Pong
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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
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Aug 2005
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.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Aug 2005
takes way too much screenspace
[Version 1.0]


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+90
Schmelding commented on 07 Aug 2005
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.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Aug 2005
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.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 07 Aug 2005
You have to give it a rating of 1 star because of this!?
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Anonymous commented on 31 Aug 2005
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 reviewed on 07 Aug 2005
I like pong, I do not like squinting and seeing a sea of orange. Just the screen would be fine!
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 07 Aug 2005
How are you people downloading this? I can't get it to download! What browser are you using?
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Anonymous commented on 07 Aug 2005
camino .9 alpha 2 . www.caminobroswer.com this is honestly the only browser anyone should use.
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Anonymous commented on 07 Aug 2005
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 commented on 08 Aug 2005
I can't download, too.
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Anonymous commented on 08 Aug 2005
The download doesn't work for me, too. How come this server's blocking some?
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Macaddct1984 commented on 07 Aug 2005
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
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:6,390
Version Downloads:5,031
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:29 Aug 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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