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Dragon's Cache - Vs. Puzzle Drop Game - Now Available for Purchase!!!

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54 minutes ago, Revontuli said:

If anyone can check to make sure the score saving still works on the SaveKey/AtariVox/etc. I would be grateful.  It *should* be fine, but I've made some silly mistakes with small fixes in the past.  The carts are being assembled, and I *hope* this ROM image (or one in the next day or two) will be the final build to "print."

Uploaded to the MCP DevCart, then AtariVox+ plugged into second port.  Played a quick bunch of games : 4 Gems (Default), 5 Gems, and 6 Gems.  Some with Retry, others with Title after entering high score; some others with powering off and powering back on the console.

 

All scores new and old retained and experienced no freezing at anytime at end of game, entry of high score, or navigation through menus at any juncture.  Appears rock solid.

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Just now, Trebor said:

Uploaded to the MCP DevCart, then AtariVox+ plugged into second port.  Played a quick bunch of games : 4 Gems (Default), 5 Gems, and 6 Gems.  Some with Retry, others with Title after entering high score; some others with powering off and powering back on the console.

 

All scores new and old retained and experienced no freezing at anytime at end of game, entry of high score, or navigation through menus at any juncture.  Appears rock solid.

Awesome - thank you for testing on short notice!!!  One can never be too careful, even with small fixes!

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I just played 6 games in a row on my Concerto with no lockups or freezes after any game. Each time I was able to go to the High Score table, enter my initials and then continue back to retry or the title screen as expected. Looks excellent on my end. Thanks!

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5 minutes ago, Revontuli said:

Awesome - thank you for testing on short notice!!!  One can never be too careful, even with small fixes!

Already have mine on preorder...

 

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...so thank *you* for being extra thorough ensure the cart works fine ;)

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On 2/3/2021 at 11:44 AM, Revontuli said:

Yes - not with the Concerto itself, but hardware like the AtariVox and the SaveKey can save your scores and will load them back into the game when you power on the 7800 later.  

 

Ah okay, interesting. Does anybody know, if there is a A7800 software-emulator, that can emulate something like that savekey?

 

Would be cool, then this would also work in the emulator. Okay, users could make a savestate when they had a highscore and later reload this, but that's not as good, as having the highscores directly saved and later automatically loaded in again.

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40 minutes ago, AW127 said:

 

Ah okay, interesting. Does anybody know, if there is a A7800 software-emulator, that can emulate something like that savekey?

 

Would be cool, then this would also work in the emulator. Okay, users could make a savestate when they had a highscore and later reload this, but that's not as good, as having the highscores directly saved and later automatically loaded in again.

The A7800 emulator supports the HSC cart. 

For 7800basic games, if SaveKey saving is enabling, so is HSC. 

It can be utilized via Command Line as follows:

a7800 a7800 -cart1 hiscore -cart2 myfilename.a78

Or selected through the GUI:

 

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On 2/7/2021 at 5:04 AM, Trebor said:

The A7800 emulator supports the HSC cart. 

For 7800basic games, if SaveKey saving is enabling, so is HSC. 

 

Thanks, i will have a closer look at this emulator now.

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Ugh, I had planned on adding this to my cart with the order I just placed, but somehow missed it...  I'll catch you next time...  Hopefully Arkanoid and Wizard's Dungeon will be out soon too.  That would make for a great set of 3 carts to order!  🙂

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Had a thought today while playing around with my hardware Atari systems and emulators...  Dragon's Cache really plays nice on keyboard controls in emulated 7800.  I bet it'd play real nice if ported to the 8-bit computer side with keyboard support...  I'm sure it's a non-trivial exercise of course, but just throwing that out there.  :)

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I now have the labels for all the new games and I'm furiously building, testing and labeling as fast as I can!  Just finished the Dragon's Cache carts and they look great!  Love the artwork @Cabbage created!!  :)

 

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30 minutes ago, Albert said:

I now have the labels for all the new games and I'm furiously building, testing and labeling as fast as I can!  Just finished the Dragon's Cache carts and they look great!  Love the artwork @Cabbage created!!  :)

 

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Now I'm really kicking myself for failing to add that to my cart.  Beautiful labels!  Next order for sure!  :)

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On 4/3/2021 at 7:20 PM, nadir said:

Had a thought today while playing around with my hardware Atari systems and emulators...  Dragon's Cache really plays nice on keyboard controls in emulated 7800.  I bet it'd play real nice if ported to the 8-bit computer side with keyboard support...  I'm sure it's a non-trivial exercise of course, but just throwing that out there.  :)

Would also be cool to play on the never released, Atari-produced keyboard for the 7800!

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OK, I was going through the 7800 games in the store and I'm not seeing Dragon's Cache in the list.  I can get to it from the new games link, but I don't see it listed under 7800.  Am I losing my mind?  A bug in the store?

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That's weird. I didn't see it in the 7800 games list, either, but it can be found via a search. I wonder if any others are missing? 

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16 hours ago, nadir said:

OK, I was going through the 7800 games in the store and I'm not seeing Dragon's Cache in the list.  I can get to it from the new games link, but I don't see it listed under 7800.  Am I losing my mind?  A bug in the store?

You're right, I made a mistake when assigning the primary category for the game when I added it to the store.  I just fixed this, so it's now listed in the 7800 -> Games category.  Thanks for pointing this out!

 

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