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Raven
May 9th, 2009, 08:46 PM
:confused:

I've been searching for a good week for a simple asteroids clone for DOS (that'll run on any hardware, ala Sr. Partner). I can't find one for the life of me! All I can find are overly-complex new-fangled copies with VGA graphics and garbage that doesn't belong in asteroids... Where can I find a simple asteroids clone that looks like this:

http://homepage.mac.com/lyford/4umsf/asteroids.jpg

If you find this, you're my hero.

P.S. - It'd be preferable if it has arcade-like sound effects via PC Speaker..

Fallo
May 9th, 2009, 09:23 PM
I've been searching for a good week for a simple asteroids clone for DOS (that'll run on any hardware, ala Sr. Partner). I can't find one for the life of me! All I can find are overly-complex new-fangled copies with VGA graphics and garbage that doesn't belong in asteroids... Where can I find a simple asteroids clone that looks like this:

EGARoids should fit the bill. It's a very basic Asteroids clone that runs in 640x350 mode. Doesn't have any SFX, though. If you do a Google search, you should be able to find it easily.

Raven
May 9th, 2009, 09:30 PM
While this is significantly better than what I was finding, the graphics are too advanced for my tastes, and the lack of sound is disheartening.

My search continues, though EGARoids will end up in my archive of stuff..

tikbalang
May 10th, 2009, 01:01 AM
asteroids emulator by chris pile.

info:
http://caesar.logiqx.com/php/emulator.php?id=asteroids

patches:
http://members.shaw.ca/kevinu/arcade/downloads.htm

bootdisk (amoad viii):
http://amoad.classicgaming.gamespy.com/

sound is available only thru SB and clones.

tikbalang
May 10th, 2009, 01:09 AM
asterocks by champ-em games:

http://www.champ-em.com/

has classic and champ (vga) modes. SB sound, dos3.1, i386. while you're there, check out the clones for space invaders, galaga, donkey kong, ms. pacman, galaxian, pacman, and centipede!!!

Trixter
May 10th, 2009, 08:30 AM
I've been searching for a good week for a simple asteroids clone for DOS

http://www.mobygames.com/game/astro-dodge

You're welcome. Requires true CGA though, as IIRC it reprograms MC6845 registers.

Raven
May 12th, 2009, 07:02 PM
This works on the Sr. Partner, and works well, and it indeed doesn't work on VGA adapters. Even in CGA mode (bios setting), might I add, it actually needs the proper physical adapter, or else it makes a scrambled duplicated display.

This is the best one of all those aforementioned, but not 100% perfect, so I'm still keeping my eyes out for one that has sounds (this one's biggest pitfall is no PC Speaker sound), and one that is closer to the arcade sprites (the ship warps a bit as you turn it, and the other objects look different in this version, no fire when you thrust).

Thank you, though, this will tide me over and work in lieu of a flawless clone. :)

linuxlove
May 12th, 2009, 07:08 PM
the one I always played was EGAroids. from what it sounds like, it would run on EGA hardware though I always played it on VGA hardware.

Trixter
May 12th, 2009, 08:55 PM
Thank you, though, this will tide me over and work in lieu of a flawless clone. :)

There were no such clones for CGA, sorry. That's about as good as it gets :)

Raven
April 29th, 2010, 02:44 PM
Hate to drag up a thread, but I am now looking for a clone that'll run on my XT that MUST have sound. I don't care what video mode it requires (CGA/EGA/VGA, whatever) as long as it doesn't require the CGA registers and has sound. Anybody? For now I'm going to stick EGAroids on there..

vwestlife
April 29th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Atari most likely had their own official "Atarisoft" version of Asteroids for the PC. I've never tried their PC versions, but I know the Atarisoft games for the C64 and Apple II were excellent.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4C1ZwEub0Po/StkakffxHMI/AAAAAAAAAfA/RPodvKGD_SI/s400/atarisoft_ad.jpg

Raven
April 29th, 2010, 05:56 PM
I've played many and enjoyed Atarisoft games, but I haven't come across a copy of Asteroids released by them. I will look around a bit just in case.

Edit: Yeah, they ALMOST released a copy of "Asteroids Deluxe" for the BBC Micro, but didn't even do that, and that wouldn't help my 5160 anywho.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atarisoft

Jowshuawsh
August 12th, 2013, 06:29 PM
Just found this laying around in my scrap documents and I thought you'd enjoy it xD

http://www.mediafire.com/download/cm9wa1tdb9j0253/asterocks.zip

- Hope it helps

tikbalang
September 7th, 2013, 06:09 PM
Just found this laying around in my scrap documents and I thought you'd enjoy it xD

http://www.mediafire.com/download/cm9wa1tdb9j0253/asterocks.zip

- Hope it helps


great game. the rest of the champ-em games are here:

http://www.champ-em.com/asterock.htm

Trixter
September 7th, 2013, 06:18 PM
Hate to drag up a thread, but I am now looking for a clone that'll run on my XT that MUST have sound. I don't care what video mode it requires (CGA/EGA/VGA, whatever) as long as it doesn't require the CGA registers and has sound. Anybody? For now I'm going to stick EGAroids on there..

Just realized that Blasteroids (http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/blasteroids) fits this bill. It's a clone of the arcade version, which was an official sequel.

cr1901
September 11th, 2013, 04:12 AM
I can't help but wonder, but... did anyone on this forum ever purchase the EGAroids source code?

Trixter
September 11th, 2013, 07:17 AM
Unlikely. It was written in MSC 3.0 or 4.0 and disassembles fairly easily, if you really want to see it, but there are much better examples of EGA programming out there.