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#26 Synthpopalooza OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:59 PM

Far as I know, the guy who is doing that Ataritools program is porting a version of Phoenix.

I'd like to see something like Stampede done on the Atari 8, only with improved graphics ... DLI's to color the sky and some parallax scrolling to go along with the game action.

#27 TwiliteZoner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:04 AM

Very nice. Thanks.

#28 slampam OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:57 PM

Unless it was intended, the sub props and fish mouths were a couple pixels off from the 2600.

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#29 Charlie_ OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:19 PM

Love the Sea Quest port. Thank you!

Since requests are being made, how about Dragonfire ?:)

#30 Fres OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:50 PM

phaeron: You have some serious talent. Thanks for all of your contributions.

#31 phaeron OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:52 PM

Oops, guess I goofed up converting a couple of graphics tables. Sorry about that.

I'll be taking a break from porting for now... got some other things to look at. If I do port another one, though, you folks will be the first to know.

#32 Gury OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:20 AM

phaeron, thank you for porting this and other game. I like Seaquest as much as I like Seafox, which I played in my childhood very much. It is very similar to Seaquest, but shooting takes places in vertical direction and graphics is different.

I added your entries to my site database:
Seaquest : http://gury.atari8.i..._games/6485.htm
Midnite Magic: http://gury.atari8.i..._games/6484.htm

#33 atx4us OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:36 PM

phaeron, thank you for porting this and other game. I like Seaquest as much as I like Seafox, which I played in my childhood very much. It is very similar to Seaquest, but shooting takes places in vertical direction and graphics is different.

I added your entries to my site database:
Seaquest : http://gury.atari8.i..._games/6485.htm
Midnite Magic: http://gury.atari8.i..._games/6484.htm

Phaeron's recent Stampede 2600 conversion got me looking for his other 2600 conversion projects as well.  The links above are obsolete now.  Can someone please provide new links or attach those files here?  Thanks.

 

Update 1:  The Seaquest files are already located in this thread.  So, I'm just looking for the Midnite Magic file(s).

 

Update 2:  Please never mind about this entire request.  I answered my own questions and found the Midnite Magic link here:

https://atariage.com...-for-atari-800/


Edited by atx4us, Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:41 PM.


#34 Gury OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:22 PM

Hi atx4us,

 

Sorry about false links. My site runs mainly on PHP now, resulting all pages must end up with .php:

 

For example:

http://gury.atari8.i..._games/6485.php

http://gury.atari8.i..._games/6484.php

 

Greetings,

Gury



#35 atx4us OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:17 PM

Hi atx4us,

 

Sorry about false links. My site runs mainly on PHP now, resulting all pages must end up with .php:

 

For example:

http://gury.atari8.i..._games/6485.php

http://gury.atari8.i..._games/6484.php

 

Greetings,

Gury

Gury,

 

Greetings to you - I'm glad to see that you're still around!  Thanks for the updated links.



#36 Drummerboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:36 AM

Yars Revenge could be great! 

 

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#37 Lynxpro OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:49 AM

real great work !!!
(as usual).
thanks a lot.
Yeah, there are many 2600 games that will be great to have them in a8... Also I think Phoenix is a great choice http://www.atariage..../icon_smile.gif


Warlords. Yes, I know Castle Crisis exists but that is inspired by the arcade Warlords version and not the 2600 original. A8 could use the 2600 paddles for 4-player matches but I guess a 5200 conversion would need some additional love so 2600 paddles could be accessed using a MasterPlay or other controller adapter plus offering 2/4 player support using 5200 controllers modded as paddles.

A more spruced up version of River Raid would also nice but the existing A8 version seems to be a slightly updated conversion from the 2600 original.

Edited by Lynxpro, Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:50 AM.


#38 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:37 PM

Dont we already have Warlords ?! Though Castle Crisis is so good I can't imagine anything better could be done ;)

 

Yar's Strike Is good to play despite the bugs - the author Thelen made some comments when we gave it the HSC treatment in last season's Mega Space Blastathon round :)

 

(I've not played either original 2600 game)



#39 Lynxpro OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:17 AM

Dont we already have Warlords ?! Though Castle Crisis is so good I can't imagine anything better could be done ;)
 
Yar's Strike Is good to play despite the bugs - the author Thelen made some comments when we gave it the HSC treatment in last season's Mega Space Blastathon round :)
 
(I've not played either original 2600 game)



I don't think that version of Warlords was an official Atari release.

I'm surprised Castle Crisis didn't just port the arcade version since the arcade hardware had a slower 6502 in it than the A8s. Maybe the source code wasn't available...

#40 Rybags OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:42 AM

Bryan did Castle Crysis in 2004 according to Fandal's site.

I doubt he had any access to source code, in fact I don't think the source is available for many arcade games at all.

 

Slower 6502 in arcade games doesn't necessarily mean an easy port - they generally made the machines with specs required to run the game at hand.  Chances are the graphics hardware has features that the computer can't easily replicate.

 

Missile Command arcade version also runs on a slower 6502 but the graphics has special attribute area at the bottom for score/status and the multicolour resolution is beyond what the computer is able to generate.



#41 Lynxpro OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:04 PM

Bryan did Castle Crysis in 2004 according to Fandal's site.
I doubt he had any access to source code, in fact I don't think the source is available for many arcade games at all.
 Slower 6502 in arcade games doesn't necessarily mean an easy port - they generally made the machines with specs required to run the game at hand.  Chances are the graphics hardware has features that the computer can't easily replicate.
Missile Command arcade version also runs on a slower 6502 but the graphics has special attribute area at the bottom for score/status and the multicolour resolution is beyond what the computer is able to generate.


Fascinating. I assumed screen resolution may be an issue but possibly the only issue. At least the Pokey code mostly could be used...same with the Atari Games version of Tetris...

It also brings another question to my mind...which 6502 platform is best/easiest to port titles over to the A8/5200 from. For example, would it be easier to port a title from the C64 or from the Lynx? Say, with a not so graphically intense title such as Paperboy...

#42 FujiSkunk OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:25 AM

I've added entries for Phaeron's three ports to my site.  You can read my review of all three here.

 

By the way, Phaeron, I use VirtualDub extensively, for capturing game audio and video and for several other projects.  Thanks for a great tool and for these great ports!



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Posted Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:56 AM

  • [...] the huge pain in the butt was the divers. It turned out they were rendered using the ball, by moving and re-sizing it on every scanline.[...]

 

THAT. IS. AWESOOOOOME. :)



#44 tjlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:09 PM

amazing work!  Any way you can do a Frostbite port?

 

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#45 Britishcar OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:46 PM

First time I've downloaded this file. PERFECT. Even my 2600 high scores are very much the same as this version. It looks/feels just like the 2600 version which is perfect since it's one of the great wrist busting titles from that era. Very impressive!







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