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New game released: Jet Set Willy 2019

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What a surprise, thank you very much!

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Very cool! I like the mini diary as well... So did you meet M.Smith ?

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1 hour ago, rensoup said:

Very cool! I like the mini diary as well... So did you meet M.Smith ?

I did yea, I spoke with him for a few minutes after his talks. He's always been famously elusive so I never expected to get the chance to meet him in person. I was glad to hear he was such an Atari fan. Matthew is brilliantly eccentric and highly intelligent although life hasn't treated him as well as he deserved and by his own admission he also hasn't looked after himself well either over the years. One highlight meeting Matthew was him signing "I didn't get paid for this" on all the cassette covers that people had asked him to sign :)

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Manchester England England, Across the Atlantic Sea... Let the sunshine in...  ;-)

 

Jet Set Willy 1986: In my eyes this version is crap!  http://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=2122

 

Jet Set Willy 2007: This plays somewhat better...  http://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=5676

 

The Big House 1990: Reminds me of JSW, nice game... http://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=3227

 

Jet Set Willy 2019: Not played yet, so let's wait and see...  ;-)

 

Thanks for another conversion! Now someone could write a big review and compare the four A8 versions (or more, in case I missed one)...

 

 

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Great news! Would it be possible to have both music and sound effects at the same time by utilizing 2nd pokey, please? 

 

I can't play it right now since Altirra isn't working, no idea why yet. No PAL machine here either.

 

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It does the PAL test and shuts the door on NTSC... So without a PAL machine you aren't going to see much...

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7 minutes ago, _The Doctor__ said:

It does the PAL test and shuts the door on NTSC... So without a PAL machine you aren't going to see much...

?? Altirra can't emulate a PAL machine? 

 

Right now Altirra isn't working for any game so I need to reinstall. No problem.

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since you said you have no working Altira, and it's clear you don't have a real PAL machine up and running, you will encounter a screen informing you it's PAL and gives you the heave ho...

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Okay good to know.  Did I imply otherwise? No. For clarity I did NOT say I tried running the PAL vers on NTSC machine.

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just saving the world the trouble of giving NTSC a shot, you know what to expect, since I gave it the good ole try.

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1 hour ago, Sugarland said:

Great news! Would it be possible to have both music and sound effects at the same time by utilizing 2nd pokey, please? 

Ah nice idea, I would hope that would be a simple change.

 

Another idea could be the GTIA console speaker "fifth audio channel" for beeps and blips - but then you're back to heavy stealing of CPU cycles to drive that 1 bit audio like the spectrum, apple etc..

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Great!

 

Why not "The Final Frontier" 1985 version with extended rooms and 175 items to collect? :)

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As per others, brilliant job, its a superb conversion, sadly I find these games really tough these days but that's me and no fault of this marvelous conversion.

 

As for Matt, was he ever diagnosed with anything, he sounds like classic Aspergers.Usually brilliantly creative but with a skewed look at the world and often total no self care. 

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Matthew Smith was always one of those people i loved reading about (early issue of RetroGamer magazine looking at The Mega Tree recovered disks pointed out he was a huge A8 fan, something which took me by complete and utter surprise) but i never really took to his games.

 

 

I had JSW on the A8 and you've done the community a huge service with this. 

 

Fantastic work all round.

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Great work! Thanks.

Tiny note - could you address the second POKEY too with the same values as first one?

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