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#351 slx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:15 PM

Great port, very hard to play, especially if you're used to the pace of Survivor of which this reminds me most.



#352 shanti77 ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:49 AM

Latest version before holiday. Music is temporary from RMT examples.

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Edited by shanti77, Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:50 AM.


#353 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:50 PM

EDITED TO ADD A WARNING:

 

I cannot say it's related but ... :ponder:

 

after leaving the screen up for maybe 10 minutes while I was distracted off doing other things (like posting the screenshot above) I came back to a badly scrambled display. Rebooting didn't fix it, power cycling didn't fix it, the menu system for the U1MB was total corrupted and inaccessible. Removing the U1MB and reinstalling the OS ROM and MMU at least let me get to a corrupted READY prompt. Further detailed troubleshooting ensued and long story short, my ANTIC was fried.  Replaced it with one from a donor system and all is well. Again, I cannot state with 100% this .XEX was the cause, but the system has been running happily as-is for almost 2 years aside from putting in Bryan's rev C UAV a year ago, and replacing that with a rev D (plug in swap basically), which I did a couple months ago. So, just a heads up to anyone who may have a latent issue with their ANTIC chip waiting to discover.

 

Will this game damage emulators or some of the chips in them?


Edited by Keatah, Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:50 PM.


#354 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:22 PM

Surely you can't be serious. Emulators have no chips.

#355 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:30 PM

Will this game damage emulators or some of the chips in them?

 

Emulators don't use chips, they actually use some combination of pretzels and crackers together to emulate them; so they should be safe.



#356 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:53 PM

Virtual chips are good for dieters.

#357 Rybags OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:27 PM

Nice powerup test simulation at the start.   Title music suits it well.  Are there more levels now?



#358 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:05 PM

Surely you can't be serious. Emulators have no chips.

 

I'm just trolling for attention. Carry on.



#359 ZylonBane OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:49 PM

I'm just trolling for attention. Carry on.


Your trolling would be more effective if your non-trolling posts weren't typically just as dumb.



#360 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:05 PM

You must like following dumb people around. One of those easily entertained types it'd seem.


Edited by Keatah, Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:07 PM.


#361 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:27 PM

 

I'm just trolling for attention. Carry on.

If you were of the Enlightened variety (NOT to be confused with the evil illuminati), you would simply have replied :I am serious, and don't call me Shirley."

 

:)



#362 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 1, 2017 5:16 AM

Classic Airplane humour...Always works...



#363 DrVenkman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 1, 2017 7:06 AM

 

Will this game damage emulators or some of the chips in them?

 

 

 

I'm just trolling for attention. Carry on.

 

I was merely reporting an odd coincidence that was worth sharing, given that it occurred 33 years into this machine's lifetime and while running that title screen demo. If you don't like what I write, you're invited to scroll on by without reading.



#364 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 1, 2017 7:21 AM

uhm? never said that.. I found it rather humorous in a strange sort of way.

 

If I don't like you I'd start following you around on AA, which seems to be accepted practice. Kinda weird, but.. ok..


Edited by Keatah, Sat Jul 1, 2017 7:30 AM.


#365 Lord Thag OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 1, 2017 11:45 AM

Wow, great update. The music, high score table, and all of the awesome gameplay tweaks make this pretty much the definitive home version of this game. I actually prefer this to the arcade game now.  :thumbsup:



#366 kiwilove OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 1, 2017 6:50 PM

I hate to sound picky - but I think it could do with an improvement with your ship exploding.  I'm not familiar with this arcade game - but I always think that when your ship explodes - if it can be done in some spectacular fashion - it adds to the overall effect.  I'm always wanting to see things done better - if possible?

 

Harvey



#367 shanti77 ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:33 AM

Bosconian Map Editor with levels from game. 

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Edited by shanti77, Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:43 AM.





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