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TrekMD

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    TrekMD reacted to atarilbc in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    I think that this is all I have in me: 6,113. I might try again next weekend.
     

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    TrekMD got a reaction from atarilbc in Games for Atari: 1977 to 1995 Kickstarter   
    Figured I'd share this here.  This is a project by Marc Oberhäuser that I believe deserves attention. Here is the link to the campaign:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/993169463/games-for-atari-1977-to-1995
     

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    TrekMD reacted to RickR in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    Space Invaders was the bomb.  Like Asteroids, Missile Command, and others...it was close enough to the arcade version to be awesome.
     
    Pac Man was not.  Yes, we all bought it and played it.  But it was embarrassing to show to friends.  ESPECIALLY those who had KC Munchkin.  We'd been ragging on their terrible Odyssey 2 for ages...and there they were showing us up with their illegal bad-boy game that kicked the pellets on our round pizza-based hero.
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    TrekMD reacted to Starbuck66 in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    Can't argue with your points, but "enjoy" might be too strong of a word... maybe "endure"? :-)
     
    Also can't argue with the participation and discussion with this title either; this is one of the more lively high score threads I've seen. Even if a lot of us are giving the game crap, it's not stopping people from participating.
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    TrekMD reacted to btbfilms76 in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    Yeah we can play a perfect version of Pac Man today, we can say all the things that are wrong with it, but remember this and Space Invaders cemented Atari in video game history. You could play Pac Man on the 2600 or KC Munchkin... All the big Arcade titles were on the 2600 first. Just sit back and enjoy the ride, and go get a t-shirt.

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    TrekMD reacted to GervGirl in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    My first time joining finally!!! Yay! My first and second try. With my old joystick that still sticks at times lol Playing old school. I was reminded very quickly of the cramping in the hand playing this. I remember as a kid I use to think if I just played it all the time I would build up the muscles in my hand and it would eventually not hurt when I played. Yeah that never happened. Lol


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    TrekMD reacted to RickR in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    Yes, that Nukey Shay version is incredible.  Just goes to prove that with more effort and QA from Atari, they could have done something much more accurate and memorable.  Huge thumbs up to Nukey Shay for this version.  And thank you guys for mentioning it. 
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    I just posted the binary in my post above with the picture of that version. 
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    TrekMD got a reaction from atarilbc in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    I just posted the binary in my post above with the picture of that version. 
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    TrekMD reacted to GRay Defender in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    Here's my attempt.  BTW have you guys tried Nukey Shays Pac-Man 8K?
     

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    TrekMD reacted to kamakazi20012 in What's up, Atari peeps?   
    Yo! Welcome to Atari I/O! You can not go wrong here. Lots of fun things going on here. I agree with RickR...check the trading and for sale posts. Some of the games and systems up for grabs are going at "low low prices!!" OK...maybe I made that last part up but much cheaper than any other place on the internet. That includes physical businesses as well. And all of these members are very trustworthy
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    TrekMD reacted to kamakazi20012 in Atari 2700 found in a thrift store!   
    My holy grail system would have to be the Atari System X. Similar to the 2700 only about a dozen were made. Unlike the 2700 the System X did get showed off and went into production as the 5200 we all know, love it or hate it. But the System X was only publicly displayed once originally at an expo showcasing Atari's newest upcoming gaming platform. It was the only day that all of the System X consoles were used publicly and may have been made only for the expo. I am obsessed with the 5200 and my passion for this system knows absolutely no boundaries. To have that System X here in my possession would keep me so happy that I wouldn't want any more consoles. I would do my best to have it cosmetically restored back to a brand new showroom shine and I would use it once in a while. There is no way I would let it sit for very long without playing a game on it. It would be the upfront centerpiece in my game room.
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    TrekMD got a reaction from pizzabear in What's up, Atari peeps?   
    Welcome aboard!
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    You mean, something like this?  The version created by Nukey Shay?  Much better and far more acceptable as Pac-Man despite it not having the same maze.  It does have enough of the arcade elements to make it far more acceptable. This one even has the intermissions as it is 8K. 
     

     
    I've attached the binary here for anyone who may want to try it.
    Pac Man Atari 8K.bin
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    Just played another round. A bit of an improvement over my previous score.
     

