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#1 LidLikesIntellivision OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 6:45 AM

 

2018 - Homebrew Tournament

STAR CASTLE ARCADE

 

 

Game variation: Game 1 B/B

Round ends: August, 31th.

Tournament's rules are here.

You can donwload the game here.

P.S.: I belive this is the latest rom version available, I got it from Thomas' blog https://atariage.com...e-developments/


Edited by LidLikesIntellivision, Wed Aug 1, 2018 7:07 AM.


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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 11:57 AM

So I have the 'Star Castle Homebrew.bin' rom on my Harmony, and it is DIFFICULT out of the box, 3 drones that chase you incessantly, not nearly as gentle as the video, whats the correct rom?  Tried the linked rom but obviously for stella, crashed:)  Thanks guys.


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#3 LidLikesIntellivision OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 12:49 PM

I linked to the 165 rom version. As I understand from Thomas talk with stephena, that's the final version and so should be equal to the cartridge version.
The video footage comes from Atariage store and is an older version of the game.
Unfortunately I don't have the cartridge to compare with the 165 rom version. But I believe they're the same.

I'm playing star castle with Stella version 5.

So I have the 'Star Castle Homebrew.bin' rom on my Harmony, and it is DIFFICULT out of the box, 3 drones that chase you incessantly, not nearly as gentle as the video, whats the correct rom?  Tried the linked rom but obviously for stella, crashed:)  Thanks guys.



#4 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 12:58 PM

I have just added the final version 165 for the Harmony cart to my blog entry (after downloading, remove ".bin" suffix).



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 1:00 PM

So I have the 'Star Castle Homebrew.bin' rom on my Harmony, and it is DIFFICULT out of the box, 3 drones that chase you incessantly, not nearly as gentle as the video, whats the correct rom?  Tried the linked rom but obviously for stella, crashed:)  Thanks guys.

 

Two possibilities:

  1. You are playing the "other" Star Castle. :)
  2. Check your difficulty switches, both should be B.

Better download the ROM from my blog (see post above).



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 1:27 PM

So I have the 'Star Castle Homebrew.bin' rom on my Harmony, and it is DIFFICULT out of the box, 3 drones that chase you incessantly, not nearly as gentle as the video, whats the correct rom?  Tried the linked rom but obviously for stella, crashed:)  Thanks guys.

 

 

Two possibilities:

  1. You are playing the "other" Star Castle. :)
  2. Check your difficulty switches, both should be B.

Better download the ROM from my blog (see post above).

simple way to check if your playing thomas/AA version or scott williams version, on start up if comes up with Atari Age logo your playing the AA version if it doesn't then your playing scott's version.
I have to d/l the final harmony version.



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 3:32 PM

LidLikesIntellivision 12,800

Arthur 2,660

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#8 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 3:35 PM

Strategy tip: Kill each castle as fast as possible.

 

You can gain points by just shooting ring segments, but the game speed increases with your score. And for each killed castle, you get one extra life. So trying to kill the castle with as few segments removed as possible is the most efficient way.



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:26 PM

I have just added the final version 165 for the Harmony cart to my blog entry (after downloading, remove ".bin" suffix).

remove ".bin" or ".cu"?

 

Thank you Thomas and Dan!


Edited by retrogoober, Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:29 PM.


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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:32 PM

remove ".bin" or ".cu"?

 

Thank you Thomas and Dan!

To use in your harmony cart, download the Star Castle Arcade (165, Harmony).cu.bin file and then rename it to remove the ".bin" ending.



#11 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 8:32 AM

I think I should participate. :)

 

12200

 

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 11:38 AM

Finally passed Castle 6!

 

16,350

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 1:08 PM

I think I should participate. icon_smile.gif

 

12200

 

It's an honour to have you with us. icon_thumbsup.gif



#14 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2018 2:24 AM

Thanks! I doubt I can compete with you, but I will try and at least aim for the 2nd spot of this month's competition. :)

 

Another strategy tip: Watch on YouTube how the experts play the arcade version.



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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2018 7:46 AM

21,830

And Castle 9!

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#16 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2018 9:17 AM

Another strategy tip: Watch on YouTube how the experts play the arcade version.

Here is one example showing the bouncing tactics:

 

And this guy is insane:



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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2018 9:18 AM

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And Castle 9!

That's really impressive. :thumbsup:



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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2018 9:30 AM

Jeez, i totally suck at this game! :D

 

7,850

 

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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2018 3:24 PM

I just watched ZeroPage Homebrew show in youtube and the cartridge had a score table showing JTZ with 32,768 in first place! icon_surprised.gif

JeTZt, my goal is to beat this score. icon_wink.gif 



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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2018 3:53 PM

Nah, CDW is in first place. :)

 

https://youtu.be/mcHmlR_9njs?t=4317

 

And of course you have noticed that all these scores have a meaning.


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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2018 5:32 AM

Small improvement: 15,340

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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2018 5:51 AM

22,880

 

A little better.

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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2018 10:49 AM

Star Castle Arcade  7540

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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2018 3:44 PM

BRILLIANT game and programming, a technical marvel, but HARD:)  And thats fun:)

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Posted Thu Aug 9, 2018 12:56 AM

my entry 11,530 to level 7....

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