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Retro Console Gaming => Homebrew Chat => Topic started by: rush6432 on June 08, 2014, 03:36:26 AM

Title: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: rush6432 on June 08, 2014, 03:36:26 AM
So the thought has crossed my mind to do another small run of Blackout! on cartridge. Ive seen a few looking for a copies over the past few months and years.
 
I'm not strapped for cash and i don't really need the money but i have been seeing a few want the game and honestly, i see people paying $130 on ebay for CD versions that originally sold for $40-45. Honestly i dont feel thats right but ebayers will do what they will. Our original intentions was never to make it a rare game to have.

As long as we have the ability to make them still id like to keep the option out there for a few to get a copy if they wish. If there is enough interest, we may go through the trouble to make a few more.

For those that have the game already, beat it on hard and you'll get an extra stage to play on the main menu.
also 3*#1 on the title screen gives you the sound test so you can play the music and sfx from the game at will.

If you DONT know what this game is check out the video below. Blackout is a variation on the game lights out with its own quirks. It was our first attempt at a jaguar game.

[align=center:2vmrz2t2]Atari Jaguar - BLACKOUT (http://http)[/align:2vmrz2t2]
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: TrekMD on June 08, 2014, 04:21:17 AM
This is cool.  A nice chance for folks how were not able to get the game the first time around.  :)
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: Jag_Slave on June 08, 2014, 05:09:27 AM
This is more of a new old sock situation.
We will have to create the new carts or cds, and I still have access to a few cart boxes and labels from the last run. I dont think I will be building these for anyone, but I am thinking they will be included as a "do-it-yourself" situation. If not, the carts will be released in the same fashion as Air Cars was in the past.  :113:
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: rush6432 on June 08, 2014, 05:48:28 AM
Quote from: "Jag_Slave"
This is more of a new old sock situation.
We will have to create the new carts or cds, and I still have access to a few cart boxes and labels from the last run. I dont think I will be building these for anyone, but I am thinking they will be included as a "do-it-yourself" situation. If not, the carts will be released in the same fashion as Air Cars was in the past.  :113:

Well if anything ill cut the boxes to fit and get them all setup like we did with the last run, or farm them out to be professionally cut/folded.

No sense in skimping really. Unless the box is unwanted, which saves us time and effort on that front.

But anyway, if you are interested please post here and we'll see how much interest we get. If there is enough, we'll go ahead and make a small run of them.
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 08, 2014, 06:01:19 AM
I have a cart from the first run, but it's really cool you're considering doing this for those who missed out  :)
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: zapiy on June 08, 2014, 10:46:15 AM
Nice one fella. Given the money at the time you decide I would be interested.
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: TL on June 08, 2014, 11:21:40 AM
I edited your post so the video shows and also added a poll for you.
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: rush6432 on June 08, 2014, 14:58:13 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I edited your post so the video shows and also added a poll for you.

Awesome, thanks. I did get kind of lazy with that last night when posting.

Forgot to mention the video shown looks the be running on a pal machine. The game was designed for NTSC and pal was an afterthought, thus the reason for some of the odd graphical issues you see in the video.
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: rush6432 on June 08, 2014, 22:09:07 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I edited your post so the video shows and also added a poll for you.

Awesome, thanks. I did get kind of lazy with that last night when posting.

Forgot to mention the video shown looks the be running on a pal machine. The game was designed for NTSC and pal was an afterthought, thus the reason for some of the odd graphical issues you see in the video. on an NTSC console you wont see these glitches.
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: TL on June 08, 2014, 22:32:17 PM
Quote from: "rush6432"
Quote from: "The Laird"
I edited your post so the video shows and also added a poll for you.

Awesome, thanks. I did get kind of lazy with that last night when posting.

Forgot to mention the video shown looks the be running on a pal machine. The game was designed for NTSC and pal was an afterthought, thus the reason for some of the odd graphical issues you see in the video. on an NTSC console you wont see these glitches.

Yes I remember those issues, I was very vocal about it at the time!
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: rush6432 on June 08, 2014, 22:58:50 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "rush6432"
Quote from: "The Laird"
I edited your post so the video shows and also added a poll for you.

Awesome, thanks. I did get kind of lazy with that last night when posting.

Forgot to mention the video shown looks the be running on a pal machine. The game was designed for NTSC and pal was an afterthought, thus the reason for some of the odd graphical issues you see in the video. on an NTSC console you wont see these glitches.

Yes I remember those issues, I was very vocal about it at the time!

