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Starfield returns, new station cores

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 23 May 2017 · 18 views

Starfield's back.  New station cores are in place, they look awesome!

 
Due to TIA limits, the station cores may not always be drawn in red when 2+ are shown in the same vertical space.  In this screenshot taken with phosphor mode on:

 
you can see how flicker logic causes the rightmost station's core to change colors because on so...

$52?

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 23 May 2017 · 20 views

So I saw a boxed Q-Bert for the Odyssey 2 on eBay for $52. Which is way too much. So I offered him $30. He counteroffered me $46, which still is way too much. So I counteroffered $40. Which, still, is way too much. This guy thinks he has an ultra-rare item here when in fact it isn't all that rare. Even if it is, it's still not worth $52. Judging from othe...

MY KINGDOM -OR- A HORSE!

Posted by Papa in Excali-blog, 23 May 2017 · 39 views
Jason Caraway, a poetic danger

MY KINGDOM!!       by Jason Caraway    5/23/2017
 
This is my kingdom
These are my castles
Those are my servants
All of them assholes
 
This is my rifle
This is my gun
It's really my dick
Now go kill a nun
 
My braveness is quivering
at your hate
That your violent resolve
is an age too late...

Powering on a TI SR-51-II

Posted by FireStar in FireStarW's Blog, 20 May 2017 · 88 views
TI, Electronics, Hardware, Twitch

A short while ago I got a 1976 TI SR-51-II calculator from a thrift store, without the power supply that goes with it, which is important because the calculator uses its own proprietary NiCad battery pack, which has long been dead. While I partially got the calculator just for looks, it would be nice to actually be able to use it.
 
The first youtube...

MIDI MUSIC SYSTEM and one Synth Drum

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 20 May 2017 · 114 views

MIDI MUSIC SYSTEM and one Synth Drum Last time the MIDI keyboard was talking to the Atari 8 running SYNDRUM3.BAS.  This time the MIDI keyboard will be replaced by an Atari8 running MIDI MUSIC SYSTEM software(MMS).  I needed to estimate the SYNDURM program's ability to respond to some faster tempos.
 
I have a good idea of the SYNDRUM software's capabilities but had to tak...

Hardware

Posted by DarQ Massacres in DarQ Massacres' Atari 2600 collection, 20 May 2017 · 74 views

so, to sum up my collection to this point, my hardware, I currently own an Atari 2600 jr, an atari brand controller, and off brand controller (not in pic), a set of paddles, and another star raiders video touch pad.
 

 
from now on, all updates to this blog will be new items to my collection, so everything here is every atari item I own (besid...

1 more year of school left YAY!

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 19 May 2017 · 66 views

Junior year is over and this fall will be my senior year. Time flew by quick because I was just starting 8th grade when I first came here.

Fire Emblem Echoes Limited Edition unboxing

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 19 May 2017 · 56 views
Fire Emblem, Fire Emblem Echoes and 4 more...

Plus the two Amiibos!
 


TIA Audio Noise Generator redux

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 19 May 2017 · 63 views

In the comments for http://atariage.com/...3844-blast-off/ there was some discussion on whether the TIA could be used to generate speech.
 
Previously I'd done some programming which tried to brute-force fit the TIA waveforms to music.  The results were less than impressive, but speech might be simple enough to achieve better...

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 17 May 2017 · 104 views

 
Well, look at that.  What is it, you ask?
 
Just a memory dump of location $600.  $600 is the scratch area that I'm using for the scoring algorithm.  If you don't know, curling scoring works as follows:
 
The team with the closest rock to the center of the rings scores one point, plus one additional point for each of thei...

The Rover Pipeline: What a mess!

Posted by simbalion in Musings of the White Lion, 16 May 2017 · 111 views

It's been getting interesting here of late in my area of Ohio with the Rover Pipeline being built. The company building it, Energy Transfer Associates or something like that, has really been racking up the problems. This is the same company that flattened a historic farm property in Carrol county last year without any sort of permission or warning to the...

