Jump to content
Albert

Favorite Atari 8-bit Computer Homebrew Games?

Recommended Posts

And I add that Homesoft continually updates and improves files to remove loading glitches.

 

Homesoft is an excellent source. You'll find conversions there that you won't find anywhere else; and he's

removed all those "Homesoft" intro screens that he was using before.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For example, Fandal is invaluable because it has real name of demos programmers, Atarimania has many screenshots and other infos you can search in advanced search...

As written by Paul, many of mentioned sources are useful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also love ALL of the great sites that are mentioned in this thread for download sources. Each has it's unique angle and benefit, and they all enhance the Atari experience.

 

That said, I do also want mention a great trick you can do on the Homesoft site if you are wanting to quickly load up a flash-based cartridge in a structured way (or to just download a very clean and up to date list of XEX files) in one whack.

 

 

You can select the "A-Z" link to get the full list of individual games sorted by name, or just go here... http://www.mushca.com/f/atari/index.php?idx=0

 

...and then hit "Download all" to download every single XEX file.

 

It will all be in a giant zip file already organized into alphabetical folders. Perfect to just copy directly over to your flash cart of choice.

 

 

I already mentioned that in this other thread here too...which has a lot of other good information relevant to this discussion topic as well...

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/284454-dont-forget-to-keep-your-homesoft-up-to-date/?do=findComment&comment=4144808

 

 

As for favorite Homebrews, I don't know where to start!! In fact, even from this current thread, I've seen new recommendations I wasn't even aware of... yet at the same time MOST of my favorite "go to" homebrews haven't even been mentioned here yet. Which again, is just a testament as to how fortunate we are to have so many talented contributors. And it means I have some "new to me" stuff to go try out too. :)

 

-Eric

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Homesoft is an excellent source. You'll find conversions there that you won't find anywhere else; and he's

removed all those "Homesoft" intro screens that he was using before.

 

And the binary load files are also flawless in terms of internal structure.

I have to update my D2BFC tool to allow checking files larger than 1 MB.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you now listing all known recent homebrew games for Albert's sake, or still pointing out your favourites? If the latter, the Atari 8-bit scene has never been stronger than now, when nearly every new game is a smash hit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did anyone mention three of Phaeron's 2600 conversions?

 

Adventure

Stampede

&

David's Midnight Magic ( was this done by him? )

 

I need to sift through this page and update my new homebrew set.  It's been a while since I combed through it.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Albert I haven't seen any additional A8 titles added to the AA Store after your 2019 dive into the latest and greatest A8 homebrews. Now a year later, this begs the question...why not? 😛

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, sixersfan105 said:

@Albert I haven't seen any additional A8 titles added to the AA Store after your 2019 dive into the latest and greatest A8 homebrews. Now a year later, this begs the question...why not? 😛

I need a good supply of Atari 8-bit cartridge shells before I can really embark on this quest. 

 

 ..Al

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, Albert said:

I need a good supply of Atari 8-bit cartridge shells before I can really embark on this quest. 

 

 ..Al

I see...wish I could help you there but I cannot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/31/2020 at 6:17 PM, Albert said:

I need a good supply of Atari 8-bit cartridge shells before I can really embark on this quest. 

 

 ..Al

Al, are you aware of @Sikor's cart shell project? Assume so, but dropping a note here just in case you missed it. You can purchase carts here. He expects them to be available next week. Exciting!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've probably left some out, but my favourites as far as playability not technical merit:

 

Ridiculous Reality

RGB

Marbled

Yoomp!

Scramble

Bosconian

Time Pilot

Space Harrier

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Wrathchild said:

Does Xagon count?

Is D. Pentecost the Harper Lee of the Atari world and thought "Well I'm not going to better that!" :D 

That was probably my single favourite BBS score from BITD.  Played the hell out of that game.  Now I think of it, that's the game that made me think the 130XE was so much more advanced than my 48kB 400, because the new OS could do Graphics 15 from BASIC.  No more blockiness of Graphics 7, we now had the power.  LOL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...