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#1 CPUWIZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:50 PM

Hello peeps (and profiteering asswipes),

 

y-bot said it was about time to release this ROM, so without further due...

 

Enjoy,

-R

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:33 AM

I want to see the exposure to this, in both forums, so I am self bumping it.  Without it, we can't see the counters.  Plus, who is gonna stop me? :P



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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:11 AM

Many thanks.
And curious about your thoughts on this:
Had the game been released, would it have been by Atari themselves, with perhaps a different style 5200 kids label or would it have been by CBS, using their uniquely shaped & colored cartridges?

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:04 AM

Thanks for handling this!

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:02 AM

Thanks for handling this!

 

 

Hello peeps (and profiteering asswipes),

 

y-bot said it was about time to release this ROM, so without further due...

 

Enjoy,

-R

 

Thank you both!



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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:52 AM

This is actually pretty impressive both graphically and audio. I can't figure out what to do with the 1st game though? None of the buttons in emulation seem to respond other than reset to take me back to the game selection menu. I'm assuming it just isn't quite complete hence...prototype.



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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:52 PM

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:54 PM

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:49 PM

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They can print and use mine :P



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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:07 PM

Thanks!



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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:54 PM

So when shall Tempest review this one ?



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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:58 PM

So when shall Tempest review this one ?

 

Done, ages ago, I had to get the ROM back from him.  HDD failure.  Consider yourself lucky, people, Tempest is a living vault.  I guess I never sent the dump to y-bot, so it took a bit of effort to get this out.  Number one good thing is, it is not lost forever, I dumped it and it is now all over the place in digital form. :)

 

Oh, and fuck-finger-mens-v-neck-t-shirt.jpg assholes, who make repros and sell them for profit.



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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:04 PM

http://www.atariprot...astrogrover.htm



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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:37 PM

Glad to see it out there!



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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:35 AM

Interesting. I can't get the first minigame "How Many Zips" to ever make the ship stop like is described on Tempest's page write up? At least in emulation it doesn't seem to work properly. The other games I'm able to interact with and make work though.



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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:00 PM

Here is a an old video I posted about the original prototype that started this crazy journey.  A good friend of mine found the proto in a thrift store.  Nice to see the game dumped now.  

 



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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:27 AM

Many thanks.
And curious about your thoughts on this:
Had the game been released, would it have been by Atari themselves, with perhaps a different style 5200 kids label or would it have been by CBS, using their uniquely shaped & colored cartridges?

 

My guess it would not have been along the lines of the normal Atari labeled carts.  More like the yellow 2600 carts, could be a theory.



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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:23 AM

Yes, I understand the theory, as per say, in had Atari released it and/or any other Kids Controller games for the 5200, it would have possibly had a new label variation. I guess I just got confused with CBS and their releases for the 400/800 line. (brown carts) and I was thinking of the odd shaped CBS 5200 brown carts, since it is a CBS game. I mean, really, is this an Atari or a CBS game?




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