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    Atari reboots Asteroids as a sandbox survival PC game

    The re-imaged 1979 space rock blaster will launch on Steam Early Access in March .
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    Re: Atari reboots Asteroids as a sandbox survival PC game

    Has anybody actually been able to play one of these Internet Archive games? Because no matter what computer I use all I get is the loading wheel thingy no matter how long I leave it.
    Of course I'm perfect you just need to lower your expectations.

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    Re: Atari reboots Asteroids as a sandbox survival PC game

    Yup, managed to get Joust working. Did take a bit more effort than I would have liked tho but was well worth it

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    Re: Atari reboots Asteroids as a sandbox survival PC game

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    ...Did take a bit more effort than I would have liked...
    Any effort in particular or just general effortiness all round?
    Of course I'm perfect you just need to lower your expectations.

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    Re: Atari reboots Asteroids as a sandbox survival PC game

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila the Bun View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    ...Did take a bit more effort than I would have liked...
    Any effort in particular or just general effortiness all round?
    Just the "all round" kind i think; maybe just hit f5 a bunch of times until it works?

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    Re: Atari reboots Asteroids as a sandbox survival PC game

    No issues here, although some of the games do require reading through - in the case of Joust, you have to look for a separate controller pad on the upper left of the screen, and, non-intuitively, hit the Advance button, then hit insert coin(s), and then select number of players. It's explained in the text, but I don't recall any other advanced emulator (including Mame) that actually required reading the 'instructions'.
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    Re: Atari reboots Asteroids as a sandbox survival PC game

    Does ATARI still exist?

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    Re: Atari reboots Asteroids as a sandbox survival PC game

    Quote Originally Posted by tob5id1 View Post
    ...maybe just hit f5 a bunch of times...
    Ok...I can work with general hittiness...as my house will attest to.

    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoLS View Post
    ... actually required reading the 'instructions'.


    Worth a go I suppose.
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    Re: Atari reboots Asteroids as a sandbox survival PC game

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Does ATARI still exist?
    As a software publisher, yes. They no longer do dev or hardware.

    Most recently, they release Baldur's Gate II - Enhanced Edition and Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 (mobile).

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    Re: Atari reboots Asteroids as a sandbox survival PC game

    Oh the memories and I can remember the exact places I played it

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