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My Atari 2600

Posted by LS_Dracon in Draconland, 30 October 2014 · 63 views

I was thinking how funny is the story behind my actual Atari 2600 console.
 
Atari 2600 was my first console, but that was late, around 1986 or so. 
I didn't ask one for xmas, I don't know why my parents bought one for me.
When I was kid I enjoyed most bike riding than play videogames. 
I think the problem was the games I had for that Atari...

BASLO211.APP Diamond Desktop to BASIC

Posted by Pack007 in Diamond in the Rough, 30 October 2014 · 38 views

This is the last of the Diamond Programs I wrote in the wayback. I wasn’t going to mention this one because the method of loading an Atari BASIC program from the desktop does not work for all BASIC programs and I’m not sure why. But… because it works for the majority of programs and the goal of any GOS is to reduce the use of the keyboar...

indigoLoop (part 5)

Posted by seemo in The art of being clueless, 30 October 2014 · 33 views

Using function 16 to 19 it is possible to load a preset loop
 


Draker Quest--A Double Edged Sword?

Posted by frankodragon in Frankodragon's Blog Stuffs, 29 October 2014 · 71 views

For games like Legend of Zelda or Midnight Mutants, its rom size is 128k.  I've been using the standard 48k in 7800basic.  But it's getting used up fast and I've been trying to avoid bankswitching because I've been having problems with compiling errors.  I don't know if it's something in my coding, if I'm leaving something out, or I'm just...

The Jaguar is loose

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 29 October 2014 · 73 views

I wanted to play some Ruiner Pinball for Halloween. Naturally this required getting the Jaguar out. So I went in the garage. The first thing I found were the games. Then I found the controller. Next, I found the AC adaptor, stuck inside the Turbo-Grafx 16. After about five more minutes of searching out in the cold, I finally found it. It had Syndicate stu...

Better enemy formation indicator

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 20 October 2014 · 201 views

I wasn't quite happy with the alternating radar/formation display. While it worked, I kept getting annoying whenever I'd glance down to check the radar only to see the formation display instead. So I did a quick hack in Stella to see what might happen if I set the players to have 2 copies. First attempt was 2 copies wide:



which didn't pan out due to c...

Cruiz'in The Yetee-October 2014

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 18 October 2014 · 101 views

Cruiz'in The Yetee-October 2014 Titled under "Anything is Pawsible" The Yetee is selling a Bubsy themed shirt today!!
 
Thank you Yetee, buying this now.  :D
 
 

Able to Test batari Basic Games on a Real TV Again

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 17 October 2014 · 118 views

After getting a smaller computer desk a couple of years ago, I no longer had room for my little color TV. I had to jump through hoops to make my Atari 2600 work with the LCD HDTV that I use with my computer and Xbox 360. It looked OK, but it wasn't the same as 'normal' TV.
 
My sister was getting rid of her 20 inch flat screen TV since she moved on t...

Another Milestone

Posted by CyranoJ in CJ's Ramblings, 12 October 2014 · 112 views

Another long gap between posts, but... another milestone hit.
 
Today Rebooteroids ran for the first time from a production Jagtopus board, complete with all high score tables (4 of them) and all game options (control config/audio settings/etc) saved to the card EEPROM chip.
 
Since the last update there have been many changes/fixes/additions,...

Fun with epoxy!

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 08 October 2014 · 321 views

I recently bought several Sony video presentation stands off eBay for work.
 
As with any eBay purchases, the results were a bit hit-and-miss, especially when it came to packing and shipping. One of the stands was so poorly packed that the camera had broken off, and an entire corner of the base had broken off.
 
http://cheeptech.com/misc/blog_p...

My gameboy Advance acts funny

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 07 October 2014 · 107 views

I first thought my gameboy advance was dead when I turn the switch on.
 

 
After few tries,  it works again.  I discovered the power switch is faulty,
 
Sometimes, the gameboy resets itself if you touch lightly the power switch.

What time is it? BURGERTIME!

Posted by Crazy Climber in Crazy Climber Metal , 29 September 2014 · 160 views

What time is it? BURGERTIME! Ah, Burgertime...just looking at the side of this arcade machine can transport me back in time decades. Great game that appeared on just about every platform as well. This is one I would not have attempted normally, but my buddy IntellivisionDude mentioned he would like a Burgertime related sign for his gameroom to accompany his INTV Brotherhood sign....

I found and old letter that I wrote to Imagic when I was 12

Posted by PacManPlus in PacManPlus' Blog, 26 September 2014 · 252 views
Imagic 1982

Here's a funny one:
 
I just found this letter I had written to Imagic some 33 years ago.  I was trying to give them an Idea for a game I had (unfortunately I don't have the picture or the instructions; I don't know what happened to them).
I can't believe I wrote 'you can even steal it if you want - I won't tell any one' :lol:
 
I do rememb...

Ideas and concepts - is really what I am into...

Posted by kiwilove in kiwilove's Blog, 19 September 2014 · 157 views

This topic has nothing to do with videogame design, etc etc - and is about who I am... etc...
 
This blog (and it's comments - couldn't find how to add another blog entry?) is really about using your brain and to work things out for yourself too.
That those who are after the truth about anything and everything - should be able to agree on certain con...

The HDX modification for the TI's RS-232 card.

Posted by --- Ω --- in TI-99/4A Stuff, 17 September 2014 · 149 views

The HDX modification for the TI's RS-232 card. H D X  
Those three little letters bring your TI-99/4A to a whole new level , in fact it's one of the TOP TWO modifications, that in my opinion, are a MUST for everyone who still uses a TI-99/4A.  Whether you are a gamer, a programmer or an all-around user, this MOD really gives the R eal I ron user a lot of bang for their buck.  In fa...

Minecraft studio Mojang has been bought by Microsoft for $2.5B

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 15 September 2014 · 139 views

Additionally, creator Markus "Notch" Persson, partner Jakob Porser and CEO Carl Manneh will also be leaving Mojang.  Even before the sale Markus has tried to move away from Minecraft, but felt that selling out was they only way to continue to be himself.
 
I do wonder how MS plans on recovering it's 2.5 billion dollar investment.  (Esp...

Pele's Soccer (Atari VCS, 1980)

Posted by Mezrabad in Chronogamer, 05 September 2014 · 227 views
soccer, football, atari vcs and 4 more...

Pele's Soccer (Atari VCS, 1980)
 
As I've said before: "I'm not a sports fan" so how I felt about this game surprised me.
 
Contrasting from our recent excursion into third-party software that had only two games to a cart, Atari's (the party of the first part) Pele's Soccer has 54 games promised for it on the front of the box and it delivers w...

Ransack! - ABBUC 2014

Posted by Xuel in Xuel's Blog, 31 August 2014 · 303 views

Ransack! is a new game for the ABBUC Software Contest 2014.
 
Ransack! was originally written by Peter Scott for the BBC Micro in 1987.
 
This version was ported and enhanced for the Atari 8-bit by Jose Pereira and Lyren "Xuel" Brown.
 
Screenshots
 

 
Game Play Video
 

 
Requireme...

Mega Man Demo Map

Posted by The Nintendo Nerd in Atari 2600 game maps, 30 August 2014 · 158 views

Mega Man Demo Map mega man map for atari 2600
If you would like the demo click the link.
http://atariage.com/...mo-game-binary/



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