AstDX and Ast3DX



AstDX, The Asteroids Emulator with New Graphics and Sound
AstDX is an emulator for Atari's Asteroids arcade machine with newly designed graphics and sound. It uses Atari's program ROMs from 1979, but instead of drawing vector graphics as in the original game, all game objects are replaced by animated sprites. In the original arcade machine the sound is made with special circuits for each sound effect. In the emulator this is achieved with digital samples (.wav files). I added also a background music track with 10 different songs in MIDI format.
AstDX runs under DOS.

Read more about AstDX in the readme file.

Look at an AstDX screen dump.

Download the program AstDX2.zip (1.2 MB).

Play AstDX under DOS with the MAME rom set for Asteroids.


Ast3DX, The 3D Asteroids Emulator
Ast3DX is an Asteroids emulator, which emulates Atari's Asteroids arcade machine, except that you play the game from the perspective of the cockpit of Asteroid's space ship. That means that Ast3DX is a first person 3D shooter with texture-mapped polygon objects, using the absolutely original Atari game play from 1979.
I added a background music track with 10 different songs from ABBA in MIDI format.
Ast3DX runs under DOS.

Read more about Ast3DX in the readme file.

Look at an Ast3DX screen shot.

Download ast3dx.zip (989 kB).

Play Ast3DX under DOS with the MAME rom set for Asteroids.