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#51 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:46 PM

Can you say how much boxed copies will be? I just want to know how much to set aside. Personally I'm looking at Draconian and possibly Froggie.



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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:51 PM

Has anyone ever thought of flashing "custom" cartridges on-site? Like when you buy a game, there is a spot on the title/attract screen for your name or a personal message.

 

The game would have to have a spot of memory available, the name/message entered into the source, and compiled on-site. Like this. You walk up to the vendor, and they ask if you would like your name or a custom message flashed. If so, they enter it into the source right there, compile it, and flash it. $20 bucks extra! OR free..

There used to be a company that did that for birthdays:  https://atariage.com...ania-cartridge/



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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:56 PM

Posters to be included with Draconian and Super Cobra Arcade.  As well as one of the 30 stations we're including with the first 30 people to buy Draconian. 
 
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That Draco poster is sweet. I may have to get some more 11x14 frames for the posters (yes I'm aware the posters are 10x14 but it works over black mattboard). Currently my Scramble poster is on top of my old Star Castle poster inside the frame... :P



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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:06 PM

 

As an option for those who want to send in a POKEY or Ballblazer.

 

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Did you also say separate versions of Froggie could be made available with TIA or POKEY sound?

 

I'll likely be sending a loose Pokey chip your way for Froggie. Let me know when you want me to ship it to you so it won't delay my order when the games drop in November. :cool:



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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:15 PM

I can't stop looking at both posters. The artwork for each one is really good!

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:17 PM

Did you also say separate versions of Froggie could be made available with TIA or POKEY sound?

 

Yes, there will be options for TIA and POKEY versions. 

 

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:03 PM

Still waiting on some of the last batch, When can I place an order for Bently Bears Crystal Quest 7800 ? ...I have a Ballblazer cart ready to mail in.  <script src="safari-extension://com.ebay.safari.myebaymanager-QYHMMGCMJR/8be0d2a4/background/helpers/prefilterHelper.js" type="text/javascript"> </script>

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#58 Nathan Strum ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:31 PM

I can't stop looking at both posters. The artwork for each one is really good!

 

 

Thank you! I just finished the manuals (literally... last night), and I hope people like how they turned out as well. :D



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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:51 PM

Can't wait to see this all at PRGE.:)

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Posted Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:51 AM

 

Yes, there will be options for TIA and POKEY versions. 

 

 ..Al

 

Am I right in thinking that the POKEY is soldered to the 7800 board in the homebrews, and thus not something we could easily do (at least I wouldn't trust myself!), thus having to send you the POKEY to install in our copy?



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Posted Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:10 AM

Excited about the games, especially Draconian.  Hopefully I can be one of the first 30 buyers.  My booth is probably less than 100 ft away from AA, so hopefully I can get away from my booth and pick up some games!



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Posted Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:10 PM

Can you say how much boxed copies will be? I just want to know how much to set aside. Personally I'm looking at Draconian and possibly Froggie.


http://www.retrogami...o.com/#homebrew

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Posted Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:24 PM

 

That's about what I figured. Thanks :)



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Posted Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:39 PM

Why is Froggie not on the list?



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Posted Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:43 PM

Why is Froggie not on the list?

 

Some work is still being done on the TIA version of the game. 

 

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Posted Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:07 PM

 

Am I right in thinking that the POKEY is soldered to the 7800 board in the homebrews, and thus not something we could easily do (at least I wouldn't trust myself!), thus having to send you the POKEY to install in our copy?

 

There is a socket, the POKEY is not soldered in.  However, this would also require labels to be applied by yourself.



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Posted Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:03 AM

Super Cobra Arcade? Wait what? Is there footage of this anywhere?

Very excited to see Super Cobra Arcade!

Is it me or did Super Cobra Arcade just appear out of no where? Either way YAHOO!

These really look great and yeah, what a kickass surprise - Super Cobra Arcade, out of left field! :love:

I love Scramble on the 2600 and cant wait to play Super Cobra Arcade!

How does Super Cobra Arcade compare to Parker Bros Super Cobra?

