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I never finish anything...

Posted by mojofltr in Beware of Kiwi, 24 July 2017 · 35 views

I never finish anything... So it is starting to seem more and more unlikely (with the exception of a limited release of Bombs Away / Drop Zone IV) and Tremors (Scott's  hack of Mine Dig) that any of my games will see a cartridge release.  If you are interested, feel free to get someone to do a one-off.
 
I will try again to see if Captainbreakout has found any motiv...

Mean Bean Machine, Part Three

Posted by Cafeman in Caféman's Blog, 24 July 2017 · 447 views
Sega Genesis, Robotnik

July 24 2017 post - 
 

 
Well, I couldn't put the game down and my scores and strategies have increased. At one time I couldn't score higher than 50k, now I'm regularly hitting over 100k. I'm still not able to get the big-scoring chains. I try to set them up but they get blocked. Usually a chain reaction of four is good enough to finish o...

Intellivoice

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 24 July 2017 · 45 views

So I found my Intellivoice unit after searching the garage clear through (it wasn't in there, it was in the pantry. D'oh.) I tried to get it working. I did. I got Bomb Squad to talk to me. All this because a few days ago I was thinking to myself "why don't you make the Secret Government Waffle Project use the Intellivoice, because not that many games do."...

VALERIAN - Review

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's Dissertations, 23 July 2017 · 73 views

 
And Valerian was just that good.
 
Heroes were likeable, the situation plausible, the action was good but not too much. 
 
Those oppressed you like, and the oppressors the reasons are likely.
 
I can go into more detail later since the movie was just released last Friday, but for Sci-Fi buffs I found the movie enjoyable. ...

Cloud Amiibo(s) Unboxing!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 23 July 2017 · 63 views
Cloud, Amiibo, video games and 3 more...

Two different versions of one Final Fantasy VII character!
 


I Thought I Was Having a Mild Heart Attack on Monday

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 23 July 2017 · 91 views

Around noon on Monday (July 17, 2017) I thought I was having a mild heart attack. I had been having slight pressure in the middle of my chest for days and it would usually go away if I rubbed the area, so I thought it was just a strained muscle. This time the pressure wasn't going away, my whole right arm was tingling all the way up into my fingers, I was...

3D printed solar filter for telescope/camera

Posted by Vorticon in Vorticon's Blog, 20 July 2017 · 123 views

So with the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21st 2017, I decided to get my hands on a solar filter for my 8" Dobsonian telescope so I can grab some video and pictures of that rather infrequent event. Since I had bought my telescope from Orion, I checked for a compatible solar filter on their site and found out that it was priced at $145! There was...

new samples, a new tune,

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 16 July 2017 · 276 views

and a bug fix too!
new samples from iesposta for Blast Off and Battlestations
new start of game tune from iesposta
fixed a bug where you could destroy a station by hitting a closed station core.
revised the SECTOR # display logic

The bug with destroying the station was caused because the hit energy core test was always being run. As such, if you hit...

S.A.M. RAAKS YUW

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 13 July 2017 · 163 views
MIDI, Arduino, SAM

S.A.M. RAAKS YUW I've added a third computer to the MIDI chain.  Computer #1 plays drums, and Computer #2 runs S.A.M. and Computer  #3 plays the lead,  .  Each computer had a specific BASIC program written to read data from the joystick ports. For this example, Queen's -" We Will Rock You" was arranged for the three computers. You can listen to the MP3...

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 11 July 2017 · 125 views

Made little more progress, as evidenced by this screen shot:
 

 
I now have end transitions fully implemented, apart from actually checking for the end of the game.  On the scoreboard you can see a few new things.
 
First, there are a couple of team indicators on the left side.  The colors are subject to change, and may even end...

An Idea: Slower, Harder, More Challenging Pac-Man

Posted by FujiSkunk in FujiSkunk's Blog, 10 July 2017 · 95 views
game idea, pac-man, mod

An idea for a Pac-Man upgrade literally came to me in a dream a couple of nights ago.  I actually remember most of the dream, but I'll spare everyone the details, except to say it began at a game convention where I realized I hadn't yet set up the systems I'd brought, and ended with me on a running track trying to escape the men in black.  My d...

Neo Geo Blog

Posted by PhilipTheWhovian in PhilipTheWhovian's Blog, 10 July 2017 · 96 views

Hello everyone, brief update.
Here is the Neo Geo blog.
https://neogeopod.blogspot.co.uk/

AtasciiView

Posted by atasciiview in atasciiview, 09 July 2017 · 100 views

ATASCII file viewing
 
ATASCIIView is a program that allows viewing and printing atari 8-bit formatted text files.
 
ATASCIIView supports the true-type fonts created by Mark L Simonson
 
There are three versions:
Standard Windows  - runs on Windows XP and later
Macintosh  - runs on Mac OS X
Windows .Net  - run...

The Revolution Will Be Intellivised

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 07 July 2017 · 131 views

If you have read my recent post in the gaming publication forum, me and my sisters are working on various game books. One of them is related to Intellivision games and decided to make it a series. You can download the link with the covers to all books in progress or planned but I want to show ya'll personally the INTV cover we made for said book.
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Playing Kangaroo On The 2600

Posted by DadGamer280 in Young Guy Experiencing Atari, 06 July 2017 · 154 views

Playing Kangaroo On The 2600 This has quickly become my favorite game on Atari.  It is so entertaining and challenging. I am curious as to how many others like this game and if you like the port from arcade to console?  
 


Cruiz'in ArcaneKids - July 2017 - Epilogue to the Bubsy 3D Museum Game.

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 04 July 2017 · 148 views

Cruiz'in ArcaneKids - July 2017 - Epilogue to the Bubsy 3D Museum Game. So not long ago I was looking at my collection of Bubsy games and said "Man I wish I could download the Bubsy game for my collection of the museum game .   I could preserve it, make a special box for it, ect."
 
Well my weird twisted dreams came true.  As of a few days go you can download  PC or Mac version AND it has a epilogue t...


Sega Forever suffers from poor emulation

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 27 June 2017 · 171 views

https://arstechnica....mance-problems/
 
For some reason I've never gotten into Sega's consoles.  Sure I've played Sonic, but that's about it.  However, when I heard about Sega Forever, I thought I might give it a try - watch a few ads, play a few games.  But now I probably won't bother....

Cartoon Time - Don't Laugh, It Might Happen to You

Posted by frankodragon in Frankodragon's Blog Stuffs, 25 June 2017 · 168 views

http://www.atariage...._784_168787.jpg
True Story.  I was opening donor carts for copies of my 7800 homebrews when I got my thumb pricked by one of those springs inside an Atari cartridge.  Let's just say it didn't feel too good.   Just like when hot solder drips down onto your ankle....

My Quest for the Activision Patches!

Posted by Bobbety_F in Bobbety_F's Blog, 20 June 2017 · 224 views
Activision patch, Ice Hockey

My Quest for the Activision Patches! In addition to videos of my Gaming Odyssey, I am also recording my quest for the Activision patches (in virtual form, although I may try to track some of them down on eBay at some point).
 
I had never heard of these until I happened upon Spider Fighter - which I think might just be the best single screen shooter ever made! – and, through emul...



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