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Is there update coming so we could play Boulder Dash? I was just going to order Harmony Cartridge for my 2600 and then noticed that Boulder Dash won't work. I can't find any place buy this game anymore and wanted play it with real hardware.

 

 

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Even if Harmony would work with the game (which is not possible), that would not help you. Because we are not allowed to ever release the ROM.

 

You can only play the demo version, but you need a Krokodile Cart for that.

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So where to get this game.. It's so hard to understand.. Atari 2600 is from late 70's and Boulder Dash from

80's. And still can't play this game even retro brotherhood is so small. Classics like this should be possible play for everyone.

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So where to get this game.. It's so hard to understand.. Atari 2600 is from late 70's and Boulder Dash from

80's. And still can't play this game even retro brotherhood is so small. Classics like this should be possible play for everyone.

 

It was on just about every freakin' computer you could think of in the 1980s. If you have a Commodore 64 or one of the Atari computers, you can probably find it, or if you are into emulation, you could play it that way using your favorite emulator that plays Commodore 64 or Atari computer games. I played it on my Commodore 64 so much in the 1980s that I kind of got sick of the game.

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We should be happy that we were allowed to release the game at all. And it was announced and on sale for one whole year. If you missed that chance, you can only hope for someone else selling it. Probably for a hefty price.

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Yeah. Just hope to find a copy I remember when this was sale. There was choose many different color of game boxes.. I thought there was plenty of this game and no hurry.. And suddenly it was sold out.

 

It's not about that can play this with C64 and there is also Intellivision version coming.. It's about that Atari 2600 we used to rent home at 80's can do this.. It's simply amazing.. Just wanted to try this game with 2600.

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Is there Harmony v2.0 coming later that would support large ROM like Boulder Dash? Never say never.. ROMS like this should be free so everyone can enjoy. There isn't so many who play Atari 2600 anyway.

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ROMS like this should be free so everyone can enjoy.

Feel free to negotiate with FSS.

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FSS? People who did contact them could do this because they already have connection open. I am sure this company is also interested of money. And as we can see there is many people who are interested.

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Game is coming to Intellivision this year. It doesn't look that this company is so much against these retro releases anyway. They don't make lot profit with it but at least it's good spirit and publicity.

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If you guys organize the financial funding for a reasonable amount of copies, I am sure Andrew and I can help you with the contacts.

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How many copy's would be needed? Maybe we could ask here at forum how many people are interested copy of Boulder Dash.

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Before FSS would become interested? I suppose 200 or so.

 

I am pretty sure they would not start a complicated licensing process for much less.

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We cannot release the final ROM, but you can always try the demo version.

Edited by Thomas Jentzsch

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Is there Harmony v2.0 coming later that would support large ROM like Boulder Dash? Never say never.. ROMS like this should be free so everyone can enjoy. There isn't so many who play Atari 2600 anyway.

Yes. There's Harmony 2 for the Atari 7800 which is still in development. Then there's Harmony Gold which is for the 2600, which is nearly done. It supports games up to 512k (including the Boulderdash demo.) Harmony 2 should be done sometime this year (I'm targeting CGE, if there is one, or PRGE for release), but a preproduction Harmony Gold will be available exclusively at the NWCGE swap meet on January 18 (production versions will be available online in a couple of months.)

 

For more info:

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/220696-new-harmony-product-harmony-gold/?p=2903728

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Cmon your telling me nobody tried to dump this for their own personal use so they didn’t have to use their extra expensive cart.

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7 hours ago, adamchevy said:

Cmon your telling me nobody tried to dump this for their own personal use so they didn’t have to use their extra expensive cart.

 

I am aware of only one person ever dumping this successfully. He was honourable, and asked Thomas and I to confirm the dump was valid, which we did. We asked him to keep the ROM for his own use only, and he has done that.  So, I guess it's not simple to dump.

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