Hello,

I recently got a 1040ST with monochrome monitor.

I tried some games, but all complain that they need a color monitor.

Is there a list of games which are working also with a monochrome monitor?

chris


I have tried both Missile Command and Robotron and they both work. If your ST has an RF unit, you can hook it up to a color tv too.

#3 Thorsten GŁnther OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:35 PM

Hello,

I recently got a 1040ST with monochrome monitor.

I tried some games, but all complain that they need a color monitor.

Is there a list of games which are working also with a monochrome monitor?


It's here: atari-forum.com, but still some titles like Bolo are missing from it. And of course all that PD stuff - only a fraction of it is listed here atarilegend.com.

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#4 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:41 AM

Hello,

I recently got a 1040ST with monochrome monitor.

I tried some games, but all complain that they need a color monitor.

Is there a list of games which are working also with a monochrome monitor?

chris


Saved this list for use with my STacy - hope it helps. :)

ATARI ST MONO GAMES LIST

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
8 Ball
Alpha Waves
Balance of Power
Balance of Power - The 1990 Edition
Ballyhoo
Battlezone
Beyond Zork - The Coconut of Quendor
Black Cauldo, The
Bob Winner
BorderZone
Borrowed Time
Brataccas
Bunny Bricks
Bureaucracy
Checkmate
Chess Champion 2175
Chess Player 2150
Colonel's Bequest, The
Conquests of Camelot
Corruption
Crystal Castles
Crystal of Arborea
Cutthroats
Deadline
Deathstrike
Donald Ducks Playground
Electronic Pool
Enchanter
Esprit
Fish!
Flight Simulator II
Flight Simulator II - Europ
Flight Simulator II - Japan
Flight Simulator II - Lake Huron
Flight Simulator II - Washington
Flip Side
Gnome Ranger
Gnome Ranger 2 - Ingrid's Back
Gold Rush!
Guild of Thieves, The
Hanks' Quest - Victim of Society
Hellowoon - Das Geheimnis des Zauberstabs
Hero's Quest
Hippo Backgammon
Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
Hollywood Hijinx
Hoyle's Book of Games - Volume 1
Holye's Book of Games - Volume 2
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Infidel
Ishar - Legend of the Fortress
Ishar II - Messengers of Doom
Ishar III - The Seven Gates Of Infinity
Jewels of Darkness
Jinxter
King's Quest - Quest For the Throne
King's Quest II - Romancing the Throne
King's Quest III - To Heir is Human
King's Quest IV - The Perils of Rosella
Knight Orc
Lancelot
Leather Goddess of Phobos
Leisure Suit Larry - The Land of the Lounge Lizards
Leisure Suit Larry 2 - Goes Looking for Love
Leisure Suite Larry 3 - Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pecto
Loom
Lurking Horror, The
Mac Pan
Magnetic Scrolls Collection, The
Manhunter - New York
Manhunter 2 - San Francisco
Maniac Mansion
Megaroids
Millipede
Mind Forever Voyaging, A
Missle Command (High res version)
Mission
Moonmist
Myth
Nord and Bert
Not a penny more, Not a penny less
Ogre
Oil Imperium
Ooze
Oxyd (high res version)
Oxyd 2 (high res version)
Pawn, The
Perfect Match
Perry Mason - The Case of the Mandarin Murder
Planetfall
Plundered Hearts
Police Quest - In Pursuit of the Death Angel
Police Quest II - The Vengeance
Psion Chess
Scapeghost
Seastalker
Secret of Monkey Island, The
Sherlock Holmes - The Riddle of the Crown Jewels.
Silicon Dreams
Sorcerer
Space Quest - The Sarien Encounter
Space Quest 2 - Vohauls' Revenge
Space Quest 3 - The Pirates of Pestulon
Spellbreaker
Spinger
Starcross
Starglider
Starglider 2
Stationfall
Stone Age
Suspect
Suspended
Tennis (high res version)
tex McPhilip - Road to Divinity
Time and Magik
Tonight the Shrieking Corpses Bleed
Trinity
Ultima II - Revenge of the Enchantress
Ultima III - Exodus
Voodoo Girl Queen of the Darned
Wind Surf Willy
WIshbringer
Witness, The
Wonderland
Zak Mckraken and the Alien Mindbenders
Zak Mckraken and the Alien Mindbenders (demo)
Zork - The Undiscovered Underground
Zork I - The Great Underground Empire
Zork II - The Wizard of Frobozz
Zork III - The Dungeon Master

#5 sanny OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:50 AM

thanks all

#6 TwiliteZoner OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:47 PM

Here is a pretty good Donkey Kong clone that is for monochrome systems.