Blog 2

Posted by Buttons in Blog o' Buttons, 11 May 2017 · 196 views

Blog 2 YAY!!!  A successful superimposition!
 
Last winter, some meanies vandalized an ice sculpture in our downtown area, knocking out the letter "i" in our city.  Soooooo, I superimposed one of Papa's recent photos and made HIM the I in Richmond.
 
This was great fun and highly amusing to me.
 
P.S.  I will work on better blog tit...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Spoiler-free review

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 10 May 2017 · 231 views
Movies

I really enjoyed the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie . Probably in part because I had absolutely no preconceived idea of what it would be about, or who the characters were, or anything about it, really.
 
But now, they've actually got something to live up to, since the movie's been on TV a dozen times (and I've watched it besides that on Blu-ray...

Mean Bean Machine, Part Two

Posted by Cafeman in Caféman's Blog, 02 May 2017 · 272 views
Sega Genesis, Robotnik

Original Post follows, with update at the bottom!
 
I've been playing Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine on X360 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection.   Oh what a frustrating battle, but I finally beat the quest mode and beat Dr. Robotnik's level, and got the achievement.  
 
I wonder how many gamers, without skipping directly to t...

Archipelagos Remake - Ideas Central

Posted by Tickled_Pink in TP's Blog, 30 April 2017 · 148 views

It's been a while since I did anything with this project. I've been working on a couple of simpler mobile games (one loosely based on the Amiga game, Oxyd). I'm going to try to put a few days' worth of work into this one this week.
 
The latest is that the game itself is working fine. After the previous update I went back to debugging the issues with...

Roundabout Racer - Using Atari to Report the News

Posted by boski in drawscreen then reset, 29 April 2017 · 184 views
Journalism, Roundabout Racer and 1 more...

Roundabout Racer - Using Atari to Report the News Using a video game to communicate a news story is not a new idea, but is still considered very innovative. Generally, the news consumer gains a better understanding of an issue through the interactive experience. In covering the transportation debate in Wisconsin, I tried something entirely different. I programmed a game called Roundabout Racer (developme...

"Ugh ugh ugh...I hated Dr. Pulaski on Star Trek!"

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's Dissertations, 26 April 2017 · 190 views
Star Trek, The Next Generation

"Ugh ugh ugh...I hated Dr. Pulaski on Star Trek!" Initial comment on Facebook by a friend:
"Ugh ugh ugh...I hated Dr. Pulaski on Star Trek!" Comment 1 :Yeah. She did suck. Comment 2: She worked some nerves. Comment 3: She wasn't that bad. My Comment:
You have to remember it in context. Gates McFadden was actually really flat as an actress the first season. Really they all were and try...

Wonderswan Podcast update

Posted by PhilipTheWhovian in PhilipTheWhovian's Blog, 25 April 2017 · 183 views

Hello everyone,
I just thought of a new title for the Wonderswan podcast and I am wondering what everyone thinks.
I am thinking of calling it "Owned by the Queen".
For those of you who do not understand the pun, in the UK (where I live), there is a common misconception that the queen owns all swans in the UK.
I am still working on the podcasts, but it wil...

Cruiz'in YouTube - April 2017 - Bubsy in Sonic Forces?

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 18 April 2017 · 273 views

Cruiz'in YouTube - April 2017 - Bubsy in Sonic Forces? So the trailers for Sonic Forces has recently come out and they introduce a new character that they show a silhouette that looks amazingly like Bubsy.   Is this possible?    Well, there are a lot of things that support that it would.  Here are some videos that I found on this:
 
The first video I found that turned me ont...

Activision Patches

Posted by G-type in G-type's Blog, 18 April 2017 · 176 views

I've been playing a couple Activision games lately, (Robot Tank and Frostbite), and the pursuit of the requisite patch score really kept me hooked. I wish I could still get these patches, and I wish it was done for other Atari games too. Maybe there could be a digital version of them on AtariAge?



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