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Happy Birthday John!

 

And for the rest of you... uh... it's Tuesday. So, have some tacos or something. :)

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Happy Birthday JC! Still young all things considered and thank you for focusing on our favorite system all these years! :love:

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Mappy runs on my android phone as well as draconian and wizard of wor arcade. 2600.emu for android runs off android 5.1.1 as where the stella plugin for Retroarch is a lower version like 3.1 or something. I play those games on my phone before I got a harmony cart. I had a s7 edge before and now on a Note 9 if that helps.

Where did you get that version? The one I see listed on the google store is based on Stella 4.7.3.

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I was just watching a game play video of Mappy and if someone told me it was an early NES game I would have believed them. Would it have been possible to make a VCS game like this using the development tools available circa 1980?

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Hello!

 

I was just watching a game play video of Mappy and if someone told me it was an early NES game I would have believed them. Would it have been possible to make a VCS game like this using the development tools available circa 1980?

Short answer: no :) I'm using an ARM chip inside the cartridge to do a lot of the heavy lifting, although I am still bound by the limits of the TIA for graphic capabilities, etc. However, I do think a decent version of Mappy could have been made with the tools circa 1990 (extra RAM, 32K ROM, DPC chip used in Pitfall for the music, etc).

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Member of the AtariAge 51 Brotherhood!

 

Maybe it's actually the Area 51 Brotherhood.

 

I will hit that in May! We should all get together to drink to forget...

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sorry if it's a stupid question, but will Mappy cartridge bought in Atari Age store work on Retron 77?

 

if not, what are other options to play it if I don't have original A2600. Any Flashback console with a cart slot?

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Definitely not on the R77. And it most likely never will.

 

Not sure about the other consoles. But why don't you organize yourself an original console if you want to play with real cartridges?

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sorry if it's a stupid question, but will Mappy cartridge bought in Atari Age store work on Retron 77?

 

if not, what are other options to play it if I don't have original A2600. Any Flashback console with a cart slot?

 

Mappy requires 5.X Stella on the emulation side so most recent Flashback 9 can't play Mappy. There are only 3 Atari 2600 games that don't work on the Flashback9 http://atariage.com/forums/topic/287603-atari-fb-9-games-that-dont-work-only-a-few/

 

If you want to play Mappy you will either need real 2600 hardware or Stella 5.X+ with emulation.

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Not the cartridge, because it cannot be dumped (the ROM will continue to work).

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bummer :/

 

well, at least I can put the cartridge on the shelf, as the artwork looks really good.

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Greetings.  Looks like we are well past the beginning of the year.  Did the ROM image of the final version ever get released?  I read through all the posts since almost this time last year and could not find anything.  :)

 

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On 6/22/2019 at 5:21 AM, Shannon said:

Greetings.  Looks like we are well past the beginning of the year.  Did the ROM image of the final version ever get released?  I read through all the posts since almost this time last year and could not find anything.  :)

 

Hello there!  No, the full ROM for Mappy has not been released yet.  I need to coordinate with Al; I know he's pretty busy with the forum upgrade.  I will post to this thread when it is available. :)

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Thanks for the update.  I just wanted to make sure.  I've been going through and trying to grab the latest version of DPC games to test on a recently compiled retroarch version of the latest Stella Beta.

 

Yeah Al has a lot on his plate.  So know hurry.  I still have a PM to him pending.

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Is the last version made available supposed to have sound / music?  I tried it in the Stella Beta v6.01 and v6.02 and I have no sound / music.

 

Thanks

 

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