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Message started by CJ on 01.12.07 at 17:54:08

Title: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by CJ on 01.12.07 at 17:54:08
Thread for any discussion regarding the Advent 2007 releases.

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 01.12.07 at 19:00:23
There I was, wondering what had happened to the November fixpack...and instead D-Bug are releasing 25 games in December!  Really looking forward to seeing what the other days will be :)

Fantastic work as always guys!

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by CJ on 01.12.07 at 19:41:06
Thank you :)

Who said there'd be 25 games? ;-)  Stay tuned.

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Icey on 01.12.07 at 19:54:26
hi,just clicked the news link and what a nice surprise i got :)

Opened my first pressie....but wont divulge on here :-X What a fantastic idea!.....looking forward and have a merry christmas guys!

Nice  fun chiptune btw :)


Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 03.12.07 at 00:36:45
Interphase?! Holy crap, this beats Ferrero Rocher...!!!  D-Bug, you are spoiling us!  :D

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by geoanas on 03.12.07 at 04:54:15
X tra C :) :)L !! Thanks D-Bug !!...and joyfull Xmas to You All !!

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by cristo on 03.12.07 at 07:30:34
It's a really good idea you have made.

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by ggn on 03.12.07 at 09:33:00
Hold your horses there, the month has just started ;)

The D-Bug engine is still running at full speed! I'm almost tempted to reveal the game list for you all, but I'm afraid that the others will kill me :). We're all very excited because we have a beautiful line up of games (even we are astonished at their quality) and we're just as happy as you to see them playing on our 16/32 machines.

Place your bets now for the games you predict to see this month :)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 03.12.07 at 13:07:04
I reckon the Bitmap Bros classics Gods and Xenon will be in the list somewhere...  And a new DBug menu on Christmas day? But please don't tell me if I'm right - I like surprises!  ;)

I had great fun playing Robot Monsters the other day - I forgot how much I loved that game!

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Christos on 03.12.07 at 22:38:40
And what a nice release Dec 4 is :)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 03.12.07 at 23:30:50
It's here early!  ;D

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Christos on 04.12.07 at 08:19:48
Nope, it was here just in time ;)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by CJ on 04.12.07 at 08:20:25
Well, it was midnight somewhere wasn't it?  I had to get to bed :P

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Icey on 04.12.07 at 13:41:36
Escape from the planet of the robot monsters......what a great game! real good B-movie fun and the first time i have played it :)It really made me laugh :)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 04.12.07 at 22:34:00
Not much to say about day 5... other than:

THANK YOU!!!!111!!ELEVEN!!!

;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 05.12.07 at 09:35:45
-PS.  Not had a chance to try it on real HW, but STEEM (4MB+TOS2.06) crashes and burns when you try to run the *game* intro (from the options in the cracktro).

Will report later if the same happens on my real STE (but won't have a chance to try till the weekend).

The game seems fine though.  It was one of my favourites when I was a young'un :)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by ggn on 05.12.07 at 10:42:40
Yikes!

Just had a quick look and found the culprit. I notified CJ, so expect a fix in the afternoon. Sorry about this :(

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 05.12.07 at 11:57:39
Don't sweat it GGN - with all the top quality work you've been doing a few *minor* slip ups are bound to happen.  You D-Buggers are only human after all.  I have my doubts about CJ though... I hear rumours that he's some sort of cyborg cracking machine sent from the future to ressurect the Atari Falcon...  ;)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by CJ on 05.12.07 at 20:36:35
First Samurai is now fixed for TOS 2.06.  Sorry for the slip up!  It won't happen again.  I'll go and stand in the corner and whip myself to make sure :P

Also, GGN fixed Badlands for 1mb (I whipped him too) :-)


Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 06.12.07 at 11:09:59
Wow!  Golden Axe?!  This advent calendar is all-killer no-filler!  :)  Superb.

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Saviour on 06.12.07 at 16:17:08
Hey D-Bug!

Nice work with that Advent Calender and an awesome idea, too! Thanks for that!  :)

But i have a problem with "Golden Axe": On my Falcon030 (Specs are below in my Signature) it doesn´t run.
I get the Intro of the game but when i press a button to play it, i get weird graphics, the sound is stuck and my Falcon crashed. It happens with 16MHz on and off, Cache on and off and with NVDI on and off. It even crashes with a Clean Boot. :(
What can it be, ggn?
By the way: "Interphase" i have to play without (!) Cache enabled to make it work. Otherwise it will crash similar to Golden Axe now. But i can run "Interphase" with 16 MHz without problems though...  :-? (I can even play it with my 25MHz Phantom CPU/Bus Accelerator, but it´s too fast for me then.)