 

Here's a look at Super Cobra Arcade. All of the arcade game's enemies, stages and terrain are present in the 2600 version. John did an amazing job with it. There's no real comparison between it and the Parker Bros. version. If you play the two of them back-to-back, they feel nothing alike. John's version is every bit as challenging as the arcade game. Fortunately, he included several difficulty settings: Novice, Standard, Advanced (which is closest to the arcade game), and in case there are any people out there who don't think Super Cobra is hard enough - Expert. :D John added some "extras" to the Expert level too, which will challenge any gamer. If you have an AtariVox or SaveKey, it will save your high scores (like Scramble).

 

Enjoy!

 



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Posted Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:15 AM

That looks awesome! I am very tempted to get this.

 

(and that's really saying something ... I hate the idea of buying boxed cartridges, and I know that once I step down the dark path of collecting, forever will it consume my destiny)



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Posted Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:43 AM

Two more awesome posters too! Running out of wall space, but will squeeze them in. :lol:

Hope there won't be any delays after the show, as it'll be nice to get these new games before the end of the year.

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Posted Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:55 AM

 

Here's a look at Super Cobra Arcade. All of the arcade game's enemies, stages and terrain are present in the 2600 version. John did an amazing job with it. There's no real comparison between it and the Parker Bros. version. If you play the two of them back-to-back, they feel nothing alike. John's version is every bit as challenging as the arcade game. Fortunately, he included several difficulty settings: Novice, Standard, Advanced (which is closest to the arcade game), and in case there are any people out there who don't think Super Cobra is hard enough - Expert. :D John added some "extras" to the Expert level too, which will challenge any gamer. If you have an AtariVox or SaveKey, it will save your high scores (like Scramble).

 

Enjoy!

 

Is that running on a stock 2600, or does this use a harmony/Melody cart for some extra "grunt"?  Looks amazing!



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Posted Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:12 AM

 

Here's a look at Super Cobra Arcade. All of the arcade game's enemies, stages and terrain are present in the 2600 version. John did an amazing job with it. There's no real comparison between it and the Parker Bros. version. If you play the two of them back-to-back, they feel nothing alike. John's version is every bit as challenging as the arcade game. Fortunately, he included several difficulty settings: Novice, Standard, Advanced (which is closest to the arcade game), and in case there are any people out there who don't think Super Cobra is hard enough - Expert. :D John added some "extras" to the Expert level too, which will challenge any gamer. If you have an AtariVox or SaveKey, it will save your high scores (like Scramble).

 

Enjoy!

 

Super Cobra was one of the first games I got (as a gift), for my 5200. It was very smooth, and Parker did a decent job with the game. I didn't play the arcade game, so I didn't realize there was so much missing.

 

As I watched this video, I was really impressed with details that I assume are in the arcade, which I never saw: the meteors speed up, the tanks moved, and I saw a projectile that was in an arch formation. This even has a starfield in the background.

Although, I don't think this would have been possible back in the day, it is extremely impressive. Add-on chips or not, I never imagined the 2600 accomplishing something like this.

 

VERY NICE!

 

It kind of makes me wonder how "Arcade" the 5200/A8 could handle today, given the better development tools and lower cost of memory. Love to see those systems get some love too.

I imagine it would have some advantages over the 7800 (smooth scrolling, more raw processing for software sprites, and better sound), while the 7800 has some advantages (more colors and native sprite functionality) over the A8/5200. It's nice to see at least two of the Atari systems are getting pushed to their limits.



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Posted Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:39 AM

Wow! Super Cobra looks amazing!! The quality of Champs games never ceases to impress. The only problem is that while watching the video, I can  foresee how many times I'm going to die. :)



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Posted Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:51 AM

Is that running on a stock 2600, or does this use a harmony/Melody cart for some extra "grunt"?  Looks amazing!

 

 

Yes and yes. It runs on a stock 2600, and uses a Melody board for extra "grunt" (in this case CDF bankswitching, which is also what Draconian uses).



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Posted Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:15 AM

Using Melody is no different than Nintendo using SuperFX chips and other co-processors in their carts. Something to always remember.



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Posted Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:17 PM

Is that running on a stock 2600, or does this use a harmony/Melody cart for some extra "grunt"?  Looks amazing!


Runs on a stock 2600 - see my blog post extra hardware!




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