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I want to try and make a hack of the original atari 2600 pacman using hack-o-matic. Now, hacking the sprites to change the characters in the game is easy enough - but can anyone tell me the locations in the rom to change the color of the background, the maze and the sprites?... Nukey may be able to help as he did this on his awesome Pacman8k hack.

 

Thank in advance.

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Here is my first attempt at "Hacking" with Hack-o-matic. It is a graphical hack of the original Pac Man from 1981. Like a lot of people, I could never feel comfortable with the blue/orange color scheme of the original release of Pacman for the 2600 by atari.....so now I have changed it.

 

Black background.....Blue maze.....The ghosts colors have been 'tweaked' to make them a bit more visable..... The Pacman Sprite has been slightly altered and the color changed the original yellow...... The Logo has been altered to reflect the games title.

 

Now... I know Nukey has already made a better Pacman with his 8K version of this, but this is just something i wanted to do for myself to learn hack-o-matic. Thanks MUST also go to Nukey as he helped me decipher the color tables in the ROM

 

Here is the bin file for anyone wanting to have a look at my work....oh, and as always, play Pacman on Game 6 for the most enjoyment..... Score over 4000 and you WILL need all the extra men the game gives you ;)

 

Latest Version of ROM here:-

 

PuckMan.bin

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Update:- Ghosts now have seperate colors to closer match the arcade version. Modified the logo and logo color. Download link for Latest ROM is in post #2.

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I was testing this on my Android tablet and the colors looked very washed out and dull, so heres a quick edit with some brighter colors for the maze, enegizers and ghosts.

PuckMan_Light.bin

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I want to try and make a hack of the original atari 2600 pacman using hack-o-matic. Now, hacking the sprites to change the characters in the game is easy enough - but can anyone tell me the locations in the rom to change the color of the background, the maze and the sprites?... Nukey may be able to help as he did this on his awesome Pacman8k hack.

 

Thank in advance.

Can you show a screen shot???

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