A quick note about the hacks:
I have decided to place all of my hacks in one, convenient thread. As I grew up with my Atari 5200 and Atari 800XL, there were certain games that I thought had a little more potential. I had created basic hacks for a few of these games. I always thought that my 5200 Popeye could look better. Brutus didn't have a number "5" for a head in the arcade version. I knew I had drawn more accurate Mario characters on my 800XL. If only I could plug them into the games.
I teamed up with Playsoft, who provided the tools and wisdom to make these games possible. Some of these games have other contributors. Tep392 helped us tweak the collision and touchy controls in DK Jr. I believe that Tep392 and Kjmann worked on the original Donkey Kong RMT sound version. I believe there is another member who helped Playsoft in some of the A8 to 5200 conversions. I am not sure who drew the giant Popeye head. If anybody has clarity on this, let me know, so credit can go where it is due. These are truly community projects, and I had a great time watching them transform. Playsoft did an amazing job of hacking display list interrupts, giving me a little more height area (eg. thicker 5200 Mario Bros floors, as well as multiple floor types).
I have been holding off on releasing the latest Mario Bros hacks, because I didn't want to release as many revisions. I was also hoping for some upgraded sound effects for Mario, but there's not always enough time in the day. There's a bonus hack for the 7800 Mario Bros. I found the 7800 graphics tedious to hack. The characters were drawn too small and flat, and the game itself plays horribly. That version has the least number of animation frames, so the animation is poor regardless. It is my "Lipstick on a Pig" release.
Atari 8-bit Computer Arcade version -- DK_A8_Arcade.xex 21.11KB 373 downloads
Atari 8-bit Computer RMT version (Updated sound) -- DK_A8_RMT.xex 26.86KB 323 downloads
Atari 5200 Supersystem version -- DK5200_Arcade.bin 32KB 275 downloads
Donkey Kong Jr: (Arcade & Enhanced versions)
Atari 8-bit Computer Arcade version -- DKJr_A8_Arcade.xex 25.48KB 412 downloads
Atari 8-bit Computer Enhanced version -- DKJr_A8_Enhanced.xex 25.48KB 424 downloads
Atari 5200 Supersystem Arcade version -- DKJr_5200_Arcade.bin 32KB 224 downloads
Atari 5200 Supersystem Enhanced version -- DKJr_5200_Enhanced.bin 32KB 236 downloads
Atari 8-bit Computer version -- PopeyeArcade_A8_Final.xex 32.03KB 317 downloads
Atari 5200 Supersystem version -- Popeye5200_ArcadeFinal.bin 32KB 236 downloads
Mario Bros (1983, 5200 version):
Atari 5200 Supersystem bin version -- MarioBros_Arcade_52.bin 32KB 258 downloads
Atari 5200 Supersystem car format -- MarioBros_Arcade_52.zip 14.16KB 188 downloads
Mario Bros XE:
Atari XL/XE version - MarioBrosArcade_XE.zip 30.32KB 371 downloads
Mario Bros 7800:
Atari 7800 version - Mariobros_7800_Arcade.a78 48.13KB 233 downloads