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Is DVD still popular?

Posted by Serguei2, 15 September 2016 · 74 views

I bought a Sony Vaio in 2009 with Blu-Ray drive.
 
Seven years later, DVDs are still popular.
 
I thought Blu-Ray drives prices are dropped but there're still have DVD players today.


From: Keep data in cartridges

Posted by Serguei2, 12 September 2016 · 66 views

 
Source: Keep data in cartridges
 
Yeah!
 
I always wonder how does the cartridge keep games?


Who needs telephone booths?

Posted by Serguei2, 31 August 2016 · 158 views

I went to town and I noted the telephone booths are gone.
 
Who needs public telephones when everybody have smart phones?


A room editor for my colecovision game

Posted by Serguei2, in Programming Colecovision 30 August 2016 · 91 views

I made a room editor for my colecovision game.
 
It would be easier to design rooms.
 

 
With this editor, you can export codes to make the game like this.
 

 
Just copy and past these codes to your programs.
 
I noted CCI supports only strings with 256 characters. But this is still fine.
 
Instead writing 24 lines...


Enjoying games in 3D

Posted by Serguei2, 21 August 2016 · 110 views

The 3d glasses I ordered came yesterday.
 

 
I can enjoy any games who support 3d. 
 

 
Playing Minecraft in 3D.
 
The package came from Hong Kong.
 



Exploring Colecovision screen modes part 2

Posted by Serguei2, in Download, Programming Colecovision 20 August 2016 · 102 views

With the help of Kiwi, I can now go all colecovision screen modes.
 
This new rom will go all screen modes.
 

 
 
Just wait for a moment, the program will switch to another screen mode.


Exploring Colecovision screen modes

Posted by Serguei2, in Programming Colecovision 19 August 2016 · 98 views

I spent all the day if I can use all screen modes on Colecovision
 
Modes 1 and 2 are easy.
 
 
But I can't get screen o and 3.
 
 
Mode 0:
 
Reg/Bit 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
0        -        -       -         -        -    ...


Improved room

Posted by Serguei2, in Programming Colecovision, Download 16 August 2016 · 119 views

Now my room is more enjoyable.
 

 
The colecovision palette is limited and hard to make a nice picture.
 
Feel free to try this new rom.
 

 
If you wait a little, a new room will show up.


Still learning Colecovision

Posted by Serguei2, in Programming Colecovision 16 August 2016 · 105 views

It's a long way to learn how to make Colecovision games.
 
At least, I made few progress.
 

 
This level layout is boring for the moment but I will improve it.
 
I first want to make Atari 2600 games but the 2600 is not my taste because,  the joystick only has one button.
 
The play field on 2600 is just blank...



ColecoVision Programming

Posted by Serguei2, in Programming Colecovision, Download 02 August 2016 · 136 views

ColecoVision Programming I started learning programming on  Colecovision.
 
Here my Hello World program.
 

 
Of course, you need a Colecovision emulator to run it.
 
Next step: making a Colecovision game.


Pokemon Go problems

Posted by Serguei2, 23 July 2016 · 133 views

Thanks to newest technology.
 



Donkey Kong Jr on Atari 2600

Posted by Serguei2, 20 July 2016 · 118 views

I played Donkey Kong Jr on Atari 2600.
 

 
 


Got a spam email from ... Me?

Posted by Serguei2, 11 July 2016 · 135 views


 
I wonder how the spammers use my own email to send messages.


Surround 1977, Atari VCS

Posted by Serguei2, 07 July 2016 · 131 views

Surround 1977, Atari VCS
 



Marvel Ultimate Alliance: Atlantis Gameboy Advance

Posted by Serguei2, 02 July 2016 · 129 views

Marvel Ultimate Alliance: Atlantis Gameboy Advance
 



Happy Canada day

Posted by Serguei2, 01 July 2016 · 114 views

Happy Canada day, folks
 



Good thing, I still have a sd television set

Posted by Serguei2, 25 June 2016 · 129 views

I noted new devices supported UHD televisions. I'm not sure if X-Box One, PS4 and WII-U support it but the next generation of consoles will.
 
I still use my SD television to watch programs.
 
If I need a new television set, it would be an uhd , when the price becomes reasonable.


The four rascal plushies

Posted by Serguei2, in Movies 12 June 2016 · 339 views

Here a new movie:
 
http://www.dailymoti...al-plushies_fun
 
 
Enjoy.
 
 
 


It's how the game industry works today

Posted by Serguei2, 23 May 2016 · 427 views

It was the time when you buy a game, you have a physical game and the manual.
 
Back to home, you start playing the new game. The manual might help you need it.
 
 
What do you have now?
 
The games are available only on the internet. You have to download them. Create an account on the game websites. Because you can't play if you don't...






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