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Atari Legend site update

April 4, 2004 by ST Graveyard

Hello everybody,

It is with great pleasure I'm announcing this new update of the AL project. Over the past weeks loads of screenshots and boxscans have been added to the game section. And we have made it all available for your viewing pleasures. To see how much is online, you can checkout the new statistic page in the game section.

Updates :
- Greatly expanded the search functionalities in the game section. From all the game detail pages you can click on any piece of info (eg. developer, publisher, coder, musician, release year ...) to perform a deeper search on the info in the database.
- If you have an account and are logged in, you can add comments to your personal favorites. A new game comment section is available.
- We have added a small statistic page so you can check for yourself when/if new game multimedia is inserted in the database.
- A game info submit page has been placed online (you have to be logged on) so you can send us info regarding games. This way we can complete our database. You can also simply use the forum.
- The game boxscans are now online.
- We have added more functionalities to the screenshot pop ups. Now you can zoom, switch between shots from within the pop up and watch a slideshow of the screenshots!
- Everytime you load the frontpage, a new intro pic and quote is loaded on screen ... Just as a little extra!

I would also like the thank the guys in the AL multimedia team and at Atari Forum for sending so many screenshots and boxscans! We could not have made this site what it is now without you guys. Continue the great work! Thanks very much!

Enjoy the update. That is it for now.

This is the AL team signing of ...

MSA Converter 2.0

March 28, 2004 by Silver Surfer

News illustration image New features in version 2.0:

Bugs fixed:
- Crash on changing directory to an empty one when having some files selected
- Crash on deleting files/directory with bad FAT datas

Added:
- Graphic display of the state of the clusters
- Support of command line parameters
- 'configmsa' file replaced by 'msa_converter.ini' which stores more informations
- The state and the position of the explorer windows are now stored
- Can open disk images directly from ZIP archives

Modifications:
- Update of the explorer windows after a file transfer/save
- New icone
- Entirely remade convert window
- Updated ZIP component : ZipForge 2.51

The address has not been changed however : http://pageperso.aol.fr/ZORG63/index.html

Houba demo (preview) by Zuul

March 23, 2004 by Brume

News illustration image Another day, another rare demo sent by Ken of Zuul! How could we thank him enough?.

This time we received the preview version of the Houba demo, probably the last Zuul project on Atari ST. This is a multipart demo and it contains mainly 3D objects. It was never finished since Stix - main coder - was working on a game at the same time. But it looks great, and the gfx are well drawn, too.

Since it was never finished, the demo has no end. Don't be scared if the last screen is black, so. For the non-french readers, 'Houba' is the only word spoken by a caracter named 'Marsupilami'. It was created by Franquin in the comic 'Le Journal de Spirou'.

Download the file here: http://pacidemo.planet-d.net/atarilegend/HOUBA.ZIP

Golden Age demo by Hysteria!

March 22, 2004 by Brume

News illustration image The Golden Age by the French crew named Hysteria was never released. It was mentioned shortly into the Evil screen in the Ventura demo (thanks to Lotek Style/TSCC for this information), but it hasn't actually reached our screens until today. Shame on us.

Fortunately Ken of Zuul sent some days ago a bunch of demos and... it includes most of the screens of the Golden Age! Keep in mind it has never released, so some screens aren't finished and the main loader crashes. Luckily they all work from the desktop. Thanks to Ken for this piece of treasure.

Just download the disk by clicking here: http://pacidemo.planet-d.net/atarilegend/GOLDAGE.ZIP

D-Bug 183 released

March 18, 2004 by Brume

News illustration image Less than a month after their latest release, the legendary D-Bug guys are back! This time they offer both games with docs:

- Realms of Reality
- Osmosis

And more revelant information: the main menu was coded by Cyrano Jones (aka The Law from Automation and BBC). It features a fullscreen with 512 colors and a big zoomer! As always Showaddywaddy compiled the whole menu and he packed/fixed the games.

Grab the whole disk here: http://pacidemo.planet-d.net/newdisks/DBUG183.ZIP

Gamebase ST Released!

March 14, 2004 by Silver Surfer

News illustration image Gamebase ST allows any game to be readily available to play in the emulator of your choice by just clicking on the game name, thus removing all the fuss of manually loading the emulator and game by hand. Gamebase ST's interface allows you to browse the games in your database. When you click a game, you get to see a two or more screenshots of the game in action, along with options to play the game and listen to the game's music. Various fields in a Gamebase database hold information on the games, such as Publisher, Year Published, Musician, Programmer, Genre, Number of players.

http://www.atari-forum.com/ftopic2265.html

Screenshot of Crash Time Plumber
Random review

And even though Crash Time Plumber is an ace (free) game, I do wonder what can be done with what we have here. A great game engine, a fantastic idea. What if a 2 player mode would be implemented? And different types of levels? And some boss battles? I'm dreaming again here. Seems these amazing Cerebral Vortex games have that effect on me ;-)

July 1, 2018 by ST Graveyard

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Jack Tramiel bought Atari's home computer and home videogame business in 1984.

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