Talk:Homestar Runner RPG

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[edit] 2600 RPG

Would this count as the first RPG for the 2600? Or have other fan RPGs been made already?

Is this REALLY going to be made? It IS taking a loooong time. --Dinoshaur 19:19, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)

This is the first Official RPG, Dinoshaur. --James 02:08, 20 Jul 2005 (UTC)

It takes a very long time to make a home brewed game, especcially with cartirgages

Cartirgages? LoL I have been waiting for this for well over a year... it better be good! --Now With More Crunchy Goodness

I don't understand at all, Atari, do they still sell these?!?! what's a 2600!?!? Please answer this. I thought I knew it all about homestar runner. But this is outrageous. Why cant they just get permission to make a gamecube game er somtin'

NO. That is exactly what needs NOT to happen. The Atari idea was good becuse they're not (officialy) sold anymore, and they are relativly simle to program, if you have experinece. However, GameCube is a fairly advanced, and therefore a gaming company's assistance would be required. That would be selling out to the EXTREME. That would not be good. Obviously, they've sold out somewhat (those DVDs had to be made) but NO Gamecube game. Or Xbox or Playstation. NO.-- 00:50, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Heh, simple to program? programming with BASIC and all of the required parameters for the 2600 is harder than alot of otehr things used to make a video game. and if they could make a game cube game, then they would, but they cant because they cant Afford a Dev. Kit, those things cost $100,000 and i doubt that it would be worth it.

---COLA 05:39, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Uh, they do that so they can keep H*R ad free. That isn't selling out. It was made almost completely independently. 00:52, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

I'm not going to make any Duke Nukem Forever jokes... -- 00:37, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Reword

This page needs to be re-written in the past tense, since the project has been halted indefinitely. I'd do it now, but I'm too tired :(. --Stux 18:55, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

Relating to this, I took it upon myself to delete the additional information about Slocum that I had previously written, since I already copied it to Slocum's entry anyway. I hope that was alright. --Spanky The Dolphin 16:34, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Mm—thanks to the paragraph you moved, I think I'm liking Tree Wave. —AbdiViklas 17:03, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] ROM Trouble

I downloaded the RPG Rom to my Macintosh and opened it in Stella. All it seems to do it play cool music. And then Homestar dances. When I hit the spacebar, it freezes. Is anyone else having this problem? --Mashi 03:31, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Z26 is the only emulator guaranteed to get this game to work to the extent that it's programmed. I don't know of a Mac version of it. If there is one, change the links on the page so Mac users get it. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 03:51, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
Also, try the ti[s on getting it to run on the developer's site. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 03:58, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
I have the same problem as Mashi, but I'm using the windows version. What's going wrong, or is the demo just the start menu?? (InvaderJem)
Psst...It doesn't work in Stella, but it's very incomplete, so it doesn't work very well anyway. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 01:35, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Announcement

Does anybody know when this game was first announced? 27 Februrary 2006 (UTC)

That's a good question. I'll look into it, and get the earliest date I can find. Thunderbird 20:14, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
At least a year or two; beyond that I'm not sure. Thunderbird 21:22, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] controls

How do you go about playing the demo? I tried to pick up an item but it gave me a stats screen. -RadSkat3 04:05, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Screen Shots

(originally posted by on the article, I've moved it here. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 14:55, 31 December 2006 (UTC) )

hs_2600-1.png hs_2600.png
the weird lines on the second one may be the emulator's problem.

Anonymous contributor, we'd need some verification of these pics as being legitimate before they're included. Plus, they should then be uploaded to the site using our "Upload file" function in the left column. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 14:57, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Hmm, that one what looks like an inventory of some kind has the same pic of Homestar as what appears in big white face. --DorianGray
I played the ROM, if the ROM is legit, the item screen is as well. TotalSpaceshipGirl3 17:55, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
These may indeed be legit - see [1] . Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 18:04, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
Hey look, it's FHQWHGADS!!!! ...Sorry, couldn't help it... 18:10, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Wooooah, i didn't know the atari 2600 could produce the graphics quality seen in the items menu, that's at least NES quality! Poopskin 12:54, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Instructions

How exactly am I supposed to get the emulator demo to work?

It actually doesn't work all that reliably. Depends on your computer and the 2600 emulator you use. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 03:48, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] clarification

Paul slocum has a band which is currently taking his time. The project hasn't been cancelled, but it's on the back burner for sure. If it's any assurance to you, some trivial information: HSR RPG uses a special form of bankswitching that was discovered in the 2000s to show all that is on the screen with no additional RAM to the cart, to lower production costs. If you want any more information, look on forums. 20:17, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Homestar Runner RPG LIVES?

Should we say that, although this game will never be made, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is basically a spiritual sucessor to this idea? Both major video games have you controlling a H*R character and there is a lot of exploration, adventuring and minigames. The only difference being that the latter will actually exist and will be playable on the latest technology. – The Chort 20:34, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Well, this new game doesn't sound much like an RPG to me... it looks like it's gonna be a point-and-click adventure game. There're some similarities between the two genres, but they're not the same thing at all... This seems more like a coincidence; it was only a matter of time before an official H*R video game was made, and Paul Slocum isn't involved in this new game's production whatsoever, as far as I know... -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 20:43, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Mirror?

Is there a mirror of the ROM file? The link is dead. -- Volbeat A The Cheat 11:37, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Actually, I think I found it. -- Volbeat A The Cheat 11:53, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
How do you open a .bin file? Omnisweater 16:49, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Matt's quote

This style of quote is perfectly fine in the context of the full interview, where the informal conversational style is more obvious:

Yeah, he, uh— I think it's— it's sort of in limbo. I mean he— know he's talking— I think it was really pushing the limits of what the 2600 could do, especially with an RPG, and so uh, I think he was getting a little overwhelmed.

However in this article (especially as it's surrounded by two pre-typed statements) it is very hard to parse what is being said. It's much clearer if trimmed down:

I think it's sort of in limbo. I think it was really pushing the limits of what the 2600 could do, especially with an RPG, and so I think he was getting a little overwhelmed.

Because we have the full transcript linked, I think it's acceptable to cut out half-started sentences and some of the stuttering as long as it's noted that the quote has been edited. -- Bleu Ninja 17:49, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

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