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Mom just left for the hospital.

Posted by atari2600land, 16 August 2017 · 17 views

I rarely talk about home life here. But this I just have to. Mom has been really sick lately, she can't eat or anything. It's been all downhill for a few months now. Since I can't drive, my sister has to take her to the hospital. Mom has been telling me all the stuff I need to do in case something happens, but I'm so helpless, if she dies, I don't know wh...

An HTML lesson.

Posted by atari2600land, 16 August 2017 · 25 views

So I went to sleep at 8pm because I was tired again. I woke up at 2:30am. It was then that I decided to write some more of my story from a few days ago. So I did. I spent about an hour and a half writing it. I intended to stop at 10,000 words. It was hard trying to reach that milestone without hardly advancing the story too much. Because once I hit 10,000...

A novel idea.

Posted by atari2600land, 14 August 2017 · 78 views

So suddenly I was thinking. About my novel I had written. And the second one I was in the middle of writing but stopped. You see, there was a series of books when I was a kid about gross stories. It was like Goosebumps, but only gross. It was called "Barf-O-Rama." Long-time readers of my blog may remember this. The series ended after #15. At the end of bo...

Semi-working bankswitching

Posted by atari2600land, in Frank the Fruit Fly 13 August 2017 · 87 views

So I tried various tests and various things, and I have been able to make a 64k cartridge instead of a 32k one. But there is still more work to be done. I want a 1 mb cartridge. I am still trying to get this working. I don't know if/how I will get what I wanted. I am having trouble understanding it, too. Apparently a 64k cartridge is 4 16k banks. Yet I am...

There's always a catch.

Posted by atari2600land, in Frank the Fruit Fly 12 August 2017 · 110 views

So I have decided to stop work on Frank the Fruit Fly for now. The reason is because I want to make a game larger than 32k. And to do that, I'd need to learn how. And I cannot find any tutorials online on how to do this. My plan was to make this a 1 MB game, with each bank being 32k, but if I can't find any tutorials on making a bankswitch game, then I ca...

Fade to black.

Posted by atari2600land, in Frank the Fruit Fly 11 August 2017 · 109 views

So I spent all night last night trying to get the fading to black code someone sent me actually working using C. I went to sleep at 3am despite having still failed at it. I woke up at 2pm today. After taking my pills and my daily m&ms bag (I need to eat something after taking my pills so my throat goes back to normal. Don't ask why.) I went back to wo...

Frank the fruit fly update: August 10, 2017

Posted by atari2600land, in Frank the Fruit Fly 10 August 2017 · 135 views

I wanted to go to sleep at midnight, I really did, but I just couldn't shut my mind off. I was thinking of stuff to do instead of just laying in bed for a half-hour trying to sleep being bored. So I got up and began work on Frank the Fruit Fly again. This time I put a banana in. It replenishes health. So I thought "Why do that if he doesn't lose health to...

NES ad I found

Posted by atari2600land, 09 August 2017 · 116 views

While going through some old tapes I had of Nickelodeon (just Ren and Stimpy, as a kid I WISELY taped the ads), I ran across this old ad I had of the redesigned NES. I've decided to relaunch the late NES page I had and put this old ad on here. I also have a print ad I need to scan and put on the site as well. So anyway, I am wondering if the ad will be vi...

ActionMaxs are hot.

Posted by atari2600land, in ActionMax 08 August 2017 · 120 views

I had an idea to get out my ActionMax and test it just to see if it still works. It had been in a hot garage for most of the summer. The first find was the gun, atop some PS1 games in a box. So I dug under the box. There was the ActionMax console. So I just took the whole box in and realized the sensor wasn't in there.
So I went back into the garag...

Back to waffles.

Posted by atari2600land, in secret govt waffle project 07 August 2017 · 123 views

So I got in the mood to work on the waffle project again. So I did that this afternoon. This afternoon because I slept all morning. I went to bed at 11pm and didn't get up until 1pm. And I fell. I thought I was going to move forward when entering my room, but apparently I wasn't, didn't realize it, and fell and made a hideous sound. Scraped my right arm t...