Best regards, Saviour.


P.S.: I really hope so much that there will be Lemmings and Gods behind a Window of the Advent Calender somewhere! :)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by ggn on 06.12.07 at 16:31:30
Hi there,


Saviour wrote on 06.12.07 at 16:17:08:
Hey D-Bug!

Nice work with that Advent Calender and an awesome idea, too! Thanks for that!  :)


Saviour wrote on 06.12.07 at 16:17:08:
But i have a problem with "Golden Axe": On my Falcon030 (Specs are below in my Signature) it doesn´t run.
I get the Intro of the game but when i press a button to play it, i get weird graphics, the sound is stuck and my Falcon crashed. It happens with 16MHz on and off, Cache on and off and with NVDI on and off. It even crashes with a Clean Boot. :(
What can it be, ggn?


Ok, my head was simply mashed last night, so I forgot to add any comments to the release. Firstly it doesn't work on my machine at all with cache on. Why is the option there then? Simply because if I took off the cache question then it refused to run on my TT! (yes, I must have assembled 20-30 versions last night to figure that out).

Try this: start with a cold boot (I'd disable NVDI too), then choose 16mhz, no cache. The most probable reason that it didn't work in that configuration in your machine is that you did a warm boot after trying the game with any configuration and then resetting. This all has to do with the TT compatibility I wrote above, maybe I will release 2 separate versions for Falcon and TT, because no matter how I tried to fix the game for one machine, for unknown (to me) reasons it failed on the other.


Saviour wrote on 06.12.07 at 16:17:08:
By the way: "Interphase" i have to play without (!) Cache enabled to make it work. Otherwise it will crash similar to Golden Axe now. But i can run "Interphase" with 16 MHz without problems though...  :-?


That's easy: I simply forgot to remove the cache on/off question ;). So what you see there with cache on is absolutely normal! Thanks for reporting it, I'll fix that ASAP.


Saviour wrote on 06.12.07 at 16:17:08:
(I can even play it with my 25MHz Phantom CPU/Bus Accelerator, but it´s too fast for me then.


LOL, nice!

[quote author=Saviour link=1196531648/15#20 date=1196957828]P.S.: I really hope so much that there will be Lemmings and Gods behind a Window of the Advent Calender somewhere! :)


No comment ;)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Saviour on 06.12.07 at 19:54:17
I am sorry to say this ggn, but i tried "Golden Axe" in every configuration now and always switched my Falcon off for 10 Seconds before trying the next time, but it refuses to work. No luck for me. :(
Maybe you can have another look at it, if you have the time (only if you have time, you´ve already done so much and you will be surely still very busy!)?

My respects for your hard work, lads! Other Atari Groups can really learn a lot from you, well done everyone! Keep up the good work. Stay cool, stay /|\ ! :)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by CJ on 06.12.07 at 20:43:02
Hi Saviour,

Sorry you are having problems with Golden Axe - unfortunatly none of us can recreate your problem on any of our Falcons (We have access to 6 different Falcons, with various memory/CPU/HD driver options)

So, unfortunatly, I don't think we can help with that right now - are you *sure* you don't load anything strange from AUTO?

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Icey on 06.12.07 at 20:50:11
Great intro screens for samurai dont you think,thanks guys :) btw,how you get to fix so many games for one month?

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by ggn on 06.12.07 at 22:40:44
Ok, 2 news items from me:

a) Interphase is re-uploaded with cache options gone
b) I managed to recreate the problem on my 4mb Falcon. Apparently it seems that if the game is loaded low in memory then it doesn't work!!!! ATM I'm baffled as to why this is happening, but if you can ensure that the game is loading high (make your hddriver caches bigger) then it will work I gather! Of course this is just a suggestion to get it working, I'll find a fix for this ASAP! (it's late in the night for me ;))

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Saviour on 06.12.07 at 22:48:20

CJ wrote on 06.12.07 at 20:43:02:
Hi Saviour,

Sorry you are having problems with Golden Axe - unfortunatly none of us can recreate your problem on any of our Falcons (We have access to 6 different Falcons, with various memory/CPU/HD driver options)

So, unfortunatly, I don't think we can help with that right now - are you *sure* you don't load anything strange from AUTO?


