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Bosconian ultimate for Atari 5200

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This is awesome.  Thank you for sharing!  Are there any plans for physical, or will this remain as a ROM?

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My business partner and I have a pair of AtariMax carts on order (to help us test the controllers we're building, of course! 😛 ). Can't wait for Steve to get them put together and sent out for us! :) 

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8 hours ago, shanti77 said:

This is conversion Bosconian  for atari 5200 with latest patches. It use 4 of 32K banks of memory. In this version, to get the right speed,
sfx is played from the table instead of the RMT.  THX playsoft for help. 

bosconian.bin 512 kB · 12 downloads bosconiaAtarimax.bin 128 kB · 14 downloads

Are into converting titles to the 5200?

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8 hours ago, shanti77 said:

This is conversion Bosconian  for atari 5200 with latest patches. It use 4 of 32K banks of memory. In this version, to get the right speed,
sfx is played from the table instead of the RMT.  THX playsoft for help. 

bosconian.bin 512 kB · 12 downloads bosconiaAtarimax.bin 128 kB · 14 downloads

I see the bins are both 512kB and 128kB.

 

Is it technically possible to put these on 5200 cartridges?

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10 hours ago, Giles N said:

I see the bins are both 512kB and 128kB.

 

Is it technically possible to put these on 5200 cartridges?

Yes. By using bank-switching. These will not work with emulators though. You have to either build a special cartridge or us the Atarimax SD cart.

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Some information about game:

- in game press PAUSE to pause game, than START resume game and RESET go to tittle.

- hold joystick UP when start the game , game start from last round(continue)

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59 minutes ago, shanti77 said:

@Allan Altirra can play 512k image.

Also @Allan I can confirm that the 512k default .bin image will play just fine in Altirra 3.10 as that was how I played it last night.

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20 hours ago, shanti77 said:

This is conversion Bosconian  for atari 5200 with latest patches. It use 4 of 32K banks of memory. In this version, to get the right speed,
sfx is played from the table instead of the RMT.  THX playsoft for help. 

bosconian.bin 512 kB · 23 downloads bosconiaAtarimax.bin 128 kB · 28 downloads

Have you ported this from another Atari, or made a version yourself by programming etc?

 

Would be nice to see Cart-versions available.

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Gave this a try this morning.  Unfortunately for me, I can't move to the right with my Joystick.  I tested it on other games and they work ok.

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@Giles N I make Bosconian to Atari XL/XE and then I make conversion to A5200 :)

Atari XL/XE   and A5200 is almost the same hardware.

 

@mmervine I haven't A5200 , I have only A65xe and Altirra. In game can be some bugs. I try fix that bugs.

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Is anyone else having this issue? I have 4 x original 5200 controllers and the game works correctly with them all.

 

Mark, I remember writing a controller test program, searched for it and found it here in post #19. You were also having the same problem with that game!

 

 

I don't know if you ever ran the test program, but could you please try it and see what values you get (I've attached it again).

 

Run the program and hold the joystick right, the first hexadecimal value is the horizontal POT and should give a value like E4. The game needs to see a value of A4 or greater in order to move right.

 

cal.bin

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This sounds great. I need to move the Atarimax cart higher up my priority list. I'd love to see how this plays on the 5200.

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Paul: just tested...

 

Joystick Left 04

Joystick Right 98

Joystick up 05

Joystick down AE

Centre 5D 45

 

my joystick is a Best Electronics Gold

 

 

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Mark, that explains why it's not going right (98 < A4). From the Caverns of Mars 3 topic, Ken used the same thresholds in Beef Drop so you shouldn't be able to go right in that either.

 

Ideally you should get 00 for left/up, 72 for centre and E4 for right/down. Not many old controllers will be perfect, but your values are a fair bit out. I think you might need to adjust the POT inside your 5200 console to calibrate the controllers - have you ever done that before?

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22 minutes ago, playsoft said:

Mark, that explains why it's not going right (98 < A4). From the Caverns of Mars 3 topic, Ken used the same thresholds in Beef Drop so you shouldn't be able to go right in that either.

 

Ideally you should get 00 for left/up, 72 for centre and E4 for right/down. Not many old controllers will be perfect, but your values are a fair bit out. I think you might need to adjust the POT inside your 5200 console to calibrate the controllers - have you ever done that before?

Paul-no, I have never tried adjusting the POT

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17 minutes ago, mmervine said:

Paul-no, I have never tried adjusting the POT

You should try Popeye, Kangaroo and Bounty Bob if you have it to see if you have controlling issues in those games as well.

 

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Paul-ok, thanks to your calibration program, I took the cover off my 5200 and adjusted the POT.  I am now able to move in all four directions in Bosconian.  Thanks for the help!

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