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Odd CD

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 22 September 2016 · 40 views

So I've been using a DVD like a zip drive, erasing a particular project I am working on and then putting the updated file onto it. I noticed this makes odd visible gaps in the CD where the certain info has stopped and before the other info is stored. I am wondering whether to ditch the CD idea and just get a zip drive. It would probably be a lot easier. I...

Friends for a reason, a season, and a lifetime.. with Facebook.

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's Dissertations, 21 September 2016 · 44 views

So as a friend of mine said tonight, people are brought into our life for a reason , a season , and a lifetime .
 
Facebook brings all our friends together in one place, giving new definition of the above statement.
 
A Reason : Ok, I remember the REASON why we stopped talking....
 
A Season : Conversation goes something like this....
You:...

Russian Subway Dogs gameplay demo!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 21 September 2016 · 37 views
Russian Subway Dogs, Kickstarter and 4 more...

Mad respect to Spooky Squid Games for letting me try out this demo.
 

 
12 hours left so if you like what you see back the Kickstarter!
 
http://tinyurl.com/RussianSubwayDogs

Using your classic VGA based gear on contemporary flat-screen TV's

Posted by --- Ω --- in TI-99/4A Stuff, 21 September 2016 · 95 views
VGA, HDMI, Classic Computing and 3 more...

Using your classic VGA based gear on contemporary flat-screen TV's You want to use your F18A enhanced computer, vintage game machine or other VGA equipped classic computer on your fancy new big screen television set?  Think again, most new TV’s no longer support VGA or S-Video inputs.   Don’t you just love planned obsolescence and cost saving methods?  What’s a hobbyist to do?...

Better Blues - MIDI Computer Blues V3

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 20 September 2016 · 49 views
computer Blues, arduino

After listening to MIDI Computer Blues V2, I decided to try to simulate some wind chimes but before that was going to happen I had to be able to transmit data at a faster rate. If the tempo of MIDI Computer Blues V2 could be improved there was a chance of making the wind chimes sound real.
 
The Arduino Uno interface loop() was shortened to two lines...

heavy sixer with sixer light guts

Posted by player1"NOT"ready in player1"NOT"ready's Blog, 19 September 2016 · 62 views

Hello, just got a lot of ataris one was suppose to be a heavy. the shell is but the boards are for a sixer light.
 
Not sure if I should be upset or not. I knew this day would come when I run into a problem like this.
 
I'm most likely just going to hang on to this case and use the guts for parts for other consoles.
 
I would assume that co...

Returned to programming

Posted by Dmitry in Dmitry's Blog, 19 September 2016 · 52 views

Folks, I have wanted an "ultimate" Atari for a while now, and for me that is : VBXE, 65c816 and hdd solution.  And it will have a flat screen monitor.  And it will be connected to the internet.  These solutions have extended memory and SDX on them - that's implied.  But some things that might be in another's ultimate atari, are not in...

14 - DOOM

Posted by Shinto in The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast, 18 September 2016 · 93 views

Download or listen to the podcast episode at http://atarijaguarga...syn.com/14-doom
 
Take on the evil denizens of the underworld in this notable port of the seminal first-person shooter! In this episode, I continue the history of id Software through the release of DOOM (and a little beyond), go over the development of the Jaguar version,...

ANG's Greatest Hits compilation

Posted by Fred_M in Atarimuseum.nl / Rewindgames, 18 September 2016 · 44 views

Rewindgames will release ANG Software's Greatest Hits on October 24th 2016. Worldwide premiere at the Abbuc JHV Meeting on October 22nd in Herten Germany. This premium collectors edition features the 6 best Dutch puzzle games for the Atari 8-bit: Johnny the Ghost, Mines!, Simple Minds, Shit!, Thinx and Whoops 2 on one disk! For sale at Rewindgames.com fro...

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 17 September 2016 · 66 views

Did some more line work on the sheets.  There's now a center line, and I have the hogline on the other end.
 

 
You can also see the hacks on the left.
 
Due to sprite limitations, I don't think I'll be able to put the rings on the shooting end.  That's OK, since they have no function on that side, in effect I have a one-sided c...

Heaven and Hell -OR- I'm Programming Sega

Posted by Papa in Excali-blog, 16 September 2016 · 75 views
Sega, Genesis, Heaven, Hell

Heaven and Hell -OR- I'm Programming Sega The souls entry into this world is complicated.  Mystery schools of the past (like in Alexandria) helped to explain this with diagram and art.  Based on the zodiac (as most religions are) their teachings depict a souls entering the physical reality through the spheres (planets).  This diagram is aided by another that divides the great year,...

Is DVD still popular?

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 15 September 2016 · 69 views

I bought a Sony Vaio in 2009 with Blu-Ray drive.
 
Seven years later, DVDs are still popular.
 
I thought Blu-Ray drives prices are dropped but there're still have DVD players today.

And another old building gone in my town..

Posted by simbalion in Musings of the White Lion, 13 September 2016 · 69 views

I'm not sure now old it was, but another old structure on Front Street in my town is gone. All to further an old man's ego trip of a city park. An observation deck is to be built there so you can get a really good look at a constantly filthy stretch of river and the smoke coming off the power plant. I'm not kidding, that's what you see from that spot. htt...

programming iOS using SpriteKit chapter 3

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 12 September 2016 · 74 views
iOS, SpriteKit

The game part of my iOS app is 90% done.  (Which all programmers know means there's still 90% left to do.)  But the big challenges have been conquered - the touch & tilt controls and physics works.  There's still some to-dos to load a level, do a reset, handle pause etc.  but they will wait until I get the level builder working....

Madden Curse claims another victim

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 10 September 2016 · 100 views

The Great Gronkowski will be out at least one game. No Brady, no Gronk. Cardinals should have no excuse to lose this one.

Archipelagos Remake - Energy bars and trees

Posted by Tickled_Pink in TP's Blog, 02 September 2016 · 131 views

Anyone who's played the original will know how eerie the game looks. The Arboreal Trees are the main feature of the game. They are the items that spread infection across the land. They look great on the ST and Amiga. They grow then sink into the ground, before growing again at an adjacent square.
 
Having played around with some Gear VR games I had n...

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 1, Part I (E1-E10)

Posted by bomberpunk in bomberpunk's Blog, 31 August 2016 · 147 views
Hitchcock, television, reviews and 3 more...

[#040] When I was a little kid, my family had a Saturday Night family time ritual: We'd get Little Caesar's pizza and watch Morgus the Magnificent, Tales from the Darkside, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Maybe not in that order, but whatever.
 
I recently stumbled upon AHP on Netflix, or at least just Season 1 of it, consisting of a whopping 39 episo...

Cruiz'in the internet for Bobcats- August 2016

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 30 August 2016 · 148 views

So we had a very busy time of things in May and June.  July what can I say?  I partied.  :D
 
I mean that is what you do after you talk to the producer that started Bubsy and the man who produced the Jaguar version of Bubsy, which is my favorite.
 
So this account will be just to say, how's it been?  We're still here. ...

Readying yourself for inspiration

Posted by tschak909 in Memoirs of an X register, 30 August 2016 · 132 views

 An Observation to anyone who has ever wanted to pursue a creative discipline, but didn't do so because they felt they "didn't have sufficient inspiration:"     I've been writing software for the better part of 25-30 years. I have never written games during this period of time, because I didn't think I had a game idea sufficiently in...

Dissecting Atari Display Lists

Posted by kenjennings in kenjennings' Blog, 22 August 2016 · 186 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...



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