Atari Legend - Latest News, Reviews and Interviews Legends Never Die! https://www.atarilegend.com/themes/templates/1/includes/icons/favicon.png 2019-09-17T00:00:00Z Atari Legend https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php Interview: Stefan Benz https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=40 2019-09-17T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard If there is one man who has done his share of contributions to the Atari ST scene, it must be Stefan Benz. He is the founder of projects like Fading Twilight and Fujiology, the main Atari ST archivist at demozoo.org, full time YM Rocker and member of The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation. He has been creating chiptunes since the early 90s and has recently released his first synthwave album called Laser Days. If you are a fan of Atari ST demos, the scene or music, this has got to be your cup of tea! News: New interview with Stefan Benz / Lotek Style https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=443 2019-09-17T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard If there is one man who has done his share of contributions to the Atari ST scene, it must be Stefan Benz. He is the founder of projects like Fading Twilight and Fujiology, main Atari ST archivist at demozoo.org, full time YM Rocker and member of The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation. He has been creating chiptunes since the early 90's and has recently released his first synthwave album called Laser Days. If you are a fan of Atari ST demos, the scene or music, this has got to be your cup of tea! Check it out <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=40" class="standard_tile_link_black">here</a>. News: Box scanning and buying originals! https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=442 2019-09-13T00:00:00Z Marcer In the last few months, I was lucky enough to borrow Krilar's complete originals collection, for dumping and box-scanning. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> Now he has got into dumping and scanning too and he has supplied his own preservation dumps too. Many thanks mate!!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Meanwhile, whilst I was working out the original games, a small devil woke up inside me. <br /><br /> - Hey some boxes are cool. <br /><br /> - Hello Ebay! <br /><br /> <br /><br /> Now i have started to collect and buy original games like a madman.<br /><br /> The majority of the games I personally try to buy are missing from our database, nor are they available elsewhere.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> So work is going on in the shadows here on Atari Legend. We are beavering away to get as much information, box scans and preparations for the hosting of these original disk dumps are on-going.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Marcer / Atari Legend<br /><br /> Interview: Eric Safar https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=39 2019-07-28T00:00:00Z Brume In the 80s, France produced a huge number of games for the Atari ST, some pretty mediocre, others very successful. <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_main_list.php?game_author=507&action=search" class="standard_tile_link_black">Eric Safar</a>'s games belong to the second category. Eric participated in titles such as <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=2520" class="standard_tile_link_black">Ranx</a> or <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=3352" class="standard_tile_link_black">Les Portes du Temps</a> on the Atari, before going to Cryo to work on MegaRace... But he's also the author of an adventure game that became a real hit: Atlantis.<br /> Today, Eric is still passionate and continues to develop games for our old machines. After releasing Athanor 1 a few years ago for 8 bit machines, he is about to release Athanor 2 on the Atari ST. Let's give him the chance to tell us his story in great detail. Be ready for one of the most captivating interviews on this site! News: A big batch of rare menus on Stonish https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=441 2019-07-04T00:00:00Z Brume This is not directly related to Atari Legend but rather its small sister site, <b>Stonish.net</b>. We are really proud to announce we've recently imaged most of the <a href="http://stonish.net/Supremacy-148#st1" class="standard_tile_link_black">Supremacy menus</a>, which is probably one of the rarest collections ever made. As great news never comes alone, we've also received many <a href="http://stonish.net/The-Deliverance-168#st1" class="standard_tile_link_black">The Deliverance menus</a>, which are really scarce, too.<br /><br /> The Deliverance menus are already on the site. Supremacy disks will be uploaded step by step, one per day during the holidays.<br /><br /> Thanks must be sent to Poliyo Soft, Razaac/Supremacy, AD/MPS, Pump/MPS, Cooper/Paradize, GT Turbo/Cerebral Vortex and Orion/Replicants for their help.<br /><br /> Visit the <a href="http://stonish.net/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Stonish</a> website to download all these disks and get more info on this subject. Interview: Yoda https://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/interviews_detail.php?selected_interview_id=38 2019-04-14T00:00:00Z Brume What? An interview with <a href="https://demozoo.org/sceners/31759/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Yoda</a> of the <a href="https://demozoo.org/groups/31563/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Marvellous V8</a>? Unless you lived totally cut off from the world of cracking during the 80s and 90s, this group must at least ring a bell to you. The V8, who later moved on and co-created The Empire, is one of those very notorious names. Back in the day, this group managed to get all the latest games, even sometimes before they were officially released. The V8 was known to deliver quality. The person we will meet today is none other than one of the founders of the group and probably one of the most prolific pirates in the ST scene. In addition to hacking hundreds of games, Yoda also coded several intros as well as two demos. It is with great honor we present an interview with one of the most famous crackers on the Atari ST. Here we go! News: 520 days later https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=440 2019-03-05T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard 520 is a magical number in the world of Atari. Today, exactly 520 days ago, we released the new Atari Legend project. And this calls for celebration. I was hoping to have something nice for you all in store, but lately, we all have been very busy and real life has been getting in the way. