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#51 BIGHMW OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:20 PM

Just stumbled upon this thread. Can't wait to see this completed. I loved the 5200 release which I picked up as soon as it went on sale. I'd do the same for this version as well!

 

Any further progress since December?

I also stumbled onto it, as I also own the 5200 Tempest and have seen the protos for this well-done cart, yes, while it took more than the onboard 4K (like Pac-Man 4K did) to get it done, I have already acquired a DEAD-STOCK (brand new in box, only taken out for photos) 2600 Jr. with the short rainbow on eBay and plan to get it a/v-modded as soon as I get it, but will the ROM work with Harmony, as I plan to get either the SD or micro SD version of it and fill it up with some of my faves from the good-old days. But it was THIS version of Tempest that convinced me to get the NOS 2600 Jr. I also saved this thread in my bookmarks under "Atari Forums Sites".

 

Now, can someone do a 2600 version of Donkey Kong (and Donkey Kong Jr.) that is far superior, and is no more than 4K, to the one that Coleco butchered (a tactic Coleco used which is well know to us Atarians to lure us to get a ColecoVision).



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Posted Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:25 PM

I also stumbled onto it, as I also own the 5200 Tempest and have seen the protos for this well-done cart, yes, while it took more than the onboard 4K (like Pac-Man 4K did) to get it done, I have already acquired a DEAD-STOCK (brand new in box, only taken out for photos) 2600 Jr. with the short rainbow on eBay and plan to get it a/v-modded as soon as I get it, but will the ROM work with Harmony, as I plan to get either the SD or micro SD version of it and fill it up with some of my faves from the good-old days. But it was THIS version of Tempest that convinced me to get the NOS 2600 Jr. I also saved this thread in my bookmarks under "Atari Forums Sites".

 

Now, can someone do a 2600 version of Donkey Kong (and Donkey Kong Jr.) that is far superior, and is no more than 4K, to the one that Coleco butchered (a tactic Coleco used which is well know to us Atarians to lure us to get a ColecoVision).

 

DK has been redone a couple of times. 

 

DK VCS

 

and 

 

DK 2600



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Posted Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:53 PM

I also stumbled onto it, as I also own the 5200 Tempest and have seen the protos for this well-done cart, yes, while it took more than the onboard 4K (like Pac-Man 4K did) to get it done, I have already acquired a DEAD-STOCK (brand new in box, only taken out for photos) 2600 Jr. with the short rainbow on eBay and plan to get it a/v-modded as soon as I get it, but will the ROM work with Harmony, as I plan to get either the SD or micro SD version of it and fill it up with some of my faves from the good-old days. But it was THIS version of Tempest that convinced me to get the NOS 2600 Jr. I also saved this thread in my bookmarks under "Atari Forums Sites".

 

Now, can someone do a 2600 version of Donkey Kong (and Donkey Kong Jr.) that is far superior, and is no more than 4K, to the one that Coleco butchered (a tactic Coleco used which is well know to us Atarians to lure us to get a ColecoVision).

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#54 CDS Games OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:42 PM

Sorry for the late reply, I've been super busy with work lately.

 

I haven't made any progress on this since my last post, and I'd definitely love to get back to it at some point, time permitting. Usually wintertime is better for Atari shenanigans, so we'll see. Shouldn't actually take super long once I get the color switching bug ironed out.



#55 CDS Games OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:04 PM

Now, can someone do a 2600 version of Donkey Kong (and Donkey Kong Jr.) that is far superior, and is no more than 4K, to the one that Coleco butchered (a tactic Coleco used which is well know to us Atarians to lure us to get a ColecoVision).

 

Superior and 4k don't really go together. The playfield graphics for the elevator and pie factory screens would need a large chunk of memory that 4k doesn't have to spare. You could squeeze in some graphic improvements, but that's about it.

 

As far as "butchered", I'll stick up for Coleco DK all day long. Garry Kitchen did a phenomenal job, despite requesting 8k and not getting it. The only thing that bothered me personally about the cart was the missing levels, which is why I did this:

https://atariage.com...-2-lost-levels/



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Posted Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:04 PM

Sorry for the late reply, I've been super busy with work lately.
 
I haven't made any progress on this since my last post, and I'd definitely love to get back to it at some point, time permitting. Usually wintertime is better for Atari shenanigans, so we'll see. Shouldn't actually take super long once I get the color switching bug ironed out.



Just curious is that other "thing" still going on? Havent been around in a while.

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Posted Fri Nov 3, 2017 7:09 PM

Just curious is that other "thing" still going on? Havent been around in a while.

 

I haven't worked on that or really anything Atari related lately. Four kids and two jobs. :)



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Posted Fri Nov 3, 2017 7:14 PM

 
I haven't worked on that or really anything Atari related lately. Four kids and two jobs. :)


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Posted Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:53 PM

In terms of 2600, not bad at all!







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