Hey CJ!
No i do a clean boot *everytime* i start my Falcon otherwise it will start MagiC automatically! ;)

Anyway, i got good news. I found the problem: It was not your work ggn, i am really sorry for that! It seemed to went corrupted when copying from my PC onto my Falcon (via 1.44MB Floppy). After everthing failed, i deleted the file on my Falcon and re-copied it...and now it works fine...

Hm, seems either my PC Floppy or my Falcon Floppy has some strange issues.

Guys, thanks for your help! I am so sorry that i posted a problem that wasn´t your fault!
Great work, next time i will be more careful.

Happy Santa-Clause-day (or what is it called in UK? In Germany it´s "Nikolaustag".) for you and your family for *every* D-Bug Member (I think the marvellous work of Dubmood needs also to be mentioned!).
I am really glad to have such powerful, competent and kind Users in the Atari Community! Have fun!

Best regards, Saviour

P.S.: Fire & Brimstone for the 7th! Great!!! And it even works! ;)  ;D

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by CJ on 06.12.07 at 22:56:15

MR BENN wrote on 06.12.07 at 20:50:11:
Great intro screens for samurai dont you think,thanks guys :) btw,how you get to fix so many games for one month?


Because we are D-Bug :-)

(And we've had a *lot* of practice)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Saviour on 06.12.07 at 23:05:43
Heck!

Now i am confused!
"Golden Axe" worked fine until i tried it again when i read your post, ggn...
It´s the same error again! So it´s the freaking HDDriver? What a piece of nasty software, it makes alot of problems!  >:(

Where can i change my Cache size for HD Driver, anyone?

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by CJ on 06.12.07 at 23:34:24
http://www.dbug-automation.co.uk/forum/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1175190295

Try that, see if it helps.

HDDriver isnt the most friendly of things to use, but it does unfortunatly seem to be the standard.  I personally prefer ICDTools (Which I use on the MSTe), but both my Falcons have HDDriver running on them :(

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by ggn on 07.12.07 at 07:35:18
No no no, you both got the wrong end of the stick. My experiments show that you need to load the game high in memory, not low! So in essence you need to increase your hddriver cache or load stuff in the auto folder! So the thread CJ linked to above will actually make the situation worse!

My main falcon has a 1.6mb cache (!!!) and golden axe loads fine, but the other falcon has a rather small cache and this happens...

Yes, I know this is lame, but I spent last afternoon looking at it, and I still haven't found a solution. I'm sure I'll find a solution, but that assumes I have to find some sprare time :)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 08.12.07 at 17:43:59
Ha - I knew Xenon had to be in there somewhere.

Cheeky tune by Dubmood there too ;)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by CJ on 09.12.07 at 14:52:27
I wonder what awaits behind tonights link ;-)

Hope everyone is enjoying the festive season so far!

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by ggn on 09.12.07 at 18:34:43

CJ wrote on 09.12.07 at 14:52:27:
I wonder what awaits behind tonights link ;-)

Hope everyone is enjoying the festive season so far!


Well if even you don't know what's going to be tonight's present, then it can only mean one thing: 11th hour botch-job :P.


Seriously, you only need to wait a few hours more to find out.... ;)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 09.12.07 at 20:36:52
Why didn't Ocean just reduce the size of the sprites in Parasol Stars so that levels fitted across the width of one screen?  That jerky horizontal flip-scrolling is B.A.D.  ;D

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by CJ on 09.12.07 at 21:34:02

ggn wrote on 09.12.07 at 18:34:43:

Well if even you don't know what's going to be tonight's present, then it can only mean one thing: 11th hour botch-job :P.


Oh that hurts! As if I'd ever leave anything that late :P

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by aktiv8 on 10.12.07 at 23:05:13
cracking gifts guys :)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Icey on 10.12.07 at 23:29:31
HI,have been playing xenon,badlands,fire and brimstone and escape from the planet of the robot monsters tonight.I decided to set my spare ste up downstairs and plug into my widescreen crt telly via scart and flip me it was superb! Using satandisk made it all nice and portable....could have picked a better name though,i hate it. Anyhow ,thanks guys,ive had a great night :) Atari/dbug in 2007 is looking pretty cool ;)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 11.12.07 at 11:15:02
Hey, Creatures!  Another game I remember from my youth.  :)

But *Please* make Oids be there somewhere...

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 13.12.07 at 22:38:12
Great work with Zool guys.  It's been many years since I've played this! ;)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Icey on 14.12.07 at 14:40:36
Nice to get doc with zool,Thanks

A game a day keeps the doctor away ;)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 16.12.07 at 21:55:06
"It runs on your Atari
From TT's down to ST
It's all a bit to nerdy
To tell you what we fixed

They're creepy and they're kooky,  
Mysterious and spooky,  
They're all together ooky, They work on your Atar-ooky
The Addams Family."