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    TrekMD reacted to pizzabear in What's up, Atari peeps?   
    I used to frequent this forum a bit about a year or so ago, but I set aside collecting games, by and large, for the better part of a year and am now getting back into it. (Don't worry. I didn't sell any of my stuff; I just spent money on my other collecting pursuits for a while--Star Wars stuff and movies.) 
     
    I collect for a whole bunch of classic and more modern consoles. On the Atari front, I currently have the Atari 2600 (Sears Tele-Games and Atari Junior models), a 5200, a modded 7800, and the XEGS for 8-bit shenanigans. I'd like to go for the full set of 7800 games, but I'm also balancing for other systems, so it's slow going. I'm not in a rush. The Atari bug has hit me hard lately, so I've been mainly beefing up my 2600 library recently. 
     
    Anyway, I don't mean to blather. This community is rad, and I want to be an active part of it. So color me excited. I'd like to get more into the other classic systems from the 70s/80s, too, specifically the Intellivision and ColecoVision, both of which I know relatively little about (enough to get started, at least). Looking forward to learning more. I have one lonely Intellivision game and nothing for the ColecoVision (no systems, either!). 
     
    K, that's probably enough for now. 
     
    Thanks for having me!
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    TrekMD got a reaction from greenween in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    Just played another round. A bit of an improvement over my previous score.
     

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    TrekMD got a reaction from RickR in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    Just played another round. A bit of an improvement over my previous score.
     

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    TrekMD got a reaction from Arenafoot in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    You mean, something like this?  The version created by Nukey Shay?  Much better and far more acceptable as Pac-Man despite it not having the same maze.  It does have enough of the arcade elements to make it far more acceptable. This one even has the intermissions as it is 8K. 
     

     
    I've attached the binary here for anyone who may want to try it.
    Pac Man Atari 8K.bin
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    TrekMD reacted to Starbuck66 in Thrift Store Finds   
    I actually have to revise this statement now... got ST I-VI on Blu Ray for 15 bucks yesterday!
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    TrekMD got a reaction from atarilbc in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    You mean, something like this?  The version created by Nukey Shay?  Much better and far more acceptable as Pac-Man despite it not having the same maze.  It does have enough of the arcade elements to make it far more acceptable. This one even has the intermissions as it is 8K. 
     

     
    I've attached the binary here for anyone who may want to try it.
    Pac Man Atari 8K.bin
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Starbuck66 in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    Well, I see this version of Pac-Man as more of a clone than real Pac-Man.  I much prefer to play one of the newer versions of the game for the 2600 like the one made by Dintar.
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    TrekMD got a reaction from greenween in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    You mean, something like this?  The version created by Nukey Shay?  Much better and far more acceptable as Pac-Man despite it not having the same maze.  It does have enough of the arcade elements to make it far more acceptable. This one even has the intermissions as it is 8K. 
     

     
    I've attached the binary here for anyone who may want to try it.
    Pac Man Atari 8K.bin
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Starbuck66 in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    You mean, something like this?  The version created by Nukey Shay?  Much better and far more acceptable as Pac-Man despite it not having the same maze.  It does have enough of the arcade elements to make it far more acceptable. This one even has the intermissions as it is 8K. 
     

     
    I've attached the binary here for anyone who may want to try it.
    Pac Man Atari 8K.bin
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    TrekMD reacted to RickR in Squad Challenge - Pac-Man (Atari 2600)   
    You all have made some great points about this game:
    The sounds are terrible.  Nothing here sounds like real Pac Man.  The "Boo Bee Boo Bee" start noise is off key and just wrong.  Turning the sound down and putting on Slayer works better. The collision detection is off.  LOTS of cheap deaths.  It removes the "seat of the pants" close calls from the arcade version. Controls aren't very good.  The higher level you go, the worse the controls seem to get.  Brilliant comment on calling this a "Pac Man Clone".  That's exactly what it is.  Like Munch Man or Cosmic Cruncher....close, but not too close to real Pac Man. The frustrating part for me is that they could have made it so much better with just a little effort:
    Use a black background and blue maze. Use a cherry instead of the vitamin.  Even if the fruit doesn't change...a cherry would have been better. At least TRY to get the sounds close.
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