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Hi lo. Would someone with real equipment like to playtest something for me? My Ataris are at the bottom of the keep the wife or keep the Atari closet.
 
Run the Frogger03.xex.
 
Let me know if the Title and Game displays are stable on real hardware, and no goofy flickering or dancing DLIs. It seems to be working OK on Atari800 and Altirra emulators.
 
The game is only set for one life to make it faster to trigger the game over display.
Yes, I know the graphic on the Game Over display is incomplete. Yes, the sound is very lame.
 
Thanks.
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130XE MIO, AVG, avg cart xex loader and side loader all worked fine

No flickering mess, far border area shows on some displays... all appears normal

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800XL PAL with U1MB (64KB and 320KB) and double Pokey.

Loaded from SIO2PC-USB or AVG Cart.

No problems at all.

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11 hours ago, kenjennings said:
Hi lo. Would someone with real equipment like to playtest something for me? My Ataris are at the bottom of the keep the wife or keep the Atari closet.
 
Run the Frogger03.xex.
 
Let me know if the Title and Game displays are stable on real hardware, and no goofy flickering or dancing DLIs. It seems to be working OK on Atari800 and Altirra emulators.
 
The game is only set for one life to make it faster to trigger the game over display.
Yes, I know the graphic on the Game Over display is incomplete. Yes, the sound is very lame.
 
Thanks.

 

WOW!!!

 

What a f-great little piece of work!!! 

 

I looked at it yesterday night, and then did a little research on the original title... Boy! Your current version renders the original CBM title a joke!

 

What a GREAT use of color, sprites and animation you made, here! Looks REALLY nice on NTSC! Overall, your color scheme of choice explodes with vibrancy and vividness on my end, in a way that cannot be faithfully captured with my iPad camera / color-space. The samples below look BAD compared to how GOOD they really looked to the naked eye.

 

 KUDOS, and BRING IT ON !!!

 

 

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18 hours ago, Philsan said:

800XL PAL with U1MB (64KB and 320KB) and double Pokey.

Loaded from SIO2PC-USB or AVG Cart.

No problems at all.

 

 

 

 

THANKS!

 

Weeeell.  Learned something new...   Between Altirra, Atari800, and PAL equipment out of the five possible blues looks like there's only two that do appear as blue for everyone.  huh.   Shame.  I was rather attached to Aqua.

 

 

Also, I forgot I was using artifact colors to make green labels for the score lines.   (Residue left over from Version 2 of the game based on ANTIC text mode 2.)   Now that I think about it the way I set up the characters I should be using ANTIC text mode 4 for those lines, too, and get the color result I was looking for.   (Derp.  Head slap.)

 

THANKS AGAIN!

 

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11 hours ago, Faicuai said:

 

WOW!!!

 

What a f-great little piece of work!!! 

 

I looked at it yesterday night, and then did a little research on the original title... Boy! Your current version renders the original CBM title a joke!

 

What a GREAT use of color, sprites and animation you made, here! Looks REALLY nice on NTSC! Overall, your color scheme of choice explodes with vibrancy and vividness on my end, in a way that cannot be faithfully captured with my iPad camera / color-space. The samples below look BAD compared to how GOOD they really looked to the naked eye.

 

 KUDOS, and BRING IT ON !!!

 

You're far too generous with your praise.   Thanks.   

 

There is only one lousy sprite in the game.

 

I don't think it will get much better than it is right now in the sound department.  I'm not much for programming audio.

 

 

The original game was written in 1983 for the CBM Pet  by someone in high school with not a lot of programming experience and he did an altogether stand up job on it considering the limitations. 

 

 

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