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Christmas Carol: A Short Story - Part VIII

Posted by DZ-Jay in DZ-Jay's Random Blog, 22 September 2018 · 38 views

I was going to continue writing chapter 7 this morning and instead found myself playing with the font-sizes and paragraph spacing of the chapter titles.  Darn!  I am my worst enemy. :(
Anyway, that took just about an hour (I am very dedicated to my fonts), so now I'm back to work.  Only that instead of writing the story, I ended up o...

Thunderball! (Magnavox)

Posted by DoctorSpuds in DoctorSpuds Reviews Things, 22 September 2018 · 33 views

Thunderball! (Magnavox) Remember the old saying “anything you can do I can do better”? Well when Atari is riding on the top of the world, there were a bunch of console manufacturers and game programmers saying that exact same thing, usually followed by failure. The Odyssey 2, we all know about the Odyssey 2, I’ve talked about it before, and how it was rather di...

Room 35

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 21 September 2018 · 28 views

Room 35 I made a 35th room for Castle of Doom. Hey, that rhymed. Anyway, I had to redesign it a couple more times to make it harder. Because it's the hard half of the game. And designing a hard level is hard. You don't want to make it easy, and at the same time you don't want to make it impossible. Testing the level is the hardest part. This is where you find out...

Another small diversion

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 18 September 2018 · 77 views
Video Game Reviews

More fun with really tiny arcade games...
Super Impulse just released Galaga, Dig Dug and Frogger, as part of their Tiny Arcade series. I have the first four and really liked them , so as soon as these showed up on Amazon, I grabbed them.
I suppose if I would've waited...

A journey to Bach's Invention 1 and other miscellaneous updates

Posted by k-Pack in Out of the Pack, 16 September 2018 · 43 views

A journey to Bach's Invention 1 and other miscellaneous updates After recording PRELUDE1.MP3 it seemed that the Atari BASIC sound program needed to be reprogrammed in assembly.  I got out the MAC65 cart and two days later things were so messed up I wasn't sure if it was the Arduino and/or Atari software or the Arduino interface hardware giving me the headaches. 
I decided to go back and setup the equi...

Mission 16 surprise

Posted by Ranger03 in Alien Isolation Blog, 15 September 2018 · 38 views

Went to KG348 and to my astonishment, there was another (friendly) human. Amazing to be honest, never noticed that

Dealer Demo, part 11: One Assembler to Rule them All

Posted by Atari_Ace in Atari_Ace's Blog, 14 September 2018 · 25 views

We've now reached a compact bit of code in the Dealer Demo that provides an assembler to Forth.  And the assembler in Forth is a thing of beauty indeed.  Written by Bill Ragsdale (as was most of the Forth kernel), it provides an assembler that can produce surprisingly readable code without the use of labels.  In essence it implements high-...

750+ subscriber Mega Man special!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 14 September 2018 · 27 views
Mega Man, Rockman, Capcom and 3 more...

I'm not to 1,000 yet but I'm steadily making progress!


Posted by Karl G in Karl's Blog, 12 September 2018 · 55 views

As I've been shuffling around routines to make room for an AtariAge splash screen and "Have you played Atari Today?" melody to Space Game , it occurred to me that it feels like defragmenting a drive by hand.      79 bytes of ROM space left in bank 1      45 bytes of ROM space left in bank 2      0 bytes of ROM...

Dream computer - OpEd

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 12 September 2018 · 49 views

Via one of the guy's YouTube videos, I happened across http://www.the8bitgu...dream-computer/
Now, not to rain on anyone's parade - but retro dream computers are just that, dreams.
I've been playing with computers since the Apple ][+ days - so I've got plenty of nostalgia for retro computers.  But guess what, when my...

Magical Fairy Force

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 06 September 2018 · 102 views

Now that RealSports Curling is "in the can" and headed for a PRGE 2018 cartridge release, it's time to move on to a new project.
I've been thinking about this one for a long time, and I promised myself (and my wife!) I wouldn't start working on it until I finished RealSports Curling.   First a little background:
There's this wonderful...

Cruizin' DeviantArt - September 2018 - About Rob Paulsen

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 04 September 2018 · 81 views

So SpongeFox, another admin of the Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, came up with this great art recently...

More art from other artists to come.  But the submission from SpongeFox reminds me of this great video from the Nostalgia Critic.  Rob Paulsen as some may recall did the voice for Bubsy in the animated pilot.   Not somethin...

An updated EDITOR for the TI-99/4A that works with ALL the new technology!

Posted by --- Ω --- in TI-99/4A Stuff, 03 September 2018 · 146 views
EDITOR, 4A/DOS, EA/5, UberGROM and 3 more...

What's more appropriate for NEW gear on older computers, than updated versions of older software?  
Some legacy programs have 'issues' when dealing with newer gear or storage formats.  Some older editors like TI-Writer or BA-Writer leave 'garbage'(see first reply below) at the end of a file which can interfere with programs like 4...

24 - FlipOut!

Posted by Shinto in The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast, 19 August 2018 · 102 views

Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/24-flipout
Enter the Great Tile Flipping Festival to challenge King Fluffy and the citizens of the planet Phromaj in the Jaguar puzzle game FlipOut! Game designer Dr. Conrad Barski provides valuable historical context as we learn about the game's development, then explo...

Doctor Clu's Sprite Hacks and other Hacks

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's Dissertations, 18 August 2018 · 131 views
Bubsy, Buck Rogers and 7 more...

As a kid I enjoyed playing games, and would say " Not bad, but it could also use this..."  As a teen I loved to use a sector editor to give me 1,000,000 points of energy (originally like 10,000) in the Adventure International Star Trek 3.5 game.  I'd change wording in games, error messages into more funny messages, etc.
In more recent ti...


Posted by Ranger03 in Bioshock Text adventure, 18 August 2018 · 76 views

I've decided to stop development for 2 reasons:
1. My computer is not allowing Admin mode
2. because of the above, Adrift, Inform or any other interactive fiction software in unavailable to me
sorry for the inconvenience


Posted by Nuclear Pacman in Ablogalypse Now, 15 August 2018 · 87 views

I've had GTA V for the Xbone just sitting on my shelf for years now, with only sparse time invested in it. I thought I would give it
another try this past weekend, and realized I just can't play this game and have fun. So, I'm going to sell it in my upcoming garage sale.
There were a couple of thoughts that came to mind immediately. I didn't care f...

Black Jack Theta VIII - update

Posted by azure in azure's Blog, 15 August 2018 · 103 views

I've completed another small milestone with my project. Most of the updates aren't visible to the user, but I added a new message bar which I think looks a lot better than what was there before. The most significant update is the addition of the discard pile and reshuffling logic. The discard pile prevents duplicate cards from being dealt. A duplicate car...

AtariAdventure 2600 Review #1: Combat

Posted by AtariAdventure in AtariAdventure Reviews , 07 August 2018 · 118 views
Combat, Atari, Atari 2600 and 1 more...

AtariAdventure 2600 Review #1: Combat Hello everyone, and welcome to my 2600 Reviews blog! On here I will review through my current collection of 2600 cartridges and when my collection continues to extend. I will also gladly take requests for games to review, if I have the game in my collection. Let's get this started! 
Combat was released on the same day as the Atari 2600...

Minecraft New Nintendo 3DS crashes

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 05 August 2018 · 92 views

Minecraft can crash on PC and it also can crash on New Nintendo 3DS as well.
Great job Mojang. Your game is full of bugs. When glitches are fixed, new ones appear.


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