Jump to content

Photo

Anyone has this game ?

pong

29 replies to this topic

#1 slydc OFFLINE  

slydc

    Chopper Commander

  • 126 posts
  • Location:Quebec, Canada

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 11:44 AM

Hi folks,

 

I've just stumbled upon this Youtube video: 

 

and there was a link to download the game but the link doesn't work anymore :( 

 

 

 

I've tried to search for it (even under rocks..lol) but alas this game is nowhere to be found,

so does anyone here has downloaded it before the link went to the twilight zone?

 

Thanks in advanced! =)

 

--- Sly DC ---



#2 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

Mclaneinc

    Retro Madman

  • 6,451 posts
  • Location:Northolt, UK

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 3:01 PM

Is this really on an Atari 800?

 

Very clean and sound effect is spot on......Emulator possibly for the clean look but I know its just pong but its very very smooth in every way..

 

Still, looking through my lot...

 

Edit: Nope...Nothing in my lot as PONG or similar as the title suggests...

 

Maybe someone wants to try the way back machine and see if there's any clues still about but the nearest is by Bob Ayik and its NOT the same, nice but different..

 

Maybe its under some odd name...

 

Not in basic by the look of it...


Edited by Mclaneinc, Wed Aug 1, 2018 3:16 PM.


#3 CharlieChaplin OFFLINE  

CharlieChaplin

    River Patroller

  • 3,062 posts

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 3:50 PM

Yep tried it, link does not exist anymore. Gave it another try with the wayback machine, but it reponded: "Wayback Machine doesn't have that page archived." So if no-one downloaded the game, we are out of luck,,,

 

A similar pong type (in my eyes) is "Just Pong" by Bocianu, programmed in Mad Pascal:

http://atarionline.p...tachmentID=9834



#4 gorgh OFFLINE  

gorgh

    Chopper Commander

  • 169 posts
  • Location:warsaw,poland

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 3:56 PM

That's definitely not atari 8 bit game...if you look closely the ball moves too smooth for 320x240 resolution, it's more like 640x480 in my book.

#5 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

_The Doctor__

    Flux Capacitor Master Craftsman

  • 6,537 posts
  • Location:10-0-11-00:02

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:09 PM

it was as far as I know a real game, he made a couple games btw maybe a little prudent to do a little more digging, it is needed before we say it ain't so...


Edited by _The Doctor__, Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:13 PM.


#6 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

Mclaneinc

    Retro Madman

  • 6,451 posts
  • Location:Northolt, UK

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:12 PM

Ah good, I'm glad I wasn't imagining it...

 

Thanks for the back up Gorgh with the technical why....Looked too damn good :)



#7 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

Mclaneinc

    Retro Madman

  • 6,451 posts
  • Location:Northolt, UK

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:15 PM

it was as far as I know a real game, he made a few games btw maybe a little prudent to do a little more digging, it is needed before we say it ain't so...

 

Perfectly timed as I'd just posted to say it did look too good to be true with some tech back up..

 

Any idea what else he did Doc, I looked at the few uploads and Matterhorn gameplay was one but I hugely doubt its his game (not that truly remember the programmer although Ferris is jumping in to my mind)

 

I still think its way too smooth though (edit: the pong game that is)  :)


Edited by Mclaneinc, Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:16 PM.


#8 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

_The Doctor__

    Flux Capacitor Master Craftsman

  • 6,537 posts
  • Location:10-0-11-00:02

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:23 PM

I am not sure if the old PC I used is still around, but this was like 4 years ago maybe more... just simple little game. I see if I can find the hard drive. If it was in the shop it's probably gone, if it turns up in the house, we'll have it. At least one other person downloaded it at the time....

 

shouldn't be too hard for a person to e-mail or post to the fellow though....


Edited by _The Doctor__, Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:24 PM.


#9 gorgh OFFLINE  

gorgh

    Chopper Commander

  • 169 posts
  • Location:warsaw,poland

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:27 PM

Oh so I was wrong, im often mad at myself for being too confident:)

Edited by gorgh, Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:27 PM.


#10 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

Mclaneinc

    Retro Madman

  • 6,451 posts
  • Location:Northolt, UK

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:32 PM

Technically no one is actually right or wrong as its all unknown for sure at the moment....

 

I'll put a positive slant on it, IF its real it would be a really clean little Pong game to have...



#11 Fred_M OFFLINE  

Fred_M

    Dragonstomper

  • 541 posts
  • Location:Schiedam, Netherlands

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:34 PM

I also tried the wayback machine (before I read that CharlieChaplin also tried it). No luck. Even the top domain has no pages.

 

But, I looked at the other videos this guy posted and found a video called P/M editor for Atari 800 and the screen tells us his name: Tim Gearin.

 

When you google that name one other A8 title pops up: Junkyard Racing made in 1999.



