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Champ Games - RobotWar: 2684 (aka Robotron:2084), 2600

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28 minutes ago, PacManPlus said:

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...so I was speaking with Eugene Jarvis

You win the internet today just by starting your post off with that. Mic drop. Peace out. Etc. ;) 

28 minutes ago, PacManPlus said:

So I pointed him to a youtube video of it being played, and this thread.  His exact quote was "Champ games 2600 Robotron is incredible.  Phenomenal version.  Hard to imagine how the 2600 could be this good!"

 

So there you have it, straight from the man himself. :)  Awesome work John!

Fantastic! Can't get any better than that! :D 

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18 hours ago, PacManPlus said:

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...so I was speaking with Eugene Jarvis regarding my Defender port for the 7800, and I had mentioned to him that you ported this game to the 2600 (he's very familiar with the 2600).  The first words out of his mouth were 'NO FREAKIN' WAY!!!!"

 

So I pointed him to a youtube video of it being played, and this thread.  His exact quote was "Champ games 2600 Robotron is incredible.  Phenomenal version.  Hard to imagine how the 2600 could be this good!"

 

So there you have it, straight from the man himself. :)  Awesome work John!

Wow - thanks Bob!  This really made my day! :D  :thumbsup: 

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20 hours ago, Albert said:

That would have been a great quote to put on the back of the box. :D

 

 ..Al

Box variant? 😉

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Just now, sramirez2008 said:

Box variant? 😉

For the Deluxe Edition that includes an arcade-quality, dual-stick controller.  :)

 

 ..Al

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Here's an in-depth unboxing and review of RobotWar:2684 by AtariAge member @Gray Defender, or "Everything You Wanted to Know about RobotWar:2684, But Were Afraid to Ask".  :P 

 

 

 

Great job Glenn, it was very comprehensive, informative and fun to watch! :cool: :thumbsup:  

 

Thanks,

John

 

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4 hours ago, johnnywc said:

Great job Glenn, it was very comprehensive, informative and fun to watch!

Thank you, I appreciate it, and Albert for allowing me to get my copy a wee bit early! :)

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Thanks for making the game available for purchase! It works great on the Encore! It is incompatible with the old Harmony? I couldn't get it working right on that. 

 

Found this on the website:

*There has been reports of incompatibility due to a bug with older Harmony and Harmony Encore carts.  Please ensure that the RobotWar:2684 demo works on your Harmony cart before purchasing the full ROM.

 

That explains things. Encore is newer, but the regular Harmony is an older one. Good thing I tried the demo on the Encore first. Odd thing is that most of the other CDFJ games work fine on it.  

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9 hours ago, BrianC said:

Thanks for making the game available for purchase!

You're welcome!  

9 hours ago, BrianC said:

It works great on the Encore! It is incompatible with the old Harmony? I couldn't get it working right on that. 

 

Found this on the website:

*There has been reports of incompatibility due to a bug with older Harmony and Harmony Encore carts.  Please ensure that the RobotWar:2684 demo works on your Harmony cart before purchasing the full ROM.

 

That explains things. Encore is newer, but the regular Harmony is an older one. Good thing I tried the demo on the Encore first. Odd thing is that most of the other CDFJ games work fine on it.  

The reason RobotWar doesn't work on older Harmony carts (it should work on newer ones) is because there is a bug in a feature (MAM to be specific, which is used for caching memory requests I'm pretty sure) that RobotWar needs enabled because of the # of enemies it has to process (without it enabled the screen would roll).  So it's not specific to all CDFJ games (ZK, WoW, Galagon, etc. do not use this feature).  Hope that helps!

 

 

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What are everyone's method of using two controllers with this game? I currently have have two CX40s taped to a bar stool lol but it's all I could think of for a temporary solution till I came up with something better. Wonder if you guys and gals could offer suggestions. I see a person on here makes 3D printed brackets, hmmm.

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1 hour ago, Prizrak said:

What are everyone's method of using two controllers with this game? I currently have have two CX40s taped to a bar stool lol but it's all I could think of for a temporary solution till I came up with something better. Wonder if you guys and gals could offer suggestions. I see a person on here makes 3D printed brackets, hmmm.

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This is how I play (Edladdin Super Twin 78 and CX10/40 custom controller holder).

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16 hours ago, Prizrak said:

What are everyone's method of using two controllers with this game? I currently have have two CX40s taped to a bar stool lol but it's all I could think of for a temporary solution till I came up with something better. Wonder if you guys and gals could offer suggestions. I see a person on here makes 3D printed brackets, hmmm.
 

Hi there!

 

Cheapest solution for me was 2 Wico sticks, a piece of wood and a couple bungee cords: :D 

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2nd cheapest is the 3D printed holder and 2 CX-40's:

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If you like GamePads, RetroGameBoyz makes a cool RobotWar:2684-branded twin stick game pad:

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And finally, as @sramirez2008 pointed out, there is the twin-stick Super Twin 78 Edladdin controller for the ultimate arcade experience!

 

Of course, you can always play with auto-fire and 1 button for a real challenge!  My son and I played a co-op game with 1 joystick each, auto-fire and managed to get 2 million points. :cool: 

 

Have fun and thanks for the support!

 

John

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For me my two Quickshot II (with suction cups) is still the easiest and best way to play this game. ;)

 

 

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