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Old improvements for older cartridges - (Video Chess)

Posted by --- Ω --- in TI-99/4A Stuff, 27 August 2015 · 15 views
TI-99/4A, Chess, Games and 1 more...

Old improvements for older cartridges - (Video Chess) Not being much of a "modern gamer", I still enjoy playing some older games on my "Classic TI".  One cartridge in particular has some 'issues', that cartridge of course is TI's Video Chess.  "AS-IS" that game can be tedious to play as well as being limiting because:
1) One could only save to cassette!
2) One had to tediously type in each i...

Mega Man 3 (And Why All Others Are Inferior)

Posted by bomberpunk in bomberpunk's Blog, 26 August 2015 · 56 views

[#034] Mega Man 3 is the greatest Mega Man game ever created and I'm going to prove it here and now. Many of you favor Mega Man 2, and okay yeah it's a fantastic game with killer music, but  MM3 is that and then some.
For starters, it introduces two very important characters in the MM Universe. Mega's canine companion, Rush, was perfect in MM3...

Third 6TB drive installed in the Drobo

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 25 August 2015 · 52 views

At the start of the year I moved a bunch of MKV files off the Drobo onto the 3TB drive hooked up to my Mac Pro.  
Since then that 3TB drive has filled up, so I debated setting up a Drobo for my Mac Pro.  I decided not to as the Thunderbolt Drobo's were last updated back in 2012. I'm holding off in hopes of a faster Drobo - the current Dr...

Playing a round in Very Random Mode

Posted by Cafeman in Cafeman's Blog, 25 August 2015 · 73 views
Adventure II

Playing a round in Very Random Mode I'm playing my own game and making notes of what needs completed / fixed. I'll play through a medium sized maze , easy difficulty , using the new Very Random (VR) mode.  Press R key at title screen to toggle it on/off before pressing start. "VR!" will appear on the screen when active. 
Well Looky There! I found one of the secret bat eggs...

Remembering middle school

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 25 August 2015 · 39 views

down in the depths of my brain lie horrible thoughts about middle school. but the summer before I started it, I made a newsletter and sent it to my friends. It was called Big Belch News. You may remember me talking about reviving it a few years ago, which ran for a few years. But this summer, I stopped making them. So looking through papers, I found CHEEZ...

Pluto: Stay tuned

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 24 August 2015 · 46 views

"Why hasn’t this website included any new images from New Horizons since July? As planned, New Horizons itself is on a bit of a post-flyby break, currently sending back lower data-rate information collected by the energetic particle, solar wind and space dust instruments. It will resume sending flyby images and other data in early September.
The tea...

An amazing video game museum full of kiosks!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 21 August 2015 · 83 views
Sega, Atari, Nintendo and 7 more...

What you are about to see is the tip of the iceberg - this is ONLY part one - but if you've never seen an Intellivision or ColecoVision store kiosk before this will blow your freaking mind.

(August 2015) Mike Berlyn, creator of Infocom & Bubsy games , with Cancer

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 18 August 2015 · 386 views
Mike Berlyn

(August 2015) Mike Berlyn, creator of Infocom & Bubsy games , with Cancer Tonight I was talking to another Bubsy fan and as we were talking he said "By the way, I know it's old news, but did you hear that Bubsy's creator, Mike Berlyn is currently battling cancer? Really horrible to hear. Mike created many fine games in his day. I've been meaning to read his books, too."
Actually I did not know that.  I have searched...

Lesson 3a: Better Temperature Conversion Words

Posted by Lee Stewart in Learning fbForth 2.0, 15 August 2015 · 105 views

Lesson 3a:  Better Temperature Conversion Words We can write better temperature conversion words than we did at the end of the last lesson.  If you thought that the words using /MOD were contrived to introduce /MOD , you were mostly on target.  To obviate the necessity of using /MOD , all we need to do is to manage the dividend before division by adding half of the divisor.  As bef...

