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#4250103 Game(s) similar to "Adventure" - help me remember?

Posted by Goochman on Tue Apr 2, 2019 11:11 AM

Couldnt finish GHG when I played it in the 80s but knew I needed to get into the ship.  Never found an entrance but did find a loop hole.  If you dropped the Holy Grenade in the ship room and left - the explosion would create openings in the water blocks.  You could diagonally move through water blocks - after enough tries I was able to touch the gang plank or door on the ship to enter allowing me to finish the game.


Good times :) 

#4229414 Fans of Eliza for the 400/800

Posted by Goochman on Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:55 AM

I remember trying to cuss it out and getting a laugh out of the responses.

#4228645 Thrusty Thing

Posted by Goochman on Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:06 AM

Somewhat Fort Apocalypse like from the 8bit.  Off to a great start

#4218657 I've just got a Specter GCR :)

Posted by Goochman on Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:23 PM

The big piece missing with Spectre is a way to move binary files from the ST to the "Mac" side of thing.  There is a utility provided but it totally screw up binary file transfers.


It would be great is there was a program that allowed us to download .sit files on the pc - put them on ST disks and transfer them to the Mac partition on the ST hard drive.  There is no way to do this that I know of.  You need to have an old Mac that can write to the floppy and with Spectre GCR or a Discovery cart move it to the "ST Mac"

#4216546 True VGA/HDMI for ST computers?

Posted by Goochman on Sat Feb 9, 2019 3:03 PM



I have this solution working perfectly with a 4meg Pal STE working on a plain old HDMI TV I purchased at Target here in the USA. It looks and plays awesome.  Total cost was roughly $60 with this box (SCART to HDMI in the video) and the RGB to SCART STE Cable. Both off of Ebay. 

It works with my 1040ST NTSC also. 


Does it do Med and High Rez?

#4204065 Favorite Atari 8-bit Computer Homebrew Games?

Posted by Goochman on Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:14 AM

Space Harrier

Time Pilot


Stunt Car Racer

Dungeon Hunt

Atari Blast

Castle Crisis

Beef Drop


#4197443 AtGames Officially Unveils Legends Ultimate Home Arcade (full-size machine)

Posted by Goochman on Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:53 PM

What does the rest of the peanut gallery here think of having a USB port available to connect an alternate controller?  Not sure if thats feasible or not?


One other item Bill is to have 'mappable buttons' - the Defender layout for 1up is terrible, but could actually almost be arcade authentic with all the buttons on the rampage cab - unfort whomever picked the layout butchered it.  Allowing users to map buttons their way would be great.

#4197342 AtGames Officially Unveils Legends Ultimate Home Arcade (full-size machine)

Posted by Goochman on Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:56 AM

Im sure through this thread its been mentioned but for me the following is important:


1.  Owner serviceable - You can glue/lock down anything Atgames puts inside the box - but make it so I can change or add things as necessary(dont hard wire the monitor to your box)

2.  Doesnt need to be "arcade" quality cab - but it should be 50% of that strength and also be normal height.  Doesnt need to be as wide or have the same depth - just tall enough for an adult to use.   I didnt get a 1Up due to its small form factor

3.  Reasonable price

4.  Atleast 10 games, but if we go back to #1 I can change things :)

5.  Make game settings configurable - 1Up messed up big time here as the trackball settings were terrible and could easily be fixed via config, but its not available so hacking the ball out is the only fix

#4188967 Baby Pac-Man

Posted by Goochman on Wed Jan 2, 2019 11:34 AM

I setup A7800 just to try this out - brilliant in its current state.  Just as hard as I remember at the arcade - I was able to clear 1 Maze, but boy the ghosts on Arcade are brutal!


I can only wish someone would convert this to the 8bit series - great job so far Bob and Co.!

#4185792 The Jaguar version of Rayman Conspiracy

Posted by Goochman on Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:42 PM

VGMuseum doesn't show that message: http://www.vgmuseum....ar/a/rayman.htm


Here's a video of the game's end:




Haven't watched it all yet.


Sony probably had them remove that in order to release the already finished Jag version after the PS release ;) 

#4183531 Mr. Do - Graphical Improvements

Posted by Goochman on Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:49 PM

I like Red Do!

#4181613 Budget Atari and Capcom arcade cabinets to see release this fall!

Posted by Goochman on Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:00 AM

A co-worker interested in the 1Up cabs who picked my brain sent me this link:




I had no Idea Micro Center carried something like this, let alone having a section dedicated to "Retro Gaming".  The Westbury store is right by me so I'll have to check it out.  


$1k is still a bit steep, but if the price dropped to around $600 could be a good buy.  It has basically everything you need to start.

#4180959 Mr. Do - Graphical Improvements

Posted by Goochman on Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:57 AM

This was a port that was done right - I stumbled across Mr Do on MAME and when I played the 8bit version I couldnt believe how close to the arcade was - this simply wasnt done back when Mr Do came out.  Interesting to see how you can make a great port even better.

#4176418 H.E.R.O. sprite hack

Posted by Goochman on Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:53 PM

Much better - I can dig the enhancements ;)

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#4173534 H.E.R.O. sprite hack

Posted by Goochman on Sun Dec 9, 2018 2:18 PM

I loved the moon patrol and PP graphic hacks - not feeling this one just yet.  The snake is the best change for me so far, but it looks like an angry pac man :)


Keep up the good work!

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