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RealSports Curling Release Thread

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Just built a RealSports Curling cart. The plan is to release the game at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo next month, assuming I can get the boxes, manuals and labels printed in time. Will hit the store in mid-November. :)

 

5200_RealSportsCurling_Cart.jpg

 

..Al

Very nice result. I know there was some anticipation in seeing what the label/box art would be. Very pleased with the results.

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Any chance of adapting this to the 2600?

 

Certainly not by me, but other people are welcome to try. The source code is available, but from my understanding of the 2600 hardware I doubt it would even be all that useful (a 7800 version might actually be able to reuse large chunks of the code).

 

Any conversion would need to be seriously scaled back, I would think. It took quite a lot of effort to get 16 rocks, the rings, and all the different lines on the screen and I can't even imagine how you would do that on a 2600. Then again, there's some pretty amazing 2600 wizardry going on these days so maybe it could be done in some form.

 

What I would really like to see is an Atari 8-bit computer conversion. This would be an ideal game for the paddle controllers.

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What I would really like to see is an Atari 8-bit computer conversion. This would be an ideal game for the paddle controllers.

That would be great! :D

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Why does it say "Box Upgrade-NO" when I put it in my cart?

 

That was a mistake for the store entry, the game includes the box for $45. I've fixed the store, please remove the game from your cart and add again and that should fix it.

 

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Certainly not by me, but other people are welcome to try. The source code is available, but from my understanding of the 2600 hardware I doubt it would even be all that useful (a 7800 version might actually be able to reuse large chunks of the code).

 

Any conversion would need to be seriously scaled back, I would think. It took quite a lot of effort to get 16 rocks, the rings, and all the different lines on the screen and I can't even imagine how you would do that on a 2600. Then again, there's some pretty amazing 2600 wizardry going on these days so maybe it could be done in some form.

 

What I would really like to see is an Atari 8-bit computer conversion. This would be an ideal game for the paddle controllers.

 

 

There are 5200 owners with *paddle* controllers. :)

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There are 5200 owners with *paddle* controllers. :)

...and they work probably work now, except you would need a simple adapter to trade the x and y axes. Swap two pins on the 5200 controller plug.

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Just stopping by this thread to say THANK YOU!!! I just received my cart from the store and it's AMAZING. I love curling and the 5200 both and am so happy to have this game. How about some Atari 5200 Pond Hockey next--I'm half-Canadian so this one is really getting me going! Thank you AverageSoftware (love the name) and Al!

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Just stopping by this thread to say THANK YOU!!! I just received my cart from the store and it's AMAZING. I love curling and the 5200 both and am so happy to have this game. How about some Atari 5200 Pond Hockey next--I'm half-Canadian so this one is really getting me going! Thank you AverageSoftware (love the name) and Al!

 

Awesome, glad to hear it arrived safely and that you're having fun with it! :)

 

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Just stopping by this thread to say THANK YOU!!! I just received my cart from the store and it's AMAZING. I love curling and the 5200 both and am so happy to have this game. How about some Atari 5200 Pond Hockey next--I'm half-Canadian so this one is really getting me going! Thank you AverageSoftware (love the name) and Al!

 

Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoy the game!

 

Be sure to try the 8 player mode if you have a 4-port 5200 and lots of like-minded friends!

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