Inside Out - Spoiler-free movie review

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 14 August 2015 · 127 views
Movies, Animation

Pixar has an interesting history of making terrible trailers for what turn out to be great films. The trailers for Inside Out did nothing to pique my interest in seeing the film. But at the reception to this year's Producers' Show , I talked with some people from the studio who were genuinely excited about the movie. Now, if the people who have to spend...

Analog’s Boot Camp Table of Contents?

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 14 August 2015 · 111 views

Analog published a column dedicated to teaching assembly language programming. Boot Camp appeared as 42 articles spanning a wide range of topics with many tips, tricks and example code. If Boot Camp was compiled into a book, this might be the table of contents or at least I’m hoping that it helps the next time I’m looking for information or co...

Games of Atari - Intellivision Captures Underway... Finally!

Posted by FujiSkunk in FujiSkunk's Blog, 13 August 2015 · 102 views

At long last, I am working on the website again.  Earlier this year I commissioned another round of work from the most excellent Electronic Sentimentalities , getting an Intellivision modded for composite and an Atari 5200 modded for S-video.  I've had them back for over a month now, but, you know, other commitments.  Distractions.  S...

A/Rexx PoC: using a compound variable as both associative and indexed

Posted by OLD CS1 in OLD CS1's Blog, 12 August 2015 · 98 views

A/Rexx PoC: using a compound variable as both associative and indexed Actually, I am not really certain what to call what I am doing here.  Essentially, I need a table of values which can be referenced both by number (ordinal) and the value itself (associative.)
I reach back to the TI-99 ISR (interrupt service routine) sound lists for a practical example.  I want to create a transform which will increase or...

Episode Guide

Posted by Shinto in The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast, 10 August 2015 · 110 views

I figured there was no reason to withhold my episode plan for anyone curious about which games were coming up, beyond what I list off at the end of each episode.  I'm using a mix of part number and chronological ordering, and it's of course subject to change, but this is my plan as it stands today.
My current thought is to start injecting home...

Creating an Arcade ColecoVision Clone

Posted by Tursi in Tursi's Blog, 06 August 2015 · 128 views

This is my second time trying to post this.. the first time a browser glitch discarded my post, and I couldn't be bothered to type it up again. But now I feel like it. ;)
With Super Space Acer nearing some form of completion after almost 25 years, my thoughts have turned to its final destination, which I'd always hoped was an arcade cabinet. I came...

Atarian #2: Kangaroo

Posted by MemberAtarian in Atarian, 05 August 2015 · 107 views
Kangaroo, Atari 2600

The second episode is about a very interesting arcade game port on the console. :) Please click on the picture and turn on english subtitles :)


Posted by sh3-rg in no code, only games now, 04 August 2015 · 110 views

Decided to just post updates to the rB+ forum instead, made a thread there .


It was a warm night at the end of Spring. Syzygy Anema was playing Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary on her PS2. She was bored, having played most of the games on the collection. (She had yet to unlock Galaga '88 and Pac-Mania.) She decided to beat Rolling Thunder again. But when she got to it on the menu, the machine's screen was blank. She selected it anyw...

Almost had the steal of a century.

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 26 July 2015 · 205 views

There is a local pawn shop I sometimes visit and today I saw what looked to be a rare game and it was Robin Hood for the Colecovision. I looked online and saw it was a 7 on the rarity sale according to colecovisionzone and I asked how much were the Colecovision games since he had quite a bit of CV and 2600 games I figured he didn't know what he had. Thus...

BurgerTime Remake: The Start

Posted by splendidnut in splendidnut's Blog, 20 July 2015 · 244 views

M Network's BurgerTime for the Atari 2600 is a decent game.  It was one of the first games I played on an Atari 2600 emulator back in the late 1990's.  But it is not without it's issues.  The chef moves quite sluggishly, the graphics are bit on the bland side, and the controls could do with some improving.  The graphics were a compromi...

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