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  1. I hope you enjoyed the cart and manual.
  2. The Journey of Snail: A New World For the Atari 7800 Text Adventure Game The Journey of Snail: A New World is a text adventure for the Atari 7800. After defeating the evil witch Pen, you're stranded on a deserted island in the digital plane of existence of Sinclair. Your chance to go home has finally come by going through some extremely dangerous worlds. There are some realms and realities so alien that might break your mind. You'll go through horrors that will trouble your sleep, but also friends who will help, and enemies to destroy you. Plus there is dark comedy. Choose your destination by pressing the controller button and joystick directions. Will you choose the right path, or will it lead to your demise? $35 U.S. plus postage Comes with Cart and Manual Inspired by the Timex Sinclair 1000 and CYOA books. Contact Frankodragon via the AtariAge Forums to order https://atariage.com/forums/profile/18158-frankodragon/
  3. Glad you could defeat me, but I will return.
  4. Although SpiceWare probably won't see this, I do have a few things to say. First he resurrected an old thread in the very rude and disrespectful way to throw mud knowing full well it would start some form of flamewar. Instead of coming to me directly about him thinking The Shaman was a hack, he posted it is a rude way. I would have looked into it as would have Greg. I can only wonder the hours if not days he put in being Sherlock Holmes to show what a hero he is so he can gain the adoration of his crew and his followers(groupies). So instead of coming to me like a man, he took the mangina route. Lets get real here. He programs games for Atari Age and sadly like some Atari Age formites, he has a hate on for anything not released by Atari Age, especially if Hozer has anything to do with the release. So he rattles the cage and then like a coward puts me on his ignore list because what I have to say bothers him. Yes, I think is the type of guy to talk crap about others behind their back to look good to his fellow friends/associates/coworkers or to be the white knight for whatever damsel in distress he is trying to save. All of this is my humble opinion. So how many hours did he put in to his amazing Sherlock Holmes level discovery? And what was his motivation? The way KevinMos3 presents his argument is a much more mature way of presenting the facts. So thank you for taking the high road, not the low road. As for RevEng, I did feel he was being a bit preachy. But sorry there is no cover up. Spiceware came in full guns blazing publicly and then wonders why Greg doesn't does want to deal with more AA Forum Hate. And then I come in trying to explain my position and what I have been told, and back and forth and back and forth we go. As for Mr. SQL. Thanks for your posts. You made some excellent posts and referred to relevant past threads and disrespectful behavior. In the end of the day, all of the flamers(haters) and their groupies would never buy anything that is not published by Atari Age. I have seen it time and time again. And they would spit on anything Hozer even touched. This hate or Hozer Hate as I call it has been going on since 2004 if not earlier. Most Atari Age releases are praised, whereas most non Atari Age releases are either completely ignored or bashed. The Hozer 1MB working board with working test software had it been released by Atari Age would have the Hozer Haters in awe as they bowed to it through out the internet roadways and highways of Atari Age Forums and elsewhere. But because it was designed by Randy and it is a Hozer board, it was pretty much ignored on these forums. So hate The Shaman, love the The Shaman, buy The Shaman, don't buy The Shaman. This is entirely your choice. It is being sold online and at Video Game Conventions as a game, not as a homebrew, not as a hack. And for the haters, their followers, their groupies, please don't buy anything I or Greg have had anything to do with. You'll be able to avoid my games easily, but as for Greg's ah, well good luck as some of his work might very well be in your backward.
  5. And like I said, I have no problem mentioning the original game in a new hack of an existing game within the rom name.
