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#1 therealbountybob ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 5, 2011 11:30 AM

Lock and load it's time for some true retro action in

The Lone Raider



Download xex from Fandal
Atarimania has .cas and instructions... note comment on soundtrack for us to investigate!

The game progresses through the difficulty levels so start on the default (learner). Nice and easy to start with so come and play everyone ;)

Scoring
  • Rank order then score, so post your final ranks
  • Bonus HSC point for highest score after completing learner
    you can rack up points by collecting all the dots in the 2nd screen instead of exiting through the bottom door. However you must complete the level to qualify for this bonus


Game Closes Monday 18th July
(we'll overlap with HSC round 12 starting on Sunday the 17th)

Game On :!:

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Posted Tue Jul 5, 2011 2:05 PM

Warrior - 13990
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#3 orpheuswaking OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 5, 2011 2:40 PM

WOOOOOOHIOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

#4 Fres OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 5, 2011 8:40 PM

Ok, so here we are. Finally ... Lone Raider.

Now I need to learn how to play this game.

The SCREAM sound when you die is hilarious, if a little horrifying. I've mentioned this to Orph already but the first time I was shot in the face by one of those tanks (and heard that sound) I nearly jumped out of my chair ... had to set down the joystick and spend some time away.

All better now, though. Let's GO!

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Posted Wed Jul 6, 2011 9:26 AM

Had a quick go:
3,569 including 2,700 on the first level, I accidentally went through the exit door too early :twisted:
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Posted Wed Jul 6, 2011 10:22 AM

I think I'm going to mail my Mum a 800XL so she can play this round :D

this was the FIRST game I ever played on the atari... Fres I told the GF about your pansy ass screaming like a girl at the "scream" ;-) she thought it was funny until I made her play and she did the same thing...

Edited by orpheuswaking, Wed Jul 6, 2011 10:23 AM.


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Posted Wed Jul 6, 2011 2:59 PM

I'm telling you, it's eerie.

#8 Fres OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 6, 2011 8:09 PM

Uh oh. Looks like I can run this one in PAL or NTSC OSB, but not NTSC XL/XE. Strange.

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Posted Wed Jul 6, 2011 8:13 PM

I'm not sure what additional soudtrack is being alluded to in the atarimania page. When the cassette loads it has two electronic songs on the audio part of the tape (The Syncopated Clock & The Flight of the Bumblebee)... This is present on my 1985 red Atari UK Cassette...

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Posted Wed Jul 6, 2011 9:08 PM

Raider - 8764

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Posted Thu Jul 7, 2011 4:02 AM

I'm not sure what additional soudtrack is being alluded to in the atarimania page. When the cassette loads it has two electronic songs on the audio part of the tape (The Syncopated Clock & The Flight of the Bumblebee)... This is present on my 1985 red Atari UK Cassette...

I did find a link to an MP3 here but it was missing...
Found this on you tube (there are several parts to the tune) - would be cool if someone could add it into the game :ponder: Checkout the comments too the game was written by a 17 year old :thumbsup:

Just to confirm folks we are playing starting on the default level learner ;)

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Posted Thu Jul 7, 2011 4:07 AM

Uh oh. Looks like I can run this one in PAL or NTSC OSB, but not NTSC XL/XE. Strange.

atarionline.pl have 4 versions maybe one of them will work :?:

Trooper 5,143
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To keep things interesting the Table will be by rank then score folks (see 1st post) :)

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Posted Thu Jul 7, 2011 2:51 PM


Uh oh. Looks like I can run this one in PAL or NTSC OSB, but not NTSC XL/XE. Strange.

atarionline.pl have 4 versions maybe one of them will work :?:

Trooper 5,143
Trooper5143.jpg
To keep things interesting the Table will be by rank then score folks (see 1st post) :)

I yanked a copy from the homesoft archives. Seems to work fine, but has one of those obnoxious loading screens. The xex (v1) atari atarionline.pl works ok (homesoft version) and the atr (v2) file seems ok.

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Posted Thu Jul 7, 2011 6:35 PM

I load mine from tape onto a PAL 800XL, you know, like it's meant to be !!!

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Posted Fri Jul 8, 2011 3:12 AM

I load mine from tape onto a PAL 800XL, you know, like it's meant to be !!!

That's dedication to the cause :thumbsup:
instant gameplay... in 15 minutes :D

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Posted Fri Jul 8, 2011 10:53 AM

1695

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Posted Fri Jul 8, 2011 1:35 PM

Great game - remember buying this in 1985 (big silver box version with space for extra cartridge/cassette)

First go for - Trainee - 3837

Cheers

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Posted Fri Jul 8, 2011 1:35 PM

Small Improvement

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Posted Fri Jul 8, 2011 9:45 PM

This is one of the more fun games no one ever heard of (on the West side of the pond!). Will the red labeled Atari, Lone Raider(UK) Cassette load properly in an NTSC 1010 Data recorder? UK audio cassettes seem to work fine in US players.

The Spaceship entry/exit scenes are reminiscent of First Softwares' Astrochase. I'm working my way up to level three :) :

3,698- Trainee; (1st lv)2,482

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Posted Sat Jul 9, 2011 2:01 AM

Slight improvement still a Trooper 6,163
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plying this makes me want to play Journey to the Planets :)

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Posted Sat Jul 9, 2011 2:46 AM

Anyone know what the 10 ranks are? Had a quick look round but couldn't find anything

Learner
Trainee
Trooper
Warrior
Raider
Leader
???
???
???
Master

Leader - 14971

Edited by McKong, Sat Jul 9, 2011 2:48 AM.


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Posted Sat Jul 9, 2011 5:07 AM

1678 - Learner

Someone has to be last :)

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Posted Sat Jul 9, 2011 6:53 AM

Anyone know what the 10 ranks are? Had a quick look round but couldn't find anything

Learner
Trainee
Trooper
Warrior
Raider
Leader
???
???
???
Master

Leader - 14971


Give me a few more days and I'll let you know :D

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Posted Sat Jul 9, 2011 6:55 AM

This is one of the more fun games no one ever heard of (on the West side of the pond!). Will the red labeled Atari, Lone Raider(UK) Cassette load properly in an NTSC 1010 Data recorder? UK audio cassettes seem to work fine in US players.

The Spaceship entry/exit scenes are reminiscent of First Softwares' Astrochase. I'm working my way up to level three :) :

3,698- Trainee; (1st lv)2,482

atari000LRdr.png ,atari000LR1st.png


There is no PAL/NTSC specific 1010, only the Atari it's used on... I loaded it up on a NTSC machine a couple months ago and it worked fine, bear in mind though that was on a 800... Fres had some issues with certain dumps under XL emulation (It loads but you cant play it correctly)... So I'll try it out again this weekend on a NTSC 800XL and report back

Edited by orpheuswaking, Sat Jul 9, 2011 6:55 AM.


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Posted Sat Jul 9, 2011 9:28 AM


Anyone know what the 10 ranks are? Had a quick look round but couldn't find anything

Learner
Trainee
Trooper
Warrior
Raider
Leader
???
???
???
Master

Leader - 14971


Give me a few more days and I'll let you know :D

I heard the top rank was (de)teacher :P




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