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Edit Your Favorite 2600 Game! - The Atari Times

Edit Your Favorite 2600 Game!

Hack your way into programming fame
by Gregory D. George

March 15, 2002
Have you longed to be able to modify the graphics of Space Invaders? Have you ever wished you could change the look of Pac-Man? Well, try using these tools to modify the ROM images of your favorite Atari 2600 games!

Editbin, by Thelen - This is a nice, but simple DOS based editor. It works with Windows 95-ME, but not with NT, 2000, or XP.

TileLayer Pro by Kent Hansen - Excellent Windows based editor for modifying not only Atari 2600 games, but other games as well.

By using Editbin, I was able to change Pac-Man from this:

Into this!

(Notice Pac-Man without the eye! Oh, it's a 100% improvement all right!)

Ok, so now that you know what to do, get these programs and start making the games LOOK the way they were supposed to!

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