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Playing Dig Dug

Posted by Cafeman in Caféman's Blog, 23 July 2016 · 35 views
Dig Dug

In preparation for the  competition ( http://replayfx.org/...d-championship/    )  next week at the  Replay FX show,  I've been trying to boost my Dig Dug scores. I'm playing the PSX Namco Classics disk 3 version (playing on my PS2).   

First of all, I saw recorded Dig Dug...

Pokemon Go problems

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 23 July 2016 · 29 views

Thanks to newest technology.

Push Mr. Celery's Buttons

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 23 July 2016 · 35 views

So I finally fixed the problem I was having where the button press starts the game even though I wanted it to start after the button has been released and not during the button press like it was. The result was a 263 scanline count at the beginning, so I had to move around some variables to not make it do that any more. This stuff is HARD, especially if y...

Our Fart Booth Up in the Sky

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 22 July 2016 · 69 views

This was kind of funny. At around 2 hours and 50 minutes into it, Gwen Ifill said "our fart booth up in the sky" on PBS during day 2 of a famous 2016 convention:
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Undertale part 2! "Take my hand"

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 19 July 2016 · 53 views
Undertale, Toby Fox, Steam, RPG

It's so Earthbound, and so adorable, that I wish it was on more than just Steam!

Stay Frosty, Part 9

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 16 July 2016 · 88 views

The prior update stirred up interest in Stay Frosty in the Holiday Cart Forum. Supercat didn't care for how the melt trail worked, to which I replied it was just a kernel test to make sure it showed up on the correct scanline, while atari2600land and vdub_bobby asked for clarification on the planned game play. I clarified that while the ultimate goal woul...


Posted by scrottie in scrottie's Blog, 14 July 2016 · 71 views

LiveJournal won't finish loading on the cell data connection, and my pattern has always been to blog in out of the way places (Advogato, whose admins gave me a cookie I saved in a text file when I lost my login info, use.perl.org, ...). 
I'm rolling in to Davis, CA, where a bunch of exceedingly tiny houses in a row are connected via some duct-like ov...

Chronogaming is a Mini-craze?

Posted by Mezrabad in Chronogamer, 13 July 2016 · 74 views

Wow, I coined an historical term!
Dr. Sparkle, thank you for giving me credit in this ^_^
I like how they refer to it as burning out. Really, I still want to do this, RL just sort of burned its way in.
Nelio! Yeah, a thing happened and I deleted my YouTube thing. I'll have to bring it back eve...

A new 3D printed case for the FlashROM 99. (Updated 7/12/2016)

Posted by --- Ω --- in TI-99/4A Stuff, 11 July 2016 · 320 views
TI-99/4A, FlashROM99, Omega

A new 3D printed case for the FlashROM 99. (Updated 7/12/2016) The past couple of months have been exciting times for users of the classic TI-99/4A "Home Computer". We've been lucky enough to get not one, but TWO new goodies!  The first was the << FlashROM 99 >> and the second is the new 3D printed case.  It didn't take long for this thing to hit the market either.  The reason?  A...

12 - Iron Soldier

Posted by Shinto in The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast, 08 July 2016 · 88 views

Link to Podcast Episode Page
Stomp tanks and bash buildings as you pilot a towering robot in Iron Soldier! Game development history, weapons, enemies, levels, controls, reviews, memories, and regrettable singing, it's all here in this episode.
There's also feedback from Arethius, The Requiem, and GRay Defender!
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Games of Atari - Atari 5200 Captures Really Complete! ColecoVision or Atari 7800 Next!

Posted by FujiSkunk in FujiSkunk's Blog, 05 July 2016 · 92 views

I decided not to do all the XE/XL conversions out there, and focus only on the ones that I legitimately own for the 8-bit line.  With the addition of some new entries for games like Atlantis , Crystal Castles and Up 'n' Down , I can now declare all Atari 5200 capture complete, at least until I get some more 5200 and/or 8-bit games!
I recen...


Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 04 July 2016 · 150 views
To-Do Lists

Almost two years since the last list . Looks like the prediction of the great Homebrew Crash of 2016™ was right!
Hide the children! Run for the hills! Exit from the EU!
Nah... there's plenty of stuff happening. Some of it just takes awhile to materialize, since this is all done in peoples' spare time and all that.
Some of this...

1/4" scale working upright Pac-Man cabinet - complete!

Posted by PacManPlus in PacManPlus' Blog, 04 July 2016 · 229 views

1/4" scale working upright Pac-Man cabinet - complete! Finally completed!
This idea started when I acquired a 5" LCD panel about a year ago, and I thought about making a mini arcade machine around it.  I figured 1/4" scale, because originally they used 19" monitors, so 20" (I rounded up) divided by 5" = 4.  I then decided to start with a mini upright pacman, and would like to do others as wel...

Going Retro: Checking on the A8

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 29 June 2016 · 95 views

Retrofying the checking account gave me a chance to think about how much of my every day banking has changed over the last 30 years.  Debit cards, ATMs, automatic deposits, automatic bill payment, automation of data entry at the window, and online banking came about after opening up my first checking account. Now that my balance is one password away...

AirWorld Update - Comic is back on!

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's Dissertations, 27 June 2016 · 112 views

Source: AirWorld Update - Comic is back on!

Progress Resumes

Posted by Dmitry in Dmitry's Blog, 25 June 2016 · 94 views

Updating my list of tasks for "version 1" I knocked out quite a few minor tasks today.
But I'm under heavy pressure not to finish now - due to demands made on my time.
On the other hand, I'm going to do my best to sneak it in, because this task should complete- the game is mostly finished and I still have over a month before the deadline.

Apple ][ copy protection

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 23 June 2016 · 385 views

For those interested in Apple ][ copy protection (and cracking of it) I have found two troves of information.
First is the 4am Apple ][ Library at https://archive.org/..._ii_library_4am  Attached to each archive is a text file where 4am describes his cracking process.  In most cases he simply follows the boot process, analy...

Two types of mistakes that may crash 7800Basic on Windows systems

Posted by frankodragon in Frankodragon's Blog Stuffs, 18 June 2016 · 477 views

At times, when coding in 7800Basic with Windows, sometimes you may get one of those dreaded messages, '7800Basic Has Stopped Working', and crashes. Before you get really upset and throw your computer across the room, or get help as to wonder if there is a problem with the application itself,  there are two instances in which this can happen.  ...

The Ballad Of Atari: 1983

Posted by fultonbot in Fultonbot's Atari Haiku Blog, 17 June 2016 · 374 views

Flag Ship. Work Horse.  All That Jazz.
Cliches Of Awesome

E3 Announcements! Its Happening!

Posted by kaug in Kaug Neatos Crash Bandicoot Bandwagon, 13 June 2016 · 417 views

E3 Announcements! Its Happening! Oldschool PS1 fans prayers have been answered! The gaming gods of playstation have handed down blessings fourfold this day at E3! Sony announced at their press conference that they and Activision would be remaking Crash 1, 2, 3 for the PS4! On top of that, Crash is bringing the Bandicoot to Skylanders! Thats it! Im getting a PS4!

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