Monday, April 02, 2018

Enhanced Games

Everyone knows that Peter Putnik has adapted hundreds of games for hard disk installation which includes extras like bug fixes, TOS compatibility, patching for 4MB machines and other goodies like better controls, level select, cheat codes, maps, trainers, etc, etc. However, some are super-charged with cool coding to utilise the Blitter coprocessor or that hidden hardware lurking inside the Atari STe so we thought it might be nice to offer a brief round-up of games with the most impressive enhancements. I hope you guys find this compilation of his fuji-dedication useful?


 Xenon II - updated for the Atari STe and features DMA streamed background music. Turn up the volume!
 Cannon Fodder - enhance this lame port with your chosen DMA streamed background music.
 Prince Of Persia - allow the DMA hardware lurking inside the Atari STe to replay the game's sounds.

    

 Dungeon Master - far cleaner samples are heard thanks to the DMA hardware within the Atari STe.
 Chaos Strikes Back - Again, the DMA hardware allows cleaner sample playback for this awesome sequel.
 Oids - the potential for double framerates delivering a smoother experience when rescuing the stickmen.

    

 Jinks - this jerky game is weird but at least it now uses the smoother STe scrolling [original disks still required]
 Menace - I cannot thank Peter enough for replacing that horrendous yellow ship with a white one!
 Uridium - Blitter-boost that sluggish ship and add DMA streamed background music while you're at it!

    

 Giana Sisters - this Zamuel_a enhanced game now also comes with optional DMA streamed music!!
 Hard 'n' Heavy - gone is that embarrassing flip-screen gameplay, all thanks to cool Blitter programming.
 Road Runner - Improved and also Blitterized for faster scrolling - but it's still a rubbish game (sorry Peter!)

    

 Goldrunner - Some might not like this, but I love hitting the F3 key to disable that fuzzy speech!
 Gauntlet - this sluggish hack 'n slash arcade game gets big improvements but still needs extra CPU grunt.
 Wolfenstein 3D - Ray's jaw-dropping FPS now has bugs removed with decent save game support.

    

8 comments:

  1. Dont EVER delete this post.. I've bookmarked it ;-)

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    1. Ha! Thank you for the feedback!!!
      Glad you liked this compilation of what's currently out there...

      Cheers :D

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  2. Very, very, very nice! Thank you! Hope you will find more games.. ;-)

    Giana Sisters - this Zamuel_a enhanced game now also comes with optional DMA streamed music!!

    It is not only optional DMA streamed musik. I´ve heard you need an STe with 2MB. Beside the sound you will get smooth scrolling (no scrolling in the original), and evem the clouds that were missing in the original are now paralax scrolled..

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    1. RAM is no issue today and esp so with emulators like Hatari ;) Glad you liked this brief compilation of PP's **AWESOME** dedication to the scene. He's a genius and I wish we could clone him. lol

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  3. Peter is a great developer and has done a lot for ST owners! (Into The Vertical Blank)

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  4. Cool... I look forward to trying these out in STeEm at least... (as I don't have a sufficiently enhanced real machine)

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    1. That's a shame. The best model to aim for is the STe with the full 4mb and then the other luxuries like an Ultrasatan come second. Hope you get a decent computer soon. Emulation is great but nothing beats the real thing imho...

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