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I Like Chicken

Posted by atari2600land, in PS1 game thoughts 18 February 2017 · 29 views

It's a fact. While I don't like the chicken as a meat product, I do like them as an animal. Like the guy who made Earthworm Jim's obsession with cows. I was going through some stuff in the garage when I noticed my Playstation. I thought to myself "I think I'll play some Playstation tonight." It had been a while since I played Mort the Chicken, so I popped...


Orange-o-matic

Posted by atari2600land, 17 February 2017 · 30 views

So I finally got back to work on Oranges. Last night was a busy one. I worked to get the Orange-O-Matic machine in the game so it spits out oranges instead of coming from nowhere.

The next step was to figure out why my orange-wall prevention plan wasn't working. I thought I had figured it out, but when I went to test on a real Game Boy, the top 2 orange...


Game Bunny

Posted by atari2600land, 16 February 2017 · 47 views

I keep seeing a 2600/5200 adaptor just sitting there on the shelf not being bought and feeling sorry for it when I go to a certain used video game store around here. So if you want one and don't have one, I could get it and mail it to you. I have no use for one because I don't have a 5200. What it does I think is allow you to play 2600 games on a 5200 (sa...


Francis Icabod Cranium 8

Posted by atari2600land, 15 February 2017 · 50 views

Francis Icabod Cranium 8
Went for a ride on a flying plate...
 
So begins the legend of Francis and his flying plate. Inspired by some poems I wrote, the basis of this one written a long time ago (where it was FIC3, I changed the number, and what he rode on). This took me a few hours to do, writing a new game from scratch and copying portions of my...


263

Posted by atari2600land, 14 February 2017 · 41 views

So I was working on Cellary Celery last night. I put back in b&w mode. Played a bit again this morning and discovered 263 scanlines has returned a few times. So back to work to see if I could fix it. I think I might have. But then again, my motto is "never be sure," which makes it really hard to call a game done. I am in fear that some undiscovered bu...


Why do people have to be stupid?

Posted by atari2600land, 13 February 2017 · 92 views

So I got the Xenophobe cartridge in the mail today. Turns out it's not NTSC, but another PAL one. Why can't people test these things out or have ANY knowledge of what they're selling before they list stuff on eBay? It was listed as tested and working. Turns out on my old TV to be tested, working, and rolling. So I sent the guy a message, we'll have to wai...


#1 and #21

Posted by atari2600land, 12 February 2017 · 54 views

I had heard about and wanted oddly enough for a long time, some text with number Atari 2600 games. I read from AtariAge's page on it here that they only did this with nine releases in the first year. So if that's true, then why does "Video Olympics" have the number 21? Shouldn't it have gone no higher than 9? I see that its part number is CX-2621, b...


Yes Celery

Posted by atari2600land, 11 February 2017 · 71 views

Determined to do what I wanted to, I started with version 44 and rewrote the stuff I had in version 45. It only took me a few hours to get a working version, which was weird. Then I worked for a few more hours, getting a version 44a. I went to sleep happy that I had finally got some form of life counter in there. This was at 6pm or so. I went to sleep for...


No Celery

Posted by atari2600land, 10 February 2017 · 61 views

I gave up on the stupid Celery game after I spent all night trying to fix it and make it better. It feels so good to give up on things because I don't get angry any more. It seems like every time I try to make something, it never works, though. So I am never going to code anything ever again. Why? Because I can't. I will still make stuff that I don't need...


More 2600 stuff

Posted by atari2600land, 08 February 2017 · 68 views

I bought a copy of Xenophobe for the 2600. I'm hoping it's actually an NTSC copy. I bought one before and it turned out to be PAL. The listing said it was NTSC, but my PAL version worked on my flat screen TV set but rolled on my CRT. I emailed Albert about the Celery game I made for the 2600. He won't reply back. Perhaps I'm on his "ignore" list? Then, I...