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Re: Stunt Car Racer Atari 8-Bit ( 128kb )
« Reply #10 on: 08:28, 27 March 18 »
The 800XL is a great 8bit, there’s a 128k version as well, so would be interesting to know more. The Atari 800xl still has the best 8 bit tennis game I’ve ever played.


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You need 128KB to run Stunt Car Racer on the Atari so you either need a 130XE or a expanded 800XL or 65XE to run it - or use the Altirra emulator.
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Re: Stunt Car Racer Atari 8-Bit ( 128kb )
« Reply #11 on: 16:30, 27 March 18 »
You need 128KB to run Stunt Car Racer on the Atari so you either need a 130XE or a expanded 800XL or 65XE to run it - or use the Altirra emulator.

Hi, I believe my 800XL has 256k expansion, but never really had an excuse until now to get it out the loft and use it


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Re: Stunt Car Racer Atari 8-Bit ( 128kb )
« Reply #12 on: 22:12, 30 March 18 »
Interesting that the CPC version is both 64K and 128K, I wonder what's added on the 128K version???

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Re: Stunt Car Racer Atari 8-Bit ( 128kb )
« Reply #13 on: 23:36, 31 March 18 »
Interesting that the CPC version is both 64K and 128K, I wonder what's added on the 128K version???

I do not know - I think the C64 tape version might have had to load tracks in as needed maybe the 128K version loads all the maps in one go???
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Re: Stunt Car Racer Atari 8-Bit ( 128kb )
« Reply #14 on: 11:12, 12 April 18 »
It is very impressive, to be honest. I really enjoyed Amstrad version a lot, but this one seems way smoother... great, great job.

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Re: Stunt Car Racer Atari 8-Bit ( 128kb )
« Reply #15 on: 13:10, 12 April 18 »
I have to be honest i do think the Atari version is better that the CPC much as it pains me. I think the frame-rate in the CPC version is a bit slow. I don't know if it was ported over from the Spectrum and then given a graphical makeover.
Given it's wireframe and the Spectrum and CPC are better at that compared to the C64/A8 it's a shame if that were the case. I think we know these days that it is capable of much better.
Some of the games from 4Mhz and @reidrac are amazing - the Atari needs extra hardware ( something called VBXE ) to get close. See this Video to see what i mean.

http://www.indieretronews.com/2017/01/rick-dangerous-all-time-favourite-game.html
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Re: Stunt Car Racer Atari 8-Bit ( 128kb )
« Reply #16 on: 13:39, 12 April 18 »
Well, it is true that Stunt Car Racer could be way better on the CPC, but we need to consider that it was programmed back in the days, when people were thinking about selling the games and they had to put them in the market as soon as possible. If it was programmed now, with all the time in the world and the current knowledge we have about the Amstrad it would be miles away. That is probably the main difference, in one case we are looking at a modern port that squeezes the platform as much and possible and in the other at a normal CPC game that was released with a different aim in mind  :)

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Re: Stunt Car Racer Atari 8-Bit ( 128kb )
« Reply #17 on: 16:40, 12 April 18 »
Well, it is true that Stunt Car Racer could be way better on the CPC, but we need to consider that it was programmed back in the days, when people were thinking about selling the games and they had to put them in the market as soon as possible. If it was programmed now, with all the time in the world and the current knowledge we have about the Amstrad it would be miles away. That is probably the main difference, in one case we are looking at a modern port that squeezes the platform as much and possible and in the other at a normal CPC game that was released with a different aim in mind  :)

I agree totally with what you are saying about Stunt Car Racer. It was made quickly to get to market and sell, these projects we see today are not for much if any commercial profit and without that commercial pressure they can take their time and produce something they are proud of which is what the Atari 8-Bit crew are doing now. The other point i was making was that the Atari needs additional hardware like the VBXE to get something like the quality of El Tesoro Perdido de Cuauhtémoc. The CPC really is probably the best all round 8-Bit when you compare to the others around. I dearly love my 800XL but if it wasn't for the Hardware/Software coming from the likes of Poland i think it would have struggled. The amount of hardware modifications available for it now is bonkers.
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Re: Stunt Car Racer Atari 8-Bit ( 128kb )
« Reply #18 on: 17:51, 12 April 18 »
I don’t agree with the Atari being unable to do something nice without a VBXE.


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