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#51 ryanmercer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:21 AM

Finally got around to slapping this on a cf card to play, love it!



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Posted Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:03 PM

How hard would it be to make a multicart with several updated Pac-Man Games? Do like the Pac-Man collection that is on the 7800 for the 8-bit.

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Posted Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:27 PM

How hard would it be to make a multicart with several updated Pac-Man Games? Do like the Pac-Man collection that is on the 7800 for the 8-bit.

 

It's not a bad idea. This one isn't even finished yet though. I do plan to do something similar with Jr. Pac-Man too.


Edited by MrFish, Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:27 PM.


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Posted Tue Mar 8, 2016 11:14 PM

Updated the fonts the other day. Player score, ghost points, and text messages around the pen... a few other tweaks.

 

Attached File  Ms. Pac Enhanced (Beta 3-5-2016).xex   23.44KB   162 downloads

 



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Posted Wed Mar 9, 2016 12:06 AM

Thanks!  You did a nice job with this.



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Posted Wed Mar 9, 2016 8:21 AM

Thanks, I'm just toying around, really. The score should end up being in hi-res. But I like how it looks for the moment.



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Posted Wed Mar 9, 2016 4:02 PM

I adjusted the color of the title screen to be the proper yellow, instead of that greenish yellow. I've been meaning to change that for a while.

 

I also tweaked a few things on the cut-scenes...

 

Attached File  Ms. Pac Enhanced (Beta 3-9-2016).xex   23.44KB   186 downloads

 



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Posted Wed Mar 9, 2016 4:17 PM

I adjusted the color of the title screen to be the proper yellow, instead of that greenish yellow. I've been meaning to change that for a while.

 

I also tweaked a few things on the cut-scenes...

 

attachicon.gifMs. Pac Enhanced (Beta 3-9-2016).xex

 

Looks good.  I agree - it would be cool to see the score line in hi-res.



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Posted Wed Mar 9, 2016 4:34 PM

Looks good.  I agree - it would be cool to see the score line in hi-res.

 

The cut-scene titles will look a lot better in hi-res too. They're quite simple, really.

 

Act 1 - They Meet.png

 

Act 2 - The Chase.png

 

Act 3 - Junior.png



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Posted Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:06 AM

Adjusted some more characters in the cut-scene font:

Attached File  Ms. Pac Enhanced (Beta 3-12-2016).xex   23.44KB   160 downloads


Edited by MrFish, Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:06 AM.


#61 TheNameOfTheGame OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:35 PM

Thanks!  Always nice to see a new version. 



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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:53 AM

Just curious... I took out my original cartridge and compared its game play to this version.  This version starts at a much faster pace.  Not complaining -- just thought it seemed fast, and confirmed it with the original.  Presume that was intended?

 

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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:36 AM

Just curious... I took out my original cartridge and compared its game play to this version.  This version starts at a much faster pace.  Not complaining -- just thought it seemed fast, and confirmed it with the original.  Presume that was intended?

 

Not only does it start at a faster pace, it continues at a faster pace. The slowness was one of the complaints with the original, especially when compared with the 7800 version.

 

Tep392 did up some tables and matched the speeds of all the levels as closely as possible with the arcade version.

 

Another thing that was done was to make the delay when eating a dot a closer match with the arcade. The original Atari version was hard as nails due to having the delay set too long. This makes the new version much more playable. Not easy by any means, but you should definitely be getting higher scores with this version.



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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:06 PM

Tep392 did up some tables and matched the speeds of all the levels as closely as possible with the arcade version.

 

Just to expand on this a little bit. Tep392 actually used a documented disassembly of the arcade version in order to derive the necessary adjustments needed for this version.



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Posted Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:01 AM

One more update to the bird on the "Act 3" intermission that I did last week:

 

Attached File  Ms. Pac Enhanced (Beta 3-13-2016).xex   23.44KB   166 downloads

 

 

Some of you may have a hard time getting to the point in the game where you can see it (you must beat 3 consecutive Banana Levels).

So here are a couple of vids; one of the original version and one of the new version:

 

Attached File  Act 3 (Original).mp4   138.31KB   191 downloads

 

Attached File  Act 3 (New).mp4   177.95KB   186 downloads

 



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Posted Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:00 AM

Thanks for the videos.  I couldn't get to the intermission lol.  Looks good!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



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Posted Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:51 PM

Perhaps it's just me, but on the Act 1 and Act 2 intermissions, the intermissions seems to cut off too early. Is anyone else seeing this? I'm using the latest version under Altirra.



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Posted Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:09 AM

...the Act 1 and Act 2 intermissions ...seems to cut off too early.

 

These are known issues currently when running on a PAL machine. Check this post for more information and other known issues: Release Info


Edited by MrFish, Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:16 AM.


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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:16 PM

Wow!!!  Been playing some of the betas in emulation, but what a joy on real hardware.  Looking forward to having this on cart to complement my Pac-Man cart from Tep!



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Posted Fri May 27, 2016 12:26 PM

Made Ms. Pac a little more rounded looking, as per the graphics hack I've been working for the 2600 version

Mr. Pac also gets a little more rounded shape for the cutscenes, to follow suit.

 

 



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Posted Fri May 27, 2016 1:33 PM

Wow!!!  Been playing some of the betas in emulation, but what a joy on real hardware.  Looking forward to having this on cart to complement my Pac-Man cart from Tep!

Yes, please. I need a Mr. and Ms. Pac-Man Arcade cart. :)


Edited by davidcalgary29, Fri May 27, 2016 1:33 PM.


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Posted Fri May 27, 2016 4:47 PM

Forgot to duplicate the adjustments on the "extra players" remaining graphic. Here's the update.

 

Attached File  Ms. Pac Enhanced (Beta 5-27-2016).xex   23.44KB   203 downloads

 



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Posted Fri May 27, 2016 6:35 PM

Thanks!






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