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#51 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:54 PM

Clear carts like Action 52 (NES)?

#52 Netsurfer_x1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:50 PM

Indeed! We need devs to sign on, and with a quickness!

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:55 PM

Clear carts like Action 52 (NES)?


That's something I'd like to do. My goal with regard to that is have a limited run of 104 (hand numbered, and maybe even autographed by myself) cartridges per volume with full (gatefold) packaging, and clear cartridge cases. Once they're gone, they're gone.

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:43 AM

Of course, the ROM will be available for download, right? Limiting your audience to a total of 104 doesn't sound awesome to me.

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:22 AM

Of course, the ROM will be available for download, right? Limiting your audience to a total of 104 doesn't sound awesome to me.


The ROM will be made available once the limited run of cartridges has sold out.

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Posted Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:07 PM

Combat (“27 Video Games”)*

and Video Olympics (“50 Video Games”)*

on one 4k cartridge -

(switch to other ROM when game select goes past the last one on each)

 

and you would have...

 

Action '77!

 

* - quote from the game's box

 



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Posted Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:31 AM

Gotta watch the dates on these posts.  The last response was from 2012.

 

Still, there is new information.  Action 52 for the Atari 2600 is a worthy idea too.

 

CPUWIZ just posted information on an upcoming board that can do 256k.  That means 64 4k banks which should be enough room for at least 52 4k games. 

http://atariage.com/...rd-coming-soon/

 

My last question was whether we need to start a community hunt for SARA donor carts or if he managed to buy someones stash of donors.  Extra memory would make my games and something like Action 52 much more awesome!



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Posted Sun Dec 1, 2013 2:35 PM

When you consider that back in the day, individuals were given about a fortnight to create a finished game, Action 52 should be done in the same fashion, but with multiple people working on one game for only about a week before moving to the next one. It's a race of quantity over quality!



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Posted Sun Dec 1, 2013 4:26 PM

When you consider that back in the day, individuals were given about a fortnight to create a finished game, Action 52 should be done in the same fashion, but with multiple people working on one game for only about a week before moving to the next one. It's a race of quantity over quality!

 

You're obviously talking about Agile development.  For the laymen stretch = quantity and quality is something that runs.



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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2014 1:15 AM

This i'd like to see. Especally Cheetahmen. or Ooze myself. :)

#61 theloon ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2014 2:00 AM

Aye.  Alas, someone revived Action 52 and is making money off of it.  We'd have to change the name to "Lynxladies" or something.  Time for more positive female heroes, methinks.



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Posted Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:59 AM

New information:

 

I just emailed the current IP owner of Action 52.  Hopefully I can work out licensing or at least some guidelines to make him comfortable with my own homage.  This process can take awhile but at least it's started!



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Posted Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:56 PM

New information:

 

I just emailed the current IP owner of Action 52.  Hopefully I can work out licensing or at least some guidelines to make him comfortable with my own homage.  This process can take awhile but at least it's started!

 

Bad news.  I got the official word:

 

THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE CHEETAHMEN AND ACTION 52 , BUT BECAUSE WE HAVE MANY FUTURE PROJECTS THAT INVOLVE THE ACTION 52 AND CHEETAHMEN FRANCHISE, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO AUTHORIZE ANY OUTSIDE PROJECTS. LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS MAKE LICENSING TOO MESSY AT THIS TIME.
GREG



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Posted Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:16 PM

Well, that sucks but now I'm also curious as to what is it they have planned!



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Posted Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:18 PM

Well, that sucks but now I'm also curious as to what is it they have planned!

 

Everything but classic systems.  Looks like iOS, OUYA, etc..



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Posted Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:23 PM

Guess you will just have to change the name to "Action 51". Unless they are owned by King and have the rights to the word "action"

#67 theloon ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:51 PM

Nah.  That'd kinda be flaunting it in his face.  We can still do a multi cart - just with our own unique awesomeness :)



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Posted Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:07 PM

I appreciate how you asked the right owner. I do not like some dude gravedigging an ancient flopped video game that itself was so broken it could be called a scam that became a minor meme though. If you have no better idea than to cash in on something like Action 52 with iOS versions you better lie down and die.

Theloon, just call it Active 52, Another 52, Power 52, Asswipe 52 or something and you're good. The Cheetahmen become the Jaguarmen, the Ooze becomes the Jizz.






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