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Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2012, 16:32:24 PM »
Looking forward to a review then. 
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Re: Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2012, 15:15:32 PM »

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Re: Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2012, 15:22:44 PM »
Cool!  You got it!  And what happened to your JagCD?!
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Re: Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2012, 15:24:29 PM »
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Cool!  You got it!  And what happened to your JagCD?!

Somebody broke it at Video Game Carnival by slamming the lid down with their fist. I am now on the 4th attempt to try and fix it  :'(

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Re: Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2012, 15:27:12 PM »
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Cool!  You got it!  And what happened to your JagCD?!

Somebody broke it at Video Game Carnival by slamming the lid down with their fist. I am now on the 4th attempt to try and fix it  :'(

You should have whoever the idiot was pay for a new one.  But you don't know who it was, do you?  How can people be so careless with something that isn't theirs?!
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Re: Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2012, 15:33:32 PM »
I know, to say I was angry is an understatement, really ruined my weekend.

I need to get it working so I can play Impulse X!!!

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Re: Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2012, 15:38:44 PM »
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I know, to say I was angry is an understatement, really ruined my weekend.

I need to get it working so I can play Impulse X!!!

I can imagine.  Best of luck getting it fixed! 
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Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2012, 16:04:46 PM »
What's up with it? Lid not shutting?
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Re: Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2012, 16:53:41 PM »
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What's up with it? Lid not shutting?

That is the main thing now, the clip is broken that holds it down/ in place and it seems to be impossible to fix. It just broke again for the 4th time. Don't think its fixable  :'(

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Re: Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2012, 16:55:30 PM »
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What's up with it? Lid not shutting?

That is the main thing now, the clip is broken that holds it down/ in place and it seems to be impossible to fix. It just broke again for the 4th time. Don't think its fixable  :'(

Why don't you check with the folks from Best Electronics?  Maybe there is a solution they can offer.
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Re: Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2012, 18:36:37 PM »
Man, that's tough luck. I don't have a Jag CD here, so I'm not sure anymore how it worked, but maybe you can trick it to think the lid is closed like with the original PlayStation?

Not easy to explain in English, but in the original PS1 there was a long part on the inside of the lid; that part would stick into an opening in the console when the lid is closed; this was how the console checked if it was open or closed. So you could stick a match between  the open lid and the opening in the console and the system would think the lid is closed.

This was used in the early days to run imports and bootlegs.

Maybe such a trick would work on JaguarCD too, there should be a similar simple mechanism that checks if the lid is open or not. It's no long term solution, but this way you could play with the open lid...
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Re: Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2012, 18:56:30 PM »
I managed to get it working by putting something heavy on top to weigh it down, allowed me to play Impulse X anyway.

Review to follow very shortly . . . . . . .

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Re: Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2012, 19:27:50 PM »
[size=180]REVIEW:[/size]

The latest game for the Jaguar by Matthias Domin, this is his biggest project yet and is actually an upgraded conversion of Duranik's (Sturmwind, Alpine Games and Native) Atari Falcon game of the same name. In essence this is pretty much a straight clone of Taito's classic Arkanoid, which was itself an evolution of Atari's Breakout. For those who have somehow never played either game, you have a bat and a ball and must use them to destroy the rows of bricks above you. Clear all of these multi-coloured walls and it's on to the next level to do the same again. Each level has the bricks arranged in different layouts that become harder to destroy as the game goes on. The main difficulty comes in the shape of indestructable blocks that get in your way, you really need to get your angles right to get past them. Thankfully the game also gives you power-ups to help you along the way. These are distributed at random when you destroy the bricks and must be collected using your bat. These powers include glue - where the ball sticks to your bat allowing you to aim it, magic - your ball will pass through any and all bricks without stopping and a crazy multi-ball too, which is very hard to keep up with! The most useful power-up of all though is the warp, this pink coloured icon lets you skip to the next level. Impulse X also include handy level codes which, when attained, allow you to go back to where you left off. Add to this a level editor that also allows you to save your creations to the memory track (CD version) or cartridge and we have a real winner on our hands. Another nice touch is that this game supports a mouse (with adapter) and the Tempest 2000 rotary controller as well as a joypad! The graphics might not be anything special but they are colourful and do the job perfectly. The sound is wonderful though with a wonderfully melodic sound track by 505 Music. All in all I would say that Impulse X is one of the best homebrew games ever released for the Jaguar and MD Games should be applauded for what is an incredibly professional product.

[size=180]9/10[/size]

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Re: Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2012, 19:39:40 PM »
Very cool! 
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Re: Impulse X - New Atari Jaguar Game!
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2012, 20:33:54 PM »
Huh? You had played it before?

I mean, you can't play a game and write that review both in half an hour? XD
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