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Star Wars (rev 2)

0.35b11 [Brad Oliver]

0.27 [Steve Baines, Frank Palazzolo, Brad Oliver]


- 0.113u3: Derrick Renaud fixed analog controls by adding back a faux VBLANK timing in Star Wars.

- 0.108u5: Mathis Rosenhauer rewrote the Atari vector generators, using the schematics and actual state machine PROMs. The state machine is now emulated so timing should be much more realistic. Clipping hardware in bzone and others is emulated instead of hardcoded. Improved accuracy of clocks and various other bits of cleanup. Changed M6809 CPU1/2 clock speeds to 1512000 Hz, VSync to 40Hz and added prom ($1000 - AVG PROM). Removed flags dispose from REGION_PROMS.

- 0.104u1: Mathis Rosenhauer fixed sound bug esb0104gre and improved Star Wars sound synchronization.

- 0.104: Mathis Rosenhauer fixed NVRAM handling in Star Wars/ESB (only affects test mode).

- 0.103u1: Mathis Rosenhauer rewrote the Star Wars mathbox multiplier from the schematics.

- 0.80u2: Reverted some Star Wars code back to older working version in machinestarwars.c, this fixes bad trench vectors in Star Wars.

- 0.79: Aaron Giles fixed a problem with Star Wars.

- 0.72: Frank Palazzolo removed "bad trench vectors hack" from Star Wars which he created in 1997. Appears not to be necessary any more.

- 0.58: Changed palettesize from 256 to 32768 colors.

- 0.53: Moved the cpu1 roms ($0, $400, $800, $c00) to Mathbox proms.

- 0.35b11: Brad Oliver added Star Wars (rev 2). Renamed (starwars) to (starwar1).

- 18th April 1999: Brad Oliver added another Star Wars romset.

- 0.30: Frank Palazzolo added a TI TMS5220 emulator. This handles speech in Star Wars and other games. Bernd Wiebelt made fixes to Star Wars brightness and supported true analog joystick input in games like Star Wars.

- 0.29: Aaron Giles did some fixes to the Star Wars mathbox. Aaron Giles did some optimizations to the 6809, and modified it to always fetch opcodes directly from RAM (much faster). The Ghosts 'n Goblins, Star Wars and Williams drivers needed reworking to support that.

- 0.28: John Butler provided a new 6809 emulator. It is faster than the previous one, and fixes some bugs including the ship moving in the wrong direction on the tower level of Star Wars and the bonus maze in Pac & Pal. Steve Baines fixed color intensities in Star Wars - objects now fade out properly. You might find it a bit too dark now, but this is done to reproduce the differences in brightness that the original has. Frank Palazzolo fixed the 'bad trench vectors' and 'fail to approach Death Star' bugs in Star Wars.

- 0.27: Steve Baines, with the help of Frank Palazzolo and Brad Oliver, implemented Star Wars (Atari 1983). It's playable, but far from perfect. There's even some preliminary sound support (slows the game down a lot). Issues: Dipswitches not functional, but you can change game settings through the self test menus. May not approach Death Star after dogfight. Left/Right control is backwards on tower level. Some vectors drawn wrong in trench. Music is not complete. Speech is not implemented.


- Obi-Wan Kenobi is gone but his presence is felt within the force. The Empire's Death Star, under the command of Darth Vader, nears the rebel planet. You must join the rebellion to stop the Empire. The force will be with you - Always.


- Your X-Wing is equipped with an invisible deflector shield that will protect you for 6 collisions.

- Deflector strength is lost when a fireball impacts your shield or when you strike a Laser Tower or Trench Catwalk.

- Aim your lasers with cursor to explode Empire Tie Fighters, Laser Tower tops and Trench Turrets.

- Shoot fireballs before they impact your shield.

- The Rebel Force is depending on you to stop the Empire by blowing up the Death Star.


Other Emulators:

* Retrocade

Movie: Star Wars

Genre: Sci-fi

Year: USA 1977

Director: George Lucas

Studio: 20th Century-Fox

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrson Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, Peter Cushing

Recommended Games:

The Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Arcade

Star Wars Trilogy

Category: Starfighter

Recommended Games:

The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Arcade

Star Wars Trilogy

Starship 1

Star Fire

Star Fire 2

Tunnel Hunt


Star Hawk

Space Encounters

Space Seeker

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom





Star Trek





I, Robot

Tube Panic

High Voltage

Splendor Blast

Shrike Avenger

Vs. Star Luster

Thunder Ceptor

Galaxy Force 2

Galaxy Gunners


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