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No bean counter

Posted by atari2600land, 01 April 2015 · 27 views

So I found another bug in my Jack and the Beanstalk game: Sometimes the bean counter didn't show up. So I think I fixed that problem as well and I somehow managed to put a "game over" message in without breaking anything. See, the bean counter is the life counter. So that's why it needs to be showing. This is too hard programming this thing. Something tel...


PSX: This is hard

Posted by atari2600land, 31 March 2015 · 40 views

So I spent literally all night coding for Jack and the Beanstalk for PS1. I started at 9pm and didn't stop until like 4:30am. Then I went to sleep at 5 and got up at 5. The trouble I was having I think appears to be over with, at least in the coding department. There was a rather nasty bug that appeared in the intro where it was displaying the full sprite...


Sony stuff

Posted by atari2600land, 30 March 2015 · 71 views

The power company had to switch off the power in order to work on something. It went off at about 8am, when I was asleep. I had to get up at 10:30 anyway because it was hair cut day. After that, I figured since the power was out I should get the PSP out and play it. So I found a sudoku game at the store and bought it. Rainbow Islands Revolution sucks beca...


Rage inducing greed

Posted by atari2600land, 29 March 2015 · 66 views

Oh my god was I angry working on Alien Greed 5. I couldn't figure out why the sound was all screwy when it was supposed to be silent. But I figured it out, and then had more problems with sound. I think I got everything worked out. So now I'm trying to chill listening to Atari 2600 tunes. Not the best tunes in the world, I know, but I still like how peopl...


32X

Posted by atari2600land, 28 March 2015 · 77 views

So I tried to stay up Saturday Night because there was a show I wanted to watch that came on at 4am. I made it until 2am then had to go to bed. And I slept. I woke up at 12pm briefly to take the dog out, then went back to sleep and slept until 5:30pm. So I woke up about an hour ago. Right now I am digging the 32X, I just got T-Mek off of eBay, but boy the...


No e-mail access

Posted by atari2600land, 27 March 2015 · 75 views

I can't access my atari2600land@yahoo.com e-mail. Does anyone else on Yahoo have that problem, or is it just me? Anyway, I can't read any e-mails that anyone is sending me. Books are too expensive. I'm trying to find the two e-less novels (see yesterday's entry) and they're each like $20! So I'm going to try the local book store (The Book Bin's 2 Salem lo...


The letter e.

Posted by atari2600land, 26 March 2015 · 78 views

I don't like the letter e. It looks like an upside down lowercase a. Perhaps I should hate the letter a because it looks like an upside down lowercase e. I also don't like the letter e because I'm trying to write a novel without it. I doubt it will ever get published though, even though it has a novelty gimmick of not once having the letter e in it. How d...


Castle of Doom

Posted by atari2600land, 25 March 2015 · 98 views

For some reason or another, I quit working on this game. Which seems a shame, since I really like it. But it's hard getting back into it since I need to refamiliarize myself with the code again. For example, the playfields are screwily coded. I think this was so I could get the most rooms out of the space I had in bank 2, but, again, I don't understand ho...


Captain Bruce update

Posted by atari2600land, 23 March 2015 · 71 views

I have finally decided to get my rear to it and make and sell the game. This might be a one-player game. If not, then I'll fall back on the two-player idea I originally had. I made a prototype mini score log to keep track of scores. I doubt I will ever get an Odyssey 1 to test game ideas on. So anyway, what's left to do is go get the overlays made. I will...


A hill of beans

Posted by atari2600land, 23 March 2015 · 64 views

I worked some more on Jack last night. Basically what I did was put in the bean. It was a lot of trouble as I couldn't find an unused part to put it in, so what I had to do was remake the sprite as Jack and the bean combined then only display the Jack part or the bean part. That worked. The bean is really small, so I was having trouble with it. I also put...






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