We are very proud to announce that Atari Vault is now available on Mac! The classic gaming experience you've come to know and love can now be played on any Mac computer that has the minimum specs below. Now get out there and play!
OS: OSX 10.8 or later Processor: 2GHz or better Memory: 2GB RAM Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 Disk Space: 1.5GB Additional Notes: Network Required for Online Play
Today, we are proud to announce that Atari Vault is Now Available on Steam OS! For the first time, players can experience these renowned games with the benefit of current technology, including global leaderboards, multiplayer modes, and full controller support on Steam OS.
With the release of Atari Vault on Linux-based SteamOS, players who purchased a Steam Machine or run a SteamOS powered machine can now play the game and relive – or experience for the first time – the titles that comprise the foundation of the modern gaming industry. Additionally, owners of the Windows version of the game will gain access to the SteamOS version through Steam for no additional charge via SteamPlay. Featuring games like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Tempest®, Warlords®, and many more, Atari Vault combines the nostalgia of arcades and the Atari 2600 with modern gaming capabilities.
Thank you for continued support of Atari Vault. While you’ve been battling for arcade High Scores and bragging rights, we’ve been busy gathering additional feedback and improving the game - and now we have another update for you all! This time around, we focused primarily on controls, but also improved a few other aspects of the game.
Thank you all for the incredible feedback and continued reviews! In this today’s Atari Vault 1.0.2 update you will find the following:
Updated the game to use our own native controller code that supports XInput controllers (such as Xbox 360, Logitech F310, etc.) instead of Unity’s controller code. This will provide finer management of controller interactions between the game and Windows. It also resolves a number of bugs.
Note: Should you want to use the former Unity-based controller system simply Right-Click on Atari Vault in your Steam Library. Then Select Properties > General > Set Launch Options and enter “-use-unity-controls” in the box and Press Ok.
Rendering of vector games is cleaner, and a new setting called “Bright” has been added.
Improved the scanline effect (most noticeable on 4K desktops)
Lunar Lander, Race, and Sprint 2 controls have been improved (including the ability to fine-tune thrust in Lunar Lander when it’s assigned to a trigger)
Added the “Flicker: Authentic/Filtered” option to Atari 2600 games (under Options > Game)
Added the “Controls: Normal/Inverted” option to Tempest (under Options >
Improved game controller remap, and ESC can now cancel controller button assignment
Minor improvements to the UI
Fixed the “runaway” menu interaction users were experiencing on Windows 10
Fixed potential audio lag that could occur in Atari 2600 games on some systems
Fixed Steam and Generic Game Controllers not being able to used in the game Race
Be sure to continue to check out our Steam Community and Social Pages for news of contests and other events being run by our community team! Who will be crowned champion next!?
And a brief reminder - If you reviewed Atari Vault before the last batch of updates, please consider updating your review taking into account the latest tweaks and improvements. Thank you!
Big thanks to all those who participated in the Missile Command High Score Challenge over the past weekend! The link below is the screenshot of those that made the top 5 highest scores on the global leaderboards.
Each winner will receive an official Atari® T-Shirt!
Please be sure to check your friend invites as I will need to message you directly. Thanks & Congratz!
This weekend we will be running a challenge for those Missile Command Arcade Afficinados! Top 5 highest scores on the global leaderboards for Missile Command Arcade once the contest closes will win an Atari T-Shirt!
We will launch the challenge tomorrow, Friday, April 22 at 12:00 Noon US Eastern Time and end it on Sunday, April 24 at 9:00PM US Eastern Time. That means you have all weekend to hone those skills and pump up your hig score!
To avoid any confusion on start & end times, there are links below for the timezone conversions that convert into your local timezone when you click the link.
We have seen countless high scores set and beat, heated battles of Pong, and new champions crowned! The release of Atari Vault has been an exciting one and we thank you all for playing and enjoying what we have made.
Most importantly, we thank you for all the helpful feedback! Over the last few weeks, we have been testing a new update that addresses many of your initial concerns. Today’s 1.0.1 release is a major update that address numerous bugs, improvements, and new features that you have requested.
NEW FEATURES While our focus was on improvements and bug fixes we couldn’t resist adding a few new things as well for you all to try out!
