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New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Draconian
« on: May 04, 2014, 21:26:22 PM »
Draconian[/align:2avr033u]

[size=140]Or by hitting the occasionally exposed Energy Field.[/size]

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[size=140]Menu Options:
Level = select from 1 of 6 test levels.
TV Type = Select NTSC, PAL or SECAM for proper colors based on your model 2600.
 
Controls:
Left Difficulty - A= Diagnostic Display (time remaining in Vertical Blank and OverScan)
Left Difficulty - B = Score Display
Right Difficulty - A = stationary ship (used for diagnostic purposes)
Right Difficulty - B = moving ship
SELECT = return to menu
START = start game
Joystick = move around in sector
Fire = shoot

If you're checking this out with Stella, be sure to turn on phosphor mode!
open Draconian in Stella
hit TAB for the in-game-menu
select Game Properties
Select the Display tab
change Use Phosphor to Yes
click OK
select Exit Menu
Reload the ROM (Control-R)[/size]

[align=center:2avr033u][size=140]Original thread:[/size]
[size=180]Draconian (2600)[/size][/align:2avr033u]

[align=center:2avr033u][size=80]Posted with permission from SpiceWare[/size][/align:2avr033u]

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Draconian
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 21:32:15 PM »
A conversion of Bosconian on the 2600? Now we are talking!

This looks bloody excellent!  :111:

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Draconian
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 21:35:41 PM »
Give it a spin. It is excellent!

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Draconian
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 22:07:19 PM »
Looks awesome. Nice work by the AA member indeed.
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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Draconian
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 22:08:33 PM »
I just modified the first post as his request as what has been released is still a work in progress.  It's not the final version yet.  ;) 

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Draconian
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 00:50:30 AM »
An update has been posted:
  • Stations are now solid - this means the player's shots no longer pass thru it, so you must fly around the station to pick off all the pods (or hit the energy field)
  • Flying into a station will destroy both the player's ship and the station
  • Pods now explode when destroyed
  • Station now explodes when destroyed - station explosion is not deadly to the player's ship

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Draconian
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2014, 01:04:02 AM »
New update:

New menu options:
Quadrant: Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta
Sector: 1-x, depends on selected Quadrant.  This used to be Level
Level: Kids, Easy, Normal, Hard

Quadrants:
Alpha - Midway arcade levels (Nathan's mapped out 12 sectors so far)
Beta - will be Namco [new] arcade levels
Gamma - will be unique levels for Draconian.
Delta - will be AtariAge contest levels
Note: Beta, Gamma and Delta contain placeholder levels for now.
 
Level currently controls the number of space objects (asteroids and mines) that appear in each of the 32 horizontal zones.
 
 
1 Requires Stella ver 3.7.1 or later. 

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Draconian
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 12:20:40 PM »
Well, this game has bee finished and it will be released at PRGE this week.  Check out the video of the game action...


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