XWORLD2 ATARI 24.3.2021






Astro Solutions X-World2 ATARI ST mono (Emulator)

About running the game:

This is a version of Xworld2 for two players for the ATARI ST mono. It is written in Omikron Basic 3.0. It is not tested on a real machine and there are programs written in Omikron Basic, which run in an emulator but not on the ATARI ST hardware machines.
You can try to run XWORLD2.PRG or XWORLD2.BAS. XWORLD2.BAS can be started with Omikron Basic 3.0. XWORLD2.PRG and Omikron Basic 3.0 run with the free Steem v3.2 (you can download at http://steem.atari.st/).
The TOS-ROMS tos1.02de and tos2.06de were tested. XWORLD2.PRG runs in the STEmulator, which was a fast commercial product in the 1990s and is not available anymore. But the black and white colors are inverted. XWORLD2.PRG and Omikron Basic don't run with hatari (version 1.8.0 was tested). You can download the omikron runtime interpreter or the Omikron 5 demo version and try to start XWORLD2.BAS in your emulator.
There you can find the Omikron Basic 5 demo version:
https://web.archive.org/web/20100105124957/http://berkhan.com/atari/demo_at.htm
Start RUN_KERN.PRG and enter RUN "XWORLD2.BAS". Maybe the game runs with it.
There you can download a disk image with the runtime interpreter:
http://downloads.atari-home.de/Public_Domain/Serie_Floppyshop/Floppyshop%20Utility%200162%20(19xx)(Floppyshop).st
There you can find information about Omikron Basic:
https://www.atariuptodate.de/de/1163/omikron-basic

About the playing the game:

This is a version of Xworld for two players. You collect flags and points in nine levels and try to avoid crashing into holes or pirate-stones. If you collect 25 points, both players get a bonus-life. Both players have three lifes at the beginning. The players collect the flags together. If you have collected 25 points and one player has got no lifes anymore, the player doesn't get a bonus-life. You select the level, which you want to play, when you start the game or won, lost or quit a level. This is a difference to the one-player-version, where you must play all levels after each other, if you didn't change the LEV.INI text file. The first player uses the cursor keys and the second player the keys s, y, x and c. You can use ESC to quit a level. The difference to X-point or Xsquare is, that the levels are larger and you see only parts of them on the screen.
The file LEV.INI is not used anymore but still included as a level list.