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#1 Gibstov OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:08 PM

Adventure Ponies - Atari XL/XE (64K Required)
 

AdventurePonies Title

 
Dragon Trouble
 

Dragon Trouble 01

 
Applejack Smack
 
AppleJack Smack

 
Oh No! A Hydra
 
A Hydra

 
Rainbow Dash-ed
 
Rainbow Dashed


Uh Oh! It's Discord
 
Its Discord

 
You Win!

You Win




 
An Atari 8-bit port of the flashgame "Adventure Ponies" from the Hub network.
 
Use the joystick to control any of the mane characters as you navigate the various levels to collect the elements of harmony, and to defeat your foes.
 
Requires 64K - Hold the "OPTION" key when booting to disable BASIC. In Altirra you can disable BASIC by System -> Firmware -> uncheck "BASIC (boot without Option key)"
 
If running in an emulator, NTSC is recommended,
 
This is a WIP and still being tested and optimized.

 

* Optimization and refactoring has freed up some more space so I hope to improve the graphics and maybe add background music.

 

* Current Version *

 
----------------- 0.82 -----------------
- Rewrite of all the animation code from C to assembly.  This has improved game performance quite a bit.

Attached File  advponies.0.82.xex   41.41KB   6 downloads

Attached File  advponies.0.82.atr   130.02KB   6 downloads

 

* Older Versions *

----------------- 0.81 -----------------

- Optimization and refactoring of code.  The game has improved performance especially on the Hydra level.

 

Attached File  advponies.0.81.xex   41.8KB   13 downloads

Attached File  advponies.0.81.atr   130.02KB   9 downloads

 

----------------- 0.80 -----------------

Original release

 

Attached File  advponies.0.80.xex   46.86KB   188 downloads

Attached File  advponies.0.80.atr   130.02KB   24 downloads


Edited by Gibstov, Tue May 21, 2019 5:20 AM.


#2 Silvio Mogno OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:04 AM

Nice game!!!  :)



#3 Gibstov OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:21 PM

Nice game!!!  :)

 

Thanks :D



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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:36 PM

 

Thanks :D

This needs to be dedicated to Carissa, the biggest ponies fan ever...  excellent work.


Edited by _The Doctor__, Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:43 PM.


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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:19 AM

Very nice game!

 

You should post on Atari 8-bit computers forum section, much more visited by A8 people:

http://atariage.com/...-bit-computers/



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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:39 AM

great game! sorry for being ignorant, but is it your first Atari game?



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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:29 AM

Nice find MrFish, thank you, and nice game and thank you to the author..



#8 Gibstov OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:33 AM

great game! sorry for being ignorant, but is it your first Atari game?

 

Yeah, this is my first game.  I had been wanting to write a game for the Atari 8-bit for a while.  I was thinking about writing a port of Circus Charlie since it is one of the few classic arcade games to not have an Atari 8-bit port.  But strange how the muse works, or what inspires you.  The Hub, the network on which My Little Pony air originally aired, created a flash game, Adventure Ponies, made to look like an old 8-bit game.  I kept thinking, I could port this to an actual 8-bit system, so I finally tried to do it,



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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:19 AM

I'm happy to hear that, the game is very nice for a firste, hoping to see more productions from you



#10 billkendrick OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:55 PM

Adventure Ponies - Atari XL/XE (64K Required)

 

I've peeked at the YouTube video so far. It looks great! I definitely appreciate the use of double- and quad-width PMG sprites that I'm seeing!



#11 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:50 PM

What control do you use in Altirra to select a horse name? 



#12 Gibstov OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 6:36 AM

What control do you use in Altirra to select a horse name? 

 

On the Select Pony screen you use left and right to choose your pony.

 

:twisted: However, you have to unlock the other ponies by defeating all the foes.  Winning with Twilight will unlock Rainbow Dash. Winning with Dash will unlock Applejack, etc.


Edited by Gibstov, Mon Apr 1, 2019 6:36 AM.


#13 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 8:36 AM

Played it a bit more. Very impressive.  Great gameplay and graphics. Nice port of the game.



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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 9:58 AM

Played it a bit more. Very impressive.  Great gameplay and graphics. Nice port of the game.

 

Thanks.  I tried to port it as close as possible.  I did make a change in the Diamond Dogs where they attack you one at a time, instead of all 3 together due to the limited number of sprites.



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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 12:37 PM

It's magically old-school !



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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 3:40 PM

Well done!



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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 8:36 PM

Remember folks...

8 bits are magic!

 

couldn't resist... same number of syllables as the Ponies - Friendship is magic! - mantra


Edited by _The Doctor__, Mon Apr 1, 2019 8:39 PM.


#18 Gibstov OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2019 9:31 AM

Remember folks...

8 bits are magic!

 

couldn't resist... same number of syllables as the Ponies - Friendship is magic! - mantra

 

I used to wonder what friendship could be,

Until you all shared the magic of Atari.

 

I am sorry, that was pretty bad.



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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 12:11 PM

Not bad actually...  hmmmm...

 

I wondered what friendship could be,

Until we all shared the magic of Atari,

I was forlorn and bored

not having much fun

when along came this game

Ponies on the run

Galloping goodness

Joy would ensue

I am glad for my friends

Atari, and you!



#20 Gibstov OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2019 5:35 AM

I added an ATR image with the game to the original post for anyone who has trouble using the XEX file on real hardware.



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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2019 6:01 AM

The magic of Atari (*) ... hm, perhaps it was magic some 30 years ago, nowadays it seems to be mostly about smoke and mirrors.

(*) The company entity


Edited by carlsson, Fri Apr 5, 2019 6:03 AM.


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Posted Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:23 AM

Updated to version 0.81

 

-Refactored and optimized the code.  I noticed a big performance increase, especially on the Hydra level.

 

Kaz, from atarionline.pl sent me an awesome splash screen, I haven't been able to incorporate it yet though.

 

Find the new version posted in the original post.

 



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Posted Tue May 21, 2019 5:24 AM

Updated to version 0.82

 

Another small update to this project.  I finished rewriting all the player animation code from C to assembly.  I have freed up some memory so I hope to improve the graphics and maybe add some background music.


Edited by Gibstov, Tue May 21, 2019 5:25 AM.






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