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Day 4 : Asteroids, the arcade game (1981)

by on Mar.21, 2010, under lutris

Hello everybody, how are you today ? Wait …. what ? It’s been days since the last post!  This Lutris ‘marathon’ was supposed to be 33 days long and now almost a month has gone by without any new content! Well, that what happen in life, sometimes you find a paid job and you don’t have as much time for your unpaid Open Source projects.

Ok, nevermind, let’s go on with today’s game : Asteroids. I’m not sure it’s really from 1981, the game itself says 1979 but I got my game list before playing it on MobyGames and they said ’81. It’s not a big deal anyway…

Asteroid, classic vector graphics shooter, not much to say here. I’ve added a few enhancements in the SDLMame runner and put back the joystick icons in the Status Bar. What’s that ? Well when you plug a joystick on your computer an icon (or several depending on the number of joysticks). In future versions, Lutris will refuse to launch certain games if no joysticks are plugged. This is because once you’ve started the game the joysticks won’t be detected if you plug them afterwards.  For the moment there is no such options so you’ll have to check the status bar to see if your joysticks are correcly plugged in.


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