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#676 steve-vx OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:36 AM

I am sure if former Atari-executives see this they are slamming their heads on their desk now. This could have made a significant difference back in the day. Then again, licences might have been more expensive than the ports themselves. Also the public expected new games, I remember that even Doom or Syndicate were welcomed not too enthusiastic since they were already known franchises. But still... this could have supported the base library of games just well.



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Posted Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:04 AM

Up'n'down is nothing like it. More likely, Baja Buggies


Baja Buggies was the one I was thinking of!

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Posted Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:56 AM

My 6-year old son tried Star Wars with one of those 3DVD Gravis flightsticks that were produced in very limited numbers around 1997 and this also plays well. tried to upload a vid but somehow it doesnt work. Must try it on Skyhammer soon



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Posted Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:20 AM

Wow. Firing up the soldering iron now. That mouse adaptor has waited long enough.

 

Yeah looks like I'm going to have to dig up a DB9 and re purpose that old BJL cable into a mouse adapter now, too much mouse goodness going on.  Argh.  Damn you CJ!    :-D  



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Posted Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:18 PM

I bought some old cables to make my mouse adaptor.  With it raining today seems like a great day for soldering.  ;)


Edited by doctorclu, Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:19 PM.


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Posted Sat May 13, 2017 1:42 AM

GridRunner - Now with added mouse and less audio pops!

 



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Posted Sat May 13, 2017 11:29 AM

Arcade speed and analogue. As not seen on ebay.

 

 

Need to fix up the clicky samples, but otherwise this one is re-done :)

 

Looks like a lot of fun now.

 

Sounds are pretty good.   We've already taken movie samples instead of the ultra compressed arcade samples at this point?

 

Always liked how you could just wail on Vader's ship.



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Posted Sat May 13, 2017 12:59 PM

GridRunner - Now with added mouse and less audio pops!

The sound effects seem to cut each other out -- is it supposed to do that?



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Posted Sat May 13, 2017 9:11 PM

I am sure if former Atari-executives see this they are slamming their heads on their desk now. This could have made a significant difference back in the day. Then again, licences might have been more expensive than the ports themselves. Also the public expected new games, I remember that even Doom or Syndicate were welcomed not too enthusiastic since they were already known franchises. But still... this could have supported the base library of games just well.

I think most of these games would have been a hard sell in the mid-late nineties, even if they sold them at $20-25 apiece.  Most gamers had simply moved on, and if you owned a Jaguar you probably had much higher expectations for the system's offerings.  I guess if they'd done, like, a 4-in-1 cart, that could have brought in some nice supplemental sales.



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Posted Sun May 14, 2017 12:59 AM

The sound effects seem to cut each other out -- is it supposed to do that?

 

No, it isn't! - Fixed.



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Posted Mon May 15, 2017 12:40 AM

 

No, it isn't! - Fixed.

 

WOW! The updated version of Star Wars looks absolutely amazing! I have been away for a while and I apologize for asking as I may have missed this somewhere, but is this version or the earlier version available to purchase on cart as I have no way of making my own anymore and I didn't see it anywhere here? Again, sorry if I missed it.



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Posted Mon May 15, 2017 8:03 PM

 
WOW! The updated version of Star Wars looks absolutely amazing! I have been away for a while and I apologize for asking as I may have missed this somewhere, but is this version or the earlier version available to purchase on cart as I have no way of making my own anymore and I didn't see it anywhere here? Again, sorry if I missed it.


No, it isn't, sorry. I have not released a ROM.

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Posted Mon May 15, 2017 8:12 PM

No, it isn't, sorry. I have not released a ROM.

Ok. Thank you for the reply.



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Posted Fri May 19, 2017 1:53 AM

This may not look like much but for the ports, this is pretty big!

 

 

Previously, I've emulated palette splits by chopping the screen into CLUT zones and pre-filling the correct palette data in the V-blank - clunky, but it works.

 

This is true 'simulation' of MFP-TimerB - Gridrunner will be the first to taste the rainbow!



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Posted Fri May 19, 2017 2:36 AM

I'm all for tastin' rainbows!  Look at that llama bounce.



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Posted Fri May 19, 2017 10:05 AM

Here is a longer play video of this. It really is night and day. With the cleaner samples and mouse, this is "most excellent" indeed. I can sleep well tonight :)

 

 

And here's the non Timer-B version for comparison:

 



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Posted Fri May 19, 2017 10:08 AM

Wow. This is really something else!  :thumbsup:



#693 MayDay OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 31, 2017 8:08 PM

Man, CJ is rapidly approaching the number of "official" Jaguar releases.  :-o  Only 450 or so ST games to go!  :D  I'm not a Jaguar or ST fan (which is mostly to say I'm not that familiar with them), but it's really cool to have any vintage system get new releases, let alone dozens of them.  Kudos.


Edited by MayDay, Wed May 31, 2017 8:20 PM.


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Posted Fri Jun 2, 2017 6:28 AM

Throwing another video out there ;)

 



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Posted Fri Jun 2, 2017 8:11 PM

Testing out the Elgato with an SVideo cable... recorded some game play from MLDizzy

 



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Posted Fri Jun 2, 2017 9:46 PM

Nice :)

 

Still didn't get that RGB SCART adapter for the ElGato?



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Posted Sat Jun 3, 2017 12:55 AM

Not sure it's possible to get RGB into the Elgato.  Worth checking out if it is, though!



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Posted Sat Jun 3, 2017 2:53 PM

You're right, it doesn't work -- I was confused. Oh well, S-video still looks pretty nice :)



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Posted Sat Jun 3, 2017 3:18 PM

Dizzy looks like a really unfun game. Is it fun to play, anyone whose played the st version? I still think thundercats would be a stellar addition to the enhanced port library!

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Posted Sat Jun 3, 2017 4:35 PM

Dizzy looks like a really unfun game. Is it fun to play, anyone whose played the st version?

 

These games have been consistently reviewed with high scores and have a huge following, even to this day where a new Dizzy game is currently being made (Wonderful Dizzy)






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