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7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« on: April 12, 2011, 10:25:30 pm »
I have challenged myself to the fastest speed coding challenge I've forced myself to do ever -- imma a gonna port 7 original atari 2600 games in 7 days.  That's one per day -- and these are all full featured games ;)

Here is the list of the 7, with the status in parens and the name of the port in brackets:

Yar's Revenge [Zar's fury] (completed)
3D tic tac toe [A game of 57R473GY] (started)
Adventure [Quest] (not started)
The empire strikes back 2600 [Hoth: planet of blood] (not started)
Pitfall [Jungle run] (not started)
Warlords [Daimyos] (not started)
ET: The Extraterrestrial [My name is Earl] (not started)


This is the end of day one -- I plan to finish all 7 of these high quality games by next Monday, 12 PM EST ;)

Wish me good luck -- though I won't upload them until the speed coding challenge is over.

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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 10:26:58 pm »
Wow. what are you porting them to?
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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 10:26:58 pm »
7 games... 7 days... 1 mission.  Good luck!  I'm guessing you are on day 1?

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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 10:27:22 pm »
This sounds incredibly awesome!  I wish I had the time to take on something like this; it sounds like a lot of fun!  Good luck, and I can't wait to see these games. ;D

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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 10:29:12 pm »
Thanks ;D yeah, its in axe because there is no way anyone can speed code in pure asm x.x

I'm making them separately, but I'll release them in two forms -- a multipage game package with all games in one, and as separate files for those short on memory.

Ad, this is the end of day one :)

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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 11:17:32 pm »
Wow good luck making the games this fast. I hope you don't run into too many issues. In any case, make sure to back everything up regularly.

As for the games, by the way earlier on IRC I was joking about my ET suggestion. O.O

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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 11:19:09 pm »
haha.  I'm actually looking forward to ET.  If I find my calculator in the middle of New Mexico, it's Ashbad's fault. :P
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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 12:23:31 am »
^LOL.
Yeah. Good luck, and I hope ET isn't a faithful port.
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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 12:48:22 am »
Yeah Atari really messed up very bad on that part. X.x

Apparently the game sold pretty well. It just sucked so people returned it and combined with the fact they produced way too many, it almost caused them to go bankrupt. X.x Apparently Pac Man for Atari didn't help either.

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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011, 12:57:29 am »
7 games in 7 days? Oh wow that would be fast. Well I wish you none other than good luck.

And yeah, E.T. sold well because everyone expected it was better...
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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2011, 01:57:09 am »
Will it be packaged as a game pack or individually?
Looking forward to warlords btw, I've thought of making atari game ports before...

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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2011, 08:38:34 am »
Interesting Ashbad, good luck! :)

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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2011, 08:42:30 am »
Oh btw, you hav a permission to make ET better.
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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2011, 08:45:58 am »
This seems very interesting Ashbad, however, I think you should be uploading them every day (when you finish them) so that we can know you really did :P I trust you, though.

Looking forward for them eitherway. 3D Tic Tac Toe, wondering what that looks like :P

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Re: 7 days, 7 ports, 7 atari 2600 reboots
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2011, 10:49:03 am »
..these high quality games..

I saw ET in there like everyone else. If you manage to somehow make it better, I will stand corrected, but seriously, that game literally filled a landfill.