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#7 tjlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:21 PM

Here are a few more Mono games!

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#8 tjlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:50 PM

Another one.

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#9 kool kitty89 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:33 AM

Hello,

I recently got a 1040ST with monochrome monitor.

I tried some games, but all complain that they need a color monitor.

Is there a list of games which are working also with a monochrome monitor?

chris


I have tried both Missile Command and Robotron and they both work. If your ST has an RF unit, you can hook it up to a color tv too.


Doesn't it support composite video too? (which will not only give a better picture than RF, but also be present in th eabsense of an onboard RF modulator)

Edit: found this http://www.atariage....av-video-cable/ which mentions that the monitor jack only outputs composite on models with the RF modulator as well...

Edited by kool kitty89, Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:38 AM.


#10 wood_jl OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:52 PM

Another one.



Old thread BUMP!

Since I got my ST monochrome-to-VGA cable I've been digging for monochrome games, curious to see what developed in that camp.

Above (post 8 ) tjlazer posted this "Missile Command/Super Breakout" disk image. I wasn't expecting much, but man, this is a pretty fun monochrome disk! I am especially impressed with the "Super Breakout" which appears to be more of an Arkanoid clone, fortunately. I mean, this game was fun, forgetting about monochrome!!! I was just meaning to merely check it out, and I ended up playing for about 1/2 hour.

A belated "thanks" for sharing that.

I had the misfortune of buying a launch-date monochrome ST system. I had read early reviews of the system, which included RF modulator. I pre-paid a reserve at the Atari dealer for the cheapest system I could get, and that was a stretch. I had no idea that monochrome meant locked into one resolution; I assumed it would grayscale the lower resolutions and/or hook to my TV for color.

There certainly weren't fun games like this Arkanoid clone back then, and some of the others you guys have listed. How much less-miserable it would have been!

Edited by wood_jl, Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:52 PM.


#11 tjlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 3, 2010 8:31 PM

Glad you liked it. I'll see what other mono games I can dig up and add them on here...

#12 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 3, 2010 9:12 PM

Phantasie can do monochrome as well.

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#13 LoTonah OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 4, 2010 12:31 AM

I used to play Empire and a cool German mahjong game on my monochrome ST back in the day :)

#14 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 4, 2010 1:55 AM

Phantasie can do monochrome as well.

Tempest


That's for certain? Would that be Phantasie 1,2,3 or a combo of?

If so, I'll add them to that list.

Thanks much! :)

#15 marakatti OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 4, 2010 2:59 AM

Hello,

I recently got a 1040ST with monochrome monitor.

I tried some games, but all complain that they need a color monitor.

Is there a list of games which are working also with a monochrome monitor?

chris


Hi,

here's some altough the list is not yet complete: http://www.atarimani...0-high_S_G.html

#16 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 4, 2010 10:20 AM

At least one of the Phantasies, not sure about the others. There's a comment on it on Atarimania. It,s only a certain version of the games.

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#17 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 4, 2010 12:28 PM

At least one of the Phantasies, not sure about the others. There's a comment on it on Atarimania. It,s only a certain version of the games.

Tempest


Yes, I followed the link and checked it out. Looks like only the first, original Phantasie does high-rez.
Too bad, I wish all 3 had supported it. Thanks for that link, btw. Very nice list! :)

#18 TwiliteZoner OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 4, 2010 3:15 PM

Moon Patrol ran in mono? I'll have to try that later.

#19 OldAtarian OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 5, 2010 5:26 PM

Monochrome gaming seemed really big in Europe when the ST was still new. I remember the magazine disks from over there had a lot more monochrome games than the American ones. I guess the monochrome monitor must have been more popular over there than the color one. I would start collecting cover disks from the magazines from over there if you want lots of monochrome games.

Edited by OldAtarian, Fri Nov 5, 2010 5:27 PM.





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