Ive got a fix for it now, but not sure where the source code to blackout! is.. ill have to search around..
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: Jag_Slave on June 08, 2014, 23:40:42 PM
Quote from: "rush6432"
Quote from: "Jag_Slave"
This is more of a new old sock situation.
We will have to create the new carts or cds, and I still have access to a few cart boxes and labels from the last run. I dont think I will be building these for anyone, but I am thinking they will be included as a "do-it-yourself" situation. If not, the carts will be released in the same fashion as Air Cars was in the past.  :29:
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: avick on June 09, 2014, 14:59:23 PM
Count me in for this one guys!

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Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: rush6432 on June 11, 2014, 03:03:49 AM
Sounds good. Ill leave this poll up for  a week or so.
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: tomwaits on June 11, 2014, 16:45:34 PM
If you guys make another mini batch of carts, I'll take one. Just need a little advance notice on price and payment date so I can set money aside...
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: Arethius_RGC on June 11, 2014, 16:53:03 PM
I am glad you got the idea I could not get a copy of the first release. I just hope I can get one copy on this one. Would it be a way to order it ? Even maybe prepay it ? 
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: rush6432 on June 11, 2014, 17:27:40 PM
It might be possible to pre-pay, but not just yet. We are only gauging interest at this point. Since we were able find the source code, If there is enough interest i might rework the source code a bit for proper PAL support
and other tiny improvements which would make this version 1.4 of blackout.  As with every copy of blackout it will have the built in bjl loader too.
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: guest5226 on June 13, 2014, 17:25:42 PM
I'll take also one!  8)
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: rush6432 on June 16, 2014, 23:32:00 PM
Ok guys, ill give this until the end of the week here for the poll. At that time we'll make a decision to see if we are going to make another run or not.
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: 64bitRuss on June 17, 2014, 02:51:07 AM
I'm not going to vote because while I don't personally want this game, I'm not against making more available to those that do. Mark my vote as 'indifferent'.
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: Jag_Slave on June 18, 2014, 04:13:57 AM
Same here Russ, as we are indifferent as to wether or not to even bother lol.
This game I believe became the rarest title on the system not because we planned it that way, nor because its special, but because it was both loved and maybe even more-so hated. So much so that it was nothing but trouble to keep making it. But if there is enough people to bother, we will bother. And so far the poll looks like enough for a minimum order of parts for a 1-off run. Will it be the last? I hope not. But will there be another in the near future? Nope.  :78:

If someone wants to flip it, theres no stopping them. And if someone wants to order more than one copy, be my guest.
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: rush6432 on June 18, 2014, 20:47:41 PM
What i find funny is how frquent these trolls keep bringing up blackout on AA.  Its funny that it drives the usual moron trolls at AA crazy everytime this game comes up. Just proves they're paying attention and are concerned about other developers bothering to release stuff, otherwise why care? If our efforts suck soooo bad why keep an eye on what wer're doing unless you're worried about your own stuff not stacking up. And why have we sold out of our only released jag title twice? Both in less than 24hrs....

Anyway we have enough that we can make a small run most likely.
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: TL on June 18, 2014, 20:55:17 PM
108 Stars was kicked out of Watermelon? Blimey!

He is a really strange chap, he was a very active poster on here for a long time and was offering us all sorts of help with the forum. Then he suddenly stopped posting, went back to AA and starting making all sorts of nasty comments about this place. Was very very strange indeed.
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: rush6432 on June 18, 2014, 20:59:24 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
108 Stars was kicked out of Watermelon? Blimey!

He is a really strange chap, he was a very active poster on here for a long time and was offering us all sorts of help with the forum. Then he suddenly stopped posting, went back to AA and starting making all sorts of nasty comments about this place. Was very very strange indeed.

Lol doesnt suprise me. Word is he was booted from watermelon. Ive heard this from two different people that dont know each other (Atleast not that i know of )
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: rush6432 on June 18, 2014, 21:19:06 PM
Quote from: "Jag_Slave"
Same here Russ, as we are indifferent as to wether or not to even bother lol.
This game I believe became the rarest title on the system not because we planned it that way, nor because its special, but because it was both loved and maybe even more-so hated. So much so that it was nothing but trouble to keep making it. But if there is enough people to bother, we will bother. And so far the poll looks like enough for a minimum order of parts for a 1-off run. Will it be the last? I hope not. But will there be another in the near future? Nope.  :78:

If someone wants to flip it, theres no stopping them. And if someone wants to order more than one copy, be my guest.

Ditto
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: rush6432 on June 20, 2014, 16:50:36 PM
Looks like we have enough to do a small run. Poll is locked.
Title: Re: Blackout! - Atari Jaguar
Post by: TrekMD on June 20, 2014, 18:28:33 PM
Cool.  Good for those you were not able to get it before.  :)