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#1 starwindz OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:42 AM

WHAT IS IT?
'Atari 800 - Best Game Pack' is an All-In-One game pack includes the best Atari 8-bit games, screenshots, adverts, covers, manuals, the spreadsheet of high scores club and easy-to-use front-end. The objectives of the game pack are 'Preservation of best Atari 8-bit games and their database' and 'Providing user friendly front-end for running games and accessing database'.
 
DOWNLOAD
- Click here to download the latest version
 
SCREENSHOTS
- Click here to see screenshots in the official blog
 
LICENSE
- Freeware (Commercial use prohibited)
 
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TEAM
- starwindz (Front-end programming, Games and database integration)
- Paul 'Mclane' Irvine (Software test, Feature recommendation, General advice)
- Greyfox (Logo creation, General advice)
 
IMPORTANT LINKS

 

FEATURES
- All-In-One! No other installations needed. 
- Atari 800 emulators(Altirra, Atari800Win Plus) included
- No setup needed. Just extract a .7z file and run main executable
- Includes top 600+ Atari 8-bit games mentioned on atarimania.com and atariage.com forum
- Includes screenshots and extra data from gamebase(by Mark Hardnman)
  and atarimania (Adverts, Covers, Manuals)
- Searches and displays High Scores - Spreadsheet 
  (Original version made by champions_2002 and now it will be updated by me.)
- Displays atarimania user scores and comments
- Game browsers to select a game while seeing multiple screenshots
- User created game list
- Random game selection
- And more...

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#2 RickR OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:12 AM

Totally awesome.  Thanks!



#3 Shannon ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:26 AM

Nice.. thanks!



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Posted Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:16 AM

This official topic of the game pack is now pinned(sticky). Please post any comments, bug reports, suggestions or features you might like adding! The feedback will be very much appreciated. :)

 
Currently V1.03b update is being prepared.


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Posted Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:30 AM

Thanks Goochman for the pin...

 

Starwindz is a really nice guy, so get your suggestions in to here, don't forget he does the frontend, any emulation queries to the respected emulation authors.


Edited by Mclaneinc, Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:30 AM.


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Posted Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:24 PM

I also appreciate the moderator's action. :)



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Posted Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:12 AM

Game Pack on Linux(Ubuntu) - Experimental test screenshots

Technically game pack can be run on Linux and MacOX via Wine technology.

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Posted Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:42 AM

The "1.03a lite update" is access denied on Google Drive for some reason..

 

sTeVE



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Posted Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:00 PM

The "1.03a lite update" is access denied on Google Drive for some reason..

 

sTeVE

Sorry. The problem has been fixed. :)



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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:19 AM

I have found some kind of compatibility issue of game pack under Wine environment. Especially skin interface does not work under Wine.  :(

But most functions work fine. I will upload more screenshots soon.



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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:01 AM

Great work and hopefully will finally get a glance at this wonder this weekend :)



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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:10 AM

I'm looking at an idea that will give the Gamebase a unique feature  IF a certain item can work the way I hope...



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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:24 AM

I'm looking at an idea that will give the Gamebase a unique feature  IF a certain item can work the way I hope...

Would you be more specific, please?



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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:26 AM

I'm hoping that Altirra will be able to load cheat files from a command line, there's loads of cht files out there and I'll be happy to make more, so you easily add an option to run the game with cheats active IF it can be done.

 

Down to Phaeron if its built in already or he feels like adding it?



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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:59 AM

Game pack V1.03b now runs perfectly on Ubuntu via Wine! :)  Click here to see the guide.

(I think it will also work fine on Mac OSX via Wine...)

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Edited by starwindz, Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:00 AM.


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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:29 PM

Four days ago I uploaded a bug free ATR version of Adventure Creator: http://atariage.com/...sion/?p=3016240

 

Do you keep an eye on updated/fixed version of games?



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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:16 PM

Four days ago I uploaded a bug free ATR version of Adventure Creator: http://atariage.com/...sion/?p=3016240

 

Do you keep an eye on updated/fixed version of games?

Yes, it will be updated in the latest version of game pack(v1.03b). Thank you. :)



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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:03 PM

I have written the installation guide for running game pack on Mac OSX.

Please check it out. :)



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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:19 PM

I have written the installation guide for running game pack on Mac OSX.

Please check it out. :)

V1.03 and V1.03a have some problems to run the game pack on Wine. V1.03b will be released soon.



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Posted Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:20 AM

I am working on making playlists using Top 5 Atari 8-bit games list.

You can select and play games in the other players' top games list. :)

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Posted Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:38 AM

1.03a seems to work fine on Mac OS/Mavericks using the commercial wine-derivative called Crossover. Options to install Jet and MDAC are built-in to the Crossover application. Make a new "bottle", install Jet and MDAC, copy the unarchived folder somewhere and run it. Sound can sometimes get a bit stuttery on my early Mac mini but it runs just fine on my 12 month old iMac.



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Posted Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:35 AM

V1.03b update has been released. Now 629 games!

Click here to download it. :)

 

[Update Information: V1.03a to V1.03b]
* New features
Ubuntu(Linux) and Mac OSX supported (via Wine)
 
* New Games (17)
Alien Swarm (Version 6)
Asylum
Buffalo Stampede
Deadline
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Mig Alley Ace
Misja
Nerm Of Bemer
Ninja Commando
Operation Blood
Rolltris
Special Forces
Ultima III - Exodus
Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar
X-8
Zork II - The Wizard of Frobozz
Zork III - The Dungeon Master
 
* New comments (3)
Head over Heels
Pharaoh's Pyramid
Warhawk
 
* Game files update (2)
Adventure Creator (Bug fix)
High Rise (Manual)
 
* Misc
New playlists
 


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Posted Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:03 PM

Here are some screenshots of v1.03a running under OSX Mavericks using Crossover.

1.Intro.jpg 2.Gamelist.jpg 3.GameBrowser.jpg 4.HERO.jpg 5.Miner2049er.jpg


Edited by UKRetrogamer, Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:08 PM.


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Posted Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:36 PM

A quick question regarding the updates (1.03, 1.03a, 1.03b, etc.).

 

Are the updates incremental? i.e. Do I just download the 1.1GB 1.03 file, then apply 1.03b or do I need to apply 1.03a first?

 

Does 1.03b contain everything from the 1.03a update?

 

Is the 1.1GB file updated to the latest version as newer updates appear, or is the main file left at 1.03?

 

It would be really cool to have a "check for updates" button in the application at a future revision, which could then go off and download the incremental updates automatically.



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Posted Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:01 PM

I hope the games can still run on an ordinary 800XL setup, with the 1mb Ultimate upgrade and SIO2SD device - this is the setup I have which Lotharek kindly upgraded at Sillyventure 2k13 in Poland :) Is it just a case of copying the game images onto the SD card ?







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