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SEGA Saturn is hooked up again

Posted by Cafeman in Caféman's Blog, 18 December 2017 · 28 views

I've been in a real old-school SEGA mood since fall hit.  Up until December, I have been enjoying playing many 16-bit Genesis and SEGA-CD games. I finally had my fill for a while, put that system into the closet and hooked up the SEGA Saturn for December. 
At first it took some time to get into the 32-bit Saturn again. I was still in a 16...

Silence is Golden

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 18 December 2017 · 22 views

So I figured out how to mute sounds on the Game Boy when I want them to be. Turns out I had to write to all four sound registers in order to change one. Which is kind of stupid, but apparently that's how it's done because it works. Spent some time trying to get a hi-hat cymbal type sound on the title screen song since the song's three bass notes sounded w...

Coming Back to My Home Town for Christmas

Posted by vidak in vidak's Blog, 18 December 2017 · 27 views

Just checking in here after a really exhausting 48 hours after arriving back in my home town of Perth, 4000km away from Sydney, where I live now. 
I think I can finally relax after driving 200km yesterday and then another 200km today. We were meant to be staying in Collie, 200km south of Perth, in the country. That's where my sister in law lives....

7800 Not Doing So Good

Posted by flickertail in Flickertail's Blog, 18 December 2017 · 35 views

I work at Univ of North Dakota, and I know one of the archaeologist who participated in the ET Dig in the New Mexico landfill.
Not long after the movie about the dig was released, we had a screening on campus, which featured...

iOS game nearing completion!

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 16 December 2017 · 36 views

(See previous entries for more info on the game.)
It's surprising what a little motivation and enthusiasm can accomplish.
One big help was I reached out to YouTuber Torogadude and asked if I could use his compositions as background music and he agreed.  Bonus!  I've also added sound effects and knocked a lot of other items off my...

From: Net Neutrality

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 16 December 2017 · 44 views

Source: Net Neutrality
Seems important to me.

Bubsy: Kitt'N Kaboodle online!

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 14 December 2017 · 57 views
Bubsy, Bubsy Bobcat and 3 more...

If you wanted to see Bubsy on a Atari system other than the Jaguar, now's your chance to play it online!

-Doctor Clu

GoFundMe Update (12/13/2017)

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 13 December 2017 · 71 views

My sister told me yesterday that I won't be moving until around the second week of January 2018. I guess that's good news for the GoFundMe page . More time to reach the goal!
$2,227 of $3,500 goal raised by 48 kind and generous people in 17 days:
Tip Jar

Christmas with Lord Fortescue!

Posted by Bobbety_F in Bobbety_F's Blog, 12 December 2017 · 52 views
wiiu, treasure tracker, nintendo

Going somewhat off piste here, but as it's nearly Christmas, I thought - just this once - I'd post something non-Atari related - Lord Fortescue's Christmas Episode. Bobbety's lost Arabella's present, so he calls on his old chum, Bunty Norris, for help!
I hope you like it. Normal Atari-related service will resume after the twelfth night:-)

The Bad Black 99/4A Keyboard

Posted by OLD CS1 in OLD CS1's Blog, 11 December 2017 · 77 views

The Bad Black 99/4A Keyboard The beige model of the TI-99/4A usually has the oft-maligned post action keyboard with a membrane contact system contained within which is prone to failure.  In my first blog post I was both happy and disappointed to find a couple of variants of the beige keyboard which had, respectively, the spring-leaf style contact with full square action and a no...

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 11 December 2017 · 108 views

Well, after a lot of work I may have fixed all the collision bugs.
I've certainly fixed the worst of them, and my testing so far looks pretty good.  The new shooting system works extremely well and I'm having a lot of fun just doing the testing.
I've also gone ahead and added a few sound effects.  Nothing serious, placeholders real...

Defend your Castle - Atari 2600

Posted by Marc Oberhäuser in Marc Oberhäuser's Blog, 06 December 2017 · 121 views

Please welcome the box for the first Atari 2600 game from  Mr. Atari  (Sijmen Schouten):  Defend your Castle . :)

All about the Audio Companion

Posted by Bryan in The UAV Blog, 02 December 2017 · 154 views
Audio Companion, AC, Sound

The Audio Companion board is designed to be a simple way to add high quality sound to Atari consoles and computers lacking a sound output (predominantly the 2600, 5200, 7800, 400). It can also be used in any system as an audio mixer. For example, a stereo Pokey setup can be mixed to a mono output without affecting the separation of the 2 stereo channels....

just met chinese president xi jinping on the set of a new movie.

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 02 December 2017 · 106 views

He is set to star in a chinese rendition of emperor's new clothes. Here is a picture of him in character.

Mega Man SNES Controller!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 01 December 2017 · 77 views
Mega Man, Super Nintendo, Capcom and 3 more...

I'm not sure why they went with classic Mega Man instead of X, but I played Mega Man 7 to make it appropriate.

MSX Colors - Food Coloring Style

Posted by walker7 in 8-bit Computer System Colors in Food Coloring, 26 November 2017 · 163 views
msx, colecovision, ti, colors and 5 more...

This is the second installment in computer food coloring.  This time, it's the MSX palette.  It's also used on the ColecoVision, and the TI 99/4A.  Therefore, it could be called the TI palette.  It consists of 15 colors and a transparent color.
Color 0 is Transparent .
Black:   8 parts Black
Medium Green:   9 pa...

Code As You Go

Posted by walker7 in The Best Assembly Computer, 25 November 2017 · 102 views
assembly, computer, 8-bit, 16-bit and 6 more...

This next section is a big one.  Wouldn't it be great if you could test code as you programmed it?  Well that's where Code-As-You-Go comes into play.
The mode can be accessed with a dedicated button on a keyboard.  It's labeled "CAYG."
Take a look at this:

A blog trash can.

Posted by WizardBone in T.R.A.S.H Blog, 21 November 2017 · 124 views

You are picking through my trash again I see. tsk tsk.

Atari Games Elimination Tournament - Sports Edition - Prelimary Round

Posted by AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol in AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol's Blog, 16 November 2017 · 190 views

So, there is a collection of 24 games that will try to make it past the first hurdle in becoming the best Atari 2600 sport game ever.  There are some titles here that will put on a brave face and try to punch over their weight class.  Barely 4kb lightweights against some 16kb behemoths?  Who will make it past the initial round and get a goo...

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