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The Atari Falcon Thread
« on: June 04, 2012, 14:56:48 PM »
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Along with the release of the machine Atari also announced several games including Jeff Minter's Llamazap!, Road Riot 4WD, Steel Talons (both conversions of Atari arcade games), Evolution: Dino Dudes and Raiden. The latter of which was never finished or released, there is a prototype version though.

Road Riot 4WD Atari Falcon version[/align:225lgdi9]

The machine still has quite a hardcore cult following and fans still produce homebrew games and demos for it.

Starstruck by The Black Lotus - Atari Falcon version

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 15:11:59 PM »
fantastic post...I completely forgot about the Falcon.

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 15:59:24 PM »
Very nice.  I had heard about the Falcon but had never seen one.  Yet another one of Tramiel's many blunders, I suppose.
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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 17:04:26 PM »
Wow what a fantastic machine that was..
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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 17:47:55 PM »
This is a great home brew game for the machine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W2Tmo3Mais

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 19:12:43 PM »
Great stuff, looks like a Jaguar game

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 19:13:48 PM »
Quote from: "Minerals"
Great stuff, looks like a Jaguar game

Funny because several people in the comments said that and suggested that the programmer port it to the Jag, would definately be a good fit.

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012, 22:45:47 PM »
sounds awesome, whats that game in the bottom of your first post mate? have you got any gameplay? nice little machine thanks for the info!!
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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2012, 23:04:44 PM »
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sounds awesome, whats that game in the bottom of your first post mate? have you got any gameplay? nice little machine thanks for the info!!

The second video in my first post is a demo  ;)

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 08:58:39 AM »
yeah, it says starstruck or something on the youtube description? looks awesome but it all looked like fmv or prerendered movies rather than gameplay... is it something that is coming soon? looks awesome
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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2012, 11:31:16 AM »
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yeah, it says starstruck or something on the youtube description? looks awesome but it all looked like fmv or prerendered movies rather than gameplay... is it something that is coming soon? looks awesome

No its just a graphics demo using realtime 3D, people showing off basically  8)

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2012, 13:55:12 PM »
Atari own conversion of the Steel Talons arcade game on the Falcon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV184eUA5Gk

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2012, 15:43:07 PM »
I just came across this awsome sounding and looking Falcon game  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd-fv4qlBJE

This would also make a great Jaguar conversion!!!

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2012, 16:14:54 PM »
That looks awesome!  Is it hard to convert these games to the Jaguar?
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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2012, 16:18:40 PM »
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That looks awesome!  Is it hard to convert these games to the Jaguar?

Not too difficult because the Falcon uses a 68030 CPU, which is backwards compatible with the 68000 chip in the Jag, so you can port the main code fairly easily. You need to convert all the graphics to run on the GPU, which is the hardest part. The sound isn't usually a problem as its just MOD music / samples on the DSP so easy to convert. The lost Jaguar version of Ishar III was just a pure Falcon port according to the programmer.

 

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