This pack contains a disk image in MyDos format with all Atari 8-bit releases of SillyVenture 2k17. It includes a proper results viewer, which also acts as a menu from where you can directly start all releases and read the readmes. The menu remains memory resident, so you don't have to load it again every time. This makes watching the graphics entries and listening to the music entries much more fun, esp. on a real machine. These are the controls for the menu:
- Pressing any key while loading the menu takes you to the DOS shell.
- Pressing RESET in the menu performs a cold start.
- Pressing RESET in while a release is running returns to the menu, if possible.
- Further controls are displayed in the menu itself.
The download comes with a preconfigured Altirra, which you can run with the required settings by simply clicking the "SillyPack2k17.bat" file. The demo "WePlash" by Nir Dary and Motionride requires a separate hardware configuration with a SIDE II hard disk image. To run this demo, click the "SillyPack2k17-WePlash.bat" file.
I released SillyPack 2k17 at Outline 2017, which was my first Outline. Thanks to Havoc for inviting me; it was great. I had the opportunity to present the pack myself. It was essential to show how much work was involved to get it done with the right quality.
Alpha C did a good job but had difficulty getting all the stuff presented correctly and, unfortunately, sometimes failed. My 10 minutes before dinner hack "No time, No memory, just Outline!" for the 128 bytes compo was shown without sound. And F#READY's excellent Outlove didn't work because the wrong OS was active despite the explicit note in the readme. A pity that one would have ruled the 128 bytes compo hard. Since most of the stuff is shown from emulators anyway, I hope the compo team records the entries upfront next time.