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Atari 2600 - Pac Man 8k Homebrew

Old 02-10-18, 09:05 PM
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Atari 2600 - Pac Man 8k Homebrew

Too bad Atari didn't release this instead of the monstrosity that they did release. Perhaps there wouldn't have been a video game crash.

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Old 02-10-18, 09:28 PM
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Re: Atari 2600 - Pac Man 8k Homebrew

Naw, it's a big improvement but the crash was going to happen any way you look at it.

Unfortunately, there would have been massive cart limitations back in '82 which is why we got the flicker fest we did. The 4K and 8K releases are a big improvement over that monstrosity.
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Re: Atari 2600 - Pac Man 8k Homebrew

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Naw, it's a big improvement but the crash was going to happen any way you look at it.

Unfortunately, there would have been massive cart limitations back in '82 which is why we got the flicker fest we did. The 4K and 8K releases are a big improvement over that monstrosity.

The official release from 1982 was also 4K. The whole reason the guy did the 4K homebrew was to show what was possible with just 4K.

The guy who did the 8K version is letting people download it for free. This is the most recent version that I could find:

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/229...5#entry3651813

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Old 02-11-18, 04:34 PM
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Re: Atari 2600 - Pac Man 8k Homebrew

Oh, 8k as in kilobytes, not pixel resolution.
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Re: Atari 2600 - Pac Man 8k Homebrew

They should have held off on the release until they had a few more decades' worth of Atari programming experience and knowledge.
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Re: Atari 2600 - Pac Man 8k Homebrew

Originally Posted by drexl View Post
oh, 8k as in kilobytes, not pixel resolution.
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