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Posted by atari2600land, 25 October 2016 · 19 views

So I woke up at 4:30 this afternoon. I was sleepy, so I went to sleep at about 7pm. Then I slept until about midnight. I woke up and started work on Aaron the Aant again. Today's job: Put a score in. And I wasn't going to stop until I successfully did so and I was happy with it. That took about 2 hours to do. I'm beginning to wonder if I can complete the...

Aaron the Aant Aatempt

Posted by atari2600land, 24 October 2016 · 39 views

So I've been working on a newer version of Aaron the Aant. I had to start from scratch to make a better version. Rafael from the videopac.nl forums designed a mock-up screen and I made it reality. Spent yesterday working on jumping. Added it in. The hard task of going from bank 0 to 1 is done. I began work on filling up bank 1. It goes back and forth betw...

Sno-Cross Championship Racing

Posted by atari2600land, in Dreamcast game thoughts 21 October 2016 · 68 views

I have never EVER seen a game this difficult to control. Perhaps it's because snow is slippery, but I suspect it's because the programmers don't know how to make a snowmobile react to your turns very well. You turn and end up zigzagging along the course, stopping because you slammed into the wall, so you have to back up and get situated correctly. I didn'...

A 47 Odyssey

Posted by atari2600land, in 47 sightings 20 October 2016 · 51 views

I thought since I haven't done this for a while that I should start writing more about my experiences with the number 47.
On channel 47, which is The Weather Channel here, they have a show called "23.5 Degrees." I don't know the significance of the number 23.5, but if you double it, you get the number 47.
And of course, 47 popped up in my recent Odyssey p...

Crossed off the bucket list

Posted by atari2600land, in Odyssey 19 October 2016 · 58 views

Not that I'm going to die any time soon (that I know of), but I finally got something I've always wanted to have. Well, not ALWAYS, since I didn't know it existed when I was a kid or young adult. Anyway, I have a working Magnavox Odyssey! Yay! Now I actually know what I'm doing when I make the games I make for them. I will have to fiddle around with the p...

Arise, O great celery!

Posted by atari2600land, 17 October 2016 · 77 views

So the storm came and went. Today there was actually thunder, and on Friday and Saturday some trees fell down, but we didn't lose any power. It wasn't a very big storm, though. The way they were hyping it up you'd expect a hurricane to come through. Well, it didn't. At least not here in Salem. Here it was just your run of the mill storm. A few days ago, I...

Mail call

Posted by atari2600land, 13 October 2016 · 85 views

I got this in the mail today:

And it was in great condition, too. Box, instruction manuals, all in great condition. Which seems odd since yesterday it was listed as being in Virginia. They're talking about a big storm coming on the news today. Not as big as a hurricane, but still pretty big here. Gusts to 40-50mph winds later today. And they say Saturda...

Pathway To Glory To Pathway To Glory

Posted by atari2600land, 09 October 2016 · 76 views
So I go on eBay. My computer is really slow. I searched for N-Gage games I didn't have. I found one! I bought it as quickly as my stupid computer would let me. I'll be having Pathway To Glory: Ikusa Islands soon. I probably overpaid, but it's a rare game for the N-Gage, and thus commands crazy prices, but this one was cheaper than usual for some reason, s...

Working on stuff nobody cares about

Posted by atari2600land, 07 October 2016 · 103 views

I'm back making crossword puzzles again. I am trying to make the across clues make more sense. Most of them are pretty dumb and lame as crosswords go. I could make better ones if I had a chance to not make one across word per row. I am seeing how many of these I can make. Some of the down answers are iffy. I've written clues out already in case I forget a...

Choking on pills

Posted by atari2600land, 06 October 2016 · 109 views

I seem to have developed a habit I don't want to have. I keep choking on these pills I have to take every day. I didn't used to choke on them, though. Three out of the last 5 days involved me choking on one of these dumb pills. And I can't cut them in half because they're capsules. So what I'm going to do is tomorrow morning, I am going to take two pills...