Scanlines: Added Scanline Option that can be enabled/disabled in Options --> Display
Unity Resolution Changer: You can now bring up the Unity resolution selector by holding the SHIFT key as the game launches. This may help with other resolution issues.
Vector Effect Adjustments: Vector effects can be adjusted/disabled in the Options --> Display menu
Absolute Mode: Added option for "Absolute" mode for game controller stick inputs.
IMPROVEMENTS Atari Vault 1.0.0 was awesome but 1.0.1 is even better! We’ve taken your feedback and made things easier and more intuitive to use. Check out this list of changes:
Left stick now navigates menus, too. Right stick rotates cabinet, pans gallery. This to better support non-Xbox controllers
D-pad can now be selected for movement in all games (even Trackball games)
Control overhaul for both mouse and game controllers. Please let us know what you think!
You can try all the adjustments in the Options --> Controls Screen
Added option for "Absolute" mode for game controller stick inputs.
Full screen and resolution adjustment has been reinstated.
Minor adjustments to UI
Improved Atari 2600 Audio
Resumed games will start paused, game will pause when Steam Overlay activated
Alternating multiplayer games (e.g. Asteroids) can now be played over poorer connections without lag
Secret Quest: Added button to activate status screen when in Atari 2600 Menu presentation and adjust visibility
Blend Atari 2600 alternating frames when refresh rate is less than 60Hz so that no frames are dropped
Control options now defaults to game controller if one is present
Added Refresh button to multiplayer game list
Implemented "Follow Mouse" in Warlords
Atari 2600 background can now be hidden by “Bezel Art: Off”
Changes to control mapping screens
BUG FIXES We’ve squashed a number of bugs. Here is a list of some of the bigger ones we fixed (although it’s not a complete list of all the bugs):
Fixed problems with game pad controls in Red Baron, Warlords, and Pong
Fixed throttling of FPS; Unity wasn't respecting it on all video cards
Fixed “Running Away” of UI selection
Fixed multiplayer opponents being able to post your score to the leaderboard
Fixed some minor control mapping issues (incorrect defaults in some games)
Leaderboards Red Baron and Sprint 2 now work
Leaderboards no longer skip entries when you switch pages
Fixed crash problem playing Desert Falcon, Realsports Basketball, Save Mary and Off the Wall in Classic mode; fixed settings going wrong when you play these same games in Menu mode
Fixed alignment of vector games
Fixed default mapping for Steam controller so that B button doesn’t bring up pause menu in game play
Fixed aspect ratio of Atari 2600 games
Fixed saving of some settings
Changes to address “runaway input” in the UI that a few users were experiencing
Changed over to DirectX to help address crash/resolution/black screen issues
UI updated to the latest version of Unity to incorporate bug fixes in Unity itself
Thanks everyone for your feedback and we're going to continue to work hard to make Atari Vault the definitive collection for Atari's classic games!
Relive the Golden Age of Gaming with 100 of the most iconic Atari games from the 70s and 80s. Now with online multiplayer capability, this extensive catalog includes classic Atari titles like Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, and many more, paired with intuitive new controls.
Relive the Golden Age of Gaming with 100 of the most popular iconic games from the 70’s and 80’s, including Pong, Centipede, Asteroids, Missile Command, Gravitar, Breakout, Warlords, Tempest and many, MANY more. All of these titles are lovingly ported into one single game, providing the classic gameplay you know and love.
And for the first time, challenge your friends in your rec room or compete with arcade champs from around the world with local and online multiplayer. Show the world you’re the best Centipede (or Basic Math) player alive with global online Steam Leaderboards!
Use your keyboard and mouse, Steam Controller, or any compatible controller for ultimate precision. No longer will you be able to blame a sticky trackball for your Missile Command failures. But for the purists, you CAN plug in your very own trackball and play it the way you did back in the golden age!
When you’re not deep in arcade goodness, you can explore a treasure trove of archival materials – original manuals, box art, arcade cabinets, and other marketing ephemera.
Atari Vault packs in hundreds of hours of classic gameplay, sure to delight veterans and arcade newcomers alike, in one easy to navigate package. It’s both a nostalgist’s dream, and a testament to the timeless fun of these foundational, world-shaking games. Check it out!