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Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 20 April 2014 · 34 views

You want to know what I'm doing for Easter? I went to Fred Meyer this morning (they're open on Easter apparently.) and got myself, among other things, a turkey TV dinner. I thought since I usually do that for Thanksgiving, that I should treat myself to turkey on Easter too. And then I will yell at the TV because the Blazers are going to lose game 1 of the...

Fifth Game Complete - Cratermaze for the TG16 (2014)

Posted by cncfreak in cncfreak's Blog, 19 April 2014 · 80 views

http://i.imgur.com/chYGg1x.png  http://i.imgur.com/TFazCQ7.png
This is Cratermaze for the TG16.  It's kind of a Bombermanish puzzle game. I can't believe I finished it.  At level 15 I was pretty tired of it but kept going.
At level 30 after defeating the first mini-boss I was about to quit but kept going.  Finally at level 60, I bea...

He shoots*, he scores

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 19 April 2014 · 81 views

* but only asteroids and mines.
Collision handling's going to be a bit different for Draconian as it's not feasible to check against all 150 sprites.  One handy thing I can take advantage of is how the asteroids and mines are positioned. The screen's divided into horizontal bands that are 32 pixels tall. 4 stationary objects (combination of as...

dcalc - Front End Done

Posted by Pack007 in Diamond in the Rough, 18 April 2014 · 51 views
Diamond Calculator

The front end or graphic interface is done to my satisfaction. I have a feeling that writing the code for the icon events will be a breeze. A list of programming utilities that need to written is growing daily.

As the icons were designed, I must have watched each of them placed on the screen about a thousand times. A very slow process. Onc...

Making you own polyurethane cartridge cases

Posted by ivop in ivop's Blog, 18 April 2014 · 93 views

Here's how I made my first cartridge case.
First, I made two molds with tin cure silicone, the cheapest variant. Perhaps I'll make another one with platinum cure later.
The cost of the molds is about 12,= euro's in total, but they can be reused several times. Not sure how many times yet. Might vary between 20 and 120, judging by the reports I read...

Early Birthday Present (Exercise Bike)

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 18 April 2014 · 63 views

I got a Gold's Gym Cycle Trainer 290 C Upright Exercise Bike on Wednesday as an early birthday present. I put it together last night. Seems to be pretty sturdy. It's a little hard to ride, even with the seat all the way back. It must be made for people with shorter legs.
I also went to the eye doctor on Wednesday to double check my eyes without d...

Salvo 2085, a 7800basic WIP game, update #1

Posted by RevEng in dragging through the retro streets at dawn, 17 April 2014 · 220 views

Between working on 7800basic, recent MESS updates, and a few side projects, I've been also working on a 7800basic game thats an update to the old classic, Crossfire .
In its current state its a bit rough, with programmer graphics, preliminary sound effects, and just a few essential stats on a plain scoreboard. On the plus side its playable, the dif...

And now for something completely different.

Posted by Mord in Mord's Blog, 17 April 2014 · 72 views
circusP, shatter, vocaloid

So like, I've been listening to a lot of vocaloid and utauloid music lately. :P
And so, since I've been thinking about trying to get my own projects back in order and to try to use this blog regularly again, I figured this is as good an excuse as any to learn how the media tag works. Here, listen to a song by CircusP. :P

Yars' Revenge The Comic Book Continued

Posted by StanJr in StanJr's Blog, 16 April 2014 · 103 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...

It's only Fair

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 16 April 2014 · 95 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...

K.C. Munchkin! - Atari 7800

Posted by Marc Oberhäuser in Marc Oberhäuser's Blog, 13 April 2014 · 150 views

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

Cavern 10

Posted by Xuel in Xuel's Blog, 10 April 2014 · 216 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.

Another TI99 4a blog update

Posted by Space Centurion in Space Centurion's Blog, 04 April 2014 · 136 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 · 83 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 · 109 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 · 453 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 · 145 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 · 108 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 · 642 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...

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