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The ants came back

Posted by atari2600land, 09 February 2016 · 35 views

Perhaps I have been working on the Ants game for the Jaguar a little too hard. This morning, there were real ants on the real kitchen counter. I was asleep at the time. Mom put out Terro traps like she always does, while I want a permanent solution and have them be gone forever. Oh well. AtariAge user "omf" has been trying to help me understand Jaguar pro...


YouTube bound

Posted by atari2600land, 08 February 2016 · 58 views

So I wake up to find a copyright strike against my YouTube account. Since I don't want any more, I've decided to delete the whole account and start over again.  Over the 8 years I've had the account, I've seen drastic changes to the way YouTube operates, and since I have a whole bunch of advertisements, As the World Turns episodes, and other stuff I...


Halfway there

Posted by atari2600land, 07 February 2016 · 36 views

After about a week of not working on my animation, I decided to work on it some more last night. I'm halfway done with the first episode of "A Bird and a Sign." This isn't 2600 animation, this is actual animation where I draw frames in Paint, record my voice and then put it into Windows Movie Maker. The Super Bowl is on, but I don't really care since the...


Hard bacon.

Posted by atari2600land, 05 February 2016 · 52 views

So I worked on the game I was making from 5 o'clock in the evening or so. I didn't stop until 2 a.m. That's when I gave up, ate some food, and went to sleep at 3 a.m. I woke up at 1 p.m. or so and started work anew on the game. After a few hours, I FINALLY got what I wanted to do. It's not perfect, but it meets my goal of what I wanted to have happen in t...


No retips

Posted by atari2600land, 03 February 2016 · 58 views

As it turned out, I didn't even need to put "retips" in there. "Tipper" worked as well. And I finished the thing as well. It took me about 8 hours or so. So anyway, I put a Q and a Z in the puzzle. I didn't intend to do that, it just worked out that way. The Z was in the answers "gets organized" and "seized". I e-mailed the guy who runs the site I mention...


"Retips" is a word, dammit!

Posted by atari2600land, 02 February 2016 · 58 views

It isn't in any dictionary, but it has to be a word, right? True story. The tip of my cue stick got replaced. So what does the company do that did that? Retips. Right? Well, I'm making it a word. Just because something isn't in a dictionary doesn't mean it's a word. If the New York Times can do it (outskip), then surely I can. One of my joys in life is wo...


Mr. Driller for Dreamcast

Posted by atari2600land, in Dreamcast game thoughts 01 February 2016 · 48 views

Boy, the USPS can be really fast sometimes. I just ordered Mr. Driller for Dreamcast on the 29th. Here it's Feb. 1 and it came today. I played it a little bit. I have the GBC version. Man is this game hard. And I'm wondering whether the colors are random or if they're the same place every time. What led me to believe they might be in the same place is the...


Get animated.

Posted by atari2600land, 01 February 2016 · 54 views

So I was working on some other animation when suddenly I remembered that I had an unfinished project. I looked. The last time I had worked on it was New Year's Day 2015. Yikes. So I guess my new year's resolution is to finish this project. I have 3:50 done. I was making the first episode of "A Bird and a Sign," an animated series I was going to do about a...


Don't step in it.

Posted by atari2600land, 30 January 2016 · 69 views

I took the dog out at 11:30am. There was a ton of goose poop everywhere. There were geese yesterday, so that explains it. But do they have to leave a mess behind? I mean, eat grass then leave and poop somewhere else. Anyway, I thought to myself "Hey, this would make a great game." So I went to work on a new game called "Bird Poop." I designed Gloria, then...


Dreamcast goal met.

Posted by atari2600land, 29 January 2016 · 59 views

Well, I was looking on eBay, not expecting to find anything I would want to play that was Dreamcast-related. when lo and behold, in page 3 of my search results popped up Mr. Driller. This game is apparently really hard to get for some weird reason on eBay, so I bought it. I am having issues with PayPal though. When I go to add more money, there's the amou...






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