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#1 Atarius Maximus ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:32 PM

There's really only one significant change here: The dragon shoots his fireballs much faster when you're inside the castle.

This version's a little more difficult than the original. :evil:

EDIT: If anyone's interested, I can tweak the speed of the fireballs a little faster or a little slower, and release multiple versions of the hack (Sort of Sadistic, Definitely Sadistic, Mega Sadistic, etc) :D

EDIT #2: By the way, I created this using the commented disassembly posted on AtariAge a while back. The original programmer, Bob Smith, let Al post it (many thanks to Bob and Dennis Debro!), here's the link to the original thread:

http://www.atariage....ight=dragonfire

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#2 bjk7382 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:44 PM

There is a way to fry it and get a super fast dragon on the castle. I have played around frying this one quite a bit. (it is on a 8 game multicart I have that when the toggle switches are flipped with power on will give some strange effects)

Great hack though, I never thought dragonfire was too easy as an original, so I don't know how far I will get with this hack. :)

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:37 PM

Any faster and surely the game will become unplayable :ponder:

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:20 PM

Any faster and surely the game will become unplayable :ponder:

It's definitely still playable, but is much harder. I just wanted to make one of my favorite games a little more challenging.

Have you ever tried Thomas' Sadistroids? I was trying to accomplish something similar with this hack. ;)

http://www.atariage....ght=sadistroids

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:24 PM

Man thats definately SADISTIC! :D

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:30 PM

Here's another Dragonfire hack that uses the opposite approach. The Dragon in the castle can't fire his fireballs high enough to hit you, so you can't die when you're inside the castle. Super Easy. :)

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#7 Saikyo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:40 PM

Whats the point of that?

No Death no Game unless you label it as a cheat hack

maybe you should include it in the "Boring" hacks section! :lol:

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:44 PM

Heh, I know, there's no point to it. I'm just having a little fun here, so cut me some slack! ;) :)

Ok, on that note, here's another pointless, boring revision. :) This makes the "Easy" hack a little easier yet. I've made the player run about twice as fast, so you can run across the bridge faster. You'll usually make it across before anything is even fired at you.

No more pointless hacks, I promise. |style_emoticons/atariage/icon_innocent.gif

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#9 Saikyo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:27 PM

dude dont tak it too seriously it was only a joke
any way its good for those who like to cheat on thier games
so its not that pointless :)

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:30 PM

I know it was a joke, it's all good. :)

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:09 PM

so are any of these legitimate full fledged hacks I should add to the Hacks Page or are you kids just playing around? :P

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:18 PM

so are any of these legitimate full fledged hacks I should add to the Hacks Page or are you kids just playing around?


I was kind of playing around with the easy versions of the hacks, but I did intend the more challenging version to be "legitimate". They're all code hacks, so it did take a LITTLE bit of extra work. ;)

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:19 PM

and that would be the FIRST one you posted? :? :)

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:20 PM

Yes, the first one I posted.

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:21 PM

got it, thanks! :)

You wanna go with "Sadistic Dragonfire" as the name?

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:23 PM

"Sadistic Dragonfire"? Well, sure, I guess. I can always change my mind, right? :D

BTW, WooHoo! My 400th post. I'm catching up to you Stan!

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:28 PM

Yeah! Congratulations! :thumbsup: :jango: :spidey:

Get offa ma screen jango and spidey!

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:40 PM

Six thumbs up (2 per hack)....my fav is Sadistic Dragonfire......you want to get past level 1....LOL still working on it! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:42 PM

I've only gotten inside the 3rd castle so far, still working on it. I'm sure I'll get better. :)

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:58 PM

Wow, the fireballs are insanely fast in the 3rd castle, I still haven't managed to get past it. Hint: In the first two castles, stay at the top of the screen as much as you can to avoid fire, just drop down to grab treasure and run back up. I've been able to get past the first two pretty easily without losing any lives. :D

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Posted Wed Mar 17, 2004 10:01 PM

OK, made it to the fourth castle, high score so far is 2230. I'm sure someone else can top that, right? :ponder:

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Posted Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:18 AM

Gonna give it a go myself if i get a really hi score ill post the screenshot :D




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