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Hello,

 

I recently got a 1040ST with monochrome monitor.

 

I tried some games, but all complain that they need a color monitor.

 

Is there a list of games which are working also with a monochrome monitor?

 

chris

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Hello,

 

I recently got a 1040ST with monochrome monitor.

 

I tried some games, but all complain that they need a color monitor.

 

Is there a list of games which are working also with a monochrome monitor?

 

chris

 

I have tried both Missile Command and Robotron and they both work. If your ST has an RF unit, you can hook it up to a color tv too.

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Hello,

 

I recently got a 1040ST with monochrome monitor.

 

I tried some games, but all complain that they need a color monitor.

 

Is there a list of games which are working also with a monochrome monitor?

 

It's here: atari-forum.com, but still some titles like Bolo are missing from it. And of course all that PD stuff - only a fraction of it is listed here atarilegend.com.

 

Thorsten

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Hello,

 

I recently got a 1040ST with monochrome monitor.

 

I tried some games, but all complain that they need a color monitor.

 

Is there a list of games which are working also with a monochrome monitor?

 

chris

 

Saved this list for use with my STacy - hope it helps. :)

 

ATARI ST MONO GAMES LIST

 

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

8 Ball

Alpha Waves

Balance of Power

Balance of Power - The 1990 Edition

Ballyhoo

Battlezone

Beyond Zork - The Coconut of Quendor

Black Cauldo, The

Bob Winner

BorderZone

Borrowed Time

Brataccas

Bunny Bricks

Bureaucracy

Checkmate

Chess Champion 2175

Chess Player 2150

Colonel's Bequest, The

Conquests of Camelot

Corruption

Crystal Castles

Crystal of Arborea

Cutthroats

Deadline

Deathstrike

Donald Ducks Playground

Electronic Pool

Enchanter

Esprit

Fish!

Flight Simulator II

Flight Simulator II - Europ

Flight Simulator II - Japan

Flight Simulator II - Lake Huron

Flight Simulator II - Washington

Flip Side

Gnome Ranger

Gnome Ranger 2 - Ingrid's Back

Gold Rush!

Guild of Thieves, The

Hanks' Quest - Victim of Society

Hellowoon - Das Geheimnis des Zauberstabs

Hero's Quest

Hippo Backgammon

Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

Hollywood Hijinx

Hoyle's Book of Games - Volume 1

Holye's Book of Games - Volume 2

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Infidel

Ishar - Legend of the Fortress

Ishar II - Messengers of Doom

Ishar III - The Seven Gates Of Infinity

Jewels of Darkness

Jinxter

King's Quest - Quest For the Throne

King's Quest II - Romancing the Throne

King's Quest III - To Heir is Human

King's Quest IV - The Perils of Rosella

Knight Orc

Lancelot

Leather Goddess of Phobos

Leisure Suit Larry - The Land of the Lounge Lizards

Leisure Suit Larry 2 - Goes Looking for Love

Leisure Suite Larry 3 - Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pecto

Loom

Lurking Horror, The

Mac Pan

Magnetic Scrolls Collection, The

Manhunter - New York

Manhunter 2 - San Francisco

Maniac Mansion

Megaroids

Millipede

Mind Forever Voyaging, A

Missle Command (High res version)

Mission

Moonmist

Myth

Nord and Bert

Not a penny more, Not a penny less

Ogre

Oil Imperium

Ooze

Oxyd (high res version)

Oxyd 2 (high res version)

Pawn, The

Perfect Match

Perry Mason - The Case of the Mandarin Murder

Planetfall

Plundered Hearts

Police Quest - In Pursuit of the Death Angel

Police Quest II - The Vengeance

Psion Chess

Scapeghost

Seastalker

Secret of Monkey Island, The

Sherlock Holmes - The Riddle of the Crown Jewels.

Silicon Dreams

Sorcerer

Space Quest - The Sarien Encounter

Space Quest 2 - Vohauls' Revenge

Space Quest 3 - The Pirates of Pestulon

Spellbreaker

Spinger

Starcross

Starglider

Starglider 2

Stationfall

Stone Age

Suspect

Suspended

Tennis (high res version)

tex McPhilip - Road to Divinity

Time and Magik

Tonight the Shrieking Corpses Bleed

Trinity

Ultima II - Revenge of the Enchantress

Ultima III - Exodus

Voodoo Girl Queen of the Darned

Wind Surf Willy

WIshbringer

Witness, The

Wonderland

Zak Mckraken and the Alien Mindbenders

Zak Mckraken and the Alien Mindbenders (demo)

Zork - The Undiscovered Underground

Zork I - The Great Underground Empire

Zork II - The Wizard of Frobozz

Zork III - The Dungeon Master

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Hello,

 

I recently got a 1040ST with monochrome monitor.

