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Asteroids (flash movie & widget)

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Asteroids, most Faithful to the 1979 Atari coin-op Original.

Simulated vector graphics, faithfully reproduced audio.

This first showed up as a "dashboard widget" new to Tiger OSX 10.4, but when run that way it has a tiny hardfixed window size. It turns out the widget layer is a thin wrapping and the whole game is a .swf ShockWave Flash Movie file at its heart. Modified versions can resize the window, even during play, and run on all kinds of systems including web browsers.

Both downloads are the same small collection, compressed in different ways for the variety of computer systems this can be used upon.

The in-game instructions page is missing a command :

During play, you can press the Y key to go to Main Menu.


Collection contains the Flash Movie file from October 2005,

the Dashboard Widget version from October 2005,

Application version carbonized for OS9 and OSX,

Flash Movie version which seeks Safari for newer OSX,

and some instructions in a text file.

Basically you will open this archive, copy out the one version that you want, and then eject or erase the remaining files.

** game tries connecting to the author's website, for High Scores, the connection can be blocked.


Released: 2005

Operation System(s): Mac OS 8 -> OS X

Perspectives: Unknown

Categories: Action

Authors: Chris Marks

Publishers: Unknown



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