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  1. Just got another copy of Star Raiders from Fandal's site. That seems to work, no problems...still got issues with Pac-Man. Most of the time, Pac-Man himself doesn't animate...I think its something to do with timing, so it's probably because I have a Pal system. Unfortunately, the US Gold version of Pac-Man on Atarimania only has the cassette dump.
  2. Hi Marius, I am using the disk sets created by someone on these forums that use MyPicoDos. Not sure if it is because I am running a PAL 800XL. When I try them in emulator, they are perfectly fine there. If I have to get the Carts, then so be it...it's not a major hassle.
  3. It is a cool setup, unfortunately, I am having trouble getting Star Raiders and Pac-Man working correctly. I guess I'll have to get the cartridges for them.
  4. I love what's been done with this game. Although I am not a 2600 user, I am a huge fan of the original Boulderdash on the A8. What Andrew Davie and Thomas Jentzsch have accomplished with this is truly inspiring. Great work guys.
  5. I'll split my answer into two here: Classic games that managed to scare me: Rescue On Fractalus (been mentioned before, but the first time an alien bashes on the window is soooo scary) Resident Evil (when that first zombie turns his head towards you, really freaked me out and set up the rest of the game for me) Silent Hill 1 (IIRC, the controller would rumble a heart beat into your hands...as the tension rose, the heart beat got faster) Recent games: Amnesia (need I say more, this HAS to be the scariest game ever made) Penumbra Trilogy (also by Frictional Games - surprised they've not been mentioned before) Dark Messiah - Might and Magic That last game I included for one particular incident: I was playing the underground level, the one with the spiders. I thought I had killed all the b*****ds (btw. I am a massive arachnophobe), which in itself was bad enough for me. However, as I turned, one of the eight legged demons that I had missed jumped up at me. SO I got a full view, of a particularly well modeled eight-legged freak. I jumped so much, the controller left my hand and actually hit the ceiling. My arse left the sofa, and I think several newly discovered expletives left my mouth. To top it all off, my eight-year old was sat next to me. He laughed so much, my shame was cemented for life. And to this day, he still won't let me forget it: "Dad, you rememberthat time you were playing Dark Messiah..." "Shut up!" "It was sooo funny, the way you jumped." "Shut up!" "Didn't you like the spiders? "Shut up!" "They were really scary, weren't they?" "Shut up!" "Wanna play it again?" "That's it! Go to your room till you eighteen!"
  6. Just played the Star Raiders remake on XBLA. What a travesty, Atari should be ashamed.

    1. Lord Helmet

      Lord Helmet

      yup. it's pretty bad

    2. Tickled_Pink


      Played Yars Revenge? Makes more sense than the original.

  7. I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/WwpvhhVz Atari 8bit computers 800XL 130XE - Large demos compendium

  8. My new, if somewhat minimal, setup. No disk drive, tape drive, etc. Using my Mac with SIO2OSX. I had forgotten how nice the 800XL keyboard is, and after using my USB Competition Pro for the last few years, my original Atari joystick is a delight.
  9. Thanks Philsan, it was a shame it went, but my hosting company went t*ts up without warning.
  10. Thanks mimo, I've been checking in once in a while over the last couple of years, but now my lil baby is back up, I hope to have more to contribute
  11. Hi all. After an extended absence from the A8 scene, I have finally got my trusty 800XL back in its pride of place, on my desk. This means that I am also back playing and having fun with a lot of old software. I do however, have a question for you all. I have been playing around with various dev tools (cc65, kyan pascal, Basic XL, etc.), but I would like to get to know The Slave (by Gregory Software) a little better (I know Adventure Writer is supposed to be better, but I'm a masochist). Does anyone have a copy of the manual for The Slave that they could scan?
  12. Never a C64 user, but I have great memories of some Mastertronic games. My favs are probably (in no particular order): Ninja One Man and His Droid Spellbound Universal Hero (even better now you can get the 'fixed' version)
  13. I was going through my ATR files yesterday, and I came across one called FBI.atr. Curiously, I fired it up, and it appears to be some sort of information retrieval/hacking game. The ultimate goal appears to be to find the name and address of the author, hidden in the game so that you can contact him (or her) to let them know you have 'cracked' it. I checked on Atarimania, and there doesn't appear to be an entry for this and the details on Gury's site and Fandal's site are also very sparse. Has anyone heard of tis one before? Anyone know anything about it?
  14. Great work Tezz... Really looking forward to playing this on my 800XL
  15. Like most, I would choose a 7800 and 800XL (probably upgraded to 128K though). I thought about the ST/Falcon range, but I prefer the down and dirty approach afforded by the 8-bits.
  16. Shouldn't need quicktime at all...I made sure they were mp3's. Infact, I didn't use quicktime itself at any point to create the files.
  17. Thanks for the link Philsan...gonna check these out
  18. Here's another one made with SAM Text Message
  19. Just thought I'd share a couple of mp3's I made. I now have the Alternate Reality theme play whenever I get a call :-) Alternate Reality Ballblazer Anyone else have a tune from an old game as a ringtone?
  20. I have finally rearranged my work area to include my 800XL. I have it hooked up to my iMac with SIO2OSX, so no drives are needed, and I can even print, via the software, should I need to. Spent half the day playing some old favourites on a real machine, with my trusty Atari joystick instead of using an emulator with my USB stick. Good times. Playing Boulderdash took me right back to nineteen-eighty-whatever, it's still just as challenging now as it was then.
  21. Sorry to hijack this thread. I used to have cc65 installed on my G5 Mac. I have recently upgraded to a brand new intel iMac, and I can't for the life of me remember how I installed cc65. I have followed the instructions to install cc65 with DarwinPorts, but where do I put the atari specific libraries?
  22. Never totally left, just not been active although I have watched AA from afar. You can thank my son for getting me back, he reminded me of a game he used to play where he was a cat that would jump onto a fence and then through windows. Of course, he meant Alley Cat, which prompted me to start playing some other games as well.
  23. I'd also add International Karate and Donkey Kong (arguably the best home conversion of the game ever) to that list. I'd also pay for the A8 version of Pac-man, one of my favourite versions. And, don't forget Archon and Boulderdash. There are so many games that I bought back in Atari's heyday, that I would still pay for now.
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