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My First 40 Years of Computing

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's Dissertations, 22 January 2017 · 20 views

I was asked what got me interested in the Atari and later what got me to move onto other computer platforms.
 
So this is my story:
 
1977 - Dad had the Sol Terminal 20.   Cool machine.   Lots of Trek80 and Targ played.
-------- We got a Sears Telegames system, which got us into Atari stuff.
1980 - Sold newspaper subscripti...

Cruiz'in VGM Music - April 2017 - The Bubsy Jukebox for the Genesis

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 22 January 2017 · 28 views

Cruiz'in VGM Music - April 2017 - The Bubsy Jukebox for the Genesis (Yes yes, I know, this was written in January.  What can I say?   I'm kicking butt in some developments right now so knocking out stuff now to clear the books for when I go camping later)  ;)
 
So while trying to get a mod to play on the Sega Genesis (or more specifically my Sega Gopher portable) I came across the resource to give...

59% done

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 21 January 2017 · 28 views

My computer is just trying to aggravate me on purpose. Why else would it keep freezing on me? I've had to restart the program I'm using three times, and when that didn't help, I restarted the whole computer. I think my progress has been saved now since it actually didn't give me an error message when I tried to close the program. Every time I inserted a s...

SMS Minimalist Cover Art - Part 2

Posted by LS_Dracon in Draconland, 20 January 2017 · 54 views
Sega Master System Cover

Second part of my take on classic games as they where released for Master System using this peculiar Art Style.
The joke here is get a game and abstract more you can but yet keep some in-game elements recognizable, and use it as label art.
Do not take them as a serious. 


 
 

3D TV is dead

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 20 January 2017 · 77 views

https://entertainmen...8/3d-tv-is-dead
 
I don't dispute that 3D TV never took off, what I find interesting is the TV manufacturers decided to drop a feature - no matter how unused.  
 
What's interesting is 3D is still popular enough to make 3D films.  (Although my preference is for 2D editions I saw...

Capitol Station BBS

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's BBS Trotter, 20 January 2017 · 46 views

Capitol Station BBS Capital Station BBS
telnet://csbbs.dyndns.org
 
I was watching Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey over last weekend so naturally when I saw this name I said to myself "STATION!"   (Was a saying of victory based on the scientist/"Martian" named Station)
 
So Capitol Station BBS first visit...
 

 
Asks for English or German first...

From: Why didn't Philips re-release the Videopac G7400/O3 in response to the NES?

Posted by Prosystemsearch in Lunar eclipse of the mind, 19 January 2017 · 65 views
Odyssey 3, Videopac G7400

From: Why didn't Philips re-release the Videopac G7400/O3 in response to the NES?  
Source: Why didn't Philips re-release the Videopac G7400/O3 in response to the NES?
 
 
Indeed, the G7400/Odyssey3 never had the chance to show what its full potential was in its awfully short original production run. ;__; 

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 18 January 2017 · 62 views

Well, look at this:
 

 
I've got the rocks slowing to a stop now, and the logic correctly proceeds to the next shot.  Here you can see a yellow rock that was already thrown, with a red one coming up behind it.
 
Of course, the yellow shot would be removed in a real game since it didn't reach the far hogline, but I don't have that wor...

Butterscotch Caramels! (Undertale?)

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 18 January 2017 · 40 views
Butterscotch, caramel and 2 more...

Anytime something has butterscotch in it now I think of Toriel!
 


Type & Talk, just 3 lines of BASIC Code

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 18 January 2017 · 47 views
Speech Synthesis, RS232, 850 and 1 more...

How many lines of Atari BASIC is required to make the Arduino shield from the last blog post talk?  3 lines - type some text, hit return, send text to the 850 interface and repeat.  The Arduino receives the text, does a little reformatting, then sends that string to the XFS5051CE chip for speech synthesis.  This isn't just for the Atar...

Space Patrol 01x02 The Wandering Asteroid

Posted by doctorclu in Space Patrol / Planet Patrol, 18 January 2017 · 55 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 · 84 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...

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 · 58 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 · 90 views
College

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...

Revenge of the Homebreviews

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 10 January 2017 · 181 views
Video Game Reviews

This.
 
This is what happens, when you don't review any games for over six years .
 
http://cheeptech.com...omebreviews.jpg
 
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 · 73 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...

Scubbly is shutting down

Posted by newcoleco in newcoleco's Random Blog, 06 January 2017 · 139 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...

The Robot Force

Posted by Syzygy1 in Syzygy1's Blog, 03 January 2017 · 91 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 · 128 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.  
 
https://www.yout...

The gamestick

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 02 January 2017 · 91 views

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

 
http://robingravel.b...m/gamestick.htm
 
 
Robin Gravel
 



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