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#26 Carpenter OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:15 AM

Hello are there going to be more available?

 

 

Crap sold out already ehh? Guess I need to start visiting AA more than twice a day.

 

Yes, there's going to be more for sale, don't worry about that.

 

We initially made available only five pieces worldwide because we have to experiment with all the things that international shipping involves, such as good packaging, insurance, forms and so on.  We want to make sure you receive the game in good conditions.

 

We will first ship those units already sold and then will let you know when the new batch is available, in a few days.

 

We are selling then on eBay but if you would like to buy direct and save some bucks, please PM me.

 

Note that we only list units that are ready for shipping. Theres is no "receive the money first and build the cartridge later" thing here.

 

This is a project that already has been completely funded by us. 



#27 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:16 AM

New molds? I thought those cost a fortune.

Can those be used to produce a larger number of even more new shells?

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Posted Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:56 AM

I just ordered a cart!

I'm surprised and very happy to see a release from Brazil. icon_smile.gif

Muito obrigado!



#29 LS_Dracon OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:10 AM

New molds? I thought those cost a fortune.

Can those be used to produce a larger number of even more new shells?

Don't get too exited Thomas, it was the first thing I asked to them.

They found an old company that still had the mold from 80's, is not their mold.

It's the CCE style case (I think).

And it's prohibitively expensive to produce for homebrew market, something like 10 dollars each, that's why this release is expensive too.



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Posted Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:29 PM

Wow! How exciting. I had a good friend named Rod in 6th grade. One of his gifts at his birthday party was the game Marauder. We played for a long time (it was a sleepover) and called him Marauder (emphasizing "Rod") for about a year afterward. My present to him was a Rubik's cube which was also very popular at the time.

I'm bummed out that I missed this game but am very much looking forward to more being available!

#31 Carpenter OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:14 PM

New molds? I thought those cost a fortune.

Can those be used to produce a larger number of even more new shells?


Thomas, they are the same molds used in the 80's!

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Posted Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:28 PM

The first five A New Marauders for the international market were shipped today.

 

USA buyers should expect to receive them within a week.

 

We are preparing a new batch of five. Stay tuned!

 

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Posted Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:43 PM

       Hello my friends !

 

A high-quality product, with unique details! Excellent work! There is also the option of buying the exclusive game T-shirt on the site . I recommend it !

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=mYbbaXSAy1Q

 

 

Excellent weekend !

 

 

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Posted Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:20 PM

I'll keep my eye on ebay for this. This is a tremendous release! I really admire your attention to detail!



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Posted Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:59 PM

Hello guys. I'm friends with these folks in Brazil, and, of course, I've got my own copy first hand.

 

I still owe them a review in my blog, meanwhile I can give a statement here: they have made a wonderful job in this game! From the box to the manual, brand new cart and all the stuff they put together, this is am amazing homebrew item. Their company logo also rocks! And the game itself is very nice, though I must say I never gave too much attention to the original Marauder.

 

Check those amazing pics!!! I wish MORE WORK can do MORE GAMES! Hell yes!

 

 

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Posted Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:36 PM

Are all those pics from Marauder?



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Posted Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:22 AM

Are all those pics from Marauder?

 

From New Marauder, yes.



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Posted Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:07 PM

Is there an English box option?



#39 Carpenter OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:13 PM

Is there an English box option?

 

Hi Special Teams!

 

There's no such option because it is a Brazilian release.

 

Although, there is an English guide that contains all the information translated, box included!



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Posted Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:48 PM

This TV set was released in Brazil some years ago as a limited edition. It even contains the designer's signature! I Like it :-)

 

I like the TV set too.  Unfortunately, it appears to have been discontinued. :(

 

http://www.lg.com/pa_en/tvs/lg-14SR1AB



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Posted Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:29 PM

Hello guys. I'm friends with these folks in Brazil, and, of course, I've got my own copy first hand.

 

I still owe them a review in my blog, meanwhile I can give a statement here: they have made a wonderful job in this game! From the box to the manual, brand new cart and all the stuff they put together, this is am amazing homebrew item. Their company logo also rocks! And the game itself is very nice, though I must say I never gave too much attention to the original Marauder.

 

Check those amazing pics!!! I wish MORE WORK can do MORE GAMES! Hell yes!

 

 

 

Ordered!  This complete package looks too good to pass up. Can't wait to receive/play the game. :D 



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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:23 AM

I would really like one of these, even though i live in PAL land, please keep us up to date when more are available.



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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:25 AM

Isn't this done in PAL-60 (PAL-M) anyway?



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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:32 AM

PAL-M 2600 consoles use a NTSC TIA with an external board that converts the signal from NTSC to PAL-M. The resulting palette is different from the PAL TIA used in European consoles. I think it's the same or very close to the NTSC palette, as the rom from brazilian 2600 games looks good with NTSC palette in stella.

It would be nice to have some screenshots from unmodded PAL-M console using a test rom to show the palette, so it can be added in stella as an option...
 



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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:44 AM

Isn't this done in PAL-60 (PAL-M) anyway?

 

No, Thomas, A New Marauder is NTSC. Brazilian VCS2600 consoles run NTSC cartridges. 
 
The video generated by NTSC TIA is "transcoded" to PAL-M before being modulated by means of additional circuitry.
 
Only if you use an A/V output mod and bypass RF section the console output becomes pure NTSC.
 
In this case you just need to change the crystal of the oscillator circuit to match the color subcarrier frequency.


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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:24 AM

PAL-M 2600 consoles use a NTSC TIA with an external board that converts the signal from NTSC to PAL-M. The resulting palette is different from the PAL TIA used in European consoles. I think it's the same or very close to the NTSC palette, as the rom from brazilian 2600 games looks good with NTSC palette in stella.

It would be nice to have some screenshots from unmodded PAL-M console using a test rom to show the palette, so it can be added in stella as an option...
 

 

Interesting that never occurred to me to make such a comparison. I'll put it on todo list.

 

The only problem is that delay adjustment, and by consequence color palette, without using calibration equipment is completely subjective.

 

A console could even exhibit different colors in different TV sets due calibration mismatches on TV side.



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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:34 AM

Folks
 
There are very few A New Marauders left.
 
I have been accepting private buying requests, so If you want a copy please write to me. 
 
It is very likely to sold out before listing on eBay again.


#48 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:57 AM

It would be nice to have some screenshots from unmodded PAL-M console using a test rom to show the palette, so it can be added in stella as an option...

Definitely. Until now I wasn't even aware that it is different.

 

Attached are two versions of my color test program (use FIRE or B/W switch to change view, directions chose the highlighted color). A screenshot showing all colors ordered (probably using the NTSC version) would be very helpful.

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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:07 PM

Definitely. Until now I wasn't even aware that it is different.

 

Attached are two versions of my color test program (use FIRE or B/W switch to change view, directions chose the highlighted color). A screenshot showing all colors ordered (probably using the NTSC version) would be very helpful.

 

Thanks for the test programs. I will run the experiments but if someone do it first, please feel free to post the results.



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Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:03 PM

 

Yes, there's going to be more for sale, don't worry about that.

 

We initially made available only five pieces worldwide because we have to experiment with all the things that international shipping involves, such as good packaging, insurance, forms and so on.  We want to make sure you receive the game in good conditions.

Will More Work Games be making more Atari 2600 homebrew/hack games in the future? If so, any hints for future titles?






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