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#1 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 1, 2010 6:44 AM

Ok here we go, ten basic games, I tried to pick ones that are fun, honest, and only threw in a couple of mine ;)

The scoring will sound complicated, erm because it is, but I'll take care of it so you can concentrate on playing :) [Link to Tourney Current Points Standings]

Boot with BASIC enabled ;) Final?! version of ATR (all games startable using joystick, rearguard press fire for 1 player & defaulted to level 2, 'reset' now takes you to the disk menu without a reboot (thanks to Rybags) + Runaway Van now works on an 800 & fixed annoying bug in Minelayer & Gwobby without DL mods on title screen to see if it works on US 130XE?! Runaway van fixed again oops, and Ball Harbour colours fixed!):
Attached File  HSC7BestOfBASIC.ATR   130.02KB   79 downloads


(ATR is 1050 density, all games apart from Gwobby run on an 800/48K if anyone needs any help let me know)

  • 10 Games
  • 1 HSC point for each played
  • 5 bonus HSC points for qualifying in all 10 games.
  • Then, for those who have qualified, these scores go into a table for each game and are awarded tourney points: from 1 for the bottom player up to the number of people who have played. e.g. If five players qualify for Briky then the top player gets 5 tourney points, down to 1 for the 5th placed player.
  • Finally, at the end of the month all tourney points are added and an overall table is scored in the same manner with real HSC points. 1 for bottom and a number equal to the number of players for top.
Apart from Rear Guard play all games on the default settings. Some of the games I have tweaked a little, more men etc so best play the ones from this ATR. There may be a few bugs to fix along the way :ponder:

Here are the games and a brief description:


Briky Qualifying Target 350
Survive, collect faces for more points, avoid bombs.
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Rear Guard (Play on skill level 2) Qualifying Target 300
Shoot bad guys before too many of them escape from the screen. Hint, get up high!
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Runaway Van (one of my own, sorry) Qualifying Target 350
Jump over the orange guy, collect the purple geezer or was it run him over :ponder:
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Gwobby Qualifying Target: Beating the Magmapus (shoot his legs off!) on Level 20! (level displayed on title screen just about legible if you turn the colour up.)
Draw a line so Gwobby (our hero) can reach the exit safely. Practice on 'gwobeasy' until you get the hang of it. Use fire and right to draw down diagonally quickly, collect ammo for shootout's every 10th screen (full instructions on the website)
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Balloonacy Qualifying Target 1200
Pop balloons with your head, press fire to use hands if you miss one. Watch out for skulls!
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Minelayer Qualifying Target 350
Get to your base whilst avoiding the mines!
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Ball Harbour Qualifying Target 2530 as this was way too easy! Catch stuff from pipes? (Hard to see the grey so turn the TV up, no not the volume :D )
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Rebound Qualifying Target 8000
Fast paced shooting 'n' dodging.
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Flying Bombs Qualifying Target 75,000
Shoot planes, avoid planes, erm you're in a tank
Flying Bombs2.png
Escape Qualifying Target 20,000
Collect bricks in your lorry, take them to the river and build a crossing, simple? Did I mention the wall of fire and fuel limit?! You can drop bricks anywhere and collect them again.
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#2 Trooper OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 1, 2010 6:46 AM

Damn it! You make me want to play these games which means I'll have to get Atari800Win running on my computer since the Atari 800 PSP emulator I'm using don't have BASIC option built in :)

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Posted Thu Apr 1, 2010 9:42 AM

Wow, one of the few times I won't be holding down Option as I boot the 800XL :D

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Posted Sun Apr 4, 2010 6:34 AM

Scores so far:

BRIKY (where's the c?): 463
REBOUND : 8623
REARGUARD : 200
MINEFIELD : 360

Hey I'm winning!!!

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Posted Sun Apr 4, 2010 9:17 AM

I just played all these games... but I never want to play them again. If these are the "Best of BASIC", I'd hate to see the worst.

I suppose Gwobby and Escape are OK, but there must be better BASIC games out there.

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Posted Sun Apr 4, 2010 2:15 PM

I just played all these games... but I never want to play them again. If these are the "Best of BASIC", I'd hate to see the worst.

I suppose Gwobby and Escape are OK, but there must be better BASIC games out there.

How could anyone not like Briky :?: You should have seen some of the ones I didn't pick ;) I think voters knew what they were letting themselves in for... I did download a load more but didn't have time to play them so went for mostly ones I knew. Some 'BASIC' games were proper commercial games like Dodge Racer but are mostly machine code so I picked ones that were more in the spirit. I did check about 4 threads from atariage about basic games people liked but apart from Rear Guard mostly they were not really arcade games. If anyone has any other favourites or ideas let me know for future bonus round options.

It's only a few points in the scheme of things 10 games x1 pt each = 10pts + 5pts qualifying for all ten bonus = 15pts + say 15 people play 15pts for the winner = 30pts

Screen-shots optional folks


Here's my efforts so far:
Briky 552
Escape 31,805
Balloonacy 4,360
:)

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Posted Sun Apr 4, 2010 5:23 PM


I just played all these games... but I never want to play them again. If these are the "Best of BASIC", I'd hate to see the worst.

I suppose Gwobby and Escape are OK, but there must be better BASIC games out there.

How could anyone not like Briky :?: You should have seen some of the ones I didn't pick ;)


Is Briky one of yours? ;) Sorry, but I didn't like Briky. His smiling face made me want to punch the TV.

