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Programming the Videopac / Odyssey2 => Homebrews => Topic started by: Rafael on March 14, 2014, 01:02:52 AM



Title: The Dreadnaught F*cktor
Post by: Rafael on March 14, 2014, 01:02:52 AM
This week I founded a nice TDF to buy for my Intv. Dreadnaught is my fav game form my 2nd fav console. Well, I just thinking how this game should look in a G7400/Odyssey3. So I decided by curious to make it (just graphics). Anyway I also curious, just to know, if it should be a possible port ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: The Dreadnaught F*cktor
Post by: Janzl on March 14, 2014, 09:53:55 AM
Wow! looks awesome.

Background scrolling won't be smooth I guess. Character jumps instead of real scrolling.


Title: Re: The Dreadnaught F*cktor
Post by: Rafael on March 15, 2014, 01:32:30 AM
Wow! looks awesome.

Background scrolling won't be smooth I guess. Character jumps instead of real scrolling.

TDF is a beauty game. But I also think it won´t do well on g7400.


Title: Re: The Dreadnaught F*cktor
Post by: Janzl on March 15, 2014, 10:37:39 AM
I am afraid so but maybe René or any of the other wizzkids will tell us it is possible  ;).

For the people who don't know the game:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qh2qf3HT9w
(just forward to 0:55 to avoid all the blablabla)

You have to defend the earth against huge alien battleships that try to invade our space.
To defeate the ships you have to destroy all cannons, fuel depots and whatnot. When you disable its engines it will stop flying towards earth and give you more time to finish it off.

It's a really great game for the Intellivision but unfortunately it is one of the only two intellivision games that won't play on a PAL console. So at the moment I can only play it on an emulator. I want to buy an NTSC console but price + USA shipping is just a little to high for me.


Title: Re: The Dreadnaught F*cktor
Post by: revivalstudios on March 15, 2014, 10:43:06 AM
Cool Game!

Would be hard to pull off without VP+ graphics (which update very slowly) or have a severely watered-down versions with grids&characters :S


Title: Re: The Dreadnaught F*cktor
Post by: Rafael on March 15, 2014, 04:14:32 PM

It's a really great game for the Intellivision but unfortunately it is one of the only two intellivision games that won't play on a PAL console. So at the moment I can only play it on an emulator. I want to buy an NTSC console but price + USA shipping is just a little to high for me.

I´d payed something like U$ 25 on my copy, two weeks ago a copy was selled around U$40,00 on "Mercado Livre", since I´m not exactly an Intv collector, I don´t know much about price and rarity of Intv games here, usually, talking about Ody games, US prices are better.

BTW.: It wasn´t on the video, but I really love when the big cannons start to attack!


Title: Re: The Dreadnaught F*cktor
Post by: Rafael on March 15, 2014, 04:18:41 PM
Cool Game!
Would be hard to pull off without VP+ graphics (which update very slowly) or have a severely watered-down versions with grids&characters :S

I even thinked how this game should look in an O2, but the results wasn´t good   :-\


Title: Re: The Dreadnaught F*cktor
Post by: Janzl on March 15, 2014, 07:12:40 PM
I have a copy but it won't play on a PAL console. Buying an NTSC console is too expensive.


Title: Re: The Dreadnaught F*cktor
Post by: Nognir on March 21, 2014, 01:10:10 PM
Sorry to get a bit off topic, but why don't they work on a PAL console? what's the other game that doesn't work?


Title: Re: The Dreadnaught F*cktor
Post by: Janzl on March 21, 2014, 03:25:16 PM
I thought the other game was Motorcross, I remember it being mentioned on the AtariAge Intellivision forum.

I don't know why they don't work. I thought it had something to do with timing and the difference in framerate between PAL and NTSC.


Title: Re: The Dreadnaught F*cktor
Post by: Janzl on November 10, 2015, 07:27:20 AM
I now finally have this game. Not on my Intellvision but on my Atari 800XL.

Its awesome! But instead of a horizontal scroller it's a vertical one.

Intellivision:
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laZSot_cxQU


Atari XL:
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqa_RZI7NXg


Title: Re: The Dreadnaught F*cktor
Post by: Sweersa on November 13, 2015, 01:10:49 AM
Looks like a sweet game.  I'd buy it if one were to release an O2 version.


Title: Re: The Dreadnaught F*cktor
Post by: Rafael on November 14, 2015, 05:28:14 PM
I now finally have this game. Not on my Intellvision but on my Atari 800XL.

Its awesome! But instead of a horizontal scroller it's a vertical one.



I played this version on 5200 emulator, but for some reason I felt the Intv version is better ???