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#1 Atarius Maximus OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:49 PM

Dennis Debro did a hack for me back in February 2003 that reversed the control shceme for Spitfire Attack (see that thread here), so your plane would go up when you push up on the joystick, and down when you push down. I asked in that thread if someone could also do SWTAG, which never happened....until I finally figured out how to do it myself, three years later. ;) I may be in the minority, but I think this control scheme makes this game (as well as Spitfire Attack) much easier to play.

The code change was fairly simple:

;
;  STICK 
;
;  SWTAG-RC Hack - Reverse the DEY and INY's below to reverse the control scheme.
;			 
STICK:
		  LDA	 PLRCTL
		  LDX	 CHAIRDX
		  LDY	 CHAIRDY
		  ASL
		  BCS	 SK10
		  INX
		  INX
SK10:	 ASL
		  BCS	 SK11
		  DEX
		  DEX
SK11:	 ASL
		  BCS	 SK12
		  DEY		; Changed from original - was INY
		  DEY		; Changed from original - was INY
SK12:	 ASL
		  BCS	 SK13
		  INY		; Changed from original - was DEY
		  INY		; Changed from original - was DEY

So here it is, "Star Wars The Arcade Game RC". In order to run it in stella, you have to use the "-type e0" option.

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#2 lvanett OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 2, 2006 6:45 PM

Hey I like this! I love this game on the 2600 and am glad you changed the control. Thanx for making an already great game even greater!

#3 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2006 12:39 PM

Flight sims with flight controls are the way I like to play. If you have piloted a plane you would understand REAL quick. :grin:

#4 Atarius Maximus OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2006 2:48 PM

Flight sims with flight controls are the way I like to play. If you have piloted a plane you would understand REAL quick. :grin:


I agree that the normal flight control scheme works well and is very intuitive for modern 3-D Flight Sims. I think reversing it works a little better on a game like this, where you're just moving a crosshair around the screen and there's no real illusion of flight. It's just my opinion. ;)

Steve

#5 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2006 2:49 PM

BTW you could have done the hack to batari's F6 conversion binary. This would make it possible for CC users to play it as well ;)

#6 Atarius Maximus OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2006 2:55 PM

BTW you could have done the hack to batari's F6 conversion binary. This would make it possible for CC users to play it as well ;)


I didn't know that binary existed. I'll disassemble it and have a look.

Steve

#7 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2006 2:58 PM

Might as well give him a hollar. He'd probably lend you the F6 assembly ;)

#8 Atarius Maximus OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 5, 2006 11:56 AM

Might as well give him a hollar. He'd probably lend you the F6 assembly ;)


I just sent bartari a PM asking him if he'd "lend" it to me. :)

#9 Atarius Maximus OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 5, 2006 12:54 PM

With many thanks to batari, here is the Cuttle Cart/Supercharger compatible version. There is no source to post, it's a bit-hacked binary.

Steve

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Edited by Atarius Maximus, Sat Apr 8, 2006 8:52 PM.


#10 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 5, 2006 1:10 PM

A little off topic but has anyone else ever piloted a real airplane before? I ahve not in about 6 or 7 years but man I tell ya what a rush.




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