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Yars' Revenge The Comic Book Continued

Posted by StanJr in StanJr's Blog, 16 April 2014 · 55 views

Last time around, I gave you a peek into the inspiration behind writing a Yars' Revenge comic book that will (likely) never see print.  It's a great writing project and will be a good way to get some practice in, should I ever be so bold as to make a pitch to one of the big comic publishers.  It's also a fun way to merge two of my favorite hobb...

From: Lemon 64 down?

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 16 April 2014 · 32 views

I like going to Lemon 64. Now when the site is down ...  :(
Source: Lemon 64 down?

It's only Fair

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 16 April 2014 · 71 views

Back on December 9th...
I showed up to work (the Character Animation program at CalArts  - by the way, isn't that just about the worst website you've ever seen? Yes it is.) only to find the hallways abuzz with all sorts of lighting equipment, people I didn't recognize, cases full of gear and… alumni.
Now, alumni aren't unusual aro...

dCalc - Get Set

Posted by Pack007 in Diamond in the Rough, 15 April 2014 · 44 views

Do you ever wonder if this will be my last blog entry?  Well, I still think that I can write a calculator program for diamond.  Its just taking me a little longer then I thought.  Seems like my attention span was a little longer before getting married, getting a house, having grandchildren and ….....
I have started coding...

GoSub 2 musings

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 14 April 2014 · 75 views

Well, I originally was going to go to the post office today, but then I got to thinking that there will probably be a long line of people wanting to mail their taxes out (April 15 is the tax deadline in the States), so I'll wait until April 16. I doubt even with e-filing, people still do it the old-fashioned way. I was working on GoSub 2 level design when...

K.C. Munchkin! - Atari 7800

Posted by Marc Oberhäuser in Marc Oberhäuser's Blog, 13 April 2014 · 123 views

The Magnavox Odyssey 2/Philips G7000 hit K.C. Munchkin!'s debut on the Atari 7800. Many thanks for another great game, Bob!

Cartridge RAM Progress

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 10 April 2014 · 141 views

It's been about a month since I last looked at Stella, so last night I started off by reviewing the changes I'd made so far.
I then started to work on implementing the 5 buttons to the right of the Cartridge RAM Grid.  Undo , Revert  and Reset  buttons appear to be working.  Search  and Compare  are...

Cavern 10

Posted by Xuel in Xuel's Blog, 10 April 2014 · 206 views

A stripped down re-implementation of Caverns of Mars in 10 lines of Turbo Basic:

(NTSC, no sound or animation)
Source at github .

Unfortunately I wasn't able to include weapons or much game play, so it's way too minimalist to be a real contender. Consider it a demo of lz4 compression in Turbo Basic.

Fourth Game Complete - Titan Attacks (2014)

Posted by cncfreak in cncfreak's Blog, 04 April 2014 · 174 views

http://i.imgur.com/I0N1oZK.png    http://i.imgur.com/ewbAOdp.png
Now here's a game it took a little while to beat.  This is Titan Attacks.  A great retro looking shooter.  
This is Space Invaders with power ups and boss fights.   I really suck at it but finally managed to get
to the last world but could n...

Another TI99 4a blog update

Posted by Space Centurion in Space Centurion's Blog, 04 April 2014 · 134 views

Time for an update....
In the year since my last TI99 update post to this blog, a lot has happened in my TI99 life. I bought a lot of games and cartridges for it. I bought a defective speech module from ebay that I got working. My floppy drives started to act funny, so I cleaned them and replaced the belts, but my DSK1 was still not working well, as deter...

I met Smooth McGroove!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 31 March 2014 · 82 views
Smooth McGroove, SuperBitCon and 4 more...

Whats the difference between a heavy sixer and 6 switch woody?

Posted by Mattsvintagevideogames in Selling Atari on Ebay., 30 March 2014 · 106 views

Ok... so here is the deal.   I am certain that most of my fellow vintage collectors already know this information.  But in case you don't or in case you are new..  let me shed some light on a few things.    I have been a seller and buyer on Ebay for a while now.  And one of the biggest sellers of the old school mark...

Three.s (was: 2^11 (2048))

Posted by Thomas Jentzsch in For whom it may concern, 30 March 2014 · 423 views
2048, Threes, Puzzle, Atari 2600

Getting first aware of the new hype around 2048 by this link, I started playing the game and immediately found myself wasting my time.
Since it is obvious that the 2600 could pretty easily support this game, I soon started wonder how it could be presented on the Atari. There are little bells and whistles to the game. Besides some nice animation ef...

Cruiz'in Ebay -March 2014

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 22 March 2014 · 141 views

Twenty-One years ago Electronic Games magazine for March 1993 had Bubsy on the cover.   Of course they did, Bubsy was the new cat in town.  :)
I didn't win the auction for this magazine as the time ran out, but we did score a awesome picture of the awesome bobcat.
A lot more to come.   Just waiting till April so I d...

plenty of birthdays to celebrate these couple months

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 07 March 2014 · 102 views

No gaming episodes today folks. Today I'm gonna talk about a string of birthdays being celebrated in the family in these couple months.

Aunt Pansela (Pan as I call her) better known as Ember Queen X turned 32 today. My mother Ice Queen X is turning 33 on the 11th, Grandma Hitomi (dad's mom) birthday in the 13th. Cousin Matthew aka CoolMatt (pan's oldest...

Hex to BCD conversion (0-99) Part Deux

Posted by Omegamatrix in Omegamatrix's Blog, 07 March 2014 · 640 views

Continuing with Hex to BCD routines, tonight I took a look at using a hybrid table approach.
.;Hex2Bcd (good 0-99);26 bytes, 30 cycles sta temp ;3 @3 lsr ;2 @5 lsr ;2 @7 lsr ;2 @9 lsr ;2 @11 tax ;2 @13 lda temp ;3 @16 and #$0F ;2 @18...

Next project

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 06 March 2014 · 198 views

While working at IBM (1993-2008) I acquired several classic Model M keyboards.  Unfortunately, they have PS/2 connectors which isn't supported even by many current desktops.  I have bought one of the "blue cube" adapters so I can use one at work, but I'm thinking I'd rather "roll my own" - open up the keyboard and replace the 6805 based controll...

Games of Atari - Atari 2600 Red-Label Captures Complete!

Posted by FujiSkunk in FujiSkunk's Blog, 04 March 2014 · 201 views

I just got through uploading screencaps of Atari 2600 KLAX , and with that I have finished with every Atari 2600 game published by Atari for the website.  And since Atari was in the habit of rereleasing everybody else's games in the late '80s, this means I also have a head-start on several third parties, specifically Activision, Coleco, Parker Brothe...

7800basic update #3. the woods are lovely, dark and deep

Posted by RevEng in dragging through the retro streets at dawn, 28 February 2014 · 274 views

The 7800basic 0.1 beta is now public .

It's possible to create games with 7800basic, but it's by no means finished. I figured I'd share some of the features I have planned, in no particular order...
some mechanism to fill those pesky DMA holes that I mentioned in the last blog entry. This isn't a particularly sexy feature, but not wasting 2k/4k of space...

I'm an Amazon associate again!

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 28 February 2014 · 208 views

I was dropped by Amazon years ago because I live in North Carolina, but now that the fighting is over , I'm an Amazon associate again!
If you click on the link below before buying stuff from Amazon, I'll get a small percentage of the sale:
(Don't worry, it won't cost you more, I'll just get a percent...

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