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On the cartridge version I out together there is a hidden feature :) if the game sense you have a acceleration 65816 board (like Rapidus etc) the game will play with More sprites and smoother scrolling

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1 hour ago, ndary said:

On the cartridge version I out together there is a hidden feature :) if the game sense you have a acceleration 65816 board (like Rapidus etc) the game will play with More sprites and smoother scrolling

Would it be possible to get an 8-bit conversion for the 5200? 

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3 hours ago, adam242 said:

When is this masterpiece of a game going to see a cartridge release?

The version from @ndary is actually very cool:

 

 

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I'm not sure it was more than a one off, well that's what I seem to remember..

 

Hopefully I'm wrong and you can still get one..

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5 hours ago, Dinadan67 said:

The version from @ndary is actually very cool:

 

 

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I bought this too.  I love the use of the original cartridge shells and label style.  It's a great game.

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10 hours ago, ndary said:

On the cartridge version I out together there is a hidden feature :) if the game sense you have a acceleration 65816 board (like Rapidus etc) the game will play with More sprites and smoother scrolling

I think kyle is running the upgraded processor without and frequency changes and all that other stuff

 

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9 hours ago, sramirez2008 said:

Would it be possible to get an 8-bit conversion for the 5200? 

There was a thread about it a while ago: 

which ended up... well, see yourself. 

 

10 hours ago, ndary said:

On the cartridge version I out together there is a hidden feature :) if the game sense you have a acceleration 65816 board (like Rapidus etc) the game will play with More sprites and smoother scrolling

Not only it, latest file version has this feature as well.

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1 hour ago, solo/ng said:

The domain changed (permanent now), the website is here: https://timepilot.atariscene.pl/

 

would be awesome if a mod could edit it in first post (I cant).

I have edited the first post.  I also flipped the switch to allow you to make your own edits. I can't for the life of me get the .png links to update. Maybe you will have better luck.

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15 hours ago, ndary said:

On the cartridge version I out together there is a hidden feature :) if the game sense you have a acceleration 65816 board (like Rapidus etc) the game will play with More sprites and smoother scrolling

Where would one get this cartridge version?

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1 hour ago, Keatah said:

Why is the text so hard to read? Why was so little contrast chosen for the font?

 

No problem here on Safari, Firefox and Chrome 🤷‍♂️

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11 hours ago, tep392 said:

I bought this too.  I love the use of the original cartridge shells and label style.  It's a great game.

 

I remember seeing the pictures of the cart and box, but I never saw a preorder/ order thread. Are copies still available?

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14 minutes ago, adam242 said:

 

I remember seeing the pictures of the cart and box, but I never saw a preorder/ order thread. Are copies still available?

PM ndary. He produced the cart and box. 

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On 9/3/2021 at 7:03 PM, solo/ng said:

The domain changed (permanent now), the website is here: https://timepilot.atariscene.pl/

 

would be awesome if a mod could edit it in first post (I cant).

 

I downloaded the game from this location but when I play it with rapidus enabled I get A LOT more planes than in the video above. Any ideas why this happens?

 

I mean it nearly gets unplayable that way. Apart from that in normal 8-bit mode the game is fantastic! 👍

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It's like a demo. Swarm mode. START starts normally. SELECT turns on SWARM mode.

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Had a short play after a long time, love it but a bit hard on my aching hands, so a quick hack in Altirra for Inf lives..

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44 minutes ago, Keatah said:

It's like a demo. Swarm mode. START starts normally. SELECT turns on SWARM mode.

It does?

 

Maybe I'm missing what swarm mode is, also, after a set of hits I heard a fx and thought I saw a box around a plane?  Am I losing it (easy, yes) but if not what does it do, I tried space but it just paused the game. TIA

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Swarm mode requires RAPIDUS enabled, or a 65C816 selected.

 

I too have have seen boxes around planes. And the buzzing, I think there's 2 kinds, one for the boss plane, and one that happening from sort of bug/or artifacting.

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Noticed that the spiral graphic when the game starts rotates in the wrong direction compared to the arcade.

 

And there is an astronaut in the saucer level you have to rescue. Don't recall seeing it in the arcade version.

 

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The game was always flawless on my 130XE and 800XL, I am not sure if they updated it and now there are those issues... time to try previous version and narrow down where the bug(s) was(were) introduced.

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Ah, I see. @Keatah
thanks for the explanation. Now rapidus mode works like expected. This mode is really fun to play although the unaccelerated mode is impressive enough.

 

I am really looking forward to flimbo's quest and the great giana sisters from NG.

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On 9/3/2021 at 11:03 AM, _The Doctor__ said:

I think kyle is running the upgraded processor without and frequency changes and all that other stuff

 

Yeah, I'm running a 1.79 Mhz 65C802 in my Incognito.

 

Edit: Time Pilot 16 works, but has some small graphic glitches and is slow.

Can you measure the CPU speed and act accordingly?

 

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