I just tried this on real hardware via Harmony. Works great and is just a fantastic work, though a few things were noticed.
- The enemy cars become very difficult to see when two or more (or so, just going off what I believe the numbers were) are on screen or with a rock due to the flicker. Perhaps make the enemies a darker color or background lighter to be seen better?
- After death from anything, the screen rolls once while drawing the screen. It's a bit bothersome could be gotten used to after a while.
- The second track is a little hard to see with the red and orange, along with the flickering enemies. Again, perhaps lighter background or darker walls?
Just what I found, note that I am no programmer. WIll be checking back for updates!
Thanks for the feedback, this is really helpful. I'm running on a heavy sixer hooked up to a CRT and the colors seem okay but I need to try some other setups. What type of TV and Atari are you using? Colors are easy to change. I just need to find the right combination that works best for people.
As long as I'm posting, I'll give a quick status update on the project. I found the 100 bytes I need to add map #3 and have a few left over to fix some bugs. I have a request into Namco through a friend to get their official blessing for this project. It's always risky to ask a question like this but it will be good if they say yes. I hope to have a new version out later this week.