Sorry, support for Super Space Acer is only available to the one person who ever paid for it.
Interesting though... do you mean on the title page? I was able to reproduce that here, just now. But it hasn't crashed, KSCAN just reverted the VDP registers to turn off bitmap mode. If you press Fire, the game will still begin.
Anything's possible, but I'm not going to make that change to this version. I've been working on a remake (though the ColecoVision gets it first), and it has better music and should have some sound effects. I'll try to remember a music toggle as well. A preview is here:
It won't fit in 32k though.
Ya, it's on the title screen only (sorry), and I assumed it crashed until I found last night that, as you point out, the game does run after the corrupt screen.
I actually watched that you tube video earlier this week, and have to say the ColecoVision version is looking great (cool new ship too!)...considerably faster, and yes the music is a big improvement. I've noticed that when I mute the sound on the 4A version the game seems faster...it's an illusion of course, since my monitor's mute can't possibly a game's speed (unless all those hallucinogens in college had longer lasting effects than I thought).
If we ARE to be blessed with a remake though, mark me down as a paying customer...even if it only ever gets released as an e/a 32k file version,
I'm happy to put my money where my mouth is for a good vertical scrolling space shooter, a category on our machine that is sadly lacking. War Zone II gave us a kick-a$$ Xevious'ish clone (if anyone knows how to reach Quinton Tormanen nowadays, I'd like to send him some $ too), and we've got side scrollers covered, but good (and smooth) vertical shooters are rare on the TI, so an updated Space Acer would be very welcome (and yes please, music toggle and sounds effects would rock!)
So come on folks, let's get some monetary commitments hap'nin here as a post ColecoVision project incentive!!!