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'Atari 800 - Best Gamepack' Version 1.0 released

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What's this? 'Atari 800 - Best Gamepack' is All-In-One Gamepack includes best Atari 8-bit games, screenshots, adverts, covers, manuals and high scores spreadsheet.

 

I always wanted to make some kind of the game launcher for Atari 8-Bit computer! My main goal was to write a total package which has a subset of best games from the "huge" and "chaotic" set of gamebase and atarimania database. So here it is 'Atari 800 - Best Gamepack'.

This version is a first release and so I'd be grateful if you could try it out for me and report any comments and bugs you find, or even just let me know what you think of it. Any bugs which are found and reported will be posted on the official blog, or you can post them this topic if you like.
For more information, please visit to the official blog. If you want to download it now, you can get it from here.(418MB)
Thank you.
starwindz

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Very nice indeed, good selection of games but you have not detailed where the temp place is you use to extract the 2 disk games like AE so to be able to browse to the second disk..

 

Remember APDATA is hidden to normal users so if its been stored in Local/temp then you can't normally browse to it until you set windows to show the dir.

 

That aside its a really nice front end (based upon Gamebase) easy to use and a quality selection of games.

 

Thank you.

 

Edit: Found the temp directory being used, its inside the Emul/Altirra dir where this games pack is setup.

 

You might get a word of Phaeron for including Altirra directly with the release?

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Error trying to load Crossfire...Odd looking variable there?

 

And a thought, does this use any part of Gamebase code wise?

 

I only ask as if it did you would need Gamebase installed previous to trying to run this as gamebase installs a few files that don't make it portable.

 

Lastly, Phaerons excellent internal Bios's are great but their may be the odd game that needs the original bios's although you may be lucky, I've only seen one item in a long while not work under the interal bios's.

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Thank you. Mclaneinc. :)

Crossfire bug will be fixed and license clarification is also included to the next version. So I have temporarily removed the download link of version 1.0.

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Hope the next version will be soon, its a very friendly compilation of great games old and new..

 

Thank you for creating it..

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Yes, he or she is going for a cream of the crop collection, there's always Mark Hardnman's Atari800 Gamebase which I have to say is excellent and packed with titles but its also nice to have a selection of the best to choose from.

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All games in the gamepack are being tested and I have another personal schedule, so the release date would be within next weekend.

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Looks great, as said, nice little collection, can't see any basic games so far, did you not add them?

 

Anyway, well done for this, its perfect for the people looking for the cream of the crop games..

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At 720p I can't reach the option menu.

 

I see pretty much every game I've looked for. I noticed Dungeon Lords didn't make the cut, but for all I know that wasn't a popular game.

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@All

It's my pleasure. :) I just would like to make some kind of all-in-one compilation for old-and-new Atari 800 gamers. And version 1.02 is now being developed to fix some problems and add new games.


@Mclaneinc

Yes, any BASIC games was not included in this version. Could you please recommend the best BASIC games and let me know where I can download them?


@Reaperman

Could you please let me know your screen resolution or show me the screenshot of your issue? And 'Dungeon Lords' will be added in the next version. :)

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Nice collection, starwindz :), but some important games from the last few years are missing - for example: Space Harrier, His Dark Majesty, Bomb Jack, Callisto, Ridiculous Reality (but please get the final version, not the version from Atarimania), Knight Lore etc.

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Thanks, this is awesome.

 

I love how you made the emulator an option. Very well done indeed.

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Nice collection, starwindz :), but some important games from the last few years are missing - for example: Space Harrier, His Dark Majesty, Bomb Jack, Callisto, Ridiculous Reality (but please get the final version, not the version from Atarimania), Knight Lore etc.

Thank you. :) Yes, I will try to add all games you mentioned to the next version. I have found Ridiculous Reality in your site, but where can I find the latest version of other games?

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Could you please let me know your screen resolution or show me the screenshot of your issue? And 'Dungeon Lords' will be added in the next version. :)

 

 

Sure I'm at 1280x720 on both of my main computers (one because it's a netbook, the other because my projector probably needs to be upgraded to something better). What I see is below.

 

Often when I'm too low-res, I can sneak in enough of a move/resize to scroll around and get to everything.

