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Dreamcast games

Posted by atari2600land, 01 May 2016 · 18 views

So I went to the game store. There were two Dreamcast consoles that were new to the store since I came in last. It had been a while because I had been sleeping all day and been awake all night. But this morning I woke up at 3am, so I was able to get out and go somewhere. I got Sonic Adventure 2 for the Dreamcast there, it was one of the newer games there,...


Mr. Ultra 2 scrolling

Posted by atari2600land, 30 April 2016 · 39 views

I worked a lot on Mr. Ultra 2 this morning. I made it scroll, something that the first game didn't do. I had to fix a lot of things in order to make it work okay, though, because I apparently broke some stuff while attempting to do that. The scrolling, while scrolls, just scrolls the same background over and over again, like an old Hanna Barbera cartoon o...


Mr. Ultra 2 work

Posted by atari2600land, 29 April 2016 · 38 views

So I spent a few hours working on Mr. Ultra 2 for the Game Gear. I added jumping and collision detection. Right now jumping is done with button 2, but I'm going to change it to 1. Collision detection for the hole was the hardest part until I realized what I was doing wrong and was able to fix it. Once I got it done, I couldn't test it because I didn't hav...


Trouble.

Posted by atari2600land, 28 April 2016 · 50 views

I hate going to sleep. It's hard trying. I spend like 20 minutes just laying there bored out of my mind and unable to sleep. Eventually I do go to sleep, but after three or so tries of staying up for a few hours after the first try. Anyway, I accidentally erased the index.html for my website. I blame this on the stupid stupid stupid website hosting compan...


Virtual Boy programming is frustrating.

Posted by atari2600land, 27 April 2016 · 51 views

I yelled, I cursed, at 2am. I don't think I woke mom up, though. And after three hours of cursing and trying various things, I think I have a good Castle of Doom version for the Virtual Boy.

Right now, it's very very very bland as you can see, but once I have it working okay, I'll spruce it up and make it better. I don't want to do all that work right n...


Randomness and the Odyssey 2

Posted by atari2600land, 25 April 2016 · 53 views

Have been playing around with Odyssey 2 programming. Can't think of anything for Lowercase I. So I tried my luck programming random stuff upon startup without user input for a key. I have discovered that real hardware is much more capable of producing random values than O2EM. In fact, while O2EM does the same exact thing over and over again, on real hardw...


i is for it repaired itself

Posted by atari2600land, 23 April 2016 · 61 views

So I went to Best Buy hoping they would be able to fix the new computer I just got that just died all of a sudden. They hooked it up there, and it worked fine. They said it must have been some update it didn't like and if you left it unplugged for a certain amount of time, it would apparently fix itself. So I went back home, hooked it up, and sure enough,...


4k games on the Odyssey 2

Posted by atari2600land, 22 April 2016 · 59 views

I spent a few hours on "lowercase i" last night. I ended up ditching the changes I made since it made the game look worse than last time. There were a couple changes I decided to keep though. One is fine-tuning the collision detection between the dot and the boat. Before, if the dot touched the water and not the boat, the boat would still attach itself to...


i is for inevitable

Posted by atari2600land, 21 April 2016 · 64 views

So it is inevitable that while working on Lowercase i for the Odyssey 2 that I will have to make it 4k. I have a plan on how to do just that. I will copy and paste the control scheme into the new bank since I don't have any idea how to jump back and forth between the two banks. All I know about bankswitching on the Odyssey 2 is that to go from bank 1 to 0...


A song to always have

Posted by atari2600land, in Legumes in September 20 April 2016 · 70 views

I had this music making program on the old computer, and I still have the disc for, but it needs the serial number in order for it to work, and I can't find it anywhere! So I guess what I am going to do is buy some blank sheet music and write the song on that. This way I can always keep it even if my computer dies again in a few years. The plan is to comp...






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