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Information - Pole Position

GenreRacing - Formula OneYear2017
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisher[no publisher]
ResolutionLowLicensed from-

Thomas, Jonathan

CountryUnited Kingdom 
Graphic Artist(s)

Thomas, Jonathan

Game design


Box / InstructionsEnglish


LicensePD / Freeware / Shareware
Sound FX

Thomas, Jonathan

Cover Artist(s)ST TypeST, STe, STe Only / ?
Dumpdownload atari Pole Position Download / STNumber of Disks2 / Double-Sided

Additional Comments - Pole Position

Other versions with the same title:

[no publisher] (version [WIP Oct 2016]) (), [no publisher] (version [Public Alpha]) (), [no publisher] (version [WIP Sep 2016]) ().

Instructions - Pole Position

Hi everyone, OP here.

I've finally managed to carve out some more time to work on the remaining issues and get the game into a 
state that I think might be considered for a 'final' release. Lots of small annoyances have been resolved 
(full list is below) and there's a significant frame rate boost from the October 2016 preview release - 
partially thanks to the new GCC 7.1 compiler kindly made available by ggn, dml and co.

A zipfile containing the .ST disk image is attached to this post - please take a look and let me know 
if there's anything that you think should stop this from being a final release of the game. As with the
 previous release, an STE with one meg is required.

Here's a list of all the improvements I can think of that have been implemented since the last 
release - it might not necessarily be exhaustive:

- Game logic now runs at 60 frames per second instead of 50, bringing the speed and difficulty 
in line with the arcade game;
- The sky gradient is back;
- The final billboard on the right before the start line is now correct;
- The volume of the skid sound sample has been reduced to a reasonable level;
- Mount Fuji in the background is now rendered in the correct colour;
- Several optimisations mainly around text rendering;
- The 'EXTENDED PLAY!' and 'POLE POSITION!' in-game text now has the exclamation mark 
as per the arcade version;
- Puddle sprites no longer overlap car sprites; 
- Code compiled with GCC 7.1 for a significant performance increase.

Sorry to all the people who have requested the wheel spinning animation - I'm struggling to
 find a way to do this in a reasonable amount of time so it's unlikely to make the cut.

Trivia - Pole Position

Based on Namco/Atari 1982 coin-op. Unofficial version.

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