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Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 17 March 2018 · 23 views

So I spent a few hours making my roulette Virtual Boy game playable. It works now. It isn't very exciting, but it works. You only get one wager for each wheel spin, though. You move the gambling chip like a cursor over the wager you want to make. Then press Start. A number and either "WIN" or "LOSE" will show up depending on the wager you made.

Later on...

Roland MT-200: How to configure, install, and use a GoTEK Floppy Emulator

Posted by -^Cro§Bow^- in -^CroSBow^-'s Hardware Videos, 13 March 2018 · 115 views

As some might know by now, I've got an MT-200 that I picked up over a month ago now. Really cool little device from Roland that was originally intended for use in teaching music. But these devices have the ability to play back midi files through built in disk drives that use IBM formatted 3.5 inch disks. They can also be used as sound modules and with mod...

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 12 March 2018 · 88 views

Well, I guess it's time for the big reveal.
When I started this project, there was one killer feature that I just knew I had to do.  It's taken a long time, but I've finally reached the point where it can be implemented.
From the beginning, I wanted to have customizable shooters.  The details of the customizations have changed over...

Somewhat less blingy

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 11 March 2018 · 85 views
Video Game Ramblings

About a year-and-a-half ago, I posted about a couple of Lynx upgrades I bought - McWill's excellent replacement screen , and SainT's Micro SD multicart .
When repairing my 2600 last year , I ordered a bunch of parts from Best Electronics - chips, joystick repair kits, and so on. Also, I added one of their Lynx replacement speakers . Now - my spea...

Goodbye Toys R Us

Posted by simbalion in Musings of the White Lion, 11 March 2018 · 115 views

Well, here we go again. Another US retailer biting the dust. I have to admit, my reactions to the news these past couple of days has ranged from gloominess to anger towards the idiots who have let this happen to what is the last dedicated toy store chain. While increased competition has hurt Toys R Us, it seems the end began in 2005 when they were taken o...

Bubsy: Kitt'N Kaboodle for the Commodore 64

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 10 March 2018 · 67 views

Bubsy: Kitt'N Kaboodle for the Commodore 64 There is a version of Bubsy: Kitt'N Kaboodle being made for the Commodore 64 and I need YOUR input Bubsy fans so come on over and check this out and give some ideas!  :D

ET's Favorite Candy (1980s Reese's Pieces Pillow)

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 08 March 2018 · 128 views

My sister got this misprinted pillow in 1986:

Here's the text version:
IT's Favorite Candy
I don't know when it was made, but I do know that American Foam Latex Corp. made it. The pillow is roughly 10 inches by 22 inch...

C mode file

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 06 March 2018 · 185 views

While working on SpiceC I discovered GCC supports 0b notation for binary values .  I don't know when this occurred, but am quite pleased to see it!  Before this change you could only use numbers represented in decimal, hexadecimal, and octal.  At my job we use Visual Studio 2005 and 2012 for the supported and current versions of our softwar...

Mega Man mints!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 05 March 2018 · 96 views
Mega Man, Rockman, mints, candy and 1 more...

Tiny tins of E-Tank goodness for a Mega Man fan!

New 2600 List... topped 100!

Posted by mykgerard in MykGerard, 24 February 2018 · 135 views

My Updated 2600 game list
1 Air Sea Battle
2 Airlock
3 Amidar
4 Armor Ambush
5 Asteroids
6 Astroblast
7 Atlantis
8 Basketball
9 Battlezone
10 Bermuda Triangle
11 Berzerk
12 Blackjack
13 Bowling
14 breakout
15 Buck Rogers
16 California Games
17 Carnival
18 Casino
19 Centipede
20 Chopper Command
21 Circus Atari
22 Combat
23 Commando
24 Cosmic Ark 25...

Entry 1- My start: pick update June 20th 2017

Entry 1- My start: pick update June 20th 2017  These games are the start of my Atari 2600 game collection. They were picked up from my local games store, I will be getting more from then in the near future and i will be updating this blog accordingly.  The goal of this blog is to update my process in completing the Atari 2600 library.

IBM Writing Assistant

Posted by troff in Memories Limited to 640KB, 22 February 2018 · 149 views

Sometime around 1985, I got my first personal computer, an IBM PCjr.  Sure, sure, laugh... the Junior was and continues to be the brunt of many a joke.
But I learned a LOT on that PCjr. It's not really an exaggeration to say that it launched my career.  I learned to progra...

From: Different use of computer

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 22 February 2018 · 81 views

Source: Different use of computer

Jars (a short story)

Posted by Eltigro in Eltigro's Blog, 21 February 2018 · 140 views

“What are all the jars for?” he asked.
“She keeps things in them,” her father responded.
He looked at them again and said, “But they’re empty.”
The father looked at him, then at the jars and nodded toward them.  “Not all things… are seen.”
The man stared at the fa...

Kaleid-a-vision: A Music Visualizer Technique for Retro Computers

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 18 February 2018 · 97 views
kaleidoscope, Kaleid-a-vision

I can't say I did this on my Atari8, but I can truthfully say I did it with my Atari8.

This video was recorded using the Kaleid-a-vision hardware, Atari8 and video camera.  I would suppose any retro computer or video game machine could be used as a video source. 
The Atari was running a GR9 Demo...

21 - Troy Aikman NFL Football

Posted by Shinto in The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast, 14 February 2018 · 147 views

Download or listen to the Podcast Episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/21-troy-aikman-nfl-football
You could say it's the best American football game on the Jaguar, but is that saying much? Find out in this episode, along with the id Software connection, a Super Bowl prediction, and what the heck this game has to do with distant-future gen...

The Journey of Snail - Atari 7800

Posted by Marc Oberhäuser in Marc Oberhäuser's Blog, 13 February 2018 · 156 views

This time it's no real game I've done a box for, but an e-novel for the 7800. Together Walter (gambler172) I present the “The Journey of Snail” box. 😊

File Data

Posted by walker7 in The Best Assembly Computer, 05 February 2018 · 134 views
assembly, computer, 8-bit, file and 3 more...

This is how the data is stored in files on this type of computer.
NOTE:   This is a work in progress.  I will be updating this post as I think of stuff to put on here.
Bytes $20-$7F represent the standard ASCII character set.  Character $7F represents the cursor symbol.
Bytes $00-$1F are control codes.
$00 - ROM Sectio...

Met the one of the writers for Atari's Original Swordquest Comics!

Posted by ThatAtomCat in ThatAtomCat's Blog, 28 January 2018 · 159 views
Atari2600 Swordquest Airworld

Just met Gerry Conway, the man who co-wrote Atari's original Swordquest series for DC and creator of the Punisher. I asked him about working on the unreleased Air World comic and he told me they never got far beyond a basic plot sadly and couldn't recall how the story would have ended. He did tell me about the process of writing a comic based on games tho...

Buy Me A Coffee!

Posted by vidak in vidak's Blog, 23 January 2018 · 162 views

Hey. I do a lot of stuff. I do this:  
- Upload my thesis versions and write essays on my blog: bootlickers.party  
- Vlog on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/JollyCommunist  
- Run the Hip Hegelian Memes Facebook meme page: www.facebook.com/goodoldhiphegel  
- Develop Homebrew Communist Atari 2600 Games: http://atariage.com/.../topic/26975...

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