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Dreamcast Game Thoughts - part 12

Posted by atari2600land, in Dreamcast game thoughts 22 September 2014 · 38 views

All right! Two new Dreamcast games came from the ups man. Time to review them. First up is Frogger 2. I had the PSX version. I played it until level 2 and I died a whole bunch of times. I guess I was hoping the DC version was better. As it turns out, it is. I beat level 2. The fact that there are infinite lives helps a lot. One time, I got the game over s...


DS Game in 2014 (and DS Flash Cart talk)

Posted by atari2600land, 21 September 2014 · 55 views

I went to Wal-Mart today. I saw a DS game I had never seen before. It was called "Lego Friends." I looked it up when I got home and lo and behold, it was actually released in April 2014. A regular DS game released in 2014. So this means Frozen and Barbie Dreamhouse Party are NOT the final DS games released. I don't know why a game company called "Hellbent...


Day 5: Minor improvements

Posted by atari2600land, in gosub intv 20 September 2014 · 83 views

So DZ-Jay had a suggestion about making it okay for the periscope to touch the walls without dying. I made the periscope a fifth sprite, separate from the sub's body. So I guess that uses up the final sprite. And now your sub's periscope can scrape along the seaweed walls and be okay. Although I didn't really see a problem with it. That's why I like feedb...


GoSub programming: Day 4

Posted by atari2600land, in gosub intv 19 September 2014 · 73 views

So I discovered code that allowed me to test just the seaweed collision and not everything. Instead of putting in "COL 0 and $011e" which did everything, through trial and error I found the correct way: "COL 0 and $0100" which does just the seaweed. So now with the key in, I decided to try and make the octopus red. I did. I also made the key yellow. The s...


eating plants disgusts me

Posted by atari2600land, 18 September 2014 · 98 views

So I've been so busy with the stupid GoSub project that I forgot about all my other ones. So I worked on the fourth epdm collection. I'm reluctant to say "album" because most albums aren't almost 12 hours long. That's right. I spent about two full days of keyboard music making along with other instruments and samples and stuff this year. I guess my year o...


GoSub programming: Day 2 part 2

Posted by atari2600land, in gosub intv 17 September 2014 · 75 views

Another lot of stuff has happened since my last blog update. I got the background to be blue and I put in a level. I still don't know how to draw levels in the grid thing, so this level was designed with experimentation. Lots of it. In fact, I'd say it took at least an hour to fine tune and figure out what entries needed to go where. A short song now play...


GoSub programming: day 2

Posted by atari2600land, in gosub intv 16 September 2014 · 101 views

A lot has happened since yesterday. I put in a level, but I can't figure out how to draw levels yet. I also added collision detection for the seaweed and the treasure chest. I had to change the sub's color from white to a light pink color because I can't figure out how to make it white again. I want to make the screen not flash again when it's redrawing t...


GoSub for Intellivision

Posted by atari2600land, in gosub intv 15 September 2014 · 73 views

OK, I finally figured out what the problem was and why I kept getting errors all the time. As it turned out, my as1600 was not the most updated one. So I got the most updated one, and the required roms for emulation, and I started on a GoSub version for Intellivision. After a few tries, I got a white sub going from left to right, the word "GOSUB" in white...


Vegetables that start with the letter C

Posted by atari2600land, 14 September 2014 · 67 views

So I'm making another weird sounds CD. So far this album I've employed an Odyssey 2 emulator and an Amiga emulator. I used the Say program to make the computer "say" stuff, then I garbled it up until it made weird noises. I don't know if I talked about my project called "scalene triangles abounding" here yet. I made one album and called it "corn." Now I'm...


Star Wars: Clone Wars

Posted by atari2600land, 13 September 2014 · 85 views

I just got this game for the Didj in the mail. I already had one but it was sealed. And this already opened one was only $6 including shipping, so I bought it. I tested it. Apparently the Didj didn't like it the first few times. I got to experience what it does when you put in a game it doesn't like: It gives you a message to try again, then automatically...