 

I tried some games, but all complain that they need a color monitor.

 

Is there a list of games which are working also with a monochrome monitor?

 

chris

 

I have tried both Missile Command and Robotron and they both work. If your ST has an RF unit, you can hook it up to a color tv too.

 

Doesn't it support composite video too? (which will not only give a better picture than RF, but also be present in th eabsense of an onboard RF modulator)

 

Edit: found this http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/123445-atari-st-av-video-cable/ which mentions that the monitor jack only outputs composite on models with the RF modulator as well...

Edited by kool kitty89

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Another one.

 

 

Old thread BUMP!

 

Since I got my ST monochrome-to-VGA cable I've been digging for monochrome games, curious to see what developed in that camp.

 

Above (post 8 ) tjlazer posted this "Missile Command/Super Breakout" disk image. I wasn't expecting much, but man, this is a pretty fun monochrome disk! I am especially impressed with the "Super Breakout" which appears to be more of an Arkanoid clone, fortunately. I mean, this game was fun, forgetting about monochrome!!! I was just meaning to merely check it out, and I ended up playing for about 1/2 hour.

 

A belated "thanks" for sharing that.

 

I had the misfortune of buying a launch-date monochrome ST system. I had read early reviews of the system, which included RF modulator. I pre-paid a reserve at the Atari dealer for the cheapest system I could get, and that was a stretch. I had no idea that monochrome meant locked into one resolution; I assumed it would grayscale the lower resolutions and/or hook to my TV for color.

 

There certainly weren't fun games like this Arkanoid clone back then, and some of the others you guys have listed. How much less-miserable it would have been!

Edited by wood_jl

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Glad you liked it. I'll see what other mono games I can dig up and add them on here...

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Phantasie can do monochrome as well.

 

Tempest

 

That's for certain? Would that be Phantasie 1,2,3 or a combo of?

 

If so, I'll add them to that list.

 

Thanks much! :)

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Hello,

 

I recently got a 1040ST with monochrome monitor.

 

I tried some games, but all complain that they need a color monitor.

 

Is there a list of games which are working also with a monochrome monitor?

 

chris

 

Hi,

 

here's some altough the list is not yet complete: http://www.atarimania.com/list_games_atari-st-p_total-page-step-resolution_385-1-200-high_S_G.html

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At least one of the Phantasies, not sure about the others. There's a comment on it on Atarimania. It,s only a certain version of the games.

 

Tempest

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At least one of the Phantasies, not sure about the others. There's a comment on it on Atarimania. It,s only a certain version of the games.

 

Tempest

 

Yes, I followed the link and checked it out. Looks like only the first, original Phantasie does high-rez.

Too bad, I wish all 3 had supported it. Thanks for that link, btw. Very nice list! :)

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Monochrome gaming seemed really big in Europe when the ST was still new. I remember the magazine disks from over there had a lot more monochrome games than the American ones. I guess the monochrome monitor must have been more popular over there than the color one. I would start collecting cover disks from the magazines from over there if you want lots of monochrome games.

Edited by OldAtarian

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Monochrome gaming seemed really big in Europe when the ST was still new. I remember the magazine disks from over there had a lot more monochrome games than the American ones. I guess the monochrome monitor must have been more popular over there than the color one. I would start collecting cover disks from the magazines from over there if you want lots of monochrome games.

Yes, monochrome was very popular in Germany because they did some serious stuff with Atari STs - well, more than oversea people :) Color monitor was pretty much expensive, and was no real need for it - people had TVs . So, you may see plenty of German monochrome games, some are monochrome only. But it was similar in France, I guess, since Silmarils made almost all their games with mono support too. And by Atari games support monochrome too in most cases.

Funny thing is that this came out again around 2010 - because there is problem to find monitor working in Atari ST's color modes :-D

And to add some list here: http://atari.8bitchip.info/monocg.html

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On 5/14/2019 at 4:23 AM, tjlazer said:

Necro bump! How about Space Invaders Mono?

Good Invaders clone, with some advantages - like multiple fire possible (normally you need to wait until your last missile (or whatever) hits something or exits screen). But controls are on strange keys, seems buggy - sometimes just wont go left, and work not on higher TOS versions. So, I did some changes in code, and it works now with joystick. Tested with TOS 2.06 too - OK. There is trainer too. It seems that this is only monochrome Invaders for ST.

INVADM.ZIP

 

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