::)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 18.12.07 at 23:40:09
AWESOME!

I asked for this ages ago!  Thanks!  8-)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 22.12.07 at 23:12:06
Devious Designs - another one on my wish list :)

I am a happy camper.

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by falkn on 23.12.07 at 10:04:08

wrote on 16.12.07 at 21:55:06:
"It runs on your Atari
From TT's down to ST
It's all a bit to nerdy
To tell you what we fixed

They're creepy and they're kooky,  
Mysterious and spooky,  
They're all together ooky, They work on your Atar-ooky
The Addams Family."

::)


needs some work but I like it.

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Saviour on 24.12.07 at 00:58:10
Yay! Thank god it´s "Gods"  :D Thank you D-Bug and merry christmas everyone!  ;D

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by aktiv8 on 24.12.07 at 11:03:53
cracking release of Gods guys - fantastic

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Icey on 25.12.07 at 19:15:08
merry christmas and a happy new year to everyone :)thoroughly enjoyed the advent calendar idea,its been something to look forward to every day and have had great fun with them,and will continue to do so.Its been fantastic to see them on my widescreen tv via scart i was really surprised to see how good the st screen looks this way.

Great credit to dbug,supporting atari in 2007/08, it really is something special :)and deserves tremendous praise.I get a kick everytime i see the date on the intro screen,special times indeed :)

fantastic ;)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 26.12.07 at 22:48:19
Well done to all involved - will be giving DBug a big up in the next issue of RGCD :)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by The Paranoid on 30.12.07 at 18:19:51
I know i am late about this, but hey, i just registered 5 minutes go
(and still remember my password ... )

Just wanted to say "thank you" for the calendar and all the fixed
games. Excellent work!! Hope to see more from you in 2008!


The Paranoid / Paradox


Title: Advent - the aftermath
Post by ggn on 11.01.08 at 17:02:26
This just in: I updated the following games:

Awesome
Devious Designs
Smash TV
Toki

If you ask why, then it's because I had temporarily lost the source codes for these games, and we had in fact released 99% versions of them. Don't worry, it was just some depack flashes, if you're not too bothered then it's nothing to worry about.

Only exception is Smash TV, which had some missing files, so the game would try to load from disk at certain points :(. Everything should be ok now.

That's all for now...

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by sh3-rg on 11.01.08 at 17:11:34
If at first you don't succeed, there's always v1.1 100% PRoP3R ;)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 11.01.08 at 19:22:24
RG reborn in 2008?  Is that a promise?!?  Does this mean some new Atari prods?

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by sh3-rg on 17.01.08 at 14:07:02

wrote on 11.01.08 at 19:22:24:
RG reborn in 2008?  Is that a promise?!?  Does this mean some new Atari prods?


PM on its way, don't want to hijack this thread.

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by ggn on 17.01.08 at 14:26:55

sh3-rg wrote on 17.01.08 at 14:07:02:

wrote on 11.01.08 at 19:22:24:
RG reborn in 2008?  Is that a promise?!?  Does this mean some new Atari prods?


PM on its way, don't want to hijack this thread.


We can setup a RG sub-forum here if you guys like ;)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by sh3-rg on 18.01.08 at 09:39:39
>We can setup a RG sub-forum here if you guys like ;)

Comedy on many levels, I like your style, ggn :D

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 31.01.08 at 12:10:34
Where's the calendar gone then?  Is someone updating the site? :)

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by ggn on 31.01.08 at 12:26:03

wrote on 31.01.08 at 12:10:34:
Where's the calendar gone then?  Is someone updating the site? :)


sort of :P

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Shw on 31.01.08 at 14:01:35
quite a bit is gonig on behind the scenes ;)

I'll put a temporary page up later today... :) And the ULS fixes ;)

Shw

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by ggn on 13.09.08 at 20:36:56
Ok, finally I remembered I had to do something here! For posterity's sake I'll include all the texts from those 25 days, so we can all have a laugh!




Day 1

Leander ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 4mb Hard Drive by Cyrano Jones

No stale chocolate behind this day. To kick start we bring you Psygnosis' Leander!
Please note that we tried and tried to make the intro work on the Falcon and the TT, but in the end,
decided it wasnt worth the effort, so it is skipped on these systems. The game, however, works perfectly on all flavours of Atari so click and enjoy.. We'll be back tomorrow, and every day, up to Christmas Day, so be sure to come and click again!



