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Mucking around with fragment / pixel shaders

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 29 August 2016 · 19 views
iOS, SpriteKit, OpenGL

In my game there's a ball which rolls around the playfield.  While SpriteKit is very cool with baked in physics and lighting, it's a 2D engine.  So although it will rotate the 2D texture of the ball around the Z axis, that doesn't really convey the look of the ball rolling forward.  
My original idea was to go with a flat shaded sphe...


Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 28 August 2016 · 24 views

Sometimes I like to play around on my keyboard. Recording crap no one will ever listen to except me. Sometimes something good will come out of it. Like an idea of a noise. I periodically make cds filled with weird noises. I have seven filled up and I'm working on #8. Well, I shouldn't say "filled up" because I only use 32 out of a maximum 99 tracks. I cho...

UFC Condit vs. Maia Preview!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 27 August 2016 · 27 views
UFC, Carlos Condit, Demian Maia and 1 more...

Just a quick breakdown of tonight's UFC in Vancouver I did with my buddy Peter!

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 26 August 2016 · 50 views

Another somewhat modest looking screenshot:

I've added the hogline and the backline using the player 0 and 3 missiles.  I can't use players 1 and 2 because they will turn red to match the inner ring.
Most of my work this week was behind-the-scenes type stuff.  I've redone the display list and memory layout to allow the bot...

John Davis (Lees of Memory, Ex-Superdrag) Covers My Music

Posted by bomberpunk in bomberpunk's Blog, 23 August 2016 · 62 views

[#039] John Davis, frontman of current band The Lees of Memory and now-defunct 90s group Superdrag (you'll remember them as one-hit-wonders with their "Sucked Out" video) has a new and unique release; it's a commissioned covers album, which is a completely free download with no strings attached. Check it:
The Lees of Memory had just released their...

Dissecting Atari Display Lists

Posted by kenjennings in kenjennings' Blog, 22 August 2016 · 91 views

A while ago I was working on a project and needed to know where the Atari OS chose to create its graphics modes in memory. I ended up making a tool in BASIC XL that walks the current display list, and describes each ANTIC instruction.
The output looks like this below.   The example is a dump of the GRAPHICS 2 display list which includes a...

I've thought about it

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 21 August 2016 · 142 views

In regards to the iTunes Store support failure , I've decided to continue purchasing à la cart TV content via iTunes due to how much better it works with my setup - namely because I can't download episodes from Amazon to my Mac mini and must stream them with occasional picture quality issues.
For HBO and Showtime I'll most likely resubsc...

Enjoying games in 3D

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 21 August 2016 · 82 views

The 3d glasses I ordered came yesterday.

I can enjoy any games who support 3d. 

Playing Minecraft in 3D.
The package came from Hong Kong.

Buyer beware

Posted by Dmitry in Dmitry's Blog, 18 August 2016 · 80 views

You've got to be real careful around here.   Few years ago, I gotten taken for a few hundred by a community member with a sterling reputation....sometimes people go through hard times, but this person, I won't rehash who it is, he's retired his old nickname anyway....he wasn't just going through a hard time, he was also an unabashed liar.   Ever...

CX22 Trackball mouse

Posted by Pack007 in Diamond in the Rough, 15 August 2016 · 96 views
CX22, trackball, Mouse, Diamond

CX22 Trackball mouse Found an article within a PDF of the Status Newsletter on archive.org. It explained how to rewire a CX-22 Trackball for use as an ST-mouse for an A8-Diamond GOS based system or the ST.  I have been using a mouse from Best Electronics (model CBM1) for quite some time and should have a backup.  I made the modifications to my CX-22 as explained in...

Battle Pong WIP

Posted by BNE Jeff in BNE Jeff's Blog, 14 August 2016 · 96 views

I've been trying to program a home brew for a while now.  Here is a brief summary of where I am at this point.
Here is a picture of my previous attempt at the point I gave up. The program became too disorganized and there was too much useless stuff that confused things further.

Then I re-started with a more simple program that was muc...

Getting Next Tetris for the Nuon/SD2300 Firmware Disc

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's Dissertations, 11 August 2016 · 82 views

Been getting back into the Nuon lately.  You can find a whole thread I created about the Nuon and discussions about this great and yet obscure "console" that was the spiritual successor to the Atari Jaguar.
It's a great time to get back involved.  N501 units are real cheap, though controllers are currently hard to find.
And the rot...

13 - Wolfenstein 3D

Posted by Shinto in The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast, 11 August 2016 · 119 views

Podcast Episode Link
Step behind your chaingun and face down the Nazi horde in this distinctive port of the pioneering first-person shooter. In this episode, you'll hear about id Software's early history, comparisons of Wolfenstein 3D on different platforms, detailed analysis of the Jaguar version, and plenty of music from the game.
Also in...

A8 Hardware Project Literature

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 09 August 2016 · 87 views
hardware projects

This bibliography (of sorts) began while researching previous projects and has expanded greatly while organizing my magazine collection.  Articles or books on hardware projects requiring a screw driver and/or a soldering iron were added to the list along with a general interest piece or two.  Most of these articles/books can easily be found on t...

Daytona CCE vs Daytona CE

Posted by Cafeman in Caféman's Blog, 08 August 2016 · 124 views
Sega Saturn, Daytona

I bought an inexpensive new copy of the Japanese Daytona USA Circuit Edition recently.  I've played a lot of versions of Daytona USA over the years - the coin-op original, the Saturn launch Daytona USA (which I lost and no longer own), the North American Daytona USA Championship Circuit Edition (CCE) on Saturn, and the Dreamcast Daytona USA.  I...

1.21 Gigawatts of Gaming part 10: Porter (NES)

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 26 July 2016 · 127 views

6 years ago a YT video was meant to be made to accompany the FAQ written for the game Porter for the NES but no one got around to it till a user on YT named Charly made a request for it. Most people recognize a similar game as Boxxle.  

Gameplay by Ice Queen Zero/Azul Fria who also authored the guide.

Our Fart Booth Up in the Sky

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 22 July 2016 · 167 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:
Random Terrain


Posted by scrottie in scrottie's Blog, 14 July 2016 · 175 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 · 182 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. (Edited 8/01/2016)

Posted by --- Ω --- in TI-99/4A Stuff, 11 July 2016 · 660 views
TI-99/4A, FlashROM99, Omega

A new 3D printed case for the FlashROM 99. (Edited 8/01/2016) The months of June & July of 2016 were exciting times for users of the classic TI-99/4A "Home Computer".  We were lucky enough to get not one, but TWO new goodies!
The first was the << FlashROM 99 >> and the second was the new 3D printed case.  It didn't take long for this thing to hit the market either.  The reason?...

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