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Tempest Elite coming soon to Atari 8-bit


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#21 Paul

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 12:00 AM

That 7800 programmer would be Bob Decrendeso on AA.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:08 PM

Hello, all,

 

Been a long time. Sorry about the hiatus. I am one of the beta testers for V61 and Tempest Elite, listed in the end credits as Artisan21. It is a spot-on game that will live up to players' expectations. We have tested various controllers, as it will have multiple controller support. So far, the best controllers that I have tested are the joystick, the European joypad, and the driving controller, with the driving controller being the best. You guys will love to play this game. It will be great. Thanks for letting me share that tidbit of information. :D


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:08 PM

That looks fantastic Peter. You should be really proud of the work you're doing, thank you for being part of our community and sharing this with us  :atari_2600_joystick:



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:20 PM

Hello, all,

 

Been a long time. Sorry about the hiatus. I am one of the beta testers for V61 and Tempest Elite, listed in the end credits as Artisan21. It is a spot-on game that will live up to players' expectations. We have tested various controllers, as it will have multiple controller support. So far, the best controllers that I have tested are the joystick, the European joypad, and the driving controller, with the driving controller being the best. You guys will love to play this game. It will be great. Thanks for letting me share that tidbit of information. :D

 

 got to level seven today, even made it to the bonus round. my hands are still to slow yet to beat the bonus round. i am using the euro 7800 pad.


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#25 correagonzalez

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

Please keep us updated on the actual release of this game, will definitely purchase this, thanks.
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:13 PM

This is a game we have been working on for almost 5 years. Tempest Elite runs on a standard 64K Atari computer and has the ability to detect VBXE and Stereo Pokey. When detected it loads the subroutines (drivers) to take advantage of the upgraded hardware in 320x192 256 color mode. If not detected it will run with original Atari 8-bit Antic GTIA player/missile graphics in 160x192 4 color mode.

 

 

i got to level eight today, including the bonus round, lost that round again! over 400,000 points though, not bad.

 

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:29 PM

i got to level eight today, including the bonus round, lost that round again! over 400,000 points though, not bad.

 

lance

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got to level nine now, artisan21 got to level 20.

 

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 02:31 PM

Hey everyone, it is Tempest Elite is now available.

 

http://members.tcq.n...mpestelite.html

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#29 Justin

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 02:34 PM

Fantastic work Peter, you and Lance really outdid yourselves. Tempest is one of my favorite games. This looks like one of the nicest 8-Bit incarnations of Tempest I've seen, I can't wait to play it. Thanks for making this happen  :atari_2600_joystick:


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#30 TrekMD

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 10:41 PM

This really does look great.  Will this work on the XEGS?


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:42 PM

This really does look great.  Will this work on the XEGS?

 

hi, yes it will. it will work on any stock 64k XL/XE atari 8-bit computer.

 

thanks for your interest.

 

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 04:58 PM

Hey everyone, it is Tempest Elite is now available.

 

http://members.tcq.n...mpestelite.html

 

Sent a email to order!  oh man I love tempest!  this will be awesome for my atari 8 bit and for a video on my Arcade USA channel!  (I bought your Venture for the 8bit some time back, its also incredible, one of my favorite versions of the game now!)


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:05 PM

hi, yes it will. it will work on any stock 64k XL/XE atari 8-bit computer.

 

thanks for your interest.

 

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Cool, then I need to check if my XEGS has the 64K required memory.  Thank you.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:54 PM

Cool, then I need to check if my XEGS has the 64K required memory.  Thank you.

 

the XEGS comes stock right out of the box with 64k. to make sure all of the ram is there in working condition, just run the memory test by holding down the option key, then turn on the computer, you will get the test screen options. pick the memory one.

 

here is a video of it:

 

 

 

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:45 PM

Thank you!  That is very helpful.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:51 PM

Wow great work guys! This looks amazing and I cant wait to play it!!
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:02 PM

Thank you for all the positive compliments. I am now waiting for some feed back from those that had played the game other than our own associates. We spent a lot of time beta testing and debugging this game.



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Posted 26 June 2017 - 07:14 PM

I just placed my order!  Looking forward to getting this!


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