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Pong is a Dashboard widget that is a replica of the original Atari arcade game, Pong. It is made as a tribute to Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari.

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • two player mode
  • pause game
  • mute sound
  • variable difficulty
  • smoother controls

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Anonymous
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Nicely done for the most part.

I have a large high resolution monitor and i was going to say the complaints about screen usage only apply to puny screens. However, while the size of the widget does not concern me, the resulting tiny size of the actual screen makes play difficult.

I would recommend perhaps showing the console as a brief splash screen, then switching to just the screen image after a short intro period.

I'm looking forward to Space Invaders, btw.

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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
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takes way too much screenspace

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Version 1.0
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Schmelding
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I have to agree with the previous post: The screen is way too small, the cabinet design uses much screen real estate, and the combination of these two things renders this widget unusable. A+ for effort, but sadly I have to give it one star because it's not usable in it's current state.

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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
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I have been waiting a long time for a pong widget! We do not need the entire machine design, YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER, that everyone has alot of widgets and very small amounts of space, get rid of all that crap, and just have the pong screen itself and enlarge it a bit, and this will be a wonderful widget.

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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
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You have to give it a rating of 1 star because of this!?

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Anonymous
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I would. It's a widget, and has to share screen space with every other widget. It should be small.

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Anonymous
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I like pong, I do not like squinting and seeing a sea of orange. Just the screen would be fine!

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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
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How are you people downloading this? I can't get it to download! What browser are you using?

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Anonymous
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camino .9 alpha 2 . www.caminobroswer.com this is honestly the only browser anyone should use.

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Anonymous
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Using Safari, FireFox or Camino all result in the same thing for me:

Not Found
The requested URL /widgets/pong/Pong.zip was not found on this server.

What's going on?

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Anonymous
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I can't download, too.

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Anonymous
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The download doesn't work for me, too. How come this server's blocking some?

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Macaddct1984
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Awesome widget, the sounds are great :)

A couple things I'd like to see:
1) A bigger play screen, I think too much screen resource is taken up by the mock arcade case and not enough space is used for the actual game screen.
2) Ability to pause the game, especially when dashboard isn't active

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 6,404
Version Downloads 5,045
License Free
Date 29 Aug 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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