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What's an antenna?

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 16 January 2018 · 17 views

People seems to forget antennas since hdtv is introduced

Kevin Can't Wait

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 15 January 2018 · 47 views

So I was having a problem with programming yesterday. I had to stop right in the middle of trying something. I had an idea for a solution, but no time because I had to go get my hair cut. After that, I went to the Game Crazy on Lancaster Dr. They had Mega Man V for NES, but it was $80. And Mega Man for Game Gear but it was $90. I saved $10 on eBay. I have...

Data Structures

Posted by walker7 in The Best Assembly Computer, 14 January 2018 · 40 views

Creating data structures is an important part of programming.  By pressing a certain key combo (such as CTRL+D), you could enter a screen that will let you make data structures for your program.  Take a look at this screen.
This is where you enter data struct...

Tasting and Trying the Super Mario Cereal!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 14 January 2018 · 33 views
Amiibo, Mario, Super Mario Cereal and 1 more...

Kinda tastes like Alpha Bits!

XEGS UAV Installation

Posted by hawk in Hawk's Blog, 14 January 2018 · 35 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...

My first offical post!

Posted by ThatAtomCat in ThatAtomCat's Blog, 14 January 2018 · 48 views

So glad to be here! I've been a fan of the 2600 since I was very young. I hope to make many friends here and learn more about Atari's history and the history of early gaming. Now does anyone here want to buy a few 2600 games? I have a few that I'm looking to sell off on Ebay so I can get my GF a Valentine's Day gift. Each one comes in it's original box an...

HomeBrew Zaxxon 32K

Posted by homeboy in homeboy's Blog, 07 January 2018 · 103 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 ?

Escalator Action

Posted by LS_Dracon in Draconland, 07 January 2018 · 105 views

I never cared to play Elevator Action (proto) on 2600.
Too much unfinished (and ugly) to be minimally fun.
For years I had an idea how to implement this game on 2600, but I never had intention to port it by myself.
I actually did the concept proof kernel for another project and it worked, so finally now I decide to give a shoot at Elevator Action.

DH100 - Interface program / A8 - Frequency tables

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 06 January 2018 · 59 views
DH100, DH-100, MIDI, digital horn

I finished work on the last blog entry, unplugged the keyboard and plugged the digital horn.  I was a little surprised to see how much data the breath pressure sensor(after touch) was being streamed to the Atari 8.  Far more then it could keep up with.
The Arduino needed to be reprogramed to reduce the number of bytes being send to the At...

Order is Important -or- Working with two alphachar files

Posted by frankodragon in Frankodragon's Blog Stuffs, 05 January 2018 · 52 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...

Happy New Year

Posted by vidak in vidak's Blog, 04 January 2018 · 59 views

Well, happy new year. 
2017 was a real bastard of a year, but I'm ready to get stuck into 2018. 
Time to get back into coding the Guerrilla Game!

Install - UAV & AC in the 5200

Posted by Bryan in The UAV Blog, 02 January 2018 · 98 views
uav, ac, 5200

Recommended board: Plug-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. It is only necessary t...

Resolutions for 2018?

Posted by OLD CS1 in OLD CS1's Blog, 02 January 2018 · 76 views

Resolutions for 2018? How about 800x600?  HAHAHAHAHA
No, but seriously.  I will refrain from elaborating on my principle and philosophic aversion to New Year Resolutions (which nearly got me into trouble in third grade,) instead I want to make a short plan for 2018.
First part of my plan is to finally buckle down on my conversion of Arkanoid for the TI...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- Addressing the Backlash

Posted by Rhindle the Dragon in Memoirs of a Novelty Account, 31 December 2017 · 135 views
Star Wars, The Last Jedi, Movies and 1 more...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- Addressing the Backlash MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT
I wanted to use this entry to state my opinion on The Last Jedi and the recent backlash. I want it to be known that:
1. I am a huge Star Wars fan
2. I, too, dislike what Disney is doing to Star Wars
3. But I LIKED The Force Awakens
4. And I LIKE the prequels
5. And I LIKED this movie.

Reverse Engineering the 6502 (52-minute video presentation)

Posted by JeremiahK in My Inner Geek, 30 December 2017 · 71 views
6502, reverse engineering

I stumbled across this video presentation about reverse engineering the MOS 6502, and of course I had to watch it.  Quite an interesting watch!

I always wondered about the LAX/SAX instructions, and why there aren't similar illegal opcodes for other register combinations.  Turns out that...

How to Zoom in on Terraria (PS4)

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 28 December 2017 · 145 views

I got PS4 gift card money for Christmas, so I bought a few Pinball games for Pinball Arcade and Terraria was only $2.99, so I grabbed that too.
I had Terraria for the Xbox 360 and had no problems with it (except not liking all of the demon stuff), but this PS4 version is zoomed so far out that you can barely see the character you're supposed...

@#$# You, Reef Store Dream! @#$# You!

Posted by FujiSkunk in FujiSkunk's Blog, 27 December 2017 · 79 views

Those Reef Store dreams are just getting spiteful now.  And hilarious.
Last night I had that familiar dream, where I'm in a thrift store and suddenly I spy something familiar: Atari 8-bit graphics on a TV!  In the dream I recognized the game as Choplifter , but looking back now I think it was actually Super Cobra .  Anyway, I wander...

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 26 December 2017 · 103 views

At long last, we have sweeping!
Sweeping presented a few challenges.  The first was trying to figure out some way to visually represent that sweeping was taking place.  I have a serious shortage on objects to use at this point, so I had to get a little creative.
In this screenshot, you can see the new sweeping gauge in the bottom-l...

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