[vcf-midatlantic] 16 station MidiMaze Atari FPS @ VCF East 2022

Adam Michlin adam.michlin at vcfed.org
Thu Mar 3 19:44:24 UTC 2022

I think this would be epic.

I'll check in the warehouse as soon as I can, but I doubt we have more
than 3 that could do this.

I'm happy to offer up my personal 130XE, though!


On Thu, Mar 3, 2022 at 2:41 PM Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Hello,
>    An idea came to mind as a friend was repairing a bunch of Atari 8bit
> systems.
>    There is a game called MidiMaze, where you can network up to 16 Atari
> 8bit (and supposedly ST systems) together. It's a first person shooter
> with smiley faces. I can find talk of 11 station system being setup, but
> was thinking it would be cool to do a 16 player station @ VCF.
>    I am having PCBs made right now for all the carts, all of the midi
> interfaces, as well as fujinet boards for machines. I can definitely
> populate the carts and midi interfaces, will try to do Fujinets depending
> on ESP32 availability.
>    It requires XL or XE, 64K of RAM.
>    I have 3 machines, my friend has ~7. So we would be looking for the
> final systems to fill out this project.
>    I have a spreadsheet I will post once I get my counts and Reggies system
> count.
>    The current idea/dream is to run on physical Midi interfaces for the
> first half of VCF, then cut over to fujinet where the midi network is
> created over TCP/IP. We won't be loading the game from fujinet I don't
> think since we will have the carts and the fujinet version of the game
> requires a RAM expansion. Just easier to run carts. Will try to use an
> automated script to hit the web servers on the fujinet based on DHCP lease
> MAC address info and autoconfigure it all.
>    Thoughts? Hype? How many Atari XL/XE does VCF have?
>                         - Ethan

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