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by Atari Frog
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... available now from Golem Books!
Replies: 270
Views: 11358

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... SAMPLE CHAPTER NOW ONLINE!

So it doesn't actually state that the Synapse version was released (i.e. made available commercially), and there's no Synapse version cover artwork or disk/tape images either (only screen shots, which didn't actually prove the pysical existence of the Synapse release - after all, there are screen s...
by Atari Frog
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... available now from Golem Books!
Replies: 270
Views: 11358

Re: The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x ... SAMPLE CHAPTER NOW ONLINE!

Why do you state Alley Cat wasn't released by Synapse Software? It certainly was... I think you mixed up Synapse Software - the original company from the US - and SynSoft - the US Gold label for imported Synapse Software games.

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Atari Frog
http://www.atarimania.com
by Atari Frog
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Great Retro-gaming websites - the sticky thread!
Replies: 327
Views: 62889

Tony, just a mention of our site on one of the pages will be absolutely fine, no need to remove anything. We sincerely appreciate your work - I visit World of Spectrum on a fairly regular basis - and Atarimania will be happy to assist you in any of your projects should you need further help. Thanks ...
by Atari Frog
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Great Retro-gaming websites - the sticky thread!
Replies: 327
Views: 62889

Er... We don't mind people taking screenshots from our site but it's usually polite to ask first and credit accordingly. Thanks!

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Atari Frog
http://www.atarimania.com
by Atari Frog
Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 157818

Are you sure your emulator settings are correct? Never saw such colors when playing the game. This is what it should look like on a PAL system: http://www.atarimania.com/detail_soft.p ... ON_ID=2414

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Atari Frog
http://www.atarimania.com
by Atari Frog
Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Atari XL Feature
Replies: 21
Views: 2201

Just cover the XL/XE (Euro variants) :?: Don't forget the disasters like the 600 etc ;-) 600XL. Not sure why you call it a disaster either... While it was only 16K, you could buy a 1064 interface for 64K. Anyway, all cartridges ran fine on it back in the day and there were a number of 16K tapes as ...
by Atari Frog
Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Holliday themed games.
Replies: 25
Views: 3181

Special Delivery by Creative Sparks.

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Atari Frog
http://www.atarimania.com
by Atari Frog
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Things you never knew about the CPC?
Replies: 580
Views: 28066

oswald wrote:cocom, read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COCOM
Thanks for the correction.

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Atari Frog
http://www.atarimania.com
by Atari Frog
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Things you never knew about the CPC?
Replies: 580
Views: 28066

well, speaking for hungary, the apple machines were kinda unknown just like the cpc here. apple was always that overprized bloated hyped hardware like today. I was referring to the early eighties and not necessarily the home market (as we were discussing global sales). I would believe you either ha...
by Atari Frog
Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Things you never knew about the CPC?
Replies: 580
Views: 28066

Ah, but it wasn't everywhere and that was my point. i've only ever seen one Apple ][ here, that was owned by a university. I see. I was interpreting things on a strict worldwide scale where the Apple ][ was incredibly successful mostly everywhere in the world, particularly in schools and small busi...
by Atari Frog
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Things you never knew about the CPC?
Replies: 580
Views: 28066

But there are very few machines that span the world, especially amongst the 8-bits; the C64 didn't make it in every territory, the Atari 8-bit didn't go everywheres, the Spectrum the same... the "smaller" sellers (for want of a better word when i'm this tired, i apologise in advance for any misunde...
by Atari Frog
Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Things you never knew about the CPC?
Replies: 580
Views: 28066

Eventually Amstrad released machines that were appropriate for the family, the amateurs and the professionals. It is very difficult to succeed in these three categories simultaneously. Well, that doesn't really make the Amstrad CPC any more special than a C64, an Apple II or an Atari if you ask me....
by Atari Frog
Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Greatest ever Atari XL/XE games
Replies: 60
Views: 3736

A few others... Alley Cat Brundles (The) Castle Crisis Commando (prototype) Deflektor (prototype) Excalibur Great American Cross-Country Road Race (The) Line-Up MIDI Maze (prototype) Miecze Valdgira / Miecze Valdgira II - Wladca Gor Serpentine Spindizzy Spy vs. Spy Star Raiders II T-34 - The Battle ...
by Atari Frog
Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 157818

Well, I use the default.act palette. Thing is the saturation, black and white levels need to be adjusted as the original values don't match what I see on my TV at all.

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Atari Frog
http://www.atarimania.com
by Atari Frog
Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 157818

Thanks for the review. I don't know which settings you used for the Atari version (default palette it seems) but the colors are off, hence some terribly dark graphics. I just updated our page for the game and it looks more or less like this on my PAL system: http://atarimania.com/detail_soft.php?MEN...