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Penetrator key hack - fire and right separate

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:13 am
by R-Tape
Penetrator is an incredibly playable game - IF you remove having the same key for fire and right. It's probably worth giving it a thread so there's a place for adaptations.

Here's a snapshot (128k for some reason).

And this is the patch, assemble or POKE these bytes at the following addresses:

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org 65535
	db	0
org 35813
	db	3,195,0,252
org 64512
	db	55,62,223,219,254,203,71,32,2
	db	203,192,203,79,32,2,203,232
	db	62,253,219,254,230,1,32,2
	db	203,224,62,251,219,254,230,1
	db	32,2,203,216,62,127,219,254
	db	203,71,32,2,203,208,203,71	;At the end of this row 71=Space key, 81=M key
	db	32,2,203,200,195,27,140

EDIT - can't remember who should be credited for this patch.

Re: Penetrator key hack - fire and right separate

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:03 am
by MatGubbins
Cheers, that makes the game a lot more playable. Just that pesky level 3 needing a edit, that's why they included the editor.
The final bombing run can be a pain, but it makes skill.
Sodding siren noise.

Re: Penetrator key hack - fire and right separate

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:05 am
by Morkin
... If you're feeling lazy, laser auto fire:

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POKE 35942,203
POKE 35943,200
POKE 35944,0
POKE 35945,0
I'm not very good at POKEs, but it seems to work.

Re: Penetrator key hack - fire and right separate

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:01 pm
by R-Tape
MatGubbins wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:03 am
Just that pesky level 3 needing a edit, that's why they included the editor.
The final bombing run can be a pain, but it makes skill.
Sodding siren noise.
It would be cool to see someone release a new edit of penetrator (has that ever happened?)

Even better if it also had some revamped graphics. I tried to change the player ship once but it wasn't so simple - there's a collision mask somewhere in the code that didn't like it.

I quite like the siren noise. The first time.

Re: Penetrator key hack - fire and right separate

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:09 pm
by druellan
Image

Re: Penetrator key hack - fire and right separate

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:04 pm
by R-Tape
Dru you big tease, how are you adding the colour?!

Re: Penetrator key hack - fire and right separate

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:36 pm
by stupidget
I used to love this game, but, this makes it even better. Great work!!!

Re: Penetrator key hack - fire and right separate

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:10 pm
by Morkin
Image

:P

Re: Penetrator key hack - fire and right separate

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:24 pm
by druellan
R-Tape wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:04 pm
Dru you big tease, how are you adding the colour?!
The fireworks? I don't know why in your version they are monochrome. The GIF is from the Timex version, but AFAIK the 48k version also has colors. :?:

Re: Penetrator key hack - fire and right separate

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:28 am
by Pegaz
Excellent fix, great job R-Tape.
Penetrator is one of my favorite games and is now even more playable.
Here's the original tzx file with the fix applied.
Enjoy. :)
https://ufile.io/32vhm