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#101 peteym5 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:16 PM

We will be doing EPROM cartridges only. Looks like no one is selling any flash cartridges specifically for the 7800 that is cheaper than the EPROM cartridges. I will not go into making the games available for downloading. The games are just starting to be designed and encoded. I am still figuring out the 7800, the 7800 Basic, and trying to get help on how to set stuff up.


Edited by peteym5, Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:17 PM.


#102 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:10 PM

of course you will,

the solutions for the 2600/7800 are for convenience and added features,

no one insisted you to make it available for downloading 'here we go again :( '.

Don't worry everybody will help you with what they can to accomplish all your goals again.

 

We have a very cool, helpful, forgiving, and understanding community :)


Edited by _The Doctor__, Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:12 PM.


#103 peteym5 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:23 PM

This is a screen added to the title splash screen. The only noticeable difference between the cartridge released in 2014 and this one. Lets you press Option to cycle through the different controllers. It can select Joystick, Paddle, Trackball, Keyboard, or Indy 500 Controller. On the Indy 500/Paddle, you need to hold down fire for a second for thrust or rapidly press fire to shoot lasers.

 

I decided it was better to use the console keys instead of the joystick or keyboard because you will need to remove the joystick anyone to use an alternate controller.

 

I am also adding the 7800 screen title screen shot, title banner looks almost identical to the 8-bit / 5200 version except the 7800 can do all 16 gradients instead of 8 for that effect on the letters.

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Edited by peteym5, Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:38 PM.


#104 SS OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:48 PM

If you had been holding off on buying this game, I have some good news. We are working on re-releasing the cartridge with updated controller options, so you can play the game with the Trackball, Indy 500 Driving Controller, Keyboard, Paddles, etc. but will still default to the joystick.


How are you planning to implement both thrust and fire using the one button driving or paddle controllers?

#105 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:03 PM

hmmm space bar or add a button or two controller port a and b? Perhaps a limited edition delta space arena controller or maybe one of those super pricey joystick arcade combo controller floating about the web. Then again remember what was done with Robotron a plastic holder for the second controller keeping the button close....

:)


Edited by _The Doctor__, Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:04 PM.


#106 Defender II OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:48 PM

I'd like two when they are available. Will they have boxes and manuals?



#107 peteym5 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:06 PM

I played around with something that comes out of the Commodore version of Omega race. Pressing the fire button rapidly fires laser bolts. Hold down for a second for thrust. We had people try it and it does work.






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