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Space Patrol 01x02 The Wandering Asteroid

Posted by doctorclu in Space Patrol / Planet Patrol, 18 January 2017 · 5 views

Tonight's episode can be found here:

[[I've decided in this series of Space Patrol review when someone mentions something other worldly sciency, (or in other words contrary to science) I will declare "Science!"]]
01:00 So the scientist, on Mars, looks into a telescope and sees Mars and two...

Parallel Port Interfacing Using Extended Basic On The TI 99/4A Computer

Posted by Vorticon in Vorticon's Blog, 17 January 2017 · 46 views
TI 99/4A, Parallel port and 1 more...

As some of you know, I am constantly experimenting with interfacing the TI 99/A computer to the real world, and I am very fond of using the parallel port for that purpose because it is very easy to interface and program. That said, that kind of use of the parallel port does require low level programming, generally using assembly language, although one cou...

Jaguar time

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 17 January 2017 · 23 views

Awaiting Rebooteroids for the Jaguar in the mail. It's the first game I'd be getting for the Jaguar in years. I haven't played the Jaguar in quite some time. I rescued it from the frigid temperatures on Friday. It still works. If the Jaguar is 64-bit, then that should mean it can run Super Mario 64 on it. But I just can't imagine that happening. Or any 3D...

Games of Atari, and More - A Day Off in the Life of a Retro Enthusiast

Posted by FujiSkunk in FujiSkunk's Blog, 17 January 2017 · 35 views

Last year's health issues interfered with a lot of plans, not the least of which was adding more content to the Games of Atari website.  I'm happy to say after months of inactivity, I'm ready to add content again.  I now have a ColecoVision modded for S-video, and the pictures are coming in quite nicely:


Plenty of o...

Back to School

Posted by Rhindle the Dragon in Memoirs of a Novelty Account, 14 January 2017 · 73 views

Back to School I've moved back into my college apartment. It's pretty nice; I'm proud of how I've kept the living room clean.
After days of fiddling with the configuration of my 1987 Epson Apex, I was able to get both the mouse and joystick to work. Then I installed Windows 1.01. It's a blast.
Also that old map of imperial Germany I ordered came in the mail. It'll go on...

A Missing Chromosome BBS

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's BBS Trotter, 12 January 2017 · 77 views

A Missing Chromosome
-OR- 717-664-3735 !!
I have a special place in my heart for a BBS that has a dial-up line. There are just a few left, but then there are those that are taking magic jacks and other digital lines and trying to make it callable with a modem.  And what is so funny about it is it is just like the 80'...

Double Stacked Tacos: MMF Eats It So You Don't Have To!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 10 January 2017 · 59 views
Taco Bell, double stacked and 2 more...

Who comes up with these things, and why??

Revenge of the Homebreviews

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 10 January 2017 · 170 views
Video Game Reviews

This is what happens, when you don't review any games for over six years .
This is going to take some time. Your patience will be appreciated.

Lynx Model 2 - Capacitor Replacement

Posted by -^Cro§Bow^- in -^Cro§Bow^-'s Hardware Videos, 10 January 2017 · 63 views
lynx, atari, poor audio and 3 more...

Lynx Model 2 - Capacitor Replacement Just did a capacitor replacement on my Atari Lynx model 2 this weekend. One of my two units was suffering from some nasty audio clipping, distortion and overall low volume. The camera was on a lower quality shooting mode and I did realize until I was done with the filming. I apologize for that but you can still make out enough to get see the overall proce...

this ain't my first rodeo

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 09 January 2017 · 82 views

The lack of interest in creating levels for Slide Tilt Roll has put a serious black cloud over my plans to release it.  Seeking some inspiration, I started watching the Extra Credits "Making Your First Game" YouTube series  But after watching the first two I started to think - what was my first game?
Yes, I created Skeleton / Skeleton+, b...

7800 vs. XEGS: What Was It Like in the 80s?

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's Dissertations, 06 January 2017 · 86 views

Wrote a my experience in a thread of what it was really like in the late eighties in the Dallas area.  You can read the story here:

Scubbly is shutting down

Posted by newcoleco in newcoleco's Random Blog, 06 January 2017 · 130 views
scubbly, 2017, down, digital and 5 more...

This news is affecting homebrewers including Nanochess and myself.
You may or may not know it but, November 2013, I used Scubbly website to release Flora and the Ghost Mirror game as a digital copy downloadable (to play on an emulator or a special game cartridge like the Atarimax's Coleco Multicart) while cartridges of the game were...

SMS Minimalist Cover Art

Posted by LS_Dracon in Draconland, 04 January 2017 · 102 views

People say they're the worst cover art ever, and one of the reasons Sega Master System was a failure in the US.
I kind of agree, but I like them, just not take them as serious.
Here's my redemptions of others famous games as If they're released in this style.  :D
(Drawings from internet)


The Robot Force

Posted by Syzygy1 in Syzygy1's Blog, 03 January 2017 · 87 views
captain tom, commander dan, ruby and 1 more...

The Robot Force are the main characters in my stories to various Atari 2600 games. They're a bit like the Atari Force, only they're robots. Two of them are from Cartoon Network/Adult Swim's Toonami block.
Captain TOM
The leader of the Robot Force, Captain TOM is usually the dude in distress. He's an egoistical, bumbling, lazy, and complaining rob...

Adventure II XE update 01-03-2017

Posted by Cafeman in Caféman's Blog, 03 January 2017 · 121 views
Adventure II

I am rewriting parts of the sprite collision routines . I thought I could get them to work , but the timing is too different from the original 5200 version, and the Collision routines make certain assumptions that are not true 100% of the time in-game. 
Here is a quickie video I made to share what the problem is.  

The $42+$10+$7 Voice Synthesizer

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 02 January 2017 · 141 views
voice synthesizer

The $42+$10+$7 Voice Synthesizer Warning: This entry is about the hardware of an ongoing project. It may create more questions then answers.  Please post any answers, along with the question, in the comment section.
Be careful what you put on your Amazon Wish list. You just might get it. Before the holidays  I loaded mine up with Arduino shields,  breakout boards,...

The gamestick

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 02 January 2017 · 89 views

The Gamestick
Two scientists are looking for a better name for a device.

Robin Gravel

Two million pounds of ice on a subtropical island!

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 01 January 2017 · 144 views

My sister likes to bring my nephew and a few other kids for an extended weekend to do some holiday sightseeing in Houston. I try to find something different to do every year, and this year was no exception!
They got here on Saturday, the 17th, and we started them off making Melted Snowman Cookies: 
bake sugar cookies
frost them with white cook...

1.21 Gigawatts of Gaming Episode 12: Rockman Mega World

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 31 December 2016 · 93 views

One more blog entry for the year. This is Rockman Mega World for the Sega MegaDrive also know as Mega Man: Wily Wars which never came out in the west except for the Sega Channel. Gameplay by Ice Queen Zero/Azul Fria

Adding a Keyboard (and Screen Magnification in a low tech way)

Posted by doctorclu in Phones With Buttons!!!, 31 December 2016 · 71 views
Android, cell phone and 2 more...

Our story today starts with me using a phone without buttons.   Yes, it drives me nuts.   What happened was naturally I needed a phone with a good data plan and my phone carrier at the time was all like "no, we don't have a better data plan, sit down, keep using our outdated service and keep sending us money."
So I moved network...

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