It is almost one year since we posted about an upcoming R-Type game for the Atari STE. We are a bit late to tell you that the game was released last Christmas, but since it is never too late to have good news, here it is!
The game can now be downloaded for free from Atari-Forum .com, and it was recelved very well by the Atari community. There were some compatibility problems when some tried to run the game on both emulators and real machines, but some of the issues were addressed with a new relase on Jan 1st, including the ability to run the game directly from the HDD.
I was able to run the game using Hatari for Mac, configuring it as Atari STe, 8Mb Ram and CPU 68000. The sound was stuttering a bit, but since I’ve seen the same problem with different games, I assume that could be more of an emulator problem. It seems reducing the sound sampling to 11Mhz helped a bit.
You can see by yourself on the video below how perfectly close is the game from the original Arcade version. It was a really good job with this port for the Atari STe and Falcon.
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