This new Deluxe version, under development in 2015, is a
port to C for
The goal of this project, aside from learning more about, and practicing coding with, cc65, is to produce an updated version of the game, adding new features.
2021_03_21 version, new title screen. Atari800 emulator window.
2015_08_15_1_alpha version, interlaced screenshot from Atari800 emulator.
2015_08_15_1_alpha version, single frame screenshot of Atari800 emulator window. "
Currently, the program should run on any Atari 8-bit computer with 48KB of RAM, including the 800. (It does not use RAM under the OS ROM.)
Currently (2021-03-21) it's released as a ZIP archive containing three versions:
gemdrop.xex" a stand-alone Atari executable program, which may be run (without a DOS) on an Atari emulator (e.g., "
atari800 -nobasic -run gemdrop.xex"), from a floppy disk emulator that supports stand-alone executables (such as an SIO2SD, SDrive-MAX, #FujiNet, etc.), or even from a cartridge, such as an AtariMax MaxFlash cart, The Ultimate Cart, etc.
gemdropd.xex" an Atari executable program suitable for running from a real floppy disk on a real Atari, or on a disk image ("
.atr") using an Atari emulator, or a real Atari with a floppy disk emulator.
gemdrop.atr" an Atari disk image file containing a copy of uDOS and the game and a blank save-state file. Note: This version will attempt save your high score and level progress each time you end a game.