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Anyone want to convert WarGames 8-bit to 5200???

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I have the files for this Coleco-made port of this game for the Atari 8-bit computers, and would love to see a 5200 port for all of US to enjoy, I have the VHS movie (I saw the film first in 1984 on HBO when I was 18 and fresh out of high school) and have also played the old ColecoVision version of it then and was stoked when looking at the WarGames (movie) Wiki page to find out that an 8-bit port was made, so I downloaded both the .xex and .atr files to see if anyone can spin this, so if @playsoft. @TIX @Wrathchild or anyone else wants to take this project on like what we saw for Yar's Strike, I have the files down below.

 

WarGames (1984)(Coleco)(US)[k-file].zip WarGames (1984)(Coleco)(US).zip

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Here's the game in action:

 

 

 

 

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On the A8 it seems to use pretty much all of the 48K RAM but the screen display is based on multiple Antic-4 fonts based at $4000 and so code and data would certainly need relocating so not a straightforward port but I would think do-able.

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Thanks. Too good of a game to let not be for (at least) Atarimax SD multicart owners to have for the 5200, some of the 8-bit keyboard controls utilized can be assigned to the 5200 controller's onboard keypad (1-8 from what I see in the video of the gameplay).

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Having done a disassembly and looking at the heat-map produced within Altirra, I'd now conclude that a port probably wouldn't be possible without a lot of work, even if using the SRAM hybrid mode of the cart. :(

heatmap.txt a8_wg_src.zip

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ah i came in here thinking this was about Warlords.  Must read more carefully

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