No, I'm exaggerating. That's actually the only game I played more than once. (probably because it was the first :D) I think I found a bug because "Briky" (...if that is his real name...) ended up stuck in a side wall, but didn't die. (bastard just sat there, smiling at me)

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Posted Mon Apr 5, 2010 4:05 AM



I just played all these games... but I never want to play them again. If these are the "Best of BASIC", I'd hate to see the worst.

I suppose Gwobby and Escape are OK, but there must be better BASIC games out there.

How could anyone not like Briky :?: You should have seen some of the ones I didn't pick ;)


Is Briky one of yours? ;) Sorry, but I didn't like Briky. His smiling face made me want to punch the TV.

No, I'm exaggerating. That's actually the only game I played more than once. (probably because it was the first :D) I think I found a bug because "Briky" (...if that is his real name...) ended up stuck in a side wall, but didn't die. (bastard just sat there, smiling at me)

:D
No, not one of mine (it's too good) was am important game for me though; for many years I used it's character redefinition routine in my games. The whole game has nice simple code for anyone learning basic. Nobody has heard of this game, I don't know where I got it from. It's the only game ever thst I've searched for and atarionline.pl didn't have in it's database - (r u reading this Kaz? ;) ) The bugs are part of the fun with basic games so you can fix them in true RAD sytle and introduce more bugs. Getting bricked in is all in a day's work for our block faced hero, anyway where's 'em scores ?

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Posted Mon Apr 5, 2010 7:00 PM

Balloonacy 2,062
Ball Harbour 33
Minefield 280
Rebound 4,336









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Posted Mon Apr 5, 2010 7:06 PM

I can't get Runaway Van and Gwobby to start.
I get error - 141 at line 1530



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Posted Tue Apr 6, 2010 3:57 AM

I can't get Runaway Van and Gwobby to start.
I get error - 141 at line 1530


Gwobby needs 64K so wont run on A800, just tried Van on A800 under emulator and recreated the error - it's the clear screen on gr.17 that's causing the error, weird?! OK have fixed this by printing blank lines instead! Now the guy is there but you can't see him :ponder: Will have a go at fixing this for the 800 tomorrow!

Rear Guard - 300 after a bunch of goes, maybe this is a bit harder than I thought ;)

Flying Bombs 120,290
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Posted Tue Apr 6, 2010 7:57 AM

Gwobby - level 14level 21

Flying bombs - 75,550

Mine layer - 3601050

Briky - 421487491

Runaway van - 600

Ball harbour - 3556

Rebound - 5948

Rearguard - 220300

Balloonacy - 2150

Escape - 22,171

p.s Minefields real name is Minelayer, in case you didn't know!

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Edited by mopchop, Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:47 PM.


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Posted Wed Apr 7, 2010 3:12 AM

Wow, one of the few times I won't be holding down Option as I boot the 800XL :D


I will, reversed BASIC :D

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Posted Wed Apr 7, 2010 3:38 AM

I can't get Runaway Van and Gwobby to start.
I get error - 141 at line 1530


Runaway Van is now fixed for the 800, it didn't like using a "-" as a redefined graphic for some reason even though it showed on the title screen, really strange so I used an "X" and the little orange man is no longer invisible. Just to show I won't necessarily do better at my own games here is my effort!
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Posted Wed Apr 7, 2010 4:21 PM

How the freaking heck do you get this to load on an Atarimax Flashcart????

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Posted Wed Apr 7, 2010 5:10 PM

The ATR file in the first post plays pretty good for me now. thanks for the fix. :)

Here's my score for Rearguard. 300



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Posted Thu Apr 8, 2010 3:35 AM

How the freaking heck do you get this to load on an Atarimax Flashcart????

Maybe Preppie!! can advise:?: If not post this on the main forum :ponder:


I've put the tourney scores & tables on a separate post to make things easierish?!

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Posted Thu Apr 8, 2010 3:37 PM

AH HA! On top of allowing it to go to BASIC with the full cart I had to make the image itself be enabled for BASIC!!!! BWA HA HA time to get playing!!!

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Posted Thu Apr 8, 2010 8:25 PM

Holy crap these games are AWFUL!!!! LOL

Here are my qualifying scores so far:

Briky 478, Rear Guard 680, Runaway Van 460, Balloonacy 1398, Minefield 660, Ball Harbour 110
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Gwobby leaves a line 141 error and I have yet to play the others. :)

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Posted Fri Apr 9, 2010 2:27 AM

Gwobby leaves a line 141 error and I have yet to play the others. :)

Great stuff you're working! Are you on an 800/48K :?: If you and roadrunner are then I'll have to sub in another games as Gwobby is 64K :ponder:

p.s. checkout the tourney table, you're gonna like it ;)

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Posted Fri Apr 9, 2010 4:26 AM

briky 593
rebound 19,892
rear guard 100
minefield 360
escape 17,630
flying bombs 35,520

The rest shalt be done soon

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Posted Fri Apr 9, 2010 9:50 AM

I have a 130XE so memory is not the problem :lol:

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Posted Fri Apr 9, 2010 10:26 AM

I have a 130XE so memory is not the problem :lol:

I've played Gwobby on a PAL 130XE and the emulator under NTSC ok, does the game get to the title screen/start at all :?:

If you are playing Gwobby on the emulator then I'd recommend playing on NTSC as the game benefits from being a tad quicker.

p.s. Level 25 :)
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Posted Fri Apr 9, 2010 10:29 AM

Nope, it goes to that Line 141 error message.

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Posted Fri Apr 9, 2010 2:38 PM

Nope, it goes to that Line 141 error message.

hmm, I can only think this is RAM related so have taken out a few rems as Gwobby was living right on the edge... maybe the multicart system/menu takes up some bytes? Please try the new ATR and let me know ;)




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