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> Still, a lot of great stuff happened during the past year and a half. For me personally, the biggest surprise occured in November 2017, a month after the initial release. Nico joined our development team. He has been a big help so far, teaching us how to properly code. We have had the pleasure to work with some great teams as well, releasing nice, new productions. The DB guys have been busy, adding more games and detailed info. And we have had the opportunity to talk to some very interesting people and share this with you all. 10 interviews and 19 reviews were released, which I personally still really enjoy doing. For this year, we have some big plans ahead. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> I do hope to at least make some of them reality, so stay tuned. I would like to thank you all for the support. Stay Atari! <br /><br /> <br /><br /> Cheers! News: Esprits Maths CE1-CE2 volume 1 (Lankhor game) https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=439 2019-02-12T00:00:00Z Brume After a break of a few weeks, we are proud to offer you again a new release: <a href="https://atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=3727" class="standard_tile_link_black">Esprits Maths CE1-CE2 volume 1</a>.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> This time it is an educational game signed by the company <a href="https://atarilegend.com/games/games_main_list.php?publisher=333&action=search" class="standard_tile_link_black">Lankhor</a>. Sorry for the non-French readers, but this game is so rare that we couldn't miss it.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The awesome fullscreen intro is coded by our friend <a href="https://demozoo.org/sceners/52924/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Dyno</a>, while the logo is designed by our other friend <a href="https://demozoo.org/sceners/11505/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Pandafox</a>. Both are members of <a href="https://demozoo.org/groups/2181/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Effect</a>, thanks to them for their efforts!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The music is signed by <a href="https://demozoo.org/sceners/37219/" class="standard_tile_link_black">Epic</a> of <a href="https://demozoo.org/groups/65322/" class="standard_tile_link_black">TMS</a> crew and it's an unpublished track.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> More to come very soon!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> <a href="http://stonish.net/single_cracks/Esprits_Maths_CE1-CE2_volume_1_(1991)_(Lankhor)_(cr_Atari_Legend).zip" class="standard_tile_link_black">Download Esprits Maths CE1-CE2 volume 1 [Atari Legend]</a> Review: Live And Let Die https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_reviews_detail.php?review_id=151 2019-01-13T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard Now all of this might sound a bit much, but that really is not the biggest problem with Live and Let Die. In Buggy Boy you had checkpoints to reach in time. In this game, they have taken it all a step further...or maybe better, a whole leap further. You see, you run out of fuel when moving forward. And you run out of it fast, way fast. To solve this problem, fuel pods are scattered all over the waterway. Grab them, and you win yourself some time. Miss them and run out of fuel and guess what ... YOU EXPLODE! Review: Lethal Weapon https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_reviews_detail.php?review_id=150 2018-12-28T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard I don't know what it is exactly, but for a lot of us 80' kids, the Christmas holidays are in some strange way connected with Hollywood action films. During the 'most wonderful time of the year', I never watch any Santa Claus movies, no, I'm looking for stuff like <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Hard" class="standard_tile_link_black">Die Hard</a>, or <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gremlins" class="standard_tile_link_black">Gremlins</a>. It is becoming a strange cliché, but I love it. And I'm not the only one. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3ynWxjoCSA" class="standard_tile_link_black">Kim Justice</a> just did a great youtube video on the subject and he inspired me to do this review. News: The Replicants are back and they have a great gift for you! https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=438 2018-12-25T00:00:00Z Brume As a last gift for Christmas, we are very proud to offer you a new release by... <b>The Replicants</b>! Yes, the famous French team is back, that's not a fake!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> So what is the name of the game? The Replicants present <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=2604" class="standard_tile_link_black">Safari Guns</a>, a French game that was never properly cracked. <b>Orion</b> did a fantastic job and he also multi-trained the game. You now have unlimited lives, but also max points per pictures, level selection, etc.<br /><br /> Also please note the game is now working on Atari Falcon, too! Yes, it has been tested on the bird machine and it works like a charm!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> As good news never comes alone, their first hack after 25 years is a cross-release: it's signed by our friends of <b>Hemoroids</b>, but also by... <b>Atari Legend</b>! We are very honored to see our name associated with the famous Replicants, indeed.