For all I know there isn't much I'm missing in the 'options' section. I'm just curious, I suppose.

I can get to enough to actually play the games just fine.

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Thank you. :) Yes, I will try to add all games you mentioned to the next version. I have found Ridiculous Reality in your site, but where can I find the latest version of other games?

 

I think all those games are there (on Atarimania) in the last version (except RR). But generally for newer games I would suggest Fandal's site, it's more up-to-date and complete.

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Gamepack V1.02 has now 365 games. If you have any comment for this best game list, please write replies. :)

(It will be released soon.)

 

180
Ace of Aces
AE
Agent USA
Air Support
Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves
Alien Garden
Alley Cat
Alternate Reality The City
Alternate Reality The Dungeon
Amaurote+
Android Attack
Aquatron
Archon
Archon II - Adept
Arex
Arkanoid
Assembloids XE
Asteroids
Atari Invaders
Atlantis
Attack of the Mutant Camels
Axis Assassin
Aztec Challenge
Baja Buggies
Ballblazer
Banana
Bandits
Bang! Bank!
Battlezone
Batty Builders
BC's Quest for Tires
Beach-Head
Beamrider
Bean Machine, The
Beef Drop
Beer Belly Burt In Brew Biz
Berzerk
Blue Max
Blueprint
BMX Simulator
Bomb Jack
Boulder Dash
Boulder Dash - Professional Version
Boulder Dash II
Bounty Bob Strikes Back!
Bristles
Broadsides
Bruce Lee
Buck Rogers
Buried Bucks
Callisto
Candy Factory
Canyon Climber
Captain Beeble
Catapede
Caterpiggle
Cavernia
Caverns Of Mars
Caverns Of Mars II
Centipede
Chomper
Chop Suey
Choplifter!
Christmas Eve Mightmare , A
Claim Jumper
Clowns & Ballons
Commando
Conan
Congo Bongo
Cops 'n' Robbers
Cosmic Tunnels
Crazy Clown Jumper
Crazy Egon
Creepshow
Crossfire
Crownland
Crystal Castles
CTetris4
David's Midnight Magic
Dawn Raider
Daylight Robbery
Deathchase XE
Defender
Demon Attack
Desmond's Dungeon
Devilator
Devil's Dare
Devil's Domain
Diamond Mine
Diamonds
Diamondz
Dig Dug
Dimension X
Dog Daze Deluxe
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr
Downhill
Dr. Mario
Draconus
Dreadnaught Factor II, The
Dreadnaught Factor, The
Drelbs
Drol
Dropzone
DungeonLords
Eastern Front 1941
Easy Money
Eidolon (The)
Electrician
Electro Maniac!
Embargo
Encounter!
Equestrian
Escape
Escape From Doomworld
Excalibur
F-15 Strike Eagle
Fast Eddie
Feud
Fight Night
Fill'er Up II
Final Legacy
Fire Chief
Firefleet
Flip and Flop
Flowers Mania
Forbidden Forest
Fort Apocalypse
Fred
FREE - Funny Risky Evil Escape
Frogger
Galactic Avenger
Galactic Chase
Galaxian
Gangsterville
Gato
Gauntlet
Gauntlet (Mindscape)
Gauntletak
Getaway!
Getris
Ghost Chaser
Ghost!
Gorf
Grand Prix Simulator
Great American C.C. Road Race
Gremlins (5200)
Gruds In Space
Guard
Gumball
Gwobby Strikes Back!
Gyruss
H.E.R.O.
H2O
Halley Project, The
Hard Hat Mack
Hard Hat Willy
Hardball!
Hawkquest
Heavy Metal
Henry's House
High Rise
High Rise (Compute!)
Hijack!
His Dark Majesty
Hot Lips
House of Usher
Hover Bovver
Hydraulik
Hyperblast!
Infiltrator
Inside
Ixion
Jawbreaker
Jawbreaker II
Jelly Beans
Jet Boot Jack
Jewel Bits
Journey To The Planets
Joust
Juggler
Juice!
Jumpman
Jungle Hunt
Juno First
Kaboom!
Kangaroo
Karateka
Kennedy Approach
Keystone Kapers
Kik-Start
Knight Lore
Koronis Rift
K-Razy Shootout
Kult
Last Starfighter, The
