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by lostdragon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Rainbow Islands development story
Replies: 14
Views: 3854

Re: Rainbow Islands development story

My memory is getting worse the older i get. Threw out all my physical magazines some time ago (went to recycling over a period of months i was horsing that many), digital copies went shortly after. I was not going to search through online archives as have always hated Rainbow Islands despite owning ...
by lostdragon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Doom - Atari Jaguar Review - FPS = Flippin' Perfect Shooter
Replies: 4
Views: 4176

Re: Doom - Atari Jaguar Review - FPS = Flippin' Perfect Shooter

Great review. Doom sold the Jaguar to a lot of my friends at the time and restored a lot of credibility to the much maligned system. Crying shame it was rushed, but understandable. Would of been fantastic to see Carmack write it for the Jaguar from the ground up and have it running in a higher resol...
by lostdragon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Wolfenstein 3D - Atari Jaguar Review
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Re: Wolfenstein 3D - Atari Jaguar Review

Good work as we've come to expect.

Held out for the Jaguar version of Wolf after living it on mates PC , there was no way i was touching the censored SNES version.
by lostdragon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: 720 Degrees
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: 720 Degrees

Chris Butler did a decent enough job on the Pal C64 version. Crying shame the Lynx version was canned. As for Skate Or Die? Even in early days of the ST , E.A content to take a cautious, wait and see how the machine sells attitude towards it, so unlikely to commit the resources converting titles to ...
by lostdragon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Never Ported respectively released for ST
Replies: 148
Views: 82445

Re: Never Ported respectively released for ST

CES 1985...

Datasoft annouced they had an ST development system and we should expect ST versions of Bruce Lee and The Goonies by the end of the year.


Can anyone confirm the above?
by lostdragon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Re: 3 Part Warren Robinett interview
Replies: 2
Views: 1492

Re: 3 Part Warren Robinett interview

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by lostdragon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Rainbow Islands development story
Replies: 14
Views: 3854

Re: Rainbow Islands development story

This was originally published in either Zero magazine or Ace. I can't remember which and I can't find it at the moment. It's good that this is a searchable document. Nice mention of Run Length Compression and the use of STOS and a great game. I thought it was The One magazine, but could be wrong . ...
by lostdragon
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Never Ported respectively released for ST
Replies: 148
Views: 82445

Re: Never Ported respectively released for ST

The lost 16 bit remake of A8 Classic Rescue On Fractalus, if the Amiga couldn't do it.. From Julian Eggebrecht The Amiga version of Ballblazer ("Master Blazer") had a rendition of the Rescue on Fractalus graphics engine, but it was never completed into a full game. The Amiga was not powerf...
by lostdragon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: ST Article in this month's Retro Gamer
Replies: 15
Views: 11734

Re: ST Article in this month's Retro Gamer

Awise from your Gwave :) Necrobumping this one as A)Tracked down source of those absurd claims Trantor:last Stormtrooper was mistaken for a coin op. This was simply a poster on RetroGamer forum asking if it was ever an arcade game and another replying it wasn't, but it could of passed for one as it ...
by lostdragon
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Atari ST hardware based coin-ops
Replies: 19
Views: 11512

Re: Atari ST hardware based coin-ops

Yet more information has come to light. This coutesty of US Gold's Peter Pachla: A company created machines based around the Atari ST in 1987/88. We modified "Backlash" to run on them. AFAIK only a very few of these machines (5 or 6) were made, and even fewer were ever tested on site here ...
by lostdragon
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: R0X ZER0
Replies: 51
Views: 24165

Re: R0X ZER0

marss wrote:Superb game. Could it possible to add up the lady's voice from the PC version?
If I'm courageous enough, I will port the PC version to the Jaguar


Fortune favours the brave :D

This would be a most welcome edition to the ever expanding Jaguar library.
by lostdragon
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Never Ported respectively released for ST
Replies: 148
Views: 82445

Re: Never Ported respectively released for ST

Cybex:

http://www.ataricompendium.com/archives ... alver.html

Many thanks to Scott Stilphen for giving an old interview of mine a new home.
by lostdragon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Never Ported respectively released for ST
Replies: 148
Views: 82445

Re: Never Ported respectively released for ST

Another new one...

