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Wanted, please, two hacks - Scrapyard Dog and Galaga

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I would like to humbly ask those who create hacks to do two hacks for me and my son (who is turning 6 this week and loves Atari - thankful to be able to share something from my childhood with him!).

 

1) Scrapyard Dog - with infinite lives. My son and I love this game - I've explained the parallels to Mario to him, and he embraced it. He wants to play it daily. But, let's be honest, it's hard for me, and even harder for him. Short of a "novice" setting, infinite lives would help ease some of the frustration and stress of being on your last life and trying to clear whatever level it might be. My son plays Super Mario on the DS, but the difference there is, between the 100 coin 1-ups, 1-up mushrooms, and even some special rooms that give you many 1-ups, he sometimes has a stash of 20 or more men. Plus, with being able to save after each mid-level castle or end-level castle, it's at lot easier to make your way through the game over time, in multiple sittings. With Scrapyard Dog and infinite lives, I think he and I could make it after a long session.

 

2) Galaga - change the stage where things get so fast from 10 to 100 or so with the Advanced version. I'd prefer this with the ship-edit version, if the creator of this hack would give his blessing. With the screen length, it's a much shorter porch on the Atari vs. the arcade. When things get fast in stage 10, the difficulty ramps up in a hurry from there. This, coming from a guy who has scored over a million on the arcade version, and recently scored over 500,000 on the arcade version, after not playing it in a long time. I've tried the Novice setting, but it's too easy. I just feel the Advanced gets really hard too quickly, especially by level 20 or so.

 

Not being an Atari programmer, I don't know how much work these would be. Not sure if thanks, admiration, and eternal gratitude would be enough. But, I would love to have these so that I can get carts made in the Atariage store... for my son... and me, too, honestly.

 

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Anyone? Will pay for your time, if required. Really want these for my son and me. His birthday is today, but being able to get them in the near future would be cool.

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Anyone? I've completed my changes to Galaga, but am finding Scrapyard Dog more challenging. Would pay for your time to change the "death" code to add back the life, instead of taking it away in Scrapyard Dog.

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Anyone? I've completed my changes to Galaga, but am finding Scrapyard Dog more challenging. Would pay for your time to change the "death" code to add back the life, instead of taking it away in Scrapyard Dog.

 

How much would you pay?

:ponder: ;)

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