Irgendwer Posted November 29, 2021 Share Posted November 29, 2021 36 minutes ago, Gunstar said: What NES controller are you referring too? Do you mean SNES (which I don't mind) as the only NES controller I know of has only 2 buttons, so a Joy2B+ should work fine, but there is also a reason for the "+" on the end of what was Joy2B; the "+" refers to more than two buttons possible. I did the mod on a Sega Genesis/Megadrive 3 button controller and all three buttons work if the game supports them, like the hacked version of Star Trek Strategic Operations Simulator. Others have modified 6 button Sega controllers, IIRC. If you inspect the cover image from the "Petscii Robots Part 4 - Atari and X16" you see a SNES controller connected to the Atari with all it's 8 button beauty. So the game can be controlled with my SNACK adapter in the same way that on the C64 is achieved by the user port SNES adapter. 40 minutes ago, Gunstar said: Yes, I have played the game, I purchased the Atari version to support The 8-bit Guy (who I am a subscriber too) even after seeing what it was like in his video. And I DO like this sort of game, but usually I much prefer them when they have smooth scrolling, the Atari version doesn't. Ok, thanks for your support! 41 minutes ago, Gunstar said: Also, I did watch The 8-bit Guy's videos of Petscii Robots, not just the Atari one, but every single version that he has released a game for and some still being worked on. I know exactly how the programmers decided to do it on every version released. So you are also aware then about the man power put into e.g. the Apple II port. And that the budget of the Atari port did not allow e.g. a transcription of the C64 soundtrack. Depending on the low sales of the Apple II version in conjunction with the expenses for all the participants, David was very cautions about investing into the A8 version. It's good that the Atari version reached the brake-even point, allowing (better) support for our platform when it comes to future projects. BTW: You mentioned the special version for the C128. Comparing sales of that machine vs. VBXE it's very unlikely a VBXE version will materialize. Comming back to your initial statement: On 11/26/2021 at 5:03 PM, Gunstar said: A great example of how the port of 'Attack of the Petscii Robots" for the Atari 8-bit should have been done I think the difference between the plain "Laser Squad"-version and the "AotPR"-version isn't that big - and "AotPR" uses even PMG/shades of grey. So it mainly comes down to a missing special VBXE version... 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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