I was ecstatic to find that, finally, after three decades, E.T. has been fixed. One complaint about the post is their conclusion that:
It turns out that E.T. isn't a bad game after all. With a few simple changes we were able to dramatically improve an already good game by eliminating the most common complaints.
“…already good game” is questionable. Thank you for at least making it playable! Time to fire up Stella and give it a go.
This project has tons of excellent, detailed notes on what and how they fixed the game, and is a fantastic resource for those of us hacking our beloved ancestor of home gaming consoles.