AA member easmith is currently working on a new homebrew title for the Atari 2600 called Championship Golf.
Currently the game is a "proof of concept." Reading Instructions below important for those who want to mess around.
Only 1 hole for now ( PAR 4) , but I think 18 are easily doable. Long way to go still. Haven't used 8K yet.
The top portion of screen is overhead view, Bottom portion is First person perspective.
Still much work needs to be done on the ball flight ( still working on getting wind, hook , and slice effects right).
No sounds yet either. Also need to have shot affected by sand or trees lie ( currently hitting from trees does not affect shot).
Also for now , once you are on green you always make the first put. So still have to work out the putting sequence.
Important to read these directions:
1. The blue dot is your target. Move the target with joystick. The bottom left number is the club for the distance:
- - out of range
5 5 Iron
7 7 Iron
9 9 Iron
Press Fire to set target. The shot will attempt to hit the target , but is affected by wind ( bottom Right number) , and how your shot timing is executed.
Do not need to do this on green.
2. To swing,
pull down on Joystick. This will activate the shot strength meter . You want to achieve maximum strength on the meter always ( this is to the target you have set ).
Push up on the joystick to begin downswing ( you want to do this when the strength meter is exactly at max ( or just below ) .
Push button to finish swing when the meter is exactly at 0. Too early ( slice) or too late ( hook ) .
Avoid Water Hazard ( 1 stroke penalty). Other holes can have multiple water or sand hazards.
Top row numbers are score and hole.
Bottom row are club and Wind ( distance to pin if on green)
Here is a video of the game in action: