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Cyberdrome

Postby Goldrunner » Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:26 pm

Don't know if anybody has really noticed this but the Atari ST game Cyberdrome - Hoverjet Simulator was reworked by its developer Rhea-fx in 1998, some five years after its last commercial release. This time its simply called Cyberdrome with a much nicer title screen, other new features listed on there website are:

The brand new Version 1.2 contains added features not seen in original Atari retail 1.0 and 1.1 releases, including new high power tracking E.M. Pulsars to help in deleting those fast moving enemy grid fighters, doubled shield and weapon generators, and a new larger onboard energy supply to help you during the long, upper level, tactical missions.

Rhea-fx are working on a new version of the game for the PC and so have released the original ST version as shareware, note however it is the FULL GAME. Please visit there site if you wish to download the game the link is http://www.cyberdrome.org/

Here are the two title screens for side by side comparison, nice 3D game by the way:
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Postby Belgarath » Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:53 pm

Interesting stuff, but why have you (and i've just noticed atarilegend as well) listed it as howerjet simulator...it's hoverjet....

Also on the author's site it says it was first released in 92, not 93.

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Postby Goldrunner » Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:06 pm

Hi Belgarath

You really are one for spotting mistakes you should be a proof reader or something 8O The text was a quick copy and paste from Atari Legend since I was comparing both games at the time using two web browsers, its now fixed!

The game itself says copyright 1992-93, v1.0 was released in 92 followed by v1.1 in 1993. OK, maybe I should have said released 5 years after its last commercial release :roll:

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Postby Belgarath » Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:22 pm

I've been working on HOL for too long I'm afraid, checking for errors has become instinctive behaviour :)

btw the filename still says howerjet

/me hides

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Postby Goldrunner » Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:32 pm

Its now fixed, actually I'm thinking of hiding myself after this catalogue of silly errors :oops:

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Postby Belgarath » Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:47 pm

Changing subject slightly I've just noticed another error in GBST that's come from Atari Legend.

Leisure Suit Larry 3 - Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pecto

Because Atari Legend can't show full game names over a certain length.

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Postby Goldrunner » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:03 pm

Many thanks for letting me know about that! Will be treble checking everything I copy and paste from now on :oops:

I wonder if that game has the longest name on the ST or any other platform for that matter?

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Postby Goldrunner » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:08 pm

Just noticed that Atari Force had Cyberdrome on its menu disk 10, so a least Cb knew about it. At least I covered myself this time with the phrase "Don't know if anybody has really noticed this" or it would have been even more embarrassment!

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Postby Belgarath » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:15 pm

:D

Before this thread goes anymore offtopic though may I suggest a sticky thread gets created in the GBST section where people can write down any errors they spot.

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Postby Goldrunner » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:51 pm

Good thinking, I will set that up tomorrow evening!

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Postby tjlazer » Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:44 am

Whats a Howerjet? lol
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Postby karlm » Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:05 am

still, it could be a hooverjet - a flying vacuum cleaner :)

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Postby ST Graveyard » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:55 am

Belgarath wrote:Changing subject slightly I've just noticed another error in GBST that's come from Atari Legend.

Leisure Suit Larry 3 - Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pecto

Because Atari Legend can't show full game names over a certain length.


well, the offline version of AL has this error fixxxed. Anyway, hope to put it online anytime soon.

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Re: Cyberdrome

Postby dma » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:48 pm

Goldrunner wrote:Rhea-fx are working on a new version of the game for the PC and so have released the original ST version as shareware, note however it is the FULL GAME. Please visit there site if you wish to download the game the link is http://www.cyberdrome.org/

Does someone know where to find this game as full ST release? Website is down.

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Re: Cyberdrome

Postby bullis1 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:27 pm

Amazingly the wayback machine also archived the files at some point.
https://web.archive.org/web/20050410045 ... wnload.htm

I've attached one of the archives here (files, not a disk image). I can't verify it right now unfortunately.
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Re: Cyberdrome

Postby dma » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:20 pm

Ah nice, thanks for finding that bullis1. :)
And thanks for the others suggestions as well.

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Re: Cyberdrome

Postby JosephRhea » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:08 pm

dma wrote:
Goldrunner wrote:Rhea-fx are working on a new version of the game for the PC and so have released the original ST version as shareware, note however it is the FULL GAME. Please visit there site if you wish to download the game the link is http://www.cyberdrome.org/

Does someone know where to find this game as full ST release? Website is down.


Funny that I just stumbled on this question, since I haven't done a google search for the word Cyberdrome in many years. Even if you are the last person on the planet who might be interested in playing the Atari version of Cyberdrome, I just went ahead and added the full game zip files to my current website, http://www.JosephRhea.com, for you and others to download if you're still interested. The direct link is below:

http://www.josephrhea.com/projects/games.htm

btw, I went on to write a novel called Cyberdrome in 2008 (loosely based on the world behind the game) and hope to write its sequel in the next few years (finishing up another sf series at the moment). Anyway, great to hear that someone out there still remembers the old game.

Cheers, :cheers:
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Re: Cyberdrome

Postby dma » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:52 am

Hello Joseph,

Ah that's a very cool move of yours, proper distribution with instructions manual.
The keyboard layout of this game is pretty usable.
Certainly very cool when played with two players seeking those virus infections.

So i see you write post-apocalyptic and cyber S.F., fine universe for games indeed. :)

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Re: Cyberdrome

Postby JosephRhea » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:43 pm

The team play was where Cyberdrome really shined, compared to other commercial game in the late 80's to early 90's. My brother and I have logged literally hundreds of hours inside Cyberdrome, half inside the Atari version and half in the later PC version (which was never released, unfortunately). I might be talked into releasing the PC version some day, because with emulators like DosBox, I can now play a game that was written for 32bit, 16Mhz computers on my 64bit quadcore 3Ghz system, which is pretty cool. The PC version also has a 900 square mile (~2300 sq. km) arena that even I haven't seen all of yet. Anyway, I hope the Atari program and associated files work for you.
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Re: Cyberdrome

Postby Maartau » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:26 pm

Really nice job :thumbs: .

Also cool to have the author on the forum.

Ps; :cheers: for your link & package 8) .
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Postby DarkLord » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:08 pm

Just looked it over (the book) on Amazon. I've got prime so I ordered it. Looking forward
to reading it. Thanks for the heads up! I had never heard about it previously.
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Re: Cyberdrome

Postby bullis1 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:06 pm

JosephRhea wrote:btw, I went on to write a novel called Cyberdrome in 2008 (loosely based on the world behind the game) and hope to write its sequel in the next few years (finishing up another sf series at the moment). Anyway, great to hear that someone out there still remembers the old game.


Back when I first played Cyberdrome on ST, if someone told me that a book would be released in the year 2008, I'd eat my hat :lol: Then again, when I first played Cyberdrome, I would have probably thought that the premise could be a reality by the year 2008.

Also, I now realize that I never got the chance to play Cyberdrome in multiplayer back in the day. I should try to remedy that now that I own more than one ST.

Thank you for posting Mr. Rhea. I hope you return someday and maybe share some memories about your ST days.
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Re: Cyberdrome

Postby tjlazer » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:47 am

Anyone have the game for download? Site is not working anymore.
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Re: Cyberdrome

Postby dma » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:19 am

@tjlazer : Check the direct link URL in Joseph's post.


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