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An Odyssey 2 song

Posted by atari2600land, 27 May 2016 · 19 views

I wanted to make a song on the Odyssey 2 for Fatso 2's title screen. I woke up at about 12am and at 6am I was finished with it. I kept having a problem where it kept spitting out a's instead of moving along with the letters that the mouth eats that spells out "fatso 2." I still don't know why it played okay on O2EM and not on real hardware. But I got it w...


Dice obtained

Posted by atari2600land, 26 May 2016 · 32 views

Here's a little bit more info on my Odyssey game I am making. It needs a red die and and blue die. Well, they really could be any color, but I wanted red and blue. I guess since they're primary colors, I don't know. I found some and I ordered them and they're on their way. I think I'll go to the office supply store and see what kind of paper they have tha...


More computer troubles

Posted by atari2600land, 25 May 2016 · 50 views

When I am away for a time, the computer shuts off and quits being responsive. I have to unplug it and plug it back in and then press the power button for it to come back. And also the Bluetooth capabilities quit working. Why can't people make a non-stupid computer that works all the time like my old one? I tried changing the sleep settings but that didn't...


I am in my room.

Posted by atari2600land, 24 May 2016 · 50 views

Finally got the computer back and hooked up. One problem, though, it doesn't seem to like my N-Gage very well. It says it's paired up, but if I try to send a screenshot to the computer, it will fail. I have a new clean slate. My N-Gage is charging up, so perhaps the power was too low? Although it seemed to be working just fine. I don't know. I got my Odys...


ActionMax fun

Posted by atari2600land, in ActionMax 23 May 2016 · 50 views

So after it laid dormant for a very long time, I finally got out my ActionMax. I found the batteries. I take the batteries out of the console to prevent corrosion. So I put the batteries in. Next, it was time to decide what game I wanted to play. Since Halloween isn't near (I weep), I didn't want to be a police trainee, and I didn't want to shoot down fly...


labels or cards?

Posted by atari2600land, 22 May 2016 · 46 views

So the idea for my Magnavox Odyssey game is all fleshed out. To do this, I'll need to print 36 cards out for each copy. What I was originally going to do was just print them on paper. But then I got an idea: Perhaps I can get some blank index cards, tape them on to a piece of paper, and then put the piece of paper in the printer and have the printer print...


i is for impossible (almost)

Posted by atari2600land, 21 May 2016 · 49 views

So I was having a lot of trouble with my Lowercase I game. I thought I would just give up on it forever, but something made me work on it. I have been sleeping a lot of the time, I have been really sleepy all the time and I could just fall asleep if I were to lay down at any point during the day. So I had to force myself to get up at 10am to take the dog...


New Magnavox Odyssey game

Posted by atari2600land, 20 May 2016 · 70 views

By the way, I still have some copies of Captain Bruce left, so if you want one, let me know. They're $10 each. Hot off the heels of Captain Bruce, I've decided to make a new Odyssey game. Not the Odyssey 2, the original Magnavox Odyssey 1972 console (yeah, the one I don't have!) After fooling around with OdyEmu (my computer has taken a dislike to cartridg...


i is for instruction manual.

Posted by atari2600land, 20 May 2016 · 74 views

So I got to working on "Lowercase I" for the Odyssey 2 again. That's odd, while I was typing that, under my left pointer fingernail has started to hurt when I type. It's OK, pain is the story of my life. Anyway, I decided to make an instruction manual for it. Well, started to, anyway. What I did was scan the manual cover for "Showdown in 2100 A.D." since...


I can't play Resident Evil 2

Posted by atari2600land, 19 May 2016 · 88 views

So I got out my game.com. I put in Resident Evil 2, expecting to be able to walk one step. Boy was I wrong. I tried to go right by pressing right. I twirled around like a ballerina, and then the zombie or whatever right next to me started eating me. I tried equipping myself with a gun. I tried pressing every button. Why do they start you off too close to...