Apparently Sean Baggaley had written a fantasy style RTS for the ST for D+H games.

It reached Beta but the MD of D+H was arrested on various charges of alleged fraud...
by lostdragon
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Snow Bros on atari ST
Replies: 37
Views: 18144

Re: Snow Bros on atari ST

I do hope he hasn't suffered a similar fate to that of the likes of 7800 Paperboy coder Andrew H. As soon as he mentions there's a slight possiblty of code perhaps still being on a disk somewhere, he is bombarded by people demanding he find and share it. Not everyone is as respectful as you good fol...
by lostdragon
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Never Ported respectively released for ST
Replies: 148
Views: 82445

Re: Never Ported respectively released for ST

Another update: Super Thief was started by Palace and by all accounts was pretty well advanced (and good) when it was shelved. I am not sure of the programmer (Possibly Sean Griffith from Magic Pockets/ Rise of the Robots fame, but don't quote me on that) but the graphics were done by Dan Malone (Wh...
by lostdragon
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Never Ported respectively released for ST
Replies: 148
Views: 82445

Re: Never Ported respectively released for ST

Remember seeing a claim that suggested Interceptor (E.A) never made it to ST as coder found it rather ironic that the very people who'd bought the ST as it was cheaper than the Amiga, had killed it by pirating it's software...
by lostdragon
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari Panther schematics discovered - Never released machine
Replies: 7
Views: 4821

Re: Atari Panther schematics discovered - Never released machine

Put fresh quotes from Rob Nicholson (HMS) and Jeff Minter up, along with claim Atari could of licenced the hardware out, up here if anyone's interested:

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/80735-panther/page-3
by lostdragon
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Atari ST hardware based coin-ops
Replies: 19
Views: 11512

Re: Atari ST hardware based coin-ops

Thread bump...

Hmmn....

I discovered a claim that there were at least 2 Prototype ST coin ops being shown by Steve Bak..1 running Leatherneck and the other Xenon, intended to power Mastertronic 's Arcadia cabinets, but the Amiga hardware was far better suited so used instead.
by lostdragon
Sat May 12, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Never Ported respectively released for ST
Replies: 148
Views: 82445

Re: Never Ported respectively released for ST

Grand Prix...supposed to join likes of 9 Lives, Defender II, Photon Storm etc on the ARC label
by lostdragon
Sat May 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari Panther schematics discovered - Never released machine
Replies: 7
Views: 4821

Re: Atari Panther schematics discovered - Never released machine

Just a brief update.

It was (Ex-Tiertex ) Paul Gill that very kindly passed onto GTW the info that Strider II had been Green Lit for the Panther console.
by lostdragon
Sat May 12, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Wolfchild for the ST, a disaster
Replies: 36
Views: 14567

Re: Wolfchild for the ST, a disaster

Reading an old interview with Simon (passed onto Atarimania and Core Design Website), he talks of all his development work being done on a Mega ST running OCP's Art Studio... How the original design sketches for the main sprite in Wolfchild had a much more metallic look at had spiky armour, but that...
by lostdragon
Mon May 07, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Wolfchild for the ST, a disaster
Replies: 36
Views: 14567

Re: Wolfchild for the ST, a disaster

A dissapointment more than a disaster, but given the commercial state of the ST games market at that time, hardly surprising. An STE version wouldn't of made commercial sense, ST conversion probably warranted in terms of if it's done enough folks will buy it, but don't tie people up for too long, we...
by lostdragon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Litil Divil ST And Jaguar And What Became Of Both
Replies: 3
Views: 6546

Re: Litil Divil ST And Jaguar And What Became Of Both

Brume wrote:Interesting. Do you remembere where did you read the interview?



Yep:


http://www.everythingamiga.com/2017/01/ ... divil.html
by lostdragon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Litil Divil ST And Jaguar And What Became Of Both
Replies: 3
Views: 6546

Litil Divil ST And Jaguar And What Became Of Both

https://youtu.be/gRI4_OOK5UY Litil Divil had been up there with ST Chuck Rock II as having press annoucement's that it was headed to the ST and later the Jaguar, but didn't appear on either and i had seen the Jaguar version as listed as FINISHED on Atari Age a few years back. I had read an interview...

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