Originally developped for MS-DOS, Odyemu will run fine under Windows NT/2K/XP and later using DosBox.
Remember 1972, when Magnavox released Odyssey, the most exciting
video game system ?
Tennis, played with the overlay
Tennis, played without the overlay
Volleyball, played without the overlay
Football, played with the overlay
Windows NT / 2K / XP / Vista users will have to download the DosBox emulator in order to emulate a PC under MS-DOS to run the emulator properly.
(please read the documentaiton before reporting problems)
Artwork contributions needed:
Additional artwork is obviously needed to improve the emulator. If you want to contribute, your only rules to respect are the following: your artwork must look exactly like the original Odyssey stuff, and you should supply your artwork in large definition so that we can eventually resize it. We are aware that the actual 320x200 resolution is insufficient, but the sections requiring artwork will use higher resolutions.
What we need:
Game overlays must be added. Basically, this consists in scanning them, refining them and make them available for the emulator. Don't forget that the emulator comes with the BMPTORLE.EXE utility, so you can try your own bitmaps.
We need to add a nice graphic Odyssey accessory manager in order to manipulate the Odyssey objects (plastic chips, paper cards, dice, etc...). Some games cannot be played without them. Since we can't use real accessories, we will implement them graphically. This will require that these accessories be pictured and/or scanned, and then converted to bitmaps. This interface will have a retro look adapted to the early 1970s video games style, and will include photos of original Odyssey material.
We need a nice front-end too. As a matter of fact, most of the Odyssey cartridges allow playing several games, and only the rules and accessories of those games change. The front-end will allow accessing to the original documentation of the games and will show thumbnails or small animations of those games. Since we can't display the whole manual of the games, the front-end will briefly explain the selected game so that the user knows how to play.
We will of course add a small section describing the story of the Odyssey. Users will then go to our site to get more information.