+Karl G Posted March 15, 2019 Share Posted March 15, 2019 "Penult" is my RPG for the Atari 2600, heavily inspired by the early games in the Ultima series, especially Ultima III: Exodus. The premise and gameplay are explained in the attached manuals. The game requires one joystick. If you wish to save your game progress, then you will need an AtariVox or SaveKey for the second joystick port. If you are playing in Stella, the emulator should detect the AtariVox/SaveKey code, and emulate one of these devices automatically, saving your progress. World map without spoilers: Penult limited demo 8/19/2022: penultdemo-NTSC-20.bin penultdemo-PAL60-20.bin Draft Penult Manuals: The Queen's Missive (Penult Manual).pdf Otherworldly Information (Penult Technical Manual).pdf New demo 8/19/2022: I uploaded a new public demo of the game. I've been reluctant to release a public demo of the game with my custom maps, as I did not want too much of the game spoiled prior to release. This demo contains a reduced world map with just the starting city of Arcadia, Queen Avaline's castle, and surrounding lands, as well as one dungeon. You can go up in level to level 6, and earn gold to upgrade equipment. This version includes the ability to save your game if you have an AtariVox or SaveKey attached to your second controller port (or that option enabled in Stella). The game saves when you save at your home in Arcadia, and automatically when the following game events occur: character creation, going up a level, dying (sorry), buying equipment other than food, and learning a new spell (if you figure out how!). This demo also has two display modes, selectable with the Color/B&W switch: Color includes an "accent color" in certain parts of the game, and B&W does not, but shows a more "solid" display. On CRT displays, I've found that the B&W display mode has much less visible flicker. On modern TVs, it can go either way as to which looks better. Hopefully this limited demo will give people a good idea as to the look and feel of gameplay, as well as allowing them to determine how well it works on their own consoles. The attached ROM is 128K (DFSC format), and may be played via Stella, or on hardware via a Harmony Encore or an Unocart/PlusCart with the latest firmware for each. It will not work with Javatari, or the Atari Flashback Portable. It probably will work on the Retron 77 with the latest community software update, but this is untested. Feedback will be greatly appreciated! 34 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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