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#1 timdu OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 21, 2017 11:11 AM

I am proud to announce that I have been working with Brent H. AKA "bah" here on Atari Age and we are offering a remake of the Estoerica release of TREASURE COVE for the Bally Astrocade. 

Please note this is a reproduction cartridge and it has been fitted with an existing Astrocade Videocade style box from a different release.

 

Please check out the web site page for more information:

 

http://www.2600conne...e/treasure.html

 

 



#2 Special Teams OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 21, 2017 5:49 PM

Payment sent!



#3 Darrin9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 22, 2017 1:02 PM

So it does come with the box? or just cartridge?



#4 bah OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 22, 2017 4:34 PM

Hi all. Treasure Cove comes as a cart and manual in an original Astrocade box. The manual cover is adapted from the original artwork on the Spectrecade box, but I think it works well with the Astocade box. Shipped packeged inside another box.

Bah

#5 Darrin9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 22, 2017 8:17 PM

Hi all. Treasure Cove comes as a cart and manual in an original Astrocade box. The manual cover is adapted from the original artwork on the Spectrecade box, but I think it works well with the Astocade box. Shipped packeged inside another box.

Bah

Thanks!



#6 Darrin9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 22, 2017 8:19 PM

Payment sent!



#7 CatPix OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 23, 2017 10:45 AM

25$ for a boxed game? Yes please.



#8 fandenivoldsk OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 24, 2017 4:32 AM

Payment sent!

Now, please republish 'War'!



#9 glazball OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 24, 2017 3:32 PM

Wow, how very cool!  Fun little game.  I have the cart already but I love the idea of Astrocade repros!  Keep up the good work.



#10 ballyalley OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 25, 2017 10:13 PM

It's nice to see Tim jump into the Astrocade arena.  Way to go, man!

 

In case anyone is wondering about the legality of this Treasure Cove release, there is no need to worry: this release is perfectly okay.  Back in 2001, Treasure Cove was placed into the public domain by by Brett Bilbrey, Mike Toth and Marian Nalepa (Spectre Systems, the people who wrote the game-- although they didn't publish it). You can read an article about the game's PD release here:

 

http://www.ballyalle...d_programs.html

 

For those that are curious, Treasure Cove is an 8K cartridge (the largest available for the system).  The game was released in 1983.  It was written by Brett Bilbrey, with sound by Marion Nelepa.

 

For those who are interested in the technical side of this game, the source code is available here:

 

http://www.ballyalle...asureCoveSource

 

The manual for Treasure Cove is here:

 

http://www.ballyalle...r)(300 dpi).pdf

 

For anyone with a keen interest in the game-before-the-game, the Treasure Cove concept art (which is pretty cool!) can be viewed here:

 

http://www.ballyalle...oncept_art.html

 

I noticed that someone asked if War could be re-released.  It's available (with permission) on the most recent Astrocade multicarts, but I'm not aware of Michael Garber, the programmer of Crazy Climber and War, being asked to have a re-release of either of his two Astrocade games.

 

Adam



#11 Bilbrey OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 26, 2017 7:22 AM

Well, because of the age of the Bally system, I never expected to see Treasure Cove re-released. But it is very cool that it has been.

 

I love the color label for the cartridge. A very nice touch.

 

Even though I programmed the game, I was never able to get through all the levels (it gets pretty crazy in the higher levels).

 

I hope folks enjoy playing Treasure Cove.

 

Brett



#12 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 26, 2017 9:08 AM

It looks like a brilliant reproduction and a steal of a deal. Ordered. Thanks!

 

Edit: Posted about here as well: http://armchairarcad...-now-available/


Edited by Bill Loguidice, Fri May 26, 2017 9:32 AM.

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#13 bah OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 26, 2017 5:56 PM

Brett,  Glad you approve.  The label is still the original art but massaged a little and colored in. 

 

bah



#14 bah OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 27, 2017 11:00 AM

As of this morning, all orders have been shipped.  I have 3 carts left I can build in original Astrocade boxes.  There may be a delay because I am basically out of cartridges to modify. 



#15 128Kgames OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 27, 2017 3:40 PM

Mine came the other day, thanks! Have not had time to open it (celebrating Anniversary with my Wife this weekend) but if I have time I'll take a peek at it tomorrow.

#16 CatPix OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 30, 2017 5:54 PM

Got it today, quite fast for overseas shipping!

First time seeing an Astrocade box... Odd thing, certainly not means to be kept, being how unintuitive they are.

Mine have a sticker for "Space Fortress 2012" on the side. was that for a previous release? :D

 

Haven't tested it yet, I need to find my step down transformer...



#17 BassGuitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 31, 2017 1:31 PM

Are there any of these left?



#18 bah OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 31, 2017 3:45 PM

Two available, then I am out of original boxes.

BAH

#19 BassGuitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 31, 2017 4:46 PM

Paypal sent! :)



#20 ubersaurus OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 31, 2017 8:04 PM

Same here!



#21 bah OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 31, 2017 8:42 PM

Hey guys,

I am going to have to appologize to a couple of you but I need to put the sales of Treasure Cove on hold. I am out of original boxes. I will let everyone know when I have a new supply or a new method of packaging. Sorry.

bah

#22 Blazing Lazers OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 3, 2017 3:53 PM

My copy just arrived- pure coolness, and the fastest shipping I've ever had on a homebrew! :)

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#23 BassGuitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 5, 2017 2:59 PM

Just got mine, too! Very nice work.  :) 



#24 CatPix OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 6, 2017 4:53 PM

Well, my Astrocade still works.

 

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Not sure the colors were right, but between the S-video mod and those TV being for the European market, it's hard for me to know the "right" colors.

 

If anyone know a workable replacement for the PSU, contact me. I played it for 2 hours, and when I stopped, the PSU was burning hot. As I was worried about, it doesn't take the 50 htz very well.

 

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#25 Special Teams OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 6, 2017 6:51 PM

Received mine - very nicely done!






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