<br /><br /> The great intro has been coded by <b>Kelly X</b> of HMD, while <b>Dieu </b>made the brilliant graphics. Also don't forget the new tune composed by <b>Dma-Sc</b> from sector One. We really hope you'll enjoy the result as we do each time we see this Xmas intro.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Enough spoken! Time to download the game and wish a good comeback to the Replicants! Also don't miss their next release, which is an even more unexpected game.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> <a href="http://elite.stonish.net/xmas/DEC25.ZIP" class="standard_tile_link_black">Download Safari Guns [The Replicants - Atari Legend - Hemoroids]</a> News: Final calender release ... or is it? https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=437 2018-12-24T00:00:00Z Marcer We whish you a merry Xmas with a nice package with Goodies for ya...We have following goodies in store : <br /><br /> - <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=4456" class="standard_tile_link_black">Willy The Kid</a> - Damn rare title digged up by brume<br /><br /> - <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_main_list.php?action=search&gamesearch=jack+ni" class="standard_tile_link_black">Jack Nicklaus Golf</a> Data Disk 5 - found in the mass but not released<br /><br /> - Tank Game (Engine) - Found in a private collection and never released for the public before<br /><br /> - <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=4828" class="standard_tile_link_black">Bentley Bear General Store</a> - Mono Version - Who even cared about this game? So who even tried to find it? well...Marcer did! I'm not sure who will enjoy it... collectors maybe :-)<br /><br /> - Blade Runner - Demo Version of a Game engine. (Pretty neat code here. I (Marcer) have the code if somebody wants it.. STOS(!). very promising stuff.)<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Enjoy and download it <a href="http://elite.stonish.net/xmas/DEC24.zip" class="standard_tile_link_black">here</a>. News: Midway Battles: another rare game for your pleasure only. https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=436 2018-12-23T00:00:00Z Brume Just one day before xmas eve, here is another release. This time we offer you a rare game named <a href="https://atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=7357" class="standard_tile_link_black">Midway Battles</a> published by TDC Distributors. Game was officially ported from 8 bit machines, but wasn't spread very well. Until now.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The great intro was coded by Tronic of Elite with setup routines by Bod of Effect.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Please note you'll need TOS 1.0 or EmuTOS to run the game. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> Enjoy and download it <a href="http://elite.stonish.net/xmas/DEC23.zip" class="standard_tile_link_black">here</a>. News: Wizard's Crown: we are just in time to ascend the throne https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=435 2018-12-22T00:00:00Z Brume Wow! Just a few minutes before midnight, here is our new gift. This time, CB presents you <a href="https://atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=3183" class="standard_tile_link_black">Wizard's Crown</a> by SSI. The game has been Falcon 030 + installation fixed. Also please note this is the English version.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Here are some words by CB:<br /><br /> <br /><br /> "If you want to reinitialize the game don't use the option from main menu and instead unpack the zip file you will find in the data folder and replace all files inside Wizard.dat!"<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Enjoy and download the game <a href="http://elite.stonish.net/xmas/DEC22.zip" class="standard_tile_link_black">here</a>. News: Another rare disk unearthed on the 21st day of our Advent https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=434 2018-12-21T00:00:00Z muguk Back in the day, there were quite a few Awesome menus and one of our team has unearthed another one that didn't see the light of day. Awesome Menu 31 is now available!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> The menu contains what looks to be a horse racing game, a clay pigeon type shooting game and some WIP game engine work by Ghost/Phalanx (we think?).<br /><br /> <br /><br /> <a href="http://elite.stonish.net/xmas/DEC21.zip" class="standard_tile_link_black">Download the disk here</a>. News: Release #20 .. OK, we found some more Infocom games! https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=433 2018-12-20T00:00:00Z muguk Down the back of CB's sofa we found the last two Gold Edition titles: <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=3457" class="standard_tile_link_black">Leather Goddesses of Phobos</a> and <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=3412" class="standard_tile_link_black">Planetfall</a>.<br />We promise that this is the last of the text adventures from Infocom. <br /><br />LGoP was Infocom's first "sex farce" and featured selectable "naughtiness" levels ranging from "tame" to "lewd" and Planetfall has you playing the starring role of a lowly Ensign Seventh Class on the S.P.S. Feinstein. Have fun with either release and, because they are the Gold Editions, there are built-in Invisiclues in case you get stuck!<br /><br />You can download both games in this <a href="http://elite.stonish.net/xmas/DEC20.zip" class="standard_tile_link_black">single file</a>.<br /> News: Release day #19: Fashion Chipmusic Editor v1.1 https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=432 2018-12-19T00:00:00Z muguk Just in case you only thought we were going to offer you yet another Infocom game, here's a special curveball that Brume found and preserved: Fashion's Chipmusic Editor v1.1.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Suffice to say that this was thought to be lost and was probably rarer than hen's teeth, until today!