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Smells like fish

Posted by atari2600land, 27 March 2017 · 12 views

Wow, that was fast. I got Fish Dude in the mail today. Sent all the way from Wisconsin. I ordered it on Friday and it came today. Last night, I made my first video game MIDI in years. Learned how to put percussion in my program I now use to make them. So I was playing Pipe Dream for the Game Boy. I got through three passwords on one try: GRIN, REAP, and t...


Game Boy programming limits

Posted by atari2600land, in Game Boy development 26 March 2017 · 50 views

So I learned apparently that the GBDK I'm using allowing C is only capable of making 32k games. Which I guess is OK for the Oranges game, but I guess I can't make a really big and good adventure game using only C. I also learned the limit of an "int", what I'm using for the score: 32,767. So I decided that in the unlikely occasion that a player would reac...


scratched up orange sounds

Posted by atari2600land, in Game Boy development 25 March 2017 · 56 views

So I figured one of the easier things I could program was the Game Boy. I got my collection out and the urge to finish a Game Boy game of my own came. So I worked on it some more. I actually figured out that the lower the guy was on the screen, the more scratched up the sound was. That doesn't make any sense, at least to me anyway, but that's what it was....


bill and george quarterly issue #8

Posted by atari2600land, in Celery comic book 24 March 2017 · 75 views

So a while back, I finished issue 8. And then I decided that instead of printing out copies on demand, that instead I would post it on the internet. So I did just that. I was going to do it on the first day of spring, but different stuff got in the way of doing that. But anyway, here it is, the 8th-ever issue of Bill and George Quarterly. In the original...


It's over.

Posted by atari2600land, 23 March 2017 · 185 views

That's it. I give up. I am done trying to make games only to have them not work. It's not fair. As it turns out the problem I had with Insecticide came back. I am just so sick of failing every time I try to do something. So that's it. I'm done coding. I'll still make games that don't involve any programming whatsoever though. Those are Odyssey 1 and Actio...


Diving in

Posted by atari2600land, 22 March 2017 · 105 views

So the answer to the problem of Insecticide for the Virtual Boy laid deep inside my computer. Like an explorer in uncharted territory, I delved deep in some files I never knew existed. But apparently adding a little bit of code to a file called crt0.s did the trick. I put the code in and turned the Virtual Boy on. My game came up. I turned it off in the m...


Jaguar time again

Posted by atari2600land, 21 March 2017 · 97 views

Knee update: I went to sleep on the couch last night, just to see if it was my bed that was causing my knee to hurt like it did yesterday morning. I guess it was true. I guess when I'm in my bed I kick in my sleep and somehow messed up the progress being made on its healing. Well, I woke up at about noon after sleeping on the couch all morning. My knee is...


I'm sick of my knee hurting

Posted by atari2600land, 20 March 2017 · 80 views

I thought it was going away. Today I woke up at about 5 am and man it was hurting like crazy! I tried to lay down on the couch and all I could do was lay there with my left knee up in the air because that was the only way I could without hurting. Later, my knee hurt a little less so I was able to put my knee down and lay down and sleep again. I don't know...


A new old SNES

Posted by atari2600land, 19 March 2017 · 75 views

So I ended up going to the game store instead of the lego store. I ended up getting an old SNES. It works like a champ. I also went to the other store and got the Game Genie. It works too. It was like a nostalgia trip back in time to my childhood to see the Game Genie SNES version boot up and get to the part where you could enter codes. I wonder if there'...


Vicks - the wonder drug.

Posted by atari2600land, 18 March 2017 · 74 views

It could be because it had been almost a week. But my knee is a little better. Last night I was wondering what I could do. Then I remembered my Grandma used Vicks for a cure-all. I looked on the jar. Sure enough, it said a use was for stiff and sore muscles. And it doesn't have to be the Actual Vicks. Mine was Kroeger branded. So I rubbed some on. Woke up...