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Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 05 March 2015 · 19 views

You probably don't remember a little demo I made called "Stickman" on the Atari 2600 where I used the "icing" of the pfhlines to create simulated notebook paper and had a little stick figure walking around. Well, I decided I should try to recreate it on the Odyssey 2. So I'm doing that right now. I created the notebook paper lines with the grid, added som...

FTP - Little Alchemist

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 05 March 2015 · 33 views

Back in the early 90s I got sucked into the Magic: the Gathering collectible card game craze.  Little Alchemist is a "free to play" mobile version of a collectible card game.  And while you can spend real money buying cards (just like I used to do with MtG), it is quite possible to have lots of fun playing without spending a dime.
In the...

The Story of Stay Frosty 2, Part 15

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 04 March 2015 · 57 views

We clarified the issues with the snowman graphics, things like how many color palettes were needed - it used to be 3, but was now 4.

cd-w reviewed the C code looking for optimization opportunities. He didn't see any, but gave some overall suggestions:

We again discussed adding ARM support to Stella as it would make testing a lot more convenient. batar...

pause :: option

Posted by sh3-rg in no code, only games now, 04 March 2015 · 65 views

Been a while. Again, I've been hyper-busy with rb+, but mostly not with the game this blog was created for... oh well :0)
Being friends with both CJ, the developer of raptor, and the insanely helpful and hyperactive guy responsible for rb+, GGN, kind of means I'm in a uniquely perfect position when tinkering with the Jaguar's first fully functional...

Mysterious light spot on Ceres

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 02 March 2015 · 65 views

I agree with scientists. The bright spot would be either a volcano or a lava lake.
My craziest theory would be an abandonned alien space station not turning the light off.

Shockingly Mega Man did not win this battle

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 01 March 2015 · 50 views
Kirby, Meta Knight, Mega Man and 2 more...

Can you guess who did?

More Lights for Spinax - Part 002

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 28 February 2015 · 71 views

More Lights for Spinax - Part 002 What percentage of your electronics spare parts have been salvaged with the hopes of using them someday. I began to see that putting the rest of the lights on Spinax was going to be an opportunity to rummage for items to use.

I wish I could remember how many years ago I walked into a casino and was given a gadget. Pull the tab and a number would be back...

If only...

Posted by The Usotsuki in The Usotsuki Crunch, 28 February 2015 · 97 views

I've never been much of a game programmer by myself, and oftentimes I need a hand writing stuff.
Lately, I've found out about a couple so-called "sprite cards" that add a TMS9918 video display processor to the stock Apple ][, and this got me thinking, would people be interested in this stuff, if there were software for it? So I figured I'd try to...

Change of direction

Posted by Tickled_Pink in Syntax Terror Games, 26 February 2015 · 95 views

The old AA blog has been retired. It was too personal, which isn't something you really need to be putting up in public. There are other ways of going about things.
Something I'm pretty poor at doing is using social media platforms, of which blogs are now a part, to promote the game development business and the projects being worked on. Hell, I don...

Random Updates

Posted by Mord in Mord's Blog, 26 February 2015 · 79 views
7800, 7800Basic, Vocaloid, SoNiKa and 1 more...

Admittedly, I tend to post random updates on my Livejournal account far more often than on here. Which is questionable in preferences given probably more people browse this blog, even accidentally!
Anyway, it seems I've been swallowed up by 7800Basic. Started looking through it's sample programs and reading over RandomTerrain's online guide for i...

Broken First-Edition Zelda 3DS

Posted by bomberpunk in bomberpunk's Blog, 25 February 2015 · 62 views

[#029] my original-release black & gold Zelda 3DS is broken. and i had just bought a 32GB SD card to do a transfer over to my all-gold Zelda 3DS XL, but since the system doesn't power up and is in two pieces, that's not gonna happen.
i emailed Nintendo because i had bought probably about a dozen software titles that feel that i sh...

Staycation 2015

Posted by wongojack in wongojack's Blog, 20 February 2015 · 122 views

So it seems that I've been taking an annual "staycation" to play video games since 2009.  Holy Fnck, that means I've been doing this for SEVEN years!  This tradition started in Jan of 2009 when my wife and I had been basically ripped off by a contractor we paid to remodel our home.  He stole about 17k from us and we ended up with no kitchen...

Shoot'em up game I'm making

Posted by Kiwi in Kiwi's Blog, 20 February 2015 · 133 views

I added background scrolling to this game.  It does lag the game a bit.  I divided the task up for the enemy object to occur every 3 frames, so 2 enemy movement would be process per frame.  Every frame or so, it'll lag a frame since the tiles are redrawn every 8 pixel have been scrolled.  So every 48 frames, it'll have that on...

Famitsū mascot, Necky (ネッキー Nekkī?) the Fox

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 19 February 2015 · 90 views
Necky the Fox

Famitsū mascot, Necky (ネッキー Nekkī?) the Fox Well, let's face it, Bubsy Bobcat is based off a fairly generic designed of a animorphic cat that walks on two legs, wears a shirt with no pants, and all that.  So naturally there will be similarities with other cartoon characters right?
Soooo.... with that out of the way, I FOUND BUBSY REBORN!!  :D
Yeh, I was doing a search for "J...

Few thoughts on employment, mostly in a Perl context

Posted by scrottie in scrottie's Blog, 16 February 2015 · 91 views

I'm hearing a lot of employers complaining that they can't find good Perl talent.

But I'm not hearing much complaining from Perl programmers about not being able to find jobs.  For the most part, they're a long suffering, quiet, peaceful, sober group.  I guess in that regard I'm an oddball.

What I am seeing is Perl programmers taking jobs doin...

FONTEDIT.APP A closer look at disk #037

Posted by Pack007 in Diamond in the Rough, 12 February 2015 · 107 views

I haven’t found the program I’ve been searching for but I did find a disk with my favorite Atari font editor and the Diamond Font Editor.   This was a mystery.  I never found Diamond’s font editor to be very useful but there it was among the *.FNT, *.DFT and FONT.BAS.
A *.FNT file is likely to be files containing the dat...

A Spooky Sight.

Posted by simbalion in Musings of the White Lion, 11 February 2015 · 92 views
abandoned, Mall, Rolling, Acres

I saw an spooky sight today in one of the local papers and looked it up after getting home from work tonight. This was a much talked about mall in its day, now it is just an abandoned shell:
I never got to go there, but I find myself fee...

1.21 Gigawatts of Gaming Ep. 5: Japanese Punch-Out Games

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 02 February 2015 · 148 views

Today's episode brings us some rare Japanese Punch Out games. I call these rare because let's start off with Punch Out for example: It was made before Mike Tyson's Punch Out and was given away as a prize for a Golf Game thus it is called the Gold Edition. Notice how the last boss is Super Macho Man and the passwords are totally different. All the tricks s...

Misc Updates....

Posted by Lost Dragon in Lost Dragon's Blog, 01 February 2015 · 199 views

Ok, after sh3-rg kindly advised me a Blog was the best place for updates from myself to go, i've created one :-).
This will be where i post misc updates on who i've 'secured' or at least contacted for all future interviews, status of said interviews etc and i'll also post up any Atari related, Lost game info as/when it comes to light.
Lets s...

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