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#626 cmart604 ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:08 AM

Open, sez me:



Wow, this is just looking better and better, can't wait to get mine. :)

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:40 PM

One of the reasons homebrews can take a little while...

bd-250x3.jpg

Imagine having to program, print, assemble and ship 250 of 'em.

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:05 PM

One of the reasons homebrews can take a little while...

bd-250x3.jpg

Imagine having to program, print, assemble and ship 250 of 'em.


This pic reminds me of those commercials that used to tell you how many bowls of Product B you would have to eat to get the nutritional value of one bowl of Product A.

BTW, Nathan, what modeling software is being used to render those nice pics? if I may ask?

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:10 PM

I am calling Maya.

#630 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:20 PM

This pic reminds me of those commercials that used to tell you how many bowls of Product B you would have to eat to get the nutritional value of one bowl of Product A.


Like this one? ;)

BTW, Nathan, what modeling software is being used to render those nice pics? if I may ask?


Cinema 4D. DaveD introduced me to it (I used to use Carrara), and I like it quite a lot.

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:16 PM

This pic reminds me of those commercials that used to tell you how many bowls of Product B you would have to eat to get the nutritional value of one bowl of Product A.


Like this one? ;)


:lol: That's exactly what I was thinking of!

BTW, Nathan, what modeling software is being used to render those nice pics? if I may ask?


Cinema 4D. DaveD introduced me to it (I used to use Carrara), and I like it quite a lot.


Ah, okay, thanks. I use Carrara now (still on version 6). It's buggy but it gets the job done and the price tag isn't too shabby. I'll check out the demo for Cinema4D.

Back on topic...I'm looking forward to seeing Boulder Dash on my doorstep! Very excited! :D

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:22 PM

I'm very happy with C4D. Educational pricing helps. ;)

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:05 PM

I'm very happy with C4D. Educational pricing helps. ;)


Ah, that's more like it! :thumbsup:

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:08 PM


I'm very happy with C4D. Educational pricing helps. ;)


Ah, that's more like it! :thumbsup:


Real men pay full price, plus tax. :D

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Posted Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:48 AM

Real men pay full price, plus tax. :D

REAL men are doing it themselves! :D

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Posted Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:20 PM

I'm very happy with C4D. Educational pricing helps. ;)

CINEMA 4D Studio - Everything You Need for High-End 3D (Uh, what is the other dimension...) ;-)

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Posted Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:27 PM

(Uh, what is the other dimension...)

Time?

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Posted Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:21 PM


(Uh, what is the other dimension...)

Time?

Not according to some goober on the Morgan Freemen "Through the Wormhole" show I just watched!
All joking aside, does it do full motion 3D, if so, that makes sense.

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:32 AM




so much for my christmas 2011 present... :mad:


Dude, stop complaining. Do you want me to refund your order?

..Al


I thought he was joking. He's really serious?


I'm sure he is serious. He also complains about the Harmony cart not being powerful enough!

Next he will complain about Seaweed Assault being too random! ;)

Fernando, you have to realise this a hobby for those involved, they do it in their spare time, sometime things can be delayed!


I haven't been on in a few. I've been terra-forming my yard to make it habitable for humanoid life. Anyway, I remembered the game and had to see what's new. Any news of when it will be released? I'm not complaining. I'm just curious.

P.S. Seaweed Assault is too random.

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:48 AM

I've been terra-forming my yard to make it habitable for humanoid life.

Hmm, new game idea...
As for Boulder Dash, I too am getting anxious, for 2 reasons.
1 - I am still very much looking forward to it, and eagerly awaiting it.
2 - I totally understand delays, especially at the corporate levels, and all of the hassles involved. Just making a few myself really make me appreciate the fact that it is in the back of my mind, but never something that I HAVE to do. Work, family, house... those all take precedence. But it has been quite a while, and as long as we are updated frequently, it helps the wait.

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:06 AM





so much for my christmas 2011 present... :mad:


Dude, stop complaining. Do you want me to refund your order?

..Al


I thought he was joking. He's really serious?


I'm sure he is serious. He also complains about the Harmony cart not being powerful enough!

Next he will complain about Seaweed Assault being too random! ;)

Fernando, you have to realise this a hobby for those involved, they do it in their spare time, sometime things can be delayed!


I haven't been on in a few. I've been terra-forming my yard to make it habitable for humanoid life. Anyway, I remembered the game and had to see what's new. Any news of when it will be released? I'm not complaining. I'm just curious.

P.S. Seaweed Assault is too random.



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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:07 AM

Yep, it's too random but i like it nonetheless ;-)

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:37 AM

I'm an emulator fan. I love pc as a gaming platform, because one can play with an original atari joystick, paddles, many d-pad, keyboard, mouse, wheels etc.

But this release is superb. I'm an inch of buying a real Atari 2600, just for these incredible homebrews cartridges I'm seeing here in Atariage! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

By the way, is it possible to insert a real cart in a modern pc?

Edited by Liduario, Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:56 AM.


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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:23 PM

I'm an emulator fan. I love pc as a gaming platform, because one can play with an original atari joystick, paddles, many d-pad, keyboard, mouse, wheels etc.

But this release is superb. I'm an inch of buying a real Atari 2600, just for these incredible homebrews cartridges I'm seeing here in Atariage! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

By the way, is it possible to insert a real cart in a modern pc?


it's possible with genesis ,nes and snes, i think there's no adaptor for atari yet though

Edited by fernando marrin, Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:24 PM.


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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:35 PM


I'm an emulator fan. I love pc as a gaming platform, because one can play with an original atari joystick, paddles, many d-pad, keyboard, mouse, wheels etc.

But this release is superb. I'm an inch of buying a real Atari 2600, just for these incredible homebrews cartridges I'm seeing here in Atariage! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

By the way, is it possible to insert a real cart in a modern pc?


it's possible with genesis ,nes and snes, i think there's no adaptor for atari yet though

Actually I think there is an adapter you can make that will work with the "Retrode" so it can read 2600 carts for use on emulators. I don't know much about it since it was so expensive, I didn't look further.
http://www.retrode.o...ug-in-adapters/

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:49 PM

Get a real console. Either mod it yourself, or have it done. Personally, I would get a six switcher unit, woody as it's iconic and very recognizable, but any model you prefer makes sense.

Then, get controllers and some carts, ideally a Harmony cart, so you can put games on SD card. Plugging carts in and out is fun too, so get some you like, just because.

Show it off! I've taken mine to the office for Medieval Mayhem tourneys, and we've had a blast. All I really had to do was set it up, turn it on, and leave the paddles on the conference room table. Didn't take long, LOL!!

Right now, I'm in a lull because the kids are older and outta the house, but I would get the whole works out around Xmas time for some gaming fun. They would have 100 or so carts laying around, most of the manuals rubber banded together for reference, and the various controllers. Good for hours. They would settle on the more recognizable and accessable carts, though some were surprising to me. "Stampede" was popular, "KABOOM!" was too, of course "Space Invaders", etc...

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Posted Tue May 1, 2012 4:25 AM

Wow, Got mine in the mail today, what a fantastic piece of work. I am so....full of Sh*t. I can't wait....please ship soon. :_( :_( :_(

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Posted Tue May 1, 2012 10:35 AM

patience is a virtue.

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Posted Tue May 1, 2012 7:39 PM

We won't have to wait much longer because they will arrive this month! It was promised in post #600!

#650 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 12:57 AM

We are just awaiting approval of FSS. Can be just a matter of days.





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