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#1 Dutchman2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 11:45 AM

As per the wishes of the original programmer John Seghers, here is the final version of Xari Arena dated 9-20-83.  This was recovered from a ROM file saved onto an 8-inch disk created by their VAX system at Atari.  The ROM file on the disk was not a binary file, so some work had to be done to make it into a cartridge binary.

 

 

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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 11:56 AM

Thanks for your work on tracking down this game and making this final version of the game available. It's one of the few original titles for the 5200, and it really shines on the system. And it supports the Trak-Ball controllers, and even tow Trak-Ball controllers for simultaneous, two-player action, which is a blast! I even enjoy playing it with the stock 5200 joystick controller. :)

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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 12:27 PM

Thanks, Dutchman2000!

 

I'm planning on picking up Xari Arena from the AtariAge Store.  Is this final version the same version that's sold in the store?



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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 1:23 PM

This is the same version that is being sold in the AtariAge Store.



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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:12 PM

Does this work on the AtariMax SD?  Won't boot for me.



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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:15 PM

It's a two chip 16k ROM.

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:04 PM

Is that a no?



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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:20 PM

Works on my flash cart. I don't have the SD version so I can't check for you.

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Posted Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:58 AM

IS this the version that is being sold on cart in the atariage store?



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Posted Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:44 AM

IS this the version that is being sold on cart in the atariage store?

I asked the exact same question a few posts back.   Yes, it's the same version; see Dutchman2000's response in Post #4.



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Posted Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:15 PM

Thanks Jaybird. This is what happens when you are in a rush to go to work and don't read all the messages with care.



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Posted Sat Apr 2, 2016 9:21 AM

Has anyone out there (besides me) tried this on the SD Ultimate?



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Posted Sat Apr 2, 2016 9:32 AM

Has anyone out there (besides me) tried this on the SD Ultimate?

It doesn't work on my SD cart either.

 

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Posted Sat Apr 2, 2016 2:04 PM

You need to tell the system it is a 2 chip 16k cart. It works that way with my flashcart. There has to be a way to tell the SD cart what type it is.

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Posted Sat Apr 2, 2016 2:15 PM

Quickly glancing at the binary, I think you can do this:

 

8K filled with $FF

First half of binary

8K filled with $FF

Second half of binary

 

That should give you a working 32K image.

 

EDIT: I tried this and Albert says it does not work.  Curious.



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Posted Sun Apr 3, 2016 10:44 AM

What about the original binary (the Sean Kelly multicart rom) Is it possible to simply "patch" that one using the guts from the new one? (dress up the new binary in a similar format)

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Posted Sun Apr 3, 2016 3:31 PM

Can someone give this a try?

 

 

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Posted Sun Apr 3, 2016 7:17 PM

Can someone give this a try?

 

 

It comes up with graphics garbage after the Fuji screen on my 4-port.

 

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Posted Mon Apr 4, 2016 8:02 AM

Try this one.

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Posted Mon Apr 4, 2016 3:25 PM

Try this one.

Works perfectly! Thanks guys.

 

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Posted Mon Apr 4, 2016 5:38 PM

2 port with TrakBall working now!  Thanks!







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