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Dreamcast Game Thoughts - part 9

Posted by atari2600land, in Dreamcast game thoughts 18 April 2014 · 26 views

So it was time to plug in my Dreamcast and review a couple of new games. I hate it when I plug in the Dreamcast and have to set the time every time. Why no internal battery like the GameCube? Anyway, I put in Atari Anniversary Edition. The games are tiny. I have a hard time seeing my ship in Asteroids Deluxe, and not only that, it doesn't save high scores...


47 coming up a lot again.

Posted by atari2600land, in 47 sightings 16 April 2014 · 40 views

So I just posted in the GoSub 2 thread over @ the videopac.nl forums. Right now I just made my 47th post on it. Was reading the newspaper, and if Oregon approves gay marriage, someone estimated that it could bring in $47 million to the state's economy. And an old Headlines on Jay Leno segment, a typo made a young-looking couple married for 47 years. It's...


GoSub 2 musings

Posted by atari2600land, 14 April 2014 · 82 views

Well, I originally was going to go to the post office today, but then I got to thinking that there will probably be a long line of people wanting to mail their taxes out (April 15 is the tax deadline in the States), so I'll wait until April 16. I doubt even with e-filing, people still do it the old-fashioned way. I was working on GoSub 2 level design when...


NES Reproductions

Posted by atari2600land, 13 April 2014 · 136 views

So I'm going to send a Tengen NES game over to Canada so the guy over at NESReproductions.com can turn it into Xybots. The only beef I have with Canada is that it's another country so I have to fill out a customs slip really quicklike because they don't have the right ones in reach to fill out while you're waiting in line. And it's really hard to figure o...


Game.com thoughts

Posted by atari2600land, 12 April 2014 · 128 views

I'm holding on to a spare Game.com game in case someone makes a Game.com homebrew and figures out how to burn game.com carts so I can play the homebrew on an actual game.com. I don't know whether this dream will ever come true or not, but I wonder how many playable game.com WIP games are out there when Tiger (stupidly) decided to cease game.com game makin...


Odyssey 2 scare

Posted by atari2600land, 11 April 2014 · 154 views

I had a fear that my Odyssey 2 might not work any more. The problem was when the controller's joystick wasn't pressed, it would automatically go down. At first I thought it might be the game I was programming, perhaps something was wrong with my code. But I put in GoSub, and it did the same thing. Now I was like "Oh great, my stupid Odyssey 2 broke." So I...


Most wanted vinyl

Posted by atari2600land, 10 April 2014 · 112 views

that I can afford. I was looking through eBay about weird long songs, and the prices on some of these CDs and Vinyl records were between $50-$300! So using eBay, I've have to cut my list down to stuff I can afford. Note that these are VINYL records I want, not CDs. There is a difference, not to mention that my CD long song collection is way bigger than my...


Odd music times

Posted by atari2600land, 08 April 2014 · 120 views

So I was composing a song, and I needed a time of 4.5/4. I like making music in weird times. I've done recently 5/8 and 7/4. So back to my problem. The software wasn't letting me have fractions within fractions. So I went to 5/8. That didn't work. 6/8 didn't work either. I went all the way to 11/8, which worked. I still think it should have been 4.5/4. It...


GoSub 2 for Odyssey 2 - level 5

Posted by atari2600land, 07 April 2014 · 145 views

I've decided to just give up on Super Giuseppe. Maybe some day I will return to it, but for now, I'll just leave it alone. You know what this means? More time level designing for GoSub 2. I have about 100 bytes or so left, so I'll see how many levels I can cram into this thing. I'm hoping for 25, but we'll see. The original had 20 I think. Plus, the origi...


Dreamcast game thoughts - part 8

Posted by atari2600land, in Dreamcast game thoughts 05 April 2014 · 150 views

Well, I only have 2 games to do for this time around. I never did get a chance to delve into the South Park game, so it will have to wait until next time. First Re-Volt. I actually got this game to work after a buffering from a different game store. Re-Volt is a remote control car racing game. I remember back when Mario Kart 64 first came out, the people...






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