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Fixed version of Arkanoid released

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Hi all!

 

Playing Arkanoid in HSC I found out that triple ball feature is fully working in Arkanoid II game while it is very rare to see this bonus in original version. It was easy to fix original version knowing that. Fixed original version is available here. Enjoy!

 

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Great, Fandal!

 

While I've seen the triple ball bonus in Arkanoid II, I've never encountered it in the original Arkanoid. Was it even possible to get it in the original?

 

Out of curiosity, what was the specific reason for the bonus not appearing? Can you conclude from your analysis whether it was a concious decision on developers' part or a bug?

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Great, Fandal!

 

While I've seen the triple ball bonus in Arkanoid II, I've never encountered it in the original Arkanoid. Was it even possible to get it in the original?

 

Out of curiosity, what was the specific reason for the bonus not appearing? Can you conclude from your analysis whether it was a concious decision on developers' part or a bug?

 

Tripple ball feature is available in original Arkanoid as well but I have seen it just once in my life. Arkanoid II is running on the same engine, there are only some minor modifications...

 

The problem was in generataing random numbers. Don't know why but original game generate any "random" number by reading $D40B counter (I would say that it is pretty pseudorandom generator). Moreover, number for bonus ball is generated in very bad moment resulting that it is equal to 4 (tripple ball bonus) only under very special circumstances. It was easy to fix this problem. I just replaced reading $D40B by $D20A.

 

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maybe it was a mistake by the coder...he wanted to use 53770 instead of the vcount register or maybe the c64 port uses the rasterline?

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Well, now I can retry this and see if I get farther.

 

Any chance you can 'fix' the speed too? Even on NTSC I didn't realize how sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow Arkanoid runs on the A8

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