Jump to content

19

SpiceWare's Blog



The Story of Stay Frosty 2, Part 2

Posted by SpiceWare, in Stay Frosty 2 15 December 2014 · 222 views

In 2009 a lot of work was taking place on the development of the Harmony/Melody Cart. October 17th saw this exchange in the Holiday Cart discussion area:

2009 Holiday Cart!
 
 
 
 
 
In spite of that, work was progressing on another holiday game - one that I hope will bear fruit (hehe) in the future.


In February 2010, while...


The Story of Stay Frosty 2, Part 1

Posted by SpiceWare, in Stay Frosty 2 12 December 2014 · 214 views

The Story of Stay Frosty 2 begins in October of 2008 when we were discussing what to do for the 2008 AtariAge Holiday Cartridge. There were a number of cool ideas that others were thinking about doing, that I hope will see light someday. Al approached me about doing a sequel to Stay Frosty , so I started by make some changes to the source for SF1. T...


November Savings

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 01 December 2014 · 129 views

Once again no new content, though it was time to renew the Electronic TV Guide Subscription to the tune of $20.  That puts the savings for the month at $131 with cumulative savings at $2823.  $893 remains to pay off the hardware.
 
Like last year, I just returned from a vacation.  There's 1255 recorded shows, up quite a bit from last y...


October Savings

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 19 November 2014 · 135 views

No new content purchased in October, so $151 in savings for the month. Cumulative savings are now at $2692.

I purchased another 6 TB drive for the Drobo though, making the hardware investment $3716. This means there's $1024 remaining to pay off the hardware.


Better enemy formation indicator

Posted by SpiceWare, in Draconian 20 October 2014 · 326 views

I wasn't quite happy with the alternating radar/formation display. While it worked, I kept getting annoying whenever I'd glance down to check the radar only to see the formation display instead. So I did a quick hack in Stella to see what might happen if I set the players to have 2 copies. First attempt was 2 copies wide:



which didn't pan out due to c...


Enemy formations

Posted by SpiceWare, in Draconian 19 October 2014 · 158 views

More levels, we think Beta Quadrant (Namco) is done
16 rotations for the enemy ships now in place
test of formations in place.  Enemy ships just fly in a circle
radar display will alternate with formation display

 
Line Formation (with and without radar)

 
Arrow Formation

 
Square Formation

 
Diamond Formation

 ...


And another Drobo 5D capacity increase

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 19 October 2014 · 128 views

Guess I overdid the blu-ray ripping - the light by one of the drives in my Drobo turned yellow, which means it's time to replace the indicated drive with a larger one!  Besides the blu-ray content there's a number of new series, as well as older series that started up in reruns, that I flagged to record when the fall season started up.
 
Before...


Alpha Quadrant is done

Posted by SpiceWare, in Draconian 18 October 2014 · 147 views

and Beta Quadrant is done thru level 19.

ROM


Source



Quadrants vs Sectors

Posted by SpiceWare, in Draconian 14 October 2014 · 162 views

When I announced Draconian , I wasn't sure if we'd be using Quadrants or Sectors.  Turns out, we're using both!
 

 
The new menu options are:
Quadrant: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta
Sector: what used to be the level selector.  Range varies per quadrant
Level: Kids, Easy, Normal, Hard

Nathan's been busy doing stellar cartography of the...


September Savings

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 05 October 2014 · 136 views

No new content purchased in September so $151 in savings for the month.  Cumulative savings are now at $2541.
 
I did purchase a 6 TB drive for the Drobo though, so the hardware investment increased by $316 to $3400.  This means there's $859 remaining to pay off the hardware.
 
When I installed the 6TB drive my free space increased to...






Search My Blog

Recent Entries

Latest Visitors

0 user(s) viewing

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users