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  1. Thought it was about time I started paying in the HSC. Didn't do too well, I'm afraid, but today is the first day I have ever played H.E.R.O.

    Welcome on board Pengwin :thumbsup:

     

    There's still plenty of time to improve at H.E.R.O.; it's all about participating (then there's making the points scoring places, a top ten finish, winning the odd round and finally world domination to aim for ;) ). If you (or any of the new players) want to suggest some games to play this season then checkout the Games List post :)

     

    p.s. There will be a catch-up round (or two) this season for anyone who has missed a game.

     

    I'm not too concerned about making any impressive scores, I've never been able to do that. I'm just in this for the laugh. Plus it allows me to look at games I would normally never play (H.E.R.O. for instance).

     

    So I shall do my best to provide the kind of score that will make everyone else feel good about their own :-)


  2. A other great movie about both steve's is "Pirates of Silicon Valley" a movie picture from 1999. I must say i'm impressed by the screening of the characters. They really look as if they where the real persons. Here is the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWyLOKjlAKA

     

    I'd have to agree with you there, a great film to watch.

     

    Nintendo have a very interesting history, founded in 1889.

    From Wikipedia:

    During this period of time between 1963 and 1968, Nintendo set up a taxicompany, a love hotel chain, a TV network, a food company (selling instant rice, similar to instant noodles) and several other things.

  3. A few years back, I had a moment of insanity and decided to have a clear out and get rid of my retro stuff.

    Fortunately, I didn't get rid of it all, but some of the items I did get sell took me an age to find in the first place and I would love to replace them, including: AdventureWriter, Kyan Pascal, Turbo BasicXL and a number of books.

    I keep my eye open on ebay with the usual searches, but I figure it'll take me a while again.


  4. Just played through to level 3 and I can't work out the reason for the skipping. I'm assuming it is something to do with the timing, but I'm no expert.

     

    I also noticed, during the animation after level 2, there is a large flickery blue area in the bottom 25% of the screen. This blue flickery-ness is not evident on the emulator.

    Could you post a picture of it?

     

    I'll get that done tomorrow. My phone is dead right now.


  5. Just played through to level 3 and I can't work out the reason for the skipping. I'm assuming it is something to do with the timing, but I'm no expert.

     

    I also noticed, during the animation after level 2, there is a large flickery blue area in the bottom 25% of the screen. This blue flickery-ness is not evident on the emulator.


  6. Just to let you know. I am having exactly the same problem as MrFish on a real PAL 800XL. However, everything works fine on Atari800MacX.

     

    I have a couple questions to help me figure this out.

    1) What machine are you trying to run it on?

    2) Which version are you trying? Have you tried versions 4 or 5?

     

    Thanks!

     

    I'm running these on a stock PAL 800XL, using the xex files sent over SIO2PC.

     

    I have just run versions 4, 5 and 6 and these are the results:

     

    Version 4 - absolutely no problems...smooth as butter.

    Version 5 - runs, but seems to 'skip frames'. Every now and then, Pac-man himself seems to skip animation, and also jerk ahead. If this was a game on a modern PC where screens are completely redrawn, I would say it is frame skipping to catch up with itself.

    Version 6 - As MrFish described.

     

    Give this one a try. I'm not sure why V5 didn't run smooth, so this might do the same. I've made a few changes to fix some of the bugs mentioned earlier. If it still runs jerky, try to figure out if it is under certain conditions or just in general and I'll take another look at it.

     

    Thanks.

     

    This one is cool...it works like a dream. There is still a little frame skip, but that may be noticeable because I am looking for it.

    I can't really pin it down to the cause yet, but I will have a little longer go at seeing if I can determine anything.


  7. Just to let you know. I am having exactly the same problem as MrFish on a real PAL 800XL. However, everything works fine on Atari800MacX.

     

    I have a couple questions to help me figure this out.

    1) What machine are you trying to run it on?

    2) Which version are you trying? Have you tried versions 4 or 5?

     

    Thanks!

     

    I'm running these on a stock PAL 800XL, using the xex files sent over SIO2PC.

     

    I have just run versions 4, 5 and 6 and these are the results:

     

    Version 4 - absolutely no problems...smooth as butter.

    Version 5 - runs, but seems to 'skip frames'. Every now and then, Pac-man himself seems to skip animation, and also jerk ahead. If this was a game on a modern PC where screens are completely redrawn, I would say it is frame skipping to catch up with itself.

    Version 6 - As MrFish described.

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