Day 2

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 4mb Hard Drive by Cyrano Jones

Next on Sky One: When Robots Attack!!! Will you Escape From The Planet of the Robot Monsters in time to see what we have for you tomorrow? In our opinion a much under rated game, that is a lot of fun to play. Don't forget to come back tomorrow!



Day 3

Interphase
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 2mb Hard Drive by GGN

Quite possibly one of the most breathtaking 3D in a game on an ST - now ever better with 16Mhz options. GGN brings the classic 'Interphase' to the HD/030 era and also includes level select options! Special Christmas cheer to Elite! As we are the oldest active Atari group around, it's always good to see some of the scene names from the past again. Let's hope it helps to revive the good old days again where crackers were real crackers, packers were real packers, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri we're real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri!



Day 4

Badlands
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 1mb Hard Drive by GGN

Have you been naughty or nice?  The people living here were naughty, but GGN was nice and fixed it for you to play on more recent Atari machines!



Day 5

1st Samurai
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 (now fixed for TOS 2.06!) - 4mb Hard Drive by Cyrano Jones

The game that made 'Second Samurai' possible!  Hack'n'slash your way towards enlightenment - just like shopping in Tesco!



Day 6

Golden Axe
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 2mb Hard Drive by GGN

This needs no writeup. Download and play this classic game now!



Day 7

Fire and brimstone
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 2mb Hard Drive by GGN

The allmighty god Thor is on his way to fight for freedom and yaddayaddayaddayadda.... Look, just download the game, it's got lovely graphics, it's tricky and now it works on 030 CPUs. Is that enough info for you?



Day 8

Xenon
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 1mb Hard Drive by GGN

Don't be a whineyboy - kick back and have a blast this Christmas with the Bitmap's Classic 'Xenon' fixed up for hard disk install (as always!) and more recent Atari machines.



Day 9

Parasol stars
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 1mb Hard Drive by GGN

More Ocean action and another great arcade conversion. What are you waiting for? Click!



Day 10

D-Bug CD 198 (A and B)

Maybe you were expecting another fixed game? Well, we'd love to give you another HD, Falcon, MSTe, and TT fixed game, but instead D-Bug are proud to present to you Menu 198! (With two fixed games)  Both games have been sitting around for quite a while now, so we felt it was time to kick them out of the door and onto your Ataris!

Gauntlet III was cracked, packed, fixed and trained by CJ.  Outzone was cracked by CJ and packed and fixed by GGN.  Music as always by the mighty Dubmood! - Only 15 days left for the Big One!  (And I bet you all thought it would be a menu at the end!)

This is a dual format menu, it will boot on both ST and Falcon systems. Copy the files in the root of the disks to a folder on your HD to install.



Day 11

Creatures
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 2mb Hard Drive by GGN

Bored with Gauntlet III already? Well, we can't really blame you. Anyway here is a game released in the twilight of the ST gaming era. We like it, so we fixed it. Any questions?

No?

Thought so! Now download and enjoy!



Day 12

Heavy Metal Heroes
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 2mb Hard Drive by GGN

So far we haven't made enough shoot'em'up fixes this month, so let's make it up for you with a not so well known one (but still fun!). Please note that player 1's joystick is the one on the mouse port :)



Day 13

Indy Heat
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 2mb Hard Drive by GGN

It's freezing here in the UK (and probably Greece, who knows?) so heres some Indy Heat to warm you all up!



Day 14

Zool
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 4mb Hard Drive by Cyrano Jones

What's Christmas without horrible cheap sweets?  Zool is a bit hard to keep down, but at least now it runs quicker! The game was released in two flavours, STFM and STe - but for some reason the STe version refuses to run on the Falcon, so for that path we suggest 16Mhz to compensate!  Machine selection now is automatically made by the loader, I guess there were Chupa Chups in the cookie jar :P



Day 15

Navy Seals
ST / STe / mSTe / TT / Falcon030 - 4mb Hard Drive by SHW

After years of research the U.S. Military finally discovered how to train seals to swim around underwater and spy on the Russians. All it needed was a bucket of fish and a camera strapped to the seal's head. Once the intelligence was gathered, the seals would return back to the zoo they were using as a cover for their secret covert operations. Or it could be about the elite military group, who knows? Anyway, prepare yourselves for The Untouchables! (With different graphics)



Day 16

Chuckie Egg
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 1mb Hard Drive by Cyrano Jones

Happy Easter!  Wait, its Christmas.  Oh well, we're early - sue us!



