Member Title***Moon Patrol 5200*** ***Moon Master*** *Blue Max:Class 4*
Age49 years old
BirthdayJune 6, 1969
*Star Raiders 2* **Captain -CL 2**
*Star Raiders * *Star Commander -CL 1*
Game hacking (Bubsy: Kitt'N Kaboodle for the 2600/5200/800, Moon Patrol Arcade 2600), play testing (2017: Oregon Bound-Intellivision, Astrostorm-Jaguar, and the wonderful ST hacks for the Jaguar by CJ) & Computer Bulletin Board Systems.
A bit puzzled by this. Woke up, tried alternate video modes on both emulators to try to figure out what was going on. Tried GTIA and CTIA modes. Wondered if having this in x2 mode on Atari800 made the difference but both are still different. I know we'll settle this eventually.
[Altirra on the left and Atari800 in the small window on the right.]
Here is the nippy blue buggy, complete with windshield glare
I really like this little guy !
Yes, this little guy is quite cute. I would call it "greasy cricket" but I'm sure you have another name.
I think you and I might have started a version of "choppers" for Moon Patrol. We not only changed it from a ugly vehicle (sorry original programmers, you should have lined up that windshield better...) and made a custom chop shop for people to create a whole hot wheels catalog of custom mods.
LET THE MODS BEGIN BOYS!!
Coming up... THE BATMOBILE!!
Seriously though, what would I like to make? Have to think on that.
We need to figure out the color codes and how to change that. I can change it red, how about other colors?
I can raise the wheels a bit, but can we make a stable version?
And if we can mod the wheels. I know the cells beneath the body run so that it is like a moving roll of film. Can mod that to make other wheels and other effects.
I like your insanity on this.
And at some point we need to modify the 5200 version. Those poor people still have an ugly vehicle. Then again they COULD just hack their own at this point.
That was me last week with Miner. Especially looking for the color codes. I would try a hue, look at a variable codes, and say "Ok, this should get it... no? Ok this will get it..."
And I would come up with ideas and want to try them right then. Why I did not mind pulling a few all nighters at work recently when a colleague dumped some needed information on me after requesting that for a month and saying "Oh and we needed the final project Friday". I just smirked. Feast and famine.
"Miner 2049er Faster (Miner 2049er hack) by “doctorclu”"
Actually was a product of efforts of Thomas Jentzsch (the speed up hack), OmegaMatrix (reset bug fix), and myself (sprite hack). I just combined the efforts of all three versions into one.
Would like to see more about Battlestar Galactica NEO being a BSG fan. Be interesting to see what different directions he took the Space Attack hack from the one I did. Could someone provide a link of where to find it?
Shame Bubsy: Kitt'N Kaboodle was mostly done by December 24th (2017) with the Holiday Special. I did more Fast Eddie hacking in 2018, but that was mainly on the Vic-20, and C=64.
Will be curious if Atari 800 and 5200 hacks make it on the list eventually.