Lifespan
Line-Up
Little Devil
Livewire
Livewire 2
Loco
Lode Runner
Lone Raider, The
Lost Tomb
Lunar Lander
Lunar Leeper
Marauder
Mario Bros.
Megamania
Mercenary - Escape from Targ
Meteor
Mighty Jill Off, The
Milk Race
Millipede
Miner 2049er
Mirax Force
Missile Command
Monex
Monster Hunt
Monster Smash
Montezuma's Revenge
Moon Patrol (5200)
Mountain King
Mouse Attack
Mr. Do!
Mr. Do!'s Castle
Mr. Robot 3
Mr. Robot And His Robot Factory
Mr. Robot II
Ms. Pac-Man
MULE
Myriapede
Necromancer
Nibbler
Nibbly
Nightmare Manor
Nightmares
Ninja
Octopus
Oils Well
Olympic Skier
One-on-One
O'Riley's Mine
Pacific Coast Highway
Pac-Man
Parachute 2011
Pastfinder
Pengo
Pharaoh's Curse
Picnic Paranoia
Pinball Construction Set
Pinhead
Pitfall
Pitfall II - Lost Caverns
Pitstop
Pitstop II
Pole Position
Pondering About Max's
Pooyan
Preppie
Preppie! II
Pro Mountain Bike Simulator
Q-Bert
Qix
Qix (5200)
Quasimodo
Race in Space
Racing Destruction Set
Raid Over Moscow
Rails West!
Rainbow Walker
Rally Speedway
Rampage
RealSports Tennis
Rear Guard
Rebound
Rescue on Fractalus
Ridiculous Reality
River Raid
River Rat
Robotron 2084
ROTO
Round About
Salmon Run
Satan's Hollow
Savage Pond
Scram
Sea Dragon
Sea Quest
Seafox
Serpentine
Seven Cities Of Gold, The
Shamus
Shamus - Case II
Sidewinder
Sidewinder II
Silent Service
Sinistar
Solo Flight
Solo Flight - Second Edition
Space Ace
Space Blaster
Space Eggs
Space Hawks
Space Wars
Spare Change
Special Delivery
Spelunker
Spy Hunter
Spy Vs. Spy
Spy Vs. Spy II
Spy Vs. Spy III
Spy's Demise
Star Fleet I
Star League Baseball
Star Raiders
Star Raiders II
Star Trek
Star Wars
Steeple Jack
Submarine Commander
Sudoku Sweep
Summer Games
Super Breakout
Super Bunny
Super Cobra
Super Pacman
Super Zaxxon
Survivor
Tail Of Beta Lyrae, The
Tapper
Tell
Thorn, EMI Soccer
Threshold
Tiger Attack
Tilter
Timeslip
Topper
Track Attack
Trains
Triad
Trix
Trolls and Tribulations
Turmoil
Tutankham
Up, Up and Away
Warlok
Water Ski School
Wavy Navy
Weihnachtsspiel
Whistler's Brother
Winter Olympiad
Wizard of Wor
Wizard's Crown
World Karate Championship
Xevious
Yar's Strike
Yoomp!
Zador
Zeppelin
Zone Ranger
Zone X
Zybex
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Thanks for showing the whole list and adding some new games :)

I have compared your list with the current Top 100 games by rating list in Atarimania. What is missing:

 

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe
Assault Force 3-D
Asteroids Emulator
Blinky's Scary School
Capture the Flag
Deluxe Invaders
Fantasyland 2041 AD
Gigablast
International Karate
James Bond 007
Jet Set Willy 2007
Leaper
Mission
Schreckenstein
Space Harrier
Space Invaders
Spindizzy
Tagalon
Trailblazer
Vanguard
Vicky
Warhawk
Zaxxon
Zenji
Zork I
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@Starwinz, does this need the Gamebase 3 engine to be installed for it to work, I already have it installed so I can't tell.

 

Just in case people not familiar with Gamebase know if its needed or not.

 

For actual gamebases it MUST be installed as gamebase as yet isn't stand alone.

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@Mclaneinc

Gamepack does not need gamebase engine files.(DLL and ActiveX). Gamepack directly reads and writes the gamebase mdb file without any other dll files. The policy of gamepack is all-in-one. :)

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