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Kaleid-a-vision: A Music Visualizer Technique for Retro Computers

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 18 February 2018 · 31 views
kaleidoscope, Kaleid-a-vision

I can't say I did this on my Atari8, but I can truthfully say I did it with my Atari8.

This video was recorded using the Kaleid-a-vision hardware, Atari8 and video camera.  I would suppose any retro computer or video game machine could be used as a video source. 
The Atari was running a GR9 Demo...

Lettuce Changes

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 18 February 2018 · 25 views

So I added some more stuff to Killer Heads of Lettuce. Now if a head of lettuce gets to the right side of the screen, you'll hear a game over tune. Then you press fire to start a new game. I also made the game speed up once 50 points has been reached, although it is pretty tough, but I think doable, if one lettuce is at the bottom and then the next one is...

Bubsy wishing a happy valentine's day 2018!

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 15 February 2018 · 56 views

A little bit of art from fellow Bubsy Fan Blog Admin, Sponge Fox!!

21 - Troy Aikman NFL Football

Posted by Shinto in The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast, 14 February 2018 · 62 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...

The Journey of Snail - Atari 7800

Posted by Marc Oberhäuser in Marc Oberhäuser's Blog, 13 February 2018 · 92 views

This time it's no real game I've done a box for, but an e-novel for the 7800. Together Walter (gambler172) I present the “The Journey of Snail” box. 😊

New Mega Man toys at Walmart!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 11 February 2018 · 127 views
Mega Man toys, Rockman and 3 more...

No I didn't buy the whole case, but they did let me take the display box home. ;)

File Data

Posted by walker7 in The Best Assembly Computer, 05 February 2018 · 84 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...

The Adventures of Gallbladder Boy

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 04 February 2018 · 101 views
A Wonderful Hellhole

My gallbladder was removed on January 11, 2018. Below are some of the things that I remember. I'll update it if anything else comes back to me or my sister reminds me of something.
After checking in and paying a lady, It didn't take too long in the waiting room before my name was called and I was taken to a small room with a curtain on the front. A...

eBay splurge

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 03 February 2018 · 161 views
Video Game Ramblings

With Pong being prominently mentioned in a couple of forum threads recently, I just had to pick up a Pong console off eBay...
I wanted one of the Sears Tele-Games models, because those were the first ones sold (I have no idea of this one's actual manufacturing date however).
This o...

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 03 February 2018 · 91 views

I've made some great progress recently, and I reckon it's time for a new demo.
I've started working on the game configuration options, which at the moment means game length selection and multiplayer support.  Here's the simple menu I put together for this:

Here you can see the plethora of multiplayer options in the game. ...

Met the one of the writers for Atari's Original Swordquest Comics!

Posted by ThatAtomCat in ThatAtomCat's Blog, 28 January 2018 · 109 views
Atari2600 Swordquest Airworld

Just met Gerry Conway, the man who co-wrote Atari's original Swordquest series for DC and creator of the Punisher. I asked him about working on the unreleased Air World comic and he told me they never got far beyond a basic plot sadly and couldn't recall how the story would have ended. He did tell me about the process of writing a comic based on games tho...

Buy Me A Coffee!

Posted by vidak in vidak's Blog, 23 January 2018 · 115 views

Hey. I do a lot of stuff. I do this:  
- Upload my thesis versions and write essays on my blog: bootlickers.party  
- Vlog on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/JollyCommunist  
- Run the Hip Hegelian Memes Facebook meme page: www.facebook.com/goodoldhiphegel  
- Develop Homebrew Communist Atari 2600 Games: http://atariage.com/.../topic/26975...

Springfield - NES

Posted by LS_Dracon in Draconland, 21 January 2018 · 133 views

Last year I did my first demo for the NES, which was some sprites from The Simpsons cartoon.
What you don't know I was slowly making tons of Simpsons sprites, just for fun.
I decided to revamp my previous demo to show not 4 but 18 characters, with a proper background.
Actually I have here 22 characters done, but this is more I can fit in a NES PPU RAM (Sp...

N64 versus PS1

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 19 January 2018 · 97 views

This past Christmas I bought an N64 for my son (and me) to enjoy my collection of games.  (Although the problem turned out to be dirty cartridges rather than a dead N64.)  He's been having a blast playing Super Mario 64 and the Mario Party games.
This nostalgia rekindled my interest in what is under the hood of both it and the original Pl...

Atari 8-bit Game Scene

Posted by Bryan in Bryan's Random Stuff, 17 January 2018 · 185 views

I've been watching videos of upcoming game releases on various platforms and I've noticed that sometimes developers get in a rut and we see far too many of the same types of games and not a lot of innovation. I guess what bothers me most is hearing of some new game coming out and then finding out it fits the following template:
1. Amazing full-colo...

XEGS UAV Installation

Posted by hawk in Hawk's Blog, 14 January 2018 · 118 views
Atari, XEGS, UAV, video, mod

I recently purchased a couple of UAV kits from Bryan, so I thought I'd document my installations.
Initially I found it difficult to find installation information, but I soon realised that it was in all the forums, it just wasn't all in the same place.
The installation of...

HomeBrew Zaxxon 32K

Posted by homeboy in homeboy's Blog, 07 January 2018 · 189 views

Has anyone experienced Gliches in the Zaxxon HomeBrew ? At least once every session my screen freezes or goes haywire. I also find it impossible to defeat the robot ... even with a dozen direct hits  .... any feedback ?

Order is Important -or- Working with two alphachar files

Posted by frankodragon in Frankodragon's Blog Stuffs, 05 January 2018 · 116 views

There were times in which I tried and wondered when I have two sets of 'alphachars' when one didn't work properly.  For example, let's say you were creating an adventure game.  You wanted to use a secondary 'alphachars' file for text only in case you run into a villager.   The 'alphachars' for the field display correctly, however the o...

Install - UAV & AC in the 5200

Posted by Bryan in The UAV Blog, 02 January 2018 · 245 views
uav, ac, 5200

Recommended board: Plug-In (if 4050 soldered in)
The 5200 may either have soldered or socketed 4050. This will affect the procedure somewhat so we'll start with instructions for a soldered in 4050:
Position the main PCB with the cartridge slot toward the back.
Soldered-in 4050:
1. Solder the 16-pin socket on top of the 4050....

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