  6. So what do you see when you compare code? http://i.imgur.com/cGvn7gx.gifv
  7. This title was in reference to the website: http://www.atari2600homebrew.com/
  8. I emailed Greg the link to this thread and this is what he had to say: Greg Aug 2015: I had not even heard of the Assault variant, but when I researched it, as the trolls should have, they would know: "Assault is a Bomb title, a clone, indicative of the lack of talent, passion and imagination that Bomb possessed. As if we weren't tired of Galaxian knock-offs by 1984 already, Bomb served us a clone with worse graphics and gameplay than the game it obviously ripped off. A mother ship flies across the screen. pumping out three alien ships that you must destroy. The object is to shoot and destroy them while dodging the enemy fire. That's it! With drab visuals, repetitive and boring gameplay, and not a hint of originality whatsoever, Assault is a game best left for collectors to seek out. In addition, in 1985 Centuri sued Bomb for Copyright violation as its code is taken from Phoenix. They lost the case however because the game's developer is unknown, according to Centuri's Joel Hochberg, the game was licensed from "a smaller Japanese developer." The code for Phoenix it turned out was itself taken from the Taito version of Space Invaders, released in 1980." [Looks like a whole lot of plagiarism going on all the way down to poor old Space Invaders]
  9. From an old email Greg emailed me in 2014 that I searched out: Greg 2014: ...This is my HB version, but it is far from original. Here it is again. Keep in mind, it's still Balthazar, coded from B5, code borrowed from Fire Birds based upon code from Cosmic / Free Fire / Invasion der UFO'S / Monster aus dem All / Orbit-Base / Scorpion, which all borrowed code from Demon Attack which borrowed code from Phoenix... I emailed Greg the link to this thread and this is what he had to say: Greg Aug 2015: I had not even heard of the Assault variant, but when I researched it, as the trolls should have, they would know: "Assault is a Bomb title, a clone, indicative of the lack of talent, passion and imagination that Bomb possessed. As if we weren't tired of Galaxian knock-offs by 1984 already, Bomb served us a clone with worse graphics and gameplay than the game it obviously ripped off. A mother ship flies across the screen. pumping out three alien ships that you must destroy. The object is to shoot and destroy them while dodging the enemy fire. That's it! With drab visuals, repetitive and boring gameplay, and not a hint of originality whatsoever, Assault is a game best left for collectors to seek out. In addition, in 1985 Centuri sued Bomb for Copyright violation as its code is taken from Phoenix. They lost the case however because the game's developer is unknown, according to Centuri's Joel Hochberg, the game was licensed from "a smaller Japanese developer." The code for Phoenix it turned out was itself taken from the Taito version of Space Invaders, released in 1980." [Looks like a whole lot of plagiarism going on all the way down to poor old Space Invaders] This is another reason I don't like the code to these games being given away. It is just what the trolls feed on. So what game or who gets included in the rom name? You see this is very convoluted and would a very long Rom name. If atari2600homebrews.com wants add credits for the game in the rom name and move The Shaman to the hacks section of the site, then feel free to. But be prepared for a very long rom name: The_Shaman_qtm_2014_(Greg Zumwalt)(hack of ____ a hack of ____ a hack of _____ a hack of_____ which is originally Space Invaders by Taito plus a bunch of other stuff like Baltazart's, coded from B5, code borrowed from Fire Birds based upon code from Cosmic / Free Fire / Invasion der UFO'S / Monster aus dem All / Orbit-Base / Scorpion, which all borrowed code from Demon Attack which borrowed code from Phoenix. Inspired by yadadadadadadadadada and so on).bin So is a game that uses a bunch of other games code and uses games that are hacks of hack of hacks of hacks(if that is the case) still a hack or a homebrew? Buy the game, don't buy the game, download the rom, don't download the rom, etc.
  10. Jump on the bandwagon much? Listen, just avoid our games like the plague. Greg's will be harder to avoid as he has worked on many Atari 2600 titles credited and uncredited, so good luck with that.
  11. Like I wrote previously, I have no issue adding the original game title in the rom name if it is indeed a hack of another game. This thread has turned into a flamewar, which is really not the point of these forums. This thread should be locked as it has gone to #hit.
  12. Pathetic is you resurrecting a thread long dead to throw mud to show what a hero you are. I would not be surprised if you slam other guys in your real life social circles to look like the hero to the various damsels in distress you try to save. I don;t know you, but really by your posts you seem the type. I hope I am wrong. Pathetic is not reading all the the posts in this thread and not reading the threads mentioned. Also you did not research the game that your are comparing The Shaman to. Pathetic is not messaging me first so that I could look into this, but instead to create a post in a rude way to slam Greg and the game. Like I wrote in a previous post, if the game is indeed a hack, then I have no problem adding the game's name to the bin file name. Dude, you could have easily pmed me and let me know. And like I said, the game is simply sold as a game and not as a hack or homebrew. So enlighten me, why would you spend all your time on downloading The Shaman and comparing files? Don't you have any games you are working on?
  13. Well, you should never buy any of Gray Games releases where ever they are found. And to be safe, only buy video games with SpiceWare's stamp of approval and that he has personally tested the code using faulty techniques and software to make sure that it is not a hack of any game out there real or imagined. And to see how absolutely horrible Gray Games releases are, please watch the following video: So again, please don't buy any of our games.
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