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ataribob
August 19th, 2005, 15:09
Does anyone know or planning on added these.

They are on all the other platforms so why not the PSP.
Anyone else like to see these systems ?

Shiaoran
August 19th, 2005, 17:38
i think it's becouse those are old systems and newer systems have cooler games :P

RIVER RAID! FOREVER! Q(_)

Predator
August 19th, 2005, 18:31
Cooler games?? Please explain what you mean??
Cooler = Better graphics & little to no replay value??
Retro gaming forever!! :) Classics never die!!

Cap'n 1time
August 19th, 2005, 18:42
Cooler games?? Please explain what you mean??
Cooler = Better graphics & little to no replay value??
Retro gaming forever!! :) Classics never die!!

you just went up in my book!

parabolee
August 19th, 2005, 19:43
Well to be fair the Lynx didn't have many "Classic" games. I ahd one and can't think of one game I would like to play again.

And the 2600? LOL it sucked, and I had one of those too. Seriously, waht was it's best game? Pole position? Pit Fall? Pong!?

I would like to see a decent Atari Jaguar emulator though, that had a few decent games that were overlooked by most people. Alien Vs Predator to name the best.

ataribob
August 19th, 2005, 20:58
Pitfall 2 ruled it's day

Uzeless
August 19th, 2005, 21:03
Now, come on!! The 2600 was a fantastic machine in it's time and there are a lot of people out there who own(ed) one and would love to relive their experiences on their shiny new PSP's. As for the Lynx, it DID have some classic games which I personally would love to play on my PSP (Let's face it, the Lynx is f*****g bulky by comparison!!!!). A.P.B, Chips Challenge, Warbirds and Hard Drivin' to name but a few.

parabolee
August 19th, 2005, 21:18
APB was good but I think you can play the arcade version on MAME, Hard Drivin hasn't aged well at all. Never played the other two.

The 2600 was bad, just plain bad. Sure it was great 27 years ago! Thats a quarter of a century!

I never really enjoyed it when I owned one. The ZX spectrum was a million times better for game quality, I know it came out a few years later but that machine got me into games, not the sucky 2600. ;)

But on the plus side a 2600 emulator port would be VERY easy and I'm sure someone will do it eventually.

DCRich
August 20th, 2005, 00:44
Seriously now, to say the atari sucked is unfair to the system. I mean, look how many classic games it had, that were remade for later systems. Granted, most those games started in the arcade. You don't see games anymore like Pitfall II, Yars Revenge, Frostbite, Riddle of the Sphinx. I could go on and on. Oh, and who can forget Combat, or air sea battle. CLASSIC! A system had to get the ball rolling for us would be gamers, and the Atari did the greatest job of that.

Shiaoran
August 20th, 2005, 15:26
i have an atari 2600, bought it for 5 bucks in 2003
i still have fun with it

parabolee
August 20th, 2005, 20:02
Seriously now, to say the atari sucked is unfair to the system. I mean, look how many classic games it had, that were remade for later systems. Granted, most those games started in the arcade. You don't see games anymore like Pitfall II, Yars Revenge, Frostbite, Riddle of the Sphinx. I could go on and on. Oh, and who can forget Combat, or air sea battle. CLASSIC! A system had to get the ball rolling for us would be gamers, and the Atari did the greatest job of that.

True, and I'm a big Atari fan, but I personally am not interested in playing any of those games now. They haven't stood the test of time well at all. Every game it had that was good has been remade MUCH better.

fordperfect
August 21st, 2005, 04:27
True, and I'm a big Atari fan, but I personally am not interested in playing any of those games now. They haven't stood the test of time well at all. Every game it had that was good has been remade MUCH better.

I play my 2600 more than my psp. :cool: Lynx kicks ass too. Just cause somthings old dosent make it bad. Every game that was good has not been made much better. IMHO they've been f&*&#^ up. ANd no ones remade Yar's Revenge to my knowledge....

DCRich
August 21st, 2005, 08:39
now, games can be remade, sure....but the only thing that really changes in a true remake may be just the gfx and sound. the gameplay remains the same, so really the game has stood the test of time. Pacman is one that has stood the test of time probably more than any other.

asphalter
August 21st, 2005, 11:59
I'd love a Lynx emulator for PSP but I can't see it happening due to lack of interest.

There is an open source one here:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/dystopia/

slik da relic
August 22nd, 2005, 18:03
activision and imagic brought out the best in the 2600... megamania, river raid, dragonfire?! cmon, those games were hot at that time.

da relic

parabolee
August 22nd, 2005, 19:34
activision and image brought out the best in the 2600... megamania, river raid, dragonfire?! cmon, those games were hot at that time.

da relic

Yeah "at the time" being the key quote here. I'm not dissing anyone for wanting to play Atari 2600, I'm just saying I would have no time for it. Got a LOT of better games to play through.

But hey like I said before, no debate required because I Atari 2600 EMU would be VERY VERY easy. Hell I could do it because it would'nt require any clever coding, just a straight port of any open source 2600 EMU would no doubt run 100% speed first time.

Not sure if there is much interest in coders doing it but any of you could learn how to and do it yoursleves in a few weeks, just takes some patience.

parabolee
August 22nd, 2005, 21:53
Your wishes have (half) been granted -

http://psp-news.dcemu.co.uk/handypsp.shtml

:)

ataribob
August 22nd, 2005, 23:16
Nice

still dreaming of playing Pitfall 2 on my PSP

:)

asphalter
August 22nd, 2005, 23:25
yes!!!!!!!

will test in the morning :->

fordperfect
August 23rd, 2005, 03:04
But hey like I said before, no debate required because I Atari 2600 EMU would be VERY VERY easy. Hell I could do it because it would'nt require any clever coding, just a straight port of any open source 2600 EMU would no doubt run 100% speed first time.


Why don't you do it then, If its that easy to do? http://www.whimsey.com/z26/z26.html
Source code is on the site. Consider it a challenge, I'm calling you out.
Since its supposed to be VERY VERY easy you should be able to do it in a week or less. I won't even expect it to play all the different bankswitching types, thats how nice I am.

-FP :)

nexis2600
August 23rd, 2005, 05:10
Why don't you do it then, If its that easy to do? http://www.whimsey.com/z26/z26.html
Source code is on the site. Consider it a challenge, I'm calling you out.
Since its supposed to be VERY VERY easy you should be able to do it in a week or less. I won't even expect it to play all the different bankswitching types, thats how nice I am.

-FP :)

Ouch. Too much assembly in that emulator. That would take a while to port.

Got any in pure C?

bill00000
August 23rd, 2005, 07:04
I don't know anything about coding, but here's the open source atari 2600 emulators I could find. (I believe Stella has been ported to DC and GP32)

PC Atari Emulator:
http://www.classicgaming.com/pcae/

Stella:
http://stella.sourceforge.net/

A26:
http://users.aol.com/autismuk/emu.html

Z26:
http://www.whimsey.com/z26/z26.html