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The editor comes with a single music track for you to load in called 'Rebels'. A quick hint: close the Disk Op window in order to start the track playing.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> <a href="http://elite.stonish.net/xmas/DEC19.zip" class="standard_tile_link_black">Download this rare gem here</a>.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Now go and get composing some tunes! News: Day 18 : Wishbringer https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=431 2018-12-18T00:00:00Z ST Graveyard We continue once more with another Infocom title. Today we bring you <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=3443" class="standard_tile_link_black">Wishbringer</a>. Grab the download <a href="http://elite.stonish.net/xmas/DEC18.zip" class="standard_tile_link_black">here</a>. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> From Wikipedia : <i>Wishbringer: The Magick Stone of Dreams is an interactive fiction computer game written by Brian Moriarty and published by Infocom in 1985. It was intended to be an easier game to solve than the typical Infocom release and provide a good introduction to interactive fiction for inexperienced players, and was very well received.</i> News: Advent release day #17: Hitchhiker's Guide (Solid Gold edition) https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=430 2018-12-17T00:00:00Z muguk The Infocom version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy became a fan favourite; it was one of five top-selling Infocom games to be produced in Solid Gold versions, with a built-in hint system not included in the originals. And AL are releasing it today!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is an interactive fiction game based on the comedic science fiction series of the same name. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> It was designed by series creator / original book author Douglas Adams along with Infocom's Steve Meretzky. It was first released in 1984 for the Apple II, Macintosh, Commodore 64, CP/M, MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari 8-bit family and Atari ST. It was Infocom's fourteenth game. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> As part of CB's project to ensure that all of the Infocom adventures are made available, and that they are all using the latest versions of the game files, this is the Solid Gold edition. This was never officially released on the Atari ST back in the day. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> You can grab today's download <a href="http://elite.stonish.net/xmas/DEC17.zip" class="standard_tile_link_black">using this link</a>.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> If you like Infocom's interactive fiction games, then check out our Advent Day #13 release which has the Infocom motherlode available. As you would expect from CB, they will all be using the latest versions of the game files. News: Day 16 of the AL Advent: Kayden Garth (with fixes!) https://www.atarilegend.com/news/news.php?id=429 2018-12-16T00:00:00Z muguk We're now into the second half of December, so here's release 16 from the AL advent. 'Kayden Garth' was originally released commercially by EAS Software game with a very strange keyboard control system.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> However, CB has come to the rescue and he dived in a fixed some of the game's innards so that you can play this game (his notes are below).<br /><br /> <br /><br /> This wasn't a title I was familiar with, so a link to the CPRG Addict's blog was found. The blog author played through most of the C64 version. They managed to map a few of the dungeons and there's <a href="http://crpgaddict.blogspot.com/2018/10/game-304-kayden-garth-1989.html" class="standard_tile_link_black">a link on the blog page</a>. Maybe you fancy taking up the blog author's challenge of playing the Atari ST version and can confirm some of his suspicions about the C64 port?<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Here's the download link for the CB <a href="http://elite.stonish.net/xmas/DEC16.ZIP" class="standard_tile_link_black">fixed version of Kayden Garth</a>.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Maybe, CB and the above CRPG Addict blog, are being a little bit unkind about this game? Could it be that it is just a flawed gem? It's up to you to rise to that challenge!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Let us know in the reviews section under the <a href="https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_detail.php?game_id=2042" class="standard_tile_link_black">Kayden Garth entry</a> in the AL database.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Finally, a quick hint from myself re: hacking the saved game file. It's called PARTY.DAT and it is in the root of the disk / hard-drive folder.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> -------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br /> Now for some extra release notes from CB. They explain the keyboard changes / fixes he has done:<br /><br /> <br /><br /> By default this game has the most stupid control scheme there is (keyboard only), that makes the game unplayable.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The original direction keys were awful: North? Press <b>@</b> South? Press <b>-</b> East? Press <b>]</b> or West? Press <b>[</b><br /><br /> <br /><br /> So I've fixed that. It now uses a more logical ZQSD (AZERTY) or WASD (QWERTY) control.<br /><br /> I also changed the save key from <b>S</b> to <b>X</b>.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Other keys I've left untouched:<br /><br /> <b>P</b>: Climb a ladder (in dungeons)<br /><br /> <b>N</b>: New game (Caution: there is NO warning, it starts the character creation straight away)<br /><br /> <b>1-4</b>: See character 1-4's status<br /><br /> <b>L</b>: Light a torch (dungeons only)<br /><br /> <b>Space bar</b>: Wait<br /><br /> <br /><br /> There might be other controls I missed... Hopefully they are not as screwed up as the original movement keys!<br /><br /> <br /><br />