• Publisher: Art
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  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 3.6 MB
  • Version: 1.6
  • Price: Free
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App description: The original MegaBall 1991 by Ed & Al Mackey.

MegaBall began it's life as a freely distributable
Public Domain game with an optional Shareware
level editor. It was later commercially published,
and became freely available again in 2012.
MegaBall became a benchmark for it's genre.

This app runs the original floppy disk image on
an emulated classic computer of the same era,
the Commodore Amiga 500, and therefore does
not reflect the performance of the host iDevice,
the emulated computer, nor the original game.

This app features a genuine crack/cartridge style
trainer option for 99 lives, or selectively enabling
permanent power ups in any combination.
Support for original keyboard activated cheats,
Optional auto rotation of the game's levels,
Visual representation of floppy disk access,
Custom level 2 game board for iOS devices,
Functionality to load and save high scores,
and a feature to display the genuine Amiga
"Insert Workbench Disk" requester screen.

Although a redundant feature for this release,
the disk image is silently checked for the famous
"Lamer Exterminator" virus at every launch.

The floppy disk image is never modified.
The iOS App makes changes to the Amiga's
memory directly!

The objective of this distribution is recreate an
experience within the scope of a single game,
and preserve a piece of history that deserves it.

xArtx's comments:
Hi Guys,

Here's an emulated original Commodore Amiga emulation running
the original MegaBall (1991) floppy disk image:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/megaball/id662086959?ls=1&mt=8





Since the App Store distribution has to be bound to a single game, worked on hacks instead:



Look in iPhone Settings menu for game hacks.
The app is FREE!
Cheers, Art.
07-17-2013, 03:26 AM
#11
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,224
Well i copied a game into the Documents folder and tried the app again, nah nothing.

I think perhaps we've been too spoilt by past 'hidden' emulators ! Unless on this one you have to touch the top right 3 times, bottom left 27 times, knock on a neighbours house and run down the road 3 times for it to get to a secret menu or something.

Perhaps it is simply just this old shareware game !
07-17-2013, 03:46 AM
#12
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,286
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Well i copied a game into the Documents folder and tried the app again, nah nothing.

I think perhaps we've been too spoilt by past 'hidden' emulators ! Unless on this one you have to touch the top right 3 times, bottom left 27 times, knock on a neighbours house and run down the road 3 times for it to get to a secret menu or something.

Perhaps it is simply just this old shareware game !
PSJ...emulator apps aren't always necessary. Neither is jailbreaking...

07-17-2013, 04:42 AM
#13
I'm being a little blatant because it's legit
Licensed Kickstart 1.3 for this game from Cloanto (Amiga Forever).
No side loaders (knock yourself out though).

To be honest, I do think the game lacks stay.
It might not be the last iOS Amiga from me though.
I am going to try for a commercial joystick game free for the end user.

I could load from a linear memory snapshot in less than a second,
but half the point is the Amiga. I did not want to cheat the emulation.

It hasn't (and won't be) removed for anything dodgy.
iPad is deliberately out for now, only for lack of testing,
but I do have one ready.
07-17-2013, 07:41 AM
#14
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,286
Well. When I last checked it said it wasn't available in the us appstore.

I never owned an Amiga, but my uncle did, and it blew me away. Quick question for curiosities' sake: what is the difference between Workbench and Kickstart? Was Kickstart the bootloader/bios and Workbench the gui?

On another note, I can never think of Amiga without also thinking of these guys:
Glory days.
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07-17-2013, 07:50 AM
#15
Have you checked that on an iPad or iPhone?
I suspect that it is not visible in the App Store if viewed with an iPad.
It's still here in Aus, and just can't think of any reason to selectively delete it from one region.

Kickstart, loaded from ROM chip on a real amiga later than A1000.
Workbench, not needed to boot a game disk, it contained the tools
like say, an editor, clock, etc. and has always been provided on floppy.
A lot of the GUI is happening because of Kickstart though.

License to use Kickstart is why it's not worth the risk.
working on UAE running the guts of a real Amiga in the App Store,
I wouldn't take the risk having it deleted for a side loader.

I can't see your picture because a less detailed version of this is burned into my eyes:


Quote:
Originally Posted by Greyskull View Post
Well. When I last checked it said it wasn't available in the us appstore.

I never owned an Amiga, but my uncle did, and it blew me away. Quick question for curiosities' sake: what is the difference between Workbench and Kickstart? Was Kickstart the bootloader/bios and Workbench the gui?

On another note, I can never think of Amiga without also thinking of these guys:
Glory days.

Last edited by xArtx; 07-17-2013 at 07:58 AM.
07-17-2013, 10:38 AM
#16
Quote:
Originally Posted by xArtx View Post
It hasn't (and won't be) removed for anything dodgy.
iPad is deliberately out for now, only for lack of testing,
but I do have one ready.
I've got an iPad2 and iPad4 and am willing to help test, if you need it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
07-17-2013, 12:56 PM
#17
Quote:
Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
I've got an iPad2 and iPad4 and am willing to help test, if you need it.
Thanks, but unless you have a developer account, you are unable to run it
iPad support won't be far away. I do have an iPad ready now.
07-18-2013, 11:21 PM
#18
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: NCC 1701 A
Posts: 2,205
Quote:
Originally Posted by xArtx View Post
Thanks, but unless you have a developer account, you are unable to run it
iPad support won't be far away. I do have an iPad ready now.
hey pal, but it's an Amiga emulator or not????
07-18-2013, 11:26 PM
#19
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Originally Posted by Gwarmaxx View Post
hey pal, but it's an Amiga emulator or not????
It is, but dedicated to one disk image only, so not what you are referring to

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