#12 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

_The Doctor__

    Flux Capacitor Master Craftsman

  • 6,537 posts
  • Location:10-0-11-00:02

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 5:06 PM

Gury has his email address, ask him, he may have his other work as well, the editors and such...  or be able to contact him for the same...



#13 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

_The Doctor__

    Flux Capacitor Master Craftsman

  • 6,537 posts
  • Location:10-0-11-00:02

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 5:06 PM

http://atariage.com/...game/?p=1371309

 

his P/M program is written in Action!

 

Last phone on file 612-544-5118 was a BBS

last email address Tim.Gearin@f47.n282.z1.tdkt.kksys.com

 

all of which will probably be dead ends, so probably best to contact Gury (Bostjan Gorisek)


Edited by _The Doctor__, Wed Aug 1, 2018 5:16 PM.


#14 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

Mclaneinc

    Retro Madman

  • 6,451 posts
  • Location:Northolt, UK

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 5:11 PM

Yes, just had a play and a look at his other proto's...

 

Found an email that may work, if I get a reply I'll let peeps know..



#15 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

Kyle22

    River Patroller

  • 3,877 posts
  • Call my BBS! telnet://broadway1.lorexddns.net
  • Location:McKees Rocks (Pittsburgh), PA

Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 7:57 PM

http://atariage.com/...game/?p=1371309

 

his P/M program is written in Action!

 

Last phone on file 612-544-5118 was a BBS

last email address Tim.Gearin@f47.n282.z1.tdkt.kksys.com

 

all of which will probably be dead ends, so probably best to contact Gury (Bostjan Gorisek)

 

Did you call the BBS yet?



#16 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

Mclaneinc

    Retro Madman

  • 6,451 posts
  • Location:Northolt, UK

Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 2:25 AM

Email is dead..



#17 bandit OFFLINE  

bandit

    Chopper Commander

  • 198 posts
  • Location:Central Point , Oregon 97502

Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 11:13 AM

I know Analog magazine had a few Pong games, I gave away my analog magazines, but will ask if he can try and find Pong in there.

 

I wonder if one of those is his.



#18 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

Mclaneinc

    Retro Madman

  • 6,451 posts
  • Location:Northolt, UK

Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 11:35 AM

Unlikely, I've checked out the various pong named magazine games and its not there, also the creation date is late 90's long after the mags had gone..

 

He is quoted on the page as say in 2012 that the game was around 15 years old..



#19 256 colors ONLINE  

256 colors

    Chopper Commander

  • 247 posts
  • Location:Lost in a 16/512 color World

Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 11:42 AM

Pong that game must really push the Atari 8 bits too it's limits :D


Edited by 256 colors, Thu Aug 2, 2018 11:42 AM.


#20 bandit OFFLINE  

bandit

    Chopper Commander

  • 198 posts
  • Location:Central Point , Oregon 97502

Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 12:15 PM

Unlikely, I've checked out the various pong named magazine games and its not there, also the creation date is late 90's long after the mags had gone..

 

He is quoted on the page as say in 2012 that the game was around 15 years old..

2012 is not the same, I just found One of the analog games,

 

PONG By Gary Domrow of the Summit Software group for Analog computing

 

This games looks like the same, but it is not. It also only uses paddles


Edited by bandit, Thu Aug 2, 2018 12:20 PM.


#21 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

Mclaneinc

    Retro Madman

  • 6,451 posts
  • Location:Northolt, UK

Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 12:25 PM

I'm not following, that pong you mention was for Analog, Analog had stopped doing Atari 8 stuff long before 1997 and I doubt if Analog was even in any sort of print by then..

 

The pong in question is in line with Tim's other games, the first being 1992....

 

I've also looked at the other magazine pong games and none are even close bar one I mentioned already a few posts back...



#22 tane OFFLINE  

tane

    Star Raider

  • 97 posts

Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 4:54 PM

(edited)


Edited by tane, Thu Aug 2, 2018 5:47 PM.


#23 Atari030 OFFLINE  

Atari030

    Star Raider

  • 95 posts
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia.

Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 5:41 PM

The last V8?

 

 

 



#24 tane OFFLINE  

tane

    Star Raider

  • 97 posts

Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 5:45 PM

Thank you!

 

It's unbelievable, but I was now looking in another topic: http://atariage.com/...-to-xex-or-com/

 

and there was a file there, I just downloaded it to see what is it, and voila...

 

...And the reason I was there is because I was trying to find a cas to xex converter to use this pong game as stand alone game (it's used as a starter while the main game loads): Attached File  Turbo Software Fronton - Swat - Use in Altirra with Options, SIO patch (F11) deactivated.rar   14.06KB   20 downloads


Edited by tane, Thu Aug 2, 2018 6:05 PM.


#25 tane OFFLINE  

tane

    Star Raider

  • 97 posts

Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 11:26 PM

t.png







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: pong

0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users