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First lot of BSW GCD

August 11, 2004 by Brume

News illustration image The Byte of Blue SoftWare (also member of TCE) redid several compilations of games. We recover many ST hits there, as well as of unpublished pictures by Pixelbrother of TCE (great work!).
This is the first bunch of BSW GCD that have been released, a second bunch should follow shortly here.

BSW GCD 13v2 contains:
- Albedo
- Alpine Games
- Blastaball

BSW GCD 14v2 contains:
- Screaming Wings
- Extensor
- Masters Of The Universe
- Nebulus
- Pengy

BSW GCD 19v2 contains:
- Arkanoid 2 Revenge of Doh
- Crazy Cars 2
- Asteroids Deluxe

BSW GCD 24v2 contains:
- Arcade Fruit Machine
- BATslot
- Star Goose

Download [url=../newsattach/GCD_13v2.ZIP]BSW GCD 13v2[/url], [url=../newsattach/GCD_14v2.ZIP]BSW GCD 14v2[/url], [url=../newsattach/GCD_19v2.ZIP]BSW GCD 19v2[/url] and [url=../newsattach/GCD_24v2.ZIP]BSW GCD 24v2[/url].

Minefield: new game available by MJJ-Prod

August 6, 2004 by Brume

News illustration image Steph of MJJ-Prod is just coming to publish a new clone of Minesweeper, named Minefield. The game - that has been coded in GFA Basic - features some crazy levels, nice pictures and good tune by Jedi of Sector One. It deserves a test ;-)

Download the complete image-disk of [url=../newsattach/MINFIELD.ZIP]Minefield[/url] now.

New contest launched by Leonard

August 3, 2004 by Brume

News illustration image The famous coder of Oxygen crew (and current author of SainT emulator) is just coming to open a new contest: coding a demo with as much possibles 16*16 sprites! This kind of screen was initialised by TCB coders 15 years ago. Here are the rules:
1. Demo run at 50 FPS
2. 520-STF or 1040-STF Machine
3. 2 bitplans background
4. No cheated wave (all shifts are used)
5. Nice waveform covering the whole screen
6. The wave loops in 360 frames (7.2 sec)
7. Use exactly same sprite as Sowatt Demo
8. Sound-chip music
9. 5 lines high scroll-text
Also the author offers 50 euros to the person who manages to crack the password protection of his new record!

More information on ATARI 16*16 Sprite Demo Contest.

BSW GCD 10v2 and 11v2

August 3, 2004 by Brume

News illustration image After the last releases he made last weeks, The Byte would deserve a break. But nothing can stop The Byte, and we are all glad to get more menus from him! This time, he has re-released both Games CD under the BSW label.

BSW GCD 10v2 contains:
- Into The Eagles Nest
- Battleships
- Black Lamp
- Super Breakout
- Dragon Force

BSW GCD 11v2 contains:
- Addictaball
- Crystal Castles
- Karateka
- Locomotion
- Pac-Mania

Grab both disks here: [url=../newsattach/GCD_10v2.ZIP]BSW GCD 10v2[/url] and [url=../newsattach/GCD_11v2.ZIP]BSW GCD 11v2[/url].

MSA Converter v2.1 available

August 2, 2004 by Brume

News illustration image Our favorite converter/handler of ST images is just coming to be updated. Here is what Zorg writes:

Bugs fixed:
. Fixed MSA conversion which was broken
. Fixed ST files track number detection which was broken too

. Possibility to choose the format of the destination file name and of the zip file name in the options window

. Added filesize control during Explorer->Disk image transfert to avoid loading huge files in memory for nothing
. Updated Zipforge component to version 2.55. The program is now smaller

Greets, nice updates! Go on MSA Converter Website to get latest version!

Klapauzius disk 8

August 1, 2004 by Brume

News illustration image Klapauzius is back on the scene! He is just coming to upload 8th issue, affter releasing issues 1 (new disk!), issue 2 (new version) and 15 (new version, too) some weeks ago.
Klapauzius compilations are brilliant disks because all games are fully cracked (mainly by old crews) and perfectly trained and packed (by Klapauzius himself). And last but not least, all games are patched in order to work on any TOS!
Klapauzius CD 8 contains the games:
- Dizzy Wizard (full version) (+trainer)
- Leviathan (+trainer, +high score saver)
- Star Wars (+trainer)
- Wizball (+trainer, +high score saver)
- Major Motion (+trainer)
- Welltris (+fix for TOS 2.X)
- docs/hits of all games available on the disk

Download [url=../newsattach/KCD008.ZIP]Klapauzius disk 8 version 1.0[/url].

Screenshot of Hacman 2
Random review

If there's one thing to come out of the eighties and early nineties, it's... well, okay, it's crappy Australian soap operas. But if there are two things to come out of the eighties and early nineties, they're crappy Australian soap operas and an overabundance of Pac-Man clones[1].

August 11, 2005 by JamesRC


Did you know?

"So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'" -- Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs, on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer

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