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post three: galloping horsey and now 12 layers of parallax

Posted by sh3-rg in no code, only games now, 26 January 2015 · 53 views

Lots has happened recently to keep me busy, mostly away from the keyboard, so no time for anything on game until tonight, although I did think up some requests for RB+ instruction naming and reported a bug in one of the demo routines.
So this evening I've added some parallax foreground layers, thanks to some tips on sub-pixel value management and a...

Ultra-sonic Range Finder -> Arduino -> RS232 -> Atari Computer

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 26 January 2015 · 24 views
Ultrasound arduino rs232

Ultra-sonic Range Finder -> Arduino -> RS232 -> Atari Computer If capturing text from your Arduino to a terminal buffer is all you want to do, you are lucky.  You may want to collect data and use it in your own programs. Unfortunately there are not a lot of example programs to learn from and the 850 interface manual can be cryptic for us mortals. Persistence does pay off. Usually the “let’s try this...

I found them!

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 26 January 2015 · 33 views

In 1994, I made a one-off choose your own adventure comic book for fun called "Attack of the 49ft. 11inch Celery." I still have that. In 2006 I started making a comic, just for my own enjoyment. This one is called "Adventures of the 50 foot tall stalk of celery". This is the basis of the Odyssey 2 video game and the 2600 movie I'm currently working on. We...

Hex to Ascii String

Posted by Omegamatrix in Omegamatrix's Blog, 26 January 2015 · 47 views

I saw a topic on 6502.org about converting byte to hex string . I remembered Lee Davison's code shorts about converting 0 to 15 to ascii 0 to 15 by using decimal mode. I know Lee passed along this year so RIP Lee, I didn't know you but you seemed like a genius to me. :)
Using his basic code I came up with this for converting a byte:;HEX to...

The worst console ever made?

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 25 January 2015 · 60 views
hilarious, Wireless60

You couldn't pay me to buy this - unless I could have this much fun shitting on it!

The Story of Stay Frosty 2, Part 10

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 25 January 2015 · 96 views

In the prior build I had a few constants defined for allocating storage:
MAX_IP_WIDTH is the maximum width in bytes for Ice and Platform data. 5 bytes is needed for the width of a full screen, so a max width of 15 allows for levels that are 3 times wider t...

Startup company

Posted by mos6507 in mos6507's Blog, 24 January 2015 · 101 views

I'm not sure if it's appropriate or not to mention it here, but I'm in the process of starting a company and I'm looking for co-founders.
I know that within the videogame scene there are those who have gone on to work in programming or the modern game industry.  I would like to network with the right people and I'm not able to do do this at my...

What’s on Disk #003

Posted by Pack007 in Diamond in the Rough, 20 January 2015 · 494 views

There is a big banker box about ¾ full of floppy disks for the Atari8bit sitting next to my hobby bench.   They are from several systems that were purchased just before putting my 8bit equipment into storage.  I’m starting on a quest to see if their content is of any interest.
I was waiting to get an SIO2SD but the label glue i...

Atari 2600 Kiosk

Posted by bow830 in bow830, 14 January 2015 · 111 views

I might sell my old Atari POP Kiosk. I live in Washington State for those that are interested. It is old so it has wear and tear.

Searching for a Word Near Another Word (Proximity Search)

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 13 January 2015 · 135 views

I recently got a friendly virtual kick in the pants from a couple of people to get back to work on my release date pages for Atari 2600 games:
Since then I've been searching long full text versions of old magazines using...

awesome dreams, fake arcade cabinets, and Pennywise.

Posted by bomberpunk in bomberpunk's Blog, 10 January 2015 · 130 views

[#025] let's talk about dreams that are awesome, the ones that you wake up and immediately go back to sleep for so that they continue (but more-so because you're still exhausted). yeah, those dreams rock.
my latest subconscious adventure happened to be hobby-related; gaming. me and my wife had apparently just moved into a small house in a small nei...

Well, THAT Escalated Quickly!

Posted by Ogma in The Word Of Ogma, 09 January 2015 · 146 views

About a year ago, I listed some ST stuff on Craigslist and was soon contacted by an interested party who at first wanted me to deliver the items to his home. I do a lot of selling (and buying) via Craigslist, and for safety reasons, I do MOST of my transactions in public places (in front of supermarkets, etc.) Obviously, when purchasing furniture or appli...

Cruiz'in YouTube-January 2015-Tomb Raider mod of Bubsy 3D

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 07 January 2015 · 153 views
tomb raider, Bubsy, Bubsy 3d

Cruiz'in YouTube-January 2015-Tomb Raider mod of Bubsy 3D First off, hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year.
I can think of no better present than playing a game of Bubsy with a Lara Croft version of Bubsy.   A friend of mine when playing Legacy said he liked to play female characters.  The reason why was if he had to play the game for hours on end he wanted to look at the back o...

No push walls/pillars challenge in rise of the triad (Shareware)

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 04 January 2015 · 117 views

I played Rise of the triad shareware version if I can complete the game without push the walls and pillars.
Any walls/pillars moved by activated either by touchplates or switches don't count as pushing walls and pillars.
Actually I played version 1.0 and 1.2. Even if two versions are the same, few layout levels are changed.
Version 1....

They work! (Added files)

Posted by Tursi in Tursi's Blog, 04 January 2015 · 216 views

So! I built two of the carts today, and they work fine! I'm pretty, to use the UK term, chuffed! (Is that right?)

Just one more layout error noticed - the 74LS00 is too close to the hole, to mount it in a shell I had to trim the post a little bit. (It's a bit snug anyway, but I didn't mind that).

So I have the parts to build 5 of these.. any intere...

Atari 2600 Trading Cards Series 1

Posted by Marc Oberhäuser in Marc Oberhäuser's Blog, 02 January 2015 · 133 views

Hi everyone,
Welcome to my latest trading card series. After the Atari 7800 and the Intellivision now it’s time for the Atari 2600. The first series with 50 cards features the original Atari releases from 3-D Tic Tac Toe to Gremlins. The front side of a card shows the original release box art, on the back there are facts about the game as wel...

Games of Atari - (Almost) All Atari 2600 Captures Complete!

Posted by FujiSkunk in FujiSkunk's Blog, 01 January 2015 · 151 views

I had a goal for 2014: to create screen captures and audio clips for every physical Atari 2600 cartridge in my collection.  Sadly, I didn't achieve that goal.  I missed it by a single day.  I plead extenuating circumstances.  In the week before Christmas, my collection suddenly increased by three: Stay Frosty 2 , Three.s and Stella'...

Tool to dump Atari XL/XE O.S. ROM / BASIC ROM

Posted by F#READY in F#READY's Blog, 01 January 2015 · 184 views
os rom, basic rom, rom dump

With this handy tool from Frankenstein, made in 1992, you can create your own OS and BASIC ROM dumps.
Boot the ATR, start ROMSAVER.COM, insert an empty disk and press start.
The tool writes OS.ROM (16K) and BASIC.ROM (8K).
Good luck!

1.21 Gigawatts of Gaming Episode 4: Bionic Commando (NES)

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 31 December 2014 · 116 views

One more episode before the new year. This one comes from Kage Negra/Tiggy Smalls

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