Day 17

The Addams Family
ST / STe / mSTe / TT/ Falcon030 - 2mb Hard Drive by GGN

It runs on your Atari
From TT's down to ST
It's all a bit to nerdy
To tell you what we fixed

They're creepy and they're kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They're all together ooky, They work on your Atar-ooky
The Addams Family.



Day 18

Super Cars II
ST / STe / mSTe /  Falcon030 - 2mb Hard Drive by GGN

We're almost done here this month, so what better way to wrap up things than an overhead racing game in which you get to blow your opponents away? This almost works on the TT, but halts because of something we can't figure out yet.



Day 19

Awesome
ST / STe / mSTe /  Falcon030 - 4mb Hard Drive by GGN

Not much of a game in there, but that's Reflections for you! Worth alone for the Space Harrier sequence, so get it and start shooting things on your 16/32s!



Day 20

Toki
ST / STe / mSTe / Falcon030 - 2mb Hard Drive GGN

Who needs source code to fix games?  Not us!  Enjoy possibly the only good Ocean game to come from France!  Yes, its Toki... Please don't expect the fullscreen at the end to run on your 030/16mhz based machines!  Quite a lot of patching was required to get this to work on the Falcon, but the end result was well worth it.



Day 21

Smash TV
ST / STe / mSTe / Falcon030 / TT - 2mb Hard Drive by GGN

In the future, the key word is "control". All will be controlled, your habits, your personal life, your brain, your bodily functions, your opinions. People will be flung into an arena and battle against fierce monsters. Sounds like Atari Forum then, right?

Anyway, this one's by Eugene Jarvis. Eu-ge-ne Jar-vis. Name not familiar? Bad boy!



Day 22

The Black Lamp
ST / STe / mSTe / Falcon030 - 1mb Hard Drive by Cyrano Jones

From the Dawn of the ST comes 'The Black Lamp' - This was originally a classic Atari 8-Bit game but was updated for the Atari ST range of machines.  Again, another much under rated title that deserves to be played because while frustratingly difficult, it is also immense fun to play (Especially now with SHW's trainer!)



Day 23

Devious Designs
ST / STe / mSTe / Falcon030 / TT - 2mb Hard Drive by GGN

When asked for a blurb, the D-Bug people gave the following 3:

- "You can't be arsed to write a comment on the boards. We cant be arsed to write a comment here. Leech away"
- "Game. Works. 030 machines. hard drives. Play it."
- "3 days to Xmas and Santa Claus is checking his list. Now be good children leech this game and stay in spirit, don't be devious"

Choose your favorite one and be happy!



Day 24

Gods +
ST / STe / mSTe / Falcon030 / TT- 2mb Hard Drive by SHW


It's Black Lamp with Mark Coleman graphics! Well slightly improved gameplay just gave me enough motivation to give it the D-Bug treatment. OK, so Download it. That's  an order

Check back tomorrow for the grand finale of this calendar! We guarantee it's going to be BIG!



Day 25

Cruise for a corpse
ST / STe / mSTe / Falcon030 / TT  by GGN

Well, we said it was going to be big, didn't we? How's about 5 disks big? Join our main character in this epic adventure and crack the case, while gazing at the gorgeous graphics and animation and immerse yourself at the beautiful atmosphere, dialogues and puzzles (and plugging your ears at the crap sound :P). Of COURSE we didn't forget the Falcon, since this is probably the only version that runs on it!

We hope you enjoyed these past 25 days as much as we did, and you filled up your hard drives with quality games (and tossed your old floppies away ;))  It's been a fun ride through 2007 for us all as a group, and we wish all who read this, along with their nearest and dearest, a very Merry Christmas and a fantastical New Year.

D-Bug will be back in 2008 to finish the CD era (Finally! Yeah! Only one more menu to go! Whoohooo!) and be active on Atari! Remember folks, we're in this bacause a) We love Atari, b) We like what we're doing, c) We like to hear you enjoying it!

A few very special greetings from D-Bug go to:  ChrisTOS and Kradd for STOT and the Falcon League, Klaz, Elite and all the demo groups out there still showing the world that Atari isn't dead!

Sincerely, Cyrano Jones, Dubmood, East Cracking Group, GGN and last but not least Showaddywaddy.

Title: Re: Advent! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Post by Heavy Stylus on 10.12.08 at 11:13:56
Looking back, 2007's calendar was pretty damn good, wasn't it? :)

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