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General Chat => Arcade Lifestyle => Topic started by: ajhippel on June 29, 2015, 08:23:01 PM

Title: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: ajhippel on June 29, 2015, 08:23:01 PM
i really do love vector-games very much....

after finishing the online-kit for asteroids, i could not resist to add some nice "features" (i grew up in the atari st demo-scene)

i thought...if you have to wait until the kit is online...you can show something :)

have look here: :arrow:

https://youtu.be/w62H7MmlNn4


and it's proven... mame really sucks!

Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: DarthNuno on June 29, 2015, 08:58:53 PM
That's is awesome!  :o

Love the scrolling text + vectors... like the good old fashion time of 'intro/demo' on ST/AMIGA  :o :-* ..in addition of the high score feature of course!
(where's the star field effect by the way?  ::) ;) )

I love your stuff all the way!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: ckong on June 29, 2015, 09:46:57 PM

I love your stuff all the way!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:



+100 Cool stuff. Which kits are already available, and where? Or did I miss something?
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Q*ris on June 29, 2015, 11:42:17 PM
Mmmmh vectors!
This is VERY cool Jochen!!!!
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Alpha1 on June 30, 2015, 12:52:52 AM
Top work!


How can I buy one of your DK kits? Tell me where to send the money!!!!!
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: bencao74 on June 30, 2015, 06:15:25 AM
Great stuff. Did you make some design work in advance on mame?
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 30, 2015, 06:17:15 AM
Wow !  thats awesome !

Not only is the text scrolling, i see some familiar names passing !

The scrolling text are members here at DLF!

Thats so cool !
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Q*ris on June 30, 2015, 08:32:03 AM
Wow !  thats awesome !

Not only is the text scrolling, i see some familiar names passing !

The scrolling text are members here at DLF!

Thats so cool !
Didn't notice that, great idea :)
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Level42 on June 30, 2015, 08:49:54 AM

A-W-E-S-O-M-E !!!!!!!!



Want !!!!!
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: ajhippel on June 30, 2015, 09:02:33 AM
thanks for all the feedback :)

i am very happy!

(where's the star field effect by the way?  ::) ;) )
hehehe - a 3d starfield was the first i did, but i couldn't make the "fake 3d" look good.
and forcing the beam from star to star (for only 1 point) is taking a lot of "time" ;)

i was (or am) also thinking about a star-wars scroller ;)


+100 Cool stuff. Which kits are already available, and where? Or did I miss something?
i have pcb's for 2 cpus unitil now...z80 and 6502
until now, kits are available for

gorf
space zap
wizard of wor
eagle
donkey kong
donkey kong jr
donkey kong 3
mario bros.
popeye
scramble
frogger
gyruss
time pilot
Centipede
Asteroids


How can I buy one of your DK kits? Tell me where to send the money!!!!!
We'll contact you ;-)

Great stuff. Did you make some design work in advance on mame?

the programming is completely in mame - usually i change the game-driver source code for my needs (more rom, more ram, serial eeprom)
most of the time the emulation is good enough (no big difference can be seen)
but e.g. on asteroids it was completely different.
i programmed the avg straight away...something like...beam, go to position 100,100...draw a line to 200,200..and so on..
this works on mame..but not on the real thing... because the beam needs some time to go to the position..that is why (on asteroids) they added an "draw a not seen point vector" after the "go to" command that the beam has enough time to go there.

another thing difference is: if you draw a lot of text all around the screen, the beam needs a lot of time to draw it... on mame no flickering can be seen, on the real thing it starts to flicker because the refresh-rate goes down

but i must also admit: without mame - the developing would not be that easy!


Not only is the text scrolling, i see some familiar names passing !
The scrolling text are members here at DLF!

hehehe, these are the greetings - like in the oldschool demos :-)


 

 
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Luigi on June 30, 2015, 09:33:49 AM
Wow, now I know what you were talking about in your emails....this turned out reallly great!!  :spaceace:
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: anunaki on June 30, 2015, 09:54:29 AM
This is really really really really really really AWESOME :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Muerto on June 30, 2015, 10:00:06 AM
Wow! Any chance this will work on Asteroids Deluxe??
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: ajhippel on June 30, 2015, 10:38:30 AM
Wow! Any chance this will work on Asteroids Deluxe??

afair it is nearly the same hardware. instead of the analog vector generator it is a digital vector generator.
with some modifications - it will work.
(and i am planning to do a kit for dx as well)

Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Muerto on June 30, 2015, 11:27:42 AM
Wow! Any chance this will work on Asteroids Deluxe??

afair it is nearly the same hardware. instead of the analog vector generator it is a digital vector generator.
with some modifications - it will work.
(and i am planning to do a kit for dx as well)

Wohoo, I would definitely buy one!! The rotating ship looks awesome! Maybe you could add AD inside it? Depending on how much space there is in the ram..
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Thwocker on June 30, 2015, 02:18:41 PM
What is this sorcery you are all talking about   

 :o
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: vernimark on June 30, 2015, 02:30:53 PM
Fantastic!
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Q*ris on June 30, 2015, 05:11:51 PM
Not only is the text scrolling, i see some familiar names passing !
The scrolling text are members here at DLF!

hehehe, these are the greetings - like in the oldschool demos :-)

Always dreamed of being on these screens, I remember reading the names forever BITD!
Thank you!!!
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Arch on July 01, 2015, 12:09:08 PM
Very cool indeed! I would be interested in a Centipede kit. :)
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: ckong on July 01, 2015, 12:23:08 PM
Is it possible to personalize a kit with f.i. a name or short text? As an example, my Phoenix HS and attract screen kit adds the text 'pearl in Erik' s gameroom' to the title screen.
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: ajhippel on July 01, 2015, 12:30:02 PM
everything IS possible...

in the new kits i included the possibility to change the copyright message, there could be a "custom" one as well.
i just need to progam the "edit-custom-message function"

(like in robotron afair)
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: atarimania on July 01, 2015, 12:48:35 PM
AMAZING !!!

I love it!   :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: ckong on July 01, 2015, 01:28:15 PM
everything IS possible...

in the new kits i included the possibility to change the copyright message, there could be a "custom" one as well.
i just need to progam the "edit-custom-message function"

(like in robotron afair)


That would be very cool, your work gets more amazing every day.
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Q*ris on July 01, 2015, 02:02:54 PM
Can you make it that I can go to a website and change Erik's custom text from anywhere in the world? I have some ideas.
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: ajhippel on July 01, 2015, 02:17:11 PM
Can you make it that I can go to a website and change Erik's custom text from anywhere in the world? I have some ideas.

LOL  :lol:
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Muerto on July 01, 2015, 03:04:10 PM
Can you make it that I can go to a website and change Erik's custom text from anywhere in the world? I have some ideas.

Haha, that could be awesome, and disturbing at the same time!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Level42 on July 01, 2015, 04:49:37 PM
LOL !!!!!


I do hope these kits aren't open for viruses ;);)


Impressive list but uhmmmm....will there be some serious production/marketing geared up ?
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: Tyrem on July 01, 2015, 04:55:25 PM
LOL !!!!!


I do hope these kits aren't open for viruses ;);)


Impressive list but uhmmmm....will there be some serious production/marketing geared up ?

yes. :)
Title: Re: Asteroids Online Kit - i could not resist....
Post by: ckong on July 01, 2015, 05:47:32 PM
Can you make it that I can go to a website and change Erik's custom text from anywhere in the world? I have some ideas.

 >:(

 ;)

 ;D