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Atari 7800 Donkey Kong XM
« on: October 05, 2012, 21:47:02 PM »

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Re: Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 22:00:38 PM »
What exactly is this XM unit I keep hearing about?
Enlighten me Trek. :)

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Re: Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 22:04:23 PM »
This looks and sounds awesome!!!!!  8)

The XM is the 7800 eXpansion Module, it plugs into the catridge slot on the 7800 and gives it better sound, more ram and has high score cartridge support built in. It will also allow to attach a keyboard to the 7800 for more advanced features.

This has been made to match the specifications of the one Atari planned to release for the 7800 back in the day that was scrapped due to the take over of Atari by the Tramiels.

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Re: Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 22:06:07 PM »
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
What exactly is this XM unit I keep hearing about?
Enlighten me Trek. :)

I will.  I'll create a separate thread about it.  But the short version, it is an expansion unit that is being developed that includes POKEY, Yamaha sound, extra memory, etc.  These are things that some carts had added (for example, Commando) to enhance system capabilities and provide better games.  The XM allows that by eliminating the need for additional hardware in carts. 

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Re: Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 03:35:40 AM »
Looks really good!

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Re: Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
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Re: Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 20:00:14 PM »
Looks superb!  8)

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Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2012, 14:13:50 PM »
What's a POKEY?

(Looks fantastic)

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Re: Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2012, 14:15:25 PM »
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What's a POKEY?

(Looks fantastic)

The sound chip that is used in the Atari 8-bit computers, 5200 and in some 7800 games. It will also be in the new 7800 Expansion Module.

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Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2012, 14:19:20 PM »
Ah.  Thanks for the info.

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Re: Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2012, 15:43:35 PM »
Great screenshots!

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Re: Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2013, 21:49:05 PM »
Progress on this port has continued moving along and the game is as close to the arcade as it can be.  Here is an update that Tep posted today in Atari Age:

I've made some nice updates to the game which I hope to upload later today.
- The smashed object graphic is correctly animated and multicolored.
- The elevator bouncer uses correct colors.
- Added "help!" graphic to Paulines animation.
- Hammer duration matches arcade and color changes at 50% time left.
- Fixed bug so Pauline is erased when DK grabs here.
- Adjusted bouncer position and collision boundry.  Might be a little too forgiving now. I'll look for feedback.

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Re: Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2013, 00:47:31 AM »
Thanks for the update Trek!

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Re: Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2013, 21:48:36 PM »
The final version of DK XM demo file has been posted.  For those who want to give it a try using emulation, I'm attaching the file.

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Re: Atari 7800 Donkey Kong with POKEY
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2013, 23:07:33 PM »
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The final version of DK XM demo file has been posted.  For those who want to give it a try using emulation, I'm attaching the file.

Nice one Trek thanks!  :113:

 

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