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it's spring.

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 22 March 2018 · 32 views

I've been working on a new issue of my comic book "Bill & George Quarterly" this winter. I was working on the Spring issue. Last month I completed it early. When March came I was putting it off putting it on the internet. Well, it's a couple days late, but it was finished early. Issue 11 - spring 2018 is finally available for download. It's free. I ma...

PUBG Mobile

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 22 March 2018 · 61 views

So last night I played my first game of PUBG Mobile - and survived long enough to reach #34 and made 3 kills.  (And I probably would have done better if the game hadn't glitched and not auto-reloaded my AR.)
I'm old enough to have played Wolfenstein 3D and DOOM; but not Quake because I'd stepped off the upgrade treadmill.  Multiplayer sho...

Kirby merch! (Kirby Star Allies release day)

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 21 March 2018 · 86 views
Kirby, Kirby Star Allies and 2 more...

I went out to get Kirby Star Allies and found a few more things while I was there!

Answer Software Games - Atari 2600

Posted by Marc Oberhäuser in Marc Oberhäuser's Blog, 21 March 2018 · 45 views

New on the list are the 3 Answer Software games:
- Malagai
- Confrontation
- Gauntlet
What's AS games make special are the manuals glued to the front of the otherwise plain back box. The three boxes differ only on the right side, displaying the game name and number.
I will deliver each box with 2 manuals (one for the front of the box,...

Opinions on Harmony

Posted by Hogan in Question for Homebrew publishers, 19 March 2018 · 62 views

I have a question for those of you who code homebrews: What is your opinion on the Harmony Cartridge? I found out about it yesterday(3/18/18) and took interest in getting one so I could play Princess Rescue and DK VCS along with other Homebrews using the Binaries acquired from the website, but, I want to support the homebrew scene by purchasing physical H...

Complete Roland MT-200 Basic Tutorial and Guide

Posted by -^Cro§Bow^- in -^CroSBow^-'s Hardware Videos, 18 March 2018 · 44 views

In this 3 video series, I go over the basics and understanding of the Roland MT-200 sound module. It is an excellent multifunction sound module that can act as both a sequencer and sound module. This means that in addition to being a very nice general MIDI and Sound Canvas sound module, it also has the ability to record MIDI songs from the MIDI in port an...

Metronome - Software Timer Demo in DE RE Atari

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 18 March 2018 · 43 views
metronome, software timer

I was thinking about making an 8-step sequencer for a Gakken SX-150 Mark II analog synthesizer using the Atari8.  Then I thought, "Why not just use the Pokey chip instead of the Gakken? "  Then I thought, "Why not develop it using Diamond GOS? I'll bet no one has done that yet." 
While reading up on the hardware and software timers,...

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 12 March 2018 · 108 views

Well, I guess it's time for the big reveal.
When I started this project, there was one killer feature that I just knew I had to do.  It's taken a long time, but I've finally reached the point where it can be implemented.
From the beginning, I wanted to have customizable shooters.  The details of the customizations have changed over...

Goodbye Toys R Us

Posted by simbalion in Musings of the White Lion, 11 March 2018 · 140 views

Well, here we go again. Another US retailer biting the dust. I have to admit, my reactions to the news these past couple of days has ranged from gloominess to anger towards the idiots who have let this happen to what is the last dedicated toy store chain. While increased competition has hurt Toys R Us, it seems the end began in 2005 when they were taken o...

Bubsy: Kitt'N Kaboodle for the Commodore 64

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 10 March 2018 · 80 views

Bubsy: Kitt'N Kaboodle for the Commodore 64 There is a version of Bubsy: Kitt'N Kaboodle being made for the Commodore 64 and I need YOUR input Bubsy fans so come on over and check this out and give some ideas!  :D

ET's Favorite Candy (1980s Reese's Pieces Pillow)

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 08 March 2018 · 145 views

My sister got this misprinted pillow in 1986:

Here's the text version:
IT's Favorite Candy
I don't know when it was made, but I do know that American Foam Latex Corp. made it. The pillow is roughly 10 inches by 22 inch...

C mode file

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 06 March 2018 · 219 views

While working on SpiceC I discovered GCC supports 0b notation for binary values .  I don't know when this occurred, but am quite pleased to see it!  Before this change you could only use numbers represented in decimal, hexadecimal, and octal.  At my job we use Visual Studio 2005 and 2012 for the supported and current versions of our softwar...

New 2600 List... topped 100!

Posted by mykgerard in MykGerard, 24 February 2018 · 144 views

My Updated 2600 game list
1 Air Sea Battle
2 Airlock
3 Amidar
4 Armor Ambush
5 Asteroids
6 Astroblast
7 Atlantis
8 Basketball
9 Battlezone
10 Bermuda Triangle
11 Berzerk
12 Blackjack
13 Bowling
14 breakout
15 Buck Rogers
16 California Games
17 Carnival
18 Casino
19 Centipede
20 Chopper Command
21 Circus Atari
22 Combat
23 Commando
24 Cosmic Ark 25...

Entry 1- My start: pick update June 20th 2017

Entry 1- My start: pick update June 20th 2017  These games are the start of my Atari 2600 game collection. They were picked up from my local games store, I will be getting more from then in the near future and i will be updating this blog accordingly.  The goal of this blog is to update my process in completing the Atari 2600 library.

IBM Writing Assistant

Posted by troff in Memories Limited to 640KB, 22 February 2018 · 160 views

Sometime around 1985, I got my first personal computer, an IBM PCjr.  Sure, sure, laugh... the Junior was and continues to be the brunt of many a joke.
But I learned a LOT on that PCjr. It's not really an exaggeration to say that it launched my career.  I learned to progra...

From: Different use of computer

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 22 February 2018 · 89 views

Source: Different use of computer

Jars (a short story)

Posted by Eltigro in Eltigro's Blog, 21 February 2018 · 148 views

“What are all the jars for?” he asked.
“She keeps things in them,” her father responded.
He looked at them again and said, “But they’re empty.”
The father looked at him, then at the jars and nodded toward them.  “Not all things… are seen.”
The man stared at the fa...

21 - Troy Aikman NFL Football

Posted by Shinto in The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast, 14 February 2018 · 156 views

Download or listen to the Podcast Episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/21-troy-aikman-nfl-football
You could say it's the best American football game on the Jaguar, but is that saying much? Find out in this episode, along with the id Software connection, a Super Bowl prediction, and what the heck this game has to do with distant-future gen...

File Data

Posted by walker7 in The Best Assembly Computer, 05 February 2018 · 142 views
assembly, computer, 8-bit, file and 3 more...

This is how the data is stored in files on this type of computer.
NOTE:   This is a work in progress.  I will be updating this post as I think of stuff to put on here.
Bytes $20-$7F represent the standard ASCII character set.  Character $7F represents the cursor symbol.
Bytes $00-$1F are control codes.
$00 - ROM Sectio...

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