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Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's BBS Trotter, 19 January 2017 · 15 views

  And now... The Prologue...
 
And there was a creature in the universe, according to the Hithhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by the name of Bowerick Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged  is an immortal being who became immortal after an accident with a few rubber bands, a liquid lunch, and a particle accelerator. After a period of total b...

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 18 January 2017 · 30 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 · 20 views
Butterscotch, caramel and 2 more...

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


Some random orange knocked me in the head!

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 18 January 2017 · 26 views

Back to the Oranges GB game. Today's update: Making the oranges random. Some kind people on the GB programming forums helped me with this. And I will relate it to you now.
There is a timer on the Game Boy's hardware that updates 16,384 times per second (I think that's what they said.) It is register 0xFF04. This is what Tetris used to make the shapes rand...

Type & Talk, just 3 lines of BASIC Code

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 18 January 2017 · 27 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 · 38 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 · 70 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 · 47 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 · 83 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 · 173 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 · 66 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 · 85 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 · 88 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:
 
http://atariage.com/...-3#entry3666252
 
 

Scubbly is shutting down

Posted by newcoleco in newcoleco's Random Blog, 06 January 2017 · 133 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 · 105 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 · 88 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 · 123 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 · 89 views

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

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

Two million pounds of ice on a subtropical island!

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 01 January 2017 · 149 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
 




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