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Order is Important -or- Working with two alphachar files

Posted by frankodragon, 05 January 2018 · 145 views

There were times in which I tried and wondered when I have two sets of 'alphachars' when one didn't work properly.  For example, let's say you were creating an adventure game.  You wanted to use a secondary 'alphachars' file for text only in case you run into a villager.   The 'alphachars' for the field display correctly, however the o...


Cartoon Time - Don't Laugh, It Might Happen to You

Posted by frankodragon, 25 June 2017 · 289 views

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True Story.  I was opening donor carts for copies of my 7800 homebrews when I got my thumb pricked by one of those springs inside an Atari cartridge.  Let's just say it didn't feel too good.   Just like when hot solder drips down onto your ankle....


Trying to sell copies of my comic books through KDP

Posted by frankodragon, 17 December 2016 · 273 views

I've always had a weakness in marketing and comic books are still a hard thing to sell.  Video games, on the other hand, are still very big business even for homebrewers.  
 
To cut to the chase, just this week before Christmas, I'm having a little sale on my Kindle versions of my graphic novels (in my signature links) for 99 cents each.
Oh...


Two types of mistakes that may crash 7800Basic on Windows systems

Posted by frankodragon, 18 June 2016 · 695 views
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At times, when coding in 7800Basic with Windows, sometimes you may get one of those dreaded messages, '7800Basic Has Stopped Working', and crashes. Before you get really upset and throw your computer across the room, or get help as to wonder if there is a problem with the application itself,  there are two instances in which this can happen.  ...


Svengoolie Boxcar On Shelf on Show

Posted by frankodragon, 09 May 2016 · 589 views

On the new Svengoolie set, he now has items on a display shelf that he received from fans including the boxcar I sent him .   It's a little hard to see but it's there:
 
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New Graphic Novel: Adventures in Vastia- Temper Tantrum Dragon Clones

Posted by frankodragon, 22 January 2016 · 794 views
Comics Fantasy Graphic Novel and 1 more...
I just finished yet another graphic novel featuring my wingless dragons, titled Adventures in Vastia: Temper Tantrum Dragon Clones .  Here's the plot:
 
 
There are two formats- The Kindle Version
and the book format .
 
 
It has over 100 pages black and white with color cover.
 
Right now it's FREE if you have Kindle Unlimi...


Just Something Funny

Posted by frankodragon, 11 January 2016 · 674 views

There's a lawyer commercial airing on Milwaukee TV with some bald lawyer and he looks like one of those generic muppets from Sesame Street.
 

 
Just saying.
 


A Warning about Inexpensive Hot Melt Glue Guns

Posted by frankodragon, 10 October 2015 · 748 views

 
 
If you're a crafter, a model railroader, or even a fixer of Atari cartridges, you probably know a hot melt glue gun can come in handy.  However, based on my experiences, beware of the inexpensive glue guns sold at department stores like the Ad-tech brand.
 
One day, I had a glue gun plugged in working on my train set gluing togethe...


Trying to lose weight myself- Exercising on a bike

Posted by frankodragon, 04 July 2015 · 1,388 views

I've had one doctor ever since I was born but now he's around 80 or so years old so I've got a new doctor and she put me on high blood pressure medication and told me I had to lose weight.  In my family, high blood pressure runs in my family, and is what killed my grandfather (massive heart attack) and my dad (stroke/diabetes).   So now I've bee...


Another Graphic Novel released

Posted by frankodragon, 11 March 2015 · 646 views
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I know everyone is more interested in the 7800 game I've been working on but I just wanted to share some news about my newest graphic novel, 'Pirate Invasion of Castle Rack.'  Copies are available here .   There will also be a Kindle version. 
 
 
It's about dragon pirates invading Castle Rack and it's up to Erica, Allan and the r...